Along with the growth and accompanying complexity of the University has come a marked and increasing need for a magazine which should keep the graduates informed of the changes which are always taking place at Harvard and which should offer a general and authorized meeting place where graduate discussion of the important affairs of the University could be carried on. In these years when Harvard is carrying on such a definite policy both in the matter of education and the management of athletics, it is of the greatest importance that those who are to uphold their college and spread her influence in different parts of the country should above all things understand the ground which Harvard is treading. If, for example, the Athletic Committee could have had a chance to explain itself to the graduates as it did to the college in a recent college conference, Harvard would have been saved a great deal of that needless and hurtful criticism of her athletics which has arisen out of pure ignorance of the true state of things.
Then again the contributions and discussions which would come in from graduates scattered all over the country would throw a very valuable light on the relation of Harvard to other parts of the civilized world. Such a magazine as is proposed promises to fill an important place in the advancement of the best interests of Harvard University, and we sincerely hope that the graduates will come forward with enough financial support to enable the proposal to be carried out.