Education: It's All Art Now

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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