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We are glad to learn that the instructors who have charge of the commencement parts this year will make an extra effort to have all the parts possess that quality in which commencement exercises are singularly lacking, the quality of being interesting. Now there is nothing in the nature of a commencement part that requires stupidity, yet stupidity is the rule, not the exception in commencement parts. The facts are often scholarly, but seldom interesting. This year, however, the parts, we are told, must be interesting above all other things. The topics must be as far as possible live topics, or if this be impossible, and the old, time worn subjects be again raked up, the treatment of these subjects must be of a more interesting nature than usually falls to the lot of commencement parts. The absence of Prof. Hill, who has heretofore practically taken entire charge of commencement exercises, is unfortunate, but Mr. Briggs has shown so much interest and determination to make the exercises rise above the standard of former years, that the commencement parts of this year bid fair to be much better than the average in late years.

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