Education: Chemist at Cambridge

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On October 28, 1636 the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony "agreed to give 400£ towards a schoale or colledge." Already a committee has been appointed for the celebration of the 300th birthday of Harvard University, oldest, richest, proudest in the land.

A milestone more significant for Harvard was reached last year when Abbott Lawrence Lowell, aged 76, stepped down from his 24-year presidency. And a more fruitful time for educational stock-taking arrived last week when James Bryant Conant, the 40-year-old chemistry professor who succeeded to the big paneled office in...

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