Education: Engineer at Illinois

Corn is not the only thing that grows fast and big on the sunbaked, rain-drenched prairies of Illinois. A single tree was all that broke the flat monotony of a stretch of prairie between Urbana and West Urbana (now Champaign) in 1867 when citizens planted a State university there. In 67 years their seed has blossomed into the nation's seventh largest university. The 1,500-acre waste of prairie is green and landscaped, thick with great buildings. The new president whom trustees picked last week will administer a faculty & student body numbering 15,000 and...