Education: Students Wanted

Well aware of the overcrowding of U.S. colleges, New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey had forehandedly set up three emergency colleges on abandoned Army & Navy sites to help handle the overflow.* And by last week the Associated Colleges of Upper New York had a faculty of 225 all signed up. The question was: would the faculty members have enough students to keep them busy?

Young (37) Asa S. Knowles, president of the three jerry-built schools, announced that he could handle some 8,800 freshmen right away (including out-of-staters, married students and non-vets). So far though his project had been publicized throughout the...

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