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YMCA holds convention in Carlisle. President Robert L. Dashiell resigns and President James A. McCauley is inaugurated. The administration considers creating a reading room.

Dickinson students are accused of being behind an apparent haunting in Carlisle. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania denies college students the right to vote at school. J. W. Hendrix donates rocks to college museum.

Construction begins on a reading room in Old West. W. F. Spottswood, J. H. Black, and O. B. Super are elected editors of the Microcosm.

The fence in front of the campus is taken down.

An alum, Class of 1858, reflects on his years at Dickinson College. Debate over public and sectarian schools. President McCauley discusses the college's "inadequate endowment."

Belles Lettres Society Library is remodeled. President's chimney catches fire; no damage is done. Students attend an African American festival and incite violence.

President James McCauley obtains two mirrors and alumni donate a total of three paintings for the Reading Room in West College.

The West College Reading Room opens. The roof of South College is replaced. Chi Phi to host convention. Former Dickinson Professor Tyndall creates a (not restrictively Dickinson) scholarship for scientific research.

General Alumni Reunion is planned. College vs. Townies baseball game. Reconstruction of the limestone wall bordering campus begins. Dickinson chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma to celebrate its anniversary.

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....

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

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.

Revisions made to the Pennsylvania Constitution by the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention are discussed. A letter from Representative Hendrick B. Wright is published.

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

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...

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.

Students light firecrackers in classrooms, then vandalize the town. Juniors defeat Sophomores in first baseball game of season. A glee club is formed. Seniors plant a class tree and bury a time capsule with it. Phi Kappa Psi holds fifteenth...

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...

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...

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...

The College Regatta is discussed, and its benefits debated. The Dickinsonian announces the possible institution of a law course into the curriculum. The death of the valedictorian of 1874 in memorialized, with special inserts by the Beta Theta Pi...

Professor C. F. Himes of the Natural Sciences Department is elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge. A legal suit between Professors Trickett and Fisher regarding the rightful occupancy as...

The need for a gymnasium is asserted. A representative is elected to attend the Inter-Collegiate Literary Contest. The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity holds a banquet for its members.

Legal suits against the College by Professors Trickett, Stayman, and Hillman over their removal from chairperson positions are settled. Theta Delta Chi Fraternity holds an annual banquet at which many local esquires and members speak.

The need for secular books in the college’s reading room is discussed. Alumni in Philadelphia move for the creation of a national alumni association, the American Alumni Association. The Union Philosophical Society abolishes customary invitations...

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