Departmental notes on the natural sciences.
Departmental notes on Bureau of Publications.
Departmental notes on speech.
Tribute to Professor Gonzalez Lodge.
Departmental notes on mathematics.
Departmental notes on community resources exhibit.
Departmental notes on curriculum and teaching.
Departmental notes on division of field studies.
Departmental notes on structure and organization.
Departmental notes on education of the exceptional.
Departmental notes on English and foreign languages.
Departmental notes on fine and industrial arts.
Departmental notes on the social and philosophical foundations of education.
Departmental notes on guidance.
Departmental notes on health and physical education.
Departmental notes on home economics.
Departmental notes on the Horace Mann School.
Departmental notes on Horace Mann School for Boys.
Departmental notes on the division of field studies.
Departmental notes on instruction.
Departmental notes on the library.
Departmental notes on music education.
Departmental notes on natural sciences.
Departmental notes on nursing education.
Departmental notes on the Office of Field Relations and Placement.
Departmental notes on the organization and administration of education.
Departmental notes on psychological foundations and educational research.
Departmental notes on social and philosophical foundations.
Departmental notes on social science.
Departmental notes on the Horace Mann School.
Departmental notes on business education.
Departmental notes on the Board of Trustees of Teachers College.
Professor Frank M. McMurry recently addressed the Northeastern Wisconsin Teachers' Association at Oshkosh, Wis.; and spoke before the teachers at Bethlehem, Pa. He also gave addresses in Cleveland and at an institute at Harrisburg, Pa., on the subject of supervision.
Professor Franklin T. Baker is conducting an extension course in junior high-school English, in Bayonne, N. J. This is one of a series of courses instituted by Superintendent Smith, of Bayonne, in anticipation of the establishment there of a junior high school.
The number of extramural classes conducted during 1921-22 was twenty-six, with a total membership of 2323 students.
Dr. George D. Strayer, director of the division of field studies of the Institute of Educational Research of Teachers College, has signed the contracts for a survey of the schools of Stamford, Conn., to be conducted during the present school year.
In connection with Thrift Week during the summer session, the department of foods and cookery staged demonstrations and exhibits in keeping with the purpose of the week. A permanent exhibit was begun on The Economy of Buying in Large Rather Than in Small Quantities for the Household.
The Horace Mann School opened as usual on September 25, with a full enrollment. The following changes have taken place in the teaching staff: Miss Daisy Freeland, teacher of the third grade, is absent this year, and has taken a position to teach in a private school in Honolulu.
Mr. Milton M. Smith, head of the department of English, is, with Mrs. Smith, spending a half year in study in England. He is interesting himself in English as it is taught in English secondary schools.
Professor Thomas D. Wood acted as chairman and presiding officer of the National Conference on the Preparation of Teachers for Health Education which was held at Lake Mohonk, N. Y., during four days of the last week in June.
Outstanding in the offering of the department of household arts education for the summer session of 1922, was the series of observation lessons taught to Grades VII and VIII of the Demonstration School by Miss Grace Reeves, Mrs. Annette T. Herr, and Miss Bessie M. Harris.
At the fifth annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association held at Washington, October 16-19, Professor Emma H. Gunther summarized some of her experiences during her recent visit to China, showing the very real interest in the introduction of work pertaining to household arts in the education of young Chinese girls and women.
Students at Teachers College interested in rural education enjoyed a rare opportunity in attending the fifth annual conference of the American Country Life Association, which met at the College November 9 to 11.
The Lincoln School moved to its new building at 425 West 123rd Street on April 17, 1922. The builders were not entirely through with their work, but the staff desired to transplant the school to its new location during the year, in order that the attitudes and procedures of the working school might become adjusted to the new school situation before new pupils were admitted.
A new departure in the major professional course of the department of normal school education last summer was a week of open lectures given by experts in the field of teacher preparation.
In recognition of her long service in the cause of nursing and nursing education, the honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred on Miss M. Adelaide Nutting by Yale University at the annual commencement in June.
Professor Thomas H. Briggs has returned to his duties at the College after having been away on sabbatical leave since last February.
Professor Henry C. Sherman lectured on the fat-soluble vitamin, at the meeting of the American Chemical Society held in Pittsburgh in September. Professor Sherman has been reflected chairman of the sub-committee on human nutrition of the National Research Council.
Two new courses were offered in the summer session, one especially planned to meet the needs of extension workers, home demonstration agents, and clothing specialists; the other in clothing for teachers in junior high schools. Both sections were well filled and a number of students could not be accommodated.
In company with several of the advanced students in vocational education, Professor Arthur D. Dean spent four days in visiting the vocational activity work in the schools of Rochester, N. Y.
Maison Ambroise Parι Clinique and Ιcole de Garde-Malades is the name of the new hospital and school of nursing now being established at Lille, France, by two of our former students, Mlle. Therese Matter and Mlle.
The Teacher-Training League gave the first of the Who's Who Series at the meeting held in the kindergarten room on March 8.
The second of the series of departmental recitals which are held on Wednesday afternoons at five o'clock was given by Mr. Adolph Alfred Kugel on March 15.
The Rural Club has conducted a very interesting series of meetings during the past semester. On February 15 Professor John Erskine of the department of English in Columbia University gave a delightful evening of readings selected from the poetry of country life.
Professor Patty Hill spoke several times at the meeting of the International Kindergarten Union which was held in Louisville, Ky., the last week in April.
On March 22 Professor Benjamin R. Andrews was a guest of the alumnae of the Garland School of Homemaking, Boston, at their annual luncheon at the Women's City Club, in New York. On March 23 Professor Andrews spoke before the students of Meredith College, Raleigh, N. C., on the Professional Education of Women;
The inter-religious program announced in the last number of THE RECORD was carried out under the general title, Our Religious Heritage.
Professor Hattie L. Heft is cooperating with Dr. Thomas D. Wood and the physical education department in making studies of the blood records of certain selected groups of girls from the Horace Mann School.
Professors Anna M. Cooley and Cora M. Winchell attended a meeting of directors and instructors of teacher-training courses in homemaking in New York State, which was held in Ithaca on April 28 and 29.
Miss Anna Barrows lectured from the Broadcasting Station of the Westinghouse Company in Newark in February.
Professor Arthur I. Gates will be supervisor of educational research for the Horace Mann School, commencing with September, 1922. With the help of a staff of three or four assistants, he will carry on psychological investigations dealing with methods of teaching, and will conduct diagnostic studies of special individual cases.
The survey of the school system of Atlanta has been completed and the major recommendations have been accepted by the Board of Education.
The following new extramural courses in education have been conducted during the spring session: Principles and Practice of Scouting and Scoutcraft, in Bridgeport, Conn., by Mr. Charles F. Smith;
Professor Grace Cornell has recently given the following addresses: On March 10, before the Jamaica Woman's Club, Color in the Home; on April 5 and 11, before the librarians of the New York Library School, Design and Its Relation to the Art of the Book;
During this school year several members of the staff of the department of elementary education and a number of the students in the department have visited the schools of Winnetka, Ill.
In connection with the course on Administration Problems of the High School, Professor F. W. Johnson will next year offer to a limited number of students who are actually employed in administrative positions, two additional points for special field investigations in school administration.
Professor H. C. Sherman addressed the Institute of Arts and Sciences on March 25. His subject was The Newer Knowledge of Food Values. He also addressed the New York Nutrition Council on April 13 on the topic, Relation of Nutrition to the Teeth and Health of Children.
Classes in the History of Costume and in Textiles recently visited the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History, and silk mills in Paterson, N. J.
Professor William H. Kilpatrick delivered two addresses during the meeting of the Department of Superintendence in Chicago, one before the Society of College Teachers of Education on The Use of the Project Method in College Courses in Education,
Professor Arthur D. Dean has resumed his courses in the administration of vocational education after a six months' leave of absence when he was stationed in Washington, D. C., as director of soldier rehabilitation.
On December 28 Professor William H. Kilpatrick addressed the College Directors of Physical Education, in conference in New York City.
The students and teaching staff in the major course in elementary supervision are engaged in an interesting piece of field work at Fort Lee, N. J. By request from a group of Fort Lee citizens, and with the hearty approval of Superintendent A. E. Chase, the work was begun on November 22.
During December, January, and February, Professor Snedden gave addresses before The Associated Academic Principals of New York State; The Philadelphia Forum; the New York Modern Language Teachers' Association;
The meeting of the fine arts section of the Alumni Conferences on February 10 and 11 was one of the most successful in the history of the department.
The department of English tried this year to make the Alumni Conferences of definite and concrete value to its graduates, by a preliminary letter to all for whom it had reliable addresses, by an exhibit of books and documents of the past year, by having brief and very specific talks instead of a general address, and by issuing several bulletins of information.
During the first semester of 1921-1922 nineteen extramural classes were conducted by members of the staff of Teachers College.
Dr. George D. Strayer gave the following addresses before the Department of Superintendence of the N. E. A. which met in Chicago during the week of February 26: "The Need of a National Organization for Educational Service" and "The Problems before the Commission in Charge of the Educational Finance Inquiry."
The Horace Mann Elementary School is being used very extensively by the department of elementary education of Teachers College.
Miss Anna Barrows is delivering a series of lecture-demonstrations at the Columbia Institute of Arts and Sciences. She has also spoken at several women's clubs during the winter. Miss Bertha E. Shapleigh has delivered two cookery demonstration-lectures at Pratt Institute during the past month.
The following members of the staff of the Horace Mann School for Boys have spoken before various organizations recently: Mr. Beatley, head of the mathematics department, spoke in Newton, Mass., before the junior high-school teachers of that vicinity on "The Teaching of Mathematics in the Junior High School";
On January 27-29 Professors Anna M. Cooley and Cora M. Winchell attended a conference of the heads of departments and directors of teacher-training courses in the ten institutions in New York State which maintain four-year courses in home economics.
Departmental notes on physiological chemistry.
At the request of Superintendent Merrill, Miss Agnes Burke was sent to Bangor, Me., as a representative of Teachers College to help in the organization of a Teachers College club.
The ancient fable concerning the two knights who fought about the color of a shield of which each had looked upon only one side, has often been considered as significant of the conflict of religious groups; each seeing clearly his own side of the question, has refused to go over to the other's side and learn how and why the other sees things differently.
Dr. Fannie W. Dunn was chief instructor at the Professional School for County Superintendents conducted at the University of Montana during January.
A second series of departmental recitals is being conducted during the spring session. The first recital was given on Friday, March 3, in the Thompson Gymnasium, when there was a demonstration by Miss Elsie Findlay and pupils from the Bennett School of the Jacques-Dalcroze eurhythmics adapted to school conditions.
Professor William C. Bagley recently filled lecture engagements for the Hampden County Teachers' Association, Springfield, Mass., and the Connecticut State Teachers' Association, New Haven, Conn., and the State Normal School, Oswego, N.Y.
Analysis of the registration in the department of nursing and health for the current year shows a total of 295 students: 218 of these are first-year students, 63 are in their second year and 14 in their third year of work in the College.
The members of the major course in secondary education spent Thursday, March 16, at the Washington Irving High School for Girls, studying this school's system of organizing and directing its extra-curricular activities.
Twelve nutrition classes with a total registration of about 175 children are being conducted at Public School No. 43 by students of the department of nutrition.
