Education: Boy Hopes to Meet Girl

Connecticut's small (1,075 men) Wesleyan University in Middletown is brimful of new ideas, is rated by educators as among the nation's liveliest. But the region around Wesleyan is also brimful of potent rivals, and Wesleyan has long lost top applicants to better-known Harvard, Yale, Amherst and Williams. Now President Victor L. Butterfield, once a canny Cornell quarterback, has called a play that may gain Wesleyan half a Harvard Yardage. Eying Harvard's Radcliffe, Butterfield wants Wesleyan's trustees to approve a similar "coordinate" college for women. Most men no longer seek "monastic education," reasons...

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