Education: Conant's Arsenal

In Harvard Yard there are more men in uniform than in mufti. A dozen or more special schools for Army & Navy men have sprung up. Officers and undergraduates double up in double-decker bunks, overflow dormitories. They eat in shifts (but contracts have been let for a huge new mess hall on the Soldiers' Field tennis courts). The president's big house on Quincy Street has been converted into Naval offices.

This Harvard wartime transformation, greatest in its 306 years, was drafted in red ink: the university's budget this year has been upped from...

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