A correspondent asks an explanation of the Harvard custom of anonymous college journalism. "The publications," he says, "of Yale, Princeton, Tufts, Dartmouth, Vassar, Brown, Trinity, Technology of Boston, and many others which do not now occur to me, all give the names of their editors in the heading, and it would seem that Harvard is the only exception."
To the question why this is so, we can only answer that so far as we are aware this custom has always existed at Harvard, and it does not seem probable that it will change. The names of the editors of Harvard papers are, however, usually published at either the end or beginning of each volume issued, and they also appear annually in the Harvard Index. The custom certainly has its advantages; and undoubtedly it is in accordance with the general sentiment of the college in such matters.