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cated, wished to notice in a signal way Professor Dodd took his Doctor's dethe recent publication of a monumental gree at the University of Leipzig and work by Miss Salmon, embodied in two has received the honorary degree of volumes entitled “The Newspaper and Doctor of Laws from Emory University, the Historian” and “The Newspaper Georgia, and the University of Alabama. and Authority.
He is the editor and co-author of the -Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., “Riverside History of the
the United receives a legacy of $81,357 in the will States” in three volumes. of Benna Loewy, filed for probate Feb - That there is a reawakening of inruary 14. The will disposes of an estate terest in study of the classics was evivalued at $215,409, of which Mrs. Loewydenced at Cornell University, where receives $70,874.
more than 400 students registered for a - Francis Cummings, a blind student new three-year course in Greek. The of the University of Delaware, ranked faculty had expected no such rush, and fourth among seventy-one successful after they had planned for a small candidates for the diploma of French group to take the course, now have had civilization at the Sorbonne, March 1. to provide for the 400 divided in secFor four months Cummings was assisted tions of 100 each. to the classroom by a fellow student and -Professor Albert Einstein, of the took no notes. But he wrote a remark- University of Berlin, has been awarded able examination paper on the type- by the assembly of Amsterdam Univerwriter.
sity the gold medal of the Holland So-Professor Albert Perry Brigham of ciety for the Progress of Natural Science. Colgate University, spent the greater --William Fairfield Warren, presipart of February and March meeting dent emeritus of Boston University, celelecture engagements in England. He brated on March 13, at his home in. gave three lectures on the “United Brookline, his ninety-first birthday. Dr. States, Regional and National,” at the Warren was born in Williamsburg, University of London, four on “Major Mass. In 1866 he organized and preFeatures of the United States’ at Ox sided over the Boston Theological Semiford University, and also gave lectures nary, which was the nucleus of Boston before the Royal Geographical Society, University when it was chartered in the College at Cheltenham, and the 1869. He was elected first president of University College at Reading.
the university and began his term of -Dr. Henry Suzzallo, president of service in 1873, continuing in this office the University of Washington, has been until 1903.
until 1903. Upon his resignation, he appointed by President Coolidge to rep was appointed dean of the school of resent the point of view of American theology, continuing in this office until colleges and universities on the Board 1911, when he retired from active of Visitors of the United States Naval service. Academy at Annapolis.
-Dean E. T. Filbey of the University -On March 18, at the one hundred College of the University of Chicago, thirty-second convocation of the Uni has been appointed director of the Inversity of Chicago, Dr. William Edward stitute of Meat Packing, conducted Dodd, professor of American history, jointly by the University of Chicago and author of "Woodrow Wilson and His the Institute of American Meat PackWork,"
gave the convocation address, Mr. Edward W. Boshart, former on “The University of Tomorrow.” principal of the West Technical high
school of Cleveland, will give the courses president of the Missouri State Teachers in the administration and supervision College at Marysville, has been engaged of vocational education during the win- in graduate study at Leland Stanford. ter and spring quarters previously given - Increases in attendance at Amerby Dean Filbey.
ican colleges and universities have mod- Mr. Lewis Reed of Los Angeles, erated to about pre-war rate, in contrast who is 99 years of age, claims to be the with the soaring increases of 1919 to oldest living college graduate in the 1921, according to an article in School world. He graduated from New York and Society, written by Dean Raymond University in the class of 1843 and re Walters of Swarthmore College, associcently celebrated the 80th anniversary ate editor of the journal. Dean Walters' of graduation.
figures are for enrollment in the first -Among recent resignations of col term and are based on reports from 151 lege presidents are President W. H. S. leading universities and colleges on the Demarest of Rutgers College (N. J.); approved list of the Associated AmerPresident S. E. Price of Ottawa Univer
ican Universities. sity (Kan.); President J. P. Sewell of -Rev. E. L. Jones, D.D., of Des Abilene Christian College (Texas); Moines, Iowa, has been elected to the President John Laird of Albion College presidency of Buena Vista College, (Mich.), and President C. K. Edmunds
Storm Lake, Iowa, to succeed Dr. A. M. of Canton Christian College, China. Boyd, who resigned last summer, Dean
-Ira T. Richardson has been called Saylor having in the meantime been to the Colorado State Teachers College acting president. Dr. Jones, who is now as acting head of the department of edu
with the General Education Board of cation for the remainder of the year. the Presbyterian church, has already Mr. Richardson, who was formerly assumed the duties of his new office.
