Education: Stanford Goes Humanist

Stanford's shrewd President Ray Lyman Wilbur and his trustees were not born yesterday: they know how to take advantage of a trend by going against it. Last week, as liberal arts colleges all over the nation rushed to accelerate the arts of war (mathematics and science). President Wilbur & trustees announced that Stanford, which has never had a liberal arts college, will start one next fall.

Rich, successful Stanford, known to its students as "The Farm" despite its $30,000,000 endowment and magnificent, red-roofed Spanish mission quadrangles, is the most popular university in the West....

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