Education: Beloit's Century

"Party-party" is the current word for it at Wisconsin's Beloit College. It applies to homecomings, and to "hell weeks" (during which freshman coeds have to do such tricks as painting class numerals on their cheeks and dancing the conga backwards). Last week Beloit had an official party, with Novelist Lin Yutang as an honored guest, to celebrate its 100th birthday.

The college does not show its years. Beloit was once called the "Yale of the West" because two of its founders, Stephen Peet and Aaron Chapin, and its first two faculty members were all Yale men. Today it calls itself the oldest...

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