Education: Report Card

¶Yale and the University of California announced a simultaneous windfall: $1,200,000 apiece from the Atomic Energy Commission, to build the first two linear accelerators ever designed for the acceleration of heavy atomic ions. For Yale, which has long been disturbed by the decline in the number of its science majors (down from 14.2% in 1940 to 10.3% in 1952, as compared with around 25% on comparable campuses), the AEC decision will provide a long-awaited shot in the arm: the great machine will undoubtedly place Yale "in the forefront of nuclear research in the...

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