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of the college, which hitherto have appeared in all sorts of shapes, will appear henceforth with a certain degree of uniformity in style and caption, so far as that may be possible with contributions covering so wide a range. All of them will have, in common, the effect of a systematic series of studies embodying the researches of the officers and students of our various departments. In this way it is expected that the college will be recognized, more widely than hitherto, as the seat of original work in many subjects, no effort having been made in the past to connect these different series with each other or with the college. It is interesting to observe how generally our professors are at work in this direction. The following journals are issued under the direction of members of the faculties of Columbia College, or in cooperation with members of other colleges:
The School of Mines Quarterly.
Political Science Quarterly.
Psychological Review. (In cooperation.)
Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law.
School of Mines.
the School of Mines.
STATISTICS CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY AS A WHOLE. The student membership of the university reveals a gratifying growth. It was in1891-92.
1, 641 1893-94
President's report, 1894, pp. 7–8.
The gain comes from all quarters of the Union, and the gains from a distance are, both absolutely and in percentage, in excess of local gains.
It will be noticed that the teaching force has been importantly strengthened as compared with last year.
Collegiate course for women (now superseded by Barnard Col.
The table for 1893-94 has been made without duplicates for purposes of convenience, but it
The following tables show the gratifying spread of our influence:
On January 1, 1895, at a cost of $2,000,000, the college came into possession of a tract of 17 acres on Riverside Heights, between One hundred and sixteenth and One hundred and twentieth streets. President Low says:
By general consent the new site is unsurpassed in location by that of any university in the world. It is near the Grant monument and the new cathedral of St. John the Divine. Anyone placing a building upon this site, in such a location, may be confident of a memorial at once enduring and useful, and one which will be before the eyes of the people of the United States almost more than any college building in the land.
This gives a fine opportuity for the construction of buildings upon a generous plan.
PRESIDENT LOW'S GIFT.
In connection with the removal of the university to the new site, special mention should be made of the munificent gift of President Low. In May, 1895, Mr. Low offered to give to the trustees a sum not exceeding $1,000,000 to retire bonds issued for the building of the new library. The gift was made as a memorial of Mr. Low's father, Abiel Abbott Low, and was conditioned upon the establishment of 36 scholarships and 1 fellowship in Columbia College, Barnard College, and Columbia University, and the release of President Low from the charge of the salary of the professor of sociology. The trustees voted not only to accept the conditions accompanying President Low's gift, but to establish also “The Seth Low professorship of American his
The total number of
does not fairly represent in this form the work of the various faculties. students taught by each faculty is as follows:
Under faculty of
270 782 379 226 165 67
269 654 384 164 120 59
There has been a slight decrease in the School of Arts, due, probably, to causes already noted. The percentage of graduate students is larger than ever. The graduate students number 575, and they form 31.87 per cent of the entire student body.