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cannot make use of tlic library facilities when it h open
only during Ihehouis fiom 8130 a, in. to 5 p. m.
For the scientific students, who have every altcrnoon taken
up by the laboratory, there-is almost no opportunity to make
use of the library; many of these students could spend several
hours to good ndvnntntp each week in the library either
working on special topics or examining the reviews and scien
tific magazines. It should not be necessary to demonstrate
to the literary students that this is an excellent scheme, liter
ary students have so many references to read that fourteen
hours out of the twenty-four will not seem too long a time in
which to read them. Now that investigation of special
topics is being introduced into the work of the classical de
partment, the need of increased library facilities will lie
felt by the students in this department.
During the past few years a new feature has entirely
taken possession of the different departments of the University.
We refer to the assignment of special topics in almost every de
partment of the University. Academic and scientific requires
more or less of this work to be done; in order that laudable
feature may be successfully installed as a regular part of
the University work, the libiary facilities must be increased
as much as possible.
Of course we need and expect soon to have 11 more com
modious library room and valuable additions to the library,
but pending the action of the legislature we may as well have
the best peasible access to the books which we now have.
We desire the students to discuss this subject and would
be pleased to receive contributions from those interested
for publication in Tnfc Hesperian.
This, then, is a general statement of the plan, subject to
alterations sutablc to the person discussing it. First, employ
an assistant, preferably a student, who has time for this extra
work; second, open the library at 8 a. m. and keep it open
until 10 p. m.; third, have the reading room accessible to the
students at all hours ot the. day and until eleven at night.
This wc consider the goal to be tried for; it might be more
feacible at present to have the library open only four 01 five
nights per week, but let us have free access to the study
room, at all times. Wc invite any one connected with the
University to discuss this subject through the columns of The
We desire that The Hesperian shall be the voice of the
students in all matters worthy of discussion, and would be
pleased to print contributed articles upon any subject of gen
eral interest. If you have any plans for athletic organization,
anything, to say concerning the gymnasium, any improve
ments to suggest about the buildings or campus, in fact, if you
know anything that should be brought forth and discussed,
sit down and write it up and send it to us and wc will sec that
all suitable articles arc published regardless of social or po
If some alumnus or former student should read this article
we wish to remind him that many things which he has oppor
tunity to see and hear will interest his former associates.
If necessary we will establish a "Rickets' Column" for the
benefit of all who have an actual grievance. Let us hear
ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS.
Orders for photographs on the best gallone? jn the.city for
sale at a discount at The Hesperian office. Don't forget
us when in need of photos.
MissScothorn clerks in Lincoln.
Ransom attends the Wesleyan.
L. O. Sliradcr will soon be in school again.
Charles Doran is in business nt Sidney, Neb.
'00. A. E. Wagner is teaching in Gage couuty.
'90. Miss Loomis is taking post-graduate work.
'90. F. V. Russell recently made a trip Ravenna.
William Forsyth is on the B. & M. survey in Wyoming.
Miss Lizzie Forsyth is teaching in the Kearney schools.
Miss May Tibbies is a teacher in one of Lincoln's schools.
'90. George O. Hcam is teaching near Raymond this
Miss Lucy Braun is among the number that failed to re
turn. '90. II. C. Peterson is professor of German in an Illinois
87. G. 1). Frankfortcr is at the University of Berlin,
N. W. Willett, formerly of '94, is a stenographer at Fort
Charles Haft, a former member of '92, is at the University
Floyd ScybohU holds a position in the Capital National
'90. L. II. Stoughton is doing special work in the depart
ment of history.
'88. W. II. Wagner is principal of one of the West Side
schools in Beatrice.
'90. C. E. Tmgley is devoting all his time to the study
of political economy.
'88. Cornelius Janscn, jr., is engaged in the banking
business at Beatrice, Neb.
Reuben D. Church holds a position in the dry goods
house of Ilcrpolshcimer & Co.
T. A. Tilson, formerly of '90, is engaged in the mercan
tile business at Kearney, Neb.
H. B, Duncanson and Hugo Nelson arc chemists in the
sugar factory at Giand Island.
Miss Maj-tha Drydcn is stenographer for the law firm or
Hartman & Dryden of Kearney.
Miss Nellie Young, a former U. of N. student, is now
teaching music at the Wesleyan.
'89. D. D. Forsyth is attending the theological depart
ment of Northwestern University.
'87. A. II. Bigelow was in the city week before last. He
is an earnest adocatc of the new labor paily.
Chas. Engelhard, atone time a member of the class of '91
is now attending the Lincoln Business College.
'88. J. A. Barrett, professor of Greek at the Lincoln
High School, is back from his vacation in Europe.
G. A. Beecher has resumed his studies af the theological
school of the Episcopal church at Philadelphia, Pa.
The startling eloquence of T. U. Hall enraptured the
assembled multitude at the Delian, Friday evening.
'90. Frank F. Almy writes that he has arrived safely at
Johns Hopkins. He repoits that several of our professors
are known by the students of that institution.
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