Education: Togetherness in Cambridge

In a Boston hotel lobby not long ago, a Harvard professor stopped to chat with two impressively good-looking girls. As he walked on, a friend asked who they were. "Why, young ladies from Radcliffe," said the prof. With a look of astonishment, the man replied: "My God, how things have changed since I got my wife there!"

The professor's friend might have been even more surprised at some other changes in recent years in prestigious Radcliffe College (1,773 girls), the women's adjunct down the street from Harvard. Starting in World War II, when "...

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