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ITH the assurance of a fund committee for seven years. In 1898, in
starting with $30,000 for the re- collaboration with Rear Admiral Richard
building of Southwest Baptist Wainwright, he wrote the bill on which College, Bolivar, Mo., and additional sub- the reorganization of the Navy personscriptions promised from hundreds of nel was based. He is vice president of Baptists throughout the state, the board the American Society of Mechanical Enof trustees has unanimously selected the gineers and president of the Engineers! Rev. G. W. Fisher as president of the Club of Boston. institution. He has had charge of the At Harvard Prof. Hollis always has canvass for finances for the college and taken an active interest in sports and has been instrumental in obtaining most for several years was a member of the of the pledges for the rebuilding of the Harvard athletic committee, at one time school. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of being chairman. When the Haryard Southwest Baptist College. He has Stadium was proposed Prof. Hollis was taught school for many years, having selected by the faculty to take charge been commissioner of schools of Polk of the plans and the building. During County and later principal of the high the construction of the stadium he was schools at Malden and Grandin, Mo. at Soldiers Field every day, and he had Southwest Baptist College was establish- much to do toward deciding the lines on ed in 1878, and its graduates number which the structure should be built. He more than 3,000. The college buildings often has been referred to as the “Father were burned in June, 1910.
of the Harvard Stadium." His connec
tion with athletics at Harvard is taken by Ira Nelson Hollis of Cambridge, pro- the friends of Worcester Tech to mean fessor of engineering at Harvard Uni- an awakening along athletic lines at the versity since 1893, has been elected presi- Worcester Institute. dent of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to succeed Edmund A. Engler, who re- The trustees of Dartmouth College signed last June. Professor Hollis was have decided to separate the educational born in Indiana in 1856, and after gradu- from the business functions of the presiating from the public schools of Louis- dent of the college, and to that end have ville he entered the United States Naval established the office of Business DirecAcademy and graduated with honors in tor. They have elected to fill this office 1878. For 15 years he served in the Homer Eaton Keyes of the class of 1900, navy on sea and shore duty, and early now assistant professor of the departin the 90's he was chief engineer of the ment of fine arts. Charlestown and Richmond Navy Yards. The establishment of this position is He was assistant to the engineer-in-chief the most definite public expression yet of the United States Navy, the late Rear made of a policy earlier laid before the Admiral George W. Melville, for two trustees by Pres. Nichols—that with its years, and in 1892 he gave a course of increased growth it is essential in order lectures in the Naval War College. to promote the educational effectiveness
He resigned from the Navy in 1890 of the college that its business interests to accept the professorship of engineer- be placed in the hands of an executive ing at Harvard University, where he whose whole time shall be devoted to has been head of the department for six- them. The newly created position will teen years and chairman of the athletic centralize responsibility for business administration in an officer directly repre- hold arts; Prof. F. G. Bonser was made senting the committee on business ad- associate professor of industrial educaministration of the board of trustees; tion and director of industrial arts. Dr. and the business affairs of the institu- B. R. Andrews, secretary of household tion will be administered under his arts, was made assistant professor of special direction. Moreover, in the as- household arts. signment of these particular duties to the business director, the president, Professor William D. Guthrie of the while being freed from purely business Columbia University Law School has cares, parts with none of his authority. been named Ruggles Professor of ConThe relation of this new officer to the stitutional Law to succeed Professor business departments of the college will John W. Burgess, who retired last year. be much the same as that of the presi- Besides giving several courses in condent to the departments of instruction. stitutional law at Columbia, Professor
Guthrie will, by special arrangement beConcluding twenty-one years' of serv- tween Columbia and the Sorbonne, give ice as vice president of Girard College a number of lectures in French at Paris in Philadelphia, Dr. Winthrop D. Shel- in the spring of 1914. don last month retired from that post at morning chapel exercises. The stu- Edward Wilcox Hinton, Dean of the dents, in recognition of his services, and University of Missouri Law School, has of their fondness for him, gave a large been appointed Professor of Law in the loving-cup to him, bought from subscrip- University of Chicago Law School, betions made by the boys, none of whom ginning with October, 1913. Mr. Hinton was permitted to give more than ten is a graduate of the University of Miscents. The presentation speech was souri and of the Columbia Law School. made in the presence of 1,500 pupils and After an experience of twelve years in teachers, by Samuel McConnell, of the the general practice of law he became senior class.
