In 1918 the Emergency Fleet Corporation requested the assistance of engineering students on a sea trial of the S. S. Coyote, a wooden ship being outfitted at Field’s Point.Engineering
Walter G. Everett became internationally known for his book, "Moral Values," which was published in 1918, published in England in 1920, and translated into Japanese in 1929 at the request of the Imperial University of Tokyo.Everett, Walter G.
Harrison E. Farnsworth taught at the University of Pittsburgh in 1918-19, was a teaching assistant and research fellow at the University of Wisconsin from 1919 to 1924 and associate professor at the University of Maine from 1924 until 1926, when he came to Brown as assistant professor of physics.Farnsworth, Harrison E.
Reverend Joseph Taylor 1898 was in Chengtu Sze, China, in 1918, when he received an unexpected letter a few days after Commencement informing him that he had been awarded an honorary D.D. degree.Honorary degrees
At the war-time Commencement in 1918, President Faunce read the resolution of the Board of Fellows, annulling the earlier action conferring the degree, because, "while he was Ambassador of the Imperial German Government to the United States and while the nations were still at peace, he was guilty of conduct dishonorable alike in a gentleman and a diplomat."Honorary degrees
The Class of 1918 gave up its Ivy Day exercises in order to use the funds saved for war work.Ivy Day
About 1918 several students formed a small social group which they called the B.G.S.Jews
During the academic year 1918-19 there was established a fraternity named Alpha Sigma Omicron, which met weekly and held initiations and dances, but was not recognized by, nor in fact known to the University administration.Jews
William Macdonald was a lecturer on government at the University of California in 1917-18, associate editor of "The Nation" from 1918 to 1920, and later editorial writer for "The Freeman," "Commercial and Financial Chronicle" and "The Nation."Macdonald, William
The next year there were Dutch children, a gypsy, and nymphs to perform before queen Margaret Corey ’16, the Komians presented scenes from "As You Like It," and the Class of 1918 was "conspicuous by its absence."May Day
In 1918 the sophomore masque, which had been performed by that class since 1907, became part of May Day.May Day
The University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps was recognized by the War Department in 1917, and the entire student body was inducted into the Student Army Training Corps or the Naval Training Unit in October 1918.Military education
When the Naval Training Unit was demobilized in 1918, the Department of Naval Science remained with its title changed to the Department of Nautical Science and new headquarters on the third floor of Maxcy Hall.Military education
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.
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.
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 Class of 1918 introduced the Clintonian lily, which was the class flower as its mascot.Sophomore Masque
Among the mascots of Spring Day have been: in 1914, "September Morn" draped in a barrel; in 1918, a Liberty Loan bond of the third issue; in 1920, a plaster ship labelled "Reconstruction" depicting a senior in cap and gown at the steering oar and a chained Bolshevist in the seat; in 1921, Charles Evans Hughes1881 riding a "G.O.P." elephant; in 1932, a scene in which a chart of "Brown Securities, Ltd." showed a marked decline in student activities, while a figure labelled "Student Publications" pointed a pistol at his head, one with a lyre labelled "Glee Club" jumped through a window, and the Brown bear lay dead with his feet in the air (The cause of this debacle seemed to be the sign on the President’s Office which read "Gone to China," as indeed he had); in 1933, a plaque on which an infant holding a pen rode Pegasus in combat with a soldier on a tank in front of the State House, while a Communist "boogeyman" loomed in the background – a commentary on the State’s reaction to the peace campaign which had been conducted by the "Brown Daily Herald."Spring Day
After World War I service with the Brown University unit of the United States Ambulance Corps, Stuart returned to graduate in 1919 as a member of the class of 1918.Stuart, Charles A.
Archie Hahn, who won three medals in the 1904 Olympics, coached from 1915 to 1920, and Brown came in second in the New Englands in 1917, 1918, and 1920.Track
Benjamin Ide Wheeler's fondness for Germany which had begun in his student days continued when the World War began, causing the University of California in 1918 to appoint three members of the faculty as an unofficial advisory board to act as regents.Wheeler, Benjamin Ide
John RoweWorkman (1918-1985), professor of classics, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 3, 1918.Workman, John Rowe
In addition to drills on campus, battle manoeuvres were held in Lincoln Woods in May of 1917 and 1918.World War I
During the summer of 1918 the University remained open to offer courses in chemistry, biology, and engineering and to accommodate 320 mechanics in two groups, who were sent by the government and lived in Lyman Gymnasium while they trained in the machine shops at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design.World War I
When the Man-Power Law was passed, men eighteen years old and over registered for the draft in September 1918.World War I
These young men were encouraged to enter or return to college, and as a result, the entire student body at Brown was inducted into military service as members of the Student Army Training Corps or the Naval Unit on October 1, 1918.World War I
After the Armistice on November 11, the government ordered the disbandment of the Student Army Training Corps on December 21, 1918.World War I
The seniors gave up their Ivy Day in 1918 to devote their funds to war work, and the women made bandages, studied food conservation, and knit 85 sweaters for the Red Cross.World War I