The Pushkin centennial was observed with a concert, exhibitions in the Library and Taylor Hall and a special college assembly in the Chapel, at which Professor of Russian Nikander Strelsky declared ""the great poet has flung his bridge of words across the hasm fo foreigness, across the chasm of time." "Professor Strelsky," said The Miscellany News, "gave Pushkin, who 'has always been the fascination and the despair of his translators,' the opportunity to speak for himself, by reading eight lines of his poetry, first in English and then in Russian. These lines have been described as 'the inexpressible declaration of love of all the unhappy lovers of the world,' and it is hard to say whether the English or the Russian made the greater impression of the Vassar audience."