At a special meeting of the University Club it was decided to purchase for a new club house the residence of General Whittier on Beacon Street. As the house now stands it will hardly suit the needs of the club, so plans have been drawn to make the house into a good club-house. The alterations will not have to be very extensive and the expense will be but slight; in fact the main object of the alterations will be to provide cooking and dining arrangements such as the club will need. If everything goes as is expected, the club will be settled in its new Beacon Street quarters some time during the coming September.
The list of resident members now amounts to about five hundred men, and there are some sixty more on the waiting list. By the by-laws which were adopted at this special meeting these sixty will probably be taken into the club as the list of resident members was set at 750, and the limit of non resident members was put at 500. Resident membership is to be within a fifty mile radius of Boston. Graduates of the Institutes of Technology and the United States military and naval academies are eligible on an equal footing with university men.