Education: Unique Burden

Last week U. S. undergraduates (some 1,250,000 of them), always new, always the same, arrived on their traditional campuses to> start the fall term in the traditional way. As usual, they chattered of football prospects, fraternities, girls, played impromptu games of touch football.

Princeton freshmen donned their black dinks (skullcaps) and black ties, stepped into the gutter to let upperclassmen pass, went to the President's Reception to dance with 250 debutantes. University of Pennsylvania's freshmen dined together for the-first time in a new commons, afterwards-paraded to Benjamin Franklin's statue in front of Weightman Hall, then to a rally on Franklin Field. At...

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