Another forward move toward close integration of the College and the service schools was made last week when the Bureau of Supervisors announced that the services it normally renders to Harvard Students will be offered to members of the V-12 Unit as well.
Raining in importance when a ban was placed on commercial tutoring, the Bureau has been supplying tutors at a nominal fee to legitimate clients of the old schools, students who have missed work because of illness, who have had inadequate secondary school preparation, or who have had any natural difficulty in keeping up with the course.
According to Stanley Salmen '36, director of the Bureau, the Navy men in V-12, besides civilian students, will be able to receive instruction of the same calibre as in former years, tutoring being done by experienced teachers in each department of the College. There will be no instruction in Naval Science, however.
Before three years ago, few students availed themselves of the Bureau's services, although, before that time it was only a few students who did not receive tutoring. For an era of 50 years, Harvard men had made use of commercial tutoring schools lines up along Massachusetts Avenue, a practice which developed to a stage where from two-thirds to three-fourths of the undergraduate body frequented what a campaigning Crimson editorial called "intellectual brothers."
Business Booms After Ban
Business began to boom for the Bureau when, in 1940, students were banned from further use of commercial tutoring services. Within two years, many of the men who actually needed help and had been ensnared by the schools came over to the University facilities, giving the Bureau a high total of number assisted, 538.