Education: Men of '36

As every Yaleman knows, Yale is more than a great university; it is also a school for success. Last week in Harper's Magazine. Novelist John Hersey (Yale '36) offered some lively proof: the 830 members of his own class, 15 years out.

At an average age of 37, Hersey's classmates have attained a total earning power of $9,000,000 a year. Over & above that, they get some $6,000,000 more from investments. Since graduation, each has held an average of 3.12 jobs, but only 47 will admit they were ever fired. They have gained a...

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