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Wellesly has 510 students.
There arc 17 Amherst men in Yale Divinity School.
The Mormons will erect a college at Salt Lake City.
The evening schools of St. Paul enroll over 1000 pupils.
What is culture worth if it is but the white-wash of a rascal.
Joseph Howard receives $125 per week for articles in the
N. Y. World.
Gen. Grant's Memoirs arc to be issued in German by Leip
The Book of Mormon forms a staple for writers fn some of
It is said that the faculty of Amherst consists entirely of
grad uatcs of that college.
What name of a great poet would be an appropriate epitaph
for Ingersoll? Robert Burns.
Two hundred and fifty thousand francs are already pledged
to the proposed Pasteur institute in Paris.
It was a Vassar girl just graduated who inquired: "Is the
crack of the rifle the place where they put the powder?"
Of the 1 156 students in the Y. M. C. A. census of Michigan
University 750 arc christians and 568 belong to the church.
The Wooster Collegian's last number is a memorial number
in respect to the death of one of the students of that place.
The Hillsdale Advance is running largely to the biographi
cal and though we regret to say it to the dry and uninter
The victor at the local oratorical contest at Ohio University
has been convicted of plagiarism and suspended from the Uni
versity. The name of the East Tennesee University has been
changed to Grant Memorial University, Grant being one of
A large number of girls from the University of Kansas dis.
pensed with male escort and attended the oratorical contest at
Topeka with chaperones.
Bernard Gillam, the principal cartoonist of Puck having been
offered $10,000 for what he was formerly paid $7,500, has
"signed" with the fudge.
The Century for April has an article on the naval duel be
tween the Alabama and the Kearsarge. It is pronounced the
"star" piece of the magazine.
The Beacon says James R. Lowell pronounces English
better than any man in America, and perhaps better than
any in England. Rash statement.
The chemistry class in Illinois College has discovered that
one tenth of the women in Jacksonville habitually use arsenic
in order that they may be more attractive.
The faculty of Haverford have made it compulsory for mem
bers of the two lower classes to spend an hour each week in
the gymnasium, under the direction of a competent instructor.
The Swedish Seminary at Stromsburg is out of debt and
in a flourishing condition. The Seminary, costing $10,000 and
a church costing $8,000 have been built by voluntary contribu
tions. Sutton Register.
At Evanston, ID., an educational fund is being raised under
the auspices of the Women's Educational Association. From
this fund it is proposed to loan small sums to young ladies pur
suing their studies at that place.
The Sophomore and Freshman classes at Princeton passed
resolutions Feb. 13th declaring themselves opposed to hazing
and all forms of personal violence to incoming classes. The
Seniors nnd Juniors had taken similar action earlier.
The Northwestern gives us information that at chapel excr.
cises at Northwestern University which, by the way, are not
just like the morning exercises in our own pleasant chapel
seventeen students had articles prepared. Preserve us from
The Sedge-Mick Lit appears with a new cover of attractive
design. It strikes us, however that the Lit hardly does itself
justice to appear but once a term. A college paper should not
make its appearance at such long intervals that its subscribers
forget it in the meantimes.
At Illinois College the Amherst system of marking has been
adopted by the Junior Astronomy class and the faculty. The
Amherst system, be it understood, is that those who attain a
grade of 85 and are not absent from over one tenth of the rec
itations arc exempt from the finals.
The class of '86, University of California has established a
scholarship which is said to be already of no mean proportions.
The class has been prompted to this charitable act by the
fact that several of, its brightest members have been lost
through inability to sustain their expenses.
At the National Type-setting Tournament, recently held in
Chicago, there were seven contestants. The New Yorkers,
Barnes of the N. Y. World and McCann of the N. Y . Herald
led the contestants. The first named came out first best with
a record of 39,225 ems in 21 hours labor.
Dr. Holmes and Mr. Lowell arc to make a trip to Europe
together this spring. They will sail next month. How very
suggestive of good things this is. It is fifty-one years since
Dr. Holmes visited the Old World. He was then a young
medical student, caring more for physics than for poetry.-.r.
The State Oratorical Association of Ohio has amended
its constitution so that now two sets of judges are required.
One set will be selected from prominent literary men, who, be
ing unable to come from a distance, will mark on thought and
composition. The other three will mark on delivery at the
The library of James Russell Lowell comprises only four
thousand volumes, but it would be difficult to find a library
more distinctively gathered for the mere love of literature. It
comprises the best works of man in many languages. One
noticeable feature is the number of old English romances which
The Wesleyan Bee has this to say of the ticket system forced
upon the literary societies at the Illinois Wesleyan University.
"Well, who is ready to spend three weeks writing and prac
ticing an oration to be given to a baker's dozen, seated in the
rear part of the hall, yawning to keep off the melancholy sen
sation arising from empty chairs? What a reform the ticket
system has worked!"
The Aurora from the Iowa State Agricultural College is
welcome to our table. As is to be expected it partakes largely
of the nature of a scientific magazine. We have various faults
to find with it. Its local column is witho.tt pith or interest,
the locals and personals are somewhat mixed and a whole page
is devoted to a directory of societies, which more resembles
the customary notice in a catalogue than a business like notice.
Not that the Aurora has not the right to do these things if it
so desires, but we merely take the liberty to suggest in all
friendship that if it would improve itself it would be a better