Education: Presidents' Week, Jan. 20, 1941

When U. S. college presidents gathered last week in Pasadena, Calif, for their annual shoptalk, they had something new to talk about. Besides its old worries—Money Troubles, Social Security, Academic Freedom, What is a Liberal Education?—the Association of American Colleges had a new one: Conscription.

The lobbies buzzed with talk that impending military service had made undergraduates restless, uncertain whether they should continue in college. Almost to a man, the college presidents were for postponing students' military training until after their graduation. A Harvard spokesman, President James B. Conant's assistant, John Russell,...

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