Concentration in Math Triples Since 1955; 279 Now in Field

growing increase in the number of Mathematics concentrators resulted in a of 279 students in the field this year. D. , Chairman of the Department, announced yesterday. This a 45 per cent increase over last total of 194 and nearly triple the of concentrators in 1955.

help meet this new demand, the Mathematics Department will add one professor and Benjamin instructor to its faculty next year. attributes the remarkable to the "mounting interest in science in general and especially to awareness of the need for mathematics." Special courses and programs as Math for high attitude and tutorial for be enthusiasm for Mathematics at , he added.

"Perhaps the two happened to coincide," he suggested. re-emphasis on science might very have come about without any from the Soviets."