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Education: Chemist of Ideas

(See Cover) Most Europeans and a good many Americans consider Harvard the No. i U.S. university. Just as many, and perhaps more, Americans think of it as an...

Public Schools: Equalizing Opportunity

PUBLIC SCHOOLS The American tradition in education is local support for local schools. According to former Harvard President James Bryant Conant, the emphasis...

Education: Conant's Arsenal

In Harvard Yard there are more men in uniform than in mufti. A dozen or more special schools for Army & Navy men have sprung up. Officers and undergraduates...

Education: Walk a Little Faster

James Bryant Conant's first three books, written when he was a Harvard professor, were chemistry texts. His fourth was a wartime manifesto; his fifth an essay on...

Education: Conant Sees a Menace

U.S. public schools have been traditionally classless and nonsectarian. To Harvard's James Bryant Conant, that is the way they should be. Last week, in an...

Education: Citizen President

Soon after the announcement that the gaunt, gangling chemistry professor was to be their new president, two members of the Harvard faculty gloomily sat down one...

Education: To Improve Slum Schools

His sherry cabinet in Harvard Yard long since turned over to another president, his diplomat's striped pants put into mothballs, the quiet New Englander...

Education: Summer Job

There was nothing very unusual about this year's summer school at Harvard. The schoolmarms in gingham were there. Young men in slacks lounged in gate ways;...

A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 14, 1959

FOR one out of five Americans—the children in U.S. public schools—the picture above is an image o; the future. Classroom TV is one way to face an overwhelming...

Science: Unrepentant Scientist

Should science be on the defensive, remorseful for having made the Bomb? Among those who think not is quick-smiling, quick-thinking Dr. James Bryant Conant,...

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