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THE system of giving degrees of different grades certainly is worthy of the praise it has received, but a case has arisen which the "Rules and Regulations" evidently have omitted to provide for. As the rules now stand, a student who enters College Sophomore year, and does not take enough studies in any one branch to get honorable mention, may have an average of 84 1/2 per cent and yet receive only an ordinary degree; in fact, a poorer degree than the four-years student with 65 per cent and an honorable mention. To draw the line still more sharply, in the case supposed (and such a case has actually occurred in the Senior class), the student if he gets 1/2 per cent more gets a "magna;" in other words, he either gets a magna or only a common degree; he is entirely ruled out from all chance for a "cum laude." This is a manifest injustice, and should be corrected at once.

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