Education: Princeton's Problem

Princeton University, exemplar of educational democracy, last week found itself in the exciting position of one who must reaffirm, or retract, or redefine the policy underlying his conduct. For years Princeton has had an honor system and an undergraduate self-government body, composed of seniors. The honor system has functioned almost perfectly. Undergraduate responsibility has been demonstrated to a lesser degree by the senior council, the powers of which have fluctuated, without ever being very clearly defined, between the purely advisory and the actually administrative. The fluctuation has followed naturally from the changing...

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