Hanuahvuhd, ch?" chuckled the corner druggist, and the youth in the grey flannels and button-down shirt winced visably. "Too good for the old state U?"
Behind such conversation as this slice of banter recorded in a Pierre, South Dakota, pharmacy lies the reason that Harvard is today the most maligned and misconstrued institution of higher learning in the nation.
The World Almanac lists 864 of these "state U's" and other colleges in the United States. When University of California president Robert Gordon Sproul recently assorted that. "American faculties overwhelmingly agree that Harvard is the first institution of the land," he simply poured salt in the wounds of the student had alumni, subway as well as actual, of every last one of the other 863.
Yet, to be found is the backer of any school from Dropsie, with a total enrollment of 27, to California, with over 20,000 students-who does not consider his own favorite, on of the top ten institutions in America. and who will not fight at the drop of an unfluting adjective.
Breeding Pays Off
Not long ago, a young
Just as naturally, transtration of this mathematical impossibility cads to concerted resentment of Harvard, since men in the know, although they should know better, consists
The outcome of these prevalent anti-Harvard sentiments is the development of popular and unfavorable misconceptions of the University to salve the wounded pride of the ever-loyal matriculant, past, present, and future.
Every June, students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, disband and, returning to native pastures for the summer vacation, are
Distance Helps Fallacies
If the individual scholar's
But once the Harvard
A recent survey of Harvard students from every state and every sizeable city in the South, Mid-West, and Far West proves, moreover, that, in spite of a good deal of overlapping, various misconceptions may be classified quite successfully along the above geographic lines. The prime mode of belittling the Harvard man links itself with such rare consistency to the general area of the nation that it cannot be overlooked.
South Sees Reds