Education: Exit Dr. Hauptmamn

New Jersey College for Women, a branch of Rutgers University, has an enterprising journalism department. Three months ago it sent several students on a practice assignment: to investigate the disappearance of Dr. Erhard Fernholz, a research chemist at the Squibb Institute in New Brunswick, N. J., who went for a walk in Princeton last December and was never seen alive again.* The students interviewed a Squibb official. He snapped: "Why bother us when you have a disappearance in your own back yard?"

Dashing back to their campus, they stumbled on a big story, already known to the police (who presumably told Squibb...

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