Education: Theory & Practice

The University of Washington, said President Henry Schmitz in ringing tones when he took over in 1952, is "virile, dynamic and democratic . . . On the matter of the freedom of the university, I believe that the institution has a deep commitment to itself. The university must be a place where controversial issues may be discussed objectively and with reassuring intelligence. It must be tolerant of widely varying opinion."

Last week President Schmitz apparently decided that he had serious doubts about what President Schmitz had once said: when his own physics department invited J. Robert Oppenheimer to give some science...

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