Universities: The School Miss Bonnie Built

The school started as a gleam in its mother's eye. Two decades ago, tiny Bonnie Cone, a math teacher hardly taller than a blackboard pointer, began directing a program of college extension courses for ex-G.I.s, using what had been the lost-and-found department of a Charlotte, N.C., high school. This month the school that grew from there, with Miss Bonnie pushing it all the way, was designated the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the juridical coequal of the state university branches at Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Raleigh.

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