Education: Pipes and Old Jokes

University of California's faculty ranks as one of the Big Four among U. S. universities (with Harvard, Chicago, Columbia). Few years ago the American Council on Education rated California "distinguished" in 21 of 35 departments (Harvard: 23). Among California's distinguished professors: Atom-Smasher Ernest Orlando Lawrence, French Scholar Haakon Chevalier, Chemist Gilbert Lewis, Spanish Scholar Rudolph Schevill, Biologist Herbert McLean Evans, Paleobotanist Ralph W. Chaney, Legal Scholar Max Radin.

But California students can now use more specific ratings of their professors. Last week undergraduates on California's Berkeley campus thumbed a handy guide to their faculty. The booklet, called Guide to Courses, was...

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