THE Yale papers give some interesting statistics this week. The numbers of the graduating classes for the last six years are as follows:-
Class of '70, 113 Class of '73, 113
Class of '71, 103 Class of '73, 117
Class of '72, 126 Class of '75, 95
These figures refer only to the Academical Department.
A preliminary catalogue just issued shows that the number of students now at Yale is nine hundred and fifty-eight, not including the students of the Art and Medical Departments. The Sophomore Class, which numbers one hundred and fifty-one, is the largest. The Scientific School has one hundred and ninety six students, a decrease of fifty from the number given in last year's catalogue. It is hoped that the admission of conditioned Freshmen will materially increase these figures.
The Faculty of the Yale Law School have introduced the marking system. The Courant speaks of the present privileges of Harvard Seniors, and regrets the indefinite postponement at Yale of "the experiment of appealing to the students' independence and exciting their enthusiasm for intellectual pursuits for their own sakes."
In the Record we find the following bit of news: "Novel methods of hazing at Harvard. One is to make a Freshman crawl on his hands and knees over three hundred and twenty flagging-stones, and mark each one with chalk." The exchange column of the Record is somewhat scurrilous.
IN reply to the extremely sensible article in the Yale Courant, quoted at length in our last issue, the Cornell Era has printed a column of school-boy rant, which goes far to prove that the muscles of the Cornell students have been developed at the expense of their intellectual powers.
The Era tells us, too, that the robbing of orchards is a favorite amusement at Ithaca.
Cornell has 184 new students this term, of whom sixteen are "ladies." The whole number of students in the University is 465, - 428 "gentlemen," and 37 "ladies." A notion of the influences which are brought to bear on the ladies in question may be gathered from a long article in the Review, in which a lecture, recently delivered at Ithaca by Mr. Theodore Tilton, is reviewed and praised in a style that seems to have been inspired by the lecturer himself.
THE new building at Trinity is progressing rapidly, according to the Tablet. The same sheet says that the Freshman and Sophomore classes "rushed" a short time since, the rush resulting in a tie.
The Tablet is strictly orthodox. By way of poetry it publishes a commonplace translation of Stabat Mater, to which it gives the following preface: "It is scarcely necessary to state that this beautiful hymn of Benedictus is here translated in deference to its poetical merits and not to its doctrines."
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