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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1891)
During the holidays Professor II. II. Nicholson went to
Philadelphia, as a delegate of the society ol official chemists,
to meet delegates from nil other societies to establish a
national chemical society. All the committees will meet
again in Washington, D. C, next September, at which time
they will probably have a plan formulated for the national
society. While in Philadelphia the professor attended the
American Chemical society which was in session there. He
also looked through the state college of Pennsylvania and its
experiment station. On invitation the society visited the
Franklin Institute, the llaldwin locomotive works, the Wcls
bach Incandescent Gas Light Company and several other
During the past week, the Y. M. C. A. has made itself
known through many ingenious advertisments. University
News. Ought that to be necessary in a Methodist college?
For the fust time, the University of I.cipsic will this
season admit women to its piivilcges. Out of 3,300 students,
there will be six womsn, four of whom arc Americans. Ex.
In one exchange it is stated that only one third of the
students of Cornell arc fraternity students. To believe some
people one would come to the conclusion that in the East
there is nothing but fiats. Som people, arc sorry to say,
can not be bclicve.1.
'ussnr MisiMiuy carries tin largest stuck of ads of any
college paper that we have yet examined. It will be ncc
ssary to make another concession to the coeds that they
arc "rustlers." And, by the way, it will now be in order,
since this concession has been made, to construct a feminine
form of "rustler."
The Syraaise Ne;i's presented the finest Christmas num
ber that wc have seen among college journals. Along with
other attractions were group-pictures of the college foot ball
.team, and of the glee and banjo clubs. Such a numbei is
worthy of an energetic and thriving colletjc newspaper.
Would that wc all might do as well as the News.
College journals for the past month have been rall.ot dry
picking for the exchange man. Nearly every paper devotes
a large share ofits space to foot ball, almost to the exclusion
of every thing else. The game seems to have become more
fit inly fixed in the affection of college men in America than
ever before. The foot ball enthusiasts arc outdoing even
base ball cranks. Hut the more foot ball the better.
When wc read the different exchanges, it seems as if
nearly every college except our own has a lecture course.
They differ in quality according to the size of the college
or the progressive spirit of Us students. Not every uni
versity can have such men as Stanley. University of Mich
igan can. Uut it does seem as though U. ofN., with its
500 students, and a town of 55,000 inhabitants, should have
ai least men ot the second rank among lecturers.
In an editorial in the Rainbow, the organ or Delta Tan
Delta fraternity, wc notice the following! "The fraternity
system is based on a definite idca-thc promotion of spirit
of true brothcihood among a chosen set of congenial fellows.
It is for the benefit of its membcis, and not outsiders." In
the above exrafiatra statement, there is food for reflection
to any one considering the fraternity question. Wc happen
10 know that one peio In this, university refused a fratern
ity because the system was based on such an idea. We should
like to have some one explain to us how a system, based on
such an idea is not one of selfishness, and out of all luimony
with the advanced thought of the age looking toward the
brotherhood of the entire human race, congenial or not.
Should colleges, the supposed scats of advanced thought,
foster a system inconsistent with the principles of such
The sEgis contains the following notewoithy item con
cerning University of Wisconsin: "A very interesting in
tellectual tendency among the students is revealed by the
fact that while the attendance in the physical science course
has increased ouly about 30 per cent, the increase in the
classical and English courses has been over 100 pet cent in
the years from '86 to '90. This shows that the more literary
courser, are at present growing in favor among the students."
Vanderbilt Observer evidently has before it a goal toward
which it is striving. If that be a ponderous literary mag
azine, it certainly is succeeding remarkably well. If that
be its purpose, wc have no criticism whatever to make; hut
if, as it says, it believes in a college journal being an instill
ment in training students in journalism, we (ail to sec that
it is accomplishing its object. Rather it is giving an oppor
tunity for liteiary training and plenty of it. It is however
magazine of weight.
The Eiirlmmite deals in poetry; of very fair quality too.
"Cupid at the College" by an alumnus is the latest. Hoping
that we shall some day be able to look back at college days
and feeling well assured that the sentiment, of this poem will
be our own, then wc do not hesitate to make some selections.
Whli hope replete, with plodsotne feet,
Wc trod the paths ol knowledge,
And ownod full well the magic spell
OF I'upl 1 at the college.
Though wo remained hut briefly chained,
By each love (we inc human),
We prize the pearls, the various girls.
That knew our youthful favor.
And memory bring no hlttor HtlnK",
Or nharp tin welcome flavor.
Among the many agencies which mould and influence
the undergraduate life at Princeton, none play so prominent
a part as the two great literary organizations, the "American
Whig" and "Cliosophic" societies. Their aim is a far higher
one than that of the average fraternity improvement in
speaking, essay-writing and debate, and is well expressed!
in the motto of Whig, "Liltenr, Anticitia, Mores,'' while the
clement of secrecy is introduced only that the spnit of C litos
motto may be carried out, Pro Jesse Quam Conspia. lhe
keenest rivalry for college honors exists between the societies,
and an honor confered on a member is considered n victory
for hall. The places of meeting arc exactly alike externally,
about one hundred feet apart, and when the new building
now in progress of erection Greek temples 01 wliuj
marble arc completed, they will be among the handsomest
buildings on the campus. University Magazine.
According to this, one might well believe that the literary
society is not an institution that has outgrown its useful
ness. We're not alone in that opinion, as the increased dis
cussion of the fraternity question in the college press hears
For the information of the Iowa Weseyait, asked in such
charming simplicity, wc will say that some of our Greek!
really ha, c condescended to smile upon us; and on scvera
occasions within the past year, wc have a vivid remembrance
of several urgent invitations. At different times, wc have
actually been inveigled into the mystic halls of several ofouf
fraternities; within those we were surrounded by oily-wBuCd
flatterers, who flashed upon us in all its glowing beauty the
I enticing nothingness of frnternityism. Uut even then though
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