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Yale Letter.


NEW HAVEN, Feb. 10.

It is the expectation of the Yale Andover Club to award annual prizes of considerable worth to the two men from Phillips Andover Academy who pass the best entrance examination for the academic and scientific departments respectively. This plan cannot fail to be of great benefit both to this preparatory school and to the University. The club will give up its annual banquet, believing that little actual benefit is afforded through it, and will hold, later in the year, a joint Andover-Exeter reunion, thus keeping alive among the students an interest in their preparatory school. This new precedent inaugurated by the Andover Club will, in all probability, have the effect of similar prizes being established by other school clubs here.

The announcement that the committee in charge of the George William Curtis memorial fund have decided to establish a revolving lectureship, the incumbent of which is to deliver lectures at Yale, among other colleges, is peculiarly gratifying, inasmuch as the opportunities of hearing men of attainment are rare at Yale at present. These lectures will doubtless prove to be very interesting, as a civic subject, similar in scope to the questions to which Mr. Curtis devoted his life work, will be chosen by the holder of the lectureship.

The petitions in regard to the change in the system now practiced at the dining hall are before the Faculty. The complaints as to the food and service and the remedy suggested received the unanimous endorsement of the boarders and therefore the decision of the authorities regarding the matter is anxiously awaited.

Considerable interest is already being shown in the debate with Princeton, to occur in New Haven on the evening of May 1, and arrangements for it are nearly completed. Yale will choose the subject for debate. Princeton will have the choice of sides. The preliminary debate to choose the Yale speakers will be held in about three weeks.

The candidates for the track athletic team have been given hard work throughout the last week. It is especially noticeable that the number of men in training and particularly of members of the athletic team of last year, is very small. This is most discouraging to the captain and the coach.


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