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...