Education: Soapbox Scholars

Columbia University's unorthodox New College, an undergraduate teacher-training school, believes that teachers-to-be should taste life's dishes. It sends its students out to run farm and community activities among Carolina hillbillies, to study industry in factories, to travel in Europe. Last week New College's head, sharp-faced Dr. Thomas Alexander, went a step farther. Although most U. S. school officials expect their teachers to stay out of politics and economic conflicts. Dr. Alexander announced his college would award scholarships next term to the two students who had been most active politically and socially....

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