Education: Challenge

Southern colleges and University of Chicago's peppery President Robert Maynard Hutchins traded whiffs of grapeshot last week over Chicago's new two-year bachelor's degree. When members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools denounced the Hutchins plan as "cheapening . . . the baccalaureate degree," Hutchins wired them a challenge: let their graduating seniors try the examinations to be given to sophomores for Chicago's baccalaureate.


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