Education: Farewell to Chicago

In the Gothic chapel of the Rockefeller-founded University of Chicago one night last week, Robert Hutchins made his farewell address, before swinging off for good to his new job with the Ford Foundation (TIME, Jan. 1). His words were not new to those who knew his record, and he did not mean them to be so; he just wanted to do a little summing-up. Said Hutchins:

"We have been struggling here to create a model university ... A model university at this time is necessarily at war with the public, for the public has little or no idea what a university is,...

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