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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
g HESPERIAN STUDENT.
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peeian Student, State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska.
lr is with regret that wc chronicle in this issue of
the Student the resignation of Prof. Draper from
our musical department. Never since the establish
ment of the Conservatory of Music in connection
with the University has a teacher given more satis
faction. His pupils, without a single exception, pro
nounce him thorough and practical in every respect.
Although he has been with us but three months, the
result of his untiring efforts with the pupils was be
ginning to show itself both in our chapel services and
our societies. Prof. Draper is a gentleman in the
highest meaning of the word, and he won the respect
and confidence of all with whom he came in contact.
It will be some time before his place can be filled
either socially or as a teacher.
The integrity of journalism is being called into
question considerably of late. It is a subject of such
importance that too much attention and discussion
cannot be given it. The freedom of the press is one
of the greatest of America's boasted liberties, and it
should not degenerate into a mercenary servitude to
men and measures. A fearless and an honest press
would seek to hide no fault or folly of nation, party,
or individual; would shirk no responsibility, how
ever heavy or disagreeable. How exceptionally few
indeed of our American newspapers are entirely free
i from the partisanship and sycophantism which is so
i unworthy of true journalism in our progressive time
i and country. The demand that is arising for a high
j er tone in that profession, will be met ere long, and
Let us hope that the begining of the end has ai rived.
It was announced the other morning that the un
comfortable condition of the chapel would be laid
before the Board of Regents at their next meeting,
and an effort made to remedy the evil. Let us hold j those journals who do not wish to be left in the rear
on and hope a little longer. nad l)CSt adopt tne honest policy at once. .
In Harvard and other leading American colleges Thk retirement of Governor Nance from the gub
the pleasant custom prevails of preserving in the col- I ernatorial chair is followed by a host of well de-
lege library the photographs of each succeeding class served compliments from the press and people of the
state, rew men can look over their official record
with as much satisfaction and as little regret as can
this young but practical common-sense Nebraskan.
Only locally known six years ago, he now retires
from the highest position in the state, with the re
spect and confidence of every man who voted for
him. The mistakes he made were few and hard to
The Regents meet again on the ioth inst. It is to i find. He betrayed no namby-pambyism for sen
be sincerely hoped that some steps will be taken at j tenced criminals, having pardoned but one man dur
that time toward providing this institution with a ing his four years of office. Assuming no eccentric-
as it graduates. Why cannot our class of '83 inaugur
ate the custom here? What pleasanter reminiscences of
college days could be recalled in after years, than those
suggested by a glance over the library albums, full of
the faces so well known to our recollections of univer
sity life and university work?
chancellor. Even if he cannot assume control of
the University until next fall term, let some one be
offered the place, that we may at least have a pros
pective head. The University cannot but lose tone
in this temporary make-shift condition. If an in-
ities of genius, his administration was the ideal one of
pure common sense. With such men as this, our
young western state would do well to furnish all her
positions of responsibility. There ase, no doubt,
enough of them in the commonwealth, and they cer-
crease of salary is all that keeps the Regents from tainly can be used to better public advantage than
taking action in this matter, is not the present time the soaring intellects who are professionally willing to
as good as any to present the question to the legis- serve the people by advancing their personal ambi-
lature? l tions and advantages.
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