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Yale History Timeline: 1890 - 1899

June 23, 1890 - October 18, 1899

 

Jun 23 1890 In response to "a widespread sentiment among Yale graduates in favor of some systematic endeavor to increase the resources of the University," the Corporation voted "to establish a fund to be known as an Alumni University Fund."
May 25 1891 Publication of the first number of the Yale Alumni Weekly.
Jun 24 1891 The degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts conferred for the first time.
Oct 1891 The first number of the Yale Law Journal published.
1892 The Corporation accepted the Act of the General Assembly authorizing the name of Yale University.
Mar 3 1892 The Corporation voted that "beginning in the fall of 1892, the courses of the Graduate Department with the degree of Ph.D. shall be open to candidates without distinction of sex."
May 1892 Publication of the first number of The Yale Review, succeeding the New Englander and Yale Review 1886-1892.  George P. Fisher, George B. Adams, Henry W. Farnam, Arthur T. Hadley, and John C. Schwab comprised the editorial board.
Apr 21 1893 The General Assembly passed an act making the Storrs Agricultural College the land grant college of Connecticut.  Damages amounting to $154,604.45 were paid to the University and became part of the permanent funds of the Sheffield Scientific School.
Nov 13 1894 The Corporation voted that the Department of Music be ranked as a separate school, the School of Music.  On June 27 the degree of Bachelor of Music had been conferred for the first time.
Oct 18 1899 The first non-clerical President, Professor Arthur Twining Hadley, inaugurated.

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