Students: A Matter of Attitude

The difference between going to a man's apartment and seeing him alone in yours is much the same as that which certain small boys find between the flavor of cherries eaten in the highest branches of the tallest tree and those same cherries on the dinner table.

—Emily Post

Harvard in 1952 set a national precedent by allowing girls to visit boys' rooms for what now amounts to 35 hours weekly. Last month Emily Post would have said, "I told you so." Dean John U. Monro, "badly shaken up recently by some severe violations," declared that "what was once considered a pleasant...

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