Education: New Prospects, Old Values

Commencement orators offer words to live, work and pay bills by

During commencement ceremonies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the institution's president, Father James Loughran, accidentally tumbled off the podium. After Loughran climbed back up unharmed, Commencement Speaker Peter Ueberroth, chief organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics and now baseball commissioner, brought down the house by awarding him a 4.5 in gymnastics.

Elsewhere across the nation the annual commencement rite climaxed a season of . other ups and downs in academe. Protest was up, including more than 1,700 arrests at Cornell and Berkeley in demonstrations over university investments in corporations doing business in South Africa. At some big state university...

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