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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1898)
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ninny changes. Sreets, lined with sidewalks, shaded with maples inul
box elders in fro nit of bu.sine.ss blocks and dwellings, extended wbere
1 'had seen eorn and wheat Holds Ixiforo. On the corner where the
little rusty wooden building known as the First National 1mm k of
Minonn had stood, 1 wnv.a .splendid brick with lettered front. 1
.stepped inside and saw at the teller's window the dark eyes and
manly smile that have been like a pleasant riven in for ten years.
FIRST CirAPEL EXERCISES.
Groat Enthusiasm Among the Students Chancellor MacLean Explains
the Courses of Study and Makes a Sliort Addresw.
Old and new students flocked into elm pel in great numbers bust
Saiturdaiy to witness the formal opening of the University and hoar
the Chancellor's opening address. The faculty turned out well and
the seating capacity of the stage was nearly ail taken up. Each pro
fessor, as bo entered and took his seat wius enthusiastically cheered
by 'the studients. Prof. Candy was the first to apenr and' the loud
applause .sounded so sweet in 'his ears that 'he wenit out and eanie in
agahu and received still louder applause than before.
Exercises began with an eloquent prayer by (the Chancellor. After
the singing of a 'hymn the notices were read and then ithc Chancellor
proceeded to IntrodiiiCo the new members of the faculty. Some of
them made Mhort remarks wfliHo others merely bowed their acknowl
edgments of the favor showed tihcm. The new instructors introduced
Bean Wilson, Dean of Women.
Miss Houton, Director of School of Domestic Science.
Miss Ilerron, .successor to Mrs. Langwortihy Taylor in the Pol: Econ
Prof Brooks, chair of Electrical Engineering.
.T. I. WyeV, tlhe new librarian.
ft W. Wecits, act! nig Coni'inandant.
Prof. Mori 1 7., assistant professor in Mathematics. J
Mr. Prycc, assistanlt in physical training.
Jackson C. nitchmnn, Depart moivt of Mechanical Training.
'Miss Davis, iiFststant in Department of English.
When introdHiein'g the librarian, the Chancellor took occasion to
mention tiho wflib'lesale stealing of 'books tihat took place in the library
lalst. year, lie sarid t'liiat he ihiad always been pleased ait tlh'e wide opem
policy of -the Umivensity Ho was glad that the stack rooms wore abso
lutely free, but t'h'a't thoe privileges 'had been outrageously abused.
Th'is stealing of books 'has caused honest students mue'li trouble,
aiul ban ih'imlred tihe work of the professors. The regents badi dis
cussed the pnllicy of shutting Qr the stack rooms, hut hadi decided to
leaive it th'is year in Hire ih'ands of the student body,-on prolxvtiion, as it
were. Mr. Wycr responded in a few earnest emtphntic words that re
ceived the approbation of the student body. Mr. Wycr is a young man,
smooth sbnven and has am air of push and energy about (him (limit is
refreshing, lie is a genuine western man and has hald a plenriiri
training for the place thlat he will occupy. The Hesperian believes
that the 'library will be conducted this year in a very able and effi
The Chancellor annou'iiocd 'that the new building will probably be
formally opened almu Oo'rober l.r), nml he hoped tiluait there might, bt
hVM a grand rnivensiity rally at t'h'at time. The address will be g'iven
by President Chaplin of Washington University of(St. Louis.
Chlaneelloir Mix-Loan tlion took up the subject of the grouping of
Studies, lie said that no nrnuiigeiiient of currlcnilnun in tlliese pro
gressive 't lines can bo )crmniuMit. The faculty does not claim thai
tih'is one ta )erfcct. It hald been, formulated by an exhaustive Mturiy
of the ctirriculi of ml'lier Uwiversitlies and of the negu'sitiiw'tiiOini oaids
of Mtuutants in the Fivivoivity of Nebraska for tbc last six years. Thiiu
t'he demandH of Weal studen'ts were tivken into consideration. Tills
work was done by a oom'iiilttoe of tihe facml'ty nnd the result of their
labors was submitted 'to t'he fnculty for revision. The final rcsiuM wan
the present course of study. There are two great stib-divlsionts made:
1. (Jeneral Joums. 2. Special courses. It had been found thtut Ulie
majority of students were ( willing for some great general groupone
that would fill their education in nil lines and1 tha.t some weiv cabling
for Kpecinil groiis that would especially fit them for some one line of
work. The principle oif freedom of choice, (Lchr-frci licit as the Oer
munls call it), 'has been conserved by t'Jie present course. Them arc
now twcnJty-ciight ditVerenit cmirnes of study to choose from and, le
sldes thi's t'luere is n jiroportlon of electrical work. (Ireat Um''ersltiep
like Uuurvnrd and belaud Stnnfonl tlimt nunounce entire liberty of
cflrtxfee, d'o not have as grea.t freedom as it Fcems. In order to take
curtain Mtudtes, you must 'have had Certain oilier studies li'ithertc. In
other institutions, Hio student is foroed to take the advice of professors.
Tlio pixent system is not n revolution, but Is nn evotoiitiion. The
groups Ihiiive been mapped ou't In the nnrtnral sequence of situdics.
Since inut'li' time had leen eonsumed in the nreliminnries. tlio Chan
cellor d'id not make a formal addrtvss as has 'been the 'tradition in the
University. He spoke briefly on the Higher or Spiritual Life of tlh
vjii..hviwii, . iiuniuh m suusiance: -vc pruio ourseives on our equji
ineii't, our ivu miners filings Mint nre nmleriail. If the University is to
be time to its ideals; if it is to be true to t'he idea of a; groat state
UniveiWiity, we must eultivaite the spiritual life of the college maun.
