- The Scientific School has received a bequest of pound1,000 from Mrs. Susan King Higgin.
- The late Mrs. William Lamed leaves to the College Library $5,000; for the foundation of three postgraduate scholarships, $15,000.
- A telephone that conveys musical sounds with great accuracy from the first to the fourth floor of Farnham Hall has been constructed by two of the students.
- William P. Trowbridge, Professor of Dynamical Engineering of the Scientific School, was recently elected to the Professorship of Engineering of Columbia College, with a salary of $7,500. He will probably accept.
Amherst.- A new ball-field has been purchased at a cost of $1,250.
- President Seelye is to be installed as pastor of the college church.
- President Seelye's lectures to educated Hindoos have been translated into Hindostanee and Japanese.
- For the convenience of students desiring to visit Smith College, a stage line has been established between Amherst and Northampton.
- The Bertram Prize Scholarship is given for the highest attainment in Latin, during the college course, and the examination corresponds in a degree to the Harvard examinations for honors in Classics.
- The examination of candidates for admission to Amherst College, which is to be conducted at Cincinnati, O., this year, will be held in the Law School of Cincinnati College on Wednesday, June 13, and will be conducted by J. K. Richardson, formerly instructor in Amherst College, later at Williston Seminary, and now teacher at Cincinnati.
- It is being arranged to connect the Amherst with the National Astronomical Observatory at Washington by telegraph, and soon Amherst will have the "time" given every day, and observations taken by which the longitude of Amherst Observatory can be determined within ten feet. It is probable that Amherst will be the New England centre for observations on the transit of Mercury which occurs next year.
Princeton.- All interest in boating has subsided.
- An elective in English is called for.
- It costs a Princeton student $29.50 to fish with a net.
- The students have forsaken "hop-scotch" for the more fascinating game of "nigger baby."
- Everything is decided by contests now. Even the college organist "bears off the palm."
Cornell.- The interest in boating has entirely died out. Boats and boat-house are in a deserted, dilapidated condition.
- A "standing committee" of the Faculty has been appointed to find out and punish the originators of the Junior Exhibition mock scheme.
- Professor Felix Adler, who for a time occupied the chair of Hebrew Literature, has severed his connection with the University, owing to some difficulty about his religious views.
- President White has been making extensive purchases for the library in Florence, Rome, and Naples. Among these are the following: Three hundred illustrations of French Architecture, and one thousand relating to Italian Art of different periods; also a large number of the mural decorations of Pompeii; many French and German works on ancient cities, and a series of early printed missals and manuscripts; also many valuable works on the modern history of Italy. The above are to be given to the library by the President, and will reach their destination before Commencement.
Miscellaneous.- The Williams Freshmen play foot-ball by moonlight.
- The Bowdoin Nine have secured new ball-grounds, and desire to arrange a match with Harvard.
- Union College recently received $10,000 to assist in the completion of her Memorial Hall. Mr. J. B. Cornell also gives $10,000, and Mr. Clarkson N. Potter $5,000 for the establishment of free scholarships.
- A few years ago, a large number of Michigan University students were suspended for cutting recitations to go to a circus; later a considerable number were suspended for hazing; now, dancing will not be allowed in University Hall, and the students howl at the regents, and say that there shall be no music on Class Day.
- A proposition to open the library of Brown University at Providence, R. I., on Sundays, has met with stout opposition from Mr. Reuben A. Guild, the college's veteran librarian, who says that such a proceeding would "shock the moral sense of many of the friends and patrons of Brown University, and do more harm than good to the students."