Colleges: Claremont's Sixth

"She's a big, tall, strong blonde," a Pitzer College admissions officer scrawled enthusiastically, in summing up the qualifications of a bright and idealistic student applicant. Personal evaluations count heavily at California's intensely informal Pitzer, where the teachers lecture in shirtsleeves, barefoot girls pad into class carrying Cokes, and the janitor speaks his mind at faculty-student meetings so tumultuously democratic, says President John W. Atherton, "that the only way I can restrain myself from yelling is to walk out with great dignity." Destruction of Innocence. Endowed by Orange Grower Russell K....

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