Fact and Rumor.

Dr. Nansen, the Arctic explorer, has received from Knox College the degree of L L. D.

In a half-mile match race at Lynne, England, on Jan. 22, Charles Kilpatrick defeated George Tinckler, the Irish runner, in 1m. 57 1-2s.

As the weather during the winter term is liable to be cold and stormy it has been thought best at Yale for seniors not to wear gowns this term. They will be resumed, however, at the opening of the spring term.