Richard Cockburn Maclaurin, M.A., LL.D., Sc.D., president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on "Some Social Experiments in New Zealand," in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8.15 o'clock. The lecture will be open to members of the Union only.
President Maclaurin received his preparatory education at a grammar school in New Zealand and later entered Cambridge University, England, where he attained considerable distinction in mathematics and law. After graduating in 1897, he was elected a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and a year later accepted a position at New Zealand University where he began his career as an educator, serving successively as professor of mathematics, dean of the faculty of law, and finally as fellow of the university. In 1907 he became professor of mathematics at Columbia, and two years later was appointed to the position which he now holds as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In addition to various magazine articles President Maclaurin has written a number of scientific and philosophical works, notably "The Theory of Light," "Lectures on Light," and "Title to Realty."