A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 7, 1968

BUREAUS and stringers across the country flooded us with the names and qualifications of dozens of candidates for this week's cover.

Choosing one person was a singularly difficult job, for no one student can be expected to symbolize or typify a group as large and as varied as the one made up by the 630,000 seniors who are being graduated from the nation's 1,593 four-year colleges. Ultimately, the editors selected Brian Weiss, 21, a U.C.L.A. anthropology major, to appear for the concerned Class of 1968.

As the school year ended, Weiss was triple-timing between lectures, cramming sessions for exams and his extracurricular work...

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