forging and foundry work, pattern making, etc. Throughout the session the instructors have kept the manual training work closely allied with the work in education. This is logical and the connection should be emphasized in the future by locating the more elementary portion of the work in rooms in Goldwin-Smith Hall. Manual training as a factor in education represents something wider than bench work, and need not be located or centered in the shops of Sibley College. At the same time for all the more advanced work in the subject the equipment of Sibley College makes it possible for us to offer the finest and most extensive facilities to be had anywhere in the United States. There is every reason to believe that the growth of this work will be constant and that the number of students will steadily increase.


One of the niost important features of this session has been the public lectures given on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For the course on Monday evening the general topic selected was "Public Health and Preventive Medicine." The first lecture in the course: was given by Professor S. H. Gage on “The Contribution of Biology to Improved Conditions of Life." The three following lectures were given by Professor V. A. Moore on "The Nature of Infectious Disease," "Tuberculosis," and "The Duty of the Teacher in Prevention of Disease.'' The final lecture was by Professor E. M. Chamot whose subject was “The Protection and Purification of Public Water Supplies." The attendance was excellent. The value of the course as placing before citizens of any community, and teachers in particular, the scientific nature of modern medicine, especially in its relation to epidemics and infectious diseases, can hardly be overestinated. This was recognized by many of the teachers in attendance who expressed their appreciation of the opportunity thus afforded them. Professor Moore, in addition to the three lectures, arranged an exhibition in his own laboratory on one afternoon to show the various methods in use in bacteriology, and of many preparations to illustrate conditions of life and disease in man and animals. To Professor Moore in particular for his generous services and to Professors Chamot and Gage for their kind assistance all connected with the Summer Session are deeply indebted. This year's experience confirms the wisdom of the plan adopted last year of having one course of lectures devoted to a single topic which can be elaborated and thoroughly discussed.

On Wednesday evenings lectures were given also by Professor Kimball on "The Influence of Invention on the World's Progress,” Professor Bailey on "The Mission of the College of Agriculture,” Dr. George M. Gould, of Philadelphia, on “The Hygiene of the Eye,” Mr. C. W. Furlong on “The Greek Sponge Divers and the Fiuding of the Frigate Philadelphia,” and Professor Condra 'on “The Opening of the Indian Territory.” All of these were valuable and interesting and were well attended. The kindness of the speakers was duly appreciated. With the exception of the address of Director Bailey, which was given in the new buildings of the College of Agriculture, all of these evening lectures were given in the main auditorium of Rockefeller Hall. The faculty members of the department of physics engaged in the Summer Session threw the building open on one evening for inspection and very kindly took pains to arrange an exhibition of various pieces of apparatus. In this way members of the Summer Session were able to inspect the fine equipment of the building. We are especially indebted to Professor J. S. Shearer who was present at every lecture and took the responsibility of personally seeing that all the preparations necessary were made.

In addition to the lectures mentioned a number of lectures in connection with the various departments and of general interest were given at such hours that the public might attend. This is a feature of great value and one which should be encouraged and extended. Such lectures present an opportunity to students, whose minds must necessarily be given first and chiefly to their own work, to get some insight into another department of thought. Another feature of interest and of value has been the inter-department lectures by which an instructor occupies an hour with the class in a different subject from his own with a view to pointing out their mutual relations and influences. In these, as well as in other ways, has been manifested the spirit of mutual good will which has been commented on so favorably by outsiders. This spirit of confidence and co-operation is a large factor in the strength of a faculty, and to it I ascribe in large part our success.

Organ recitals have been given in the Sage Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday evenings by the university organist, Mr. Martin B. Chenhall. They have all been well attended and thoroughly appreciated. Mr. Chenhall has worked hard and has succeeded admirably. On Thursday evenings he has had the assistance of soloists.


As for some years past members of the session, both Faculty and students, have organized and conducted a religious service held at sunset on Sunday on the slope of the campus west of McGraw Hall. The attendance of these services has been uniformly large and it is evident that they are thoroughly enjoyed.

Sage College, under the most efficient guidance of Miss Maud L. Kuschke, who was appointed Warden for the summer session, has been filled to its utmost capacity. The social life which centers there, with its many opportunities for keeping old friendships and for the making of new acquaintances, is for many of our students one of the strongest inducements to attendance. The gyminasium has been open every evening after dinner for informal dancing and on Saturday evenings dancing has gone on from 8:00 to 12:00. From the statements of many persons who have been elsewhere for summer study, I feel sure that this side of the life here has a strong bearing upon the attractiveness of Cornell. Quite unofficially and unconnected with the University, but of very great interest, have been some of the entertainments given by the members of the Cosmopolitan Club and in particular the entertainment offered by the students from the Philippines. These have helped to emphasize the breadth of Cornell's activity and have done much to enlighten native born citizens as to the conditions of the peoples of other and distant lands. I believe this intercourse is productive of much good . for both.

