Universities: Kansas Centennial

"I knew there was a Kansas," said Critic Dwight MacDonald. "So I guessed there had to be a University of Kansas." MacDonald was right, of course—there has been a University of Kansas for 100 years. Last week he and a dozen other celebrities helped K.U. mark its centennial, and saw how the school that started out offering courses in "Xenophon's Anabasis" and "Cicero's Orations" has grown to a big and diverse university full in the process of self-renewal.

What strikes most visitors when they first go to K.U. is the beauty of the...

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