May 21,

C. F. Tucker Brooke, Instructor in English (from January 1, 1909),

1908. F. H. Hankins, Instructor in Political Economy and Statistics,

May 21, 1908. F. A. olby, G. W. Nasmyth, A. A. Somerville and O. Tugman,

Instructors in Physics, May 21, 1908. F. H. Shetterly, Instructor in Chemistry, May 21, 1908. C. A. Stewart, Instructor in Geology, May 21, 1908. J. P. Schaeffer, Instructor in Medical Anatomy, May 21, 1908. W. A. Hilton, Instructor in Histology and Embryology, May 21, 1908. R. E. Backus, Instructor in Architecture, May 21, 1908. W. C. Capron, Instructor in Machine Design, May 21, 1908. G. D. Conlee, Instructor in Experimental Engineering, May 21, 1908. M. C. Ernsberger, Instructor in Power Engineering, May 21, 1908. W. L. Head, Foreman of Forge Shop, May 21, 1908. J. N. Frost, Instructor in Clinical Veterinary Surgery, May 21, 1908. A. H. Wright, Instructor in Neurology and Vertebrate Zoology,

May 26, 1908. I. Perrine, Instructor in Geology (Second Term), May 26, 1908. L. Knudson, Instructor in Plant Physiology, June 2, 1908. D. Reddick, Instructor in Plant Pathology, June 2, 1908. G. A. Crabb, Instructor in Soils, June 2, 1908. L. D. Batchelor, Instructor in Horticulture, June 2, 1908. E. S. Savage, Instructor in Animal Husbandry, June 2, 1908. J. Bauer, Instructor in Economics, June 9, 1908. W.T. Spivey, Instructor in Civil Engineering, June 9, 1908. M. Warren, Instructor in Clinical Pathology, June 17, 1908. W. D. Tyrrell, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, June 17, 1908. E. Taylor, Instructor in Histology, June 17, 1908. C. R. Stockard, Instructor in Comparative Morphology, June 17,

1908. L. Jaches, Instructor in Microphotography, June 17, 1908. P. A. Shaffer, Instructor in Experimental Pathology, June 17, 1908. A. S. Armstrong, Clinical Instructor in Surgery, June 17, 1908. F. R. Holbrook, Clinical Instructor in Surgery, June 17, 1908. A. E. Chase, Instructor in Materia Medica, June 17, 1908. R. Matthews and A. G. Kessler, Instructors in Power Engineering,

July 7, 1908. M. L. Lovell, Instructor in Experimental Engineering, July 7, 1908. G. W. Lewis and J. F. Stevens, Instructors in Machine Design, July

7, 1908.

C. F. Clark, Instructor in Plant Breeding, July 7, 1908.
F. C. Church, Assistant in Mediæval History, May 21, 1908.
F. A. Cleveland, Assistant in Modern European History, May 21,

1908. H. W. Martin, Assistant in American History, May 21, 1908. J. G. Lapp, Assistant in Politics, May 21, 1908. T. G. Durkan, C. W. Parker and J. R. Turner, Assistants in Economics, May 21,

1908. H. Fitzpatrick and W. Moore, Assistants in Botany, May 21, 1908. D. W. Hallock, Assistant in Physical Geography, May 21, 1908. A. S. Galadjikian, Assistant in Physics, May 21, 1908. L. Pumpelly, M. E. Holmes and A. E. Houlehan, Assistants in

Chemistry, May 21, 1908. H. R. Standiford, C. W. Fitch, C. A. Lyerly, Jr., C. E. Chase, B. B.

Ramey and F. S. Marlow, Assistants in Military Science and

Tactics, May 21, 1908. L. Richardson and J. E. Cuff, Assistants in Physical Culture, May 21,

1908. E. A. Almgren, Medical Examiner, Sage College Gymnasium, May

21, 1908. C. H. Waters, Assistant in Histology and Embryology, May 21,

1908. G. D. Gates, Assistant in Machine Design, May 21, 1908. I. Buchanan and C. J. Miller, Demonstrators in Veterinary Anatomy,

May 21, 1908. F. S. Wood and F. E. McClelland, Demonstrators in Veterinary

Physiology and Pharmacology, May 21, 1908. L. Haseman, Assistant in Entomology, June 2, 1908. M. F. Barrus, Assistant in Plant Pathology, June 2, 1908. A. J. Lotka, F. R. Nitchie and F. R. Perrine, Assistants in Physics,

June 17, 1908. E. Eliot, Lecturer on Surgery, June 17, 1908. C. G. Burdick, W. F. Burrows and C. E. Farr, Assistants in Anat

omy, June 17, 1908. E. Hand, Clinical Assistant in Medicine, June 17, 1908. M. A. Lane, Assistant in Histology and Embryology, July 7, 1908. S. C. Hatch, Assistant in Machine Shop, July 7, 1908. R. L. Cochran, Assistant in Machine Design, July 7, 1908. E. Sunderville, Assistant in Veterinary Anatomy, July 7, 1908. H. 0. Taylor, Assistant in Physics, July 7, 1908. L. J. Cross, Assistant in Agricultural Chemistry, July 7, 1908.

