A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 26, 1951

The TIME News Quiz, which appears for the 27th time in this issue, came into being 16 years ago because a young Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota had the revolutionary idea that college men should "know what goes on in the world."

Alvin C. (for Christian) Eurich, a specialist in educational psychology and a top man in testing techniques, outlined the curriculum for Minnesota's new General College in 1933. He decided that each student should prove knowledge of the news by passing a major examination in "Contemporary Affairs." Academic precedents were bruised...

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