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Bloody Pulp?

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Dean Archie Epps' report on his peacemaking between the Lampoon and the Harvard-Radcliffe Black Student Association (Crimson, May 16th) reveals how fortunate Harvard is to have such a talented and skillful administrator in its midst. The past decade has witnessed excessive disruption in the life of this university and I am certain our wounds would be all but intolerable but for the presence of Dean Archie Epps, a truly exceptional figure among Harvard administrators.

As he knows, however, I would feel equally charitable toward his report had he recognized in the first instance that the dispute between the Lampoon and the Harvard-Radcliffe Black Student Association was not a proper sphere for bureaucratic intervention. It would, in fact, have been better for the parties to have battled each other to bloody pulp than to have the Harvard ad-

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