SOME REFLECTIONS UPON THE REACTION FROM COEDUCATION.
PROFESSOR JAMES ROWLAND ANGELL
THE authorities of many of our great coeducational universities have been of late much perplexed and depressed at the astonishing number of young women who insist on patronizing these institutions. Taken in moderation the coeducational young woman has succeeded in approving herself to a considerable majority of her instructors.
AN engineer who desires to thoroughly understand how a machine works must necessarily know its construction. If the machine becomes erratic in its action, and he wishes to put it into proper working order, a preliminary acquaintance with its normal structure and function is an obvious necessity.
RISING from the waters of Kejemkoojic Lake in Nova Scotia there stands a series of smooth slaty rocks which appear to one approaching in a canoe so tempting a surface for the scratching of inscriptions that they are completely covered, as far up as one can read, with pictures, names, dates and meaningless scrawls, superimposed upon one another and successively the work of the aboriginal Micmac Indians, the French and the English.
THE collapse of Mr. Baldwin’s expedition by Franz Josef Land and the return of Commander Peary and Captain Sverdrup from their abortive attempts to reach the Pole from the American side may make it interesting to give a brief account of the various efforts that have been made to push northwards towards this goal during the last 400 years.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMICAL UTILITIES FOR HANDLING RAW MATERIAL.
THE existence in crude form of some elementary devices for hoisting or otherwise handling certain classes of raw material, notably stone and logs, dates back many years, but it has been within the past decade and a half that there has taken place that remarkable progression which has constituted one of the most impressive achievements of the modern engineering world.
THE houses of Vasa, Palatine and Holstein, which held the throne of Sweden from 1527 to 1818, give us the names of 48 related persons in the direct family and cover a period of eleven generations. By including the ancestors to the third degree for each generation of children, we bring in 122 more names, and have in this total of 170 an abundant and interesting field for the study of heredity.
IN the collection of fishes, three things are vitally necessary—a keen eye, some skill in adapting means to ends, and some willingness to take pains in the preservation of material. In coming into a new district the collector should try to preserve the first specimen of every species he sees.
'THE Varieties of Religious Experience' is the interesting title of Professor William James’s most recent volume, 'being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902.’ It is ‘a study in human nature,’ a contribution to the empirical psychology of man’s religious constitution, and as such marks an innovation in the course pursued by Gifford lecturers, who had previously concerned themselves with the philosophy of religion or its history objectively considered.
SCIENTIFIC interest this month is focused on the approaching meeting of the trustees of the Carnegie Institution. At the first meeting of the trustees, officers and an executive committee were appointed, and adjournment was taken to November without any decision on matters of policy.