Education: The Bung & the Trough

It was the kind of explosion that occasionally shatters the peace & quiet of a U.S. campus. A popular teacher had been fired, students picketed in his defense, and in the flame and smoke of controversy it soon became hard to tell who was right, or what the shooting was about.

At little Olivet College, a school of Congregational leanings in Olivet, Mich., T. Barton Akeley, 47, had taught political science for twelve years. To townspeople of rural, conservative Olivet, Akeley was a queer fellow: he wore a goatee and a beret, held unpopular opinions,...

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