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sent to the Infirmary have been chiefly in need of a few days of quiet and care. The general standard of physical vigor is, however, in the opinion of the visiting physician, somewhat lowered by a lack of proper strength and energy among the entering students and by a tendency toward a certain amount of voluntary overwork. As remedies she advises the institution of a health requirement for admission to the University and the curtailment, by Faculty action if necessary, of the amount of work which may be carried by any given person of delicate physique.

The department of Physical Training has indeed profited much by the appointment of Dr. Emily Dunning Barringer of New York, as examining physician. Beiween October and May, 1905-6, she has made five trips to Ithaca and examined in all 236 girls, many of them more than once. These included all entering students, Freshmen, Specials and Graduates, all Sophomores and those Juniors or Seniors who desired to play on basketball teams or to elect other regular athletic work. Of this number 175 Freshman and Sophomores were required to enter the daily gymnasium classes, 21 were excused on the ground that they were performing daily from two to six hours of manual labor for the sake of earning the whole or a part of their living expenses, 15 niore were excused for reasons of physical unfitness. These 15, however, were obliged to substitute periods of rest or outdoor recreation for the hours they would normally have spent in the gynmasium The girls in gymnasium courses were furthermore divided into two classes, the majority who took full work, the remainder who were prohibited from the more violent exercises, running, jumping and the like. Dr. Barringer has also sought to direct the girls toward an intelligent care for their general health by delivering a series of five lectures and holding three informal conferences on questions of hygiene. During her last three visits to Ithaca she has kept certain consultation hours when students might visit her separately and privately and has found the demand for such personal aid and advice as great as she could supply in the allotted time.

The customary athletic sports have been carried on with enthusiasm by the girls qualified to take part. The Tennis Club has kept the two courts to the north of the College in constant use during the Fall and Spring. An underclass tournament in October was won by the Sophomores. A second tournament for all classes will take place before the end of the year, the prize for the championship being a silver cup recently presented to the club by “The Graduate and

Special Students of 1905-06." About fifty students engaged in basket ball practice during the winter season. Several changes in the conduct of the game were instituted by the wish of the players themselves. A longer period than usual of expert oversight and criticism was provided for them by the engagement of Mr. Baker, Instructor in the Armory, as regular coach for two months before the final interclass contest. Of their own judgment the members of the teams submitted themselves to a simple system of preliminary training. At the tournament itself no men were admitted as spectators. The Fencing Club after several years of suspended activity was revived in the autumn with a membership of five. Lessons were given thereafter twice a week by Mr. Gelas, Fencing Instructor at the Armory. Indications at present point to a revival of interest in fencing and to a larger club membership another year. The Rowing Club this spring numbers twenty-six who have had the usual preparatory work on the machines and are now rowing on Beebe Lake. Mr. Courtney has again furnished a reward for exertion by taking the eight best oarswomen for a practice trip with him on the inlet.

Considerable interest has been felt iu the plans for the Athletic field granted last year by the trustees to the women of the University. A gift of $175 from the Cornell Alumnae Association of New York City to be applied to the expense of grading and setting the ground in order has been received with gratitude and various schemes have been devised to enlarge the sum. A dance given at Odd Fellows' Hall by the Sports aud Pastimes Association brought in $100. A modest grocery shop set up on the second fioor of the College will clear from $50 to $75 more by the close of the year. Other small additions have been made to the fund, so that the total will perhaps exceed $350 when accounts are balanced in June, enough, it is hoped, to pay for the construction of two or three tennis courts and possibly a basket ball field.

The most important, however, of the enterprises undertaken this year bas probably been the drafting and adoption of a constitution for a new and larger Self-government Association than has existed heretofore. Not only is the scope of its activities widened and systematized but its membership is extended to include for the first time students outside the University dormitories. As a result of the efforts of a few indefatigable leaders about seventy of the one hundred girls living in town have joined the organization, an excellent showing for the first year of its existence when the benefits to be derived from it are still in the main unrealized. The management of the Association is vested in a General Executive Committee meeting monthly, membership on which is divided between Sage and outside girls in proportion to the number of Sage and outside members of the Association. The Warden of the College is also exofficio a member of the committee. At intervals between the sessions of the general committee the Sage members meet separately on matters of peculiar concern to themselves or to the government of the College, the outside members likewise separately to transact business of their own. Each division of the Association has its own set of by-laws, embodying for the Sage residents those rules of behavior which have been adopted by vote in College mass-meetings, for the town residents those recommendations for conduct which have also been voluntarily accepted as standards for guidance. For the town girls, moreover, the Association serves as an agency to promote general social life, aiming to diminish the isolation of feeling and habit which have been common among the scattered dwellers in the community.

