Milestones: Jan. 24, 1969

Died. Dr. Courtney C. Smith, 52, president of Swarthmore College since 1953 and American secretary of the Rhodes Scholarships; of a heart attack; in his office on the eighth day of an Admissions Office sit-in by militant black students. A Harvard man ('38) and Rhodes Scholar himself, Smith was one of the country's youngest college presidents when he assumed office at the small, Quaker-founded liberal arts school. A determinedly academic president, he shunned the role of fund raiser to concentrate on improving the quality of Swarthmore's faculty and curriculum. When 20 black students staged the current sit-in to dramatize their demands...

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