We cannot but commend this move to the instructors in charge of the other departments of the college. The retiring rooms in Sever are at present of but little use to any one, not even to the instructors for whom they are reserved. We feel sure if the other instructors would follow the example set by Prof. White in the Greek department, always the first to look to the interests and convenience of its students, that their efforts would be appreciated.
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The Greek department seems to be determined to keep its well-earned reputation for push and energy, which has made it so popular in the past. The action of Prof. White in offering to the students of his course one of the retiring rooms in Sever as a reading room and study, must meet with the approval of every student who has suffered from the numerous inconveniences which necessarily attach to the library, however excellent the management of that institution. Where a large crowd frequent one room, as is the case with the library, there must be more or less noise and confusion; but in a separate reading room reserved for the use of a few students, these drawbacks are reduced to a minimum. As Prof. White intends to place a number of reference books in the room, the student will have most of the advantages of the library combined with the quiet of his own room.