The courses in electrical engineering added last fall to the curriculum of the Scientific School, and mentioned in another column, go far towards supplying an increasing demand among the scientific students of the University. This addition already makes our course in electricity superior to that pursued in many purely scientific schools. The present facilities, however, are inadequate for the purposes of the scientific faculty. It is firmly believed that many men would be glad to take a practical course in the workshop, especially as such a course would combine exercise with pleasure. In case this should prove true, as it undoubtedly would, the workshop and apparatus now in use would not accommodate the number of applicants for the course. There is excellent opportunity, therefore, for some friend of our University to found, or assist in founding, a large workshop for the use both of the scientific and academic students.
Were this done, Harvard would afford advantages for the study of electricity equal to any public institution of the country.