Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 3. 1967.
Sirs, — I should like to correct a false impression which could be created by two passages (in your article of March 17 on the Graduation ceremony) being read in conjunction. The first passage reads as follows:
"Although applications for conferment of degrees were sent out earlier than usual many Honours papers had not been marked by this date and the graduates did not receive their forms until the closing date for entries." This statement is followed later in the article by the following:
"Of the 28 Masters graduates in English only 16 managed to return their application forms by the set date (January 31) ..."
Taken together, these statements suggest that the English Ma scripts written in November 1966 were among the "many Honours papers that had not been marked" by some date late in January 1967.
The facts are quite different. All Ma examining and assessing in English was completed, and the results officially filed with the university office, before the end of November of last year.
Ian A. Gordon.
Head of English Department.