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"Alumni Day:"
The Mingling of Two Generations at the Wharton School

black and white photograph of crowd on College Green, showing mix of alumni generations


The members of the "Old Guard," prominent in this mid-1980s view on College Green, are likely alumni of the undergraduate professional program at the Wharton School. The younger generation seen here, some old enough to be young alumni and some still children, are far more likely than their parents or grandparents to enroll in the Wharton Graduate Division program leading to the Master of Business Administration degree. By the mid 1990s annual MBA graduates consistently outnumbered undergraduates earning the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree by a ratio of 4 to 3. Fifty years earlier, at the Commencement of 1949, graduates earning the B.S. in Econ. degree outnumbered those earning the MBA by a ratio of nearly 4 to 1.

Photographer: unidentified

Date: mid 1980's

Medium: black and white photographb


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