Education: Hiram Plan

Small colleges, like small countries, are often more fertile of ideas than big ones. Last week came news of an unusual idea from small Hiram College (enrollment: 325) in Hiram, Ohio. The alma mater of Poet Vachel Lindsay and of U. S. President James A. Garfield, who was once (1857-63) its principal when it was named Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, Hiram started a summer school in 1931 on the "intensive study" plan. Instead of working on a number of things at once, Hiram students spent six weeks exclusively on one subject. Two years ago...

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