"Thie evolution of tlhe University today has leen romarkn'ble. Tlie
flivt Umiver'sitJo's were found'cMl in the bosom of the. elnirc'li. The- sec
ond received the spiritunl and materiM lussistaiiice of the dhurch. And
now, we find1 the state currying on tihe education, df i'ts citizemi etv
deavwring to fit tihcm pliyisleally, mentally and spiritually to become
useful momibers of society. As human beings, we need To cultivate
the deeper life. Cod, in his providence, in the great civil wnr brought
Almeriea to a new realiznition of her deeper principles. In the prcsenit
wir for hiuinanii'ty, 'imtriotism, not Fourth of dulj patriotisms but
genuine xitriotism tli'at enn suffer untold- hurdyhips, siclcness mul
deatlh, has shown us Miat tbc American people have a deejor siiiritual
Ve lose ourselves in our eontcm,platioii of our successes!. We harve
lost the power of adoration; of seeing the beauty of naturo; of fnit3i
in t'lie Oremt EatHicr of All. The inner life must be active active
in a divine sympathy for every one we meet. This menuits self-denial.
Unless we keep up an inner love for our followinan, tltis inner life dttT
out. Seholairslhip may conic but the divine maiilioocl 'tangtht byft
lmwlly ninxnniiiu does'iiotv Iet us keti tbe higJicr life i-iv UVe Uniiveaisii
tlhat it may continue to gixAV.
REVISED SCHEDULE OF FOOT HALL.
tMlatuVgdr Hischof a'athortzes us to state tfliat t.he foMoNviaig- games
ire uilKsollluitcily decided upon:
()cjto(ler 1 U of N. vs. Hastings at Lincohu
OcoIksp 8. U. of N. vs Ames College at Lincoln
Oc'to'lHir 22. U. off N. vs. Win. Jewell College at K'nmsas City.
Octolnir 24. U. of N. vs. State Unl. of Mishouni at Cohim1in Mo.
(Wtolber 2'.). U. of 'N. -. (irinmfll College nt nincolii'.
Nowfin'ber S. IT. of N. vsv Kaiusas State Uni. at iAiwroncc.
Nownnber 7. U. of N. vs. Kansas City Medics at Knmsns Onty.
NovennlK'r 24. IT. yf X. vs Iowa State Uniivcrsiity at Omadia or Lin
coln. Thero wiJl lie a, guniie witli'the Kajistis Ciity Median at Kniilsrne City,
Oc't'oibcr r, duirtng 't'he Oirni-al if Ktamsas State Uni docs nott accept it.
Tho'inanamiger of Ithe Medics libs written asking iif Xclmiftku will accept
if K'aini-as IkicUs out and an airitniiative rcjily was semt luim. However,
this glume Is'iiloit ab-olntcliy certain.
Work on tbe fleM is noiw beginming in dead ivanicsit. Coacflii Yost Is
tataing- hvII Avlith tihe players and ai classes of students. He is n very
jovial main mud is alliolutiV.y hnKuitiul in 'his fnicindwhip. No one will
gclti on tlhe team Mils jxitr u'nUiss 'he &wn tlrte phuv.
1TI-7.MS l-'UOM S. IT. I.
Iowa May Net Piny l-'ooit Hall- May Not. Drill.
The following leMVlutionU woiV adoptcl '.by the Faculty of Ilnwa
Htki'le U mi vei silly wi Spteniber in, 1S!)S:
Whe.ivas, The stuidi'iilt IxMly of thV State Univeiwity of Iowa did, two
yeailsago, pioinlisi to pay by .lune, 1S9S, n debt of .$1)00, incur-redi im tbe
iiittiVstS. of aitihletics.; and
W'heiktis. The mi id dtJbt of $000 has not yet been pnldl
He it unnnlinioue-fiy lx-holve! by tlhd' Kaculty of the Staite U'uBwrsitv Vi
of lowi, thfit no ganne offootlmll or other altbletie coHUtcst be iK-hiimlt-tcd
iiiitt".H n't least $100 of he above inenllioiaed debt whiaM have beon
It is an evident 'lnw.il in human nature that we wvnu whtilt we ennmot
hiiive. I m pkioit yearn thecry lias gone up that drill ought to lie die-
iKim-vd with at 't'he Univeiislty. The majority of the cnItft joined in
wlyb'iiiig t'hli' iiiliri'Ui'ry demntnienit a1olIshel, biiU lo tlw otrder Iuih gone
foi'l'h tOrtit tHieu will proim'bi'y be no drill, and the students denounce
tbti imove, hwine rejtuU'e at being five from 'the task, niiiuuti inrosjxc
Ili'W otl'ive hoKUerw regret the move, nilakilng It ihtutl io aicwer
ttnln dcfinOtcOy the iHisit'ioin of tilu Ktuirtlcintfi. It seems, howetver, tbnt
the vas intijoi'ilty would mfc.r pei-sonally, it to have drill, (but from
the Nlliiiwl point of tlhe wtudenlt interested only in the welfare of tbe
I'lmvensity, 'they regiH"t tbe absenee of the battaiVi'on.
.Vs 'the Kiibjeet is not irrevocably settled we may tfcton see tbe blue
coaitN omce more marching in, line. If it were possible to ascertain the
atltiHliidc of the Mtiudent 'lkxly, amd tnke their wiNheri into eons-Id emt'lonf
the result would be much more snttsfnutory wlhtichever way it is set "
t?ed. Vidctte llenoilen. Seirt. 17, 188.
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