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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
the boys that is to any, young gentlemen
room where they please and are under
no restraint whatever. It is, of course,
thought desirable that students should
conduct themselves in an orderly manner,
but it is held to bo of iar greater impor
tance that their self-respect should not be
lessened by efforts on the part of the
Faculty to treat them as if they were boys,
with the usual boyish weakness of pur.
pose and proneness to mischief and to fall
into vicious ways.
This enlightened modern conception of
the proper treatment of students seems to
prevail at Princeton, the President of
which institution is reported to have sniu
the other day that he had never yet ex
pelled a student. The Princeton students
apparently learn self-respect by doing ex
actly as they please. Of course they are
exhorted to behrve themselves like gentle
men, but there is a vast difference between
politely inviting young gentlemen of 17
or 18 years old to bo orderly and decent
in their hchavior and compelling them to
he such. In the effort to cultivate their
solf-rcspoct by acknowledging no restraint
whatever, the Princeton students have for
a long time offended the prejudices of dull
Jerseymen, who cannot distinguish be
tween the educational pursuits of earnest
students and other oung rulllans. After
frequent appeals to the Faculty to keep
the students in order, which were very
properly disregarded, the local Jerseymen
have tin ally had resort to persecution and
have heartlessly compelled more than
twenty studious Freshmen to degrade
themselves by appearing at the bar of a
It is evident thai this is but the begin
ning of a systematic attempt on the part
of the Jerseymen to put a stop to the under
graduate's method of acquiring self res
pect. They insist thnt either the Prince
tor. Faculty shall compel the students to
give up lamp-breaking and gate stealing
or that the law of the State shall punish
the ho. called offenders. Brutal and igno
rant as the persecutors have proved them
selves to bo, it is diillcult to see how they
can bo hindered from carrying out their
purpose of protecting their lamps and
gates. If the Faculty could for a moment
entertain the idea of returning to the old
system of college discipline and of pun
ishing every undergraduate rioter by
prompt expulsion, the anger of the Jer
seymen would bo appeased; but as this
is manifestly not to be thought of, the
only course remaining open is the immo
diute removal of the college to Central
Africa or some other equally barbarous
region, where the free untrammelcd Fresh
men can cultivate self respect among
congenial and approving bavages.
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT
Published Boml-monthly by tho students of tho
Nobrnskn Stato University.
Wednesday, Mahoii 1, 1882.
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pleasure that such an announcement is
made a pleasure only equalled by the
desire to supply the compositor with
" more copy."
Phok. Auohkv has returned and is
again hearing his classes. This paper
lias frequently given expression of its
opinion concerning his prolonged absence.
Its remarks were not directed against
Prof. Aughey any more than any other
professor whoso duty inclination leads
him to neglect his University work for so
long a time. Students feel the injustice
of such neglect, and feeling it are not
slow in forming and expressing their
judgments concerning it.
AnitANaEMENTB have been made for a
second contest between the Hesperian
society of Doane college and tho Palla
dians of the University. Last spring, for
some reason knownblo or unknown, the
Ilcsperians carried off the palm. The
University, having a better corps of in
structors, better facilities and a better
course of study, ought to contain the best
students of the state. If m public exhi
bitions lier representatives cannot compete
witli those of inferior institutions, some
thing is radically wrong. Either the
most competctent have not been chosen,
or those chosen have not applied them
selves to their woik, and condensed,
rounded and polished their productions.
The responsibility of a right choice rests
with the society; that of care in prepara
tion with the representatives of the soci
ety, yet not of the society alone, but of the
University. Tho class chosen for the
coming contest has tho wish and desire of
the Student that they succeed; that they
restore to the Univetsity the laurels that
rightly belong to her.
Thkuis has been some earnestness (lis
played and more energy wasted on the
part of some to prove that tho Hespcriuns
were tho victors in tho Palladian-IIespor-inn
contest of last May. Should the Stu
dent venture an opinion o.i the matter, it
would heartily condemn the judge win)
made two mistakes in the simple work of
addition. From these mistakes arose the
conllicting statements that have been
before the public By tho corrected fig
ures tho Hesperians stand victors by one
point and n fraction. The Palladians ac
cept their defeat in a manly spirit. Tlioy
lay no claims to honors which belong to
their friends of the Hesperian society.
"Did you call your brother a liarY"
"Well, I said he was a book-ageut."
Ciiaiitku Day, this year, was duly ob
served. The remembrance of it will bo
kept fresh in the minds of the present
Board of Managers, at least. Thanks to
those worthy numbers of the Association
that made tho entertainment a success.
By it ouough money was cleared to lift
tho old debt that has hung like an evil
spirit over tho paper an'' retarded its pros
perity. Not within the memory of any
student now in the University has the
paper been upon so solid a basis or in
such a prosperous condition. It is with
We understand that an effort is being
made Sy personal friends of Lieut. Dud
ley, in Lincoln, to have him reappointed
to his old command in the University.
We hope the Regents before asking the
Secietary of War for such un appointment
will take into consideration the wishes of
the students in the matter. During the
three years Lieut. Dudley was hero the
military department was in a deplorable
condition. There seemed to bo a want of
interest on the part of this gentleman in
the students and in building up his de
partment. It requires a man of peculiar
make-up to sustain tills department. One
who enters into the spirit and enthusiasm
of his command; takes a genuine interest
in tho affairs of the students; a moving
pushing, progressive, active man, who
wins the respect ami hearts of tho boys,
more frdm tho admiration and nttracti n
of tho commandant than from the author
ity he possesses. Such requisites, in sonic
respects, Lieut. Dudley does not possess.
Doubtless a gentleman of lino military
education and a very capable army officer,
but with no words of disparagement or
disrespect to him, viewing tho question
from tho standpoint of tho true interests
of tho military department, his career ol
three years hero ought not to warrant his
return. We tiro aware of tho high social
position hold by him in tho city of Lin
coln. But above this tlio true wolfare of
the University is the first question for
consideration, and wo might Bay tho
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