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mater, are met on the campus by the sophomores, likewise gowned and carrying lanterns. After marching and singing the two classes form circles, one within the other, and each sophomore presents a freshman with a lantern “to light her through college." The freshmen march and sing from house to house and then run home to hide or lock up those precious caps and gowns, for lo, the naughty sophomores are intent upon preventing their younger sisters from appearing in their scholastic garb at chapel the next morning.
In accordance with the provisions of the gift of Dr. Taylor, the founder of Bryn Mawr College, the board of trustees and the president belong to the Religious Society of Orthodox Friends, and while the college and its religious meetings are pervaded by the principles of the Christianity of the Friends, it is a broad, non-sectarian college and not the slightest attempt at proselyting is ever made. All students of the college are cordially invited to attend the Friends' meeting at Haverford, and the college provides a large bus to carry such as feel inclined to accept. Buses are also generously provided for those who worship in the other denominational churches in the vicinity. To one who has attended chapel at Smith for four years, chapel at Bryn Mawr would at first seem strangely lacking. The attendance is varying, often small. There is no organ, no piano, and only within a few years has there been sing. ing. But to one who attends habitually, the plain service reveals its deeper meaning and power for helpfulness. The same is true of the Sunday evening meeting, in which all members of the college are invited to join. During these quiet hours the beauty of silent, spiritual worship becomes ever more beautiful and uplifting.
Between graduate and undergraduate students, there is a gulf fixed, so deep that but few have had courage to pass over and meet those on the other side. Although they live in the same houses and eat in the same diningrooms, there has been but little friendly intercourse. This difference seems gradually to be growing less, as the undergraduates find that graduates need not necessarily be “pale-faced grinds," and as the graduates learn to take a more active and sympathetic part in the life of the college.
It is often said that the only easy way into Bryn Mawr College is through the graduate department, since any graduate of a recognized college is admitted without examinations. In this way, some come from smaller colleges and take only undergraduate work, supplementing previous courses. This is not true of most of the graduates, who come rather with a desire for time and opportunity to carry on advanced work in special lines. Such students may be assured of the heartiest support and sympathy which the college can give. To this end, the college offers eleven resident fellowships of the value of $525; and five, often more, resident scholarships of $200 each. The fellowships are awarded upon application in each department “to the candidate that has studied longest or whose work affords the best promise of future success." The scholarships are awarded “to the candidate next in merit to the successful candidate for the fellowship.” In addition there are three European fellowships, one of which is given to a worthy member of the senior class, the remaining to students after one and two or more years of graduate study at Bryn Mawr College.
The Graduate Club is generally well supported and a good deal of life and interest emanates from its center. It has ery pretty rooms in Denbigh, tastefully furnished through the kindness of Miss Mary Garrett, in which afternoon tea is served during the fall and winter by the different members. I have often wished some custom more sociable. and enlivening than teadrinking could be adopted for such an occasion. The club arranges for a few evening lectures, a few informal talks, and receptions. Outside the club, the social functions for the graduates are few. The two which they anticipate each year with pleasure are the evenings when Miss Thomas receives them in “the Deanery," and the afternoon when they, with the faculty, are entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Garrett. The chosen afternoon comes in early spring, when the shrubs bave just burst into bloom and when the long hedge of japonica about Mr. Garrett's lawn is aflame. It is, indeed, a privilege for an outsider to be thus cordially welcomed into this quiet, beautiful Quaker home, and to receive such charming kindness from each member of the family, from the little girls running to meet the guest in the hall, to the great-grandmother with her quaint dignity and sweetness. The more fortunate Fellows are splendidly entertained at dinner by Miss Thomas.
I can not close even this brief account without endeavoring to make some acknowledgment of the personal encouragement which comes to all students of Bryn Mawr College through President Thomas. The helpfulness which springs from contact with a powerful woman, who believes in other women, that they can and will do something of some avail, and who carefully guards their rights and privileges, and who sympathetically urges them on, is something to be felt rather than expressed. Miss Thomas will ever be gratefully associated with the far-reaching influence of Bryn Mawr College.
“Thou gracious Inspiration, our guiding star,
ANNAH PUTNAM HAZEN '95.
ROXBURY HOUSE, 1 Dayton Avenue, Roxbury, Mass. My dear Editor :-Your note has been received, and I hasten to reply to its courteous request for some facts regarding this Settlement, the history of which has scarcely been long and varied enough to warrant extending the story to the two thousand words that you offer.
Roxbury House, which has recently been styled by the Boston Globe of the most interesting settlement houses in all Boston," is situated in that part of the city known as Roxbury, within a fifteen minutes' car ride of Back Bay station or the Public Library, and in the immediate vicinity of the business center of this section. The trolley is one block away, furnishing easy communication with all parts of the city and adjoining towns, yet not annoying the residents by its continnal racket. In fact, while all around us lies a congested district, we enjoy a very quiet corner, at the intersection of Mall Street and Dayton Avenue, with more air and light than if we were packed in the middle of a city block. Some have difficulty in finding the spot, though no one can understand why. Getting off of a Washington Street car at Eustis Street, walk down Eustis Street to Mall, and Mall to Dayton. You can tell Eustis Street by the old cemetery on its corner. I always begin to feel at home when I see those tombstones.
Although this is a continuation of the social settlement, known as the Ben Adhem House, it is under en tirely different management, being maintained by an association incorporated under the name of the Roxbury House Association. This change was effected last summer, and the new management commenced its vigorous measures soon after, by starting a six weeks' summer school, where the usual industrial arts were taught by salaried and volunteer workers.
