We understand that the contributions for the fund with which it is intended to build a new Scientific School building, are so far very encouraging. We have often dwelt upon the insufficiency of our Scientific School as an institution, but not upon its accommodations. It seems, however, that the matter has been grasped from the latter standpoint, and that with a new building a reaction for the better upon the Scientific School itself is expected. The philosophy is good; for noblesse oblige. We must therefore take an interest in this new enterprise, and trust that a beneficent alumni, stimulated by the recent celebration, will continue to be generous in their gifts to the Lawrence Scientific School.