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Bundy and Elliott Address Students At Convocation

By Robert M. Pringle

Dean Bundy called for a reemphasis of quality in American education in a speech before the Summer School Convocation on the evening of July 2.

The speech was part of a Convocation program held in Sanders Theatre preceding an "unscreened" mixer dance in Memorial Hall.

Dean Bundy pointed out that in the "crisis of numbers" which now faces American colleges, educators would be able to set the standards to be maintained, due to the tremendous competition and demand for college degrees. "Those who insist on quality will be felt," he said.

He went on to say that this demand for quality did not mean that an increase in enrollment of students was impossible, since the number of able ones would rise in proportion to the number of admissions.

He noted that in spite of greatly expand areas of learning it would continue to be possible to respect and learn something of the "unknown provinces" beyond one's individual field. He emphasized this especially in regard to differences between the sciences and the humanities.

As far as funds are concerned, he expressed the opinion that nothing stands in the way of affording quality. "I believe education is in the driver's seat."

William Y. Elliott, Director of the Summer School, opened the convocation with a greeting to students new in the Cambridge area. He expressed the hope that they had come equipped with "a certain amount of seriousness" as well as the ability to "enjoy what the Cambridge and Boston area has to offer.

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