Education: New Counselors

For twelve months, individual U.S. citizens with an interest in such matters had been mailing in new nominations for the nation's most illustrious society: the Hall of Fame on New York University's Bronx campus. The nominations this year ranged from cabin (Henry David Thoreau) to White House (Woodrow Wilson), from the field of battle (Stonewall Jackson) to the classroom (Lincoln's teacher, Menton Graham). By the time the nominations closed, N.Y.U. had 186 new candidates.

Every five years for half a century, N.Y.U. has invited the public to submit new names in this fashion in fulfillment of the idea of N.Y.U. Chancellor Henry...

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