Education: No Confetti

Grey, patrician Joseph Clark Grew, erstwhile U.S. Ambassador to Japan, paid tribute last week to "one of the foremost military and naval academies in the United States." Mr. Grew referred to his own alma mater—Harvard University. He was speaking at Harvard's 292nd commencement, which was typical of 1943 commencements throughout the U.S. It was signalized chiefly by the tramp of 8,000 militarized student feet. Harvard gave only 1,115 academic degrees (against its prewar 2,500), but conferred 4,000 training certificates on Army & Navy officers, officer candidates, and Radcliffe WAVES. Only one honorary...

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