Education: Chicago's Adjustment

Year ago young President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago startled U. S. educators by announcing a drastic revision of Chicago's system. Freshmen would enter a college where attendance at lectures was optional, study requirements up to the student, one comprehensive examination given him—usually after two years, although it could be taken earlier or later. From the college a student would pass into one of four university divisions to specialize for his degree (TIME, Dec. 1, 1930). When the system was put into operation last autumn many faculty members...

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