Every year Harvard graduates several men who adopt teaching as a profession, and in nearly every great institution in the country this University is represented by some instructor who received his degree here. There is one form of instruction, however, and a very important one, which Harvard graduates have not taken up, and by this we mean in struction in athletics. Within the past few years athletics have gradually come to be considered an essential part of a man's college training, and in most of the colleges regular athletic departments have been established. In order to fill the position of an instructor in such a department completely a man should have had a University education, and these positions are almost always filled by graduates of some university. Yale is well represented in this direction, and so is Princeton, but it is doubtful if Harvard has a single graduate who is now filling the positlon of instructor in athletics at a university. Several institutions have applied to the Harvard authorities for students who are competeat to take charge of departments of athletics, but the authorities have been at a loss to find men who are willing and qualified to fill such a position.
It would be a good thing for the University if some of her graduates adopted this as their profession, and if men who feel that they are fitted for such work would consider the question of taking it up seriously. To men who are interested in the question of athletic training it should recommend itself as an excellent vocation.