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The Trustees gave Prof. Van Ingen a well earned trip to Europe during the summer.
Miss Hubbard and Miss Pearne are studying music in Berlin.
Miss Emma R. Sterling, for one year teacher of Greek at Vassar, has been recently married to Rev. Edward Carter.
Mr. Merrick, husband of the late Professor Braislin, was married October 1st, to Miss Harriet E. Allen of Fairhaven, Vt.
The morning service on September 28th was conducted by Dr. Schauffler of New York, and on October 11th by Dr. Charles S. Robinson.
Miss Talbot, of the Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Secretary of the Association of Collegiate Alumnæ, has visited the College.
The biological laboratory has received a Zeiss microscope and camera, Thoma and Minot microtomes, a Cambridge incubator, fresh water aquaria, and a large marine aquarium.
A fine collection of invertebrates has been added to the specimens in the Museum.
Water for our swimming bath, which by the kindness of one of the trustees has been lined with marble, will be supplied by an artesian well, 150 feet deep.
There are one hundred and thirty-four new students this fall, eighty-one of whom are Freshmen.
Over two thousand persons have visited the College this summer.
PERSONALS. Owing to an accident to the manuscript, this column is rather incomplete. The editor will be pleased to have her attention called to omissions or errors.
'70. Mrs. Ellen H. Richards, Instructor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was joint author with Mary H. Abel, of a paper read at the August meeting of the American Association for the advancement of Science on the “Hygienic Advantage of the Sterilization of Milk."
78. Miss Mary Bernard is traveling in the West with her sister, Miss Bessie Bernard of '83.
Miss M. A. Whitman will return November ist to her work in Japan.
81. Miss Abbott is studying in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
'86. Mrs. Helen Stanton-Holmes sailed for Europe in July.
Miss Witkowsky is studying architecture in the Chicago Art Institute.
Miss Chase is teaching the sciences in Miss Mineah's school, Chicago.
Miss Halliday is teaching English, science, and arithmetic at Miss Gerrish's school, Englewood.
Miss Maury is teaching in the Cambridge School, Cambridge, Mass.
Miss Canfield is teaching in Cleveland, O.
Miss Shaul is at work in the Regents' office, Albany, N. Y.
Miss May is teaching in the Corning Free Academy, Corning, N. Y.
Miss Coggeshall is making special studies in history at Newnham College, Cambridge.
Miss Mary Baker is teaching in Rochdale, near Poughkeepsie.
Miss Anderson is teaching in Hampton College, Louisville, Kentucky.
Miss Peirce is teacher of Natural Science in Milwaukee College.
Miss Keen has returned from Europe.
Miss Helen Baker is teacher of English in Miss Mineah's school, Chicago.
'go. Miss Suydam is Lady Principal of the Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield, Connecticut.
Miss Katharine Cochran is teaching in the Albion High School, Albion, N. Y.
Miss Bertha Clark is teaching the sciences, and Miss Haskins, mathematics at the South West Institute of Virginia, Glade Spring, Va.
Miss Prentiss has been attending lectures on German history and literature at the Victoria Lyceum, Heidelberg. She will spend the winter in Berlin.
Miss Patterson is teaching in Mary Institute, St. Louis, Mo.
Miss Petersen is an instructor in the Packer Institute, Brooklyn.
Miss Mace is teaching Latin, Greek and mathematics at Miss Gerrish's school, Englewood, N. J.
Miss Carr is teaching in Redlands, Cal.
Miss Hart is one of the directors of a bank in Albion, N. Y.
Miss Sanders is preparing a student for Vassar.
Miss Mary Cochran is taking a course in history and political economy at Cornell.
Miss Carbutt has returned from Europe.
Miss Knowlton is teaching in Chestnut Hill, just out of Philadelphia.
Miss Scofield will spend the winter near San Francisco.
Miss Griggs is teaching in a private school, Burlington, Iowa.
Miss Beatrice Wilcox is studying art at the Chicago Art Institute.
Vassar alumnæ who are studying in the New York Woman's Medical College are: Miss Cornish, '89; Miss Smith, '87; Miss Lewi, '88 ; Miss Baldwin, '83.
The following alumnæ and former students have visited the College :
Miss Georgie Angell, '88; Miss Griffith, '74; Misses Sanders, Carbutt, Petersen, '90; Misses Mary Baker and Keen, '89; Mrs. Helen Hiscock-Backus, '73; Miss V. D. Brown; Miss Guerin ; Miss Fox; Miss Grace B. King
Born, July 31, at Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn. to Mrs. Ella Banks-Gibson of 'So, a son.
July 30, to Mrs. Gertrude Homans-Parsons, a son.
Married, Oct. 1, at Toledo, Ohio, Miss Grace Hallaran, '90, to Mr. James Hodge.
July 31, at Bay City, Michigan, Miss Sara Gates of '89, to Rev. Burt E. Howard, who has just received a call to the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, Ohio.
In September, Philadelphia, Pa., Miss Lucy W. Shepherd, formerly of '83, to Mr. Hugh, Paris.
October 8, at Indiana, Pa., Miss Ellen M. Wilson of '87, to Mr. George R. Stewart.
May 15, 1890, at New Haven, Conn., Miss May 0. Atwater, formerly of '83, to Rev. Charles L. Morgan, of Moline, Ill.
July 27, at Torrington, Conn., Miss Grace F. Coe, a student of music last year, to Dr. H. J. Pulver.
How full of disappointments is life! We were rejoicing-yes, the shameful admission must be made-were rejoicing over the small number of exchanges which had come for this month's criticism, when there came the unwelcome discovery of a great heap of summer magazines, tucked away in a corner of the sanctum, and awaiting in mute patience the arrival of the critic and the paper-cutter. Alas for our dreams of editorial
ease, coupled with freedom of conscience! For who could look upon that pile of unopened papers unmoved by a sense of duty ? But a realization of duty does not always secure its execution, and even conscience-pricks are insufficient to dispel the laziness which follows only too surely in the wake of vacation hours. So we have a second confession to make, with even greater shame. In that selfsame corner of the sanctum, those same slighted magazines are still begging to be released from their imprisonment. Some day, we promise, they shall be freed, and shall be allowed to tell their tales of successful commencements. With this promise, may we turn to some of the fall's exchanges that have reached us? As has been hinted, they have not yet begun to come in full force, but have appeared slowly, one by one, as if with a half reluctance to turn from the play-days of summer to the work-days of College.