Education: Behind the Iron Stockade

"What is President Wriston trying to do?" cried one Brown University alumnus. "Go back to the Middle Ages?" What had excited the alumnus was the plan for a new two-block, $10 million quadrangle, announced last week by Henry M. Wriston, as part of a long-term project to centralize student housing.

The nine new Georgian-style buildings would be modern enough, with ample room to house a giant refectory and 750 students, including Brown's 17 fraternities. But a 10-ft. dry moat would surround them all, and a bristling 6-ft. iron stockade would surround that. There would...

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