Education: C'est La Guerre

Undergraduates last week hardly knew whether they faced the front or hind end of the college year: many accelerating colleges this month begin their year instead of ending it. Colleges casually dropped many another old tradition. Some events in their topsy-turvy week:

> For the first time in its 196-year history, Princeton decided to admit women. They will attend free engineering courses at the university this summer.

> Smith and Vassar announced that they would close for a month or more next winter, to save fuel, electricity and transportation. They will lengthen their Christmas vacations and cut spring holidays.

> Lafayette, which had 60...

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