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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine, supplement to double number July-August
Volume 23, Number 9-10 Part I (July 1922)

Campus notes,   pp. 294-296


Page 294


THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
CAMPUS NOTES
   The German government is still mo-
 tivated by the "Gott mit uns" theory of
 empire; might, domineering pressure, and
 self-sufficiency are still the governing prin-
 ciples of the German mind, according to
 opinions advanced by Prof. Charles Cestre
 of the University of Paris, who gave courses
 in French poetry and on' French influence
 upon the English language since mediaeval
 times during the past semester.
   Commenting, on moral conditions at
 Wisconsin, in'ccntrast to the condemnation'
 of eastern college life by 'Obert Sletton,
 Norwegian- consul, Dean Goodnight, '05,
 declares : "Among 7,000 we have occasional
 'bad actors,' but standards among students
 here will compare favorably with'any group
 of' 7,000 'young people--you can bring to-
 gether anywhere."   Dean Nardin, says:
 "We- rememher the fundamentals, pretty
 well at Wisconsih. Typically .American
 ideals which maintain the spirit of chivalry
 and comrideship-between men and women
 predominate.."
 ".Edwin Bo-oth society presented three
 one-act plays -in the concert room at La-
 throp Hall-'March 31: John Drinkwater's
 "A Night of the Trojan War," Philip Moel-
 ler's "Pokey," and Lady Gregory's "In a
Work-house Ward."
   The Summer, Session      bulletin an-
nounced June 24 as the regular registration
day, lectures and recitations, contrary to
former practice, to begin on the first day
of the session, June 26. August 4 is the last
day, except- for the law school, which closes
on August 25.
Uniform     collars, a uniform length of
gowns, 10 inches from the floor, and black
shoes and stockings were the decisions
made in regard to Commencement gowns
at the Blue Dragon meeting,
   Good technique and a wealth of expres-
sion marked the concert given at Music
Hall March 23 by the Chicago' String Quar-
tet. The program consisted entirely of
classical numbers, which included such
com pnsers as Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakoff,
and Maurice Revel.
. Sweaters, the official insignia of the Ski
Club, were presented to each of the five
men   who jumped    against Minnesota:
Sverre Strom, '22; Einar Isdahl, '23; Askel
Taranger, '22; Tom Norberg, '22; and Os-
car Christianson, Law 1.
  Dr. Alfred Tozzer, professor of anthro-
pology at Harvard, described treasures of
archaeological interest dug out of the sacred
well of the Mayas in Yucatan at a talk
in room 165, Bascom Hall, on March 20.
  The world has become kinder and more
lenient in its judgments, and as a conse-
quence the human element, which cannot
be formally dealt with from the bench, has
become the all-important phase in the
criminal court, said Judge A. C. Hopp-
mann, '96, before a Sunday evening meet-
ing of the Badger Club.
  "Religious Views of Some Famous Sci-
entists" was the subject of an address given
by Prof. Louis Kahlenb'erg, '92, of the
Chemistry department, at a special Lenten
service of the St. Francis Society. Several
famous 'scientists were mentioned as having
distinct religious views which were incom-
patible-neither with religion nor science.
   Prof. H. A. Lorentz, recently retired
 professor of mathematical physics of the
 University of Leyden, Holland, was the
 guest .of the Physics department the latter
 part of March, and delivered a series of
 lectures on "Light and the Constitution of
 Matter." Distinguished men from various
 institutions attended the conference. A
 colloquium on fundamental --concepts of
 electrodynamics and the-electron theory
 was held in honor of Professor Lorentz the
 closing days-of his visit.
   Prof.J. G0 Mooie,-head of the -Horti-
culture departinenti talked on-the grape
industry io America at a meeting of the
Grafters' Club in March, giving the historic
background, the important giape= producing
centers, and the varieties produced in these
regions.
   Story songs of the Middle Ages, the
116th -Century,' and the Criniline period
were- interpreted- by Mine. Marie-Lydia,
Standish March 15, under the auspices of
*Red Domino. Costumes of the periods
and piano accompaniment added color"to
the readings.
A 25-day trip to the Rockies directed by
Prof. A. K. Lobeck of the Geology depart-
mernt was scheduled for June 10. Genivera
Loft, '07, and R. H.-Brown, also accom-
panied the party, which was limited to 32
persons.
   "Resolved, That the war debts due the
 U. S. from her allies in the Great War
 should be cancelled" was won -by Michi-
 gan's negative team March 18, in the sec-
 ond series of intercollegiate contests of the
 year. Prof. F. A. Rarig, Minnesota, judged
 the contest.
   The St. Patrick's Day parade was post-
 poned to March 25 at the request of the
 Madison Chamber of Commerce, in order
 to help entertain the influx of out of town
 guests at the Spring Opening celebration.
   "Resolved, That the U. S. should con-
 clude a treaty with Canada to provide for
 the completion of the Great Lakes to Tide-
 water waterway," was decided affirma-
 tively at the March 10th meeting of Hes-
 peria.
   Athena debated on March 10 on, "Re-
 solved, That labor have an equal voice with
 ownership of industry in control of indus-
 try" with a victory for the negative.
   Graduation exercises for 72 students of
 the Short Course were held in the Agricul-
 tural auditorium on March 16.
   Prof. Michael Rostovtzeff in one of a
 series of lectures on the influence environ-
 ment has had in the making of races stated
 that thus far there are only two types of
 men which were creative in civilization:
 the eastern Asiatic type and the western
 European.
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