Education: Academic Lockstep

After two months of it, it still didn't come naturally, but students all over the U.S. were doing it.

The barracks at Georgia's Emory University now had lights, but still no heat or water. University of Maine students had moved into converted poultry houses. At Auburn, Ala. two men roomed in the belfry of the Episcopal Church. Michigan State's basketball team couldn't play until beds were moved off the gymnasium floor. At the University of California at Los Angeles, an ex-ensign shared a garage with a car.

At the University of Southern California, two students had lived in an automobile for seven months,...

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