The facilities of scientific investigation open to undergraduates are more numerous than is generally realized. The CRIMSON wishes to call attention to one of these in particular, which should be thoroughly understood and often used. This year, owing to the generosity of Harvard graduates, the north wing of Wadsworth House has been made the headquarters of two newly established bureaus of research in government, and has been supplied with a collection of books, reports and other pertinent literature. One, the Bureau for Research in Municipal Government, aims to bring Harvard students into direct contact with municipal problems. Outwardly it consists of a reading room, a seminary room, and offices. Under the direction of Professor W. B. Munro the bureau seeks to give the students a work-shop training in the use of official data, and a knowledge of the sources from which authoritative information may be obtained. The bureau intends to publish from time to time reports of its results.
The other, the Bureau of Research in Government, under the direction of Dr. A. N. Holcombe '06, is doing a similar work in bringing together a collection of literature relating to our state and national governments. This is interesting as a part of the new movement in education which develops inventors in the scientific school, business men in the business school, and trained politicians in what may be called a "school of applied politics."