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LAUDS "ACADEMIC FREEDOM"

NEW YORK ALUMNI APPLAUD PRAISE OF PRES. LOWELL'S ATTITUDE.

At the annual dinner of the New York Harvard Club, Colonel W. Rand '88 was vigorously applauded when he spoke as follows: "Regarding the so-called 'Red peril,' no one who knows the history of Harvard need worry about her attitude. She stands for academic freedom and free and open discussion on all things by instructors and students. At times this freedom may bring embarrassing situations, but if these are met by tact they will do far less harm than suppression of free discussion. No Harvard man of today would wish it otherwise. I speak for the great body of Alumni, and I believe I am voicing their sentiment. We all believe President Lowell has handled this question of academic freedom with great discretion." Many Alumni expressed their approval of these sentiments favoring freedom of speech and discussion at the University.

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