Science: At Harvard

When the late Charles William Eliot resigned the presidency of Harvard in 1909, Harvard stood for Philosophy. Death, desertion and desuetude soon left President Abbott Lawrence Lowell little to boast about in that department. During subsequent periods Harvard has stood for Literature, Freshman Dormitories, Astronomy, House Plan, according to the energy of the faculty or the benevolence of donors. Currently Harvard is beginning to stand for Physics. President Lowell, on the eve of his retirement, apparently has determined that his successor shall not have the props pulled from under that branch of knowledge....

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