Education: Dr. Gordon's Serious Thinkers

The granddaddy of summer science seminars may be the best

Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., has the look of a typical New England campus in summer session. Small groups of students sprawl on smooth lawns, chat in the green shade of old maple trees, and stroll among rosy brick and crisp white clapboard buildings. But this is no typical summer school. The students are somewhat longer of tooth and thicker of waist than the average undergraduate, and their chatter is about polymers and photoconduction, magnetic resonance and spectroscopy. They are participants in one...

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