Education: New Haven for Women

Whiffing and poofing, Yalemen heard last week that little ewes may some day stray into the college as undergraduates. "Yale has a national duty," said a faculty report, "to provide the rigorous training for women that we supply for men." Moreover, "women should not be admitted on a token basis but as a substantial proportion of each class." Old Blues turned purple at the report, although Yale already has 800 women graduate students.

But not so New Blues. Asked how Yale's 3,910 underclassmen would view girls at the gates, one senior replied crisply: "I think they would be ecstatic." Yale girls will...

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