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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1900)
Editors of Ncbraskan-Hcsperian;
Western students who -wish,, after
completing their college course, to pur
sue professional or special studies in
the East, are often at a loss to know
which of the many Eastern institu
tions to choose for further work. In
view of this it appears to me not
inappropriate that we who have como
to the East for study should say what
we can that may prove of advantage to
those who arc to follow. In speaking
of the University of Pennsylvania I
have no desire to compare It one way
or the other with tmlverelties else
where, even had I the information
which would enable me to do so. I
merely wish to describe in a general
way what It offers, and to some extent
the conditions of life as I have found
First as to the various departments
and their advantages:
The university Includes besides the
college and department of philosophy
(graduate school), departments of law,
medicine, dentistry, and veterinary
medicine. In each of these depart
ments the general equipment Is the
exceptionable. As special advantages
the Wistar institute of anatomy, with
its extensive collections, and the muse
um of archaeology and paleon tology
are worthy of mention. Of course ihe
libraries and museums of the city are
also open to students.
Of the Tank of the departments the
dental school is asltnowledged the best
In the world, and It draws students
from the world over. The medical
school Is certainly excelled "by no other
in this country. Its principal rival is
Harvard, I should say. The law school
is second only to Harvard's. Both the
dental school and tbe law school are
located In fine new "buildings; and all
departments have the advantage of be
ing located In one body of "buildings,
well In the heart of the city.
The graduate school, or department
of -philosophy. Is especially strong, I
should say, in the following hranches:
Semitic languages, English literature,
philosophy, economics and sociology,
and American history. Of course the
many other departments are well rep
resented, hut those named appear to
be the leaders In point of attraction
and reputation. It would he well to
mention also the nlque work in archae
ology especially Semitic and North
American Indian in wWcii urancnes
Pennsylvania takes leading rank.
So much for the work. A word as
to the conditions of living. The brute
necessities of life are cheaper in Phila
delphia than in any other of the large
Eastern cities. Board may be ob
tained for $3.50 per week, and room at
anywhere from $75 to $125, or higher,
for the school year. A minimum ex
penso with comfortable living would
be $300, I should say, though no doubt
there are students who do not spend
so much. Of course this does not in
clude tuition which ranges from $100
to $200 in various departments.
There Is not much tendency toward
student extravagance here, the social
atmosphere of the'jniverslty Is on the
whole one of good fellowship and ease.
Houston club and the dormitories offer
exceptional advantages for pleasant as
sociations. Personally I have found
the Phlladelphlans with whom I have
had the good fortune to become ac
quainted gifted with a cordiality and
friendliness which in no wise belies
their city' ; name. And in the gradu-,
ate school, as doubtless in the profes-1
sional schools also, will be found such
an admixture of Westerners as will
prevent any feeling of lorn and lost.
For women Pennsylvania is probably
better than any eastern university ex
cepting Cornell. Women are admitted
to the graduate school upon the same
terms as men. They have a living
house, club house, and gymnasium of
their own; and although in the college
and professional schools (in the latter
women are not admitted, and only In
certain department of the college") '
there Is an antipathy to "'co-eds." this
hardly affects the department of phil
osophy, in which Is a strong leaven of
students trained in co-educational col
leges. From Pennsylvania I shall take only
pleasant memories and a conscious
ness of work well worth while, and I
shall leave it with the heartiest wishes
for its prosperous future; hoping, too,
that other U. of N. men may follow
that Nebraska be not unrepresented
here. H. B. ALEXANDER.
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