Professor of Pleading and Practice in Dr. Sheldon was graduated from Yale the University of Missouri Law School University in 1861. He was a classmate in 1903, at the same time continuing his of Simeon E. Baldwin, who is now Gov- practice.
practice. He has been markedly sucernor of Connecticut. He has served as cessful in developing instruction in Pracsecretary of his class association for tice, a branch of law school work that fifty-two years, and during this period until recently has been either neglected has prepared eleven different editions of or dealt with very indifferently by the the history of the class. After his gradu- leading law schools of the country. In ation Dr. Sheldon enlisted in the Union 1906 Mr. Hinton published his "Cases army. He was taken prisoner at Chan- on Code Pleading," and in 1912 he becellorsville, and for a time was confined came Dean of the Missouri Law School. in Richmond. At the close of the war At Chicago he will have entire charge he taught in various classical and prepara
of the work in Practice and Evidence, tory schools until 1876, when he was and will reorganize and make more elected professor of Greek and Latin in efficient the Practice courses offered in the University of Colorado. He served the School fourteen years in that position, going to Girard College, as its vice president, in Eight members from the faculties of 1892.
other universities will give courses at
the University of Wisconsin summer sesAt a recent meeting of the trustees sion this year, which opens June 23 and of Teachers College, New York, Dr. C. closes August 1. In the law school James T. McFarlane, Controller of the College, P. McBaine, professor of law in the was made also professor of geography; University of Missouri, and William E. Prof. M. A. Bigelow, professor of Higgins, professor of law in the Unibiology, was elected director of house- versity of Kansas, will be members of the summer session faculty. Herbert eight years, after this year will have the J. Davenport, professor of political title of dean. For some time her work economy in the University of Missouri, as secretary has been practically that of will give courses in that subject at the a dean. The resignation of Mrs. J. Ryuniversity. Prof. Charles N. Smiley of land Kendrick, the lady principal, will Grinnell College will give courses in take effect this coming June. A new Latin. Peter W. Dykema of the Ethi- grade of professorship has been created cal Culture School of New York City at Vassar — that of assistant professor. will be lecturer in music during the sum- Several of the instructors will be promotmer session, and Alexander Miller of ed to this position, which will give them the Brookline (Mass.) Manual Training the power to vote in faculty meetings. High School will be lecturer in manual arts. Miss Winnifred J. Robinson of The appointment of Miss Alice Vinton Vassar College has been appointed Dean Waite as dean of Wellesley College for of Women during the summer session. the year 1913-14 is announced. The
election of Miss Ellen F. Pendleton to The fact that Professor E. B. Greene the presidency of the college in 1911 left resigned his position as dean of the Col- the dean's office vacant and since that lege of Literature and Arts at the Uni- time Miss A. C. Chaplin, professor of versity of Illinois, when he took a leave Greek, has been acting dean. Miss Waite of absence last year, has just been made is a graduate of Smith College, from public. The reason Professor Greene which she also took the master's degree. gives for resigning is that he did not de- She is professor in the department of sire the administrative work in connec- English language and composition at tion with the office. At the time of the Wellesley. resignation, Dr. Arthur Hill Daniels, professor of philosophy, was appointed act- Miss Josephine T. Berry, professor ing dean. Dean Daniels' appointment of nutrition and head of the department is to remain effective until something of home economics in the State College definite shall be done in regard to the of Washington, to whom an offer of the proposed combination of the College of headship of the division of home economLiterature and Arts, and the College of ics in the University of Minnesota has Science.
recently been announced, has accepted
the place and will take up the duties of Dr. C. M. Jackson, dean of the medical her new position next fall. school of the University of Missouri, has been appointed professor of anatomy Prof. Ludwig Sinzheimer of the Uniand director of the department of anat- versity of Munich, a distinguished Geromy in the University of Minnesota. man economist, has been secured by the Dr. Jackson is thirty-eight years of age, University of Wisconsin for the second and holds degrees from the universities semester to deliver a course of lectures of Missouri, Leipzig and Berlin. He will on "Industrial Labor Problems" and on assume his duties at Minnesota on “Methods of Social Reform." This is August 1.
Prof. Sinzheimer's first visit to Ameri
He has an excellent command of Professor William Addison Hervey English, however, and has spent several has resigned from his post as registrar years in England studying the labor of Columbia University, which he has problem there. held for five years in addition to his regular teaching position. Professor Hervey Wellesley College has secured the servwill be succeeded by Frank A. Dickey, ices of Professor Henry B. Huntington, A. B., now assistant registrar.
professor of debating and public speak
ing at Brown University for the new Miss Ella McCaleb, who has been the course in debating to be offered in 1913secretary of Vassar College for twenty- 14. Professor Huntington will spend
one day at Wellesley each week. The tion Division of the University of Wiscourse is offered by the department of consin. English composition, and will be known as English 3. It will be a three-hour Lieutenant Phillip G. Wrightson, of course, meeting three periods in succes- the 20th U. S. Infantry, has been desion one day each week. It is open to tailed by the war department as comelection by any student who has to meet mandant of the University of Wisconsin the regular sophomore requirement of corps of cadets, to succeed Captain Coltwo hours of composition, and will thus lin H. Ball, who, in accordance with the take the place, in the schedules of the army regulation, was required to return sophomores electing it, of the required to his regiment. English 2, plus one hour of elective work in the composition department.
