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Harvard as you probably have heard, has a nasty habit of sneaking up behind other institutions and luring away their best faculty men with large salaries. The other colleges suffer, but Harvard gains. You realize this after you begin to attend classes here. Every professor I have stands near the top in his field and instead of being dull as many experts, every one of them is interesting.
I have a limited acquaintance with the species professor Harvardus, although I have heard quite a few specimens of the animal both in class and out. Perhaps the only generalization I can make about them is that they hibernate in the library and other warm places . . .
Perhaps the most interesting teacher I have is Professor Langer from whom I am auditing modern European History. He has a penchant for making all the great events in history very human and loves to deflate the notables of the past century.
It is doing Professor Langer an injustice to repeat a bit of one of his lectures without his inflection, but it would go something like this: "You know, gentlemen, Baroness was a very remarkable woman. She had a long and distinguished string of admirers, among whom was Meternich. They didn't see each other very often, but carried on a long and interesting correspondence. Meternich's love letters, gentlemen, were more or less theoretical. Later the Baroness was very close to George Canning, very close." Warner Shippee Correspondent to the MINNESOTA DAILY
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