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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER 10, 1886.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian r-ublishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
W, S. PERRIN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,
P. F, CLARK, 87. FANNIE A. BAKER, So.
A. H. BIGELOW, 87. C. S. LOBINGIER, '89.
Business Manager - - - - C. AV, Bigelow.
TERMS OF SUIlSCRirTION:
Oneicopy, per college year,
'Onecqpy.one half year,
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
Address all communications to THE Hesperian, University 1
of,Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Some have claimed that we 'did not voice the opin
ion of the students, In our last number, with respect
to their preferencein the matter of new buildings. As
a rule, tthey seem even more loath to forego the privi
leges of a good gymnasium than we bad anticipated.
A -very few, bowever, even yet would demand the
gymnasium before the library building; but those wlo
have taken exceptions can best be convinced of the
truth of our statement by inquiring among the stu-;
-dentsbefore forming a conclusion as to whatthat stu
dent opinion really is. "We have learned that it is
not always safe to venture your own opinions before
the world as the views of your fellows. In most cases
they will need either .a radical, revision or at least
some slight modification. We repeat, the students
want the library building and funds, .and would like
-very much to have a gymnasium.
Students will Snd itilo itheir intereststo patronize
-dealers who advertise dn the Hesperian. By so 'do
ing they will not 'only be dealing with upright and
honest men, who take an interest in the affairs of the
University, but they will also help us by thus convinc
ing our businees men that it does pay to advertise in
the Hesperian, The money spent among the mer
chants of the city by our students each year is no
small sum and if spent among those who advertise
with us would repay them many times for favors
It can work no lasting good, even if It be possible,
to crowd an institution in its growth. We cannot be
come suddenly great. The University has a great
work before it; it Is certainly clearing the ground,pre
paring tor that work, if not already entering upon It.
Nebraska's sons and daughters are scarce yet educat
ed, fitted for the university work, and until that prep
aration, at least, be made we cannot do the work of
a university. On the other hand, we may pursue a
course which will scarcely allow us a proper growth,
If Indeed It does not work our ultimateruin and de
cay. There Is one department of work here which
greatly needs encouragement, the post graduate
work. It is in our opinion quite an Insufficient sup
port merely to offer an opportunity for posting, with
out making some effort to make that work of more
than ordinary value. Something tangible must be of
fered, and the offer must be backed up by that which
makes it to the studenf s Interest, economically and
practically so, to accept that opportunity. The wealth
seeking spirit of this western state must be included
in the count. In the interests of the University and
its under-graduates we urge upon those who have the
future ot our graduate work in hand to bestir -themselves.
There Is a great deal in it for us, if we but
develop It properly.
The Scientific club, of which mention has ibeen
before made, was iorgantzed to meet a need 'of the
Scientific students. In the class room are studied the
laws and forces of Nature and their application in a
general way. By the elective system, as instituted in
our school, students in the higher classes are cabled
to malce a special study of subjects of local Interest
At present there are ten or twelve scientific students
malting Investigations in fields that are practically un
explored, such as the working out of some .geological
formation of the state, the anatomy and physiology
of the cottonwood, and others, including nearly tey-
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