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The Daily Nebraskan
VOL. I, NO. 143.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY -2H, 1902.
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Flattering Offer Made to the Chancellor
by a Great University. Students
are Worked Up Over the
During the past few days the student
body has been considerably worked
up over a rumor that Chancellor An
drews had received a call to the I'ni-
versily of Wisconsin This rumor has
now been authoritatively confirmed.
The report was not altogether unex
pected for it is said that the chancellor
has twice before been requested to pre
side over the great Wisconsin inier
sity. That that institution is deter
mined to have him is well shown by
the fact that a considerable increase
has been offered in salary over that
which the former president of that uni
versity has received. The salary which
has heretofore been paid at Wisconsin
Is seven thousand dollars per year.
Chancellor Andrews has, however.
been offered ten thousand which is
evidence of Wisconsin's determination
to get him.
That the chancellor has won the
students and faculty at that institution
was well shown by the warm recep
tion which was tendered him on his
recent visit there while lecturing on
Kant. Wisconsin has been keeping an
eye on Chancellor Andrews for some
time, realizing that he was ope of the
foremost educators of the country and
indeed outranked by very few Not
only has Wisconsin been anxious to
secure him. but his services have from
time to time been sought by other in
stitutions most notable of which is
Chicago. In 1893 Chancellor Andrews
was offered a position as head of the
department of philosophy and the co
presidency of that institution. This
position carried with it a salary of
$10,000 and six months' vacation every
What course the chancellor will take
In the matter of this offer is not
known. The Inducements offered are
of the strongest kind. Not only this,
hut the presidency of the University
6f Wisconsin is one of the most de
sirable positions of its kind In the
country. Therefore, should Chancellor
Andrews decide not to accept he will
he moved largely by that altruistic
spirit which is so characteristic of
him. The loss of Chancellor Andrews
would be a severe blowHo the Univer
sity of Nebraska, for he has not only
brought this institution into national
prominence, but he has won an ever
lasting place in the hearts of the stu
dents. The feeling of the students for
the chancellor is not unlike that
among the students of Brown univer
sity, as shown last year by the recep
tion accorded him upon his visit there.
y his perfectly democratic spirit he
has won the love of every student in
the university and by his determina
tion to see the standard of our insti
tution rise he has won the respect and
ndmirntion of all. Realizing the loss
which this institution would sustain
by the chancellor's leaving, the stu
dents will hold a mass meeting this
morning to take some action.
ARGUMENTATION AND HEMATIC.
The department of English an
nounces further reorganization of the
work of which Mr Fogg has charge.
A bulletin on the faculty bulletin
board calls attention to three vital
hnnges in the instruction in argu
mentation and debate
The first is a new course, to be given
in 102-103 by Mr. Fogg -English
'Language Nos. in, 11 -Argumentative
Composition. This course, introduced
by a study of scientific exposition, aims
at thorough, practical training in the
principles underlying written and oral
argumentation. Three hours' credit;
two hours' attendance."
The second vital change is that at
least one semester of this new course
in only written argumentation -Nos.
10 11 which naturally precedes work
in oral argumentation (debate), is. ex
cept for very weighty reasons, to be
made a requisite for admission to the
courses in debate
Tonight iit Memorial Heill
Shall we let "Bonnie" go to Wisconsin?
Of this new course the result will
manifestly be to raise the standard of
work in the courses in debate proper!
by requiring for admission to them
some training in the fundamental prin
ciples of all argumentation, whether
written or oral. The course should
also give training in those principles
for students who do not care to go
on into debate itaelf.
Another change is the raise in credit
given in all the courses in debute. The
elementary course, which has hereto
fore given two hours' credit, and the
advanced course, which until this year
allowed only one hour, are both on a
three-hour basis, with two hours' at
tendance. Membership In English 13,
11 (the advanced course In debate) is
now limited to twenty.
The course in "The Forms of Public
Address" is described as "Lectures on,
and class study of, conviction, persua
tlon and literary style in the work of
representative English and American
In English literature there is a new
course announced for next year by
1 Mr. Fogg in "The Nineteenth Century
Essayists," dealing "mainly with
Lamb, Hazlltt, Jeffrey, De Qulncey,
Carlyle, Macaulay, Ruskin. Arnold,
Newman and Stevenson. Lectures on
prose Btyle and literary criticism."
