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Tensions rise between Dickinson fraternity members and the Carlisle Police Department, with the Sentinel defending Dickinson's students.  Criticism is levied on students for their behavior during chapel when a visitor is present.  The co...

The Dickinsonian suggests the creation of a school bookstore on the part of some enterprising student.  Outrage is displayed after an unidentified student pours cold water over two co-eds in zero-degree weather.  Flaws in the...

A lengthy, in-depth article about the social dynamic at the school is published.  The Union Philosophical Society plans its 99th anniversary.  A day of prayer is held in Bosler Hall.  The Belles Lettres Society plans its annual banquet to be held...

Some students insist on a change of the colloge colors for various reasons.  The Central Inter-Collegiate Press Association is formed, with representation from the Dickinsonian present at a recent meeting.  The library is praised for its...

The Glee Club goes on tour over Easter vacation up and down the eastern seaboard.  The Union Philosophical Society holds its annual banquet.  Electricity is to be installed at the college.  Plans for baseball games against Lehigh, Johns Hopkins,...

Issues with misbehaved Carlisle children wandering Dickinson's campus becomes an issue of contention between students and the greater Carlisle community.  Seniors go on the traditional Class Ride.  Lehigh beats Dickinson in baseball 17-14, and...

Students are criticized for “jumping the fence” to get into baseball games at the fairground without payment.  The Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Societies’ Sophomore Contests are held.  The disciplinarian from the...

A harmonious and progressive year ends for the college with the 105th Commencement Ceremony.  The Junior Class Oratorical Contest is held.  Theta Nu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Psi, and Chi Phi hold their annual banquests.  Dr. Himes...

The Dickinsonian staff is given use of their own room.  Football becomes popular on campus, and hopes for great success this year abound.  Tennis also becomes a key sport.  The various fraternities on campus welcome new members.

Dickinson is represented at a YMCA Convention in Allentown.  The Glee Club begins planning for concerts.  A bonfire on campus on Halloween night causes a well-publicized scuffle between the Carlisle Chief of Police and a combined detachment of...

The Inter-Society Oratorical Contest is held.  Debate and controversy of the acceptance of women to the College, and their roles in student organizations, is reflected in an article concerning the Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Societies...

Dr. George E. Reed is selected as Dickinson College’s new President at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, January 3rd, 1889.  The sophomores and freshman hold a vocal contest.  The Dickinson College Boarding Club is established.  The...

Seniors enjoy a psychology lecture series put on by Dr. Rittenhouse.  Bishop Cyrus D. Foss speaks at the well-attended Day of Prayer for Colleges.  Professors Whiting and Harman host supper parties for the seniors.  A profile of President-elect...

President-elect Reed is received at Dickinson by a congregation of students, a band, and much fanfare.  Religious fervor among the students is at a high after Bishop Foss’ lecture in the previous month....

The Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Society elect officers for the coming year.  The Union Philosophical Society holds its centennial anniversary.  A call is made for the creation of an athletic field for the students.  Some Dickinson...

President Reed is inaugurated into the college.  President Reed begins offering elocution lessons to each class.  The Glee Club is commended for the music they furnished at President Reed’s induction.  An athletic field is supplied by President...

The College Chapel, West College, and the outside walkways of the campus are all renovated and improved.  The Seniors partake in the traditional Senior Class-Ride through the mountains.  The Union Philosophical Society holds their annual...

Commencement is held.  Bishop Foss holds a sermon for the YMCA.  The Junior Oratorical Contest is held is Bosler Hall.  Class Day is celebrated by the Class of 1889.  The Belles Lettres and Union Philosophical Societies elect officers and...

The Athletic Association constructs a new constitution that allows it to hold property and protects its rights and privileges. Over the summer there were several improvements made to the college buildings and grounds. Students are urged to...

Students are encouraged to participate regularly in class meetings and events. The two literary societies on campus competed for new members from the Freshmen class. A University of Pennsylvania student supports coeducational institutions. The...

The prep school boys continue to use up all the hot water in the gym, leaving none for the college athletes. The Glee Club continues to practice for its performances this year. Lyman Abbott writes a column about the issue of...

Steam heating installed on campus. Belles Lettres Society renovates and refurnishes its room. W. C. Allison pays college's YMCA debt of $300.

Day of Prayer for colleges is observed with a preacher and prayer meetings. Faculty decides to create an annual Mid-winter Athletic Exhibition. Class of 1892 elects officers.

College plans to reopen a Law School. Glee Club gives concert. Walkley senior oratorical prize created. First annual Mid-Winter Atholetic Contest is held.

Belles Lettres Society elects officers. Athletic Association creates a committee to increase membership. Field Day is reinstated. Dickinson sends representatives to the District YMCA Convention. Emory Hall is prepared to house a new Law...

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