A Ford Foundation program allowed Lipsyte to skip his senior year at Forest Hills High School in Que

A Ford Foundation program allowed Lipsyte to skip his senior year at Forest Hills High School in Que

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A Ford Foundation program allowed Lipsyte to skip his senior year at Forest Hills High School in  Queens and enroll at Columbia University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957  at the age of nineteen. In 1959, Lipsyte received a Master's degree from the Columbia University  School of Journalism. Although he planned to move to California after graduating from Columbia as a nineteen-year-old  English major, Lipsyte took a summer job as a copy boy in the sports department of the  New York  Times.  Eventually becoming a sports reporter and then a sports columnist, he stayed with the  newspaper for fourteen years. During that time, he co-authored  Nigger  (1964) with controversial  comic and activist Dick Gregory; published  The Masculine Mystique  (1966); wrote his first and best- known novel,  The Contender  (1967); and published an edited collection of his columns, 
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