Items of Interest

President McKinley attended the commencement exercises of Mt. Holyoke College, June 20. Among the graduates was a niece of the President, Miss Grace McKinley. For the first time in history the graduates of a woman's college received their diplomas from the hands of the President of the United States. As a token of their appreciation of the honor bestowed upon them, the members of the graduation class presented the President with a beautiful class banner. The trustees of the college also showed their appreciation by conferring upon him the degree of doctor of civil law.

The day previous the President had visited Smith College at Northampton, Mass, and while there the trustees conferred upon him the degree of LL.D.

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June 29, 1899

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