Education: The No-Nonsense Kids

One outstanding trait about the U.S. college student of 1957 is that he is not acting at all as a college student is supposed to. His professors cannot decide whether to clap or wring their hands over him—whether he is dull or simply more mature than his predecessors.

Certainly, a strange sort of cultural calm has settled over the nation's colleges, at least on the surface. No campus is without its atrocity story of intellectual deadness. At the University of Michigan, Vice President for Student Affairs James Lewis asked a group of 100 students...

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