"The ideal college," said President James Abram Garfield, "is one with Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other."
In 1881 President Garfield was shot while on his way to Williamstown, Mass. for a Williams College reunion. Last week shady little Williamstown was jammed with some 700 Williams men, including his son, Williams' President-Emeritus
Harry Augustus Garfield, Massachusetts' onetime Governor Joseph Buell Ely and New York Times' s Editor Rollo Ogden.
Their reunion was marked by no tragedy.
Nevertheless, like President Garfield they honored Mark Hopkins, who...