TO THE LADIES
In a recently complied list of American colleges, Harvard has been classed as coeducational. Doubtless the gatherer of statistics had visited Cambridge and seen the nonchalant demoiselles walking in twos and threes through the Yard with books under their arms. Perhaps he had wandered into Widener to look at the Sargent murals and had seen and heard groups of giggling girls passing to and from the delivery room. He may even have carried his researches as far as the lecture halls and noticed the rare but real feminine presence in this or that course. Such may be the explanation of Harvard's maiden appearance in the society of coeducational colleges.
The casual observer might, indeed, come to this conclusion. A few years ago a female of the species, "homo studiens", would have been as rare and out of place in the Yard as a man in the lingerie department of Shepherd's. Today, she is still as much out of place here, but she is no longer rare. At the mere thought of rearing a family of daughters--even as a sort of distant foster-father--John Harvard would drop his book from his knees and lose his place forever. But what to do? It is unfortunate that students from Radcliffe are compelled to use Widener Library. It is a mistake to admit women students to Harvard courses. Radcliffe has its facilities and should make adequate provision for their instruction.
And now, lest this editorial be taken as an outcropping of an anti-feminist movement at Harvard, the CRIMSON hastens to propose: "The ladies! We're very fond of them--at times."