Émigré Professor Moritz Geiger, the new chair of the philosophy department, introduced to Vassar the European custom of open lectures with a series of talks in his Aesthetics 375b course, given in the seventh hour, late in the afternoon. Over 50 students and faculty members attended, proving, according to the The Miscellany News in an editorial entitled "Gaudeamus Professor," “undeniably that compulsion is not the measure of our interest in learning.  Professor Geiger has the honor of initiating this European custom.  May his example be followed.”