Education: Not So Many, Please

Harvard didn't feel up to it, and didn't see any good reason why it should. President Truman's Commission on Higher Education had recommended that U.S. colleges and universities double their student bodies by 1960. Harvard President James B. Conant told his Board of Overseers this week that Harvard (with 12,500 students) was too big already, and should cut back to its prewar 8,000.

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