Education: Centennial

From frugal beginnings in 1855 as a state-chartered farmers' college, Pennsylvania State University has grown into the 6th largest (15,400 students) of the nation's 69 land-grant* colleges—with research achievements to match, e.g., in diesel engineering, low temperature studies, corn hybridization. Last week, with scarcely a backward look or a sigh of nostalgia, Penn State briskly marked its 100th year of growth with a day-long celebration.

On hand to dedicate a new $300,000 nuclear reactor for research, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss termed the instrument "truly magnificent and versatile," but warned Penn State to instill in its pupils the will to peace...

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