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BENJAMIN MINGE DUGGAR was appointed professor of plant physiology in the New York State College of Agriculture. Professor Duggar was born at Gallion, Ala., Sept. ist, 1872. He received his early college training at the University of Alabama and the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, having been a student at these institutions from 1887 to 1891. He received the degree of B. S. from the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1891, the degree of M. S. from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1892, and the degrees of A. B. and A. M. from Harvard University in 1894 and 1895, respectively. Professor Duggar's first position was that of botanical assistant at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History during the years 1895 and 1896. He was then successively instructor in botany and assistant in the agricultural experiment station at Cornell University from 1896 to 1899 ; a student at the Universities of Leipzig, Halle, Munich, Montpellier and Bonn, 1899-1900 and 1905-1906 ; assistant professor of botany at Cornell University, 1900-1901 ; physiologist, bureau of plant industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1901-1902 ; and professor of botany, University of Missouri, 1902–1907. Professor Duggar is also a member of leading American and foreign botanical societies and the author of mycological bulletins and articles on plant physiology.

HERBERT JOHN WEBBER was appointed professor of experimental plant biology in the federal experiment station, Professor Webber was born at Lawton, Mich,, Dec. 27th, 1865. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1889, and in 1890 received the degree of M. A. from the same institution, and he received the degree of Ph. D. in 1900 from Washington University. He was instructor in botany in the University of Nebraska in 1890, instructor in botany in the Shaw School of Botany, Washington University, 1891-1892, investigator of orange diseases in Florida for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1893-1897, and investigator of plant breeding for the U. S. Department of Agriculture at Washington from 1897 to 1907.

Professor Webber was sent as a representative of the U. S. Department of Agriculture to the International Conference on hybridization and cross-breeding in London, July, 1899 He is the author of studies on the reproduction of Zamia, Catalogue of the Flora of Ne. braska, Studies in the Dissemination and Leaf Reflexion of Yucca Aloifolia, Sooty Mold of the Orange, and about thirty other papers on plant breeding, plant anatomy and diseases.

ALFRED HAYES, JR., was appointed professor of law. Professor Hayes was born in Lewisburg, Pa., October 15th, 1873. He received his education at Buckuell Academy and Bucknell College, and at Princeton University, where he took the degree of A. B. in 1895, and the degree of A. M. in 1898. He graduated from the Columbia University Law School in 1898. He was for a time in the law offices of Edward C. Whitaker, Gould and Wilkie, and Coudert Brothers, but since 1901 has maintained an independent practice and has recently been the junior member of the form of Dayton and Hayes. Since 1902 Professor Hayes has, in connection with his practice, taught in the Columbia Law School. He is a member of the State and City of New York Bar Associations, a recipient of the silver cross of the Royal Order of the Saviour, a member of the Sons of the Revolution, of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, of Phi Beta Kappa, and of the Princeton Club and the Columbia University Faculty Club.

THOMAS WOOD HASTINGS was appointed professor of clinical pathology. Professor Hastings was born September 29th, 1873 at St. Louis, Mo., but his family soon afterward removed to Morristown, New Jersey, and in the public schools of this city Professor Hastings received his elementary education. He then attended Mercer University, Macon, Ga., and John Hopkins University, receiving from the latter institution in 1894 the degree of A. B. and in 1898 the degree of M. D. In 1898–1899 Professor Hastings served as house officer in the John Hopkins Hospital. From December 1899 to March 1901 he acted as surgeon on the hospital ship Maine, cruising off the coasts of South Africa and China. In 1901 Dr. Hastings began the practice of medicine in New York City, where he has since resided. In 1901 he was appointed assistant physician to the Cornell University Medical dispensary, in 1902 assistant instructor in clinical pathology, and in 1903 instructor in clinical pathology.

Jean HÉBRARD was appointed professor of desigu in the College of Architecture. Professor Hébrard is a graduate of the École des Beaux Arts, Paris, having been a student there from 1896 to 1904.

While in the second class he received first mention in design and the Chenavard medal and prize for general construction, and while in the first class he received four first second medals in design and one first-second medal in the history of architecture. Since taking his diploma Professor Hébrard has won first prize in the Chenavard competition in design, has been admitted three times to the competition for the Grand Prix de Rome, and has won a second medal in the Salon des Artistes Franfais. During the year 1906–1907 Professor Hébrard served as acting professor of design at Cornell University.

NUMBER AND DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS

The number of students enrolled in the University in 1906–1907 was 4,225. This is an increase of 103 over the attendance of the preceding year, when the figures first rose beyond 4,000, as four years before, in 1901-1902, they first rose beyond 3,000.

The distribution of these students among the different courses is shown by the following table, which gives the corresponding figures for the preceding years since the opening of the twentieth century :

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1902-1903 201 795 224 107 286 63** 114 70 53 253 890 548% 121 331 3453

1903-1904 197 734 240 89 282 867† 142

65 326 964 470° 134 340 3423

1904-1905 211 684 228 90 316 110 189 -- 68 385 1060 619 199 318 3841

1905-1906 232 705 222 59 335 88

230 -- 81 425 1096 642 248 241 4122

1906-1907 239 748 20 63 285 86 278 - 82 466 1081 755 244 297 4225

| Besides it in the winter course in veterinary science.

|| Besides 30 in the summer term in entomology, 28 in the summer term in paleontology, and eighteen in the summer school in medicine in New York City.

| Besides eight in the winter course in veterinary science.

& Besides 35 in the summer term in entomology, 12 in the summer term in paleontology, and 9 in the summer school in medicine in New York City.

** Besides three in the winter course in veterinary science.
It Besides one in the winter course in veterinary science.
• Besides 33 in the summer term in entomology.

The records of Cornell University always carefully distinguish between students who, having passed the examinations for admission, pursue courses leading to degrees and attendants in short or special courses who enter without examination. Of these latter there are two groups, the Summer Session and the Winter School in Agriculture. Both are excluded from the following table, which takes account only of students regularly enrolled in courses leading to degrees during the academic year from September to June:

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This table shows an increase in the attendance of regularly enrolled students of 62 over that of the preceding year. There was a gain of 43 in Arts and Sciences and of 41 in Civil Engineering, but there was a loss of 51 in Medicine (a course in which there was a general falling-off throughout the country) and of 15 in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (which was undoubtedly due to a rigid

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