Education: TV College

In spite of the easygoing luncheon chatter that day in 1955. the four Chicago educators were obviously worried. How, they wanted to know, could the city's colleges and universities, already jammed with 100,000 students, take care of the double enrollment expected by 1970? Then John W. Taylor, onetime president of the University of Louisville and now executive director of Chicago's new educational TV station, began to outline a plan. Though no city had ever tried it. Taylor's three companions—Chancellor Lawrence Kimpton of the University of Chicago, President John Rettaliata of the Illinois Institute of Technology and Chairman Lenox Lohr of the...

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