Education: How to Eat Cake

Through the big doorways of a white auditorium at Claremont, Calif, (pop. 7,000) one day last week, the presidents of three thriving colleges—E. Wilson Lyon of coeducational Pomona, Frederick Hard of Scripps College (for women) and George Benson of Claremont Men's College—filed in solemn procession for a special ceremony. As they do every two years, the three were meeting to proclaim which of them would serve as next provost of a fourth college, the Claremont Graduate School. This year, it happened to be President Hard's turn to take over; but the ceremony itself...

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