Education: Experiment in Bologna

With proper medieval pomp and ceremony, the University of Bologna's top academicians and some important guests, e.g., U.S. Ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce, Italy's Education Minister Giuseppe Ermini, gathered in the high-ceilinged Aula Magna last week to inaugurate a new addition to one of Europe's oldest universities: the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, first U.S. graduate school to be established on the Continent.* Said Ambassador Luce: "America is not here to add something to Bologna's centuries-old tradition . . . but to gain strength from it in a specialized field."

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