Education: All Souls for Harvard

Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell of Harvard has spoken of "separating future creative scholars into a distinct body. . . . Such an atmosphere should carry intellectual contagion beyond anything now in this country.'' Dr. Lowell has also referred often to "the stranglehold of the Ph. D." on education. To loosen it at Harvard he announced last week a "Society of Fellows —24 young men who will spend three years in comfortable study, free of any academic regulation and lured by no prospect of credits or degrees. Graduates of any college, aged 25...

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