Universities: First Year at Santa Cruz

In an evergreen-fringed limestone quarry, not far from the 65 trailers that house most of its 652 students, the new Santa Cruz campus of the University of California last week inaugurated its first chancellor. He is Dean E. McHenry, 55, who has been dreaming about the Santa Cruz ideal of "a collegiate university" for 30 years and helped create it as acting chancellor for five. Finally, he decided to "give in and take the job."

The first class is nearing the end of its freshman year at Cowell College, the pattern setter of as many as 20 colleges planned for...

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