Education: Green Midway

Under a hazy summer sun that lay warm on the Quadrangles and the green Midway, 500 of the world's great scholars met last week to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the western world's youngest and most vigorous great universities. The University of Chicago could hardly match the ancient names and traditions of learning represented by its guests from Cambridge, Oxford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin, Edinburgh. But the delegates had come to honor not age but youth. At lusty Chicago they found the civilized spirit still green and hopeful.

"The members of the [Chicago]...

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