State Section -In accordance with the provisions April 25th. The date for the observof law requiring the Commissioner of ance of Bird Day has been fixed for Education to designate the day to be April 11. observed as Arbor Day in this state, Dr. - The University of the State of New Frank P. Graves has named the follow York recently published the eighteenth ing dates for the various sections of the report of Dr. John M. Clarke, director state: First district-Long Island and of the State Museum, covering the activthe counties of southeastern New York, ities in 1922. An article by Miss Winiincluding Putnam and Dutchess, Fri fred Goldring, of the museum staff, day, April 11th. Second district-All describes a forest at Gilboa, Schoharie of the state not included in the first and county, the oldest known in the United third districts, Friday, April 18th. States. Petrified stumps were exposed Third district-Northern New York, in after a freshet in 1869, the article states. cluding the counties of Warren, Hamil In another article, by Dr. Arthur C. ton, Herkimer, Lewis, Jefferson, St. Parker, state archeologist, is mentioned Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex, the flint quarries worked by the Algonand the Catskill region in the counties quins a few miles below West Coxsackie, of Ulster, Delaware and Greene, Friday, Greene county. It was from this quarry
the Indians obtained materials for their of the Commonwealth Fund and the arrow heads.
Berkshire Industrial Farm in this joint - The New York State Teachers Wel project is to make an intensive study
of conduct disorders with the material fare League, acting through Miss Edith E. Armitage, an Auburn teacher, gave
under prolonged observation and connotice March 14 of appealing the de
trol. It is hoped that the work will
prove of value to the country at large cision recently made by Supreme Court
in indicating sound methods of treatJustice Ernst I. Edgecomb in which he
ment in dealing with “problem” boys declared that the state law making
who are inmates on commitment or mandatory increments of $75 a year in
otherwise of private and public instituthe salaries of teachers in cities of the
tions. Work will be started as soon as third class and in union free school dis
the staff which is being carefully tricts is not applicable in retroactive selected has been secured. form beyond the year 1919. The teacher had sued the Auburn board of education for an increase and back pay, based upon the retroactive principle in the
Albany County law, and Justice Edgecomb decided -Miss Jennie A. Utter, a teacher and prinagainst her. The state teachers' or
cipal in the Albany schools for 58 years, died
at her home in this city March 20. Alert, ganization is financing the test case, capable, progressive, a
capable, progressive, a woman of high idea's and will go to the Court of Appeals.
and unusual executive ability, she rendered - The Berkshire Industrial Farm, distinguished service for nearly three score a school for the problem boy", located
years to the cause of public education as a
teacher and principal. Miss Utter was born at Canaan, N. Y., is about to begin in
in Albany in 1842. She attended the public coöperation with the Commonwealth
schools and later studied at the State Normal Fund of New York city, a study of con College from which she was graduated in 1861. duct disorders. The Berkshire In She was appointed a teacher in 1892 but redustrial Farm offers facilities which
mained in this capacity for only two years, comprise a perfect laboratory for such
when she was made principal in schools 23,
22, 24, 7 and 9. When school 9 was completed a study in a highly scientific manner.
Miss Utter was transferred from school 7 to A fine trade school is part of the equip take charge of the new school and remained ment and also a new infirmary, designed there until her retirement June 30, 1920, when to supply observation and special facili
she was seventy-eight, the oldest active school ties for
teacher in Albany. Soon after the opening treatment of “disturbed”
of the Teachers Training School in Albany, cases. A rich recreational program is
Miss Utter was selected as its head. She was also available in applying treatment. interested in many local and civic projects and Dr. Clinton P. McCord, consulting psy was an active member of the Mothers' Club. chiatrist to the farm, who is director
She was also a member of the Dana Historical
and Art Society. of the mental hygiene work in the pub
- The Albany board of education has aclic schools of Albany, and instructor
cepted the resignation of Mary A. Jones, prinin educational hygiene in the Albany cipal of school 20. The resignation will take Medical College, will visit the farm efl'ect at the end of the present school year. regularly to direct the psychiatric re Miss Jones' first appointment was to schoo) search work. Dr. McCord will add to
20 in 1883. Later she was assigned as book
work teacher in the vocational school when his staff for the conduct of this work,
it was first organized. She was subsequently a resident psychologist, a psychiatric
made principal of school 22 and since 1918 social worker and a secretary. The aim has been principal of school 20.
-Giles D. Clark, principal of the Warrens. burg school, has received an appointment as grammar school principal in the Albany public schools effective next September. Mr. Clark was born in Albany and educated in the city public schools. He was graduated from the Albany High School in 1909 and from Union College in 1913. Since that time he bas served as principal at Kinderhook, Fleischmann and Warrensburg. His exceptional record at the latter place led to his election by the Albany board of education.
-Miss Helen A. Cochrane, a teacher for more than 30 years in the Albany High School, died at her home in Albany, February 28. She graduated at the State Normal College in 1867 and taught at public school 6 for a number of years.
She later taught Latin at the Albany High School and retired in 1911. Her beautiful character endeared her to hosts of friends and former pupils who deeply mourn her loss.
