Education: Vassar Calls It Romage

Harvard had led the swing to cafeteria-style learning (where students pick & choose what they want to learn) in the days of President Charles W. (Five-Foot Shelf) Eliot. And it was Harvard, under President James Bryant Conant, that in August most clearly denned the swing back—to required courses, a "core curriculum." Colgate was already at it when Harvard's famed report on General Education in a Free Society appeared. Princeton, Yale and a score of other colleges have likewise heralded a new dawn of coherence.

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