Japanese Classics vs. Greek and Latin.
An entertaining question was brought up at the Faculty meeting on Tuesday, and the decision which the Faculty passed will probably have considerable weight in attracting to the college students from Japan. S. Ikeda, Sp., petitioned that he might be allowed to enter college as a regular, substituting Chinese and Japanese for the Latin and Greek required at entrance. Mr. Ikeda had been a thorough student of the classical writers in his own language and of those in Chinese; in fact he had studied Japanese and Chinese classics just as students of this country study the Greek and Latin. The Faculty, considering that Mr. Ikeda had complied with the spirit of the requirements, granted his petition. This is the first time that the Faculty has ever granted such a petition, and this marked step towards liberalism in the requirements will undoubtedly attract to Harvard a large number of Japanese students.