Education: Can Hip Harvard Hold That Line?

AFTER living together for 25 years, Harvard and Radcliffe have agreed to merge officially. No longer will Cliffies merely attend Harvard classes, earn Harvard degrees and acquire Harvard husbands. Last week the Harvard Corporation began work on unification plans that by 1970 will enable Radcliffe women to live in the same houses with Harvard men, take all their meals in the same dining halls and be governed by the same administration.

However inevitable, the merger symbolizes a new Harvard that old grads would barely recognize. Almost every U.S. campus is changing drastically these...

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