The first of September, a trained nurse and two residents, apart from the head-resident, came here to live and to carry out as far as possible the purpose of the Association which is,-quoting from its printed circular,-“ to elevate the character of those in the neighborhood of the House by classes, lectures, entertainments, and social gatherings, thus offering to the children opportunities for pleasure and profit, which will draw them from the street, where most of them spend their afternoons and evenings."
Following out this idea we have chosen those forms of education wbich we think-to quote again—" will perform the highest service, such as kindergarten, sloyd, sewing, cooking, drawing, literature, and singing classes. A branch of the Stamps Savings Society has been opened, the library is vigorously maintained, and mothers' meetings, neighborhood gatherings, a citizens' club, as well as clubs for children of all ages are regularly conducted. There is also a nurse connected with the House, who visits the families to relieve the sick who may need her care, and to teach them how to care for each other in sickness, and to observe rules of cleanliness and ventilation."
Among tbe children that come here, there are at least nine nationalities represented, with as great a variety of religious creeds, while among the workers the Jew and the Gentile clasp hand, and in the Association, composed of representative people of Roxbury, is to be found both the Catholic and the Protestant. Could Smith College itself desire a broader platform ?
Of course Roxbury House is still a baby, a baby only a few months old, and that in itself makes it interesting, because of its possibilities, its probabilities, and its cries for help. The conviction, however, grows upon me that it has come to stay-to stay because it fills a need, and I have the hope that in the future it may number as residents, as it does now among its outside helpers, many of the Smith girls.
The Association of Collegiate Alumnæ is desirous of encouraging the pursuit of advanced conrses of study among women graduates of colleges. It
therefore proposes to devote five hundred dolThe European Fellowship lars every year toward paying the expenses of
some young woman who wishes to carry on her studies in a foreign country. Applications for this fellowship will be received by any member of the committee having it in charge. The candidates must be graduates of colleges belonging to the association, and applications for the year 1901-1902 must be handed in before March 1, 1901. The fellowship will be awarded only to candidates who give promise of distinction in the subjects to which they devote themselves. It will be the aim of the cominittee to appoint the candidate who is best fitted for the position through original gifts, previous training, energy, power of endurance, and health. To this end they will receive applications in writing from eligible candidates, who will present, as clearly as possible, their claims to the fellowship. A competitive examination will not be held, but the bestowal of the fellowship will be based upon evidence of the candidate's ability, and of her prospect of success in her chosen line of study. Such evidence will naturally consist of (a) her college diploma ; (6) testimonials as to superior ability and high character from her professors and other qualified judges ; (c) satisfactory evidence of thoroughly good health ; (d) a statement of the work in which she proposes to engage subsequently; (e) last, and of chief importance, examples of her scientific or literary work in the form of papers or articles, or accounts of scientific investigations which she has carried out. The fellowship will not nsually be granted to those who are intending to take up the practice of any of the three learned professions, though such are not formally excluded from the competition ; it will rather be bestowed upon those who are looking forward to positions as professors and teachers and to literary and scientific vocations. Preference will be given, other things being equal, to graduates of not more than five years' standing. The fellowship will in general be held for one year ; but in an unusually promising case the term may be extended at the discretion of the committee.
BESSIE BRADWELL HELMER,
1428 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. ANNIE CROSBY EMERY,
Pembroke Hall, Providence, R. I. RUTH PUTNAM,
27 W. 230 Street, New York, N. Y.
On New Year's Day Miss Sarah P. Browning gave a lunch at Roxbury House to several of her class ('85). Those present were : Mrs. W. D. Hutchins of Arlington, Mrs. J. B. Marlin of Malden, Mrs. J. V. Turner of Hyannis, Professor Mary W. Calkins of Wellesley, and Miss Mabel Fletcher of Newton. A book has been placed in the Reading Room in which all alumnæ visiting the college are asked to sign their names. The list of visitors for January is as follows : '83. Elizabeth Lawrence Clarke,
Jannary 28 '99. Janet W. Roberts,
17 Lois Angie Leonard,
29 1900. Julia B. Paton,
5 Mary E. Wiley,
3 Carol Weston,
17 Elizabeth Fay Whitney,
31 Helen Ruth Stout,
Contributions to this department are desired by the second of the month in order to appear in that month's issue, and should be sent to Ruth L. Gaines, Morris House. '80. Josephine A. Clark, Assistant Librarian for the past seven years in the
Library of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., was appointed January 1, Chief Librarian of the Department, succeeding
Mr. W. P. Cutter, resigned. '81. Miss Laura D. Gill, who has been the representative of the Cuban Or
phan Society in Cuba since the close of the Spanish war, has been chosen
Dean of Barnard College. '83. Emma Bates is absent from her home in Holyoke, for a trip of several
months to Mexico and California. Evelyn Gilmore has been cataloguing the library at Bradford Academy. Mrs. A. W. Hitchcock's new address is 8 Institute Road, Worcester,
Massachusetts. '92. Eliza W. M. Bridges was admitted in September to tho Massachusetts
Bar, and is now practising in Boston.
now in Dedham, Massachusetts.
Helen L. Wolcott is teaching in the High School in Hartford, Conn. '93. Mary E. Harwood is teaching Latin in Miss Armstrong's School, Cincin
nati, Ohio. '94. Edith J. Swett is principal of the Lancaster High School. '96. Elizabeth R. Cutter is spending the winter in Florence.
Mabel Durand has announced her engagement to Mr. Frank Woodworth
Pine of Detroit.
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