Education: Colgate's Core

Most small U.S. colleges have been roughly shaken by the war's demands but most have somehow managed to survive. Now many are subjecting themselves, in the words of Colgate University's President Everett Needham Case, to "considered, and it may be daring, study and experiment."

On the campus at Hamilton, N.Y., last week, Colgate's faculty met, after months of deep thinking, to put finishing touches to a sweeping new plan for postwar study. Based on an earlier Colgate Plan, the new Core Curriculum is "frankly and deliberately built around a core of [seven] prescribed...

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