Education: Report Card

¶ Annoyed by a university decision to abolish janitor service after this year, 500 Princeton students poured out of their rooms one night last week, set off a barrage of firecrackers, chanted their way into town ("We Want Janitors!"), finally staged a mass sit-down strike in front of Nassau Hall. It was a mighty mutiny, the university admitted, but not mighty enough: Old Nassau's dormitory janitors were gone for good.

¶ Chemist Dwight F. Mowery Jr. of Trinity College, Hartford (Conn.) announced that he could now do for the nation's teachers what the washing machine did for U.S. housewives. He had devised...

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