The formal opening of Emerson Hall will take place next Wednesday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, in the presence of the American Philosophical and Psychological Associations. Addresses will be made by President Eliot and by Dr. Emerson, the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Concluding the exercises the two visiting associations will hold a joint debate on "The Relations of Psychology to Philosophy and Natural Science." President G. Stanlay Hall, of Clark University, Professor Fullerton, of Columbia University, Professor Witmer, of Pennsylvania University, Professor Thilly, of Princeton University, Professor Taylor, of McGill University, and Professor Munsterberg, of the Department of Philosophy, will take part in the discussion. These exercises will be open to all members of the University and their guests.
Preceding this formal opening of Emerson Hall, there will be a luncheon in the Union at 1 o'clock, given by the Corporation to the members of the visiting associations, and that evening at 9 o'clock. Professor Munsterberg will hold a reception at his residence.
Professor Calkins, of Wellesley, will deliver her presidential address before the Psychological Association on Wednesday evening at 7.45 o'clock, and at 8 o'clock on the following evening Professor Dewey of Columbia University, will deliver the presidential address of the Philosophical Association. All the sessions of the two associations will be held in Emerson Hall.
Emerson Hall is practically completed, and the statue of Emerson, the work of Dr. Duveneck, has been put in position in the entrance hall. The books of the philosophical library, the gift of Mr. Reginald C. Robbins '92, will be placed in the library room on the second floor within the next few days, and the equipment of the psychological laboratory, which occupies the third floor, is almost completed.
Phillips Brooks House will be open every day to the visiting members of the associations from 9 to 6 o'clock and tea will be served there from 4 to 6 o'clock. By the hospitality of students in the University, nearly 50 guests will live in dormitory rooms.