Education: The Deep Blue C

Like many state universities, the University of Kentucky admits any state resident with a high school diploma. Not long ago the fed-up faculty "felt it advisable," said President Frank G. Dickey, "to do something to stimulate the students." So the university decreed that all freshmen must maintain C-average grades, and that any frosh who failed to do so for two semesters would be bounced. Next year all students will have to stay above C level.

It was a matter for debate last week whether any student had been stimulated, but there was no question that something had been done. Of a freshman...

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