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NEW HAVEN, Jan. 20, 1896.


Little of general interest has taken place at Yale during the past week and the second term will not be in full swing until after the Prom. The crew candidates have settled down to steady work and no changes have as yet been made. The work is lighter than customarily at this time. Every indication points to a strong crew, but the question of an opponent is yet unsettled. Among rowing men and undergraduates in general, a five cornered race is looked on unfavorably at present.

A radical change has lately been brought about in the Medical School curriculum, the course having been lengthened from three to four years, as has already been done at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and other like institutions. The change will be put into operation beginning with September, 1896. The subject of making uniform entrance examinations for the Eastern colleges, is an important one and its revival has aroused much interest. A further possible development of the plan would give an entrance certificate admitting power at any one of the leading colleges, could satisfactory uniformity of examinations and marking be agreed upon and put into effect.

The approaching election of editors to the Yale "Lit." centers interest on the work that has been done by juniors. The contest is very close this year and the choice of the five editors must practically be made from seven leading contributors. One of the '96 Lit. 's last acts is calling attention to the corrupt condition of the college in an individual article on "Shams," which is unreliable, uncalled for, and which voices the opinions, or notions, of a very small minority.

Professor Wheeler gave an interesting lecture in the Phi Beta Kappa course, on the "Monroe Doctrine," which criticised the late action of the present administration very strongly and by so doing, found few supporters.

Professor Hoppin of the Art School has announced the dates and topics of a course of ten lectures on "Greek Art on Greek Soil." A class of juniors and seniors in bookkeeping has been formed by a graduate and quite a number have availed themselves of its advantages. Gifford Pinchot '89 lectured before the Graduates' Club on "Forestry as a Profession." The Hawaian Club held a dinner commemorating the overthrow of the monarchy, and guests were present from Harvard and Princeton.


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