That some executive power may be granted the conference we earnestly hope. There is a feeling prevalent among the students that in some of the features of college life, they should have nearly, if not absolutely complete control of their actions. Such control would certainly make them more careful in what they do. Amherst with her student senate having considerable executive power, has shown that students are just, nay, even severe at times, in their judgments upon their fellows, and there is no reason to doubt that Harvard students would be less able to wield power than Amherst men. If executive power similar to that exercised by the Amherst senate should be granted to the students in a conference committee where they would be aided by the advice of several gentlemen of the faculty, even that august body would probably grant that it would be well used. The experiment is worth the trial.
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May 06, 2017