In 1916 the entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree were eased by making physics or chemistry optional as a prerequisite, and allowing the substitution of an ancient language for a modern language.Admission
After graduation from the University of Richmond in 1916 and graduate work at Cornell, Karl Brooke Anderson worked with the French Army Ambulance Service for two years, and was awarded the Silver Star.Anderson, Karl Brooke
Florence H. Danielson, assistant in biology from 1909 to 1916, was followed by Helen B. Whiting from 1916 to 1919, and Helen F. Ordway from 1919 to 1921.Biology
After three years with the law firm of Tillinghast and Collins in Providence, Zechariah Ã07 Chafee began his teaching career at Harvard in 1916 as assistant professor of law, and became full professor in 1919, Langdell Professor of Law in 1938, and University Professor in 1950.Chafee, Zechariah Ã07
He became an instructor in mathematics at Brown in 1899, and was promoted to assistant professor in 1916 and associate professor in 1928.Clinton Harvey Currier
When Henry V. A. Joslin 1867 was chief marshal for 27 years in 1916, his aides presented him with a loving cup in honor of his long and efficient services.Commencement
James Q. Dealey also served as lecturer at the Naval War College from 1916 to 1928, and during the first World War was the liaison officer between the University and the War Department.Dealey, James Q.
He resigned as headmaster of the school in 1916, became a Catholic priest, changed his name to J. Hugh Diman, and established the Portsmouth Priory School.Diman, Jeremiah Lewis
In the twentieth century students were beginning to ask for business courses, and in 1916 the University responded, first, by the presentation of a series of lectures sponsored by Edgar L. Marston on South American business and trade, and, second, by entering into cooperation with the National Bank as one of a group of selected universities invited to recommend each year three seniors and three juniors or sophomores to be trained by the bank for future service in its foreign branches.Economics
At the October 1916 meeting of the Corporation a School of Education was established to promote graduate study by teachers and cooperation between Brown and the Rhode Island State Normal School and other institutions and to provide undergraduate work leading to a Bachelor of Education degree after two years of college work.Education
In 1916 the separate Departments of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering were combined into one Division of Engineering with a common core of basic engineering courses.Engineering
On January 1, 1916, Brown was defeated by Washington State College, 14-0, in a heavy rainstorm which hampered Pollard’s performance.Football
The 1916 team, one of Brown’s best and the first to beat Harvard, won its first eight games, then lost to Colgate in the final game.Football
A recognized scholar in his field, Henry T. Fowler was the author of a number of books, among them "The Prophets as Statesmen and Preachers," published in 1904 and translated into Portuguese in 1924, "The Origin and Growth of the Hebrew Religion" in 1916, translated into Chinese in 1925, and "The History and Literature of the New Testament" in 1925.Fowler, Henry T.
The members began negotiations to purchase the house at 56 Waterman Street in 1916, and were finally able to occupy it after the end of the World War.Fraternities
After graduation in 1911, Ray E. Gilman was assistant in mathematics at Kansas State College for a year and then instructor and fellow in mathematics at Princeton, where he received a Ph.D. degree in 1916.Gilman, Ray E.
In 1916 Hincks coached the team through a longer season of three losses and four wins, team captain Ernest Mattison ’16 amassed fifteen first places during the season, and Brown was second in the intercollegiate meet at Philadelphia.Gymnastics
Herbert Hoover was in Belgium in 1916 and was unable to be present when his degree was awarded.Honorary degrees
The others were John Adams in 1787, Thomas Jefferson in 1797, Woodrow Wilson in 1903, Herbert Hoover in 1916, and Lyndon Johnson in 1960, all of whom received their degrees before election, and William Howard Taft who received his in 1914 after leaving office.Honorary degrees
Hunter became an instructor at the University of Texas in 1912, adjunct professor at the University of Kansas in 1916, and the first G. Stanley Hall Professor of Genetic Psychology at Clark University in 1925.Hunter, Walter S.
In 1916 fifteen students formed a chapter of Phi Epsilon Pi, which was allowed to exist without being recognized as a fraternity and was disbanded in 1919.Jews
When the separate Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and the course in electrical engineering were merged in a single division of engineering in 1916, Kenerson was named chairman, which he remained for twenty-five years.Kenerson, William H.
The transit observations were discontinued in November 1916 and began again after the war in 1919.Ladd Observatory
On the continuing problem of cataloguing the books, even with the use of Library of Congress cards, President Faunce commented in his annual report in 1916, "What if, after twenty years of minute and exhausting labor, a new and different system should seem advisable?Library
Carl W. Miller graduated from Harvard in 1915, received a Sheldon Prize Fellowship with which he studied in Zurich and Paris in 1915-16, then returned to Harvard as an assistant in the Physics Department from 1916 to 1918, when he became an inspection supervisor of army ordnance.Miller, Carl W.
The reservation and the main lodge, also the gift of the Class of 1906 were dedicated to the memory of its first class president, Florence John Harrington Price ’06, who was killed in action at Vimy Ridge, May 30, 1916.Outing Reservation
On May 25, 1916 members of the Rhode Island Cavalry and Battery A teams played a game which was the opening event of Junior Week.Polo
New songs included in the new book were the "Class Song" of the Classes of 1916, 1917, and 1918, and a timely "Voting Song," with words by May Sperry ’18 and music by Rose Presel ’18.Songs
The student handbook in 1916 included notes on "College Courtesy" for the guidance of freshmen, who were reminded that "the same things are expected of a gentleman at Brown that are expected anywhere else; the fact that you have come to live in a society made up almost entirely of men does not alter the circumstances."Student conduct
Joaquim Wach enlisted in the German army in 1916, saw action as a cavalry officer, and became aide-de-camp to a district commissioner in "White Russia."Wach, Joaquim
In 1916-17 the Brown Christian Association raised $4,300 to send two ambulances to France, and a number of Brown men volunteered to serve at their own expense with the American Ambulance Service.World War I