- A number of law students left last week for Oregon. - University re-opened on Wednesday after a week's vacation. - 7ó6 petitions Lave been presented to tlie legislatura for the establishment of a chair of electicisui. - A patty of twelvo gontieinen and ladies caino over from Jackson ou Tuesday to %'iovy the starry lioavens through tho big telescope. - President Il.iyes' appointee to the Berlin mission Hon. Andrew D. White formerly occupied the ohair of professor of history in tho Universiiy. - The seniors of tho literary departineut havo usually had the four weeks preceding comruenceinent for vacation, but under the new system this seemed to be iuipossible. A petition of the class of '79, asking tho faculty for the usual holiday was rei'used at a meeting of that body. - The Students' Lecture Assooiation announca the engagement of Gilmore's famoua band for a concert at University Hall Saturday evening April 5th. This organization is so well known that it is almost superrluous to say anythiug about its inerits. It is under the management of Mr. P. S. Gilmore who is acknowledged to be the greatest musical director in America. -The alumni of the department of dental surgery on Wednesday eveniug of last week organized an alumni association and elected the f'ollowing officers : President, Dr. D. C. Hawxhurst, Battle Creek ; Vice-President, Dr. D. S. Shattuck, Detroit ; Secretary, Dr. B. F. Miller, Plint; Treasurer, H. F, Harvey, Cleveland. Dr. W. H. Jacksou, of this city, and the above named officers wore appointed an Executive Committee, with instructions to draw up a constitution and by-lav.-s, and report at a meeting of the association to be held on the evening of next comnieucemeut day, in March.