News

Harvard Law School Makes Online Zero-L Course Free for All U.S. Law Schools Due to Coronavirus

News

For Kennedy School Fellows, Epstein-Linked Donors Present a Moral Dilemma

News

Tenants Grapple with High Rents and Local Turnover at Asana-Owned Properties

News

In April, Theft Surged as Cambridge Residents Stayed at Home

News

The History of Harvard's Commencement, Explained

No Headline

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

Many will be disposed to sympathize to some extent with the radical views of the New York Tribune, as to the establishment of a women's college under the auspices of Harvard University, and the admission of women to lectures and recitations on equal terms with men. Indeed it seems very possible as an ultimate result following in the line of progress that Harvard may in the course of time be forced to yield to the pressure from without, and adopt this reform. That such an event is in the near future we do not believe, and it is possible that the "sweet reasonableness of waiting" for this change may, after all, find itself in the pleasant future gazing upon a delusive vacuity of non-realization of its beloved scheme. That co-education does (perhaps very properly) assert its existence at other colleges is not an argument for its adoption at all - at Harvard among the rest. That Harvard is in any way bound to pervert its generous endowment, founded for exclusive purposes, which it is now faithfully fulfilling, and to admit women to all these privileges, while there are already entirely adequate means for the higher education of women provided at other colleges, we do not at all believe. If, however, in the course of events wisdom shall dictate this course, the university will hold itself ready to receive the change. Meanwhile the undergraduate mind maintains a lively interest in the fitful but perennial discussion of this ancient theme.

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tags