Education: Ring In the New

The change was still almost invisible to an old grad's nostalgic eyes. But it was getting more noticeable all the time. After years of hewing to the traditional Colonial-Georgian-Collegiate Gothic line, U.S. colleges were turning to modern architectural styles. In its current issue the Architectural Record has collected a few prize exhibits of new college building.

The examples range from Yale's new Art Gallery and Harvard's new Graduate Center to the Midwest Interlibrary Center in Chicago, all with sleek, modern lines and whole walls of glass. Vassar's new dormitory will be a low, T-shaped structure with banks of windows set in...

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