For U.S. college alumni, the dear old days were never so dear. Under way is the biggest fund-raising drive in history. Last week alone, three universities asked for $332,500,000, over periods ranging from three to ten years, as follows:
Northwestern $157,500,000 Stanford 100,000,000 New York 75,000,000
Among scores of similar mammoth campaigns :
Yale $147,000,000 Tulane 96,000,000 Johns Hopkins 76,400,000 Columbia 74,000,000 M.I.T 66,000,000 Notre Dame . 66,000,000 Princeton 53,000,000
In part, the push is a me-too reaction to Harvard's recent and successful $82.5 million drive for Harvard College, the most ever raised at one time for undergraduate education. (Harvard is raising another $58 million...