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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JANUARY 5, 1885.
It is carrying things a little too far when a student is
so reticent t'mt he won't even tell the professors what lie
knows about a lessou. Notre Dame Schoolastic.
Germany is, perhaps, behind the United States in one
thing. The Northwestern is responsible lor tlio start
ling statement that among all her colleges and gymnasia,
but one has pluck enough to publish a college paper.
0. 0. N. Y. Journal says that there 0110 hundred and
ninety college papers published in tiio United States. If
these be correct figtucs there just ono hundred and
eighty-five sophomoricnl local editors writing for the
American College press.
"We quote the following from iho University Magazine
of Athens, Georgia, to show widely opinions differ even
among collegians. "We arc glad of his (Cleveland's) tri
umph not merely because ho is a democrat and opposed
a republican. Wo arc glad because virtue ro&e while
vice fell; because honesty triumphed while dishonesty
was defeated; because right will rule. And not wrong.
From our hearts we say, hurrah for Cleveland and
Cabinet making seems to bo the principle business of
most of the democratic and republican organs at tho pre
sent time. There is net a single prominent democrat
from Maine to Texas who his not been suggested for
some secretary -ship and not one save Dr. Miller, of Oma
ha, whose appointment would not cause blood shed in
the opinion of some prominent journalist or other. Tho
moral of this bit of statistics plainly leaches that Dr. Mil
ler ought to supercede Cleveland and run the whole uxeuu
live machinery for the coining four years, if peace and
harmony are to bo much in demand among tho ranks of
the once moiosuniud-around-thc-public-inanger de
mocracy. H it not growing like atreo
In bulk, doth mnku man butter be,
Or standing long an oak, thrco hundred years.
To fall u log at last, dry, buld and sere.
A lily of a day
Ib fairer far In May,
Although it fall and die that night;
It was the plant and flower of llhtl
In Bin all propottions we Just beauties sco;
And in short moasuros life map perfect be.
Lane Seminaiiy. In the chair of Theology, this year,
in this Seminary, the method of instruction has been
changed from the lecture to the use of the text books.
The books used are tho works of Henry B.Smith and
Charles Hodge. There is a growing feeling, especially
among tho student in most instutions, in opposition to the
lecture system, and in iavorof the use of text books, in
theology, logic, mental philosophy, and such abstract
sciences. In history, puliiicil economy, and and physis
cal sciences tho lecture system will , perhaps, ever remain
popular and effective, for t lie reason that-definitions and
principles are few and easily under stood while the chiet
knowledge imparted consists of facts to bo stored in tiio
memory. In abstract science tho burden of work an"
thought is definition, formula, philosophical construction
requiring the use of the reflective more than the rcceptive
faculties; thought, rather than memory. Hence, tho
student needs to go into the class room having studied
his lesson, and the work of the teacher is mainly to cor
rect and extend ltis knowledge, rather than to pour into
his memory ideas which ho has no time, in class, to di
gest and store up as stock in thought for future use.
Don't imagine your entrance has made a new epoch in
the history of tho University.
Don't attempt to graduate in more thau three courses.
Don't think you can do a week's work Saturday and
still have time to take in that game of baso ball.
Don't attempt to find a substiluto for tho marking sys
tem. Don't pronounce a final judgement on the value of
Don't give advice to tho faculty.
Don't humor that incipient moustache until the sopho
mores have make their annual visit.
Don't hold more thau ono class meeting a day.
Don't put off ten days' work for the next holiday.
Don't sit down and wait for an inspiration when you
write that essay.
Don't tell us anything more about Gcorgo Washington
unless you happen to have been personally acquainted
with tho gentleman.
Don't undertake to instruct a sophomore in the rules of
Don't think you can do a term's work tho evening be
Don't recite your lessons at the dinner table.
Don't invite tho sophomores to your first class meeting
They are oxpeoted to bo present ex officio.
Don't spend all your time thinking about how much
you have to do, and the other half in thinking about how
much you are going to do.
Don't adopt your class motto without dctato.
Don't make it a habit to carry more than thirteen
grammars and dictionaries witli you to the class room.
Don't spend above an hour a day in wondering how
much a senior knows.
Don't plan to make up more than three studies during
Don't try to explain away "that Hunk." Life is too
sh ort . Acttdemiea.
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