Education: Transition at M.l.T.

As a fount of military research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the nation's major defense contractors. Military money makes up a big part of the university's budget, but Provost Jerome B. Wiesner is far from pleased. He thinks M.I.T. is too much in thrall to military-industrial interests —and time after time he has snapped at the hands that feed his university. As President Kennedy's science adviser, he fought for the nuclear test-ban treaty, opposed manned lunar exploration and launched one of the first big probes of dangerous pesticides. A critic of U.S. policy in Viet Nam, he was a...

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