The New York Times, in a report written by Benjamin Fine on March 9, has indicated that results of its survey of enrollments in one hundred representative colleges and universities in the United States suggest a gradual swing away from the liberal arts and humanities and a corresponding emphasis upon the natural sciences and on technical and professional subjects in general. In comparison with enrollments ten years ago, it was stated, proportionately fewer students are now in the liberal arts than in the technical and professional fields. Foreign languages, English, and history were reported to be the fields to have suffered the most, while the greatest gain, it was suggested, has occurred in the medical and related sciences.

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