Woodrow Wilson would have loved it. In their largest plebiscite in recent years, the inhabitants of the land of Harvard College self-determined the form of government they hope will rule them.
But it was not immediately clear what reaction the current rulers--both the administration and the student-faculty committees--would have to the vote.
It was a hard vote to ignore: 71 per cent of the more than 4600 students who voted during a full week of balloting that ended April 20 chose to ratify the proposed student constitution.
Archie C. Epps III, dean of students, said the ratification was "very important news," adding that he would be glad to begin discussions to determine the status of the government.
Before the government can replace the existing student-faculty committees, the Faculty would have to pass legislation authorizing the change.