Education: Hopwood's Will

"It is especially desired that students shall not be confined to academic subjects, but shall be allowed the widest possible latitude. The new, the unusual and the radical shall be especially encouraged." Thus the terms of the will of the late James Avery Hopwood, playwright, in leaving some $200,000 to the University of Michigan to establish the Avery and Jule Hopwood prizes for creative writing. Playwright Hopwood, a graduate of the University of Michigan, was drowned while bathing in the surf off Juan-les-Pins, France, on July 1. His total estate was valued at some...

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