ENGINEERING SCHOOL IS MORE FAMOUS THAN M.I.T.
Clifford Asserts Nature of Training Accounts For Fame--Interest Lies Mainly in Research
"It is safe to say that the Harvard Engineering School is better known in Europe than is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology," said H. E. Clifford '89, dean of the Engineering School in an interview yesterday. "The very nature of the two schools accounts for this fact. I can probably best demonstrate their differentiating characteristics by a concrete example. If, upon being graduated, a Tech man and a Harvard man were placed before a machine, the Tech man would probably be the first to start the machine.
"However, if the machine had to be adapted to new applications and operated under different conditions, the Harvard man would be the first, in all probability, to produce constructive results. In other words, the Harvard Engineering School is interested chiefly in research work, whereas M.I.T., is interested in the production of trained engineers and highly specialized mechanics."