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August 2013—In 1945, even before WWII ended, Harvard published “What About Harvard?”, a pamphlet encouraging veterans to consider attending Harvard. It was sent to more than 65,000 members of the armed services. In it, President Conant wrote:
Every American school, college and university now faces the responsibility of helping members of our armed forces to resume their education once the war is won…The following pages…answer in plain language the main questions which the veteran wants answered about Harvard…This outline will serve equally to guide those of the 6,000 Harvard men now on leave... read more