Education: Report Card

¶ Worried that their alma mater's name suffered by comparison with those of other privately endowed Ivy League colleges (e.g., Yale, Harvard, Princeton), the University of Pennsylvania's Gazette began polling alumni to find out whether it was time for a change. Biggest complaint: people in other states believe Pennsylvania is a state institution, do not consider attending it, "consequently any prestige that might accrue to our alumni as graduates of a private institution is lost."

¶ The Ford Foundation's Fund for the Republic announced the appointment of a new consultant: Elmer Davis, 64, best-selling author (But We Were Born Free), veteran...

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