On Saturday, July 29th, the steaner Frontenac was burned on Cayuga Lake near Union Springs. Unfortunately seven ladies, members of our Summer Session, were on board her at the time. Five of these escaped, all but one practically uninjured, and one with severe burns on her face which, however, by careful care and treatment at the Infirmary will leave no lasting harm. Two of the party, forced to jump from the deck of the burning steamer, lost their lives by drowning, Miss Zalia Colvin McCreary and Miss Evelyn Winnifred Mott. Miss McCreary was a teacher in the pubschools of Cohoes, N. Y., aud Miss Mott was in the high school of Port Allegany, Pa. Both were in attendance at the Summer Session for the second time, and both were young women of great usefulness and of fine character. We were fortunately able to recover the bodies promptly, and to see that they had the best possible care until they could be handed over to the afflicted families. On the evening of

August 6th a memorial service was held in the University Chapel. It was largely made up of music specially selected as appropriate. Mr. Chenhall, the organist, was assisted by Mrs. Chamot and Miss Anne McCormick. Dr. Charles Mellen Tyler very kindly made a brief address. This sad accident alone marred an unbroken six weeks of successful work, pleasant recreation and wholesome rest.

The Summer Session of 1907 has been a successfulone, but I see no reason to doubt that it will yield the palm to others in the future, as we shall be able to enlarge the scope of our work and to attract ever increasing numbers of persons devoting their lives to education. The University is doing no work of greater importance or of wider influence.

Respectfully submitted,


Director of the Summer Session



To the President of the University :

SIR :-I have the honor to submit my report as Warden of Sage College for the year 1906-1907.

The number of students living in Sage College during the first term was 168, in Sage Cottage 39; during the second term in Sage College 167, in Sage Cottage 39. The total number, therefore, in the two dormitories for the first term was 207, for the second term 206, as against totals of 209 and 203 for the corresponding terms of

Over 40 applicants for admission were refused for lack of room.

The need for an increase in dormitory accomodations and for an expansion of the kitchen and dining room plant is felt by the residents more keenly every year, and the time is anxiously awaited when the botanical department may be moved to other quarters and the space now occupied by it in the north wing of the College may be utilized to render more spacious and comfortable the building

last year.

which, for the present at least, must be the center of the life of the women at Cornell.

Various improvements have been made or arranged for in the equipment of the buildings. The disastrous fires near the Campus early in the winter prompted naturally a careful scrutiny of the existing means of protection against fire and the addition of several new features to the apparatus already in place. All outer doors in the College and Cottage were rehung so as to swing outward. Keys for each were put in sealed cases close at hand, new fire gongs and new appliances for turning on the fire alarm within the buildings were set up on every floor and a reliable kind of rope escape was selected for instalment in those upper rooms that do not open directly upon the ladder escapes. Both buildings were thoroughly inspected with a view to making as safe and easy as possible the ways of exit by every route. During the Christmas holidays the large drawing room in the College was embellished with a new ceiling of woodwork panelling and the walls of the room were freshly colored. The furnishings of the College reading room were also overhauled and new chairs, cushions, and curtains added. To make the reading room yet more attractive the students subscribed for three popular monthly magazines to supplement those already donated by individuals and the library. The room certainly presents a far more inviting aspect than it did and is being used more generally as a place of rest or study or meeting. To bring the charges for room and board nearer to prevailing market prices and to meet the growing cost of food and service the rent for rooms in the College and Cottage has been increased for the coming year by an average of $10 per inmate and the rate of board has been raised from $4 to $4.25 à week, thus increasing the total expense of living in the dormitories by about $20 a year. The sum is small, however, in comparison with the addition other institutions have been obliged to put upon their charges.

Except for a few exceptional cases, none of which have resulted seriously, the maladies from which the women have suffered have been slight and the general average of health has been good. The practice introduced this year, of sending notice to the gymnasium instructor and to the Warden of the admission of women students to the Infirmary has made it easier to keep intelligently posted as to the condition of individuals and to draw general conclusions as to the amount and character of illness. Out of 35 cases reported from the Infirmary 18 were diagnosed as colds or grippe; 3 more as laryngitis and 4 as fatigue. Dr. Barringer, having completed her second


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