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second. One tuition scholarship of $70 was awarded. Two others applied, one of whom did not meet requirements for award, and the other was recommended but could not accept, being unable to meet the other expenses of the course.
4. Graduates.—There were 7 graduates from the college, 5 from the 3-year, 2 from the 4-year course, 2 having advanced standing which enabled 1 to complete the course in 3 years and the other in 1 year.
5. Faculty.—There has been no change in the faculty in 1934-35 as compared with 1933-34. The staff included 2 full-time persons who are heads of departments, 1 of whom is vice dean of the college, 1 associate professor, 1 full-time instructor, 1 part-time instructor, and 1 lecturer. Two scientific papers were published by faculty members during the year.
The college was represented on the program of one of the joint meetings of the Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, held in Washington during the year.
6. Equipment.—The physical equipment is now quite adequateAdditions and improvements are being made, to some extent, annually.
7. Library.—The library for the college of pharmacy is included in the medical school library. As a separate pharmaceutical school library it had been practically insignificant. During the past year, however, some 50 volumes have been added to the list and it is hoped gradually to accumulate a creditable library.
SCHOOL OF LAW
1. Enrollment.—The enrollment for the school of law showed a slight increase over that of 1933-34. Figures for the last 3 years are as follows: 1932-33, 44; 1933-34, 38; 1934-35, 46. The most significant thing about the student body is the speed with which the school of law is approaching a purely graduate basis. Every member of the senior class, 1934-35, had his college degree; 31 of the 46 students had bachelor's degrees and 9 had at least 3 years of college work.
In an effort to increase the enrollment the vice dean visited and spoke at some 10 colleges during the year.
2. Graduates.—Nine graduates received the degree of bachelor of laws in June 1935, as compared with 7 in 1933-34.
3. Faculty.—There were 10 active members of the teaching staff during the year. Four of them were full-time members and 6 were serving for part-time. During the school year, 1 member of the faculty received the S. J. D. degree from Harvard University, another published in the Iowa Law Bulletin an extended scholarly examination of "Title to Lands by Adverse Possession", and the vice dean of the school continued his participation in matters of public concern affecting the status of Negroes before the law.
4. Physical plant.—The inadequacies of the physical plant of the school of law have been pointed out in previous reports. The trustees plan to move the school to the main campus of the university during the school year 1935-36.
5. Library.-—As of June 30, 1935, there were 15,823 books accessioned on the library records.
6. Vice dean on leave.—After 6 years of vigorous and constructive service in which he has led in the transformation of the school of law from a part-time evening school into a full-time day school of law admitted to membership in the American Association of Law Schools, vice dean Houston is taking a year's leave of absence. Professor Taylor will serve the year in his stead.
i SCHOOL OF RELIGION
1. General trends.—The school of religion at Howard University is passing through a period of transition. It is eliminating the 4year theological college and establishing the school on a graduate basis. For 3 years, now, we have accepted only such new students as come to us with a college degree or its equivalent. Our total enrollment during the period of transition has naturally declined in view of the fact that we cannot accept high-school graduates as in former years. June 1936 will see the end of the theological college.
2. Changes in curriculum.—Instead of the one oral examination on the mechanics of the Bible, as part requirement for the B. D. degree, two other examinations have been added. The students must pass an oral, comprehensive examination on the various fields of religion and he must defend, by oral examination, his thesis.
3. Enrollment.—The total enrollment in the two departments was 28—14 in the graduate school and 14 in the theological college, a decrease of slightly more than 24 percent over that of last year. Though the total enrollment was decreased, there was an increase of 33 percent of the regularly classified students in the graduate school.
4. Faculty.—Not being supported by the Government, the funds for the school of religion are meager. We are not able to employ a staff of full-time teachers. We must rely, for at least half of the teaching staff, upon part-time teachers, men who have regular employment in the churches or universities of the city. We had 3 full-time teachers and 6 part-time teachers for the first semester, and 7 part-time teachers for the second semester. Three members of this faculty published five scholarly articles during the year.
5. Extension work.—The school of religion sponsors an annual institute for rural and small-town ministers, in Kinston, N. C. It serves the churches of the city of Washington also by providing courses in religious education. Our students work in the churches of the city. We supply the Sunday speakers for the Maryland Normal School in Bowie, Md.
6. Needs of the school.—The school needs a more adequate building, a modern library, an increase in the amount of its scholarship fund, and a full-time staff of at least six teachers.
7. Graduates.—Six students were graduated on June 7, four receiving the B. D. degree and two the B. Th. degree.
The personnel division of the university includes the registrar, the division of student health, the dean of men, and the dean of women.
1. Registrar.—In addition to the routine duties of the registrar set forth in the last report, this office has undertaken to establish and maintain a university-wide placement bureau so that information and assistance in connection with employment may be available to graduates of every school and college of the university.
During the school year 1934—35 the registrar also utilized the services of 14 F. E. R. A. students to compile valuable statistical information concerning the graduates of Howard University.
