Education: Harvard for All

Off & on since its founding, Harvard has been conscience-stricken about limiting its educational facilities to a select few, felt impelled to try instructing the ignorant many. Earliest Harvard attempt at bringing education to the common citizenry was to round up promising Indians, only one of whom graduated.* Exhibiting a fresh burst of social consciousness, last week Tercentenary President James Bryant Conant announced that Harvard's drafty classrooms would soon be thrown open to the public for a free course in U. S. history.

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