Professor Henry C. Sherman has been elected chairman of the subcommittee on human nutrition of the National Research Council. He has also been made a member of the editorial board of the American Public Health Association, and of the newly established American Journal of Metabolic Research.
In the survey of the schools of Philadelphia, which has been conducted during the past twelve months by the Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction, Professor Thomas H. Briggs has directed the work in the field of secondary education.
The Secondary Education Club has been very active during the past term. In addition to its professional meetings it has held several social affairs which have proved very popular.
The annual evening course for Scout Leaders, which began April 5 and is intended for three types of scout workersinexperienced scoutmasters, experienced scoutmasters, and scout camp leaders, has been very successful.
The department of music has resumed this fall a custom which was interrupted by the warthat of giving a series of informal recitals on Wednesday afternoons in Milbank Chapel.
Mary Henley Peacock, senior instructor in foods and cookery in the School of Practical Arts, died on April 7, 1922.
The Lippincott Company has published for Professor Jean Broadhurst a little book of health for children under the title All Through the Day the Mother Goose Way. Two advanced students in the department of biology will present at the next meeting of the Society of American Bacteriologists preliminary papers on practical problems worked out under the direction of Professor Broadhurst.
At the meeting of the Trustees of Teachers College held on March 20, Mr. Charles E. Hughes, Jr., a lawyer, was elected a member of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Romiett Stevens, associate professor of education in Teachers College, died on August 7, 1922, at her summer home at Douglas Hill, Me., after a brief illness. Miss Stevens was born in Middleburg, N. Y., in 1867.
Peter B. Olney, Esq., senior Trustee of Teachers College, died on February 9, 1922, at his home at Lawrence, Long Island.
The department of textiles and clothing is offering to its students a series of talks by specialists on subjects of definite interest to them.
Professor Patty S. Hill has recently returned from rather extended lecture trips. In Maine she spoke before the annual meeting of the New England Association of Day Nursery Workers.
At a meeting of the Trustees of Teachers College, held October 19, 1922, it was decided to increase by two years the requirements for admission to its School of Practical Arts by discontinuing the freshman and sophomore years of instruction, which two years now represent an enrollment of 300 students.
Mr. Earl R. Glenn attended the twenty-first annual meeting of the Central Association of Science and Mathematics Teachers which was held at the Soldan High School, St. Louis, on November 25 and 26.
In the division of field studies of the Institute of Educational Research Dr. Albert Shiels is making an extensive trip over the country from March 1 to April 15 for the purpose of visiting schools where special attention is being given to citizenship training.
The Rural Club of Teachers College organized in September for this year with the following officers: President, Miss Florence M. Hale, state rural agent, Augusta, Me.; vice-president, Mr. Homer T. Phillips, formerly field director of the Missouri Tuberculosis Association;
An experimental rural school was opened in September under the direction of the department of rural education. This school is located in a typical rural community near Allamuchy in Warren County, N. J.
The Psychology Club, of which Mr. Percival M. Symonds is president and Miss Grace M. Taylor is secretary, has been holding monthly meetings during the past semester.
Professor Emma H. Gunther is to be away on sabbatical leave during the spring session. She is going to China as a lecturer for the Institute of International Education.
The members of last year's class in Problems of Social-Religious Work have prepared a List of Books for the Social-Religious Worker which has been printed and circulated in pamphlet form. One hundred dollars will purchase all the books recommended.
Following the death of Mr. Kenneth V. Carman, instructor in industrial arts for the junior high school, it was decided to discontinue the shop work in industrial arts for high schools in Teachers College.
The new course in Housing which was given for the first time last year is offering a study of social and economic factors in this field which is proving interesting to students.
Students in the department of household arts education are cooperating with Dr. Abbey Porter Leland, principal of Public School No. 1, in the Bronx, in the operation of a community center.
Professor Thomas D. Wood was elected president of the American School Hygiene Association at the annual meeting of this organization which was held in December in New York City. Special attention will be given in the Association's program this year to the problem of professional training of teachers for health work in the schools.
Professor May B. Van Arsdale has been appointed chairman of the personnel division under the new organization of the National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association.
Professor Henry Johnson has been elected vice-president of the National Council for Social Studies, an organization which came into existence a year ago at the N. E. A. meeting at Atlantic City.
The department of educational psychology has recently established a diploma as Examiner with Mental and Educational Tests for individuals who wish to qualify as assistants in psychological clinics, educational bureaus, departments of child study, and the like.
An informal survey of the achievement of pupils in the Horace Mann School has been made by Professor William A. McCall and his students.
On July 17 occurred the death of Mr. Kenneth V. Carman, instructor in industrial arts in Teachers College for the past three years. Stricken with typhoid during the registration period of the summer session, pneumonia followed, and death resulted after a brief illness.
Assistant Superintendent P. C. Packer, of Detroit, Mich., will begin his work in February as an associate in the department of educational administration. Superintendent Packer has been teaching during the fall at the University of Iowa.
The Trustees of Teachers College at their meeting on Thursday, October 19, appointed Dr. George A. Coe, Dr. Stephen S. Colvin, and Dr. Albert Shiels to professorships in education with seats in the Faculty of Education. Professor Coe and Dr. Shiels are in residence. Professor Colvin will take up his work in the College on February 1, 1923.
Departmental notes on biological chemistry.
Among the summer session students in the department of biological chemistry Professor E. Victor Smith of the University of Washington was enrolled for special research studies in the vitamin field, and cooperated with Dr. Eddy in his work.
Professor Allan Abbott addressed the National Council of Teachers of English, which met in Chicago the latter part of November, on the subject of standard tests for English teachers.
A very complete program of meetings for the Administration Club has been laid out for the current year.
During the autumn Professor David Snedden addressed the following educational meetings: the Northern Indiana Teachers' Association on October 14; the high school teachers of Oklahoma in conference at the State University, Norman, Okla., on November 3 and 4;
Professor David Eugene Smith delivered his presidential address before the Mathematical Association of America at the meeting held at Wellesley College on September 7. The address is published elsewhere in this number.
An unusually large number of students were registered in the department during the summer session, which was characterized by an interesting addition to the regular program of courses.
Professor William H. Kilpatrick addressed the students in agriculture and home economics of the Cornell University Summer Session in July.
Professor Jane Fales, who has been assistant professor in this department since 1910, resigned this fall to accept a position as head of the department of clothing economics in the Margaret Morrison School of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Representatives of the department of secondary education are cooperating with the advisory committee of the American Classical League and the faculty of the Boys' High School of Brooklyn to ascertain what kinds and amounts of intelligence are essential to the learning of Latin as taught.
The annual Teachers' Institute of Allen town, held on September 1921, was much like the Demonstration School in the summer session at Teachers College.
Miss Katherine Fisher, instructor in the department, spent some time in September at the State Normal School at Towson, Maryland, assisting in the reorganization of the school residence.
The Lincoln School of Teachers College has this fall entered upon its fifth year. Its lease on the property at 646 Park Avenue expires May 31, 1922.
Professor George D. Strayer will give his whole time during the current year to the direction of an inquiry concerning the financing of American public education.
Professor Rudolph Pintner, formerly of Ohio State University, is now a member of the staff of the department of educational psychology.
Professor Anna M. Cooley spoke to the teachers of home economics of Syracuse and neighboring cities at their meeting on October 12.
The first volume of the Baltimore Survey covering the school building program has been completed. The Board of Education has recommended that it be printed by the Public Improvement Commission, a body that is responsible for administering the loan of $7,000,000 recently voted for public school improvements.
On February 25, Mrs. Alix Young-Maruchess, an English violinist of unusual talent, gave an interesting program of unfamiliar work for the violin representing both old and modern types of composition.
Miss Anna Barrows gave demonstrations on "Bread and Milk" at the Farm Bureau, Hartford, Conn., on December 14, and at Flemington, N. J., on February 17;
The unit courses offered by the department during the present semester have had a large attendance, and the interest shown has been most gratifying. In the Cafeteria Management course, conducted by Miss Katharine A.
During February and March, students from the major professional course in secondary education had charge of the teachers' meetings at the Speyer School. Committees, comprising the entire class, prepared programs for the meetings, and a representative of each committee led the discussion.
Mr. C. W. Hunt, vice-principal of the Horace Mann School, has been absent on leave during the spring session, making a special investigation of college standards for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Mr. Hunt is spending much of his time in visiting the colleges of the middle states and Maryland.
Mrs. E. S. Tobey recently gave a demonstration on millinery to two hundred women at the state school in Cobbleskill, N. Y. A great deal of interest was manifested in the subject of millinery, especially in remodeling and other phases of conservation.
Plans for the course in Games and Crafts of Camping, conducted at Camp Mesacosa in June and September, are being made. Permission to register for this course is given to graduates of the department.
Professor Mary Adelaide Nutting left for Europe on February 5, and expects to spend most of her sabbatical half-year resting in Sicily and traveling in Northern Africa and possibly in Greece and Egypt.
A committee of graduate students in the department of household arts education, in cooperation with students from the nursing and health, nutrition, and physical education departments, is working on a plan for health education in the elementary school. The group from the household arts education department is especially concerned with health facts about food and clothing.
The contract for the erection of the new Lincoln School building on 123rd Street, just east of Amsterdam Avenue, has been awarded by the General Education Board to Hegeman and Harris, of New York City. The excavation has been completed, and the erection of the building is well under way.
One of the most notable of the recent publications of the College staff has just been issued from the press of Ginn and Company.
The department is fortunate in having secured for the summer session of 1921, Dr. Donald Armstrong, executive officer of the Framingham Community Health and Tuberculosis Demonstration, to give the course in sanitary science.
Professor Thomas H. Briggs is directing the study of the five high schools and eleven junior high schools in Baltimore in the general school survey of that city. At the first of the public luncheons, held on December 10, in Baltimore, Dr. Briggs presented a tentative report of findings and recommendations.
A cooperative household research group, composed of household arts graduates of Teachers College, who are now married and keeping house, was organized by Professor Benjamin R. Andrews, in connection with the department of home economics, January 21, and will hold monthly meetings during the spring session.
The site on 102nd Street and Fifth Ave. which was previously chosen for the new building of The Lincoln School involved certain difficulties which those who are responsible for the school greatly desired to avoid.
All classes of the Horace Mann School have taken an active part this year in the campaign for the relief of destitute children in Europe. The Pilgrim Pageant was given partly to raise money for this cause. Thirteen hundred and thirty dollars were given to the Committee for Relief in the Near East.
Professor Smith attended the meeting of the National Committee on Mathematical Requirements in Chicago on December 29 and 30, where he presented his report on Mathematical Terms and Symbols.
Professor Anna M. Cooley addressed a conference on home economics at Russell Sage College on February 11 and 12.
Professor Edward L. Thorndike has been invited to deliver a series of lectures at the summer session of the Colorado State Teachers College, July n to 21.
Dr. George D. Strayer, as chairman of the legislative commission of the National Education Association, has brought about the organization of a national Laymen's Committee for a Department of Education.
The first important field work in connection with the survey of the public schools of Baltimore, which Professor George D. Strayer is directing, was the survey of the present school plants of the city.
Professor Patty S. Hill addressed the state educational meetings at Grand Rapids, Mich., in November; at St. Paul, Minn., and Burlington, Vt., in October; the State Normal School at Winona, Minn., in November, and the Kindergarten Club at Duluth in November.
