The Harvard Lampoon has done it again; but this time it seems to transcend all other offenses against good taste and sense, because the present attack on Edward S. Harkness is something serious and tangible.
To the casual observer, the suggested reform to the tune of $11,000,000 to make an "inner-college" system, seems infinitely preferable to the present chaotic system at Harvard, where all the students with the exception of the Freshmen, are cliqued in small groups all over Cambridge and eat and sleep wherever their purses and inclinations desire.
But Harvard undergraduates will not be forced into sociability and collegettes. It has always been the spirit of "individualism" that has dominated life in the University,--the tradition founded with the college 293 years ago. On the historic grounds of old Cambridge, the student body, led by the Lampoon, are emulating their New England ancestors; possibly they are staging a little Boston Tea Party of their own to defend their traditional and customary rights to eat, sleep and choose their own friends and companions.