NEW MAGAZINE "THRESHOLD" IS PUBLISHED FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Mrs. Roosevelt, Ross, Levin Contribute to First Issue
With a definite Harvard tinge to its editorial staff and to its first issue, a new intercollegiate magazine entitled "Threshold" has just made its appearance.
Containing articles by Mrs. Roosevelt and Max Lerner, "Threshold" is intended as a publication devoted to the work of well-known adults as well as of students and recent college graduates. Irwin Ross '40, editor of the periodical, explains its purposes in an editorial.
"To the best of our knowledge." Ross states, "there is today no non-partisan, non-religious intercollegiate journal devoted to the best student output in the way of articles, fiction, verse, reviews which seem sufficient reason to start one. . . .
"We conceive of this journal as bridging the gap between college publications and the commercial magazines. Our pages are open to the widest diversity of opinion. We are vitally concerned with the democratic defense against totalitarianism, but we do not capouse any further, more specific, political or economic doctrines."
The magazine is sponsored by the International Student Service, an impartial organization first set up in 1920 to aid in World War relief work. At the present time it is endeavoring to develop international cooperation among students, to encourage active participation in solving the problems of democracy, and to make faculty-student relations in colleges more cordial.
One of the most important articles in "Thresholds" first issue is "China's Triangular War," by Hugh Deane '39. Deane has recently returned to the United States from China where he was the Christian Science Monitor's Chungking correspondent.
Daniel J. Boorstin '34 tutor in History and Literature, discusses The University as Big Business." Boorstin attacks the apparent trend toward commercialism in twentieth-century colleges, and asks whether the interests of the student are not being sacrificed in favor of the desire of their teachers to improve their academic and financial status.
Robert E. Lane '38, who has been in large measure responsible for the success of the Work Camp movement in this country, discusses the summer programs of the various groups scattered throughout the nation in "Work Camps Come of Age."