Education: Question

General Dwight D. Eisenhower last week got his first honorary doctorate from a U.S. university (he already has degrees from Oxford, Toronto, Louvain and Belfast). Accepting an LL.D. from Boston University's veteran President Daniel L. Marsh, he asked a pointed question. Said he:

"I have been classed as a rather risky chance-taking person, and I venture to make a suggestion. Why doesn't Dr. Marsh, and the president of every great university in the world, teach his people to put people in my profession permanently out of a job?"


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