Professor David Eugene Smith has recently published reviews on Cajori's History of Mathematics (in American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. XXVII); Heath's Euclid in Greek (in American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. XXVII); Eymiθu's work La Part des Croyants dans les Progrθs de la Science au XIXe Siθcle (in Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. XXVII);
Mr. William J. Kraft, who was associate in the department of music for many years, has resigned and is at present giving organ concerts in and about Cleveland.
Professor C. E. A. Winslow has accepted the temporary appointment of director of public health of the League of Red Cross Societies, and will sail for Europe in January to be absent until next October.
Mr. C. H. Meng, proctor of dining halls and dormitories at Nankai College, in Tientsin, China, is visiting Teachers College to study college halls and dining halls.
Professor Anna M. Cooley attended a special conference called by Mr. M. C. Wilson, director of vocational education for New York State, on teacher training in home economics, on November 22 at Rochester, N. Y.
Mr. Henry C. Pearson spoke in November at the annual convention of the New England Superintendents Association on Is it Wise to Pay Teachers to Educate Themselves? He also delivered two addresses before the Teachers Association of Utica, one on Economy of Time in English Teaching, before the high school teachers, and High Spots in the Teaching of English, before the combined sections of the association.
Professor Annie E. Moore has completed her report on Typical Daily Programs in Primary Grades," the result of studies conducted by a committee of the National Primary Council, of which she was chairman for two years. The report is published in full by the National Primary Council.
Professor Arthur W. Dow spent his summer in Ipswich, Conn., where he was occupied in painting landscape and in designing wood-block prints.
The following lectures by business men and state officials have been given in connection with the course in the Economics of the City Food Supply:
Professor Patty S. Hill, assisted by Miss Jessica Beers, head of the normal department at Ethical Culture School, conducted a survey of the Philadelphia kindergartens last spring.
Professor Benjamin R. Andrews lectured this summer before the county meeting of local women's clubs at Hackensack, N. J., under the auspices of the Home Demonstration Bureau of Bergen County.
At the meeting of the Trustees of Teachers College, held on Thursday, February 10, an Institute of Educational Research was established to promote the scientific study of education in cooperation with the several departments of the College and with other institutions interested in investigation and research.
The division of psychology of the Institute of Educational Research began active work January 1, 1921. It is now engaged in the following investigations:
The United States Bureau of Education has just issued Bulletin No.26 on The Reorganization of Primary and Secondary Schools. It is a report of a committee of forty-seven members, of which Dr. Otis W. Caldwell is chairman.
The drive for the aid of destitute students in Central Europe, conducted by the American Relief Administration, has been enthusiastically supported by Teachers College. Following an address by Dean Frederick Keppel, on the situation abroad, a bureau was opened for receiving subscriptions.
Teachers College has made definite provision for the direction of extramural courses in education.
The department has offered a new course this year in practical work in institutional administration, under the direction of Miss Katharine A. Fisher.
Professor William H. Kilpatrick has returned to Teachers College after a half year's sabbatical leave.
Professor Arthur D. Dean has been granted a year's leave of absence in order to accept the appointment as director of Rehabilitation Education in the Veterans' Bureau, recently created at Washington, D. C.
The Administration Club was organized for the year 1920-1921 at a meeting held on the evening of November I in Mil-bank Chapel. Dr. W. Randolph Burgess, the president of the club last year, presided.
Professor Walter H. Eddy has just published a new book on vitamines, entitled The Vitamine Manual, published by Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Md. It is intended to meet the needs of workers in the field, and also to provide information on the subject for laymen, food manufacturers, etc.
The department of economic science has been asked to furnish persons trained in family budget work for positions in banks in connection with the thrift movement now being promoted by the United States Treasury Department, the American Bankers Association, and other private agencies.
At the meeting of the section of astronomy, physics and chemistry of the New York Academy of Sciences on December 6, Professor Mary S. Rose discussed The Use of the Respiration Calorimeter in Nutrition,
Dr. Jesse H. Williams spent the week of November 14 in Baltimore surveying the health and physical education situation in the public schools. He was assisted by Miss Sheffield, Miss Whittelsey, Mrs. Fretwell, Mrs. Stubbs, Mr. Hickox, and Mr. Brace.
As usual, a rural education section has been arranged for the Alumni Conferences, on March 18 and 19, and a number of former students are expected.
The officers of the Rural Club this year are: President, Mr. Charles Russell; vice-president, Miss Rosamund Root; secretary, Miss Mamie McLees; and additional members of the executive committee, Miss Marye Miller and Mr. H. C. Moyer.
Mr. Charles F. Smith, instructor in scouting and recreational leadership, was appointed by National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America, to take charge of the Scout work for America at the International Jamboree held in London, last summer, where he directed the Scouting activities of the three hundred and one boys who represented the Boy Scouts of America.
Camping for health and recreation has taken such forward strides that it has revealed an urgent need for trained leaders.
The Secondary Club this year held several monthly meetings devoted to the study of present day education in foreign lands. The first meeting, held on October 28, included addresses by Dean James E. Russell on Education of the Future, and by Dr. Thomas H. Briggs on Needs of Secondary Education Today.
Professor Charles H. Farnsworth recently gave four lectures for the Edison Caravan Convention in New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, and Vancouver. His subject was "The Salesman as an Educator."
The monthly meetings of the Newman Club, for the discussion of all phases of social work, have been well attended. Among the speakers who have addressed recent meetings of the club are Miss Olive Smith, assistant director of the Near East Relief in Constantinople, and Father Riley, chaplain of the New York Province of the Federation of College Catholic Clubs.
The department has been asked to cooperate in the New York rural school survey and to give special attention to the various phases of the study dealing with the personnel of the teaching staff and the professional preparation of teachers.
During the summer session the department of nutrition, in cooperation with the Federation for Child Study, sent students to conduct nutrition classes in the Tompkins Square School of the Children's Aid Society and in the Ethical Culture School.
An extension course in scouting is being given under the auspices of Teachers College for the Boy Scout Council of Bridgeport, Conn. The course began Tuesday evening, March 15, with fifty scoutmasters in attendance.
The following additions to the staff of the Horace Mann School have been made for the year 1920-1921: Theresa F. Wild, music; Earle V. Rugg, history; Berthe E. Clement, French; Marie T. Fortier, French; Grace Reeves, household arts; Edna Gleason, household arts; Ruth Atkinson, physical education; Mary Shafer, physical education; Louise Scott, fine arts; and George Keeler, fine arts.
At the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Trustees on Thursday, October 14, Miss Grace A. Day and Miss Annie E. Moore were promoted from instructorships to assistant professorships in Elementary Education.
Miss Amy Irene Shaw, who received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1912 at Teachers College, has been appointed as assistant in the English department.
Mr. George J. Cox has returned to Teachers College after four years of war service. At the outbreak of the war Mr. Cox enlisted in the British Army and was in constant service at the front until the signing of the Armistice.
Miss Bertha E. Shapleigh, while still retaining her position at the College, is residing at the Teachers College Country Club as resident chairman of the house committee of the Club.
Professor Strayer delivered a series of lectures during the summer at the State Normal Schools at Gunnison, Colo., Kearney, Neb., Emporia, Kas., Greeley, Colo., and at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb.
Professor Henry Johnson has recently been testing in the State Normal School at Charleston, Ill., a body of materials in history for Grades 2-6, intended to meet the requirements of the new course recommended by the American Historical Association Committee on History and Education for Citizenship.
Professor E. L. Thorndike was one of the two outside speakers at the Indiana University Conference on Educational Measurements held in April presenting the results of measurements of various instruments of instruction in arithmetic and reading.
Professor Cornell, under the direction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted a series of lectures on design for the heads of departments and buyers of R. H. Macy and Company. The course was such a success Professor Cornell was asked to repeat it during May.
Professor Anna M. Cooley, who has been absent on leave during the Spring Session sailed for England May 29. Professor Cora Winchell is teaching in the University of Colorado during the Summer Session.
Professor May B. Van Arsdale has organized in New York City a Consumers' Committee in connection with her work on the Council of Farms and Markets of the State of New York.
Professor N. L. Engelhardt and Dr. Frank W. Hart, of the department of educational administration, have been making a school building survey for the city of St. Johns, Newfoundland.
During the coming Summer Session a program of courses, conferences, and exhibits in social-hygiene education will be conducted by Teachers College, with the cooperation of the United States Interdepartmental Social Hygiene Board, the United States Bureau of Education, the United States Public Health Service, and the American Social Hygiene Association.
Miss Clara L. Rhodes, assistant in the department of English during the past year, has accepted the position of regent and head of the English department in Coker College, Hartsville, S. C.
Miss Sallie B. Tannahill, instructor in fine arts, has been giving a series of four lectures, with lantern slides, on the subject of "Lettering in Decorative and Commercial Art" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to high school boys and girls who are especially interested in the subject of lettering.
Twelve graduate students of psychology have undertaken a mental survey of Public School 11 (Manhattan) during the current semester.
One of the greatest needs in education to-day is to secure a more intelligent public interest in the work, aims, and methods of our public schools. Realizing this, Dean Russell suggested at the recent Alumni Conferences that the College should provide training in this work.
The department of foods and cookery is planning to issue a Teachers College Cook Book in the course of the next academic year.
Principal Henry C. Pearson, who has been in constant service both summer and winter for a number of years, had a leave of absence for the month of February, spending his vacation in the South.
At a meeting of the Trustees of Teachers College on Thursday, February 19, Frank P. Graves, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., dean of the School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, was unanimously elected alumni trustee.
The Bureau of Publications has just issued Professor David Snedden's A Digest of Educational Sociology (257 pages, price $2.25). The Digest is a survey of the entire field of educational sociology including introductory chapters dealing with social structures and functions and passing to the consideration of various phases of education as a means of conserving and improving social values.
The students of the department of household arts education are cooperating in the work of the nutrition and homemaking center at the Morningside Center, 126th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
During the summer session four nutrition classes were maintained by the students registered for field work. One class met at Stuyvesant House, on the lower east side, where a similar class was maintained last summer.
Professor David Snedden gave an address on Problems of Physical Education before the National Physical Education Association on April 9.
An inquiry has been sent out by Professor Dean relative to offering an intensive "summer course in the winter" in the administration of vocational education. The inquiry was mailed to one hundred state .directors and city supervisors, as well as to the national leaders of vocational education who hold federal positions.
The annual convention of the National Physical Education Association of America will be held in New York April 7-10, the first time in fifteen years.
The department of physical education has initiated two new courses supplying a type of training that cannot be given in the city. These courses are given in June and September at Camp Mesacosa, Corinth, N. Y.
The Y. M. C. A. has had a profitable year. A sufficiently large number of men turned out to make it extremely worth while to call in experts to discuss subjects of special interest at the bimonthly luncheons.
Dr. Casimir Funk, who discovered vitamines, Dr. R. R. Williams, formerly of the Bureau of Chemistry and now with the Western Electric Company, Professor McKee of Columbia, and Professor Eddy are cooperating in research work in the chemical nature of vitamines, which will be actively pursued during the present year.
Much of the work of the Y. W. C. A. is in cooperation with the three other religious organizations of the College.
