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Urges Drastic Reorganization of Graduate Education System


"The idea of five hundred new Doctors of Philosophy a year in this country is appalling" declared H. Mumford Jones, professor of English, before the Modern Language Conference in the Junior Common Room of Winthrop House last night.

He urged a complete reorganization of the Graduate Schools in this country so as to raise the standard of work in the Graduate Schools as the Law and Medical schools have done in the past twenty-five years.

Jones attacked the "feudal system" now in practice where a student is under the special protection and guiding hand of one man. He said that the present laxity in examinations accounts for many "dull theses" and "dull teachers."

Jones proposed limited enrollment with strict entrance requirements. He also suggested stricter reading examinations in German and French.

John Lydenberg was elected President for next year. C. Huntington, and C. Pasage were elected Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

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