Education: Gloveman's Gift

Off & on for 30 years Harvard has been looking for a millionaire to endow a Graduate School of Public Administration. The late great President Charles William Eliot first had the idea for such a school but alumni were apathetic. His project was finally converted into the gaudy, bustling School of Business, endowed with a whacking $6,000,000 by the late George Fisher Baker. So widespread was the apathy toward public service that when the New Deal created the first great demand for topnotch civil servants, no major university had a graduate school...

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