Education: Choice for Columbia

With a scholar's pride former Dean Lawrence Chamberlain of Columbia College listed his school's most serious purpose: to assure "a small but steady flow of superior young men into our graduate schools." Then, in his final report to Columbia University President Grayson Kirk, released last week, Teacher Chamberlain, 52, detailed two courses that the college might follow in the next decade: 1) to aim for continuity, preserve in the college the same standards and values it has now; 2) to stiffen entrance requirements drastically, and insist that incoming freshmen possess much of the knowledge that now must be fed to them...

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