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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 14, Number 7 (April 1913)

Editorial,   p. [371]


Page [371]


THE MEDICAL STAFF
N his article on "Medical Super-
   vision  at Wisconsin," Dr. Bar-
deen is very careful to explain that
the department of clinical medicine
is laying much stress on the pre-
vention of diseases, and he reports
that no serious epidemic of conta-
gious diseases have occurred at Wis-
consin. This is a very credible show-
ing for the department of medicine.
Modern science demands careful and
strenuous work along the lines of
preventive treatments, and the men
in charge of the work at Wisconsin
have their hands full every hour of
the day. Students can testify that
the department of medicine is the
busiest department in the university.
  We are often too prone to overlook
real merit when the work in question
involves no particular notoriety, and,
realizing that the department of med-
icine is doing a great work. among the
students, we take  this occasion in
connection with Dr. Bardeen's arti-
cle to express our appreciation for
the faithful work of this department.
It merits all the support it needs.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
R ECENTLY the regents found oc-
    casion  to  amend   the student
court charter, thereby reducing the
power of the student court. Hereto-
fore, a studenýt could be expelled by
the faculty or regents only in case of
dishonesty in a classroom; all other
violations of discipline were supposed
to go before the court. But upon the
apparent negligence to punish a se-
rious breach of moral etiquette by a
student who had tempted providence
for a considerable time, the student
court was compelled to see the case
handled promptly and efficiently by
the regents. Naturally this "inter-
ference"' with their rights left no
good taste in the minds of the judi-
ciary, and a general complaint of
"faculty domination" was heard all
over the campus.
  This incident goes to prove that
-    v   mt, iaseiouspropos
tion and that it should be regarded
so  by  the students. How     much
stronger would be the student court
had it taken this case in hand at
once! The regents acted wisely. Their
action in "interfering" with stu-
dents' rights should, however, by no
means be interpreted as an antago-
nistic policy to self-government. It
was a warning, and the students
should be sportsmen and take their
medicine in a spirit becoming under-
graduates.


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