Fact and Rumor.
Marks are out in N. H. 4, and the averages are very high.
The senior class at Exeter will send about thirty men to Harvard this year.
The Princeton library is the only college library having a complete catalogue.
The valuation of the Cornell library has been placed at $75.000 by a New York expert.
The tickets for the winter meetings will be sold for $1.00 to $1.25, The sale begins next Wednesday.
The old house on Holyoke Street is now being moved away, so that operations can be begun on the new dormitory.
The Russian universities are now strictly watched, detachments of troops being quartered in them, at the expense of the institutions themselves.
President Porter of Yale says that the failures of college and university life, are to be traced in more than three quarters of instances, to failures in the preparatory school.
One man in every 5000, in England, takes a college course; in Scotland, one in 615; in Germany, one in 213: in the United States, one in 2000.
At the Harvard Banquet in Philadelphia on Thursday last, Wayne McVeagh, Yale, '53, said,- "My presence here reminds me of Mr. Evarts' little girl who was in the country, and who begged him to send down her donkey. When the donkey arrived, she wrote as follows: 'Dear Papa: the donkey is beautiful, but very lonely; please come and see us soon,'"
There are 31 colored students in the Yale freshman class.
The medical faculty at Harvard, have placed several hundred American books in the reading room of the medical building as an experiment. If it proves successful, the number will be continually increased.
The Harvard Union meets this evening. The following is the question for discussion: Resolved, "That the proposed alterations in the requirements for admission to Harvard College are desirable." Regular disputants,- G. F. Davidson, '85, and J. H. Huddleston, '86, affirmative; H. M. Williams, '85, and G. P. Furber, '87, negative. An amendment to the constitution regarding the method of selecting the question for debate, will come up for discussion immediately after the call to order.
Several men have been lately wearing, we presume through ignorance, in the gymnasium, the cap which has been adopted by the University organizations for the ensuing year. The cap consists of black and red stripes, of about an inch in width, and is a visorshaped hat. In fact, the same as the one used until now by the cricket club. We believe that Brine is ready to redeem the hats of these men, and if not yet, they will hardly wear them as they are distinctly the badge of a present member of some one of the regularly organized university teams.