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The scholarship committee of the faculty received applications from 556 students for aid and of these 220 received rewards from the Institute and 132 received state scholarships. One-half scholarships were held by 99 students. The total scholarship awards amounted to $34,12250. The aid of state scholarships has now been discontinued.

Another study in scholarship was made and as before, the secondyear class was found to have the lowest standing. Contrary to the results of other studies the fourth-year class was found to drop in its standing and the third-year class to have stood highest.

Among the professional courses the number of students in Mechanical Engineering was larger than in any other course. Next in size came the course in Electrical Engineering and following that the course in Chemical Engineering. Among the larger courses the gain in Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering was greater than the percentage gain of the whole student body.


PROF. WILLIAM HENRY LAWRENCE, head of the department of architectural engineering, has been recently appointed as curator of the Lowell Institute, to fill the vacancy caused by the sudden death last year of Prof. William T. Sedgwick, then in charge of the Institute's Department of Biology and Public Health.

Professor Lawrence, who was born in Boston, entered the Institute after graduating from the English High School and graduated in the Class of 1891. The following year he returned to the Institute in the capacity of an instructor in the Architectural Department. With the establishment of the Architectural Engineering Department, Professor Lawrence was placed in charge, which position he still holds.


Other recent changes, appointments and promotions

PROF. EDWARD F. MILLER, head of the department of mechanical engineering and director of the engineering laboratories is the new chairman of the Faculty. Professor Miller succeeds Dr. H. P. Talbot, now acting dean of the Institute.

Professor Miller has been connected with the instructing staff for thirty years, most of that time in the practical steam engineering course. He was prominent in activities of the State Commission on Boiler Regulation. He is the author of a number of technical books and of articles in scientific papers.

During the war Professor Miller was in charge of the work of training marine engineers to handle the war-time merchant fleet that sprung up almost overnight. He established schools in many ports, and got under way the work of training which is still going on. Professor Miller was graduated from Technology in 1886. He succeeded Prof. Gaetano Lanza as head of the mechanical engineering department in 1911.

Among resignations from the Faculty is that of Prof. Dwight Porter, of the department of hydraulics and sanitary engineering, who on October 1 retired to private life after thirty-eight years of service. Professor Porter graduated from Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1880, with the degree of Ph.B. and three years later joined the teaching staff of Technology as instructor of mathematics. He joined the civil engineering department two years later. In 1886 he was made full professor of hydraulics. Professor Porter was a special agent for the United States Census Bureau in the tenth census. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of the Berzellus Society.

Prof. Paul G. Woodward, assistant professor of chemical engineering, who has been director of the Everett station of the School of Chemical Engineering Practice, has also resigned from the Faculty. The other Faculty changes announced by the Corporation are: Promotions: Associate Prof. H. K. Barrows, appointed professor of civil engineering; Associate Prof. George E. Russell, professor of civil engineering; Associate Prof. Frederic G. Keyes, director of the research laboratory of physical chemistry, professor of chemical research.

Assistant Prof. Theodore N. Taft, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Assistant Prof. C. R. Hayward, associate professor of mining engineering; Assistant Prof. H. G. Phillips, associate professor of mathematics; Assistant Prof. D. A. MacInnes, associate professor of chemistry.

I. H. Cowdry, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; F. S. Dellenbaugh, assistant professor of electrical engineering; L. W.

Parsons and C. S. Venable, assistant professors of chemical engineering. New Members-Capt. William B. Wright, assistant professor of military science; John W. Bunker, assistant professor of biology. Prof. Henry H. W. Keith, after several years of absence, has returned to the Institute as full professor of naval architecture and marine engineering.


"TIMELY and valuable," was the characterization given to the service rendered by Technology at the fire in the vicinity of the buildings on October 27, according to a letter received by Superintendent Smith from James M. Casey, Chief of the Cambridge Fire Department.

The fire occurred in Sterrit's Lumber Yard on the railroad side of the Institute buildings on the evening of October 7 and by the aid of the fire pumps installed, as Mr. Casey called it, "with splendid foresight," the Cambridge fire force, assisted by the Institute engineers, were able to get the fire under control. It is believed that it was only by the use of these pumps that the fire was localized and prevented from spreading to the Institute buildings. Two pumps, each of which is capable of supplying five streams of one hundred and twenty-five pounds pressure, are kept in readiness. One of these was used with great success. In all about $50 worth of water was used, the money to be refunded to the Institute through an adjustment of its water bill. The letter from Chief Casey follows:

"I wish to extend my sincere thanks for allowing the members of the Cambridge Fire Department to attach their hose to your fire pumps during the fire at Sterrit's Lumber Yard on the evening of October 7. The service rendered on that occasion by your engineers was both valuable and timely. There is no doubt in my mind but that they were the means of preventing the fire from spreading to the adjacent building on that side of the fire. The installation of those fire pumps was a splendid foresight of some person who must have had in mind the protection of the Technology buildings from just such a fire as occurred on October 7. If at any time the department can be of service to the Institute of Technology, kindly advise me.

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Also President of Boston Chamber of Commerce

AT the regular quarterly meeting of the Corporation of Technology held October 19, Everett Morss handed in his resignation as secretary of the executive board of the Corporation, and Francis S. Hart resigned as treasurer, and W. F. Wyeth resigned as assistant treasurer. The Corporation thereupon elected Everett Morss treasurer and H. A. Morss assistant treasurer. Mr. Hart will be a member of the Executive Board.

Mr. Morss was in July chosen president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce to succeed George R. Nutter.

The new president is also chairman of the executive committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a brother of the late Daniel D. Morss, for years secretary and treasurer of the Chamber. During the period following the death of President Richard C. Maclaurin in January, 1920, to the inauguration in June of Dr. Ernest Fox Nichols, Mr. Morss, as chairman of the Corporation, Administrative Board, was very active in the management of the Institute. During the war he served as member of the Priorities Commission, later becoming chief of the brass and copper tube section of the War Industries Board, and as such had control of the nation-wide production of this material.

Mr. Morss was born in Boston in 1865, the son of Charles Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Wells) Morss. He graduated from English High School in 1881 and from Technology four years later. Besides being head of the Simplex Wire and Cable Company, the Morss & Whyte Company and Simplex Heating Company, Mr. Morss is a trustee of the Morss Real Estate Trust, a director of the First National Bank of Boston and a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

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