ONCE more we must protest against the exaggerated reports of student life at Harvard which find their way into the newspapers. Two articles have lately appeared, one in the Springfield Republican and one in the Boston Herald, which repeat the time-worn story of Harvard barbarity and excess. Such reports are eagerly seized upon by many persons in the community, and do the University irremediable harm. It is true that there are evils at Harvard, and it is also true that there are evils in the world outside. Such evils as we have here we had better face boldly; there is nothing gained by keeping them out of sight. But it is a crime to parade them before the public in a sensational and grossly exaggerated form, and the offence is augmented by the fact that the authors are themselves students at Harvard, and as such should be above misrepresenting for pay.
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