A person with a crusade is wasting his time at New Haven. One thing a fellow can say about the so-called body politic at Yale and not worry about being contradicted is that said body politic has plenty of sales resistance. In fact it seems doubtful if there is a group of people anywhere which is less susceptible to crazes and innovations that Yale undergraduates. The truth of this can be seen in the way students became interested in the House Plan, about six months after the News had tried to work up interest, and almost eight months after the Plan has first been announced.
Some say the reason for such apparent tardiness or sluggishness on our part is that the Yale Faculty is notoriously the most conservative body in New England and that their example is before us, we naturally tend to deliberate. Maybe so, but we think the reason is different.
If a fellow manages to keep pretty busy all the time doing something and amusing himself, he isn't exactly on the look-out for new ways of doing things or ways of settling other people's business for them. He is satisfied with a few easy courses and one or two hard ones. And then over the week-end he can go away and forget what Yale looks like for a couple of days.
This strikes us as a very healthy attitude for a college to have. It is self-sufficient, stable and mature, and a fellow can enjoy leisure there or pursue culture without being yelled at or prodded. It is conservative in the extreme, as it has to be if it represents the modern undergraduate. --Yale News.