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A recent number of the Springfield Republican contains a letter on the subject of "Political Economy at Harvard." Although the article contains nothing new, it incidentally mentions the growing importance of political study in a college course as a means of preparation for active political or journalistic life. This fact has been recognized by many of the universities of the country, and already at Columbia and Ann Arbor have been established schools of political science, whose special object is to train men for engaging in active politics. Although it seems that the scare at Harvard about the reduction of the courses in the subject had little foundation in fact, it is certain that this university has made but few advances in political subjects in the past few years. It is true the men are now allowed to take honors in the subject, but the results of this innovation are yet to be seen. It seems very strange, however, that at the most progressive university in the land this subject is so neglected by the faculty, although one of the most popular with the students.

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