THE ANNEX AND THE COLLEGE.
Looking only to the present, there was no cause for the action of the authorities, as only three of the young ladies were accustomed to use these alcoves, - so few that objection could not be made to the room which they occupied. Looking, however, to the future, the action of the authorities was timely, reasonable, and just. The number of men who study in the Library is rapidly increasing, and it will not be long before there will be a question of room. But behind all this there is a principle involved dear to all those who wish to see Harvard maintain her ancient prestige. When the Annex was first started, it was said that the young ladies were coming to Cambridge simply to be instructed by our professors, and so intimate a connection between the College and the Annex as has come into existence was not a part of the ostensible scheme. To check this tendency of degeneration into coeducation, the first step has been taken; and, if need be, the authorities ought not to hesitate to take the second.