Are Possessed by Every Strong Man,
Says DryWharton. - Oollogo
Men in Demand When
Dr Wharton addressed the students
at convocation yesterday morning on
"A Man " It is a great thing, he said,
to be a man, though there are in the
world many human fragments. A man
has three dimensions, a long purpose
a high aspiration and a broad obser
vation. Gladstone was a remarkable
example of this type of a man. Even
after his eightieth birthday he could
chop cordwood, translate Creek or
Latin and advise the British go em
inent upon political questions. His
silent presence was always felt.
People looking to the university for
men are sometimes disappointed, said
Mr. Wharton, yet the great leaders of
today are college men. The trouble
with the college graduates Is that
among them aie too many fragments,
men who can play the piano or -make a
speech, but are unable to move among
men. They know, but they cannot do.
Lack of courage makes failures of
people. Another deplorable quality
sometimes found In the students Is
that of stinginess of ideas. Of all nar
row, ungenerous, unproductive people
in the world, they are the worst who
will not open their classic lips except
when speaking to their equals. They
remain apart from the roar of industry
and serve of no use to the world at
large. It Is true, said the speaker,
that when a college man gets Into a
fraternity and remains there without!
mingling with those out side of his
immediate circle he is merely forming
himself into a fragment at which the
world will wonder when It sees him.
There is a tendency of the educated
people to draw themselves away from
the rest of the world. They can tell
you what Plato thought, but often
they have no ideas of their own. "This
Is awful heresy," said Dr. Wharton,
"but what am I here for?" It is true
that the students are driven too liard
and have very little time therefore for
politics and even for the church. Port
of their education should be received
on O street, mingling with the laborers.
The cadet battalion will fall in to
day in the armory at 1 o'clock, pre
paratory to going to encampment at
Seward At 1:30 there will be held
guard mount on the parade grounds,
after which the battalion will be
marched to the Hurllngton station. The
cadets will leave Lincoln about 2
o'clock, arriving at Seward about 3.
The soldiers will then begin to pitch
their tents amu go Into nctlve busi
ness for a few days. The routine will
be that imunlly observed In every mili
tary camp. Each company is provided
with a cook, while the officers will also
have one of their own.
Friday will -be the great day at camp.
Doubtless a large excursion will leave
Lincoln for Seward that day. The
excursionists will purchnse tickets
which will entitle them to dine with
either the companies or the officers.
Tickets bought from one company will
be good only at that company's table.
The tlcketB on snle at the executive
office will entitle the holders to dine
at the officers' table.
At 8 o'clock Friday evening a band
concert will be given. The visitors
may then leave at J): 30 and arrive
home in due time.
The cadets will return Sunduy even
ing, ready for Monday's examinations.
Chancellor Andrews and Command
ant Smoke addressed the students
Monday morning at convocation. Cap
Itnln Smoke's remarks were in' regard
to the matter of encampment. The
chancellor spoke on the behavior of
the students. On the whole he ex
pressed himself as highly pleased with
the conduct of the student body during-
the past year. The only thing to
be regretted during the spring frolics
and especially on the night of the an
nunl parade was the placing of the
cannon on the street car tracks. An
old soldier whom the chancellor had
met was considerably wrought up over
the matter. The chancellor, In order
to set all matters right, went to the
adjutant general's ofllce the other day
and Informed him that he was willing
to see that the cannon waB repaired
and placed In better condition than
when the students took It out. The
cannon is now at a local repair shop.
The chancellor showed his feeling for
tne students by this act and his desire
that no discredit shall be thrown upon
the Institution by the acts of the students.
The Olee club met last night. and had
a short sing. This is the lost meeting
of the year. Professor Starr, assurod
those present that the outlook for
the club next year was very encour
aging. "There is excellent material
about the campus," he said, "if we can
only put 11 touse. Next year will have
a dub which will not take second place
A meeting of the organization will
be held on the first Monday night of
the first semester, nexl year.
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