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Seventy page report based on five months of keen observation and thoughtful analysis is a unique performance for undergraduates. Such is the record of the Harvard Student Council Committee on Education, and we highly commend them for their diligence and active interest in the affairs of the University. Such carefully thought-out and constructive suggestions from a student committee indicate a healthy condition at Harvard. Recognition of a malady, when a accompanied by definite steps toward correction, is half the remedy.
As for the plan itself, the theory is fine. The question is will it work? Is it practical? To create a second Cambridge on the banks of the Charles is a worthy purpose. By introducing the small college system with its many advantages, Harvard could do much to break up the eliquishness that has long prevailed in social life in the Yard.
This democratic project sponsored by undergraduates is not as new as it might appear. President Lowell and many graduates have contemplated it for many years. An equally large group of Yale graduates have often suggested that we adopt the English system. Here, however, with a less diversified student body, and division into College. Common Freshman Year Sheffild Scientific School, and with our daily chapel and our prospering Yale Dining Hall, with an open-house fraternity system, et al, we have not yet reached the state turn here eyes eastward. Yale News, April 8.
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