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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEK., OCTOBERS, tSS7.
1smic1 cmvmonllily liy ihc HicsntRl.vN ruMisfcing Aoci.
alion, of the University of Nebraska.
E R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
KOY CODDING, ,'SS LOGAN STEPHENS, 'Sg
coka e. wnni; 'SS V. II. WAONEU, 'SS.
j that the idea of change had not occurred to us. That
it did occur to the authorities is evidenced by the
comfortable chairs with adjustable desks, rubber mat
ting on halls and stairs, newly painted walls and
other formerly much needed improvements. It is
right so long as the University has the money that it
hould be used not only for necessaries but for con
veniences. The University starts out this year with prospects
flattering in the extreme. All department arc fuller
- - W. W. ROBERTSON'.
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ADVE-RTISIXG 'KATES ON AITLICATIOX.
Address :nll communications -lo THE HliSl'EWAN, University
ot Xclir-nslca, Lincoln, Nel.
As a natural consequence of the opening of the j
new school year The Hesperian appears before you. ,
We offer no apology for its appearance. In spite of
sneers and faction, of fights and poof support, it has
struggled on, and we hope will continue to do so. I
An institution which has gained the position of a'J e
U, of N. should not only support a representative
j ournal, out should support it royally. We may Ibe
inexperienced and lack ability, hut we will do our
best. If now, the students as a body will do theipj
best, this will be the most prosperous year yet exper
ienced by The .Hesperian. Let us have your help
and ive will help you and the institution which is our
WEare surprised and pleased to observe the great
improvement in the internal arrangements and furni
ture of the University. We had become so accus-
than ever before and the majority of the students
seem to be here for work. Because of being drawn
from larger and more varied circles, there are non
more students than formerly who try to dodge their
way to a decree with little stud'; but under the pres
ent strictness of discipline and prevailing public
opinion most of them either settle down to steady
work or drop out because of not fulfilling the re
quirements. This will, however, be an ever increas
ing danger and it behooves each student with self- '
respect and a sincere desire for the good of the Uni
versity," now and hereafter, to set his face against
One shirk in a class not only does himself no good
but hinders the work of all the other students. Let
the habitual shirk feel that he is despised for his lazi
ness and it will arouse his manhood and set him to
work 01 weed him out of the "Institution.
The historical department of the U. of N. lias for
sometime been recognized as among the first of the
land, and now more than ever deserves its reputation.
It has more than kept abreast of the general progress
of the institution. The University u proud of its
head and his able assistant, the more so that they
both are former students within its walls. The addi
tion, as an elective, of a two years course in Ameri
can history is a noteworthy step forward. This sub
ject has Leen a rather neglected one, but unjustly so.
Every citizen should have a clearer idea of the early
history of his own country than of any other. He
should be fully posted as to all the underlying princi
ples of its government, and of the political partaes,"
past and present. This instruction has formerly been "
Jieft almost entirely to the one year's mast element
ary study in the grammar school. We aic glad that
tomed to sliding down hill during recitations, trip
ping up an the matting and gazing at discolored wallsia fuller and more comprehensive view of this, tons,