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of the people. To stop consolidation where it is will leave un-
settled acute questions, will intensify competitive rivalries and
potential antagonisms, will tend to more duplication in the upper
and graduate years, and will set in reverse the whole process of

The third main alternative is to build on a strong cultural founda-
tion of basic though not uniform courses the threefold University
with allocation of functions and (except for the due functional rec-
ognition of the Woman's College as a college of arts and sciences)
without duplication in schools or curricula on the upper and gradu-
ate levels. This means the school of science and business would
be eliminated at State College, the school of engineering would
be eliminated at Chapel Hill, and teacher training at State Col-
lege would be confined to vocational education in agricultural and
industrial arts. This clear-cut consolidation will make necessary
some hurts to persons and even temporary damages to some part
of all three institutions. Yet it is, we believe, the wisest long-
run way of building on the grounds that we have a threefold state
University of all the people.

An examination of the failure to provide for a clear-cut alloca-
tion of functions among the state institutions of higher learning
will reveal the actual and prospective failure of institutions to
make the most of their purposes and possibilities. The college
of arts and sciences at Chapel Hill and the Woman's College have
become recently more clearly aware that they were failing to pro-
vide a modern liberal education. By concentrating on their major
function these colleges propose to provide a more modernized and
socialized curriculum more intelligently adapted to the needs of
both the students and the sort of world in which the students are
to work, think, and live. Changes have been made in the language
requirements to allow freer opportunities for studies in the social
and biological sciences. In the arts college at Greensboro will be
provided next fall an art department. The A.B. in music will also
be provided there for the first time along with the heavily tech-
nical bachelor of music which provided the young women with
music but with little education. In line with the recommendations
of the administrative council the faculty of the school of agri-
culture at State College have voted for a two year course of more
fundamental subjects as a basis of both a more total development
of the personalities of the students and the agriculture and for-
estry of the State.

The basic arts and science courses at State College should

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