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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