Excerpt from Yackety Yack, 1918, Vol. 18
As to the second, there are scholars here who in library and laboratory continue the research upon which the life of the University depends. This work is often unrealized by the student-body, but it is like the mountain springs at the head of a mighty river. Therefore, despite changes in courses of study necessarv to fit them to the needs of the present, despite the military training that absorbs so much of the time and interest of members of the University, despite the picturesque changes in the appearance of classroom and campus because of the substitution of the garb of war for academic cap and gown, the scientific and philological societies present their records of research, the learned journals published by the University appear with stated regularity, scholarly investigation is quickened, not discouraged, by war. The spirit of the University seeks to find. The facts and to face them, knowing, with Huxley, that there is no alleviation for the suffering of mankind except veracity of thought and action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is. From this faithfulness to the second vision, the University derives its authority.
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