In his recent lecture, Mr. Steffens charged that our courses are "too much in the past," that we painstakingly investigate the Vendee of '93, and wink at the Lawrence of '12.
To be sure, we have no courses labelled "To-day's News 6a hf," nor even "Current Events 32b hf." But this fact should not mislead. Not only in Sociology and Economics but in practically all departments are courses which the teacher makes fairly brim over with the spirit of true "modernity" and human interest. And, after all, Paleontology and Sanscrit with this spirit are less "past" than "Aeroplaning Q" without it.