Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin, for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30 ...

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The Board, 1893
 

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Page 31 - ... however, that earnest students may do good work at a distance from the University when guided by competent instruction by correspondence. There are in every locality teachers, ministers, and men and women of various vocations, who are carrying on the study of certain subjects alone, and who would be glad to avail themselves of the guidance of a University instructor. There are others who would take up and prosecute some line of study if they could have competent guidance, but who do not feel...
Page 2 - First District, Second District, - - Third District, Fourth District, Fifth District, Sixth District, Seventh District, Eighth District, - - ' Ninth District, Tenth District...
Page 49 - ... a liberal education. We recognize the fact that there is in the university a legitimate place for a fair proportion of special students well prepared to do the work to which, for various causes — not to their discredit — they may wish to devote their time and energies, and we would give their work an adequate recognition by a system of certificates crediting them with the standing in any special study, to which they may prove their right by actual work accomplished. But we submit that such...
Page 5 - This fund consists of the proceeds of the sales of 240,000 acres of lands granted by Congress to the State for the support of an institution of learning, where shall be taught the principles of agriculture and the arts. The interest on the productive fund forms the income . The amount of productive fund, September 30, 1868 and 1869, respectively, was as follows : 1868.
Page 73 - ... in which it has already made its reputation. Near by, in the law school building, is the new school of economics, history and social science, with its own special library which in time might profitably be moved to the new building. With all these special libraries, each intelligently and separately administered within one building, the combination would without doubt be the grandest collection of reference...
Page 53 - We recommend that, if practicable, the college classes in elementary, constitutional and international law be transferred to the law department. We find much to commend in the university, but we have considered it rather to be our duty to indicate the lines in which, in our opinion, improvements are most imperatively demanded. Concerning that of which we make no comment, we wish to be considered as commending the present situation. (Signed) CHANDLER P.
Page 54 - WHEREAS, The most pressing need for higher education in this country is a better understanding between the secondary schools and the colleges and universities in regard to requirements for admission ; therefore Resolved, That the Department of Secondary Education appoint a committee of five...
Page 33 - But the commitment and detention of the relator's sons is justified by the respondent upon the ground that the industrial school is not a prison ; that the order of commitment was not a sentence ; and that their detention is not a punishment. The contention is that the industrial school is a part of the school system of the state, and that the state, as parens patrice, may detain in the school such scholars as may need its discipline.
Page 78 - The Conference therefore recommends the assignment of three hours a week for four years (or 480 hours in the total) to the study of literature, and the assignment of two hours a week for the first two years, and one hour a week for the last two years (or 240 hours in the total) to training in composition. By the study of literature the Conference means the study of the works of good authors, not the study of a manual of literary history.
Page 72 - University. are greatly needed by the state government, for legislative and administrative purposes. Again, grave doubts are entertained by architectural experts as to the structural safeness of that wing of the capitol under the enormous and rapidly increasing weight of the library. The society also strongly urges, and we think with propriety, that there is grave danger from fire, in the present quarters, and that it is bad business policy...

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