THE Board of Overseers has at last accepted the legislative act providing that non-residents may be eligible to the office of Overseer. This question of eligibility has been discussed since 1873, when one of the Overseers thought of removing from the State. The matter was brought forward prominently by the Harvard Club of New York, last spring, and finally they have been successful. It is easy to see the advantage of this step. It will tend to increase the patronage of the University, to remove those evils which beset all close corporations, and to make the influence of Harvard national rather than sectional.