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withstanding by signs of progress. The Executive Committee for Sage has met every Tuesday evening and has been joined once a month by the three representatives of the outside women. Together they have discussed and acted upon various questions of student life and conduct and in the main have succeeded in making their decisions effective, even against occasional opposition. The chief problem with which the Sage Committee has felt itself perpetually forced to wrestle has been that of securing reasonable quiet in the dormitories during working hours and after ten o'clock at night. The proctor system has been organized and a floor committee appointed, consisting of one woman from each floor of Sage College and one from the Cottage, who have met regularly with the Executive Committee and have been each responsible to it for the work of the proctors in their own districts. This scheme has resulted in a more thorough oversight of the proctors and a more business-like administration in every way.

There still remain to be developed in the student public a more general respect for laws and authority of their own making and a greater appreciation of the need of considerate self-control. In November the President of the Association and a vember from the outside women were sent to represent Cornell at the Conference of Student Government Organizations of Women's Colleges held at the Women's College at Baltimore. The President was encouraged to learn that the problem of noise in dormitories was vexing other associations as well: the delegate from the outside women found herself an object of interest as representing almost the only movement so far started to institute self government among students living outside college buildings.

The committees in charge of the branch of the Association among the women outside Sage have worked admirably in the face of heavy obstacles to arouse and foster an interest in the aims of the Association. In October they called on 67 out of the 79 outside women registered as new students and during the year they have attempted to supply help or advice to the less experienced and have held monthly social meetings in Sage gymnasium. The whole status, however, of the work among these women has been altered by two acts of the Trustees passed during the winter :--first, that the Warden of Sage College have jurisdiction not only overthewomen in Sage, but over all women students in the University ; second, that women students be not permitted to board and lodge in houses in which men also board and lodge, unless for special reasons this rule be waived by the Warden. As a result of this legislation the responsibility for the general welfare and conduct of the outside women devolves henceforth upon the Warden and the branch of the Student Government Association among them is no longer a purely voluntary, unauthoritative organization, but can stand as confident of official backing and support in carrying through its measures as the branch in Sage.

To establish, nevertheless, any real system of supervision over the outside women in their present widely scattered and heterogeneous mode of living is practically impossible. The first step toward bringing them within reach as well as toward carrying out the second resolution of the Trustees will be the grouping of them in lodging houses reserved particularly for them near the campus. About twentyfive women this year have been living in houses of this sort engaged for them last spring. Next fall the number of women who can be so accomodated will be about seventy-five. Unless there should be a pronounced increase in the number entering the University, this provision should be sufficient. Of the one hundred and fifty women outside Sage this year over one half have either been at home or with relatives or have been working for room or board or both in private families or have been among the older students who room in the Cascadilla building It is proposed to organize divisions of the Student Government Association in each of these lodging houses and to have house presidents elected who shall report frequently to the Warden on conditions in their respective houses. The closer the watch that can be kept over the various phases of life within these small centers, especially during the first years of their existence, the more successful, of course, they are likely to be.

The most important house of all will be cared for also by a committee of seven alumnae, residents of Ithaca, who have undertaken the financial management of it on a co-operative plan. The members of the Committee have for some time been interested in projects for providing an inexpensive home for women who cannot afford to pay the usual prices and have at length, by the aid of the alumnae trustee and others, obtained backing sufficient to warrant the engagement for next year of a house large enough to accomodate thirty. Women rooming there will be expected to perform among themselves all the lighter work of the establishment, such as sweeping, dish washing, preparing vegetables and waiting on table, amounting perhaps to about an hour's work a day for each one, and will in return receive their board and lodging at the lowest possible price, according to present estimates about $4.50 a week. A college woman will be placed in charge and the members of the Alumnae Committee will in turn exercise general supervision. Gifts in the shape of furniture and money for equipment have been received and the enterprise bids fair to prosper. Similar experiments have succeeded elsewhere and nowhere surely could they supply a more serious need.

