Education: Giveaway

In eleven years, old Crapo Cornell Smith* became a well-known sight on the University of Michigan campus. A prim, courtly and reserved man, he seldom spoke to anyone. No one knew much about him except that he had graduated from the law school in 1896, that he had now retired from a Detroit law firm, had come back to the university and asked permission to live there. President Ruthven saw no reason not to grant the old grad's wish. A bachelor in his 70s, Crapo lived in one room at the Student Union, and spent most of the day in a...

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