Professor D. H. Carnahan of the de.
partment of romance languages at the Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of University of Illinois, has been granted Leland Standard University, has been a year's leave of absence by the board granted a leave of absence for the com- of university trustees. Professor Carnaing semester to enable him to go to Eu- han plans to spend a year in France. He rope in the interests of world peace. will sail for Paris with his family on Dr. Jordan will probably visit the Balkan Aug. 16, where he will work in the states and view the results of the pres- Bibliotheque Nationale until it is time ent war.
for him to resume his duties in the Uni
versity. The Board of Trustees of Arkansas College, located at Batesville, have elect- Prof. Charles G. Rogers of the Deed the Rev. F. R. Graves of Helena as partment of Zoology, Syracuse Univerpresident of the college, to succeed Dr. sity, has resigned and will become head E. R. Long, who, after having been presi- of the Department of Physiology at dent of the college for twenty years, re- Oberlin College September 1. Professor cently resigned to accept the chair of Rogers was graduated from Syracuse Biblical Literature and History in Sher- University in 1899 and has taught there man, Texas.
Dr. E. L. Spurlock, who for the last nine years has been business manager of
Obituary North Texas College and Kidd-Key Conservatory of Music, located in Sherman, has tendered his resignation, to take effect HE death last month of the Rev. April 1. Dr. Hanson, who has been pas- Augustus W. Cowles, D.D., emeritor of the Southern Methodist Church tus president of Elmira College, at Bells, has been appointed to take Dr. calls to mind how short a time it is since Spurlock's place.
there was a college for women charter
ed to give the same course in arts and Irving Willard Jones was appointed letters that was permitted to institutions instructor in public school music for the for men. second semester of this year at the Uni- Elmira College was opened in 1855 versity of Wisconsin in place of Leroy under the name Elmira Female College. C Case, resigned, at the meeting of the At the celebration of the quarter centenexecutive committee of the regents of the nial the subject was brought up of dropstate university. Mr. Jones has been in- ping the middle term of the name and structor in public school music and in calling it simply Elmira College. Some psychology and education at the New of the clergymen present protested Hampshire State Normal School and has against tampering with the good old recently been connected with the Exten- name, as they called it, and they spoke with feeling against the suggestion, but land University, Lebanon, Tenn. After the retort was made by one of the lay graduation he held charges at Columbia, speakers that he thought it very strange Tenn., and Nashville, and then entered that ministers, especially, should object general evangelistic work with the Cumto a female institution's changing her berland Presbyterian church, and became name by the time of her 25th anniver- one of the most influential and noted sary. The laugh was on the clergy and evangelists of his time. His health failthe project was advanced so rapidly that ed, and he accepted the chair of English the Legislature soon after gave permis- Bible in the divinity department of Cumsion to make the change, and since that berland University. There he remained time it has been Elmira College, pure seven years, until the Southern and Cumand simple.
berland Presbyterian churches were unitOne secret of Dr. Cowles' power was
ed, and the faculty of Cumberland Unithe fact that he never forgot the name
versity was combined with the faculty
of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati. It was of anyone who was graduated from the college and never forgot the face. But
then that Dr. Pearson accepted the invi
tation to fill the chair of English Bible he went even further than that, because
in he learned the married name as well as
where he took up his work in October, kept in memory the maiden name and so
1911. he was always on perfectly solid ground either way. If he had not been an edu
Professor T. R. Bacon, professor of cator and a preacher he might well have been a very successful politician of the California, died on March 27 in Berke
European history in the University of better sort.
ley, Cal. Professor Bacon was born in It is much to be the first in any part New Haven sixty-two years ago. .
He of the great field of education and it was graduated from the academic departis something more to have had in the ment at Yale in 1872 and entered Yale service of an institution a leader who Divinity School, from which he graduathelped organize the college, served for ed. After graduation he entered literary nearly forty years as its president and work for a while and was at one time then continued in its service for near- editor of "The Morning News" of New ly twenty more. It is fifty-eight years Haven. Concluding his career in journext fall since the college was opened nalism he accepted the pastorate of a and Dr. Cowles' name had been con- Congregational church at Terre Haute, nected with it from the beginning until Ind., and was there for some time when his death last month. Dr. Cowles had he was called to the Dwight Place Conattained the ripe age of 94 years. When gregational Church of New Haven. He he was 87 he said that he had never continued as pastor of the New Haven had a sick day in his life nor an ache nor church for several years after which he a pain. He may not rank among the was called to the chair of European hisgreat educators, but few men have sery- tory in the University of California. ed an institution for so long a period as he and none have held the esteeem of Professor Henry Ledaum, for five their student graduates more firmly and years a member of the faculty of the devotedly than he.
University of North Dakota, died at
Grand Forks March 11 of pneumonia. Dr. Robert Gamaliel Pearson, profes- Prof. Ledaum for three years was insor of English Bible in the Columbia structor in romance languages in North(S. C.) Theological Seminary, died of western University, prior to which time heart failure at his home in Columbia he was a member of the faculty of the on March 25. Dr. Pearson was born State University of Iowa. He gained June 9, 1848, at Starkville, Miss. He distinction because of several works on was graduated from Cooper Institute, romance languages. He was forty-one Meridian, Miss., and later from Cumber- years old.