Curt J. Ducasse received his bachelor and master of arts degrees from the University of Washington in 1908 and 1909, taught there for one year, then went to Harvard as a University Scholar in 1910 and received his Ph.D. degree in 1912.Ducasse, Curt J.
In 1893 Clarke’s title was changed to professor of mechanical engineering, an appointment he held until 1908.Engineering
In 1908 John Hartigan ’10 threw Brown’s first touchdown pass to Frank "Spike" Dennie ’09.Football
The coaches and their records (assuming that the early coaches were there for the whole season, which may or may not have been so) were: Mr. Howland (4-5-1) in 1892; William Odlin (6-3-0) in 1893; Mr. Norton (10-5-0) in 1894; Wallace Moyle (18-15-2) from 1895 to 1897; Edward North Robinson (140-82-12) in his three times as coach from 1898 to 1901, from 1904 to 1907, and from 1910 to 1925; John A. Gammons (17-10-2) in 1902, 1908, and 1909; David Fultz (5-4-1) in 1903; DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry (76-58-5) from 1926 to 1940; J. Neil "Skip" Stahley (14-11-0) from 1941 to 1943; Charles A.Football
At another meeting in 1908 the Club suggested a delayed rushing season to allow both the freshmen and the fraternities more time to make their choices.Fraternities
In 1908 "Bear Facts," noted, "The Kasa is the non-secret fraternal organization; admission is by invitation or application."Fraternities
Lambda Chi Alpha (Iota Zeta chapter) was established in 1912, drawing its membership from a local fraternity which had been formed in 1908.Fraternities
In 1908 the style was improved so that the new cap would "fit closely about the head without the bulge in front, but will be larger than the small skull cap used last year, thus ensuring more adequate protection for the head during inclement weather.Freshman caps
From 1904 to 1908 Charles A. Kraus was a research assistant in physical chemistry at M.I.T., where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1908, after which he was a research associate until 1912, and associate professor of physical chemical research from 1912 to 1914.Kraus, Charles A.
In 1908 the women’s pages disappeared, and in 1909 the Women’s College started its own annual, "Brun Mael," which was published until 1970, after which the "Liber Brunensis" became the yearbook of the coeducational institution brought about by the merger of Brown and Pembroke.Liber Brunensis
From 1893 to 1908 Manning offered courses in higher mathematics never previously available at Brown, courses with names like "Theory of functions: algebraic functions, Riemann surfaces, and Abelian functions," "Substitutions and transformation groups," and "Quaternions, non-Euclidean geometry, and hyperspace."Manning, Henry P.
After 1908 there were others in the department able to teach higher mathematics.Manning, Henry P.
In 1897 an attempt by the heirs to recover the land on the grounds of non-compliance was not allowed by the court, and in 1908 Mrs. Metcalf’s daughter, Almira Pierce, unwillingly paid Brown $8,000 which she had held in trust "for the improvement of the ... Botanical Garden," and took this opportunity to protest the University’s inaction.Metcalf Botanical Garden
William C. Prout ’09, ran the 400 metres in London in 1908.Olympic Games
The house was used as the "Brown University Cooperative Refectory" until it was torn down in 1908 for the building of the John HayLibrary, at which time a new refectory was opened in a house at the corner of Waterman and Thayer Street, where Mrs. Hewitt kept a boarding house and board was four dollars a week.President’s House
First came the classes of 1870 through 1899 in caps and gowns of white and brown, then the classes of 1900 through 1905 in the Puritan garb of the first settlers of Providence, followed by the classes of 1906 through 1908 as Quakers in gray.Sesquicentennial celebration
Louis F. Snow then had a number of educational appointments: Chairman of the English Department at the Normal School, Cortland, New York, 1908-09; Dean of Teacher’s College and professor of education, State University of Kentucky, 1909-1911; professor of philosophy and education, Wells College, 1911-12; librarian, University of Pittsburgh, 1912-1914; chief of the English Department and librarian, University of the Philippines, 1914-1918.Snow, Louis F.
When Alfred G. Chaffee ’02 and Ralph W. McPhee ’07 compiled another songbook with the same title in 1908, they included not only the songs about Brown, but also the old familiar tunes that Brown men sang.Songs
"Bylo," a song borrowed and arranged by Alfred G. Chafee ’02, appeared in the 1908 songbook, with this verse, "I bought a rooster for fifty cents, B-R-O-double-U-N, The son-of-a-gun jumped over the fence," followed by the chorus, "Bylo, my Baby, B-R-O-double U-N ..." and later, with other verses, became a popular party song.Songs
The other sororities established were Alpha Epsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, which began as a local society called Tri Kappa, in 1897, Theta Lambda Tau in 1901, Beta Delta Phi for Catholic women in 1903, Gamma Delta in 1903, Zeta Zeta Zeta in 1905, and Kappa chapter of Sigma Kappa in 1908.Sororities