Another change has been announced by the English department. During the second half year the lectures on English Literature in English A, will be delivered on a different plan from that of former years. Heretofore the lectures have been given with little regard to chronology, and all that was required of a student was that he should know the qualities of an author's style, and his relative place in English Literature-not his position in the history of the times. But the English department has decided that some attention should be paid to chronology, and after this the lectures will be delivered in chronological order.
Moreover, the lectures will be given by the department as a whole. The subjects will be assigned to different members, and each lecturer will have two or more topics assigned to him. The rhetoric will not be given up entirely, since one day a week will probably be devoted to its study.
This somewhat radical change has been due to the absence of Professor Hill. The department has been compelled to double up since his departure, and it has seemed more satisfactory to divide the work required in English A among the instructors than to ask that one man should do it all. Whether or not the change spoken of will be in force after Professor Hill comes back, is an unsettled question.