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March 05, 1896 - Image 2

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Published Daily (Sunday excepted) during
the College year, at
OFriCE: Times building N. Main St. opposite
post office.
W. W. HUGiEs, '98, W. W. THAE, '96 L.
E. L. GEsmER,'98 L O. HANS, '98.
G. B. IARRIsoON,'96 L.
J. F. ToMAS, '197.
L. C. WALKEa, '96.
L A. Pratt, 'iS . M. Heat, 'Si P.
S. R. Smith,'96iL. B. B. Meteany, '(9.
F. Simons, '98. H. B. Gammon,'97 M.
F. A. Fucik, '98 E. G. E. Sherman, '99.
G. R. Sims,'99. J. L. Walsh,'98 M.
C B. Roe,'98 D. Susannah Richarson,'98.
The subscription price of the Daily has
been reduced to $1.2 in advance for the rest
of the year. Leave suscriptioss at the
Daily office or with P. C. Meyer, U. of M
News Stand.
Editor of today's paper:
The success of Monday's Daily, is-
sued by women students, was most
gratifying. The edition was quickly
exhausted and its purpose, that of ad-
vertising what the women students
intend to do with the Daily and the
Inlander in April, was well accom-
The editors of the 'G Technic are
performing a laudabte work ii lrrang-
ing a list of all eugiers who have
graduated from ihiritgan. This will
be publiished in the Technic and will
make a record which has been needed
for some time. trom present indca-
tions it will be very complete. The
Technic this year will be issued under
the direction of C. H. Spencer, man-
aging editor, and H. W. Merrill, bus-
iness manager, to whom any informai-
tion regarding the location of engi-
neering graduates may be addressed.
Outing for March contains an in-
teresting discussion on "Faculty Con-
trol of Athletics at the English Uni-
versities," by J. W. Laing, a forner
president of the Oxford U. A. C., and
W. W. Bolton, ex-president of the
Cambridge U. A. C adculty control
of atbetics in England and in Aier-
lea is compared as follows:
"'Faculty control' exists in no less
degree in the old than in the new
world, but the iaature of it differs very
widely. In the new it is official, in
the old it is entirely moral. In the
new it controls, in the old it in-
The writers of this article express
opinions in regard to faculty control
in statements which are decidedly ap-
plioable at American institutions.
'They say:
"If the Faculty is to enter the field
of athletics, let them be there as
sportsmen and not as the Facerity.

Let the students be free in their
games. Throw upon then all the re-
sponsibilities. They will return to the
lecture room more ready than before
to recognize the authority wlhich
reigns therein. If a student casts
aside his books for sport, tell him he
imust recant or quit the college. Never

way can be found of instituting a
system which I cannot help regarding
as far better for the moral standard
of the University than that on which
we have thus far been obliged to re-
ly, but I cannot but be too well aware4
of the difficulties in the way of the
proposed change.

let it be even suspected that one is "I shall always be very glad of any
kept at college (though lie breaks expression of students' opinion from
every rule) because he can win fame your University, or elsewhere, as well
to the college by his bodily prowess. as from Harvard, which may tend to
Thait college is the strongest which throw a light on a question in which
netiher discountenances athletics nor we all have a common and very deep
ptllows the students at all to break its interest."
learning's routine. Let the aihletics
of a college afford free play for the From Princeton, where the honor
talents of the undergraduates, and as system has been thoroughly tested, the
the Faculty stand by and watch the News received the following letter:
mighty striuggle on the canapus, they "The 'honor system' in exaininations
will not, if they are ready readers of originated with the student body some
luman nature, isore quickly than in thiree years since. The proposal to
the lecture room, those who will make institute it was promptly and cordial-
of their lives a success or be a burden ly met by the faculty and it has prov-
to themselves and their fellows." ed with us a most gratifying success.
- AMy opinion is that it has raised the

been administered by the students
with a real sense of their responsi-
iility in the matter. And I am nsafe
in saying, that it has given us far
fairer examinations than we could
ever secure by old plan of watching
the students. Of course much will
depend on the student sentiment. If
that is right it seems to me to be the
system which on all accounts works
best. Very truly yours,
President Andrews, of Brown, is not
so favorably impressed. ie says:
"The system of examinations com-
monly known as the 'honor system'
has not yet been introduced in Brown
University. Much discussion upon it
his occurred, and it is favorably con-
sidered by all, but no plan for execut-
ing it has yet been determined upon.
My own thought is tliat, while it is
desirable to place all students as far
as possible upon their honor in exam-
inations as well as elsewhere, the
presence in every class of a few men
lacking in conscience will make it
necessary to continue some form of
faculty supervision in examinations."
Dean George S. Fullerton, of Penn-
sylvania, writes as follows:
"There is no uniformity regarding

The editors of the Yale News wrote
recently to all of the principal col-
leges of the country, requesting official
opinions regarding the practicability
of the honor system of conducting
examinations. The News is publish-
ing the replies received, and in view
of interest .in this system at Michigan,
we take the liberty of reprinting some
of them.
Prof. James M. Peirce, dean of the
faculty of Arts and Sciences at Har-
vard, writes as follows:
"I have much pleasure in answering
your letter of inquiry. By the honor
system in examinations, I suppose you
mean the plan of relying on the mor-
ality of students with regard to hon-
esty in examinations, in contrast to
the plan of employing watchers to
prevent or detect dishonesty. The sys-
tem of relying on the honor of stu-
dents has not been tried at this Uni-
versity in the faculty of arts and sei-
ences nor, so far as I know, in any
other department of the University.
We employ officers to insure, so far
as possible, the purity of our exam-
inations. Our faculty has not as yet
seen its way clear to the higher and
better system.
"A committee of the faculty was ap-
pointed early 'in this academical year,
to consider the rules relating to exam-
inations, and among the questions be-
fore that committee that of establish-
ing what you call the honor system
will, no doubt, have a prominent place.
I have no knowledge whatever whait
that committee is likely to recommend.
You will see, therefore, that I am no'
in a position to express an opinion oii
the matter in hand-although I hope
I may be able to give you the view
of our faculty at some later date dlur-
ing the current acadenic year. S can
only say that personally I entertain
a strong hope that some reasonable

tone of moral feeling and has obviated
serious evils in college admiistra-
tion. If it has done no more it has
spared good men the annoyance, to
use no harsher term, of being under
surveillance. Up to this time it has

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