2. The dean of women.—The work of the dean of women falls into the following divisions: Housing of students, supervising student organizations, vocational guidance, part-time placement, scholarships, establishing and maintaining social standards on the campus, academic advising and supervising students on problems. The calendar for student activities participated in by men and women is kept by the dean of women, who must approve and provide chaperons for all of these functions.
3. The dean of men.—The dean of men reports that the male students made an unusually heavy demand for dormitory accommodations during the year. As a result, Clark Hall was overcrowded, with an average of over 169 students in the building, primarily on three floors. Fifty professional and graduate students were accommodated at Miner Hall and 14 additional students were accommodated in the International House. This made a total of 233 students crowded in the meager dormitory facilities for men during the year, with only Miner Hall furnishing reasonably satisfactory conditions. The crowded condition in Clark Hall caused a great deal of anxiety throughout the year. The trustees have voted that the accommodations in this hall during the next school year shall be limited to 125 students, and they have further voted that the International House shall be torn down. Dormitory accommodations for male students will thus be reduced to a maximum of 176; and the need for the new dormitory becomes manifestly more urgent.
4. Student health.—The Howard University health service is staffed with 1 full-time physician, 2 full-time nurses, a full-time secretary, and 5 part-time student assistants.
This office examined the incoming freshman class for physical defects and gave this group conferences as to the findings. It also extended practically unlimited medical service to the university student body, giving 2,974 medical consultations during the year. Eightysix students were confined to the university infirmaries for an average of 4 days each, while 10 students were confined to Freedmen's Hospital for an average of 10 days each.
Community hygiene included sanitation of the buildings and grounds and the care of sanitation of the university swimming pool, which was rated to be the most sanitary of the 25 pools in the District of Columbia.
1. Accessions.—There were 6,727 accessions during the year. The total number of volumes in all libraries is now 90,753. Total number of accessioned volumes in the general library, departmental libraries, and medical school library, 74,957; total number of acquisitions in the law library, 15,796. One thousand three hundred ninetyone volumes were bound during the year. The total number of subscriptions to periodicals was 544.
2. Gifts.—The university libraries have received from Howard University, governmental departments, other libraries and institutions, and individual donors 1,449 gifts.
3. Reference librarian.—A special reference librarian was assigned to aid students in the use of the catalog with reference questions, and in the preparation of bibliographies and student papers.
4. F. E. R. A. student aid.—Thirty-seven students receiving aid from the F. E. R. A. assisted with many useful library projects. Fourteen were employed regularly.
5. Publicity.—Members of the staff posted weekly lists of the additions of volumes to the library and assisted in the preparation of 4 publications. There were 15 exhibitions in the general library during the year.
6. Loans.—The library has borrowed for students and teachers through interlibrary loans a total of 390 volumes. Carnegie Library has loaned to other libraries 19 volumes.
7. Loans from Veterans' Bureau collections.—The preparation and distribution of Veterans' Bureau books to approved schools and institutions have been accomplished through the aid of four students regularly employed on F. E. R. A. scholarships. Twenty-six thousand three hundred and thirty-five volumes were loaned since July 1,1934 to 83 schools and institutions.
8. Moorland Foundation.—The Moorland Foundation has rendered excellent service to the members of the faculty and to students interested in the fields of Negro literature, art, history, and sociology. Research demands on the material in the collection from persons not connected with the university have increased during the year. Reference and bibliographical aid has been rendered in the form of reading lists on various subjects requested by readers. The assistance of two F. E. R. A. workers has helped to make this service possible. This collection added 766 volumes during the year. It now contains 5,141 bound volumes by and about the Negro.
9. The professional libraries.—In the law library growth and progress on the part of the staff and library are noted. A notable gift of 1,500 law reports was made to the library by Mr. James Marshall, of New York City. The fact that this library does not have sufficient stack space to shelve this contribution indicates an urgent need for larger quarters. The number of acquisitioned volumes is 15,796; total circulation, 460 volumes; gifts, 1,770 volumes.
The medical school library reports an increase in the number of additions by purchase and by gift over those of the previous year. The number of periodicals on circulation has increased from 138 to 166. The transfer of 971 volumes from the dental school library to the medical school library was made at the beginning of the year. The total number of volumes reported in this library is 9,257; total circulation for the year, 42,560 volumes.
10. Cataloging.—Thirty-two thousand four hundred and twentythree cards were made and filed, and 5,241 volumes were cataloged and recataloged.
11. Staff.—The professional staff of the main library is composed of 8 persons, 1 of whom has written and published 8 scholarly articles during the year. The law and medical libraries carry a single professional staff worker with student assistants.
12. New library building and the future outlook.—With the shelving of the additions of the year, we have found stack space in the general library exhausted. It was necessary throughout the year to shift constantly in order that books might be kept shelved in the proper classification scheme. The volumes anticipated from recent orders, together with those expected from the bindery, will necessitate removing to the basement the books not often called for, so that space may be provided in the stacks. In