Professor Anna M. Cooley has returned from her sabbatical leave of absence. She has been living in England at Haslemere Surrey and enjoyed a short sojourn in France. Miss Cooley has been in touch with the English schools of home economics, and has visited the School of Domestic Science at Edinburgh.
The Elementary Club has met primarily for social purposes during this year and the members have enjoyed a great many get together parties.
A New Bureau of Interest to Institution Workers: A hospital and institutional Bureau of Consultation is being organized at 284 Fourth Avenue by Mr. Henry C. Wright, formerly of the Russell Sage Foundation, now a lecturer at Teachers College. Through
Miss Katharine A. Fisher, instructor in household arts, has completed a bulletin on school lunches for the Child Health Organization. The bulletin will be published by the Federal Bureau of Education.
During the past ten years, many technicians in institution administration have been placed in positions, but the emphasis is now placed more on the special training for teachers and organizers of departments in institution administration.
The department of household economics is being constantly called upon for advice regarding individual and family budgets of expenditure, and has started a considerable service of consultancy on problems of this sort. Such questions come not alone from persons of small income.
Professor Benjamin R. Andrews recently addressed the Motherhood Club at Hartford, Conn., on the Reorganization of the Household.
Professor Andrews gave two addresses in October before the Farmers' Week Conference at the New York State School of Agriculture at Morrisville on "Organized Family Finance" and "The American Home." He also spoke before the New Haven Women's Club.
Seventy-five students of this department hiked to Smith's Log Cabin, Staten Island, on November 1.
The department of scouting and recreational leadership, under the direction of Professor Elbert K. Fretwell, and in cooperation with the New York State College of Forestry, the Camp Department of the Palisades Interstate Park, and various other organizations interested in camping, is conducting, from March 8 to May 3, a series of eight meetings designed to promote camping, train camp leaders, and increase the efficient utilization of the camper's time while in camp.
The Jewish Forum was organized in 1915 to cooperate with the other religious organizations of the College in serving the students in every possible way.
Following the stimulating conference at alumni time, the students in the department have had several informal supper conferences at Professor Coe's apartment.
Seldom, indeed, has a Teachers College audience been so charmed by any speaker as were the members and friends of the Rural Club on the occasion of Mr. Hamlin Garland's recent lecture on Songs and Seasons of the Old-Time Middle Border.
During November Professor Patty S. Hill lectured at State Teachers Associations in Indianapolis, Omaha, St. Louis, and Des Moines. At the Chicago Art Institute Professor Hill also spoke on "Play as an Aesthetic Experience."
Dr. Warren H. Wilson, who is closely and actively identified with the Interchurch World Movement, spent the month of March lecturing and conducting county conferences for this organization through the Pacific States.
RURAL LIFE CONFERENCE. A Rural Life Conference is now a regular feature of the fourth week of the Teachers College summer school.
The rural education department during the summer session enrolled the largest number of students in its history. Several classes showed an increase of a hundred per cent over any preceding summer.
Dr. Otis W. Caldwell has just published a paper entitled General Science as a College Entrance Subject, in which it is shown that of one hundred and sixteen representative colleges and universities from which reports were secured, ninety-nine are now giving full college entrance credit to the course in general science.
The following new appointments to the faculty of The Lincoln School have been made for the year 1920-1921:
Seventy-five students of this department hiked to Smith's Log Cabin, Staten Island, on November 1. Wood-chopping, fire-making, and fire-building had a place in the program; but the camp-cooking demonstration by Chief Sea Scout James A. Wilder and the barbecuing of two sheep proved the most popular events.
Teachers College, in cooperation with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and New York State College of Forestry, has completed the first course in Camp Leadership.
Professor Smith addressed the teachers of mathematics at the State Educational Congress held at Harrisburg on November 19. He also addressed the Mathematics Section of the State Teachers Association at Albany on November 25.
Professor David Eugene Smith was elected president of the. American Mathematical Association at its meeting during the Christmas holidays. This association is composed of more than 1200 mathematicians in this country. Professor Smith addressed the mathematics students at Hunter College on January 9.
At a meeting of the New York Section of the Teachers of Mathematics of the Middle States and Maryland held at Teachers College on Friday, May 7, the College was represented on the program by Professor David Eugene Smith, who gave an address upon Recent Developments in Secondary School Mathematics.
Despite the efforts of the Weather Bureau to frustrate the plans of J. E. Marshall and his lieutenants, the annual Men's Dinner of the Summer Session on August fourteenth suffered no dampening of enthusiasm or ardour.
The first meeting of the Secondary Club was held on the Palisades on October 25. Dr. Elbert K. Fretwell led in campfire songs and a get-acquainted program. A barbecue supper was enjoyed on the river bank.
A group of twenty-five principals of high schools in and near New York is meeting monthly for the third year with the department of secondary education for the discussion of problems of administration and supervision.
The Speyer Junior High School is continuing as a cooperative experiment under the direction of Teachers College and the City of New York, with approximately 550 pupils, mostly boys.
Following a pleasant custom the professors and students interested in secondary education held their opening "get-together meeting and picnic" on the Palisades the second week of the session.
Professor E. W. Bagster-Collins has recently been appointed to serve on the executive committees of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers, and the Modern Language Association of the Middle States and Maryland.
The officers of the Students Executive Council for 1920-21 are: President: Mr. Francis T. Brewster; vice-president: Miss Marion Knighton; secretary-treasurer: Mrs. Ida Wilkinson.
During the fall semester the department of music and speech gave an interesting series of recitals, commencing with the Arntzenius sisters who gave a recital of Dutch folk songs in costume, with some dancing. It resembled somewhat the charming recitals given by the Fuller sisters some years ago.
Professor Charles H. Farnsworth is conducting an experiment in connection with the phonograph. Musical numbers, such as would be presented on a disk, are classified according to the mood they indicate rather than according to the composition, or the persons or instruments by which the music is produced.
In June, 1919, Mr. V. Everit Macy, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, and Mrs. Macy offered to the staff of Teachers College the grounds and buildings of the former Holbrook School at Scarsborough, N. Y., to be used as a country-club.
During the past year, the Newman Club increased its membership to one hundred and ten members as compared with sixty-nine members for the previous year. Two membership drives were held, one in September and one at the beginning of the second semester.
Professor Fales has returned from the Orient where she has been for nine months. She has brought back many rare articles of oriental costume which have added very much interest and value to her lectures on costume.
An exhibition of ready-to-wear clothing is being shown by Professor Jane Fales in the Grace Dodge Building. The clothing, which includes as nearly as possible a complete wardrobe for a college girl, is of good wearing material, simple in design, and from the standpoint of present pricesinexpensive.
Prior to the summer session, Mrs. Nelson gave a short course in millinery to a class of county home demonstration agents in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The students, graduates, and some friends of the department of nursing and health have founded an Adelaide Nutting Historical Nursing Collection in honor of Miss Nutting and of the twentieth birthday of the department, which they feel is in such a large measure due to her splendid leadership.
Professor Isabel Stewart has collaborated with Miss Dock in the preparation of a Short History of Nursing for use in training schools, which is an abbreviated edition of the four volume History of Nursing by Nutting and Dock, published by Putnam's.
On two evenings a week from October 15 to November 24, the department of foods and cookery conducted free for Teachers College students a course of twelve lessons in kitchenette housekeeping.
The department of educational administration of Teachers College, in accordance with the new plan of conducting professional courses adopted at Teachers College, has been carrying instruction into the field of actual school work as it is now being done in New York City and vicinity.
Professor Henry C. Pearson, principal of the Horace Mann School, addressed the faculty of the Friends' School of Philadelphia on September 19, taking as his subject "Silent Reading."
Professor E. L. Thorndike was one of the two speakers before the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland on November 28 who presented the facts concerning psychological tests of intellect as a method of admission to college.
Professor Gambrill participated in two days of conferences on history and the social sciences at the Educational Congress held at Harrisburg by the State Education Department of Pennsylvania during the week of November 17.
Professor Bigelow spoke before the New Jersey science teachers at Rutgers College in November on "Social Science Education."
The first regular meeting of the Administration Club was held on Tuesday, October 28. An address was given by Colonel Leonard P. Ayres on the subject of "The Peace Treaty and Education."
The Administration Club held its first meeting of the new year on January 16 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. George D. Strayer. The meeting took the same form as those held during the fall. Five of the members of the club acted as the school board of the city of Acheron.
On March 29 the Administration Club held its annual banquet, at which about one hundred and fifty were present. A program, consisting of humorous and instructive numbers, was presented under the leadership of Mr. R. G. Reynolds, chairman of the committee.
Professor Baker addressed the Mercer County, New Jersey, teachers at their monthly institute in Trenton on November 7.
Miss Anne Dudley Blitz, who has been dean at William Smith College, Geneva, N. Y.,for the past four years, will be a lecturer in buying in the department of household administration this year. She is studying for her doctorate this year at the University.
The Intelligence Examination devised by Dr. Thorndike for the measurement of high school graduates, especially with reference to their admission to colleges and professional schools, was widely used this fall.
Dr. Warren H. Wilson, who was abroad with the Army of Occupation from January until June, lecturing on the possibilities of rural life as a field for returned soldiers, is now back at his regular duties in Teachers College.
Miss Elsa Frame has left Teachers College to accept a position with Miss French at Pine Manor, Wellesley. She is to take charge of the Practice House.
Miss Grace Reeves, formerly head of the department of home economics, Hood College, Maryland, is a new member of the Teachers College staff.
An interesting report of experiments conducted in the nutrition research laboratory has recently been published by Professor Sherman, assisted by Miss Jet Winters and Miss Velma Phillips.
The personnel of the department of educational administration for the college year 1919-1920 will be comprised of the following: Dr. George D. Strayer, Dr. N. L. Engelhardt, Dr. M. R. Trabue, Dr. E. S. Evenden, Mr. F. W. Hart, and Mr. M. G. Neale.
The students of the practicum in educational administration were engaged during the month of May in making a building survey of the school system of Passaic, N. J.
An interesting exhibit in experimental cookery was given by the department of foods and cookery at the College on May 9 and 10.
A conference on "Hour Service in the Home" was held recently for students in household administration. Mrs. Henry Patterson gave a most convincing summary of the experience that she has had for the past two years with hour service in her home, using four workers coming at different shifts.
Dr. Thorndike is one of the board of five psychologists working for the National Research Council on the improvement of group tests of intelligence for use in the elementary schools.
The following is a letter from Dr. Warren H. Wilson who is abroad with the Army of Occupation lecturing before the American Expeditionary Forces on the possibilities of rural life as a field for returned soldiers.
Professor Cooley attended the Educational Congress held under the direction of the University of the State of New York, May 19 to 22, to consider reconstruction demands in education.
The department of household arts education has assumed the responsibility of the fifth floor of Speyer School and is developing plans for teaching classes of Speyer School girls and carrying on various phases of home making education as the need may arise.
Professor Van Arsdale has attended various meetings in Albany of the Council of Farms and Markets. Miss Barrows addressed the Westchester Woman's Club in Mount Vernon, N. Y., March 17, on The Influence of the Past Five Years on the Future in our Homes.
The manager of the Teachers College Festival turned over enough money to the Students' Executive Council to enable the council to send $800 to the treasurer of the Canton Christian College, China, to be used to provide for the professorship in education in that institution which the students of Teachers College have undertaken to support.
