Here and There at Tufts
The accompanying cut illustrates one of the drafting rooms in the Bromfield-Pearson Building. It is equipped for a class of sixty-three students and is provided with ample light, having windows on three sides. The desks are arranged so as to enable each student to receive light from the left and front side. The scheme for artificial lighting is very efficient, each desk being provided with a lamp, while a general diffusion of light is obtained by seventeen fifty-candle power General Electric Meridian lights on the ceiling, making a total of one thousand eight hundred fifty-eight-candle power for the illumination of the room.
Here are conducted the courses of elementary instruction in the modern language of Graphics, and the Engineering students are taught to express themselves in the only language which may be termed universal.
From the first Tufts has taken this position with respect to the subject of drawing, requiring it to be taught as a language rather than as a course in penmanship, or picture making. The work of this department has been so correlated with that of the other Engineering courses that the student is made to realize the efficiency of this language as a medium for the expression of technical ideas.
G. C. A.