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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