Education: Counterrevolution

When Robert Hutchins resigned as Chancellor of the University of Chicago in 1951, his successor was expected to make some changes. But no one expected Lawrence Kimpton to repeal Hutchins' revolutionary notion that a student could earn his bachelor's degree by the end of the traditional sophomore year. Then, two months ago, the university began to do just that: for its new B.S., Philosopher Kimpton set up a four-year program just "as in other colleges" (TIME, March 23). Last week the faculty Senate Council, which controls academic policy, made the job complete. Beginning in 1954, said the council, high-school graduates will...

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