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The faculty at Harvard has sent to
the athletic committee its opinion
that football should be prohibited to
Harvard students in 1906 unless “a
reasonable game shall have been
formulated.” The athletic com
mittee will probably have some re
gard for this resolution, as repre
senting the official attitude of the
university. The athletic committee
is composed of three faculty mem
bers, three graduates, and three un
President Reed of Dickinson Col
lege in a recent address before the
student body said that football as
played at present is based on a
wrong principle, that of personal
combat, man against man. He
claims it does not develop any de
gree of honor among the students or
the players themselves.
Eight women students have en
tered a large class in vivisection,
which will be taught at the Univer
sity of Chicago. They will experi
ment on dogs, tor which they pay
50 cents each; cats, for which they
pay 25 cents each; and, as one of
the instructors said, on ‘‘anything
else they can get hold of.”
In the past two years out of over
22,000 students who played football
in sixty of the most prominent col
leges, 654 received injuries, eight
were injured permanently, and three
died from injuries received in games.
This will compare very favorably
with automobiling as a sport. Yet
no one will put up a howl against
this reckless sport.
At Stanford University the num
ber of women students is limited to
five hundred. No women are al
lowed there as special students, or
in partial standing. A numbered
waiting list will be kept this year. It
is very probable that many qualified
candidates must be rejected in the
fall of 1906.
THE STATE COLLEGIAN
At a special meeting of the Board
of Trustees of Chicago University,
it was announced that John D.
Rockefeller had just given to the
university $1,450,000. Of this sum
$1,000,000 is to go for the general
endowment, $350,000 to meet the
deficit of last year, and the remain
ing $lOO,OOO for a fund, the interest
of which is for the widow of Presi
dent W. R. Harper during her life
Yosaburo F. Sugita, of Tokio, has
been given the chair of languages
and literature of Japan, at the Uni
versity of Notre Dame. He is a
son of a wealthy Japanese coal mer
chant, and only twenty years old.
Yale and Harvard are tried for
the lead in the hockey championship
with two games won. Columbia is
third, Princeton is fourth and Brown
last. Yale has beaten Princeton and
Columbia, and will try Harvard
Harvard has given the University
of Pennsylvania another ‘‘dig” in
one of its latest decisions. To its
baseball men it has decreed that
playing with University of Pennyl
vania will no longer count as a game
in earning their *‘H.”
Dr. Lyman Abbot, D.D., of New
York has accepted the invitation of
the Senior Class at Harvard to de
liver their baccalaureate sermon in
Appleton Chapel, Sunday, June 17.
President Hall of Clark University
is not in favor of the present system
of college examinations. He declares,
they are entirely too difficult State
ments have been made that Yale is
talking over the tutorial system with
a possible view of adopting it. The
system has been in full effect at
Princeton and Chicago Universities
and is found to work admirably.
A new liquid air plant lately de
signed by Prof. W. P. Bradley, of
Wesleyan University, has been in
stalled in the chemical laboratory of
Harvard, It is considered Qne of
the very best, and has a capacity of
half a gallon of liquid air an hour.
It was very recently decided at
Chicago that a magnificent library
building be erected on the campus
of the University of Chicago in
memory of the late President Har
per. It is intended by those who
are at the head of this project, that
the body of Dr. Harper shall find
its final resting place within the walls
of this library.
Indiana is the only state which
has a solid delegation of college-bred
men in both houses of Congress.
Formerly Massachusetts has ranked
highest in this respect.
Cornell’s latest catalogue shows
an enrollment of 3385 students.
The athletic Reserve Fund of
Yale is at present $96,315.50. This
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