Meeting of the Conference Committee.
The five faculty members of the Conference Committee were all present at the meeting yesterday afternoon, but not more than half of the student members were there to meet them. After Professor Palmer had called the meeting to order, the discussion was opened upon the resolution that those students guilty of cribbing should be tried before the Conference Committee, having right, however, to appeal to the faculty in case of verdict of guilty. There were three distinct lines of thought expressed. A number favored the resolution, feeling that it embodied the best method of acting directly on college opinion; that it would stimulate a healthy sentiment which would blot out cribbing by making it unpopular; and that the students at large when thoroughly conversant with the case would give the plan earnest support. A few agreed in the general force of these arguments, but desired to place a specially and carefully selected jury of students in the conference committee in these trials, judging the latter body ill adopted to the ends of a jury. Several wholly disagreed with the main plan of a trial by students, holding that college opinion would not support such a system. These latter maintained that the conference committee was unsuited by its very nature to exercise such power, and that the change would involve its overthrow. No decision was reached upon the resolution, the debate being continued until the next meeting. A further topic for discussion was announced, - organized work for students during the long summer vacation.