Education: The Quiet One

A few months after taking over as president of Princeton University, Political Scientist Harold W. Dodds issued a typically Doddsian communique. "I hope the alumni will pardon me," he wrote, "if at this time I propose no stirring platform ... or radical reform." As things turned out, President Dodds has never made any such proposals, and his alumni have gone right on pardoning him. It made no difference that Robert Hutchins was once supposed to have cracked: "What's wrong with you down there at Princeton? You're never stirring things up." Last week, as...

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