Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, March 01, 1887, Image 1

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Vol. XV,
No. X,
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Assocl
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
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terms or subscription:
One copy, per college year,
One copy, one college term
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Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The Seniors have at last reached a settlement of
the knotty Commencement problem, and that settle
ment must be a surprise to those who were cognizant
of their presumably frantic efforts to be excused. Some
ray or another the persons chosen did not wear a
markedly resigned look and there appeared to be a
great many candidates, despite the "unanimous
vote." However, the plan adopted as perhaps the
best one now feasible and its representatives are
those who will not only represent their courses cred
itably, but will do honor to their class. We sincerely
hope that 88 will be more sincere in their "unani
mous vote" and be more successful in obtaining the
consent of the faculty.
There was a thought which was advanced by a
member of the legislature during the Charter Day
debate upon our appropriation bill which, though
not exactly applicable to the case then in hand, yet
contains a truth which some time in the future roust
be faced: that ot the lack of room on our campus for
the buildings which in the course of time it will be
necessary for us to erect. This is no small matter,
and it seems to us that preparation ought to be made
soon, if it is ever to be made, for the enlarging of our
grounds. The cost now would be insignificant to
what it will be when we have, of necessity, to pur
chase surrounding land. Four blocks does not form
a very extensive campus, and although it would be
possible to get a great many more buildings upon it,
yet it would necessitate a crowding which is neither
agreeable nor desirable. What is to be done?
It is certainly a most agreeable task to mention a
step towards progress, especially when that step is
one of such great importance to us. It will be re
membered that two years ago our authorities asked,
in addition to the chemical laboratory, for a general
or industrial science hall. Our legislature did not
then see fit to comply, but when at this session the
request was made they answered by granting fifty
thousand dollars for the erection of that building,
they recognized our growth and prosperity. We have
an appropriate home for chemistry and physics and
have long needed room and appliances for geology,
zoology and botany. The magnitude of the appro
priation renders possible the erection of a building
which can accommodate all of these in a manner that
will combine convenience with adaptability. This
means a great deal to us as students, whether members
of the science course or not, for improvements in
the working power of whatever branch of our Uni
versity, influences us either directly or indirectly. We
await to hail the day when our campus shall be adorn
ed with a new fifty thousand dollar structure.
To the literary student,nor indeed to any student,is
it necessary to argue that they may appreciate the ad
vantage ot a short and comprehensive synopsis of the
subject or subjects to be studied in any given class.
The student of history finds the main features brought
forwaidand in a systematic way, thus enabling him
to use his text book to good advantage in filling out
the framework supplied by the synopsis. There is,
however, a very great drawback connected with the
use of synopses in our own University, resulting from
the fact that there is generally but one copy to be
had, and that the synopses are generally so long as to