Alcalde Volume 2, No. 7

Alcalde Volume 2, No. 7

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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: ...of the people of the State for the University. Two things, however, suggest themselves as being desirable in a far-seeing plan, for the University's welfare. First, I would insist upon all the permanent buildings on the campus being architecturally beautiful and harmonious in addition to being substantial and adequate. The irregularity of architecture of the various buildings on the campus almost destroys the effect of whatever beauty the individual buildings have; a condition that could be gradually remedied if a definite architectural plan for the buildings of the future were adopted and perseveringly adhered to. Secondly, I would seriously study the question of co-education. Whatever advantages the co-educational system may have, and they are many, to it I attribute in a large measure the lack of serious scholarships in the University and the acuteness of the social problems that have arisen in the student body. Because of it, many persons of both sexes come to the University as they would go to the leading hotel of a fashionable winter-resort; to carve out social careers for themselves and spend nine pleasant months in delightful idleness. To call such people students is a contradiction in terms; for most of them enter the University through the easy door of affiliated schools and leave it by the urgent way of the Dean's office. For the short time they are here, however, they do an untold amount of harm, both to themselves, the students, and the University at large, but were the allurements of co-education taken away, this class in both sexes would no longer trouble the University with its presence. In respect to the more immediate policies that should be installed, I cannot endorse too heartily what has been said in these columns more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970241
  • 9781236970244