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HARVARD ALUMNI BULLETIN. Published weekly during the College year at 50 State St., Boston, Mass. Subscription, $4
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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
AND OF THE ASSOCIATED HARVARD CLUBS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1921.
News and Views
the necessity of having to spend a year in
the category of the unclassified. Most of Opening It is not possible, at this them will be assigned to the upper classes, of the
early date, to make any of course; but a good many will go to College Year.
accurate estimate of the swell the list of freshmen. enrollment in the various departments of The graduate and professional schools, the University. There is every indication, taking them as a whole, will undoubtedly however, that the number of students in hold their own and may show a considerHarvard College will be substantially ably increased registration. In two of larger than it was in September, 1920. The them, the Graduate School of Business Ad- . applications for admission have been con- ministration and the Graduate School of siderably more numerous this summer, and Education, there will almost certainly be more men were admitted after the June ex- an enlarged enrollment; in the others the aminations than is usually the case. If the signs point the same way, but no predicSeptember examinations produce the nor. tions are safe until the registration is commal crop of entrants there will be pleted. It is a fair wager, however, that a record freshman class. On the face the total student attendance will prove to of things it is bound anyway to be the be larger this year than it has been at any largest class we have ever had, for a previous time. change in the method of classifying under- Changes in the teaching staff this autumn graduates, which goes into force this au- are relatively few, although the number of tumn, will considerably augment the num- professors who are to be absent during the her of students who are rated as freshmen. whole or a part of the year on sabbatical Hitherto when students have transferred to leave or for other reasons is somewhat Harvard after a year or more at some other larger than usual. For the most part, the institution of collegiate grade, they have instruction which is ordinarily given by been listed for the time being as "unclas. these teachers is being provided during sified” students. Not until after a full their absence by other members of the vear's attendance at Harvard have they same departments or by instructors who been given regular rank in one of the four have been temporarily secured from other undergraduate classes. This arrangement colleges. The program of instruction is was very unsatisfactory to the men con- sufficiently flexible to permit this without cerned and it has now been abandoned. causing serious inconvenience to anyone. Students who come from other colleges Harvard has no new buildings to dedi. will be provisionally ranked as freshmen, cate this autumn, indeed has had none for sophomores, juniors, or seniors, without several years. The high cost of building