F. Irvine, Dean of the Law Faculty and Director of the College of

Law, June 19, 1907. E. Albee, Professor of Philosophy, promoted from an assistant pro

fessorship, April 27, 1907. H. Diederichs, Professor of Experimental Engineering, promoted

from an assistant professorship, April 27, 1907. H. E. Dann, Professor of Music, promoted from an assistant pro

fessorship, June 19, 1907. J. Hébrard, Professor (1906–1907 Acting Professor) of Design in the

College of Architecture, June 19, 1907. W. N. Barnard, Professor of Steam Engineering, promoted from an

assistant professorship, June 19, 1907. T. W. Hastings, Professor of Clinical Pathology, June 19, 1907. B. M. Duggar, Professor of Plant Physiology in the New York State

College of Agriculture, June 19, 1907. J. M. Hart, Professor of the English Language and Literature, Emer

itus, June 19, 1907. G. W. Jones, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, June 19, 1907. M. A. Pond, D. Derickson, and F. J. Seery, Assistant Professors of

Civil Engineering, promoted from instructorships, May 27, 1907. E. H. Wood, Assistant Professor of Machine Design, promoted from

an instructorship, May 27, 1907. W. M. Wilson, Instructor in Meteorology, April 16, 1907. T. B. Evermann, Instructor in Architecture, April 16, 1907. H. Davidsen, Instructor in German, May 27, 1907. S. Blanton, Instructor in Oratory, May 27, 1907. A. M. Drummond, Instructor in Oratory and Debate, May 27, 1907. 0. C. Lockhart, Instructor in Economics, May 27, 1907. C. F. Craig and F. W. Owens, Iustructors in Mathematics, the former

promoted from an assistantship, May 27, 1907. C. W. Edgerton, Instructor in Botany, promoted from an assistant

ship, May 27, 1907. O. D. Von Engeln, Instructor in Physical Geography, promoted from

an assistantship in geology, May 27, 1907. J. M. Gelas, Instructor in Fencing, promoted from an assistantship,

May 27, 1907. J. J. MacSherry, Instructor in Boxing, promoted from an assistant

ship, May 27, 1907. E. J. O'Connell, Instructor in Wrestling, May 27, 1907. W. M. Baldwin, Instructor in Anatomy, promoted from an assistant

ship, May 27, 1907.

H. L. Freeman, Instructor in Machine Design, May 27, 1907.
F. G. Tappan, L. F. Blume, and F. C. Loring, Instructors in Experi-

mental Engineering, May 27, 1907. E. H. Hollands, Instructor in Philosophy, June 18, 1907. C. E. S. Webster, Jr., Instructor in Clinical Therapeutics, June

18, 1907M. B. Garrett and G. F. Zook, Assistants in Modern European

History, May 27, 1907. H. W. Humble and R. E. Samuels, Assistants in Economics, May

27, 1907. R. D. Smith, Assistant in Political Economy and Finance, May 27,1907. W. H. Pyle, Assistant in Psychology, May 27, 1907. K. J. Monrad and C. L. Jenks, Assistants in Chemistry, May 27, 1907. J. M. Reade and H. B. Brown, Assistants in Botany, May 27, 1907. S. L. Galpin and L. L. Graham, Assistants in Geology, May 27, 1907. L. M. Ryan, H. L. Hupe, S. E. Blunt, E. H. Cumpston, A. E. West,

S. S. Rolph, and C. B. Henning, Assistants in Military Science

and Tactics, May 27, 1907. P. B. Hoge, R. W. Howe, and W. E. Hogan (second term), Assist

ants in Physical Culture, May 27, 1907. J. E. McDaniel, Assistant in Histology and Embryology (second

term), May 27, 1907. F. R. Wright, Assistant in Nervous System and Demonstrator in

Histology and Anatomy (second term), May 27, 1907. J. P. Schaeffer, Demonstrator in Anatomy, May 27, 1907. G. L. Pease and H. L. Prince, Assistant Demonstrators in Anatomy

(first term), May 27, 1907. G. G. Bogert, Assistant in American History, June 11, 1907. A. H. Jones, Assistant in Philosophy, June 18, 1907. C. J. Humphrey, Assistant in Botany, June 18, 1907. J. B. Norton, Assistant Biologist in the Experiment Station, June

18, 1907. D. Symmers, Assistant in Pathology, June 18, 1907. H. B. Williams, Assistant in Physiology, June 18, 1907. W. E. Schutt, President's Secretary and University Publisher, Jan

uary 2, 1907. L. A. Popplewell, Cataloguer in Library, June 18, 1907. L. M. Brockway, Assistant in Reference Department, June 18, 1907. L. S. Church and G. A. Mathers, Assistant Law Librarians, June APPENDIX II

18, 1907.


To the President of the University :


I have the honor to submit my fifth annual report as Dean of the University Faculty. The subject matter is arranged with reference to the work of the committees of which the Dean is ex-officio chairman, and with reference to such functions as have been especially assigned to him by the Faculty.

