Since 1907, students at Harvard College could get a Bachelor of Science
degree if they hadn't studied enough ancient languages to get a
Bachelor of Arts. Last week Harvard discontinued the S.B. (as of 1950).
One reason: it "denoted not a knowledge of science but merely an
ignorance of Latin."
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