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The University has recently given a substantial amount of land to WGBH, the educational television station whose studios were destroyed by fire last fall. This grant continues a long and praiseworthy tradition of Harvard support to the station.
The sacrifice required by this gift should not be underestimated. The land has a value estimated at $250,000 and it is part of a larger area which is sufficiently attractive to have been included among the two or three possible sites for the Kennedy library.
A university has a very definite responsibility to further the cultural life of the community surrounding it. Through the WGBH gift, Harvard more than fulfills this responsibility.
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