The CRIMSON notes with pleasure the announcement of an increase in salary for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The strength of a university depends to a large extent, on the ability and calibre of the faculty. This strength can not be maintained unless professors are paid enough to make teaching at Harvard attractive, and unless instructors receive a wage which allows them further study and preparation. Both of these aims have been accomplished.
But the announcement is not altogether satisfactory. The welfare of the House Plan and the whole fabric of Harvard education is dependent on the tutorial system, yet the tutors receive no additional salary. That a number of these men hold other positions does not obviate this objection. Some financial recognition of the increased time and effort exacted by the tutorial duties should be made beyond the usual instructor's or assistant professor's salary.