The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, December 19, 1893, Image 1

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The Hesperian.
UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
Vol. XXII.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 19, 1893.
No. 21
THE HESPERIAN
Issued semi-monthly by the IIesprrian Association ot the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
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associates.
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EDITORIAL.
Next charter day the University will bo
twenty-five years old. The authorities in
tend to spread themselves for this event.
The silver anniversary of an institution like
this, of right deserves to attract the atten
tion of the whole state. Nebraska Univer
sity has turned out great men and when we
are fifty years old, if they will come and see
us, wo will bestow degrees upon them. But
just now the greatest honor in our power to
bestow, is to invite them to return and tell
us some of the things that study in this insti
tution has made it possible for them to
know. The selection of Professor Howard
as charter day orator is eminently fitting. It
will seem like old times to listen to him
again. lie has lost nono of his former
enthusiasm and will prove a very entertain
ing speaker.
Dkill, the shining bait which has allured
,noro than one boy into the University, and
.which in so many cases has proved a bugbear
tdthoso who were not striving for "shoulder
straps," is likely to be required for only twy'
years, if required at all after next year. The't
precise nature of the change intended, is not
known, but the fact is only too evident that
there are enough votes in the faculty to
mako this load upon the cadets' shoulders
much lighter, provided 'always, of course,
the regents are willing. Let,tho faculty, to
uso a prohibition campaign expression, "put
a little paste on their weak backbones," and
at least for once officially give expression to
what they think on this subject. If they
are not afraid to, why don't they? The
trend of private 'opinion is not hid under a
bushel.
At last there is a chanco that the prepar
atory school may bo done away with. The
faculty, at a recent meeting, passed resolu
tions that after next year the first year be
dropped and that the second year follow as
soon as all preparatory students have entered
the regular college classes. If the regents
seo the matter in the same light as the
faculty, tho preps will have to go. It would
bo much better for the school as a whole, if