Even the most delightful pleasures by constant repetition become so much a part of life that they often receive too little true appreciation. The readings which Professor Copeland has made so much a part of the happiest traditions of the University have, however, failed to suffer this fate--and for a rather obvious reason.
In a large university there is a tendency for the faculty to pursue a line never quite, tangent to undergraduate interest. Hence, the evident appreciation of Professor Copeland's attempt to touch the undergraduate sphere, in the words of Dean Briggs, "to store the memory, to expand the mind, to soften the prejudices, to sharpen the insight, and to strengthen the characters of human beings."
Tonight in the Faculty Room of the Union Professor Copeland gives his Christmas reading--and those who attend will learn, if they have not yet learned, just why this is moose than a custom.