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Wednesday, July 8, 3 p. m.
Physical education. Hygiene in schools. Gymnasiums. Physical training. Pros and cons of college and school athletics. Shall college gymnastics be ranked as a study; if so, should it be as drill or recreation ?
Athletics in women's schools and colleges; boating, tennis, cycling, riding, etc. Heavy gymnastics for girls.
Discussion opened by Dr Edward Hitchcock, director Amherst college gymnasium. Relation of physical education to education in general.
Dr LUTHER GULICK, director physical department, Y. M. C. A.
Training school, Springfield, Mass. Athletics at Yale.
CHARLES F. KENT, Palmyra. College athletics.
Pres. H. E. WEBSTER, Union university. Gymnastic work at Smith college.
Miss ELIZABETH C. LAWRENCE, of Smith college alumnæ
gymnasium committee. School athletics.
Prin. D. C. Farr, Glens Falls academy.
Prin. SOLOMON Sias, Schoharie union school. Kingston academy cadets.
Prin. H: W. Callahan, Kingston academy. General discussion :
Com'r W: T. HARRIS, U. S. Bureau of Education. Adjourned 5 p. m.
Wednesday, 8 p. m.
Annual address : Place of scientific and technical schools in the American system, by Pres. Francis A Walker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
University reception in state library 9-11 p. m.
Thursday, July 9, 9.30 a. m. Coordination of university, college and academy. Discussion opened by ex-Pres. Andrew D. White, Cornell university ; followed by representatives from colleges, public high schools, endowed academies and private fitting schools, and by general discussion.
Chanc. H: M. MacCRACKEN, University of the City of New
Sup't W: A. MaxwELL, Brooklyn.
Prin. W. E. BUNTEN, Ulster academy.
Sup't A. GAYLORD Slocum, Corning. Should degrees be given on completion of examinations, regardless of time of residence ?
Prof. A. B. KENYON, Alfred university. Adjourned 12.45 p. m.
Thursday, 3 p. m. Higher education of women. Coeducation, separate school or college, or annex?
Delegates are expected to speak for Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Bryn Mawr (separate colleges); annexes of Harvard and Columbia colleges ; Cornell and Syracuse universities (coeducational), and other institutions.
Pres. JAMES M. Taylor, Vassar college.
Prin. A. C. Hill, Cook academy.
Miss Ella WEED, trustee Barnard college.' Coeducation at Cornell.
Prof. H. S. WHITE, dean Cornell university. Relations of a coeducational institution to its women students.
Miss ALLA W. Foster, chairman A. C. A. committee on
endowment of colleges. Coeducation at Alfred ; its intent and its results.
Prof. D. A. BLAKESLEE, Alfred university. Coeducation in normal schools.
Miss Mary F. IIYDE, N. Y. State Normal college. Mission of the coeancational academy.
Prin. John GREENE, Colgate academy. Effect on health of higher education of women.
Miss FLORENCE M. Cushing, trustee Vassar college. Advantages of scientific training for women.
Prof. MARY W. WHITNEY, Vassar college. Should instruction as to manners and dress be included in the curriculum 2 ?
Mrs WINIFRED EDGERTON MERRILL, ex-Pres. N. Y. branch
of Ass'n of collegiate alumnæ. Aajourned 5 p. m.
Thursday evening, 7 p. m.
Annual Convocation dinner, at Delavan house, with after dinner speeches strictly limited to five minutes.
Friday, July 10, 9 a. m.
University extension. Discussion opened by Prof. H. B. Adams, Johns Hopkins university ; followed by
Pres. Seth Low, Columbia college.
sion of University Teaching, Philadelphia.
Pres. G. STANLEY Hall, Clark university.
Prof. FRANKLIN W. HOOPER.
W. A. PURRINGTON, New York.
Col. C. J. WRIGHT, Prin. N. Y. Military academy.
Ex-Pres. Andrew D. WHITE, Cornell university.
Pres. W: C. ROBERTS, Lake Forest university, Ill.
Ballot for Convocation and examinations councils and appointinent of committees.
Closing of Convocation.
PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS
Wednesday morning, July 8
BY CHANCELLOR GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
There is no pleasanter duty attached to the office of chancellor of the University than that of welcoming this academic congress to its annual session. In this stately and splendid chamber of legislative deliberation there are many great questions discussed, yet no question of greater importance is presented here during the winter than that which engages yonr attention; and if those discussions in the chamber are conducted with half the practical knowledge and intelligence and something of the high spirit and aim of those that mark the deliberations of Convocation, the state is very heartily to be congratulated.
I have been in many great assemblies of which it was subsequently stated that at least one or two or three or even five hundred millions of dollars were represented in the assembly. I am not perfectly sure that there are many millions of dollars represented in this assembly, and yet I am very confident that the influence which is certainly among the most prominent and the most profound in molding the character of the state is here at this moment amply represented. In welcoming you I welcome those who perhaps more than any other class, certainly as much as any other class, do really mold the state of New York.
The school, whether of the primary or of the secondary character, as we term it, is the arena in which the American citizen is trained. New York says with the old Dutch province of Zealand, “ Education is the corner-stone of the commonwealth.” And if this state regards with peculiar interest and pride the legislators who usually assemble in this chamber, with what feeling should she not regard your deliberations, which are largely directed to the question how best to make those legislators. When the Yankee said to the acute European that the school in this country was the workshop in which the citizens were produced, the acute European replied to him, “And how do you train the workmen who turn out the products of that shop.” This of course is one of the questions which must largely engage your attention at this time. It is how we are to make the