Alcalde Volume 2, No. 6

Alcalde Volume 2, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...for this does not matter--the condition exists. No institution which demoralizes activity among a considerable body of students and which places itself above the University in the interest of its members has any right in a State school. Some fraternities are a real advantage to the University, and if there were more like these the anti-fraternity agitation would not exist. But as a whole they are decidedly detrimental, and the plan by which it was hoped to do away with their evils is not a success. Many are openly disregarding the rushing rules and are merely extending the rushing over an eight months' period instead of having it all over with at the first of the year. What result a closed season would have cannot be ascertained, as the fraternities refuse to respect closed season regulations. Unless conditions are bettered promptly the abolition of fraternities is but a question of time. NUMBER SIX. Should I awake some morning and, unlike Byron, without finding myself famous, discover that I had suddenly become the acting president of the University of Texas, I would have but one ambition: I would make the University of Texas the greatest public educational institution in the United States. There are reasons for such a serious declaration of purpose. We have here the largest state in the Union--the only state once constituted a Republic. We are destined to be the first among the states in population, in commerce, in manufactures. We could care for Germany's millions, and yet we would not feel cramped. We could shelter New York's poor, and yet no one of us would be turned out of doors. In short, we are a rich and powerful people, but we are a little too dependent upon the East. 0. Henry tells us that West is West, but that East is New...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882466
  • 9781236882462