Education: The Underachievers

On many a college campus, a C is still a fashionable grade for a bright young man whose pursuit of fun often overrules his search for knowledge. But not any longer at Massachusetts' Amherst College. There "gentleman C" and even B students whose performances do not measure up to their abilities have a new name: underachievers. With the title is awarded a mandatory one-year leave of absence from the college. Last week, in his annual report, Amherst President Charles W. Cole said that the college's program to unload loafers had fared well during its first experimental year and will be continued.


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