EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON. - A writer in your issue of Monday proposed as a remedy for cribbing that offenders be dealt with by a jury of undergraduates. It seems to me he does not go deep enough. If public opinion were not torpid on the subject, most of the cheating would stop at once; - few men would be willing to face the sure contempt of their friends even for forty per cent. A remark I heard lately, made by an upperclassman, is rather a striking illustration of how a good part of the college world looks at these things. He was speaking of the proctors; and he said if they were done away with he thought "a good many nice fellows who cheat now would stop." This man was a gentleman himself, prominent in athletics, and popular in his class, - a very favorable specimen of what outsiders would call the representative Harvard type. If such a one as he could seriously speak of a "nice fellow" as cheating, in spite of your recent editorials, I should say public opinion was very far from sound.
Your correspondent says "there is as little cheating here as at any other New England college." Probably he is right; but is it not supposed - at least outside - that Harvard means to be a little ahead of her rivals and is, and that Harvard students set higher ideals before themselves than other men? Our duty is to make this even truer in the future than it is now.
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