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In this issue our readers will find a statement of the present attitude of the Committee of Conference. That the gentlemen of the committee have the best interests of the students at heart, and are anxious to bring about closer relations between them and the faculty, we feel certain. But they seem to us to be needlessly timorous. Other colleges are already in advance of us in this matter of student co-operation, and that too when there is hardly a college in this country where such co-operation would have so little prejudice and disaffection to encounter as here at Harvard. The danger here is almost wholly that of indifference and sluggishness on the part of the busier, brighter, and more earnest, serious students, and for this reason an experiment would not be half so hazardous as the Committee seem to think. Let them have half the student representation elected by the more important student organizations and the other half appointed by the Committee after consulting a few undergraduates; let the topics chosen at first be of not too exciting a kind; let some rule of re-invitation be adopted by which the Committee shall be able to weed out the more unreasonable,-and we predict that the thing will go along smoothly and quietly, until in the course of a year or two the students will be educated up to the thing, will grow accustomed to it, and soon something of real value will result.

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