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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 56, Number 12 (April 15, 1955)

UW enrollment is definitely on upswing,   p. 12


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"University of Wisconsin faculty member
who contributes most to the instruction of
engineering students."
                  Gifts
  Joseph W. Jackson, Madison, $75 and
  140 shares of common class B stock of
Plastic and Rubber Products Co.; Florists
Telegraph Delivery Assn., $100; Dr. Henry
Brosin, Pittsburgh, Pa., $500; Borden Com-
pany Foundation, Inc., New    York City,
$1,500; Louis Allis Company Foundation,
Milwaukee, $500; faculty of the UW chem-
istry department, $95; Carbide and Carbon
Chemicals Co., South Charleston, W. Va.,
$2,600; Monsanto Chemical Co., St. Louis,
Mo., $400; Celanese Corp. of America,
New York City, $2,500; the von Schleinitz
Foundation, Milwaukee, $500; Pabst Brew-
ing Co., Milwaukee, $1,000; Additional con-
tribution of $5 in memory of the late
Emeritus Prof. Edwin   George Hastings;
Institute of Life Insurance, New York City,
$11,500; Deltox Rug Co., Oshkosh, $500;
Square D Co., Detroit, $450; Universal Oil
Products Co., Des Plaines, Ill., $1,000;
Parke, Davis and Co., Detroit, $3,600; Uni-
versity of Wisconsin Foundation, from the
Allstate Foundation, Skokie, Ill., $5,000;
Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs, $50;
Dr. C. W. Mayo, Rochester, Minn., $150;
Radio Corp. of America, New York City,
$800; Additional contributions of $16,420
from friends of the late Benjamin S. Reyn-
olds to be added to the Benjamin Smith
Reynolds Memorial Fund.
                Grants
  Wisconsin Cooperative Sugar Beet Grow-
ers Assn., Chilton, $2,500; American Cya-
namid Co., Pearl River, N. Y., $1,500; Na-
tional Vitamin Foundation, Inc., New York
City, $4,200; Life Insurance Medical Re-
search Fund, New York City, $24,860; Na-
tional Science  Foundation, Washington,
D. C., $14,000; Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo,
Mv~ich., $4,100; Charles Pfizer and Co.,
Brooklyn, N. .Y., $3,600; Tennessee Corp.,
Atlanta, Ga., $500; American Trudeau So-
ciety, $5,000; National Institutes of Health,
$29,164.
UW Enrollment
Is Definitely on Upswing
HERE WERE 1,113 more students
      attending second semester classes
      of the University last month than
 there were a year ago, final enrollment
 figures demonstrate.
   Compiled by L. J. Lins, director of
student personnel statistics and studies,
the figures reveal that the total number
of full-time students now attending UW
classes on the Madison campus and at
the nine Extension Centers throughout
the state is 15,896, compared with the
total of 14,783 enrolled in University
classes during the spring semester a
year ago.
   Of the total, 13,554 are studying on
 the Madison campus, an increase of 782
 over a year ago, while 2,342 are studying
 at the nine Extension Centers including
 Milwaukee, an increase of 331 over a
 year ago.
   Although 10,672, or more than 78 per
cent, of the students on the Madison
campus this semester are from Wiscon-
sin homes, every state in the Union and
Washington, D. C., all five foreign terri-
tories of the United States, and 63 for-
eign countries are represented among the
students on the Madison campus.
   A total of 2,438 came to the Madison
campus from the 47 other states and the
nation's capital, 42 from the five U. S.
territories, and 402 from the 63 foreign
countries.
  Lins' student statistics for the second
semester also show that there are more
veterans, more men, and more married
students on the Madison campus this
semester than a year ago.
  One out of every four UW students
now is a veteran compared with one out
of every five a year ago; 70.3 per cent
of the students are men compared with
68.9 per cent a year ago; and 19.2 per
cent are married as compared with the
17.6 per cent a year ago.
Foundation Will
Aid Humanities
   The Humanistic Foundation of the
 University of Wisconsin was set up by
 University Regents in March as a living
 memorial to the late Prof. Howard L.
 Smith, who left the bulk of his estate
 for that purpose when he died in 1941.
   Income from foundation funds (ex-
pected to total around $170,000) will
be used, according to the bequest, "in
the promotion of liberal culture or
humanism in the University of Wiscon-
sin, especially in the field of poetical and
imaginative literature, art, and philos-
ophy."
   It may be used for the creation of fel-
lowships or to attach to the University
men distinguished in literature, art, or
philosophy, "with or without teaching
responsibilities, whose presence at and
membership in the University may tend
to create and maintain an atmosphere of
culture." It may also be used for prizes
for literary, artistic, or philosophical
works or to purchase art works.
   Prof. Smith joined    the University
faculty in 1900 as professor of law and
served until his retirement in 1926. On
his death he left his library to the Uni-
versity and his estate in trust so that
income could support his widow. On her
recent death, the trust was turned over
to the University with the stipulation that
from its current $193,000 assets, annui-
ties paying $50 per month for life be
purchased for two surviving nieces.
Construction has already begun on the first two "modest rental"
dormitories at the University.
The two story building for 55 men at 121-123 N. Orchard St. will not have
dining facilities,
while the three-story, 49-capacity women's unit at 915 W. Johnson St. will.
Both dormitories
will be operated on a self-help co-operative basis. Together, the buildings
are expected to
cost $309,000. Of this, $184,000 will be provided by state appropriation-the
first for
student housing at the University since 1912.


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