For the second time Harvard University has rejected an offer of a scholarship from Ernst (Putzy) Hanfstaengl.
Putzy, renowned as the agreeable gentleman who soothes Adolf Hitler's furrowed brow with music, is Nazi Press Chief.
This year he raised his scholarship offer from the $1,000 of last year to $10,000. President James B. Conant replied:
"Harvard University has not changed its position in regard to accepting a gift from Dr. Hanfstaengl."
A year ago he had said:
"The corporation are unwilling to accept a gift from one who has been so closely associated with the leadership of a political party which has inflicted damage on the universities of Germany through measures which have struck at principles we believe fundamental to universities throughout the world."
Teachers College is lending its bit of support to the Nazi government by sponsoring a trip this Summer to the openly-propagandistic Berlin Olympics. Full academic credit will be given students for the time spent on the "Olympic Educational Tour".
We prefer the Harvard method. --Columbia Spectator, February 13, 1936