Education: Next, a Campus

The strange ad had run in the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. "College faculty for hire," it read. ". . . Substantial upper-class student body . . . wish to accompany . . . Unusually high percentage of Ph.D.s." The ad was no gag. There really was a slice of faculty for hire at nearby Olivet College.

The nucleus of the group was Economist Tucker Smith, 1948 Socialist candidate for Vice President, and three other professors who had all been given their walking papers by Olivet's new President Aubrey L. Ashby (TIME, Jan. 24). By the time the ad appeared, seven more...

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