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To No One's Credit

DISSENT

By Joshua A. Kaufman

The staff gladly compliments the administration where no compliment is due. Loker Commons was never meant to be a for-profit restaurant, nor could it be under what we assume to be the charitable nature of the gift of Katherine Bogdanovich Loker. Harvard deserves no congratulations for complying with local laws which seek to protect Cambridge's tax base of profitable businesses.

Surely we're glad that Loker won't turn into a rest stop for the tourweary. And we're pleased for the extra attention available from Seth as he pours the French Roast tazo d'oro during the long nights of reading period. But in this instance, the bureaucracy we know as Harvard simply exercised a mechanical cost-benefit analysis which happened to come down on our side.

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