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Things at Harvard aro dull. That
sums up conditions at Cambridge and,
incidentally, it describes the tone of
The events of opening week have
shrlvoled up and lost importance be
cause thoy wero not chronicled whllo
fresh. A few things, however, that
havo escaped the exchange editor may
bo of interest.
The attendance at Harvard, both In
tho collogo and in the professional
schools, is larger than last year. Tho
increase, though nothing llko that at
Nebraska, exceeds that of Yale, whero
everything promised a larger gain.
Contrary to custom, Harvard opened
Informally a day before the regular re
ception. To extinguish tho custom,
which in years past has characterized
the oponing day as "Bloody Monday,"
those In authority decided to hold tho
recoptlon on Tuesday. Happy short
sightedness, indeed. On Monday night,
obedient to tradition, tho students
gathered in the yard and the usual
ramming and jamming of tho two
classes, freshmen and sophomore, oc
curred. Tho faculty held their recep
tion on tho following night and after
the reception there followed a veritablo
"Bloody Tuesday." As things stand
now tho tradition is in a chaotic state.
Tho reception needs a word. It is
different from a Nebraska reception.
It consists of nothing but short ad
dresses by certain professors, President
Eliot and tho senior class president.
Nothing could bo more calculated to
bore a new or old student, and nothing
could be more of a stimulus to just
that form of reception which invari
ably follows tho speech-making and
which tho faculty Is trying to destroy.
Tho freshman who goes to Memorial
for a late brealcfast on the morning
after tho rush with his bruised head
wrapped up feels that lie is a part of
Harvard and feels truly welcomed.
Professor Barrett Wendell tho Eng
lish classes know him has been the
cause of considerable amusemont In
and about Cambridge since tho uni
verdity opened, and, not unjustly, he
has been laughed at by those whom he
expected would enter the lists In a dis
cussion of tho ovlls of co-education.
Professor Wendell wrote an article in
tho October number of tho Harvard
Monthly, in which in tragic and hope
less tone he bemoaned tho fact that tho
opening of under-graduate classes
(only a few such cases) in Harvard
to students In RadcliiTo meant tho ex
tinguishment of the "virility" of tho
university. Much moro extravaganco
was Indulged In with tho result that all
Radcliffo is laughing at tho Bnobblsh
professor, and the Now England papers
even are ridiculing his alarm. There
is a bit of personal humor in tho sit
uation In that Professor Wendell is
said to bo very susceptible himself to
tho influence of a pretty face, and this
Influenco over young Instructors is tho
monster which ho fears threatens Har
Little else has occupied the time of
college presidents in New England this
last month more than participating in
installing presidents of certain head
less Institutions. Early in tho month
MIbs Caroline Hazard of Providoncp.
R. I and a protege of Brown, by tho
way, was Installed as the president of
Wcllesley In one of tho most impres
sive and prettiest ceremonies. Imagin
able Every college In this part of tho
country scorned eager to pay homago.
President Angoll, who had been in Bos
ton attending tho International Con
gregational conference, represented our
great west. A week later Rev. Dr.
Faunco of Now York City was installed
at Brown. President Faunco Is a young
man, comparatively, and tho most pop
ular university preacher that Harvard
has had for some time. Tho Installa
tion of President Hadloy at Yale is too
woll known to all to notice. At this in
stallation President Hndloy moro tho
Harvard color crimson In his hood,
while Prcsid6nt Eliot of Harvard wore
tho Yalo blue.
A duo sense of proportion would glvo
nine-tenths of this communication to
tho subject of foot ball. Suffice it to
say foot ball is still foot ball in Har
vard, or, as Bomo might say, Harvard
is all foot ball. Tho first big gamo will
bo that with tho Indians, to bo fought
and decided before this is read. Tho
press reports of Harvard's promising
outlook nro probably not far amiss.
Preparations for the great Yalo gamo,
to be played in Cambrldgo November
18, include a chango in tho bleachers
so as to accommodato 3-1,000 people. If
mo uay is pleasant thoro will bo an at-'
tondanco of 30,000 or moro.
Ah a morsel to tho gallery rushers
at tho Oliver tho players at tho thea
tres ought to bo mentioned. During
October Mansfield, Jefferson, Julia Ar
thur, Hackott and Herno havo appear
ed. Sir Henry Irving comes next
There has been a dearth of lecturers,
both in Cambridge and in Boston. Rev. ,
Edward E, Halo gives the principal i
Lowell institute lectures. Professor i
MacVano explained tho Transvaal sit
uation to a very largo audienco last'
A Nebraska club In Harvnrcl Rnnms in
bo a not impossible thing in tho fu
ture. Those known to tho writer aro:
Homer Edmlston, '92; George Helmrod
and Frank Philbrick, '97, and U. S.
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tho main building at 7:30. A few min
utes later it marched to the theatre,
1 led by the cadet band. President W.
F. McNaughton in a neat speech Intro
duced ex-Governor Holcomb and later
ex-Congressman Charles A. Towno of
Duluth, Minn., who spoko upon free sll-
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