Paul C. Daniels, United States representative to the cultural action committee of the Organization of American States, spoke at Vassar’s 98th Commencement, telling the 277 graduates in the Class of 1962 to beware of unbridled idealism.  “More harm,” he said, “has been done to the world through the combined efforts of the do-gooders than by the evil-doers.”  “Idealism,” he warned, “is not enough,” because the “frustrations” it creates can be dangerous and destructive.
The chairman of the board of trustees, John Wilkie, announced that gifts to the college for the year totaled more than $2,500,000, including a senior-class gift of $22,969 for library purchases.     The New York Times