Education: Here Are the Books

Had it not been for the speech by President Detlev Wulf Bronk, Johns Hopkins University's 75th anniversary last week would have been like any other mildly retrospective academic ceremony. There were the usual distinguished visitors, wearing the hoods of great universities from Paris to Peking. There were prayers, speeches, honorary degrees, and a band that played the grand march from Aïda. Then up rose President Bronk to make some announcements about the future.

First of all, said he, the university was about to launch the biggest fund-raising campaign in its history—$75 to $100 million...

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