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CONFERENCE OF EMPLOYMENT BUREAUS.

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In the Alumni Bulletin last year, statistics were printed which show that between one-third and one-half of Harvard's undergraduates were earning money either in term time, in the summer, or during the entire year. That such a large proportion of students is able to obtain work is due mainly to the assistance of the Employment Bureau. According to the report of the secretary for last year the number of positions provided was almost 2,000 and the total amount earned by the students during the whole year was over $100,000. The struggles and achievements of other men sink into insignificance beside those of the men who earn their own education. Of her self-supporting men, especially, Harvard may well be proud, for many of them are distinguished not only in scholarship but in undergraduate activities as well.

In other universities, also, the last few years have seen a remarkable growth of opportunities for self-support. The establishment of employment bureaus in nearly every college and university in the land is a step toward the demonstration of American higher education. Today, for the first time a conference of representatives of the employment bureaus of twelve of our largest universities will be held in New York. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the problems presented in the work of these bureaus, and we hope that much good will result from this opportunity for co-operation and combination of resources.

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