Now, although a knowledge of Historical English Grammar, (Course XIX) is not required, and probably will not be, it is the almost unanimous opinion of the English instructors that a knowledge of Anglo-Saxon should be demanded of a candidate. This knowledge may not be a deep one, but it should be such as is gained in a half-course (English III). Inasmuch as the Anglo-Saxon roots form a substantial part of our English language, it is proper that a successful candidate should understand the elements of the Anglo-Saxon language.
Hence, it may be expected that the proposed change will take place. Professor Hill is the only member of the English department who has not been consulted. His absence in Europe will delay any action, but it is probable that he will agree with his colleagues in this matter. The change will then take place at the beginning of the next collegiate year.