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Greek 8 begins Aristotle's Ethics today.

Mr. H. G. Bruce, '88 has been elected an editor of the Monthly.

The last Nation contains an excerpt from the President's report.

The last Harvard assembly took place last evening.

The sophomore crew took a long walk yesterday afternoon.

The physical seminar held on Thursday evening was very well attended.

The marks in English 8 and the paper discussed a week from next Wednesday.

Great dissatisfaction is felt that there are so few entries in the sparring contests this afternoon.

The chess tournament is now progressing at New Orleans. Steinitz is two games ahead.

Harvard had ten entries in the Winter games of the Institute of Technology which were held in Boston on Saturday, but only succeeded in winning one event - the pole vault, which was won by H. F. Hill, '87, at 9 feet. - Yale News.

The Acta Columbiana republishes the articles which appeared in the Nation on the growth of Yale and Harvard during the last thirty years.

The '89 tug-of-war team will be constituted this afternoon as follows: Perry, anchor, Monroe, Rantoul and Hunter.

The first Yale paper was founded in November, 1806. From that time to this there have been 28 papers published by the students of that college.

A new solution of the mystery which enshrouds John Harvard's life will be found in the current number of the Nation.

The faculty of Political Science at Columbia have arranged for publishing a Political Science Quarterly, the first number to appear in March.

Columbia has candidates in training for every event in the Inter-Collegiate games except throwing the hammer and putting the shot.

Mills, for a short time a member of the class of '85, later Harvard, '88, and one of the prominent members of the sophomore society there, was recently cremated. (?) - C. C. N. Y. Mercury.

The report of the treasurer of the Longfellow Memorial Association shows that at the last annual meeting, the fund of the association contributed for the erection of a monument and the laying out of a park, amounted to $12,876.50. Since last year, $313.25 has been contributed. Including the interest of the fund ($318.36), the total amount of the fund is $13,508.11. Of this amount, $12,950 has been invested in the purchase of Cambridge city bonds, $57.66 used for expenses, and the balance, $555.58 deposited in a bank.

The candidates for the Yale freshman nine at present number seventeen. Their names and the positions for which they are trying are as follows: For pitcher, Kennedy; catcher, Fitzgerald; first base, Paulding, Goddard and Osborne, '88 S.; second base, King, Rogers and Stokes, and Greer and Pratt, '88 S.; third base, Dupont and Merrill, and G. Mason, '88 S.; left field, Francke and Davol, '88 S.; center field, Welch; right field, S. L. Smith. Of these, Osborne, Greer, Dupont, Francke, Smith and Fitzgerald, are the most promising candidates.

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