Education: Big Baby

Until two years ago, New York was the only state without a state university.* Then a commission headed by retired Industrialist Owen D. Young (General Electric) recommended that New York start one. The state legislature agreed, approved the blueprint of a $200 million general plan. The first step: administrative union for a group of 29 scattered schools of all sorts for which New York was already paying the bills, including teachers' colleges, technical institutes, schools of forestry and industrial relations. To distinguish it from privately administered and financed New York University (N.Y.U.), the new omnibus outfit was named the State University...

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