In anticipation of the opening of the school year, the college announced several curricular refinements. The department of natural history became two new departments, biology and geology/mineralogy, and Marcella O’Grady, who had joined the faculty in 1889 as a teacher of botany, became associate professor of biology and the only member of the new department. Herbert E. Mills was appointed associate professor of history and political economy, the college’s first appointment in economics.     The New York Times