Umversity work resumes next Tuesday. The students who went home had advantage of one-third off of regular fares. Prof. I. .N . Demmon and L'rof . Hinsdale have been absent holding teachers mstitutes. Dr. Heñdricks lectures at Dundee tonight on the nervous system and cerebral conditions during mental activity in the interest of the Dundee high school . The Oracle will be placed on sale Tuesday, April 10. We have seen the advance sheets, and ïf we can form any estímate from them, it will be equal in every respect and superior in many, to any forjier number. The 'rontispiece, an etching of Prof.Payne, s a marvel of elegant and tastef ui workmanship, the engravings are far above the average, and the prize stories and poems are not by any means destitute of iterary value. Prof. Demmon writes the biography of Prof. Payne; and the book is still further enriched by a picture of the new forge room, accomtained by a paper by Prof. M. E. Jooley. The book on the whole isvery creditable to the editors, and we ïeartily congratúlate them on their work . THE DENTS STAY THEEE YEARS. Probably the most important action taken at the regents' meeting last Tuesday night was that of extending the ïme required for graduation in the lental department to three years of nine months each . Hitherto the dental student only remained here two years. The change will increase the value of the degree and secure greater efficiency among the dentists graduaed. The tendency among the professional departments of the üniversity is o raise the value of their degrees and o turn out graduates better fitted for he work before them . THE REGENTS' MEETING. The regents met Tuesday night. They made a contract vvith Dr. Itomnger, who agrees to leave his pathologcal collection in the museum, the University haviug the privilege at any time of purchasing it for $5,000. He will eceive $125 ayear and is to give a year's notice before selling to any one else. George VV. Smith was appointed ustructor in metallurgy and F. C. Smith instructor in Chemical analysis at $150 each . The degree of A. 13. was conlened on F. E. Beeman, class of '87. VV. S. lloush was appointed instructor n philosophy for oue year in the place of Prof. Dewey, whose resignation was accepted. The feasibility of building an addition to the dental department, so greatly needed, wasconsidered but it was decided not to undertake it this year as the legislature had ref used to appropriate funds for it.