Education: Harvard v. Yale

A majority of the newspapers twitted it. Said the New York World: "The rival coaches assert the brains of their champions are in the pink of condition."

A majority of the professors of English Literature, fearful lest their pupils disgrace themselves, deplored it. Said one Yale professor: "I have troubles enough without letting the public gape at the results of my lectures." Said another Harvard professor: "It may not do any harm, but I do not approve of it."

Yet it was run off on schedule—the brain battle between undergraduates of Harvard and Yale...