Universities: Cow College Conversion

Bossy cow cow Honey bee bee Oleomargarine oleobutterine Alfalfa—hey!

Only a cow college could boast a cheer like that, and only the University of California could boast a cow college like Davis. Northernmost of Cal's nine campuses, Davis is the M.I.T. of California agriculture.

Now, growing at a dizzy rate on the Central Valley flatlands near Sacramento, Davis aims to be something more: a first-rate university with a vast campus of 3,710 acres. Already it has 4,900 students and 300,000 books; soon it will triple both, becoming the rural rival of...

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