Figures recently brought out show conclusively the commendable growth in the University English Department in the last few years. As it is now equipped, this department can hardly be believed to have grown from what it was ten years ago. In every point, both optional and required courses,, English now receives double the attention it did then. A noticeable growth in many departments is indicative of a new feeling. The musical department is one of these, which under professors Parker and Fisher has made great progress. Its last step is the acquisition of an unused church of very fine acoustic power for recitals and lectures.
The three speakers for the Yale-Princeton debate have been chosen. C. A. Clark '97, Rice T. S. and McVay '96 L. S., Clark also winning the Thacher prize. Recent action of the faculty will limit the Prom. festivities this year to two instead of three days, a return to the first system. This change will help rather than interfere, and will insure a better maintenance of college work than was possible under the last rule.
Geo. W. Cable will speak Sunday evening on "The Moral Utility of the Novre" and du Chaillu's lecture on the "Vikings" has been set for Nov. 25. An exhibition of Gibson's work will be shown in the Art School in December.