Education: New Horizons at Howard

The new president of Washington. D.C.'s Howard University is a man with a grand dream and a curious problem. He is Attorney James Madison Nabrit Jr.. 59. dean of Howard's Law School and a major figure in the U.S. Negro's legal battle against segregation. His dream, as he takes over this month from retiring President Mordecai Johnson, 70, is to lift Howard from its present position as the nation's most important Negro University (6,507 students in ten schools and colleges) to top academic rank by anyone's standards. The trouble is that the job gets tougher all the time. One of the...

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