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For the members of the Class of 1917 who last spring had nearly completed their course and earned their degrees when they volunteered for their country's service, Princeton very properly felt that she could afford, on condition of the completion of the intensive work they were required to do here in preparation for such service, to grant them their degrees. That, however, is quite a different thing from giving degrees ad libitum to all who go into the service. Princeton nevertheless recognizes that the students who respond to the call of their country at the sacrifice of their college course should receive some high official mark of distinction from their Alma Mater, and the University authorities have accordingly met this unusual situation by providing, not a meaningless degree, but a specially engraved war certificate, setting forth that the holder was a student in good and regular standing, and that he left his University to enter the service of his country. Dean West is preparing this war certificate. It does not require the gift of prophecy to foresee that this official recognition of their patriotism by their Alma Mater will in the future be even more highly prized than a diploma of graduation. Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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