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, THE -HESPERIAN
Seniors, Juniors and specials; or (69 97
45-) 211 out of 466 in the college. Of
these 211 eligibles, 148 are taking political
economy, viz: 54 Seniors, 83 Juniors, 4 So
phomores, (by permission) and 7 Specials.
Of the 148, 28 are taking more than one
course, making the the total registration in
political economy at Yassar, 178 In ap
preciating this fine showing for Yassar, al
lowance should bo made for tho fact that the
arrangement of courses there has crowded a
largo part of the years work into tho second
At University of Nebraska, wo have some
1200 students altogether, or 800 in tho col
leges. Of the latter, 213 are women, in
cluding 93 specials. At the end of tho first
semester of this year, 48 students were ex
amined in political economy. Of those 6
were women. At tho prosont writing, tho
attendance in political economy is 39, (do
duct 6 for double insertion) of whom 3 wore
women. Tho falling oil from tho first sem
ester is accounted for by the fact that tho
work is advanced, and hence not open to
The inference from those data is that,
while groat differences in tho number of
women choosing political economy exist in
different Universities and colleges, tho gen
eral proportion is a good one. In tho co
educational institutions, tho women rather
fall behind tho mon, while in the separate
women's colleges tho proportion rather ox
coeds that of tho mon in the first-named in
stitutions. If tho difforonco from men in
numbers is little marked, so is tho difforonco
in choice of branches within tho general
subject. It might be thought that women
would show a decided preference for social
science; but such does not appear to bo tho
case. Eminent sociologists at Bryn Mawr's
University of Chicago and at Loland Stan
ford, Jr., seem to have unequal attendance
of women. At Yassar, against 163 study
ing principles of economics, economic his
tory, railroads, trusts and monopolies; 65
are studying tho labor problem, ' socialism
and social sciences.
At the University of Nebraska, women
have this year fully participated in economic
work, in quality if not in numbers, although
the department had previously been in a
state of abeyance for the years that elapsed
since Prof. Warner's departure. Of 45
taking the senior-annual examination in ele
mentary political economy, 6 wore women.
It is the revelation of no &worn secret to
state that of the three highest papers, two
wero those of women.
William G. Taylor.
HOW THE FACULTY WILL KEEP COOL.
Mr. Bates will go to tho altar.
Miss Oonklin good to Chicago.
Mr. Bolden will go to Germany.
Prof. Fosslor will summer in Lincoln.
Dr. Lloyd will go to tho Atlantic Coast.
Miss Mary Tremaino will go to Europe to
Miss Jones will work in tho library this
Miss Vildor will bo in Kansas City all
Prof. Barbour will take a party to Yellow
Prof, Sherman will lecture at tho Univer
sity of Chicago.
Dr. Looso will mako his annual jaunt
across tho ocean.
Prof. Ward will spend tho snmmor among
tho lakes of Northern Wisconsin.
After tho summer school closes Prof.
Peterson will sail for Copenhagen.
Tho Chancellor will spend a few weeks in
Yormont, and will deliver an address be
fore tho National Teacher's Association at
Asbury Park. Tho rest of tho time ho will
spend working next year's legislators.
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