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While I normally would like to stay out of any PR contest for what organization serves students best, whether that be the Institute of Politics or this particular newspaper, in defense of conscientious Harvard students, I am forced to respond to Friday's front page story ("Candidates for U.C. President Square Off").

I don't quite smell the "apathy in the air" noticed by your staff reporter when I see more than 100 students at a Thursday night debate for those who would represent on the Undergraduate Council. The odor that does offend is that of slighting the students who made the effort to be involved and informed by writing the presence of more than half of them out of existence, thereby perhaps exacerbating the problem of any apathy in the population that reads this newspaper.

I think a near-capacity crowd in a 175-seat auditorium is a refreshing testament to the strides the council has made toward relevance, or at least to the fact that not all undergraduates are as unconcerned as this newspaper would paint them. --Kent B. McNellie '99,   Harvard Political Union chair

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