Education: On the Bowery

One warm morning last week a procession of men and women in academic gowns, including many a U. S. college president, many a big name in Science and Art, solemnly circled a massive, dingy brownstone building in the shadow of the Third Avenue elevated on Manhattan's Bowery. Then they marched into a basement auditorium to see big-eared Dr. Edwin Sharp Burdell, former dean of humanities at M. I. T., installed as director of Cooper Union. Among platform spectators was Dr. Burdell's 14-pound striped cat, "Farmer."

Of five trustees who run Cooper Union, Banker...

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