Education: God & Man at Princeton

Like a dean beset by a hornet at Commencement, Princeton University has grimly done its dignified best during the past three years to ignore the tormenting attacks on its policies and faculty by the Rev. Dr. Hugh Halton, 44, a witty, articulate Dominican priest who is the chaplain for the university's Roman Catholic students. Halton's general charge: Princeton is a center of "moral and political subversion."

Last week Princeton swatted back. In what amounted to his first public action since taking over the presidency, earnest, energetic Dr. Robert Goheen, 38, withdrew "recognition" of Father Halton and denied him any claim to "official...

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