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Fact and Rumor.


Columbia has graduated almost 8000 men.

The Bermudas are as fashionable a winter resort among Yale as among Harvard men.

Mr. Marshall, the lecturer, has just delivered a lecture on Mormonism to the students of Princeton.

The University of Pennsylvania nine will play the Athletics of Philadelphia in Philadelphia on March 31.

The medical college of Edinburgh has, after a lapse of twelve years, decided to admit women to its classes.

A sophomore at Dartmouth, while in a fit of somnambulism, jumped out of a second-story window into the snow.

It is expected that Rutgers College will have an unusually good crew this year, as she has twenty-five promising candidates.

The Yale six-oared barges are in very bad condition, and they cause great dissatisfaction among the crews at New Haven.

Knowlton, P. A., '87, one of the finest catchers Andover ever had, will enter the Harvard Law School next year. - Ex.

There is a plan on foot at Yale to present a play this spring, the proceeds from which are to be given to the 'Varsity Crew. The consent of the faculty is all that is needed that the plan may be put in active operation.

The class nines at Yale, the 'Varsity and freshman teams practice regularly in the gymnasium.

Mr. Bishop, the mind-reader, is to give an exhibition of his powers to the Princeton students.

Adams, '88, is now stroking his class crew. It is not yet known certainly whether he will try for the 'Varsity Crew again or not.

One thousand dollars has been promised by a wealthy alumnus of Yale toward paying off the debt incurred in the laying out of the Yale field.

The freshman and sophomore classes at Columbia have sent a petition to the trustees asking that Latin and Greek be made optional in junior year.

The Tech is considering the advisability of issuing a phototype of the tug-of-war team, as a companion picture to the foot-ball group recently published.

"The Adelphia of Terence," by Henry Preble, instructor in Latin at Harvard, will be published with stage directions, and will be ready by the first of April.

A contest is going on among the Catholic clergy of Baltimore and Washington as to which of the priestly orders shall have control of the new Catholic university.

Technology expects eleven men from Exeter in her class of '91; among them are Knowles, the foot-ball player and tug-of-war man, and Duncan and Dillon, both all-round gymnastics.

Mr. W. W. Gale, '88, has just returned to college after a severe illness of some four months. As he is not yet in good health, he contemplates taking a vacation until after the spring recess.

The trustees of Princeton have decided not to make the college a university, as there are no departments of law and medicine - two departments which, it is claimed, are essential to a real university.

The Philadelphia Press, in speaking of the founding of the new university at Worcester, Massachusetts, says: "Massachusetts is to have a new college that will rival Harvard. Some of the best foot-ball players in the country have already been engaged, and other places in the faculty will be filled as quickly as possible."

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