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Explains How Research in Education Idea Was Brought From Germany by President Eliot

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Education with an accent on research was introduced into this country when President Eliot brought back this idea from Germany, stated Albert Bushnell Hart '80, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Emeritus, last night at the Union Common Room.

The speech, sponsored jointly by the Memorial Society and the Freshman Committee, dealt with interesting reminiscences of Professor Hart's college days.

"Life was wonderful in those days," he said, "there were so many things one wasn't allowed to do. All the hadn't oughters' were written in a fat rule book, the college Bible."

Professor Hart concluded by stressing the importance of a student's contacts with his fellows as a means of whlening his education.

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