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Wail II,

VOL. II.-No. 26.



University Extension. Prof. MI L. D'Ooge followed with
a more detailed statement of the,
The following are extracts from (subject than Dr. Angell gave.The
the remarks of IPresident Angell and l movement began in England Te
Professor D'Ooge before the Con- said, in what was known as local
gregational Club in Detroit: examinations given for the purpose'
'The term "University Extension" of stimulating the character of sec-
said President Angell, is used rather ondary schools. Out of this grew
loosely, and he thought it not alto- the practice of university professors
gether a happy manner of expressing visiting the lower schools for the
what it really means. It has been purpose of increasing their advant-
applied widely in various places as ages. Formerly the colleges of Eng-
describing any scheme for the ad- land were aristocratic institutions,
vancement of learning, even so far affording opportunities but for the
as to the cases of additions to the rich and noble. In 185o a move-
familiesof members of the university nent was made to popularize higher
faculty. 'There are three or four education in England, but had been
cautions which should be considered preceded by a similar move in this
in projecting university extension. country. This popular idea has de-
"So far as college men are - called veloped in England until last year
upon," said the President, "we 400 courses of lectures were given
should consider the analogy between under the auspices of English and
the English and American college Scotch universities. These courses
men. The English fellow, who has were given by sixty-eight regular
nothing else to do but study, with lecturers, and were patronized by
vast libraries at his command, and 40,i87 students. The aggregate
whose whole time is for the advance- cost per student per lecture was one
sent of his own learniig, can amply shilling. This is what is known as
spare the time to impart his knowl- university extension, and Prof.
edge to others. In America, the D'Ooge thought it has grown out of
college professor has duties which the American summer school sys-
call for his whole time and are not tem or the Chautauqua literary cir-
too well paid. The American public cle. As an example of how popular
should not expect too much from the movemant is, Prof. DOoge said
American professors, for their duties that last year in England diplomas
make such demands upon them that were granted to a schoolmistress, a
they have little strength or leisure young lawer, a railroad switchman
to devote to outside lectures. The and a plumber in one class. Uni-
same thing may be justly applied to versity extension there, is made more
the ministers, popular by an offer being made to a
"Another word of caution is that student, to be chosen by his abili-
the students of university extension ties, to an Oxford fellowship.

dence," and Prof. Thompson's
''Fixtures and Easements," "Realj


Property Law," and "Equity Juris-
Mr. Middlecoff will have Prof.y
Griffin's lec ures on "Common LawI
Pleadings and Practice." and "Fed-
eral Jurisprudence," and Prof.
Thompson's lectures on Iquity
Pleading and Practice."
Mr. Sutton will quiz on IProf.
Conely's lectures on "Constitutional
Law," "Agency," and "Partner-
ship," and Jud e Champlin's lec-
tures on " Private and Municipal
Mr. E. F. Johnson has been ap-
pointed special quiz-master for the
Post-graduates, and will conduct
the text-book work in "Bliss on
Code Pleading."
Tennis Tournament.
Although Slocum and Stone start-
ed with the understanding that their
contest for second prize should be
best three in five, and the players
had regulated their play accordingly,
Chairman Elting last evening an'
nounced that it would be best two
in three. This gives the second
place to Slocum, lie having won two
sets and Stone one.
The match between Stone and
Mackenzie and Smith and Slocum
was commenced yesterday afternoon
and is unfinished, each pair having
one set. Score of first set:
Smith and socum-.... 10 00 1 0 110 1 1-7
stoneandMackenzie.. 11 i15005010 0-5
Score of second set:
Smaith and Slocum_-5010 01 t 0 0ts0-a
Stneand Mackenzie. i1i it its it-7
The match will be played off this
afternoon and the winners will play
Dodge and Suydam for second place.I
The U. of M. Philological Society.
Regular meeting this Thursday
evening, in Room E, University
Hall, at 7:30 o'clock sharp. A pa-
pear will be read by Mr. Weeks:
"An Artificial Vowel-Rounder."
Also a brief paper by Prof. Hempl:
" Germanic hoe-s, English hook, a
Latin Word;" and a Sketch of the
Work and Personality of Georg
Curtius, by Professor D'Ooge.
Miss Fannie Bloomfield, a pianist
of note, who has appeared of late.
years as soloist for the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra, will appear in the
second concert of the Choral Union

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should be cautioned not to expect
more than they will receive. Many Law Quizmasters.
will doubtless anticipate that this '_-
kind of instruction can take the The assistants in the law depart-
'place of a thorough college educa- ment for the ensuing year are A. C.
tion. This should not be. The Gormley, H. D. Jewell, T.. W.
lectures will stimulate the desire for Hughes, E. R. Sutton and J. 13.
learning and will also instruct, but Middlecoff. The quiz-work will be
their advantage is not that afforded divided among them as follows:
by a course at a university. Mr. Gormley will have charge of
Dr. Angell said finally that he had the quizzes on Prof. Abbott's lec-
no doubt that the great discussion tures on " Wills," and "Domestic
which is going on might result in Relations," and Judge Champlin's
some wise organization. , The Mich- lectures on "Torts."
igan University has not yet made Mr. Jewell will conduct the work
any promises, he stated, because it on Prof. Knowlton's lecture's on
is too important a question to be " Criminal Law," "Bailments,"
solved hastily. The subject is be- "Carriers," and "Contracts," also
ing investigated, and if additional text-book work in "Heard's Crimi-
assistance be assured to carry out nal Pleading."
the plan the university may lend its Mr. Hughes will have charge of
influence. Prof. Griffin's lectures on "Evi-

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