Education: Second Centennial

Last week, 124 years after it was founded, the University of Michigan celebrated its hundredth anniversary for the second time. Four years ago Michigan held its first centennial, commemorating its establishment at Ann Arbor. That celebration flopped when a zealous alumnus dug up an old State Supreme Court decision holding that the university's existence dated back to the 1817 founding of the "Catholepistemiad" (University of Universal Studies), a Detroit secondary school that held no college classes.

With one foul and a called strike against them, persistent university officials last week had another try. This time they picked the hundredth anniversary of the...

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