FACT and RUMOUR

"Fact and Rumour" is composed of excerpts from a column by that name published in the Crimson 50 years ago. The items are here reproduced as they were printed then. The dates in parentheses indicate the dates of the issues in which the excerpts appeared.

Twenty-five years ago the first college in this country was opened to women, and it is stated there are today 40,000 women studying in the various collegiate institutions. (Jan. 4, 1892)

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"A Study in Girls," G. W. Dillingham, New York, publisher, is written by a Harvard man, E. S. Middleton, Class of '85. (Jan. 15, 1892)

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Seventy-one students at Cornell were suspended for failure in last term's work. (Jan. 30, 1892)

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Japan has a baseball nine composed of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and University of Michigan men. (Jan. 30, 1892)

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The design of Princeton's college button is changed. It is now a tiger head with Princeton engraved upon the collar. (Feb.2, 1892)

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A new Princeton button has been designed. It is a tiger head with "Princeton" engraved on the cuff. (Feb. 12, 1892)

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The following clipping from the Yale News shows the possible stand that Yale will take in regard to tug-of-war contests at the intercollegiate games: Tug-of-war team-The candidates for the University tug-of-war team will commence active training next Monday under the charge of Britton, P.G. and all men wishing to try for positions on the team must hand their names to Mr. Dole, immediately. (Feb 17, 1892)

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Hereafter the doors in Pol. Econ, I will be closed and locked at five minutes past the hour. (Feb. 17, 1892)

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It is predicted that Leland Stauford, Jr. University will need financial assistance in a few years. The plans are said to have been laid out on too expensive a scale--Ex. (Feb. 20, 1892)

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The income which supports Leland Stanford, Jr. University comes from a vineyard. (Feb. 24, 1892)

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Dr. Sargent has presented to Tufts College gymnasium a chart showing the relative standard of the strongest men of Tufts and Harvard. (Feb. 24, 1892)

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A plank walk is to be placed across Holmes Field between the Carey Building and the Gymnasium. (Feb. 26, 1892)

A recent law in Russia prohibits more than 70 students to gather in any one theatre. (Jan. 4, 1892)

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Themes in French 6 must not be rolled or folded. (Jan. 7, 1892)

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The final arrangement of mid-year examinations is out. (Jan. 11, 1892)

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The Harvard Union was founded in 1832. The Yale Union dates from 1889. (Jan. 11, 1892)

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The first term bill must be paid this morning. (Jan. 12, 1892)

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Four graduates of Harvard are in the Massachusetts Senate and eight in the House of Representatives. (Jan. 12, 1892)

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Vassar is so crowded that the trustees have had to decide to build a new residence building at once. (Jan. 16, 1892)