Professor Sherman lectured at Mt. Holyoke on March 13 on "Economics of Adequate Nutrition." Dr. Sherman has been reappointed chairman of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Public Health Association.
Dr. George D. Strayer has been very active during the past month in connection with the National Program of Education projected by the N. E. A., of which he is president.
Mr. Martin Schon, of the Baron de Hirsch Trade School, gave two addresses on applied mathematics before the Practicum on April 23 and April 28. Professor Smith addressed the students of Mt. Holyoke College on April 30. Professor Smith's article on An Introductory Course in Mathematics appeared in The Mathematics Teacher for March, 1919. His Number Stories of Long Ago has just appeared from the press. It is a series of number stories intended for children.
Professor David Eugene Smith addressed the students of the University of North Carolina on February 6 on the "Historical Development of Secondary Mathematics." On February 7 he addressed the students of the State Normal College on the same subject.
Professor George D. Strayer and Professor N. L. Engelhardt, assisted by several graduate students, recently have made reports of school surveys in Rye, N. Y.; Greenville and Edgemont in Westchester County, N. Y.; and Paducah, Ky. All of these have been published by the Bureau of Publications of Teachers College.
The U. S. Federal Employment Service has asked the cooperation of several members of educational institutions in discussing problems connected with household employment.
Miss Barrows, who has been spending part of the second semester at the College, expects to leave for Boston by the end of March.
Dr. Warren H. Wilson sailed for France early in January, where he will be engaged until June 15 in lecturing before the American Expeditionary Forces on the possibilities of rural life as a field of activity for returned soldiers.
Professor Cooley conducted an experiment in teaching some household arts lessons with the use of scales at Public School 143, during the month of February.
Professor Thorndike has been associated with various scientific and military activities in connection with the war since the spring of 1917. As a member of the psychology committee of the National Research Council, he had charge of the early statistical work with the psychological tests which have since been given to over a million and a half men in the army.
At the meeting of the Trustees of Teachers College, held on Thursday, April 10, 1919, the Trustees approved a budget of expenditures for 1919-1920 amounting to $ 1,237,085.
A practice apartment under the supervision of the departments of household administration and household arts education has been in operation since the first of the year.
On May 22 and 26 Professor Briggs addressed the New York State Educational Congress on "English in the Intermediate School" and on "The Junior High School in the Small Community."
Dr. Sailer has recently presented to the American Board of Missionary Preparation, of which Professor Monroe is also a member, a report on the amount and types of specialization needed by foreign missionaries.
The first mass meeting of the year under the direction of the Students' Executive Council was held on October 31.
Professor Dow spent his sabbatical half-year on the Pacific coast. He visited colleges and normal schools and found Teachers College alumni strong and successful. He was entertained by the Teachers College alumni of Los Angeles and spoke to them of the College activities.
Under the direction of the Boy Scouts of America, New York State School of Forestry, and Teachers College, the first national conference of scout executives was held September 2 to 8 at the summer home of the New York State School of Forestry, on Cranberry Lake in the Adirondacks.
A special course of thirteen lectures in scouting and camping for boys was given on Thursday evenings from March 13 to May 29 in cooperation with the Association of the Boy Scouts of America.
The department of foods and cookery cooperated with all other departments in the School of Practical Arts in doing emergency cookery during the epidemic of influenza.
The department of elementary education has been making the measurement of instruction one of its main lines of study during the present year.
Organized religion is waking up to the fact that it must have a trained leadership if it is to continue to function in a world where trained leaders are demanded on every hand.
A new series of standard tests in English is now being worked out by Professor Abbott and Dr. M. R. Trabue, to measure the ability to discriminate between good and bad poetry.
Teachers College was represented by a delegate at the National Student Y. W. C. A. Conference in Evanston, Illinois, February 20-23. The meeting was significant in its democratic harmony and in its conception of the purposes and policies of the Christian Student Movement.
A New York Student Conference in the interests of a world Christian program was held March 21 to 24 in Englewood, N. J. It proved an unusually interesting meeting and was attended by over two hundred and fifty students from New York and vicinity.
The following are some of the special activities of the classes and individual students in measurement and experimentation in elementary education.
Departmental notes 1919
Dr. Elbert K. Fretwell, associate in scouting and recreational leadership in Teachers College, has been appointed by the American Red Cross and the Surgeon General of the United States Army to reorganize and supervise the recreational work in the reconstruction hospitals of the Army.
Departmental notes 1919
The Governor of Pennsylvania tried to secure Dr. George D. Strayer, professor of educational administration in Teachers College, for the position of state superintendent of public instruction in that state, to succeed the late Nathan C. Schaeffer.
On April 4, Professor Johnson delivered an address at Ann Arbor, Michigan, before the Michigan Schoolmasters' Club, on The Reconstruction of History Teaching. On the same day he also spoke before the State Conference of History Teachers at Ann Arbor on A Program in History for the Junior High School.
The following new appointments to the faculty of the Horace Mann School for Boys have been made for the year 1919-1920: W. H. Blake, English; E. R. Dodge and S. N. Baker, modern languages; W. J. Nagle and E. E. Burriss, classical languages; James Rutledge, mathematics.
Under the general guidance of Mr. Hatch, special attention is being given to the problem of civic training in the school.
Teachers College went over the top in its recent drive for the United War Fund, $31,280.03 being raised.
Professor William Noyes, formerly of Teachers College, is in charge of the New York office of the Federal Board for Vocational Education to cooperate with the Surgeon General's office in the vocational education of men in the military hospitals in the New York district.
After an absence of three years, Dr. Jesse Feiring Williams will return to Teachers College this fall as associate professor of physical education. From 1911 to 1914 Dr. Williams had been instructor, and from 1914 to 1916 assistant professor of physical education at Teachers College.
A Round Table on Institution Administration, arranged by Professor Gunther, brought together on April 4 and 5 a large number of people interested in different phases of administrative work in institutions.
With the ending of the war the very extensive plans which had been projected for the development of the Army School of Nursing have been modified, but the School will remain as a permanent institution in the Army.
A number of former students of the department of nursing and health have recently returned from service overseas in Italy, France and England.
This summer the department of nursing and health offered instruction in two new fields of work.
The summer registration was the heaviest the department has ever had176 students in all. In response to a request from the United States Public Health Service, special courses were offered for nurses engaged in social hygiene work.
The enrollment in Teachers College for the first semester numbers 2,600 students, which is the largest registration in the history of the institution. This is a gain of 733 students over the enrollment of last year and 548 students over that of 1917-1918.
The Teachers College Red Cross Auxiliary No. 34, has confined its efforts this year to knitting for soldiers, garment making for refugees, and campaign work in the national and local Red Cross campaigns.
During-the war several special students and seniors elected advanced courses in drawing and design for the purpose of filling war positions as draftsmen. Miss E. Madeline Ruhlman entered the employ of Babcock and Wilcox Company, Bayonne, N. J., in their boiler drafting department, March, 1918.
At the request of Dean Russell the French Government has sent Professor Fιlix Bertaux, of the Lycιe Corneille at Rouen to Teachers College for a period of five weeks to lecture on the "Methods of Teaching Citizenship and Morals in the French Schools." Professor Bertaux is one of the leading educators of his country and is an authority on the subject which he is treating.
The pupils of the piano department recently gave a Beethoven recital. On April 9 Miss Jones, a pupil of Mr. Stowell, gave a violin recital.
A new book, entitled Comparative Education, edited by Professor Peter Sandiford ('10 T. C.), of the University of Toronto, contains a chapter by Dr. Kandel and an article on "Education in the United States," by Professor William F. Russell. The book is published by Dent of London.
Richard E. Dodge, emeritus professor of geography in Teachers College, was appointed last fall assistant county agent leader by the States Relations Service of the Department of Agriculture.
Two new courses will be offered next year, a course in the teaching of general science, in which project teaching will be considered, and a course in automobile mechanics, which will organize the problems of the automobile for use in public school science and industrial arts classes.
Dr. Samuel Train Button, for fifteen years professor of educational administration at Teachers College and superintendent of the Horace Mann School, died suddenly on March 27, 1919 at Atlantic City.
The department of educational psychology has instituted a series of weekly meetings, with a view to reconstructing its own courses in such respects as may seem desirable, and in order that its work may be correlated as effectively as possible with the work of the College as a whole.
Professor Andrews has been asked to assist the United States Treasury Department during 1919 as director of the economics section in a national savings campaign which is to be carried on by the Treasury Department as a means to stimulating the sale of government securities, both War Savings Stamps and Certificates, and Liberty Bonds.
Franklin W. Johnson, for the past twelve years principal of the University of Chicago High School, has been appointed associate professor of education in Teachers College.
Teachers College requires that all women students under twenty-four years of age who are not living at home shall live in Whittier Hall or obtain permission of the Social Director for living elsewhere.
Miss Margaret Quilliard, who has been studying at Teachers College for two years and who has had charge of the work with the Horace Mann Parents' Association, has been appointed supervisor of work with parents in the public schools of Duluth, Minnesota.
Dr. Wilson and Misses Carney, Dunn, Spohr, and Hudson attended a meeting of the County Board of Agriculture, of which Mr. Burris Snyder is president, at Flemington, New Jersey, on September 28.
The Rural Club of Teachers College has organized for the year on a project basis. Under this plan of organization the club will be closely identified with the activities of the rural department in the College, and also with the practical consideration of field problems in rural education throughout the country.
Professor E. W. Bagster-Collins, of the department of German of Teachers College, has been given leave of absence by the Trustees for war service. He has been commissioned a captain in the Army and has been assigned to duty in the Intelligence Office in Washington.
Under the direction of Professor Bigelow, the School of Practical Arts of Teachers College has just completed a four-weeks' training course for first-aid officers of the Navy.
Dr. Arthur D. Dean, professor of vocational education in Teachers College, has been commissioned a major in the Sanitary Corps of the United States Army in the department of the Surgeon General.
A conference of representative schoolmen was called by Commissioner P. P. Claxton in May, to make recommendations on the teaching of science and industrial arts in secondary schools during the war emergency.
The experimental junior high school which has been conducted jointly by Teachers College and the City of New York for the past three years in the Speyer School building has been closed. The United States Army has taken over the building and is now using it as a barracks for two hundred students of the Student Army Training Corps.
Professor Truman Lee Kelley, of the department of secondary education, has been granted a leave of absence to accept an appointment under the Committee on Education of the War Department and will direct the classification and assignment of the men in the Student Army Training Corps.
Lieutenant C. A. Bowman was recently promoted to a first lieutenancy and made a judge advocate for court martials at the Training Camp for Engineers, Camp Humphreys, Virginia.
At the request of the Surgeon General of the United States Army the Trustees of Teachers College in May granted Dean Russell leave of absence to act as civilian director for several months of the Department of Education of the Division of Physical Reconstruction in the office of the Surgeon General at Washington.
Professor W. C. Bagley, editor of National School Service, a publication recently organized by the Committee on Public Information for the purpose of stimulating civilian morale, reports the aims of the undertaking in the following statement:
There will be available in a short time the latest survey of a city school system which has been made by the department of educational administration.
Professor Snedden, who has been active for a number of years in what was formerly know as the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education, was elected president at the annual meeting held in Philadelphia in February, when the organization changed its name, to suit its future policy, to the National Society for Vocational Education.
