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Cornell University

Cornell University, near the town of Ithaca, New York, called after its founder, Mr. Cornell. It is of considerable extent, and includes a college for women. In some respects it approaches to the nature of a communistic establishment, since its students may, if they please, support themselves by labouring for the community. In return for income secured to it by the State, the university must educate free of cost and instruct in agriculture and mechanic arts 128 students from the State of New York. The endowment of the university is about £500,000. Besides general courses in arts, literature, and science, the university gives instruction in a great variety of special subjects. Englishmen will remember that Goldwin Smith spent some time there as a Professor.