In another column we publish a communication urging the establishment of a chair of journalism at Harvard. Each succeeding year witnesses the enlargement of the curriculum by the new courses in modern languages, science and philosophy, but not a step has yet been made to establish a course whose need is greatly felt. The fear either of the total failure, or but partial success, of a course in journalism is what deters the faculty from taking the initiative, and unfortunately there is no precedent at other colleges by which it is easy to judge the benefit of such a course. Lately, however, Cornell has established a chair of journalism, and the success of the move will undoubtedly be watched with interest by other colleges which are on the verge of following Cornell's example. We have no hesitancy in pronouncing the success of the plan if tried here, but time alone can prove with certainty the advantages of such a policy.
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