Education: Hopes & Fears

As the New Year came on, U.S. college and university presidents braced themselves for some of the most critical months and years of campus history.

Campus Insolvency? University of Cincinnati's President Raymond Walters, in his current 25th annual report as volunteer census taker and trend-spotter for the nation's colleges,* predicted that dwindling registration will make 1945-46 one of the financially shakiest years in campus memory. His forecast:

¶ Armed forces student training units, until now the financial mainstay of many war-emptied colleges, will virtually vanish.

¶ Girls' enrollments, already at an alltime high, will...

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