Education: Read, Read, Read

Harvard is often held a hotbed of conservatism. Out of this hotbed springs next month a rarity; a wholesale educational experiment. When Harvard men come back from Christmas holidays classes will not be called.* Last spring the governing boards approved a vote of the faculty of Arts & Sciences. Educational machinery ground out of this vote a plan. Instead of attending lectures the two and one half week period before mid-year examinations, the students will read books. These books selected by appropriate professors, will be supplied the library in quantities; will...

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