Education: Town-Gown Triumph

Like ants with headlights, the cars turn off Sunset and Wilshire and pour into the University of California at Los Angeles, their drivers stoically paying the 50¢ automobile admission fee that U.C.L.A. charges to discourage overcrowding the 411-acre campus with cars. Out of the cars stream 9,500 night students, who head across the campus for courses that range from modern Armenian to thermal management of spacecraft. Along with the students come some 300,000 culture-minded visitors a year to such events as a film series on the supernatural, or a superb new production of...

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