Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talks Justice, Civic Engagement at Radcliffe Day


Church Says It Did Not Authorize ‘People’s Commencement’ Protest After Harvard Graduation Walkout


‘Welcome to the Battlefield’: Maria Ressa Talks Tech, Fascism in Harvard Commencement Address


In Photos: Harvard’s 373rd Commencement Exercises


Rabbi Zarchi Confronted Maria Ressa, Walked Off Stage Over Her Harvard Commencement Speech


We invite all members of the University to contribute to this column, but we are not responsible for the sentiments expressed.


EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON: -The following letter from a prominent graduate of the college, has been received:

"I had observed with much satisfaction that the students were beginning to take the initiation in the abolition of college prayer, so far as relates to compulsory attendance. Their neglect to do so hitherto has been very discoursing to me in my guerrilla warfare on the regulations during the past two years, and I had been planning to prepare a memorial, signed by myself alone, for the coming meeting of the overseers. But now comes your note of yesterday, and I gladly yield the floor to those who are better entitled to it.

It will be far better for you to do this for you will not be accused of crying out against a theoretical grievance. I agree with you heartily in your protest against acts of insubordination and lawlessness by way of manifesting your discontent with the present compulsion. Nothing can excuse such acts as the recent disfiguration of the chapel, and nothing will more certainly impede your movement. Indeed, the various indications of late, that an element of rowdyism is reappearing a Harvard, will be seized upon as an argument that more, and not less restraint is needed.

Command me if you see any specific way in which I can serve you. With best wishes, Sincerely yours.

W. P. GARRISON, S. Class of '61.

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.