-An excellent exhibit of the work in the vocational schools of Albany under the direction of E. A. T. Hapgood was arranged in the gymnasium of the high school and inspected by many presons Friday evening, March 14, before and after the closing exercises of the Albany Evening High School and the evening vocational schools, conducted under the direction of the department of education. Pupils received certificates for work in ten academio and commercial courses, including chemistry, English, bookkeeping and stenography and for work in the eleven vocational courses which included architectural drawing, electricity, auto mechanics, cooking and dressmaking.
enrollment of 220 students. Students from 49 counties in New York State and from Pennsylvania and Massachusetts were represented in this enrollment. The courses of instruction cover the work required for rural school renewable, training class, limited state, and state certificates; for teachers who desire special preparation in certain subjects, and also for teachers who wish to review subjectmatter and methods to prepare for further eflicient teaching. Special classes will be organized this year in first Frenclı, German and Latin, in public school music, penmanship, kindergarten and primary methods, nature study and agriculture and in the supervision of courses of study in agriculture. The school is fortunate in having an ceptional corps of competent and successful teachers who employ the most effective methods of instruction in the various courses of study offered. All students and teachers. who are looking for professional advancement and self-improvement and are planning to qualify for advanced teachers' certificates will do well to take advantage of the opportunities that this excellent school affords. Cortland is an ideal place for spending the summer months. The climate is favorable, living expenses are reasonable and the conditions for both recreation and study are all that could be desired. The examinations for state certificates are held in Cortland the week following the session. Make your plans now for attending the coming summer session. Full information may be secured by correspondence with the director, Luke J. McEvoy, Cortland, N. Y.
Chemung County - Orval T. Butler has been elected superin. tendent of schools for the first district of Chemung county to succeed the late C. W. Vandergrift. Mr. Butler has been principal of the Horseheads high school for 13 years. He will continue as principal until his successor is elected.
Erie County -Seneca Vocational school of Buffalo is to have a new building, a request of the board of education for an appropriation of $300,000 having been approved by the common council. This institution is the second oldest vocational high school in the state.
- A copy of the Houdon statue of Washington of heroic size was presented to the Bullalo State Normal School by the class of 1923 at the institution. It was accepted by Principal Harry W. Rockwell at Washington's birthday exercises held at the school.
Cortland County --The twenty-fifth annual session of the Cortland Summer School will be held in Cortland, N. Y., July 8 to August 15. Under the efficient leadership of the director, Luke J. McEvoy, this school has steadily grown in popularity and size. Last year it had the largest attendance in its history with
Greater New York --Harold G. Campbell, principal of Flushing high school, has been appointed to suc
Memorial resolutions will be presented by a committee of principals and by a committee of the Syracuse Schoolmasters Club the night of the exercises.
ceed Dr. William McAndrew as associate superintendent of schools, New York city, and district superintendent Charles W. Lyon will succeed Dr. Clarence E. Meleney.
-Supreme Court Justice Platzek has decided that the board of estimate must provide in the final budget of the city of New York for the items submitted in behalf of the teachers retirement fund. These consist of $2,400,150 as the benefit reserve fund and $1,899,150 as the contingent reserve fund. There are 24,264 teachers in the pension system of New York city.
- The corner stone for the new George Washington high school in New York city was laid on Washington's birthday. The school is located in the section of the city known as Washington Heights. It is planned to be completed by February 22, 1925.
Rensselaer County - Director Palmer C. Ricketts of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced at the midwinter alumni dinner in New York plans for the construction of a new dormitory unit along Avenue B, besides the erection of the new Troy building, with the coming of favorable weather in the spring. The building of the new dormitory unit is made necessary by the large number of students attending the insti. tute this year and by the lack of facilities to accommodate them properly.
Schoharie County --Dr. B. S. Keyser, a former principal of the Middleburg high school, died at his home in Jamaica, L. I., after a long illness, March 4. After leaving Middleburg he held a position in the state education department at Albany. Later he connected with the Jamaica Normal College for several years until two years ago when he was retired on pension.
Lewis County -An appropriation of $500,000 for the erection of a new secondary high school building was voted by taxpayers of Lowville February 19th. The building will be erected on the site of the present academy. The structure will have an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,000, a large gymnasium, a swimming pool and shower baths. The district has also voted an appropriation of $5,250 to purchase additional land for an athletic field.
MEETINGS TO BE HELD
Livingston County -At a special election held at the Nunda high school February 23, a majority of persons voting were in favor of appropriating $110,000 to erect a new school building and remodel the building now in use. The Nunda board of education plans to begin work at once on the building.
April 28-May 3: Education Week in Savannah, Ga. State P. T. A. will meet here.
City and County Superintendents will meet April 30. Superintendent A. G. Cleveland, president, Georgia Education Association, Valdosta, Ga.
Onondaga County -In memory of Charles E. White, principal for 36 years of Franklin school, Syracuse, a bronze tablet will be unveiled with appropriate exercises the evening of April 10. The tablet, a gift of the alumni of Franklin school as a tribute of their affection and esteem for him, bears the following appropriate inscription: “He has touched the lives of thousands with
a manhood strong and pure, That shall waken high endeavor long as
ages shall endure."
May 1-3: Georgia Education Association, at Savannah. K. T. Alfriend, Forsyth, Ga., secretary.
June 24-26 : Ohio State Teachers Association at Cedar Point. Frank E. Reyolds, secretary, Columbus.
July 5: National Education Association, Washington, D. C.