I have just received the November 11 issue of The Scroll which does not express the Deerfield Academy I once knew. The juvenile article about Choate and its students is a fall from the grace I did not expect from The Scroll, the school and the students.
Deerfield has always emphasized its accomplishments to the community and the world and once admired the humility of the faculty and the students. Disrespect for others and schools is not a part of the Deerfield tradition built over a period of years. It has been lost by the thoughts meant to be humorous by unthinking writers who will no longer be remembered but whose thoughts will be.
I am upset by what I loved and can no longer respect.
Robert L. Merriam ’43