The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 24, 1892, Page 2, Image 2

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tcrnal spirit and a primary concern with the in
tellectual aims for which the University of Chi
cago was founded.
Dr. Harper then went on to say that although
the faculty strongly advised that the fraternities
should not be organized, yet they would not pro
hibit them. If they did exist, however, they
must be subject to the following regulations :
i. Each chapter organized must submit its
house rules to the faculty for approval.
2. Each must appoint a representative with
whom the faculty may confer at such times as
may be desirable.
3. Membership in the societies must be re
stricted to students of the second year Academic
College and students of the University Colleges.
4. The University reserves the right to with
draw from chapters permission to exist in the
5. The faculty is authorized to add any regula
tions which they think wise in consistency with
the above.
Dr. Harper said that the matter had been care
fully considered, and that the final step had been
taken by the faculty and the Board of Trustees
only after much deliberation. The decision was
that of 100 men who had taught in colleges where
the fraternity system existed and who had seen
the evil etlecis 01 it.
Dr. Harper also spoke on clubs in the Uni
versity as loJluws :
Vou have already organized numerous clubs,
among tnem the Seiniue, political economy, and
poinical cluus. Uniy one Jiicraiy society jas
been lorincd and that is the Divinity school. 1
am a linn beiuvcr in lueiary soo.eties. The
pruht derived 11 om them is very gicat. Asiae
lorom seieiuinc societies oppuuuimies for de
veloping thought, both Awmcii and spoken
should ue given. Many institution neglect tins
thing. 1 uesire thateveiy student uiiogiaduates
from the University 01 Uncago may not only
have a wide knowledge but may know how l0
make use ot it. A uuion oi t,e vmious cluus
mh be ornied under tne supervision 01 tnelacuuy.
lliis will be caned the Un.vcrsity Union."
There have beeu u few complaints made
lately in regard to the carelessness of stu
dents about putting scraps of paper in the
baskets provided for that purpose in the
mils Since the Hesperian has adopted
the plan, for the protection of its subscribers
of wrapping the papers that are put in the
mail boxes, it has furnished a very easy
means of enabling the careless student to
litter the floor with paper and thus occasion
a howl from the janitorial quarters. We
know it is no easy matter for the student to
defer reading the Hesperian until he can
walk over to the waste paper basket, about
three steps away, and deposit the wrapper,
but the thoughtful student will do this, not
withstanding the temptation to drop the
wrapper where he stands. A word to the
wise in this matter is sufficient, and we sin
cerely hope the halls will be kept in better
condition by properly using the baskets that
are placed so handily at short intervals in
the halls.
The present issue of TnE Hesperian, the
Thanksgiving number, is an experiment.
We believe the attempt has never before
been made to get out a holiday edition of the
paper. The reaction from this attempt may
never be overcome, but that will be an after
consequence and will have no influence on
the attempt. We hope the present issue
will give satisfaction. If it does ye editors
will have an extra reason for which to re
turn thanks on this Thanksgiving day. If
it does not, then we will retreat into our
sanctum, bolt the door against all intruders
and return thanks for our escape. So in
either case the word "Thanksgiving " will
not be to us a delusion and a dream, for we
will keep the holiday in a manner befitting
our profession. We are indebted to Profes
sors Harbour and Bates for valuable aid in
illustrating the present edition, and also to
those who have contributed articles to this
Thanksgiving number.
Once upon a time, at a meeting of the
faculty, a resolution was offered to the effect
that members of the seuior class bo allowed
credit for a certain amount of work done by
them in the law school. This resolution was
referred to a committee with instructions to
report upon it. The resolution died while
in the hands of the committee; and the com
mittee did not see fit to recognize the pre
vious existence of such a resolution even by
casually reporting its untimely death. The