Education: Collision at Colorado

The University of Colorado, with 12,666 students on its stunning campus at Boulder, is fast growing "from a good university to a great university," according to President James Quigg Newton Jr. The genius of a great university is free expression limited by fair play. What should it do when the student newspaper calls a U.S. Senator a "murderer"?

The root cause of why Arizona's Barry Goldwater was thus recently libeled is an intense left-right political split at Colorado that goes clear back to Ku Klux Klan attacks on the school in the '20s. On...

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