THE BIG AND THE LITTLE
One of the most constant complaints heard in the Yard during the period in which these are being demanded in many courses for April grades comes from Seniors who are forced to interrupt their work for distinction in order to comply with individual courses.
In many of these courses, such as Comparative Literature 11, a thesis is still required of those Seniors who are candidates for degrees with distinction, and as a result are spending a large amount of their time on theses in their special field. With both of these falling due within a period of approximately two weeks the Senior inevitably turns from his larger work to fulfill the course requirement in the easiest and most rapid manner possible. This can hardly be of any great value to the student doing such work, or to the professor demanding it.
With the rapid changes which are constantly being made in the attempt to adjust the circular system to the divisional examinations and the distinction theses, it seems highly probable that the time is not far removed when Seniors who are candidates for distinction will be relieved of all regular work during the last half of the year, when the demands of divisional examinations are falling most heavily upon them.