Three hundred colleges and universities were represented by their presidents and deans at the tenth annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges last week at the Hotel Astor, Manhattan.
The first address, by President
Marion L. Burton, of the University of Michigan, was aggressive. He attacked American democracy, American materialism, American hatred of individuality as the causes of the decline of intellectual initative and independence in the American college today. Said he:
"What has the college become? It has become a thing of rushing rabbles, jazz orchestras, pep meetings, frolics, hops and schedules fitted...