During the past year the University has been invited to participate in the ceremonies connected with the inauguration of the Carnegie Institute in the city of Pittsburg, and the University was represented by the President. The following address was presented in behalf of Cornell University : “Cornell University extends to the Carnegie Institute saluta

tions and hearty congratulation. It welcomes with high hopes the inauguration of a noble enterprise in which the True, the Beautiful and the Useful appear as parts of one splendid plan. It recognizes with admiration the munificence and far-seeing purpose of one who has done so much for the city of Pittsburg and for the advancement of the higher interests of the whole nation. That the Carnegie Institute through the centuries may be a benediction to the Republic is the ardent wish and confident expectation of

Cornell University.” The University was called upon to mourn the sudden death of Professor Ernest Wilson Huffcut, Director of the College of Law and professor of law. The following resolutions of respect and condolence were spread upon the minutes of the Faculty and communicated to the family:

“The Faculty of Cornell University records upon its minutes this memorial of Ernest Wilson Huffcut whose beneficent influence upon the life and work of the University extended far beyond his daily service to the College of Law, of which he was the distinguished Director.

He was closely identified with the University as student or teacher for more than twenty years, and always a potent factor in its varied activities. Entering Cornell in 1880, he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1884, and the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1888. Here he was instructor in English from 1885 to 1888 ; professor of law from 1893 to 1903, and Dean of the Law Faculty and Director of the College of Law from 1903, until his untimely death in the present year.

Possessed of logical understanding of his theme, rare eloquence and perfect clarity of expression, a large intellectual and social sympathy, and a dominant instinct for progressive action, he was accorded a foremost place by his fellow workers in the field of legal education in this country. These same attributes won for him a like regard in the deliberations of this Faculty and its committees, and in his relations with alumni and student organizations. His spirit of devoted service to his University in all its concerns,—those of lesser importance as well as those more vital to its welfare-was ever voiced with persuasive grace and practical wisdom. In the death of Dean Huffcut the State has been deprived of an exemplar of civic duty, and Cornell University has lost a most gifted and loyal son."


C. H. HULL The year was also marked by the retirement of James Morgan Hart, professor of the English language and literature, and George William Jones, professor of mathematics. The following resolutions expressing their colleagues' appreciation of their long and faithful services to the University and of their personal worth, were presented to the Faculty in the presence of the retiring professors, spread upon the minutes, and communicated to the public press:

“At the end of the present academic year Professor James Morgan Hart will retire from active service as a member of the Faculty of Cornell University, His colleagues in the institution which he has served so ably and so faithfully cannot let the occasion pass by without giving expression to their high regard for his services as a teacher and scholar, and for his personal worth as

a nian.

Professor Hart is an able representative of the best type of modern American scholarship. The son of a distinguished educator, and fortunate in his many-sided training and broad intellectual equipment, he has shown himself no narrow specialist, but a scholar of wide and liberal attainments. His thorough and appreciative knowledge of many languages and literatures, together with his ripe experience of the world, has enabled him to illuminate the field of English studies with light from many sources. His work as an investigator has been accurate and painstaking, and his contributions to learning have been numerous and valuable, extending over a long period of time and covering a wide range of subjects. One of the earliest students of English in America to profit by the newer and more scientific methods of continental scholarship, his advice has been frequently sought and his example followed by his younger colleagues throughout this country. His work upon the German universities, by pointing out to American scholars the opportunities and advantages of European training, has been of the highest service to the universities of America. The high standards of scholarship which he has set, and his own realization of them, have won for him an honored name, and brought credit to this University.

As a teacher Professor Hart has held strenuously to the belief that the study of literature is a mental discipline demanding of the student the full exercise of his intellectual powers. He has not neglected the aesthetic and emotional sides of literary appreciation, but has carefully avoided assigning to them an undue prominence. He has always manifested a keen interest in the intellectual development of his students and in their personal welfare, helping them by his counsel and influence not only during their undergraduate days, but after they have entered upon their active careers.

Professor Hart was a member of this Faculty at the opening of the University. For a number of years he was one of those who labored unselfishly to place instruction in the modern languages and literatures upon a sound basis, interesting himself in all the educational problems that confronted the new and struggling institution. After a long term of distinguished service in another university, he returned to Cornell in 1890 with the prestige of mature scholarship and national reputation. For seventeen years he has been an active member of various governing bodies in this University, participating in their deliberations and serving upon their committees. In the treatment of questions arising before the Faculty he has maintained fearlessly his ideals. He was one of the leaders in establishing the elective system of studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. His persistent efforts have resulted in improving the instruction in English in the University and in the schools of the State of New York, and the better preparation in English of students entering from this State is largely due to his continued insistence upon higher standards. During his headship of the department of English literature the number of students taking English courses has constantly increased.

As a man Professor Hart has the esteem and affection of his colleagues. His open, direct, and loyal nature, his generous hospitality, his extensive knowledge of men and affairs, make of him a charming companion and a valued friend, whom we hope to keep with us for many years to come. His single-hearted devotion to scholarship and the keenness of his intellectual powers lead us to expect from him many further contributions to the fields of learning in which he has so long been active. Upon his withdrawal from active service in this University, we, his colleagues, tender him our heartiest assurances of good will and affection."

“On the retirement of Professor George William Jones from

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