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(Studio) Bard College in New York tries instant admission plan.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Annandale-on-Hudson, New York) Bard is about 100 mile from NYC, on Hudson River; isn't ordinary liberal arts college; incld. in alumni are comedian Chevy Chase and rock group Steely Dan. President is Leon Botstein 1 of youngest in nation and instant admission plan was his idea. [BOTSTEIN - says admission isn't science; advocates starting learning process and seeing students that way at admissions time.] In admissions conference in New York City this wkend., prospective freshmen take part in sample classes. [INSTRUCTOR - talks about class.] Process of admission cited. [Prospective student Mike KIRCHBERGER - says it's about time someone came up with this.] [Eric NAGOURNEY - says it's more honest.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
- Dean, Morton;
- Shepard, Gary
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