Education: Something for the Girls

"If we just had five boys," sighed an official of one small Midwestern girls' school, "everyone would want to come here." Without the boys, more than one women's college in the Midwest is finding it harder than ever to keep enrollments up: too many girls want to go to coed colleges.

Last week little Frances Shinier College (enrollment: 120) in Mount Carroll, Ill. took a drastic step. Installing as its new president Aaron J. Brumbaugh, 60, onetime dean of students at the University of Chicago, it streamlined its curriculum (already modeled on Chicago's general education program) and announced that it will also...

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