Fact and Rumor.
No more new laboratory work will be assigned in N. H. 5.
Dartmouth has recently established a lecture association.
The Bowdoin crew are already in training for the Saratoga regatta.
The voluntary courses in reading meet with great success. The recitation rooms are crowded every time.
A Southern club is talked of by the students at Yale, who come from that part of the country.
After the lecture last evening, President Eliot gave a reception to Mr. Gosse and the Historical Society.
There is a Rugby foot ball club of young Englishmen in Chicago. Their eleven was recently defeated by the University of Michigan.
The whole number of men at Tufts exceeds now a hundred, according to latest advices. Truly this institution is growing.
The latest, the freshman (88) chess club. A real Christmas present to our youngest class this might well be called.
More bathing accommodations for the gymnasium are needed to keep pace with the new lockers and new students.
It is almost phenomenal, when such a good roller skating rink as the Harvard is close at hand, that some student has not started a rink polo club.
Several of the buildings of the new Bryn Mawr college for women, started by the Quakers near Philadelphia, are nearly completed, and college work will soon be begun.
Professor Nichols called H6 06 S "straight" suplhuric acid, because it contains the maximum amount of water. Isn't that rather contrary to colloquial usage? -[Tech.
The Williams foot ball team won four out of five games played, a very good record when we consider that this is only the second year that the game has been played at Williams.
The new track of the University of Pennsylvania, with all the necessary buildings, etc., has been completed. It is an oval quarter-mile cinder path, eighteen feet wide on the straight and fifteen on the remainder.
The greatest interest is taken by the Tech. students in the result of the contest of class tug-of-war teams in the meeting next Saturday. The teams are said to be very strong, and much sport is expected.
Our genial Free Trade Prof. thus expresses it: "Foot ball is a barbarous game, and fit only for he goals. These animals have tolerably well protected heads with few brains inside, and may be able to enjoy a bunting match."-[Williams Athenxum.
Harvard is not alone is the matter of hockey. In Canada, hockey clubs are common, and the McGill College club is a very fine one, having won almost every game played in 1883 and getting the champion's cup. In Canada, the game is usually played in covered rinks, as the ice on the rivers and ponds is covered with snow all winter.
The next mathematical seminar will be held on Thursday, December 19. Mr. A. G. Webster. '85, will give a third lecture on the "Dynamics of Billiards." The subjects for discussion will be: I. The curvature of the cogs of wheels. II. Two circles are tangent to two given lines at two given points and also two tangent to each other. Find the focus of the points of contact of the circles.
A discussion of the Greek question which should be memorable will take place in New York next month. President Eliot will address the Nineteenth Century Club on the important step lately taken by Harvard College in making the study of the classics elective to students in all classes. The debate following the exposition of President Eliot's views will be participated in by President Porter of Yale, and President McCosh of Princeton.