Education: The Quality of Excellence

The grim, grey pile beside the Charles River looks chilly on a summer day, and in December seems too austere to support life. But only one or two other U.S. centers of science have been as fruitful during the past decade as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Last week M.I.T. named as its new president a man who. with outgoing President James R. Killian Jr., deserves a large measure of the credit: Chancellor Julius Adams Stratton.

Since 1923. when Stratton took his degree in electrical engineering at M.I.T.. the Cambridge school has almost wholly...

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