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Down, don, down

John Sutherland

6 August 1992
Decline of Donnish Dominion 
by A.H. Halsey.
Oxford, 344 pp., £40, March 1992, 0 19 827376 2
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Millikan’s School: A History of the California Institute of Technology 
by Judith Goodstein.
Norton, 317 pp., £17.95, October 1991, 0 393 03017 2
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... classes hundreds-strong are lectured to in vast auditoria or by closed-circuit television. All classroom discussion and grading is done by Teaching Assistants (typically, graduate students). JudithGoodstein narrates the history of Caltech with much lively anecdote and a courageous attention to the blemishes on its record (the anti-semitism which tarnished Millikan’s golden reign in the Twenties and ...

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