Education: E.R.P. at M.I.T.

A hand-picked group of 70 foreign students was hard at work in M.I.T. summer classes last week, largely because of an idea that came to a couple of ex-G.I.s in the Boston subway three years ago.

Earl Eames and Lloyd Haynes, M.I.T. seniors both, fell to talking that day in 1947 about World War II and the ruins they had seen in Europe. By the time they reached their Cambridge station, they had hit on their idea: bring topflight European technical students to M.I.T., give them advanced work in their specialties, then send them home to help reconstruct their countries.

But who would...

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