The eight-hour display in the Yard Monday night and early yesterday morning of club initiates carousing without the slightest regard for the men residing there is of course, extremely childish. Such sophomoric abortions as the invasion of dormitory rooms whose occupants were totally unknown to the neophytes, the moronic use of any device calculated to arouse a maximum of noise, and deliberate annoyance of professors residing in the Yard dormitories are not even on a par with collegiateism, a trait which supposedly has been successfully segregated from the Harvard tradition.
These affairs are worse than unintelligent intoxicated exuberance of the secondary school type. Immaturity even in men of college age can always be tolerated. But such an astounding disregard for the rights, if not the opinions of others, can be condoned on no ground. The opprobrium of bad taste is not even a sufficient indictment. Arousing men out of bed to annoy them with assinine questions all night long is bad enough, but to attempt to spread rumors about the President of the University shows an absolutely unexplainable height of sheer offensiveness.