The action of the Dartmouth faculty in suspending two editors of the "AEgis," an annual publication, for persisting in their refusal to give the name of the student who drew a cut for the paper in which the president figured, appears very hasty and inconsiderate. The cut in question was entitled, "Suggestions for a Chapel Window," representing the death of Ananis, with two young men carrying the body. Under the design was "1817," the year of President Bartlett's birth, "Rev. - -, D. D., LL. D." At the present stage of college tolerance, it is surprising that a bit of college pleasantry cannot be viewed in any other light by the Dartmount faculty than as an insult and slander to their president. When the college press descends to the publication of low, common and coarse caricatures, it is perfectly proper for college authorities to supress it, but in this case there is nothing which can justify the wrath of a faculty to the extent of suspension of those who may refuse to make known the person who drew the cartoon. It seems absurd that college faculties will never look in the right light on drawings in which any of their fellows are depicted, but must always take them in bad part, without reflecting that the last person who would intentionally injure their Alma Mater by placing their president in a compromising light would be the students themselves.
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