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manner in which IMiss Judkins had per
formed licr duties while in the nfllcc.
Miss Minnie Williams was then elected
Soorctnry for the remainder of the year.
Thu societies liavc adopted a new plan
with their exhibitions this term. Re
served scats were placed on sale at ten
cunts each: none of the gallery or back
rows of the dress circle were reserved.
Tliis gave an opportunity to those who
wished to do so to secure seats, and plcntv
were left for those not wishing to do this.
It worked well. The public were well
pleased, and the receipts were more than
enough to pay expenses.
At a meeting of the Lecture Association,
June 10th, it was voted to loan to the
Pailadian Society $12.50. The Associa.
lion, during the short time it lias been in
existence, has not only furnished the stu
dents and the people of Lincoln with
some good lectures, but has done well
enough iiuaucially so as to accomodate
the Student uul society by loans of mon.
ey. It will no doubt take up its work
next Fall and bring to Lincoln some
prominent men from abroad.
lCcKoltitloiifl Adopted ly tlioflliiftH or '81.
Whereas: Divine Providence hiu seen
lit to visit dire atllictiou upon one of our
respucted and beloved members, Law.
rence Foster, and,
"Wheueas: while we believe God docs
all things for the best, yet that a token of
our regard is eminently lilting, be it
Jlcsolced: that we hereby exprobs our
profoundcHl sorrow for him in his sad af
fliction. The Memijeiib op the Class of '81.
The University address this year was
delivered by Prcs. Folwell of the Univer
sity of Minnesota. The questions consid
ered were, what is the purpose of educa
tional institutions, and what is the best
organization for accomplishing that pur
pose? If, the speaker said, the purpose
of education was only to make intelligent
voters and a good class of. citizens, we
should stop wliofi our work has gone far
enough to secure this end. W: should
not put our educational institutions on a
level with our Jails, as n means to stop
crimes; but their purpose is higher, is to
serve as a means of culture. To accomp
lish this purpose, let the common schools
be preparatory for the high school merely.
It defeats the true end of education to try
to teach all in our common schools. Let
the high schools take the two lower years
of the University, as soon as they exist in
great enough numbers to do the work and
do all the preparatory work. Thus stu-.
dents can be longer under home influ
ences, and college professors would have
more time for research. It should be
impossible for men to enter professions
without having taken a course at least
through one of the secondary schools.
The meeting of the Regents this Spring,
was not marked by any transactions of
very groat importance. It seems that the
Auditor, on account of the unceitainty of
the law in regard to the fuud to be drawn
upon, still refuses to draw warrants for
the salaries, of the professors; but promi
ses to make up a test case, upon which
the Supreme Court will decide and settle
the matter. It was moved that Prof.
Woodbcrry's resignation be accepted;
motion lost by tie vote as follows: aye,
Regents Fificld, Persinger and Adair;
no, Regents Gannet, Holmes and Tuttle.
A motion that Prol. Woodberry be re
quested to return to service, in the chair
ol English Literature, was defeated by
tie, Regents Gannet, Holmes and Tuttle
voting aye, and Regents Fifield, Persinger
and Adair voting no. The sum of $050.92
was placed at the disposal of the Library
Committee, to be expended for the benefit
of the library. On motion of Regent
Tuttle a resolution was adopted, abolish
ing the $2.00 incidental fee heretofore
exacted from students. The sum of
$400.00 was appropriated for the Model
Farm. A resolution invil'mg Mr. How
ard to continue his position as tutor was
adopted. Prof. Aughey becomes Dean of
the Faculty for the comiugyear. A reso-
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