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Commencement week is detailed. J. Richard Parkison and E. H. Conklin win Pierson Prizes in Junior oratorical contest. Class Day is detailed. First Class Spread is a success. Board of Trustees meets. Alumni Association holds annual meeting. J. W....

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Freshman class is characterized by the relatively advanced age of its members. Belles Lettres Society refurnishes its library. Sophomores defeat Juniors in baseball.

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Belles Lettres Society holds banquet.  A receipt documenting books taken out of the library by Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1836 to 1864, is discovered.

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Scientific Society discusses experiments.  Suggestions are made for the libraries of the Union Philosophical and Belles Lettres Societies.

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Union Philosophical Society faces turmoil over attempt to charge debaters to have their names engraved on invitations. G. W. Miller, J. A. Barnitz, and C. W. Emmerich become new leaders of Belles Lettres Society. The college and ministers from...

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Belles Lettres Society celebrates its eighty-eighth anniversary. Union Philosophical Society celebrates its eighty-fifth anniversary. Senior J. W. Wetzel presents research on arsenic detection to Scientific Society.

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Schedule for commencement activities is published. The committee for organizing Class Day is chosen. Seniors R. M. Parker, R. B. Weaver, and W. C. Gross lecture to Scientific Society. Literary societies plan sophomore contests. G. W. Miller, J. A...

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Schedule for Commencement week. C. B. Staples lectures to Scientific Society; J. A. Barnitz is elected president of the society. Senior class has tea at house of Professor Henry Harman. Sigma Chi holds convention of Pennsylvania chapters at...

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Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Society hold annual joint meeting, elect S. G. Hare B.L.S. president and John Wilson U.P.S. president. Commencement. McCauleys give annual Levee to senior class. J. T. Mallalieu wins sophomore oratorical...

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The Belles Lettres Society holds their anniversary celebration, with a disappointing Anniversarian speaking. The Union Philosophical Society also holds its anniversary celebration, with a more adept Anniversarian. Complaints of the marking system...

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An alumnus reminisces about the long-forsaken Shakespeare Club.  The Union Philosophical Society challenges the Belles Lettres Society to a joint debate in the College chapel....

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The Union Philosophical Society celebrates its 88th anniversary in Emory Chapel. The Belles Lettres celebrates its 91st anniversary, also in Emory Chapel.

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Belles Lettres Society holds a sophomore oratorical contest. The Freshman begin the croquet season. The decision is made to close the college chapel. The Temperance Movement comes to Carlisle, with dramatic results. Seniors hold a shooting match...

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The 94th Annual Commencement is held at the college.  The new college chapel is nearing completion.  The class tree of 1977 is planted....

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President McCauley holds tea time with the students of the Senior class.  The Belles Lettres Society and Union Philosophical Society hold their anniversaries, for which they reinstate the tradition of having invitations.   

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Dr. Himes hosts the Senior class for a dinner party and the roll-call of grades.  A telephone is also used at this party, to the delight of all in attendance.  A notice goes out to students requesting that they not stamp their feet or spit while...

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The Belles Lettres Society holds their 8th Annual Sophomore contest.  Professor Himes holds a lecture on the telephone, at which he receives music from the Philadelphia orchestra via wire....

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The Annual Junior Oratorical Contest occurs.  The Honorable Richard Wigginton Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, delivers an oration to the Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Societies.

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Charles W. Super, class of 1866, reflects on his classes with Professor W. S. Teuffel. The Belles Lettres Literary Society celebrates its 93rd Anniversary. The Union Philosophical Society celebrates its 90th Anniversary.

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The Union Philosophical Society holds their anniversary, while the Belles Lettres Society opts not to.    The boys on campus hold a “Stag Dance” in the basement of...

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The Dickinson Alumni Association of Philadelphia holds a reunion.  The Union Philosophical Society decides not to hold an anniversary.  The Belles Lettres Society holds a debate on whether women should "be allowed to practice the learned...

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The need for fire escapes is discussed.  The Belles Lettres Society holds their anniversary.  The Alumni Association holds a reunion.

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Students are criticized for cutting recitations and chapel.  Tensions rise when a student is dismissed from the college, prompting an investigation and almost pushing the class year of which the student was...

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Chi Phi Fraternity forms a lawn tennis club.  A pickup game of baseball is played between Dickinsonians and residents of Carlisle, with the college students winning 25 to 1.  The faculty holds a stag dance at the house of Professor Little.  The...

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Students are critical of the revival meetings occurring amongst the townsfolk of Carlisle.  The Belles Lettres Society holds its 98th anniversary.  Four freshman form the Beta Sigma Chi Society for the purpose of studying literary culture.  The...

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