Education: Fertile Valley

In East Lansing, Mich, is a little community called Fertile Valley. It is so called not for its rich orchards or ripe vineyards (it hasn't any) but for its big crop of babies. (Latest count: 800, with 288 on the way.) Fertile Valley is Michigan State College's "vet village," a collection of apartments, trailers and prefabs that is as squat and ugly as dozens of other emergency campus camps from the state of Washington to Florida.

Last week, as Michigan State began its spring quarter, 150 more families had moved into the Valley to join the 2,000 young couples already there....

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