The Harvard Graduate Club, which held its first meeting for this year in Brooks House last week, was founded in 1889. The primary purpose of the club is the promotion of social intercourse among graduate students at Harvard, but it also aims to be of assistance to the cause of higher education, by calling attention, at various times, to questions of especial interest to advanced students. Membership in the Club is open to any student in the Graduate School, to any student in one of the professional schools who has received an A B., and to any officer of the Graduate School. The fees are three dollars and a half for the first year, and three dollars for every subsequent year.
This year, the Club will hold regular monthly meetings in Brooks House on the last Friday of the month. At every meeting some prominent person will address the Club on a topic of general interest. At the next monthly meeting, Professor Francke will speak of his recent researches in the history and literature of the German peoples. Two weeks after every monthly meeting, the Club will hold an informal smoker, probably at the Colonial Club.
The officers of the club for this year are: President, J. H. Patten, Harvard '98, 3G.; vice-president, P. C. Hoyt, Middlebury College '89, 3G; secretary, R. W. Stone, Harvard '99, 2G., 105 Hammond street; treasurer, A. H. Carpenter, Western Reserve '98, 2G.
The Harvard Graduate Club was the first to be formed among the graduate clubs of this country. Its formation set an example which other colleges soon followed. Finally in 1896, the graduate clubs of the country formed a federation, which, since then has held annual meetings for the promotion of social and intellectual intercourse between advanced students at all colleges. Last year the convention, which was attended by about sixty delegates from both men's and women's colleges, was held at New York. This year it will be held in Philadelphia on Dec. 27, 28, and 29. The officers of the Federation are; president, C. R. Garton, Cornell; vice president, Morris W. Croll, Pennsylvania; A. Britt, Columbia; G. C. Sellery, Chicago; corresponding secretary, Miss A. Wilkinson, Bryn Mawr; recording secretary, W. P. Cohoe, Harvard; treasurer, A. A. Young, Wisioonain.