Education: To Save Harvard

"Resignations are threatened. Rumor and suspicion, bickering and ill-will are rampant throughout the entire faculty." Harvard's President James Bryant Conant read this disquieting outburst last week in the Harvard Progressive, leftist student monthly. The Progressive exaggerated, but Dr. Conant well knew that the Harvard family was in a quarrelsome mood.

In the last few years, loud have been the critics—both faculty and student—about the way Dr. Conant handles men. One after another, popular young teachers have been fired, from Economics Instructors John Raymond Walsh and Alan R. Sweezy two years ago to Art...

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