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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, APRIL i, 1891.
semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
T. E. CIIAPPELL, '91, Managing Editor.
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N. h. IJAKH, 93, ) j Local and
W.M.JOHNSTON, '94 j 1 Miscellany
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PALLADIAN LITERARY SOCIETV.
J. W. McCuosky, Pies., Miss Minnie DePue, Scc'y.
UNIVERSITY UNION LITERARY SOCIETY.
Miss Fannie Maker, Prcs. C. A. IIelvie, Sec'y.
DEL1AN LITERARY SOCIETY.
C. D. Sciilll, Prcs. Paul Pizey, Scc'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. M. C. A.
A. M. Troyer, Pres. N. B. Barr, Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. W. C. A.
Miss Fannie Baker, Pres. Miss E. .Merrill, Scc'y.
C. M. Skii.es, Prcs. J. A. Barkley, Scc'y.
J. W. McCrosky, Prcs. G. L. Sheldon, Sec'y.
A. F. Woods, Pres. F. C. Kenyon, Secy.
The large and intelligent audience that greeted
Professor Bennett was amply repaid by hearing one
of the deepest and most scholarly lectures ever given
in the city. The entertaining and instructive man
ner with which the subject was treated, is one that
would only be suggested to an eager and gifted
enthusiast in that line of work. The interest taken
by the students in this and in previous lectures is
certainly sufficient encouragement for the faculty to
make the lecture course a permanent affair.
The question of university extension, which the
faculty have been considering for some time, is a
question of such importance as to receive consider
able attention at the hands of the leading educators
of the country. So great is the demand of the public
for some extension of the present system of education,
that a meeting of the presidents of the leading east
ern colleges was head, where the pro's and con's of
the new system were thoroughly discussed. As a
result of this discussion, such men as the presidents
of Yale, Princeton, and Columbia, have heartily
endorsed the new system, and will use such influence
as they may control, to hasten its general adoption.
The plan under consideration by the faculty, is a
modification of the system used in England, and
while with few exceptions it has never been adopted
by any of the colleges in this country, the chatauqua
association and those of a similar character, have
tried it with remarkable success. The purpose of
this new system of education, is to enable those per
sons whose circumstances renders it impossible for
them to attend a college, to avail themselves of better
instruction than is usually at the command of this
class of deserving students. While this plan of
university extension does not contemplate giving to
those who may avail themselves of it all the advant
ages offered by the university, it is thought that
many people who never had the advantages of a uni
versity education, may derive benefit by being
brought into closer relationship with the best teachers
and the best teaching to be found in the west. It
will open the way for hundreds of enthusiastic stud
ents of the state, to secure the learning they are
striving for, but whose circumstances renders it
impossible for them to acquire.
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