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In American colleges there are 3,847 men who are preparing for the ministry.

The rush line of the University of Virginia football team average 185 pounds.

The Shooting club will probably hold no more meetings until after the Christmas recess. The first Harvard assembly in Pierce Hall, Boston, takes place next Thursday evening.

In English B, the announcement of topics for Theme V, a narrative, will be due tomorrow. Next Thursday the Boston Symphony Orchestra will give a concert at Sanders Theatre.

The number of students in the classical department at Cornell has increased five-fold in four years.

The Hon. Seth Low will be inaugurated as president of Columbia college the first week in February.

The marking system, all prize competitions, and class honors have been abolished at Michigan University.

It is said that the building now being constructed on Holmes field for the use of the athletic teams will not be finished before spring. and that the base-ball and crew men, who had expected to get their winter practice in the new structure, will be disappointed.

President Eliot will read a paper on a sociological subject at the next meeting of the Universalistic club in December.

The last issue of the Red and Blue, published at the University of Pennsylvania, has a two column letter from Harvard.

Professor John C. Gray, dean of the Law School will deliver a course of fifteen lectures on "Business Law" to third year students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, next term. Early in this month, religious theatre services will be commenced in Boston, chiefly under the direction of Rev. Frederic Palmer of Boston Several students from the University expect to aid in this work.

When the pope recently received a letter from Harvard university in acknowledgement of some presents which he had sent it, he read the communication out aloud slowly, and expressed his admiration of the classical Latin in which it was written.

Columbia has two scholarships in architecture, one to be known as "The Columbia Fellowship in Architecture," available every year and amounting to $1.300, the other to be known as "The McKim Fellowship in Architecture," available every other year, and amounting to $1,000. The money in both cases must be used in foreign travel and study.

C. C. Dana, '91, who has been elected captain of the Princeton nine for this year, is one of the best first basemen Princeton has ever had. In the spring of '86 he played first base for the first part of the season, and then center field, on the Exeter academy nine, which defeated Andover seven to six. He was one of the heaviest batters on the team. He passed his examinations for Princeton at the end of that year but did not enter college until the fall of '87. In the spring of '88 he was first baseman on the Princeton nine and last year he again occupied that position on the team. His fielding, batting. and base running have always been strong. He has played on the Cape May nine during the summer and, with all his experience, will probably put a strong nine into the field to represent Princeton next spring.

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