The enthusiastic reunions of Yale and Bowdoin Colleges serve to remind us of the affection and loyalty of college graduates towards their alma mater. There is no greater pleasure, perhaps, to the graduate of middle life, engrossed in the cares of business or professional life than these annual dinners, such as are now celebrated throughout New England. It is a noteworthy sign of the great interest taken in higher education that so many eminent men should attend these gatherings, and should discuss so earnestly and thoroughly the great questions of the day in collegiate methods of instruction. While a dinner of Harvard alumni would be an impossibility in the vicinity of Boston, as no hotel would be able to accommodate such a vast throng as would appear, we may feel assured that the influence of Harvard does not wane on account of the impossibility of holding alumni dinners of their own. Even at the bluest of blue Yale assemblies, a Harvard representative is one of the honored guests, and eloquent words are not lacking in answer to the toast for Harvard. Truly the college dinner is a fountain of intellectual as well as physical delight. May it never cease to bring together large numbers of loyal and enthusiastic alumni.
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