Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, October 01, 1884, Page 8, Image 8

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The Berkeleyan of California sports a new cover re
sembling the old one. The slight change in the stereo
typo pinto is not improving to tho general appearance of
the paper to the judgement of some but tho eflcct, as a
whole, is not displeatting. Tho policy of tho paper re
mains unchanged. It is frco from fault-finding and up
right in tone.
The University Press of Madison, is entirely remodelled
and appears in a greatly improved form. Tho arrange
ment of matter and quantity of space hare both been
somewhat altered. Tho paper is far above its standard
of last year. We admit e the careful grouping of topics
and the neat, clear exposition of tho current college news
in the local department.
The fall exchanges are dropping in by two and threes.
Nearly all wear the same old countenance which wo have
known so long and which we have learned to recognize
among a thousand. Some, however, have como out in
new form and usually in better than before. We wel
come all and will strive to make tho acquaintance of tho
Mew ones and the old ones in new dress.
Among our exchanges we notice the Notre JDamo 8cho-la8tic--&n
old acquaintance. The little quarto rejoices
in a new cmblishment upon the outside pages namely a
a wood cut of the college building. Tho Scholastic has
omitted its exchange column. Tho expediter ot last year
was such a sinner that the good fathers of Notro Dame
probably sat upon him and the column over which ho
The Badger, also from Wisconsin State, is not disguised.
We recognized the well-known friend as soon as the
wrapper was removed. The Badger is of equal merit with
tho Press so far as news go. Tn fuct it is even more
newsy. It lags behind in typographical make-up. The
progressive spirit is rarely conflued to ono of two rival
journals and wo may expect tho Badger to loom up in the
near future.
The sister journal, tiie Occident, retains the old flashy
cover. Tho blue and gold are beautiful colors but dis
played on the cover of what ought to bo a business-like
exponent of college ideas they appear almost to gaudy in
the extreme. Tho tone of the Occident is hypercritical in
tho extreme. It is especially severe on tho class of '84.
Criticism is often sorely needed but it should beencourg
ing, never discouraging. A little sympathy with the
misfortunes f a class would bo better by far than a great
deal of objurgation and snarling over what cannot bo
The Cornell Era is still coming regularly to thjs office.
This is one of the old established college journals. Tho
Era is metropolitan in appearance and elevated in gen .
ernl tone. The treatment of college affairs is fair and
without seeming bias. Tho main object of a college pa
per is to represent correctly tho mind of tho aver
age student and his opinions on tho nffairs in which
lie is interested. Bomo go to far and write political edi
torials and religious locals. Others take the opposite ex
treme tuid conOne themselves to the more narrow affaire
of the institution. Tho Era strikes the happy mean.
Wo consider it a model paper.
The dornunstrator of anatomy is a jolly follow. He's
always cutting up.
Dr. Farmer, of class '80, camo in Monday last to pur
sue his studies at tho University.
An old Dr. said he classified his putienta as follows:
Tho Lord's poor, the Devil's poor, tho poor devils, and
dv s'l poor.
Miss Georgio Arbucklo, graduato of Omaha medical col
lege, class '83-4, matriculated last week in tho Homoco
pathicdopartinont. Professor EL B. Lowry left ono week ago last Tuesday
for his long contemplated trip to Europe where ho will
remain ono year pursuing the study of medicino in its
various branches.
Drs. Shoemaker and Buck gave a reception to tho
Homoeopathic class in their rooms Monday evening last.
Tho evening was mado more pleasant by the presence of
Chancellor Mauatt, Professors Hart, Righter, and Palno .
The medical department of the present session
opens most auspiciously. Nearly all of the students
of last session are again present and the new faces
add much to the appearance of the classes in this im
portant branch of the University. In addition to
the already able corps of medical instructors who
labored so earnestly and successfully last year have
been added two professors of surgery, Drs. Mercer
and Livingston. Both gentlemen have ripe exper
ience in the practice of this art as well as in the teach
ing of it. Undoubtedly the most important study in
the curriculum of any medical school is that ot sur
gery and the success of the medicaldepartment will
always largely depend, here as well as elsewhere upon
the thoroughness and ability of the instructions given
from this chair. It is expected that the professors of
surgery will be able to bring before the class very many
interesting clinical cases whereby they can demon
strate not only the theory but practice, also, of the
science and art of surgery. The new instructor in
the chair of Physiology, Dr. Wayman, is also just en
tering upon his duties of the matter and manner
of what he has already given his class in the impor
tant and interesting study of Physiology is an index
of that vfhich is to follow then there will be no dis
appointment here. No higher or more generous com
pliment could have been paid this gentleman than
that of Dr. Lowry, when he said that Dr. Way
man was a better instructor than he, was. All
things considered, it would seem that the medical
department has in the short space of one year, com to
stand upon a solid foundation, above which it is hoped
will be reared an edifice so systematical and grand that
out of its doors shall come those so well trained in all
branches of the healing art that the people of this
commonwealth will say of those who founded it "You
builded better than you knew. ' '