When Morton Gurewitch graduated from New York's City College in 1942, he had a straight A average in French.
But the college's Ward Medal "for proficiency in French" went to a classmate whose grades were lower. Four City College instructors indignantly declared that their department head, Professor William E. Knickerbocker, had passed Gurewitch over because he was a Jew.
Last week, after a ten-month investigation, a special committee of New York's City Council reported that Knickerbocker had indeed discriminated against Gurewitch. By a 16-0 vote, the City Council recommended that Knickerbocker be fired.
City College announced that Gurewitch had been the victim of...