Education: From the Reservoir

Of all the projects ever started by U.S. foundations, few have had more pleasant results than the John Hay Whitney Foundation's program for visiting professors in the humanities. In the last two years the foundation has picked out twelve retired scholars, paid them an average of $7,500 a year, sent them off to continue their careers for a year on small liberal-arts campuses that might not otherwise have been able to afford such special talent. The scheme proved so appealing, in fact, that last year the New York Foundation joined the Whitney in a...

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