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Membership in the “Idler” is unlimited, and any student may join. This is true also of the “Emmanuel Club,” which has for its object the discussion of social and philanthropic problems. It is worth while to say that election to the presidency of either of these clubs is an honor of which any girl may be proud. The only other club which is open to all comers is the Tennis Club, and increased interest in this is likely to be felt this year as another excellent court has just been secured.

In all the other college clubs the membership is limited and election depends upon the applicant's proficiency in the special department which the club represents. The nature of these clubs is perhaps sufficiently indicated by the names,--as the English, French, German, Classical, Philosophical, Historical, Music, Glee and Banjo. All of these exist primarily for work, but a goodly social element is not lacking, and each club keeps open house at least once a year, when it has for its honored guest some man or woman well known in the world of scholars who speaks to the club on some interesting topic.

Beside all of these clubs, the social element is represented by the Graduate Club, one of the most hospitable of Radcliffe organizations, and also by the “teas” which Mrs. Agassiz gives to the students on Wednesday afternoons during the year. In addition the four classes and the special students have their separate organizations, in which pleasure and business seem to have about equal importance.

One of the most delightful features of life at Radcliffe is the opportunity afforded the students for meeting or hearing so many prominent men and women, and that this privilege is theirs is largely due to the courtesy of Harvard. Certainly it is

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