Education: Haverford's 100th

On an oak-shaded hillside near Haverford College campus, in the heart of Philadelphia's "Main Line" district, a large white tent was set up last week. Into it shuffled an academic procession of delegates from 112 institutions, ranked by seniority all the way from Oxford and Cambridge down through Juniata College (founded 1876) to Reed College (founded 1911). The delegates, among them 50-odd college presidents, had come to help Haverford celebrate its 100th birthday.

Haverford's first class was composed of 21 young Quakers studying classics and higher mathematics under the sponsorship of the...

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