Brief note in the Local section of the Dickinsonian: "Dr. Reed, Prof. Durell, and Mrs. Biddle, wife of Judge Biddle, acted as judges in the Inter-Society Debate at the Indian School. Question was, Resolved, 'That women have done more for the advancement of humanity than men.' The affirmative won."
Brief note in Dickinsonian under Exchanges: "An article in January's Wellesley Magazine on 'The Decadence of the Republican Party,' shows what a potent factor the college woman is destined to become in our political world. The writer blends fact and fiction with the adaptability of a genius."
Brief note in Dickinsonian appears at the bottom of the page, below the YMCA Notes: "Women have been tolerated for several years past in German Universities solely through the good-will of professors. Now the bars are to be formally taken down and women are to be given all the privileges of men."
In the "Local" section of the Dickinsonian, this somewhat lengthy note indicates that Prof. Fletcher Durell, chair of mathematics and astronomy, has left to take a position at Woman's College of Baltimore. "The prospective position is a much more remunerative one from a financial point of view, while he will also have the library advantages dear to every scholar," notes the anonymous author.
In her oration "The Badge of the American Red Cross," Anne E. Miles analyzed the founding and purpose of the Red Cross in America. She primarily discussed Clara Barton's role in the founding and the way in which the Red Cross transformed American philanthropy from personal donations to a more collective and organized model of giving.
In his senior Oraton "The Influence of Women in History" Charles Stewart Davison discussed women's role in history. Though often not included in history books, he argued that women greatly influenced events in history. He cites such women as Eve, Catherine de Medici, and Joan of Arc. He concluded his oration and wrote that "Such is a hasty glance at the influence of woman in the past.Â If she advances to the position she should rightly hold, the future will see her occupying a station of still higher honor and influence."
In her senior oration "The Achievements of Our Age," Mary Ann Humrich discusses the many technological advances of the nineteenth century. In particular she argues that the electric light bulb, matches, electric automobiles, and the introduction of table manners revolutionized the era. She concludes her oration and wrote that "'The past is sublime but the present is sublimer.'"