Education: Land School

Recurrently many a scholar looks back wistfully at the early days of Johns Hopkins University. It was housed in some plain Baltimore buildings which people thought resembled a piano factory. But its President Daniel Coit Gilman sloganed: "Men, not bricks and mortar." In the early 1880's Abraham Flexner was a student there, while Dr. Richard Theodore Ely was busy founding its chair of economic science. Largely out of Dr. Flexner's enthusiasm for the Johns Hopkins method came the Institute for Advanced Study he is building in Princeton (TIME, March 27et ante). Out of...

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