M. M. McCool, Assistant in Plant Physiology, July 7, 1908.
H. H. Love, E. P. Humbert, A. W. Gilbert and F. J. Pritchard,

Assistants in Plant Breeding in the Federal Experiment Station,

July 7, 1908. H. W. Teeter, Superintendent of Plant Breeding Work in the

Federal Experiment Station, July 7, 1908. H. W. Conn and J. O. Morgan, Assistants in Soil Investigation in

the Federal Experiment Station, July 7, 1908. M. B. Garrett and H. R. Weaver, Assistants in Reference Depart

ment of Library, June 9, 1908. C. Woodyard and D. S. Cutter, Assistants in Law Library, June 17,

1908. E. Hickman, Assistant to Warden of Sage College, June 17, 1908. C. N. Thurber, Assistant to Registrar, June 22, 1908. E. Sprigg, Superintendent of Buildings, June 2, 1908.



To the President of the University:

SIR:I have the honor to submit my sixth 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 was called upon to mourn the death of George Chapman Caldwell, one of the members of the first Faculty of Cornell University and at the time of his death emeritus professor of chemistry. 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 inscribes the following tribute to the memory and worth of the late George Chapman Caldwell, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry in the institution from its inauguration in 1868 up to his retirement as emeritus in 1902, of Analytical Chemistry since 1875 and of General Chemistry since 1891.

“Educated in Harvard and Göttingen, after a teaching experience in Antioch College, O., and the Agricultural College of Pa., he was the first professor appointed to the Faculty of Cornell, where he presided for 34 years over the Chemical Department, while it grew from a small class room and laboratory until it taxed the capacity of two large buildings with a teaching staff of 21-one of the leading centers of chemical education and achievement in the world.

"In the chemical profession he early took high rank, his book on agricultural chemical analysis, the first work on that subject in English, was at once accepted as an authority and aroused an active interest in the important field which had been so brilliantly exploited by Liebig in Germany. His text books on analytical chemistry received a correspondingly wide appreciation and adoption.

“It was characteristic of Professor Caldwell that he kept himself in closest touch with all advances in a rapidly developing and almost illimitable subject, and unfolded this to his students in class room and laboratory, inculcating and enforcing such precision of method and thoroughness as would make all work of a full and permanent value. The many students, trained under him, and who now occupy prominent positions in teaching, in government service, in agricultural experiment stations and in collegiate and industrial positions, and their uniform success, bear forcible testimony to the efficiency and value of Professor Caldwell's teaching.

“His varied and comprehensive acquaintance with all divisions of the field of chemistry and the critical acumen with which he had worked out each subject received deserved recognition when, in 1892, he was elected to the presidency of the American Chemical Society.

“This great capacity for accurate and excellent work was early recognized by the Faculty, in which he served as Secretary from 1872 to 1886. The intimate acquaintance thus secured with all departments of the University work rendered him a trusted and valued adviser in all matters of university policy.

“Not of an assertive nature Dr. Caldwell stood out as a great man on the basis of strenuous work, thoroughness in every detail, accuracy in every result, and a sound judgment in seeking and arriving at the truth.

“His social life harmonized with his professional. His was the quiet, abiding friendship, the valued advice, the sterling example, the safe guidance. His students owed their prospects in life no less to this worthy influence than to the great excellence of his instruction, and everywhere they unite in thankfulness that they were brought under the influence of such a man. His name is to us a memory of one of the early builders of the University, a man deeply imbued with the scientific spirit, one who inspired his students to their best efforts in spite of the personally unostentatious disposition, a sincere lover of truth, and a worker who never wearied in welldoing.

James Law,

The year was also marked by the death of William Arnold Anthony, for fifteen years professor of physics in Cornell University. A memorial service was held in Sage Chapel on June 12th and the following resolutions were adopted by the University Faculty:

"Whereas, in the death of William Arnold Anthony, Ph.B., Professor of Physics in Cornell University from 1872–87, who departed this life on the 29th of May, 1908, in his 73rd year, many members of this Faculty who were his colleagues or his pupils have suffered a personal bereavement; and

"Whereas, he was a notable figure among the earlier engineers in America, a man of science, of rare gifts, a pioneer in technical and scientific education, a teacher almost unequaled in his power of inspiring and influencing his pupils and a man admired and beloved by all who knew him;

"Be it resolved, that we the members of the University Faculty desire to give expression to our sense of the great loss sustained by science and the cause of education in the death of this untiring devotee of sound scientific learning, whose long life was spent in the service of mankind; this strong hearted, generous, single-minded man, our former associate, whose friendship we have ever cherished and whose memory we delight to honor.

"Be it further resolved, that these resolutions be entered on the minutes of the Faculty and that copies be sent to the faculty of the Cooper Union, and to the surviving members of his family."

ADMISSION BY CERTIFICATE During the year 1907-1908, the number of schools from which students were received by certificate was 223 and the number of students presenting certificates was 459. The number of schools whose students had no mark below a pass was 102 and the number of students admitted with no mark below a pass was 252. Thirteen schools received a general warning. Two were warned for special subjects and two were dropped from the list of accredited schools. Seven schools which were warned in February, 1906, and seven warned in February, 1907, which have not since that date sent students to the University, were continued as on probation.

In my last report I called attention to a movement for the creation of a board for accrediting schools in the middle states and Maryland. At its last meeting the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland appointed a committee to call a meeting of delegates from the colleges in the middle states and Maryland, members of the Association, who desired to participate in the organization of a“ College Entrance Certificate Board." This committee issued March 6, 1908, an invitation to Cornell University to take part in a meeting for the above men


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