The British Empire Club during the past year listened to a series of addresses by a number of interesting speakers. His Excellency Sir Walter Davidson, K. C. M. G., late governor of Newfoundland and governor-elect of New South Wales, described simply and vividly the raising of the Newfoundland Regiment and of his meeting it again at Sir Douglas Haig's headquarters in France, immediately after it had been in action;
Dean Russell has recently agreed to organize the Division of Education of the Department of Reconstruction of the Surgeon General's Office of the United States Army. His work began in Washington, May 20, and may require several months from that date for the completion of the task which he has undertaken.
For several years a group of the Faculty of Teachers College interested particularly in the principles of education and methods of teaching have held informal fortnightly discussions concerning problems of common interest.
The Newman Club cooperated with the New York City campaign for the Knights of Columbus War Fund, realizing $1,270 in a three-days' drive.
Professor Mary S. Rose, of the department of nutrition, has been appointed deputy director of the Bureau of Conservation of the State Food Commission of New York State and put in charge of the work in New York City.
Teachers College expects her students to do their bit this summer toward winning the war and accordingly arranged a series of special lectures and condensed courses for all Teachers College students with the aim of preparing them to engage in some of the opportunities for war emergency service open during the summer vacation.
Miss Colby and Miss Frost, from the physical education department, attended the National Physical Education Society's annual meeting in Philadelphia, April 10-13.
At the suggestion of Dean Russell, the Welfare Committee, of which Professor Stevens is chairman, made a report on the war service activities of all members of Teachers College, both students and faculty.
In his capacity of director of the National War Savings Committee, Professor Strayer has supervised the preparation of a number of bulletins designed to promote the thrift campaign in the public schools.
Departmental notes 1918
To meet the present very great emergency in education, Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, president of the National Education Association, has recently appointed a committee to represent the association in mapping out a program for the "rebuilding of civilization through a war-modified education."
Charles K. Taylor, chairman of the department of physical education, is resigning his position at the Lincoln School to go into Y. M. C. A. service and plans to go overseas.
Professor David Eugene Smith has recently prepared a series of problems on Thrift Stamps and War Savings Stamps. These problems have been published by the Government and circulated in all the large school systems in the country.
Among the students enrolled in institution administration this fall are many who are eager to prepare for war service as dietitians in base hospitals connected with cantonments, both in this country and overseas.
Miss Anna Barrows has returned after an extended trip throughout the country in connection with her work with the States Relation Service.
In order to increase the efficiency of the Boy Scouts of America and help win the war, Teachers College in cooperation with the Department of Education of the Boy Scouts of America, the Manhattan Council, and other councils in and near New York has conducted nine meetings in Scouting.
A notable sign of these progressive times was the large enrollment in the new course in girl scouting held during the emergency week, May 20-27. Women of physical and mental vigor, alert, resourceful in civic as in home life, are going to be needed to meet the new conditions forced upon us by the war.
An interesting letter has been received by Professor Dow from Claggett Wilson, former instructor, dated, Somewhere in France, March 15. Mr. Wilson writes that he had just received a letter from George J. Cox, also a former instructor, and now with the Canadian forces, and that Mr. Cox seems to be fit and busy and says Mrs. Cox is the same.
The possibilities and uses of the fine arts in war time are for the most part unguessed by the casual observer. The following summary indicates the scope of the war activities of the fine arts department of Teachers College.
During the past year the Women's Club of Teachers College became an established organization with an enrollment of one hundred and nineteen active members. The club extends a cordial invitation for membership to all women students in the School of Education and those in the School of Practical Arts who have had two years of professional training and two years of experience.
Miss Marie Lovsnes, for the past two years instructor in rural education in Teachers College, has accepted a position as rural community organizer in Litchfield County, Connecticut, where her new duties will begin June I.
Professor Mary A. Nutting has recently been awarded the Liberty Service Medal by the Council of the National Institute of Social Sciences and of the American Social Sciences Association.
Departmental notes 1918
On April 10 work was started at Teachers College in two special courses which have as their object the preparation of candidates for the newly created governmental position of Reconstruction Aide.
At the Speyer School during the past year science has been presented wholly in projects. The aim has been to obtain at the end of the year a large number of projects which would interpret for pupils those matters of scientific interest which they meet in the home, in the school, on the street, in the newspaper, and elsewhere.
The Trustees of Teachers College, at their meeting on Thursday, February 21, approved an emergency leave of absence for Professor G. D. Strayer, who will devote half of his time for the remainder of the present Spring Session to government work at Washington, in connection with the Treasury Department, his students having unanimously declared their willingness to adjust their schedules to meet the change in class and conference hours necessitated by this action.
Professor Grace A. Cornell, of the department of fine arts, has been holding a seminar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the fall.
In honor of Dean Russell's twenty years of service with Teachers College, a public testimonial was arranged on January 22 in the form of a mass meeting in the Horace Mann auditorium.
Mr. Frank H. Hagemeyer, a member of the staff of the Secretary's Office of Teachers College, has enlisted in the Signal Corps of the United States Army in the aviation division.
Professor Charles W. Weick, who is absent on sabbatical leave, has just published a new volume entitled Mechanical Drawing Problems.
On Saturday, December 29, 1917, Miss Helen Kinne, professor of household arts, died of acute colitis, after an illness of only five days' duration.
By recent vote the directors of the Charity Organization Society established as one of the permanent committees of the society, a committee on home economics which is intended to aid the society by studying problems of food, clothing and domestic economy, and looking to the improvement of the standards of living of families of small income in New York City.
Dr. Agnes L. Rogers, lecturer in educational psychology, has in preparation a new course of study in educational psychology specially adapted to undergraduate students in the department of household arts, which when issued will be an elementary presentation of the subject comprising such information as is most necessary as a basis for the student's professional work.
The membership of the Chinese Education Club has this semester been increased to some thirty-five.
The Elementary Education Club has organized for the year with the following officers: President, Miss Helen Reynolds; vice-president, Miss Gertrude Phelps; secretary, Miss Ruby Minor; treasurer, Mr. A. F. Landesman; member-at-large, Mr. Eugene M. Crouch.
The British Empire Club, while primarily organized for British citizens, has of recent years adopted the policy of opening its meetings to the general student body.
The students who are taking Education 205Aa course for Advisers of Womenhave very recently formed a social and professional organization known as the Club for Advisers of Women.
At the last meeting of the board of trustees of the Lincoln School of Teachers College the following persons were elected to positions on the staff: Miss Margaret Holz, formerly of the Flushing, Long Island, High School, A.M., Columbia, to be teacher of German and beginning Spanish.
Departmental notes 1918
The students, staff, and trustees of Teachers College united enthusiastically in the big drive for a $35,000,000 Y. M. C. A. War Fund and as a result join tlycontributednearly$28,5Ooforthe Student Friendship War Fund.
Professor E. W. Bagster-Collins gave a paper at the Thanksgiving meeting of the New York State Modern Language Association, held at Syracuse, on "The Teaching of Modern Languages in Junior High Schools."
Dr. Frederick Henry Sykes, for ten years a member of the Teachers College faculty and more recently president of the Connecticut College for Women, died suddenly on October 13, at his home, 3 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, Mass.
Professor Farnsworth attended the Music Teachers National Association Convention, held this year in New Orleans, during the holidays.
As yet the Newman Club has not taken up any special form of relief work as an organization but has cooperated extensively with other religious organizations of the College and has helped in Red Cross activities.
The members of the Players Club are girls from the various departments who are interested in dramatics.
When a call was sent out for the names of persons willing to entertain groups of sailors and soldiers in New York City on Thanksgiving Day, Teachers College responded by inviting the entire naval unit of 160 officers and men of the Gas Engine School, under the command of Lieutenant S. S. Sleffel, formerly assistant professor of education in Teachers College.
There has just come from the press a volume which should be of peculiar interest to the alumni of Teachers College. It is The Life of Naomi Norsworthy, by Frances Caldwell Higgins with an introduction by Dean Russell.
The Speyer School, which is now being conducted as a cooperative experiment by Teachers College and the City of New York, will send the first group of its pupils to advanced standing in the high schools, on February 1.
After the food conservation work of the summer one of the facts most clearly brought out was the great need of further definite knowledge of procedure in the drying of foods, so that good working instructions could be given to the housewife who wished to use this method of food preservation.
For the past two years the Country Life Club of Teachers College has so urged the needs of the 12,000,000 children in country schools and the 350,000 teachers in rural service that a general interest in this problem has been aroused, and students in other departments of the College are coming to realize the national significance of the rural problem and are cooperating by attending the meetings of the club.
A day's rural conference is being planned for March 2, when a number of rural leaders will be invited to come to Teachers College from the Superintendents' Meeting of the N. E. A., which convenes in Atlantic City.
About the second week in October a surgical dressings workroom, under the supervision of Miss Constance Cohen, was opened in room 251 Thompson Building.
Mrs. Elizabeth Marian Wheelock, a member of the staff of the Horace Mann School for Boys, died, somewhat suddenly, after a week's illness from pneumonia, in her apartment at the Lowell, 501 West 20th Street, on Thursday, October 18.
The Vocational Education Club at its opening meeting, October 24, listened to an address given by Dr. Snedden on 'What the Schools Will Do after the War."
Professor Henry C. Sherman returned the last of October from Russia where he went in June as a member of the Red Cross Sanitary Commission.
The cabinet of the Y. W. C. A. for the current year is composed of the following: President, Miss Bertha Haskins; vice-president, Miss Dorothy Williams; treasurer, Miss Frances Watts; secretary, Miss Dorothy North.
The movement to further World Democracy, initiated by the Northfield students, is meeting with a cordial response on the part of Teachers College.
The Department of Secondary Education has been enlarged this year by the addition of Professor Truman Lee Kelley and Dr. Elbert K. Fretwell. Professor Kelley has charge of the course on the Methods of Teaching Secondary Academic Subjects, and with Professor Briggs is offering the practicum on Experimental and Statistical Problems in Secondary Education;
Teachers College Alumni will be interested in the following letter regarding the Teachers College ambulance to which reference was made in the May RECORD. This letter was addressed to Professor Paul Monroe, director of the School of Education, and is as follows:
At a recent meeting of the British Empire Club held at Teachers College the following officers were elected for the academic year 1917-1918: Honorary president, Dr. I. L. Kandel, associate in education; president, Dr. Agnes L. Rogers, lecturer in educational psychology; vice-president, Mr. Vincent Burke; secretary, Miss Georgiana Nelles; treasurer, Miss Lillian Hudson; executive committee, Miss Marion Ross, Miss Edna Booth, and Mr. Curling.
Professor Benjamin R. Andrews was called to Washington June 1 by the Department of Agriculture for emergency service as 'Specialist in Household Thrift' and administrative assistant to the Chief of the Office of Home Economics.
During the absence of Professors Smith and Upton, the work in mathematics for the Summer Session was in charge of Mr. W. E. Breckenridge of the department.
To the somewhat extensive list of school surveys undertaken by the department of educational administration there has now been added a building survey of Omaha, Neb., directed by Professor George D. Strayer with the assistance of Mr. N. L. Engel-hardt and Mr. F. W. Hart, associates in the department.
