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In a day or two the students of Harvard College will be widely scattered over the country, some to their work, others to their vacation. All alike share one important duty to the College. Wherever they go, and whatever they do, each has his part of the responsibility for maintaining the good name of Harvard. The test of the worth of a college is ultimately the men whom it sends out into the world. If they are worthy, the credit is given to their Alma Mater; and the blame for their shortcomings falls on her as well. Popular judgment of Harvard is not based on the testimony of a catalogue or of descriptive pamphlets; her fame rests, and must always rest, with the men who bear witness by their lives to the value of the training which she has given them. In her graduates and undergraduates the outer world looks to see her title to preeminence make good.

Men in college today must not fail to remember this. On Ninety-five the responsibility chiefly falls, since for them Harvard has now done all she may. They, before all others, stand in the eyes of the world as representative of Harvard's best culture; yet there is no member of the College who should not keep always in mind that he is a son of Harvard, and so bear himself that Harvard may be justified of her sons.

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