Education: University with a Mission

On the first night of the adult education series, silver-haired Poet E. E. Cummings gazed out over the audience in the new science hall of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. and announced that he was "terrified." He had expected about 30 people, but 600 had come. "I don't see why so many people would come to a poetry lecture unless they had to," said he. "I wouldn't." Last week, it was the turn of Poet W. H. Auden to be astonished at a poetry audience of hundreds.

Actually the turnout was a compliment not only to Poets Cummings and Auden, but to...

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