For the Summer Session of 1917, which begins July 9, Teachers College is offering a greater number and variety of courses than ever before.
Under the direction of Dr. W. A. McCall, of Teachers College, assisted by graduate students, an informal survey of the work in arithmetic and English is being made. Special attention is being given to the subject of arithmetic.
During three weeks in January the department of nutrition cooperated with the Life Extension Institute and the Police Commissioner of New York City in carrying on a demonstration of the character of an adequate diet for hard-working men at a minimum cost.
To the number of the many clubs and organizations representing "special interests" at Teachers College has been added the Rural Club, which now includes some thirty names upon the roll.
In 1912 the women of Professor McMurry's classes in supervision organized the group which has since been known as the Women's Discussion Club. The machinery of the club is delightfully simply; it is really not organized" at all in the usual meaning of that term.
Professor Sachs is enjoying his sabbatical leave of absence on the Pacific Coast. He is visiting schools and studying libraries in the interest of the proposed new library for Teachers College.
Professor Smith will give three addresses at the State University of Maine on April 4 and 5.
The possibilities of a national emergency have aroused a good deal of special activity in this, as in other departments of the College.
Professor Farnsworth attended the Music Supervisors National Conference at Grand Rapids, Mich., from March 20 to 23, speaking on "The Education of the Music Supervisor."
On the evening of March 15, the Dean and Mrs. Russell gave a delightful reception to the Columbia Dames and their husbands.
Miss Alice Boughton (Ph.D., Jan., 1917) has accepted a position in the Bureau of Educational Experiments, 70 Fifth Avenue, with Professor H. Mitchell, of Columbia University.
Miss Alice Ravenhill, long the English leader in home economics and a recognized world authority on household arts education, lectured at Teachers College on March 21 on "Home Economics and Human Progress," and on March 23 on "The Household."
Professor Andrews served as chairman of the Housekeepers Experience Meeting held at the Hotel Astor, January 23, when 300 New York women met under the auspices of the Home Economics Committee of the National Special Aid Society to present practical problems of the household to a group of fifteen or twenty leading workers in this field who had agreed to answer such questions as might be raised.
On February 9 the members of the Administration Club held their third yearly dinner and by so doing added another noteworthy page to the annals of Teachers College.
On May 12, the Administration Club made their annual spring survey of the bosky dells adjacent to the Strayer home in Fieldstone.
On September 29, about one hundred and fifty members of the Administration Club spent a delightful afternoon at the annual fall picnic, as guests of Professor and Mrs. Strayer, at their home in Fieldston. The officers of the club for 19171918 were elected at a business meeting held October 8, with the following result:
Dr. William Chandler Bagley, director of the School of Education of the University of Illinois, has been appointed professor of education at Teachers College with a seat in the Faculty of Education.
One of the best among the many good programs of the present year was that of the last meeting of the British Empire Club, held Thursday, February 15, when Will Irwin, the war correspondent, talked intimately of his experiences "Along the Allied Battle Front."
The British Empire Club has been peculiarly fortunate in its program of speakers and speeches during the past school year. At the initial meeting in the fall, Captain McNab vividly described "Trench Life and Warfare."
The Columbia Dames have elected the following officers for next year: President, Mrs. F. G. Bonser; vice-presidents, Mrs. C. B. Moore and Mrs. J. F. Hosic; treasurer, Mrs. A. E. Water-bury; corresponding secretary, Mrs. F. E. Weyer; recording secretary, Mrs. V. Strickland.
The General Education Board, founded by John D. Rockefeller, has agreed to provide Teachers College with the funds necessary to establish and conduct a school for the purpose of scientific experimentation and constructive work in the reorganization of elementary and secondary education.
The following list of appointments to positions on the instructional staff of The Lincoln School has been announced by Dr. Otis W. Caldwell, the director of the School. Some other names are to be added at a later date:
Departmental notes on educational administration.
A very successful course in concrete construction was given in the Summer Session through the cooperation of the American Portland Cement Association which furnished a number of its most expert workers as teachers.
On May 25, Dean Russell addressed a general letter to the staff of Teachers College as follows: "The trustees of Teachers College have authorized the treasurer and myself as a committee to receive subscriptions for the purchase of the United States Liberty Loan War Bonds.
One of the serious problems in Summer School administration at Teachers College has been to provide adequate facilities at the delivery desk in Bryson Library for the thousands of busy readers for whose needs provision must be made.
One of the youngest and at the same time one of the most unique of the student organizations of the University is the Chinese Education Club of Teachers College which came into existence about a year ago.
The Chinese students of Teachers College not only maintain their own Education Club, but they also contribute some fifteen members of the seventy-five men and women enrolled in the University chapter of the Chinese Students' Alliance of North America.
On Tuesday evening, February 13, the Columbia Dames gave their second social evening of the year for husbands and friends at Earle Hall.
Plans for the annual Teachers College Festival to be given on February 23 and 24 are well under way.
The annual Festival of Teachers College was presented February 23 and 24, and surpassed in many ways even the very satisfactory performance of last year.
During March and April the members of Teachers College had the pleasure of listening to a series of lectures on "Democracy and Efficient Citizenship," by Professor Warner Fite.
We come here to-day to pay our tribute to a dear friend and colleague.1 We should be overwhelmed, if we were to allow ourselves to dwell upon our loss.
Departmental notes 1917
In response to a request from the United States Food Administration at Washington, D. C., the RECORD, together with a number of the leading educational journals of the country, will each issue present to its readers information of importance concerning the food conservation program now being initiated by the National Government.
The war has brought many busy days to the students and graduates of the department of nursing and health.
As a part of the general movement to establish closer and more cordial relations between the United States and our various neighbors in the Western hemisphere an elaborate exhibit of school work from South America has for some time been installed at Teachers College, Columbia University.
On March 27 the Elementary Club listened to a talk by Professor Bonser on "The Significance of Art in Elementary Education." This topic was an outgrowth of Professor Bonser's recent survey of the normal schools of New Jersey.
On February 12 Dean Russell addressed the Men's Forum on "Educational Relics."
Through the agency of the Friday Forum, the Y. M. C. A. has been providing the men of Teachers College with an opportunity to hear discussions upon various matters of timely interest.
Much interest has been shown by the students in elementary education in the matter of experimental teaching as a factor in effective supervision. Many interesting experiments in teaching have been conducted by the students of this department during the past two years.
Undaunted by the fear of ptomaine, and with the memory of the nine annual performance scores of other days urging them on, some four hundred men of the Summer School threaded the mazes of I25th Street, and climbed the stairs of the West End Restaurant, on the evening of August 3rd, as a preliminary warming-up process for Dinner Number Ten.
Teachers College students are getting ready to do their bit. For two weeks beginning May 14, more than two thousand students in the School of Education and the School of Practical Arts devoted their time to a series of special short courses dealing with the various problems of an educational, social, and practical nature which the war has thrust upon us.
The Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that in connection with its school of nursing "a scholarship of six hundred dollars will be awarded annually by the trustees of the Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland to the student who has demonstrated her ability, and who desires to pursue advanced work in the department of nursing and health at Teachers College, Columbia University."
The aims of English teaching in the junior high school are admirably stated in the new Committee of Thirty Report on Reorganization of Secondary English (U. S. Bureau of Education, Bulletin No. 2, 1917).
Miss Florence L. Weeks, for the past six years instructor in and chairman of the department of mathematics in the Horace Mann High School for Girls, died on January 15 after an illness of several months.
As a part of the general movement to establish closer and more cordial relations between the United States and our various neighbors in the Western hemisphere an elaborate exhibit of school work from South America has for some time been installed at Teachers College, Columbia University.
As an indication of their willingness to 'Help Hoover' in the general movement to conserve food, and as a protest against the prevailing high prices among New York hotel keepers, the women of Teachers College reduced their usual Summer Session dinner to the more modest dimensions of a 'supper' in the Thompson Gymnasium.
The Bible Class under the leadership of Chaplain Knox offers to the men of the College an unusual opportunity to come into close personal touch with current religious questions, and to discuss informally and under sympathetic and competent guidance some of the most vital social problems of the day.
At the spring election of the Y.M.C.A. the following men were selected to serve from April 1, 1917 for a period of one year: President, J. L. Dunkle; vice-president, F. C. Teuton; secretary-treasurer, H. T. Ruhl.
Through the agency of the Friday Forum, the Y. M. C. A. has been providing the men of Teachers College with an opportunity to hear discussions upon various matters of timely interest. Thus on August 1, Dean Russell spoke on "An Educator's Service in War Time."
Departmental notes 1917
On April 21, the Women's Discussion Club united at dinner with the Rural Education Club and the Vocational Club.
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Teachers College held on Thursday, February 15, Mrs. Joseph R. Swan, of Roslyn, Long Island, was elected a member of the Board.
The rural education group for the 1917 Summer Session celebrated their fellowship with one another by a trip to Coney Island on the fifth of August, this being the least rural of all possible adventures they could take.
Departmental notes 1917
On April 21, the Women's Discussion Club united at dinner with the Rural Education Club and the Vocational Club.
Among those classes more recently organized in response to present-day needs are two regular courses in scouting and recreational leadership.
That modest but indispensable organ of publicity for Teachers College, the Weekly Bulletin, has just completed its third semester in a flourishing condition, with twenty-five dollars to the good. For this surplus the business manager is in large part responsible.
The very newest, as well as one of the largest and most aggressive of the College clubs, is the recently organized Women's Club of Teachers College. A need has been felt for some sort of 'home' to which all the women of the College might come for fellowship and to exchange experiences.
On January 18, the Secondary Club had the privilege of listening to an address by Dr. Abraham Flexner, of the General Education Board.
Departmental notes 1917
On April 21, the Women's Discussion Club united at dinner with the Rural Education Club and the Vocational Club.
Departmental notes 1917
In response to requests extending over a number of years, the department of nursing and health is planning this summer a special group of courses which it is hoped may be a helpful beginning in the training of teachers of invalid occupations.
For the year 1917-1918 the following persons have been elected to serve as members of the Students Executive Council: President, Mr. Charles W. Hunt; vice-president, Miss Margaret Ritchie; secretary-treasurer, Miss K. B. Graves; faculty members, Professor Romiett Stevens, Miss Lucetta Daniell, and Miss Agnes Wilson; School of Education, Miss Ida Lewis, Mr. Frank C. Teuton; School of Practical Arts, Miss Alice Conway, Miss Claire Leonard, Miss Fannie Thompson, and Miss Sarah Treyz.
The professorship of education maintained in the Canton Christian College, China, is a concrete indication of the abiding interest which is taken by the students and faculty of Teachers College in the solution of world problems.
A season of grand opera will be conducted in the University Gymnasium in connection with the Summer Session of Columbia University, under the direction of the Summer Session Opera Company, Edoardo Petri, general manager, and under the supervision of the department of choral music of the University.
The prominence given to the Horace Mann Demonstration School in the courses at Teachers College during the summer session is worthy of special note.
A publication which should be of considerable value and interest to all teachers, school administrators, and others concerned with the public health, is the twenty-four page pamphlet, "Health of Teachers," written by Dr. Thomas D. Wood, professor of physical education in Teachers College, and chairman of the Commission on the Welfare of Teachers.
In response to an appeal, sent out February 12, by a committee of the faculty of Teachers College, the staff responded with contributions to the sum of one thousand dollars, to be spent in the purchase of a motor ambulance for service in France.
