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Complaints are made against those who write in library books and carve their names into the wood around campus.  $30,000 in endowments is received by the college from an unnamed donor.

Discussion begins on introducing running water in the buildings on campus.  A stag dance is held under West College.  The Jolly Grubbers club is formed, which focuses on Epicureanism and confections.

The Scientific Society is to hold its annual election of officers.  Students return back from Dickinson late after winter break.

The Dickinson Alumni Association of Philadelphia holds a reunion.  The Union Philosophical Society decides not to hold an anniversary.  The Belles Lettres Society holds a debate on whether women should "be allowed to practice the learned...

The need for fire escapes is discussed.  The Belles Lettres Society holds their anniversary.  The Alumni Association holds a reunion.

The cane rush does not occur this year due to indifference from the lower class.  Interest is sparked for baseball again on campus. 

Students are criticized for cutting recitations and chapel.  Tensions rise when a student is dismissed from the college, prompting an investigation and almost pushing the class year of which the student was a part to withdraw from the college. ...

Chi Phi Fraternity forms a lawn tennis club.  A pickup game of baseball is played between Dickinsonians and residents of Carlisle, with the college students winning 25 to 1.  The faculty holds a stag dance at the house of Professor Little.  The...

Dr. Lippincott leaves Dickinson to become Chancellor of Kansas State University, and two new professors, Professor Durell and Dr. Rittenhouse, join the college's staff.  The sophomore baseball team beats the junior team.  An inter-society debate...

The inter-society debate is held.  The freshman football team is left with no opponents in the school or out.  The Union Philosophical Society is to hold their annual anniversary. 

The senior class begins planning for Class Day.  A college orchestra is organized. 

The good health of Dickinsonians is praised, while the religious habits of students are criticized.  Some students are criticized for their drinking habits.  Rumors arise over a possible strike of students for a reduction in boarding house rates...

Students are criticized for studying on the Sabbath.  Relations between students and professors are notably peaceful.  Rumors spread that South College is to be dedicated entirely to the Preparatory school.  The only known existing portrait of...

Students are critical of the revival meetings occurring amongst the townsfolk of Carlisle.  The Belles Lettres Society holds its 98th anniversary.  Four freshman form the Beta Sigma Chi Society for the purpose of studying literary culture.  The...

The annual school catalogue is released, with numerous printer mistakes.  The Union Philosophical Society alters its constitution.  The Phi Psi's hold their annual reception.  Construction continues for the gymnasium.  The Belles Lettres Society...

The Athletic Association selects members for the baseball team.  The Union Philosophical Society Sophomore Contest is held.  The Union Philosophical Society purchases new books for their collection.  The Belles Lettres Society begins a revision...

The class of '86 plans to erect a fountain near Old West and the new scientific building.  The Belles Lettres Sophomore Contest is held. 

Commencement Weekd is held.  The speeches given at Commencement are all listed.  The Board of Trustees motions to request Faculty imput on the admittance of ladies to the college.  A new building, the Bosler Memorial Library Hall, is planned. ...

Professors Super and Morgan are added to the staff at Dickinson.  A field is donated to the college for student athletics.  Class spirit sags as Freshman avoid traditional hazing and fraternities pit members of the same class against each other...

Neither the Scientific Building nor the new gymnasium are yet ready to use, much to the dismay of the students.  The college orchestra is reorganized.  The Sophomores beat the Freshmen in baseball 19 to 7 and then refuse to play against the...

Progress on the Scientific Building, now known by the name of Tome, is delayed.  The new gymnasium is scheduled to be opened by the beginning of the next semester. 

A large number of fires during the winter prompts students to request the installation of fire escapes in the buildings.  The gymnasium is now opened.  President Grover Cleveland writes to the editors of the Dickinsonian. 

The bowling alleys are the most popular part of the new gymnasium.  Interest forms over the Inter-Collegiate Mock Trial, and in preparation the Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Societies decide not to hold anniversaries.  The sophomores...

Students request an Inter-Class Debate and the formation of a baseball team.  The Tome Scientific Building is dedicated.  The Belles Lettres Society holds their anniversary. 

The college catalogue is released.  Planning begins for the Junior Contest and Belles Lettres Sophomore Contest.  A reunion is called for the class of 1882. 

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