The tendency of the authorities in Radcliffe to organize the college more and more closely upon Harvard lines seems to us very wise. This policy not only ensures rapid and safe expansion for Radcliffe, but it will also prevent the rise in future of troublesome questions in regard to co-education in Harvard.
We are aware that there is a sentiment of some strength for the gradual introduction of co-education into Harvard on the ground that educational advantages are the right of women no less than of men, and that Harvard has educational advantages which cannot be found elsewhere. Yet the practical objections to the adoption of this ideal justice are great, and few would care to meet them. The growth of Radcliffe along the lines which it is taking promises a happy solution of the difficulty; it will avoid awkward arrangements and yet will open to women practically all the advantages open to men at Harvard. Organized on the same plan, offering largely the same courses, taught largely by the same corps of instructors, it will make any call for co-education in Harvard unnecessary. The relations of the two institutions are most satisfactory; united yet separate, they are strong not only by reason of the union between them, but also by reason of the individuality which each preserves.