Education: Address to Beginners

On the campuses, fall 1946 was football time (see SPORT) ; it was also a time for beginnings, and words designed—if not always destined—to stir students to their jobs, today & tomorrow. Last week, Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University published the opening address to entering students by Hopkins' president and famed geographer Isaiah Bowman, State Department specialist at Versailles, Dumbarton Oaks, San Francisco. Excerpts:

"Suddenly, admission to college has become recognized as a privilege involving keen competition. . . . For every one of you here there are several others outside the gate....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!