End of an Experiment
Long has Alexander Meiklejohn fought ritualized education; championed intellectual freedom. When forced to resign the presidency of Amherst in 1923, loud were student protests; thirteen refused degrees.
Summoned to the University of Wisconsin four years ago, he started his famed Experimental College a year later. Students did not attend classes, take formal examinations, suffer dogmatic education. At weekly Socratic seminars they studied life whole (TIME, June 18, 1928).
Last week Wisconsin's dynamic President Glenn Frank announced that the experimental college would be abandoned in June. Reason: internal friction. Gratifying to Dr....