When the Hatch Act of 1887 was passed, appropriating $15,000 annually for agricultural activities in the colleges, an amendment, influenced by the organization of farmers known as the Grange, stated that the money need not be applied to the existing land grant colleges, but could be used for agricultural experiment stations not connected with the colleges.Agricultural lands
In 1887 President Cleveland appointed him to the International Commission of Canadian Fisheries to establish American rights in the waters of British North America.Angell, James Burrill
The Bear, as the mascot of Brown University, had its beginning when Theodore Francis Green 1887, a member of the building committee for Rockefeller Hall, placed the head of a real Brown bear above the arch that was the central feature of the trophy room in time for the opening of the new student union in January 1904.Bear
When Bumpus went abroad in 1893, George W. Field 1887, who had recently received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins, was appointed to take his place with the title of Associate Professor of Cellular Biology.Biology
In 1887-88 the annual catalogue announced a plan for the selection of the speakers, in which a number of students, up to three-fifths of the class, were appointed by rank to submit orations.Commencement
An earlier flag which was designed by Theodore Francis Green 1887 to be carried at the inauguration of President Barbour in 1929 was made of brown silk with a white shield in the center on which a brown bear rampant displays a flashing red tongue.Flag
The next year John Larkin Lincoln was promoted to professor, and, although presidencies of colleges were offered him, kept that position for the rest his days with the exception of three trips to Europe, one for his health in 1857, the next in the summer of 1878, and the last a year’s absence in 1887-88.Lincoln, John Larkin
Lyman Hall was formerly Lyman Gymnasium, named for Daniel W. Lyman 1865, who bequeathed the University $50,000 in 1887 for a building which was to be named for him.Lyman Hall
In 1887-88 Arnold Green added to the physical apparatus his gift of a barometer, solar radiometer, and hygrometer which had been used by Professor Alexis Caswell1822 in his meteorological observations.Physics
He taught by dictation, although toward the end of his career he introduced recently published text books, that of John Dewey in 1887-88 and of David Jayne Hill in 1888-89.Psychology
Louis F. Snow graduated from Brown in 1887 with a degree of bachelor of philosophy, after which he earned a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree from Harvard in 1889 and 1890.Snow, Louis F.
Fred Hovey 1890, a future national champion who won the U.S. Doubles in 1893 and 1894 and the U.S. Singles in 1895, won the college championship in 1887 and successfully defended it against William R. Weeden 1891, the winner of the 1888 tournament.Tennis
The New England Intercollegiate Association was organized in 1887, and held its first meet on May 27 of that year.Track
In 1887 George G. Wilson was, with Austen K. DeBlois, the first to receive an earned master of arts degree from Brown, and the next year the same two were awarded Brown’s first Ph.D. degrees.Wilson, George G.