Education: Exeunt

The year 1937 saw the retirement of many a leader in U. S. education.* Last week, at the year's end, came two of its most remarkable exits.

Russian-born Morris Raphael Cohen, a tailor's son who roomed with famed Law Professor Felix Frankfurter at Harvard and had as teachers William James and Josiah Royce, has taught mathematics and philosophy at the College of the City of New York for 35 years. A modern Socrates with an acid tongue, he has turned out students who thought him harsh but loved him. Political Scientist Harold J. Laski called him...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!