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Harvard outdoes all other Universities in the number of its graduates teaching on the College Cruise around the World, according to announcements made recently. The date of departure has been changed from October 2 to September 18.
This morning James E. Lough '94, Dean at New York University and Professor of Psychology on the Floating College, will be at the CRIMSON building in the President's office from 11 until 1 o'clock to interview any men who may be interested in the cruise. Since the enrolment is nearly complete, the few places still open will be filled by a process of selection.
The chief feature of the cruise is the opportunity for combining work and pleasure. As far as possible the time spent ashore will include field trips in geology, geography comparative government and sociology. Language courses both on the boat and ashore will be conversational, and the study of literature will be divorced from chonology and allied to geography, so that students will read Loti in Japan Conrad in Java, Kipling in India, the Greek and Roman classics in the Mediterranean Fielding and Thackeray in London."Hamlet" in Denmark and so on.
The faculty includes man from 40 Universities. Six of the professors hold the degree of Ph.D. from Harvard this giving the University the lead over all other colleges. These men are Charles F.Thwing '76' President Emeritus of Western Reserve University: Robert MacDougall Gr: '93; George E. Howes '86, Dean of Williams Collage and Professor of the Classics; O. L. Raber Gr. '15; J.E.Woodman '96; and Dean Lough. President Thwing now in Europe, completing arrangements there. In addition to the above named doctors. C.P.Patterson Gr. 16 Professor of Government holds an M.A. from the University.
The steamship "Ryndam" of the Holland American line, 560 feet in length and 22,070 tons displacement, shown in the cut is being outfitted with classrooms, gymnasium library, and other educational necessities. In addition to college work, dramatics, concerts, and compulsory athletics will divert the tedium of life on shipboard. About 40 per cent of the total time, eight months will be spent ashore.
A medley of specific features, educational and recreational, follows, as announced by the University Travel Association.
Count de Prorok will have charge of the archeological visits in Northern Africa and will conduct excursions through the ruins of Carthage.
The Foreign Trade department will have the use of considerable space on the vessels and will collect an exhibition of the principal articles of export and production from each of the 35 countries visited.
The ships officers, engineers and radio officers will assist in the courses on navigation marine engineering and electrical work.
In Japan, the trips ashore will receive the cooperation of the government. The plan in view is to see as much as possible of Japanese life. On the first day the students will hold a reception on the "Ryndam" for the students of the three Universities of Tokyo. There will be baseball games and other interchanges of sports. Students will live at the building of the National Young Men's Association in Tokyo with groups going out in different directions each day and spending the evenings in Private homes theatres, etc. There will be group discussions with Japanese students. Meals will alternately American and Japanese.
The above is a sample of the plans for shore trips. There will be many interesting variations. such as a cross country race on donkeys from the great Wall of China to the Ming Tombs, and special performances of the opera at Vienna and Paris.
The limit of enrolment is 450 there will be one member of the faculty for every nine students.
If a student wants a course not listed in the curriculum he will be allowed to do individual work under one of the instructors in a manner corresponding to the tutorial system at Harvard. He will then be required to cover the work specified in that course in his own college. There will be no compulsory curses; the needs of the individual student will determine his program.
Dean Lough will discuss the cruise with any men interested this morning from 11 to 1 o'clock in the Crimson Building. Men unable to see him may get information at any time from Cornelius DuBois '26 in Grays 4 or W.C. Fordyce '26 in Grays 6. The inclusive cost of the trip is $2500.
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