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Last evening, within five minutes, Sever 11 was lighted, the doors were opened, and the seats were filled! Grand as the sight of such rapid movements of an audience might be, we find it hard to understand why those who are managing the lectures care to sacrifice the comfort of the audiences and the value of the lectures to a selfish desire to see a solid column of humanity crowd itself in a room not at all capable of receiving it. Sever 11, with the poor lights, limited space, and hard seats, is no place for such lectures as Judge Holmes and Dr. Brooks have given. If none but Cambridge people, for whom the lectures are not especially intended, were turned away, Sever might do very well. But as long as students of the university have either to stand, - if they can find room, - or to go away disappointed, Sever is signally deficient. The interests of the students and the highest value of the lectures demand that hereafter Sanders be opened.

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