Three out of the four practical university problems of the day in England, stated by Prof. Bryce in his lecture on English universities, exist as well for Harvard to solve. (1) Rightly Mr. Bryce named the reduction of expenses for students as the first of these problems. It is difficult to see any way by which this reform can be practically secured for Harvard. On the contrary, it seems as though every year the necessary expenses of students go on increasing. That something will have to be done to remedy this evil before long is more or less apparent to all, although, we fear, too slightly appreciated by any except members of the university itself. That the students themselves appreciate it is evident from the very noticeable efforts of theirs of late years towards securing cheaper living, and especially recently by their movement for cooperation. (2) The efforts made of late years by the university to secure support and endowment for professorships in the higher and more recondite branches of learning, are sufficient evidence that this problem is present before the authorities-that is, "that ampler provision is required for teaching in a great number of more recondite subjects." (3) "Something should be done to enable the university to help original research." To a certain extent the scheme of an American school at Athens, in which Harvard has so much interest at present, may be said to be a move towards the solution of this problem. But it is doubtful whether improvement is so much needed in this direction as in what is comparatively the elementary portion of the college work at Harvard. But that all these reforms and advancements are merely visionary we do not believe; they lie directly in the course of events, and are bound to come before many years.
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