Arts: Scholar Presidents

"Constant Reader" is the busiest writer to newspapers among U. S. citizens. Other citizens—such as "Vox Populi" and "A Friend"— correspond freely with their editors. Last week another name, not wholly unfamiliar to readers of newspaper letter columns, appeared in the New York Times. This correspondent "ventured a modest demurrer" to a Times editorial belaboring the U. S. tendency to select its college presidents for various educational virtues—but not for scholarship. This correspondent gently pointed to President A. Lawrence Lowell of Harvard; to one-time (1899-1921) President Arthur Twining Hadley of...

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