The work of the Young Women's Christian Association deserves, as usual, prominent mention. Letters were written last summer to prospective new students and many were met at the trains on their arrival, assisted in the search for desirable lodgings and made to feel themselves welcome to the University. The customary reception for all newcomers was held soon after work began. Almost one half of the total number of women in the University enrolled themselves in the Association and of these a large proportion joined one or more of the Bible and Mission Study Classes. Besides its regular weekly meetings the Association has held during the winter several special meetings in Sage drawing room where addresses were given by visitors, such as Mr. Robert E. Speer, Mrs. Mary S. Labaree of Persia, and Miss M. E. Landfear of the Huguenot College in South Africa. Other meetings have been occasionally held in conjunction with the Young Men's Christian Association, when the Rev. Hugh Black of Scotland, the Rev. Joseph Crane Hartzell, Bishop of Africa, and other distinguished clergymen were the speakers. In November the Student Volunteer Convention for the State of New York met at Cornell, bringing together over two hundred young men and women from every protestant college of standing in the State. Plans are on foot now for sending a delegation to the fifteenth conference for eastern college women at Silver Bay, which opens the twenty-first of June. In addition the Association has continued its direction of the philanthropic work of the Coruell

One committee has furnished leaders for the three girls' clubs which meet weekly at the Inlet under the auspices of the Social Service League of Ithaca. Another has arranged for religious services monthly at the Old Ladies' Home and for pleasant entertainments there at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Several teachers have been provided for the Suuday School held in the Mission Chapel.

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varied as usual. Formal dances and teas have been given by the four sororities, by several societies, by the women of the Medical School and of the College of Agriculture, by the Graduate Club, the Pennsylvania Club, the Spanish Club, and other combinations of students. The girls have diverted one another by parties of their own on Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving day and Washington's birthday, by the “Anti-Junior ball” in Junior week, and by other informal class and private functions. The annual class “ stunts" grow, as such affairs are growing everywhere, more elaborate and spectacular. The women of Sage have once entertained the women outside the dormi. tories. The assistant to the Warden and the other residents of the Cottage have given three teas. The Dramatic Club has offered three performances, the last and most ambitious being a reproduction of “ The Rivals”. The annual reception to the Faculty was modified this year to a series of three afternoon teas held in December to each of which one third of the list of Trustees and Faculty was invited. In a further effort to reduce the crowding that has been an unpleasant feature of the receptions, only the upper class women and graduates were asked to help receive the guests, instead of the whole mass of students at Sage. Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead, Miss Ruth Putnam, and Miss Mabel Carter Rhodes of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae have at different times met and addressed the students. The Warden has entertained the senior class and representatives of the outside women, has held informal readings Sunday evenings during the winter term, and has been at home to all students on Thursday evenings during the year.

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APPENDIX XIV

REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR

To the President of the University :

SIR:-I have the honor to submit herewith my eleventh annual report as Registrar of the University. The report covers the academic year 1906-1907, including the Summer Session of 1907.

THE YEAR

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Days in Sun- Holi. Vaca

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Session days days tion tal First term, Sept. 25-Jan. 30.

96 16

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115 First term, Vacation, Jan. 31-Feb. I--

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2 Christmas vacation, Dec 21-Jan 2.

13 13 Second term, Feb. 2-June 20..

109 18 2

129 Easter vacation, Mar. 23-April 1.

IO Summer vacation, June 21-July 3.

13 13 Summer Session, July 4-Aug. 14

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42 Summer vacation, Aug. 15-Sept. 24--

41 41 In addition to the 241 days in session given above, the University Library was open every day in the year except holidays and there was no time during the year when college activities entirely ceased. The shops and some of the laboratories were also open during nearly all the vacation period.

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STUDENTS

The following table, which shows the attendance for 1906–1907, gives the number who have received instruction this year, including those in the 1907 Summer Session and in the winter courses in agriculture, but excluding duplicates, as 4,225, an increase over last year's attendance of 103.

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