To the Editors of the Crimson:

With decreasing federal aid and the rising cost of higher education, many Harvard students will be changing their tune next year to the note of $1.560. Much to my chagrin I will be one of those new tune carriers. so to beat the rush I've composed a new song, a victory song, a song proclaiming our number one place in the Ivy League as its most expensive school. Unfortunately, most of us will have to sing this song next year and so I thought I would share it with the Harvard community now.


(to the tune of "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard") Twelve thousand one hundred dollars, to Harvard today.

Three hundred twenty dollars o'er Eh we'll pay.

so when we sign all those checks again.

Quantitate Stipendium!

Twelve Thousand one hundred dollars, to Harvard, today.

No one can really hold the University responsible for the 15% like nor am I would, however, like to make an appeal to our lawmakers. Please do not allow Reagan's 25% cuts in federal aid for education to go through. In a complex society such as ours, complex problems can only be solved through better education, not worse. This is not idealism. This is pragmatism. Douglas J. Falgel '85