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Sever 11 was crowded last night by Harvard men who came out in response to the call for a meeting, which should give public expression to the indignation entertained by the whole college over the wanton acts committed after the celebration last Saturday night. The meeting was called to order a few minutes after seven by S. Dexter, 1st, president of the senior class, who stated in a few words the object of the meeting. G. T. Goldthwaite, '91, then offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
[Resolutions adopted by the mass meeting of the undergraduates of Harvard College in regard to the defacing of Harvard College buildings by unknown persons, May 31, 1890.]
We, the students of Harvard University, assembled in a mass-meeting, do now adopt the following resolutions:
Resolved, That we express the unanimous sentiment of the undergraduates in saying, that we view the wanton defacing of Harvard's walls and monuments with the most hearty indignation; that we resent the imputation that a deed so barbarous and un-Harvardlike could have been done by our sanction or with our knowledge; but that we believe it to be the sanction of one or two men at most; and
Resolved, That as the stigma of this vandalism will attach to us as a body, we therefore make all the reparation in our power by tendering to the College money, to be raised by public subscription among us, sufficient to repair, as far as possible, the damage caused by it, and by expressing our deep regret at its occurence; and
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be submitted to the Faculty of Harvard University, and that the public press be requested to give the same publicity to our repudiation of this outrage that they gave to the dissemination of its details.
The general feeling that some action ought to be taken in regard to the manner of holding celebrations was voiced by L. M. K. Garrison, L. S., who moved that the meeting express it as the sentiment of the students that the Athletic Committee be requested to suggest some plan under which celebrations may be conducted in a manner more satisfactory to all than they are at present. The motion was carried unanimously.
It was plainly the sentiment of the meeting that the students should take some active part in the detection of the perpetrators of the outrage, and after considerable discussion it was voted that a portion of the money raised by subscription shall be devoted to employing officers to ferret out the miscreants.
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