Education: Chicago Commando

When the University of Chicago's President Robert Maynard Hutchins emerged from a meeting of the University's Senators (full professors) last week, he was smiling—some thought, with a stiff upper lip. Ninety-four out of 136 professors present had cast what amounted to a vote of no confidence in Hutchins' basic idea of a university.

President Hutchins believes, and has said (TIME, May 1) that a university should crusade for "a moral, intellectual and spiritual revolution." The faculty prefers the orthodox academic position: the advancement of knowledge by research and teaching independent of any moral commitment except to "the Truth."

Among President Hutchins' most ardent...

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