At a meeting in Sever 8 last evening, the Prospect Union Association was organized. Its object is to bring together all the men who are interested in the Prospect Union and it will be a branch of that society. At a meeting held January 18, a committee was appointed to draw up a constitution. This committee reported and the constitution was accepted. The feature of it which is of most interest to Harvard men is that all members of the University are eligible to membership in the Association and it is to be distinctly understood that both the Union and the new Association are Harvard institutions. As such they certainly deserve the hearty support of the college.
The dues of the Association have been fixed at $2.00 and to make the connection with the Union as close as possible, the Association will elect two men to act on the executive committee of the Union. A committee consisting of L. H. Roots Gr., W. B. McDaniel '93, A. H. Williams, Gr., H. A. Cutler '94, G. J. Peirce, Gr., G. S. Curtis '92, and H. McK. Landon '92, has been appointed to get as large a number of members for the Association as possible, and no officers will be elected until the membership has been considerably increased.
For some time the Prospect Union has been desirous of forming a college settlement at Prospect House, and at last, through the interest which Mrs. Agassiz has taken in the movement, about $220 has been subscribed for the furnishing of a room and the expenses of men who undertake the work there. It is expected that students will live there for a week or a fortnight at a time, and their close association with the men will enable them to do much better work than would otherwise be possible. The Union has now been in existence a little more than a year, its work being confined almost entirely to education. There are now twenty-two classes taught by college men and several are in the hands of instruct ors. In all there are about thirty college men actively engaged in the work and the Union has a membership of over 200. Ten or twelve men are needed to assist in the instruction during the rest of the year and it is hoped that any one who is willing to devote an hour or so a week to the work will communicate with the chairman of the Educational Committee, Robert M. Lovett, 57 Thayer.