The friends of Mrs. Louis Agassiz have raised a fund to establish a building at Radcliffe College, of the kind known as a students' house, in which the needs of the students for food, rest and recreation may be provided for. A building of this kind has long been desired and accordingly two years ago the Radcliffe Alumni Association undertook to raise the sum of $100,000 for the purpose. A committee of thirty was formed from among Mrs. Agassiz's friends, in order that the fund might be completed by her eightieth birthday, which occurred on December 5.
The fund now amounts to $116,465.37, of which $50,000 was given by Mrs. Agassiz's family. The call for contributions met with an immediate and universal response, 453 contributions having been received in addition to those of the Radcliffe alumni, who contributed in a body. The indications are that the fund will be largely increased in the near future as various sums of money continue to come in.
No definite plans for the erection of the building have as yet been completed. The understanding is that it will be named Elizabeth Cory Agassiz Hall, and be situated near Fay House on the ground belonging to Radcliffe College.