Education: Aydelotte for Flexner

Dr. Abraham Flexner, grand old man of U. S. higher education and its severest critic, nine years ago founded the Institute for Advanced Study, where topflight scholars (well subsidized by a $5,000,000 endowment provided by Newark Merchant Louis Bamberger and his sister, Mrs. Felix Fuld) might devote themselves to the pursuit of pure learning. He brought to his Institute, housed in Princeton, N. J., Albert Einstein, a group of promising Ph.D.s. This month Dr. Flexner saw his Institute (now richer by $3,000,000) move into its own building, Fuld Hall, on Princeton's outskirts. This...

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