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THK HKSPKRIAN STUDEN
Issued soml.montlily ly lliu IIksi-kiuax Stuuhnt
PithliMiliiK Association ol' Hie University of Nebraska
" " MT Thenex: annuil i-o.ittfil of the Inter-state Oratori-
HESPERIAN STUDLJN 1. cal Association will b; held a' Minneapolis on the
first Thursday 'n May. The prizes offerred are,'sev.
enty-five dollars for the first and fifty for the second
best jiration, no oration to contain over two thou
sand words. T.he organization now embraces the
! states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio Indiana, Illi
! nois and Iowa. Why should not Nebraska be
represented in the next contest? Judging from the
character of the exercises at our last inter-collegiate
contest, we certainly have material worthy of sending
to the front. All we need is to organize and work
the matter up, and the sooner this is done the better.
BOARD OK 1
( 11. M. CUI.VKU.
' C. A. PlHRCK.
J li. . ClIURCHIU..
LOCAL Wl T Mauck.
Literary G. G. Hitchcock.
Associate Josik Chapman.
Business Manager -- -- W. C. Knight.
TERMS OK SUUSOHIl'TIOX :
One copy, per college year, - - - - $1.00.
One copy, onu half year, ----- .50.
Single copy, --------- .10.
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All communications should be addressed to the IIes
l'EiUAN Student, State University, Lincoln, TTebraska.
And now it appears that, despite the intimations
the societies have received to the contrary, the new
Professors have not expressed themselves as inimical
to the present organization and workings of those
bodies, and that the only antagonism they have need
to fear as yet, comes from the same quarter that it
The long looked for catalogue for the year 18S1-2
has at last made its appearance. One of the greatest
faults the Student has to find with it is that it did
not come sooner. With the exception of the typo
graphical error which gives it the date of this year
instead of last the press work is neat and tasteful.
The catalogue contains the revised course of study and
the announcements for the present year. Of the
changes made we have previously spoken. The num
ber of students in the first year of the Latin School for
'81-2 is 129, exactly equal to the number in all the
other classes toge her. No mention is made of either
the Student or the literary societies. As these are
certainly a part of the University just why they are
omitted does not appear. Hereafter the catalogue
will be issued in June and distributed just before
If the Board of Regents would attend our chapel
exercises through one of the winter months and
experience the discomfort from the low temperature
of the room that our students are continually forced
to experience in cold weather we are sure something
could and would be done to alleviate it. Red hot
stoves do not affect the atmosphere of the chapel
beyond a radius of four or five seats; the trouble is
with the room itself. It is an imposition on the stu
dents. , ,
The reelection of Regent Gere is an event for which
all true friends of the University may well be thank
ful, and all the more so by reason of the late rumor
of his defeat. The Student is not a politician
and hence is not interested in his success as the
Republican candidate, but as a matter of credit
to the State University we are most heartily gratified
at the result. No man in the state has shown a
warmer interest in the University in general, or a
friendlier disposition toward its students in particular
than our resident regent, while his acknowledged
ability and well known fairness of mind render him
peculiarly fit for the position he occupies. This pa
per does not express its regard for TUr. Gere in the
hope to stand well with that gentleman as a regent,
but to voice the unanimous sentiments of its constit
uents toward a man whom they feel honored to call a
A gieat many persons fancy that the task of the
college professor is alight and easy one. If this be
true, Nebraska is certainly an exception. Most of
the teachers in the University appear to be over
burdened with work. The professor of Natural
Science is usually in his room from early in the
morning until after eleven at night, and many of the
other professors work equally as hard. The fact is, I The literary contest is "off", and the Union so
the University being comparatively new, professors j ciety takes upon itself the onus of self-acknowledged
have to work at a great disadvantage from lack of , defeat before a trial, by refusing to proceed without
apparatus and materials. However, with thepiesent ' its favorite orator. While in our opinion the annual
prosperity continued the;legislature willdoubtlesstake society exhibitions virtually render such special trials
abijit unnetessarv. we would at the same time
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