Education: Case History

Case History Shocked and shaken by the resignation of President John Edwin Pomfret (TIME, Sept. 24), the faculty of William and Mary last week issued its own report on the college's bubbling athletic scandal. The statement was a bitter case history of a college caught in the snare of a big-time athletic program. Said the faculty:

"Steadily and inevitably, the intercollegiate athletic program has usurped a dominating position in the college ... It has become a commercial enterprise demanding winning teams at any cost, even the cost of dishonest academic practice. It has demanded that admission requirements be lowered, and sometimes dispensed...