Education: Less Crush in the Ivy

With a solecism worthy of Sam ("Include me out") Goldwyn, Harvard's Dean of Admissions Fred Glimp reports that high school seniors this year are "selecting themselves out" of the competition to get into the nation's best college. In un-reverse English, this means a surprising drop in applications. The decline applies throughout the Ivy League—last thing the Ivy weeders expected in 1961.

At Harvard and Princeton last week, applications were 4-5% lower than last year's alltime high. Dartmouth was down 8%, Brown 10%, Columbia 10%, Yale 10% and Amherst 20%. The same thing was...

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