The Presidents of Universities climbed onto lecture platforms last week, and gravely addressed the Freshmen.
For the most part the discourses were similar. The Freshmen, slightly ill at ease, or somnolent, were urged to achieve "divine curiosity" (Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler), to create an intellectual atmosphere (Dr. John Grier Hibben). In general, they were implored not to behave like Freshmen, but like bright, contented students.
Only the Freshmen of Cornell were urged to something different. For they were told by their president, Dr. Livingston Farrand, that they ought to sleep more than Freshmen hitherto have slept.
Warned Dr. Farrand: "The failure to get the...