The annual celebration of George Washington’s birthday was, according to The New York Times, rendered much more somber by the fact that the students were allowed no holiday from classes.  “At the evening dinner the entire line of senior tables was in mourning for the memory of George Washington, which seemed to have died out in the hearts of the college authorities.  The seniors marched in, dressed in black and white, chanting a funeral dirge, appropriate to the occasion.  A colonial ball was held in the evening.”