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An American college has been established in Shanghai, China.

Cornell has added the Persian language to her curriculum.

The novelty in base-ball this year will be a seamless ball.

There will be a forty minute examination in Greek 5 on Wednesday.

The Bostons will play four college nines during the preliminary season.

A student fire brigade has been organized in the University of Wisconsin.

Brown University has just received a valuable library of poetry, amounting to 6.000 volumes.

Tickets for the H. P. C. theatricals in New York may be obtained between the hours of 9-11, this morning, at 11 Matthews.

The breeze in Memorial Hall has subsided. The directors have taken their "independent fortunes" into their own hands again.

Hereafter there will be no Monday lectures in N. H. 4, but during April there will be extra lectures at 4 o'clock on one day in the week.

The programme for the Yale Bicycle Club meeting is not yet made out, but one event will be a twenty mile race for a handsome cup worth $1,500, which must be won three times in order to be kept. There will be several hundred dollars in prizes besides this.

The judges' decision in the bout between Wright, '86, and Clement, '88, on Saturday, has caused much dissatisfaction in various quarters.

The Bostons have arranged games with the Brown University nine in this city for April 9 and 11, and for April 10 with the Dartmouths.

Owing to a mistake of the printers, Sophomore Theme V will not be "a criticism of Sterne, Goldsmith, and c., but "of some work" of the above authors.

The second Glee Club and Pierian coffee party will take place on Wednesday. A very good programme is expected for the concert.

Profesfor Day has presented to the library of Yale College, a volume which once belonged to Gratius, and has great historical interest. It is an Arabic version of the New Testament.

A cable despatch from England says that one of the men of the Cambridge crew is hopelessly ill, and as it is too late to properly train a substitute, Oxford is certain to win the university boat race.

The Boston Advertiser suggests that the college co-operative societies which are now in full working order at Yale Harvard, and Ann Arbor, could combine, and receive even larger reductions in text books, and other articles which are needed by all.

The Harvard Union meets this evening. The question for debate is, "Resolved, that the members of the President's cabinet should have power to propose and discuss measures in Congress." The regular disputants are as follows: Affirmative, C. A. Strong, '85, H. Page, '88; negative, F. B. Taylor, C. S. Stedman, '87.

The section in Greek 5 yesterday voted to drop the reading of Greek plays, and to substitute a proportionate amount of work in the second book of Herodotus. All students who wish copies of the edition used, (Harper's text), must leave their names in the small room adjourning Sever 30, on or before Wednesday, as the class will begin reading Herodotus on Friday.

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