Furstenberg Steps Down

Dean of Admissions Karl Furstenberg has announced his retirement as of Monday evening. During his 13 year tenure, applications grew by 76%, the male/female ratio went from 56/44 to 48/52, and the academic qualifications of each entering class have improved markedly. Furstenberg will be remembered almost entirely, however, for his misguided letter to the President of Swarthmore College praising the latter for doing away with the school’s football program, and describing athletics as “antithetical to the academic missions of colleges such as ours.”

Football players received word of Furstenberg’s retirement at the end of practice yesterday afternoon, before nearly anyone else on campus.