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YALE AND HARVARD.

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In undergraduate circles everywhere there is apt to be a large amount of thoughtless denunciation of the rival college, for no other reason than that it is the rival college. Graduates are the men who seem most appreciative of the good qualities of the side to which they do not belong; they usually take the trouble to find out what the rival's claims to greatness are. Undergraduates are far too apt--especially during the heat of an athletic season--to attribute anything but virtue to the members of the sister institution.

It is with especial pleasure, therefore, that the CRIMSON is publishing this morning the views of President Hadley on the community of interests of Yale and Harvard. President Hadley's insistence on the points of fundamental unity--the intellectual rivalry which shows itself among the graduates in varied walks of life, the influence of the traditions which both uphold--reveals the very matter which the undergraduates are most likely to overlook. The value of the Harvard lectureship which he mentions so enthusiastically makes us wish that some Yale alumnus would present a sum of money to Harvard to allow us to entertain regularly a Yale professor. Certain it is that the bonds of union between the two universities which the spirit of such a gift shows are becoming each year more strong; and in the future Harvard and Yale--the first and third colleges founded in America--must be drawn closer and closer together by the ties of tradition and of ideals which have been working themselves out through years of growth.

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