Colleges: Far More than Grades

Brainy college freshmen under the impression that their next four years would be spent as assembly-line workers in ivy-covered fact factories got a sharp jolt last week. "You demand facts, facts, facts," Guest Speaker A. L. Sachar, president of Brandeis, told the entering class at the University of Illinois. What they need just as much, he insisted, is values to serve "in a world where the harsh voice of unreason cries down the generous passions," and "the elasticity of your minds will be a shield." On campuses across the U.S., college presidents...

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