The Press: Poisoned Ivy

Princeton's President Robert F. Goheen plainly thought he had found poison in his ivy. At a press conference last week, Goheen said angrily: "I think it was an ignorant editorial." Goheen's target was none other than the New York Times, which to the ordinary reader seems to observe a Be Kind to Education Week about 52 times a year.

The Times had editorially criticized the eight Ivy League colleges for the "haphazard and chaotic conditions reigning in this year's admissions decisions." Compelled to turn down 25,740 of 39,380 applicants for next fall, the Ivies admittedly made many decisions more on...

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