At a meeting of the dormitory crew captains, last evening, it was decided that the inter-dormitory races should be bumping races, similar to those rowed at Oxford and Cambridge. The advantage of these races is that any number of boats can race, whereas in the regular straight-away races not more than four boats can row abreast. The object of the race is to bump the boat ahead. That boat is then out of the race and the successful crew is eligible to compete in the next race.
The races will be rowed down stream, a distance of one and one-half miles, finishing at the University Boat Club. Owing to the unfavorable tides next week, it has been decided to postpone the races until the week after the Pennsylvania game. The first race will be held on Monday, November 13, and the remainder will be rowed off as quickly as possible.