Education: A More Perfect Union

The hub of the U.S. campus today is neither lab, library, gym nor classroom, but a huge fun house called the student union that blends the looks of a USO. a Howard Johnson's and the old Havana Hilton with the dreams of Manhattan's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Claiming a vague kinship with Britain's Oxbridge Unions, and aided by generous Government loans, student unions have multiplied seven-fold since World War II to more than 600 now, with at least 200 more under way.

To form a more perfect union, Stanford this week opened its $2.6 million Tresidder Memorial Union, a handsome hacienda...

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