Effects of Draft Appear Slight as College Registers
Selective Service has apparently failed to take a sizable chunk out of College enrollment, for 3,332 upperclassmen swarmed back to Memorial Hall yesterday, leaving only 109 undergraduates still unregistered. Some 60 to 80 of these are probably late registrants, Registrar Sargent Kennedy said last night.
According to Kennedy, less than 20 students have notified the University that they would not return because of the draft. With 1,114 freshmen already enrolled, yesterday's registration brought the grand total of students now in the College to 4,436.
At this time last year, 4,598 students had enrolled and 80 turned up later. The Class of '55 has 53 less members than last year's Yardlings.
By 5 p.m. yesterday 977 Radcliffe undergraduates had filed in and filled out their multiple forms. To date, 1,320 Annex undergraduates and graduates were registered in Longfellow Hall, Registrar Ruth Davenport announced last night.
With some 20 students still expected to register, there are at present 275 freshmen, 285 sophomores, 288 juniors, and 343 graduate students enrolled at the 'Cliffe.