Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 22, 1886, Image 1

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Vol. XV.
No. Vh
Issued semi-monthly by the IlKsrEKiAN Publishing Associ.
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
P. V. CLARK, 87. FANNIE A. 1IAKER, '89.
A. H. HIGELOW, '87. C. S. I.OMNG1ER, '89.
liUSIXRSS Manackr - - - - C. V. R1r.Ki.0w.
One copy, per college year, .... $1.00
One copy, one half year, 50
Single copy, .10
Address all communications to ThkHesi'KRIAX, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The matter of new buildings must again be noted
in order to correct a wrong inference which has been
rightly drawn from previous remarks on the subject.
The recommedattons for an Industrial College
building (a general Science Hall) were overlooked
because there seemed to be no question but that we
would get that building at least, and there was cei
tainly no one who questioned the immediate need of
a Science Hall.
We are glad to note the fact that steps are being
taken to secure funds with which we may undertake
the advertisement so strongly urged by us in a for
mer number. The Chancellor has recommended a
nice little sum to be used in the publication of theme
and thesis work by undergraduates, beside the work
of member.; of the faculty and graduate students on
subjects of wider importance. Newspaper adver
tisements only publish the fact that our institution is
in existence; the catalogue states what we profess to
be, and the advantages which we can offer. The
publication of work done here, whether by instructor
or student, proves to the world that we are accomp
lishing something, and moreover gives it an oppor
tunity to test the work done, as to whether or not it
sustains us in ourjclaims to the rank of a university.
As before remarked it is the only proper and ade
quate method of advertising our young but flourish
ing University.
The proofs of the Chancellor's Biennial Report
came too late to get the review it deserves in this
number of the Hesperian. Farther along in these
columns, however, we have printed a few clippings
which will give the students some idea of the nature
of that report. Beside the appropriation for new
buildings, the need of more instructors is rightly
mentioned. Fifteen salaried professors are now bur
dened with the care of over three hundred students,
more than can properly be forced upon them. The
chair of Philosophy is vacant, and the report recom
mends that it be filled as soonas the proper man can
be secured for the place. Assistants in Geology and
Chemistry are also greatly needed. We are also to have
an instructor in Rhetoric and English, a most impera
tive need. Withal, our prospects for real growth seem
now assured, and we might perhaps add, flattering.
The location of the Nebraska Wesleyan Universi
ty at Lincoln occasioned surprise in some circles, but
now that the question is settled, it is time to consider
the possible outcome. That the establishing of such
an institution is of importance to the State Universi
ty is to be declared; but it should be added that the
character of the institution and its management are
of yet greater importance. The Nebraska State Uni
versity does not look upon its neighbor with jealousy.
The presence ol a possible competitor may act as a
healthful stimulant on our own work, and if our in
stitution can only hold its own when it has no com
petitors, it were better it had not been founded.
Though opposed on principle to sectarian schools,
we believe that properly conducted the proposed uni
versity may, under the circumstances, do good work
if the promises made during the canvas be fulfilled
and the institution be organized as then outlined. In
view of the difficulties to be encountered we are jus
tified in admitting a shade of doubt into our statement.