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By pure coincidence on Saturday the Princetonian issued as its special Alumni Day Supplement a survey entitled "Princeton in The World's Service" and on the same day President Hibben announced the establishment here of an organization to increase the usefulness of Princeton as a training school in world service: The School of Public and International Affairs. The accomplishments of alumni in these fields heretofore have been founded in most cases on a college education which failed to give what President Hibben calls a "total perspective." It is this "total perspective" that the School is intended to create in its students, and success or failure lies in how well this end is attained. Regarding the contemplated organization purely as an educational project, the Campus will welcome it as another instance of the interest in such ventures which has marked the University at other times. As it is developed here and elsewhere by the trial and error method, the "inner college" idea, which underlies the organization of the new School, may conceivably grow to rank with the preceptorial system and the four-course plan as an innovation of major importance in college education. The Campus appreciates the generosity of those friends of the University who have underwritten the expense of the School during its first three years, and will be confident of the success of the endowment drive for $2,000,000 which is to be undertaken. The School of the Public and International Affairs has great possibilities. Its usefulness will depend largely upon the sympathy of the faculty and the interest of the students enrolled in it. The curriculum will doubtless be extremely difficult, and the results should be proportionately worth while. We shall watch the progress of the School with sympathetic interest. --Daily Princetonian.

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