Education: Harvard & the Law

An earnest but fastidious champion of academic freedom is James Bryant Conant. As president of Harvard he may turn down a Nazi's scholarship (TIME, Oct. 15, 1934) or protest a law requiring teachers to swear allegiance to Federal and State Constitutions (TIME, April 15). He may not involve the University in politics. Last week, therefore, Dr. Conant hurried home from a southern trip to quiet an equally earnest but less fastidious professor.

Bumptious Geologist Kirtley Fletcher Mather had been speaking on "The Twilight of Democracy" at the opening of an adult education centre. Among...

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