Education: Sewanee's Pride

Most men would snap at an honorary degree from the University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, which for 104 years has been an Episcopal-controlled* showpiece atop the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. Yet last week Sewanee got a flat rebuff from its own Russian-born Eugene M. Kayden, professor emeritus of economics and translator of the poems of Boris Pasternak.

"Demonic Influence." Kayden was protesting Sewanee's decision to award another honorary degree to a famed alumnus ('25): Editor Thomas R. Waring of the Charleston, S.C.. News and Courier, the South's most segregationist newspaper....

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