THE various reports of the professional schools in the last Graduates' Magazine show that these departments are in a better condition than they have ever been. While the Divinity School has had a slight increase in numbers over that of former years, the real significance of its improvement lies in the effort to give it a greater stand among theological schools by requiring more of its applicants. That effort has been very successful. The charges that of late years have often been brought against the condition of the Divinity School, while they have been true in many cases, have in large part lost their force now. The Divinity School is in an excellent condition: its standard is such that only well prepared men are admitted, and every effort is and should be made to keep its standard of the very highest. So many and such excellent scholarships are offered in the School that the charge has often been made that it has attracted a class of men undesirable for the ministry. However that may have once been, the demands that the School now makes upon its applicants and the course through which its members must pass tend to turn out earnest and scholarly men well fitted for the ministry.
The Law School also has a good record to show. The regulation that admits no college graduate to the School even as a special student unless he passes the entrance examinations in Latin, French and Blackstone is an excellent one. It may truly be hoped that in time the Law School Faculty will admit as candidates for a degree only those who have taken a degree in Art and Sciences.