It was a question with the College authorities whether or not to open the Summer School this year, because of the attractions at the World's Fair. But in spite of the Fair the school met with decided success. The total attendance was 301, only five less than last year. There was an increased attendance in all the courses except in the gymnasium, where there was a falling off of fifty per cent., accounted for by the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Athletics and various educational meetings held at Chicago.
A marked feature was the better quality of the students. Not only more teachers attended but also a number of college professors.