The rapid growth of the Lawrence Scientific School within recent years as regards both equipment and enrolment is a familiar fact to most Harvard men. The article on this subject in Saturday's CRIMSON showed clearly to what this growth was due, namely, the vigorous, progressive administration, which has not been baffled by the serious limitations of space, apparatus and general funds, but has pushed steadily on, making at every moment the largest possible use of what material was available, and ready always with plans for future development which awaited only the money necessary for carrying them out.
But, after all, the policy exemplified in the administration of the Scientific School, though due none the less to the efforts of its officers and professors, has taken its spirit from the policy which has governed the whole University during the last twenty-five years. Though in this period Harvard has been the recipient of many gifts, the period is characterized rather by the business-like disposition of existing means and the careful development of every department as far as those means would allow. In all this there has had to be a ruling sense of proportion, a weighing of the needs of one department against those of another with the result that though some departments have been advanced more than others, there has been at least a steady progress in all. To tell of what President Eliot has done for the University not only in the actual acquisition of resources both financial and educational during his administration, but in his exemplification of what the university president is to be for at least a long time to come, would be to repeat what was so feelingly said and many times repeated a year and a half ago, at the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary as President of Harvard. It is certainly the duty of every undergraduate to acquaint himself so far as he can with the history of the University's development and the nature of its present organization and to appreciate the services of those who have contributed largely to its present prosperity. It is through the possession of a large body of graduates, whose loyal attachment as graduates is strengthened by a sober understanding of the actual conditions and needs of the University, that Harvard's continued development in the future is assured.