Education: Dr. Little's Doing

He failed in his first examination for the doctorate of science. He knew he could pass it, but he had attended a celebration the night before. And, having ideas of his own, he refused to "beat the system." Later he took the degree, be came Research Associate of the Cancer Commission, Assistant Dean of Harvard, Assistant Director of the Carnegie Institute's Station for Experimental Evolution at Washington, Captain in aviation, Presi dent of the University of Maine. At 37, a university president for the second time, he shocked Michigan conservatives by publicly...

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