Columbia Spectator, published July 1, 1877. The Spectator and the University Archives celebrated the completion of the digitization of the Spec's archives in November. View the full archives at spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu.

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From the "About College" column in the first issue of the Columbia Spectator, published July 1, 1877. The Spectator and the University Archives celebrated the completion of the digitization of the Spec's archives in November. View the full archives at spectatorarchive.library.columbia.edu.


Eighty-seven new Freshmen to date, and twenty-five more expected in October.

Very few “flunks” and few “conditions” are the result of the examination.

The Seniors are confronted with a very ugly dilemma. They can choose between Greek and Calculus; and, as the latter study is the terror of all “cribbers,” they generally choose Greek, but this year Professor Drisler has announced his intention of taking up an author without a “pony” [cheat sheet], thus obliging the class to do something which most of them have not done since they entered College, viz: to “study” Greek. The class have our hearty sympathy.

All hopes for new buildings must be postponed for another year. The committee of the trustees having the matter in hand recently reported “progress,” which means that the present happy state of affairs will continue indefinitely.

The Alumni had a very pleasant dinner at Delmonico’s on Friday, June 8th. The Glee club was present by invitation, and sang several popular College airs. Applications for admission to the Glee club are multiplying.

Don’t come to College October 1st, without having two dollars ready to pay for your subscription to the SPECTATOR. You are not worthy of the name of a Columbia man, if you fail to subscribe for the paper.

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