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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New school of thought

NEEDHAM

Olin College in Needham is so new that whatever ivy there may be on the 5-year-old campus probably hasn't grown past the windows on the first floor.

But that didn't stop the Newsweek/Kaplan College Guide from naming the tiny (current enrollment: 286 students) engineering school as one of the "25 New Ivies" for its ability to attract the nation's top scholars.

Olin is one of three Massachusetts schools to make the list. The other two are Boston College and Tufts University.

-- Erica Tochin

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