chapter  39
I. F. Stone
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Graduating forty-ninth in a high-school class of fifty-two, Stone attended the University of Pennsylvania, which was obliged to accept male applicants from Philadelphia, but did not fare much better in college than he had in high school. Ignoring his studies once more, he ended up working ten-hour shifts for the Philadelphia Inquirer copy desk during his junior year. Earning the small fortune of forty dollars a week, Stone gave up on his formal education and began working as a journalist fulltime.