Says the "Weekly Review"! "It is not so pathetic that a Western University shouts that it has surpassed Harvard in numbers . . .; the pathetic thing about it is that Harvard doesn't like it."
The registration in the University this year may yet surpass the 1916 record. There are at present 5481 men enrolled. Yet there are a number of institutions larger than this--a few in actual totals of bona fide students, the majority through secretarial, agricultural and night school courses, whose members are only part-time students.
Numbers in themselves are of little significance. A large college, where low standards prevail is never as valuable as a small one with a record for high scholarship.
Harvard's standards always have been high, always will be; and consequently the University will never be lacking in sufficient numbers of those who really seek knowledge. To Harvard and in fact to all the great educational institutions of America growth in mere size will never mean much. What we should like to see here and everywhere in a continued rise in scholarship, and the breaking of all records for achievement and service.