Education: Consumers' Research

The quality of a college is no more scrutable than a new wife or a secondhand car, but consumers' research helps. Last week students at Trinity College (1,000 men) in Hartford. Conn., put out an exhaustive critique on the school, from architecture to public relations and professorial performance. They politely concluded that Episcopalian-founded (1823) Trinity is "one of the finest schools in the nation." But to "improve further,'' Trinity is in urgent need of correcting:*

»A "mediocre" English department "burdened with 'dead wood' ripe for pruning."

»A music department with a "generally poor curriculum."

» A fine-arts department chiefly concerned with "the...

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