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Dr. M. E. McDonnell, who ha - s been in Europe on leave of ab sence for the past fifteen months, has returned. Dr. McDonnell has been appointed Assistant Bacteriologist of the Station. Prof. Carl Becker, B. A., a graduate of the University of Wis consin, of the class of '96, has been appointed Instructor of His tory and Political Science at this College. Mr. Becker has held fellowships, since graduation, at University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. The new instructor in Mathematics, Mr. Norman C. Riggs, who takes the classroom work of Dr. Benedict, is a native of Missouri and a graduate of the University of Missouri in the class of 1895. He spent two years as instructor, one as acting assistant professor of Mathematics in that institution. He spent two years in the Graduate School of Harvard devoting his time to the study of Mathematics, and received the degree of Master Science there. Prof. Bocher, of Harvard, selected Mr. Riggs to read his papers in Mechanics. Prof. G. C. Butz, Horticulturist of the Station, has been re cently appointed by the State Department of Agriculture one of the three inspectors of nursery stock in the state. Drs. Armsby and Frear attended the meeting of the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, and of Official Agricultural Chemists held in San Francisco dur ing July. Dr. Armsby is retiring president of the Association, and Dr. Frear retiring chairman of committee of Official Chemists on Food Standards. The new Station building, for the reception of the respiration calorimeter, which is to be built and operated by the station in co operation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, is rapidly approaching completion. The Station has received requests from Prof. Hagemann, of Bonn, Germany, and from Prof. Tangl, of Buda Pesth, Austria, for plans of the respiration-calorimeter, now in process of con struction, and the duplication of the apparatus at both of these places is under consideration. The Dairy School is contemplating the addition of the necessary apparatus for the manufacture of dried curd. This is a bye-prod uct of skim milk and is used largely in the manufacture of paper.