Two members of the Association were sent in November to attend the annual inter-collegiate conference of Student Government Associations in Women's Colleges held this year at Bryn Mawr. They returned much impressed by what they had seen and heard of the power and effectiveness of such government in other institutions and anxious to bring the Cornell Association to a similar pitch of efficiency and usefulness. The development among the officers of an ability to administer such a government smoothly and skilfully and among the student public of a sense of loyalty to its principles demands, of course, time and accumulation of political experience. It is believed, however, that much has been accomplished this year toward the desired end, that the necessary machinery has been created and that the spirit of corporate responsibility and self control is at work. The more seriously the students undertake to maintain their own good order, the more valuable training are they receiving for after life and the more securely does the Warden take her place not as governor or watchman so much as counsellor and friend.

The Young Woman's Christian Association through its General Secretary has continued its services as adviser and aid along various lines, furnishing help of particular importance to Freshmen and other incoming students beset by many problems in their new environment. For those who could not enter Sage it has found suitable lodgings in the towu. Through the cooperation of Miss Ruth Putnam, Trustee of the University, it was able last summer to arrange with the keeper of a small but attractive boarding house on Oak Avenue to receive no lodgers during the Academic Year but girls, and it has since assisted to keep the house well filled. The experiment proving so far a success, it is hoped that a second house may be reserved for girls in a similar way next winter. The advantage of such houses, to which new comers unable to obtain rooms in Sage may be safely sent, is so obvious as to need no explanation. The Secretary of the Association has furthermore maintained an employment bureau at Barnes Hall for the benefit of girls who need to eke out their incomes by labor more or less continuous, bringing them into communication with householders in the vicinity who desired student work.

As a body the Association has been active and energetic. Beside its regular weekly meetings in Barnes Hall it has called from time to time special meetings in the Sage drawing-room where addresses have been given by visitors such as Bishop McDowell, Dr. Henry Van Dyke, Miss Una Saunders of Oxford, England, Dr. James Moffatt and Miss Eleanor Brownell and Miss Louise Brooks of the State Association Committee. Four classes in Bible Study and four more for mission study with a total membership of about 150 have been organized among the different circles in the College. Six delegates were sent last June to the Silver Bay Conference for the girls of eastern colleges and eight delegates in February to the Student Volunteer Convention at Nashville, Tennessee. In charge of the Association likewise has been the philanthropic work performed by Sage students. Three clubs containing in all 30 girls and women have been conducted at the Settlement house near the Inlet and once or twice a month visitors have been sent to the Old Ladies' Home.

The social life of the College has proceeded in the usual busy manner. Dances and teas have been given by the fraternities, by several of the social clubs, by the women of the Medical School, by the Graduate Club and by other combinations of students. Reference has already been made to the large dance given by the Sports and Pastimes Association. The Pennsylvania Club has added to the renown which it won last year by another pleasant dance in Masonic Hall. The four, classes in turn have entertained the college public with the triumphs of originality and ingenuity known as the annual“stunts." The dramatic Club has presented two small farces and is preparing a crowning performance of “She Stoops to Conquer.” The town girls have used the gymnasium on several Saturday evenings for social affairs of their own, an innovation which we cordially welcome.

The reception of the Wardens and students to the Trustees and Faculty was held in February. Other smaller receptions have been held in honor of Miss Ruth Putnam and of Dr. Barringer. Mrs. Florence Kelly of New York, Mrs. Terrell of Washington, Mrs. Ellen Mitchell, formerly of Syracuse University, and Mr. George of the Junior Republic have addressed the girls on topics in which they were severally interested. The Wardens have been at home to students on Wednesday evenings.

Respectfully submitted,

LOUISE ROPES LOOMIS,

l'arden of Sage College.

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