Among the recent appointments of former students to important posts is that of Elizabeth Burgess to the inspectorship of training schools for nurses for the State of New York.
On the evening of December 13 at the Union Theological Seminary a Religious Education Club was organized by some of the seminary students and those of Teachers College whose major interest is in religious education.
The Secondary Club of Teachers College numbers a membership of one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty persons whose chief interests are concerned with the problems of secondary education.
November 24 was a record day for the Senior Class of the School of Practical Arts, when it presented in the Thompson Gymnasium, crowded to its capacity, its annual play, which was this year "A Gift of Green Cheese."
The Administration Club was organized primarily in the interests of the increasingly large number of men and women at Teachers College who are interested in problems of educational administration involving every degree of complexity from the dictatorship of a one-room country school to the deanship of a modern university.
Practice teaching in the household arts has for some time been carried on in the seventh and eighth grades of Public School 43.
In an effort to create an American type of design independent of European ideas, Mr. M. D. C. Crawford of the American Museum of Natural History offered a competition in silk design.
Miss Shapleigh has recently given a number of demonstrations and lectures to large audiences before the Columbia University Institute of Arts and Sciences, and the Brooklyn Institute.
Membership in the Elementary Club is open to all persons who are in any way concerned with the problems of elementary education.
Professor Bonser and Miss Patrick will speak January 13 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before a conference of teachers of industrial and fine arts from Westchester County
Professor Patty Smith Hill will be absent from the College from December 1 to April 1 on sabbatical leave.
The Columbia Dames is an organization whose membership is open to the wives and mothers of the graduate and undergraduate men of Columbia University, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary.
The British Empire Club of Columbia University may very properly be included among the organizations of Teachers College since the larger part of its members and friends are students of education.
During November there was held in Teachers College a meeting of considerable importance.
Seth Low, eleventh president of Columbia University, died on September 17 at his home at Bedford Hills, Westchester County, New York, after an illness of several months.
During the first few weeks in December the department of music and speech will hold a series of recitals.
The Secondary Club recently gave a dinner in honor of Dr, Julius Sachs, professor of secondary education, who retires from active service at the close of the present semester
Dr. Trabue will address Section L of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during the holiday period on "Improvement in Power of Discriminating Compositions Resulting from the Use of the Hillegas Composition Scale."
With the recent reorganization of the department of industrial arts, the trustees of the college promised new courses in vocational education, especially adapted to prepare administrators and supervisors in this field, this new offering to replace the technical shop courses in advanced woodworking and advanced metalworking which were withdrawn.
One of the newer organizations of Teachers College is the Clearing House Discussion Club. The club dates from the fall of 1915, when it was initiated largely through the suggestions of Professor George D. Strayer.
The new appointments for this year in the department are Miss Elizabeth Mann, M. A., instructor in institution administration; and Mrs. Jessie Woodruff, A. B., assistant in household administration.
At the September meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Professor Smith gave an address upon the History of Mathematical Recreations.
Professor Kinne will be absent during the academic year 1916-17 on sabbatical leave. During her absence Miss Josephine Marshall, instructor in home economics of the University of Vermont, will assist in the conduct of practice teaching and in the methods course in household arts.
Despite the busy rush of the Summer Session, the work of the Federation of Religious Organizations went on with its usual enthusiasm.
Professor Sachs will be absent on leave during the Spring Session. He is planning an extended trip to the Pacific Coast.
Since July 1, 1916, a new set of regulations has been in effect for candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
There were 94 students in all registered in this department for the Summer Session as against 55 registered last summer.
In order to give actual experience in shop work and dressmaking to the students specializing in textiles and clothing, it had been planned last spring to send them this fall into a regular dressmaking shop in New York City for a period of seven weeks, fifteen hours a week.
The progressive rural educational leaders of this country recognize the fact that professional preparation for educational leadership in the country should be of as high quality as that of the educational leaders of the city.
Field Day is an annual event in Teachers College. As all the students in the four undergraduate classes may compete, it has come to be the most vital feature of the Athletic Association.
The luncheon meetings of the Womens Discussion Club have proved very successful. Unfortunately lack of space prevents more than the mention of the recent speakers and their interesting topics.
During the winter Miss Barrows made a 10,000-mile trip through the West, attending conferences and giving talks and demonstrations. Everywhere that she went, through Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Mississippi she was greeted with great cordiality.
Departmental notes 1916
At the meeting of the trustees of Teachers College held April 7, Mrs. Willard D. Straight was elected a trustee of the College.
Mr. Thomas Alexander, who finished his requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in October, 1915, has prepared an interesting dissertation on the German Volkschule. Mr. Alexander received his A.B. degree in 1910 from Columbia.
During February, March and April a very interesting series of evening lectures was offered to those interested in the teaching of household arts in vocational schools.
In September Dr. Jesse Feiring Williams will sever his connection with the physical education department of Teachers College and will become professor and director of hygiene and physical education at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The class work of the practicum in educational administration has this semester been based very largely upon a survey of the school systems of Nassau County, Long Island.
Miss Susan E. Blow, one of the pioneers in kindergarten education in America, died on the 26th of March in New York City at the Berkeley Hotel, where she had lived for several winters.
A new organization in Teachers College is that recently organized among the students preparing to be deans of women.
The Elementary Club has been fortunate in its speakers. At its first general meeting the address was made by Dr. George W. Kirchwey, formerly dean of Columbia Law School and president of the Prison Reform League of America, and now warden of Sing Sing Prison.
The word festival means but one thing. It means the Teachers College Festival held here in connection with the annual alumni conference. And to all the participants and onlookers that word will always be associated with that one event.
On the evening of January 19, the Secondary Club formed a very interested audience for Professor John Erskine of Columbia who spoke before them on the Ideals of the School Master.
The second annual banquet of the Administration Club was held on February 8 at a downtown hotel.
At the meeting of the board of trustees of Teachers College held February 17, 1916, a total budget of $980,715.00 was appropriated for 1916-17 for the College and its schools.
For months, even years, the bulletin boards in the main hall of Teachers College have proved unequal to the strain which has been put upon them to set forth adequately the increasing activities of college life.
What is the place of the daily chapel service in College? This is one of the questions in the life of the institution in which the new Federation of Religious Organizations has taken a special interest. Do the students want chapel at all?
The luncheon meetings of the Womens Discussion Club have afforded much food for mind as well as body.
The Y. M. C. A. to-day in college does not limit its efforts exclusively to moral and religious teaching but rather seeks in addition to develop an intellectual interest in the main aspects of the general problem of social adjustment.
A Shakespeare exhibit has been arranged to be given at the College the week of the Alumni Reunion. Many of its features will be of exceptional educational interest.
In the fall of 1912 the doors of Teachers College were thrown open to a class of students which had previously been excluded from its curricula.
In October the Secondary Club reorganized with plenty of enthusiasm and with the expectation of making this a notable year in its history. So far it seems justified in its expectation.
An educational experiment that promises to have far reaching results is to be undertaken February 1st by the Board of Education of the City of New York in cooperation with Teachers College.
In order to meet the large demand to-day for supervisors and directors of vocational and industrial education, the trustees of Teachers College have just announced a reorganization of the department of industrial arts, in order that the College may have adequate facilities for preparing this new type of leader.
Many of the tests upon which psychologists depend for their knowledge of an individuals mental characteristics are of such a nature that it is almost impossible to make extended use of them in the schoolroom.
The federation of the undergraduates of Teachers College is now practically accomplished.
The students in household and institution administration were given an excellent talk recently by Miss Sara Louise Arnold, dean of Simmons College, Boston.
On November 10, 1915, Dr. John Angus MacVannel, professor of the philosophy of education in Teachers College, died in his forty-fifth year at his home in St. Marys, Ontario.
Among the four hundred women taking advanced courses in the School of Education, leading to the degree of Master of Arts, are twenty-six who are preparing to be deans of women in colleges or normal schools.
By the new agreement made last June between Columbia University and Teachers College, it was provided that a department of educational research should be established in the Faculty of Philosophy to have charge of those candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy specializing in education who choose to emphasize pure scholarship instead of stressing the professional phases of teaching or educational administration.
At the meeting of the Board of Trustees February 18, 1915, Professor Paul Monroe was appointed Director of the School of Education, and Professor M. A. Bigelow, Director of the School of Practical Arts.
It may be of interest to those who are not in Teachers College at the present time but who are still alive to its educational influences to learn briefly about the meetings of the Administration Club. The club came into being on November 20, 1914.
The study of the problems of sex-education which was introduced in Teachers College in the summer session of 1913 has now become a part of the regular work, being included this year in a half-course and a unit course of ten lectures for graduate students and in a series of fifteen biological lectures supplementary to the course in human biology for undergraduates.
College news and departmental notes.
College news and departmental notes.
A new agreement defining the relations between Columbia University and Teachers College was made early in June between the Trustees of the two corporations.
College news and departmental notes.
The Administration Club has had a very successful yearthe first of its existence. An enlivening banquet was held in January, at which Clifford Woody made an excellent toastmaster in his happy introductions, and intelligence and wit freely flowed in the replies. The Dean and Mrs. Russell were present, and Dr. Strayer was the honored speaker of the evening. This club has an interesting personnel, being composed of men, and a few women, engaged in the study of large supervisory and administrative school problems, its most helpful feature being the open meetings and free spirited discussions.
College news and departmental notes.
College news and departmental notes.
Three very interesting special evening courses have been given during the past year by this department for the benefit of nurses who are engaged in regular hospital work and are therefore unable to enter the regular classes in the department. These courses were open to nurses occupied in some form of public health work, such as visiting nursing, school nursing, tuberculosis work and social service.
Departmental notes on New Students Executive Council.
Departmental notes on Religious Organizations Federate.
This year, for the first time, courses for voice are given, Mrs. Caroline Mehan conducting these lessons. It was found that to do the work well each student needed to be taken alone and her peculiar difficulties observed. Hence the first semester's work has been done individually. The plan is now to put the students in small classes. Especial attention is given to the speaking voice, the singing tone making an excellent stepping-stone to a well placed and musical speaking tone, connection between the two requiring careful practice.
The new building which the recent gift of $250,000 to Teachers College makes possible, will provide facilities for several very important phases of educational work, and the institution will have one of the finest of the buildings devoted to the interests of health. It is remarkable, but quite in keeping with the history of the College, that the need which Dean Russell emphasized in his last report for an adequate equipment for the training of school hygienists and teachers of physical education, should be filled so quickly through the munificence of an anonymous donor.
The College Entrance Requirement in Geography. A comparison of the Secondary Course of Study in Geography in the Horace Mann School, as outlined in the RECORD, Vol. II, March, 1901, pp. 74-104, with the recently published outline of Requirements in Geography of the College Entrance Examination Board, in Document No. 8, January 10, 1902, pp. 35-40, will show an essential similarity of plan.
The outline of the Course in Botany, given in the Horace Mann School, as published in the TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD, Vol. II, No. 1, agrees very closely to the standard entrance option in botany adopted by the College Entrance Examination Board as far as the topics and amount of work is concerned. The Horace Mann outline, however, embodies in addition the doctrine that there should be given first a synthetic course on the structure and physiology of plants, followed by a study of types.