EDITORS HARVARD HERALD. - The practice of sending home a notice of a failure in any one of the ever recurring freshman examinations seems to me unusually severe and in many cases quite unnecessary. It is all very well that complaints should in some cases be sent, and even when a condition has been received, but for a single 38 or 39 per cent., as long as the other marks were reasonably high, it really seems pretty hard to arouse the parental ire. The freshman maximum physics paper was unusually difficult, and naturally about one-half of the section failed. Some of these unfortunate men who passed in all other studies received 38 or 39 per cent. A notice was sent asking for "co-operation in impressing the importance of increased diligence." Can not the faculty take all circumstances into consideration before resorting to such extreme means?