The Harvard student is proverbially fond of fault finding. Nothing is more to his taste than a dignified protest against some great and crying evil, or an undignified but lively "kick" against some minor form of grievance. The latest abuse upon which student opinion has felt itself obliged to frown may be classed with the smaller annoyances of college life. It seems that the students who have elected courses requiring their presence at the Agassiz Museum are subjected to great annoyance by the custom of some of the instructors of detaining their sections until the hour has fully expired. By this practice the unfortunate student in such courses is compelled to rush down innumerable flights of stairs and make his way along Oxford street and through the yard at a neck or nothing pace. It need hardly be said that such unnatural speed as this is harmful to the last degree, especially since it is apt to follow closely upon the exhaustion produced by the daily sprint race to the chapel doors. Yet the student must go into this "rush," or else be marked absent at the recitation at which he is due on the hour immediately after his recitation at the museum. Some change must evidently be made out of regard to the heart-diseased students who form the larger portion of the college.
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August 04, 2015