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Washburn, F. E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1901)

Notes,   pp. 221-225

Page 223

the mere practice of engineering. The festivities were prolonged
into the early morning hours.
  The Tau Beta Pi fraternitv is to the engineering school what
the Phi Beta Kappa is to the departments of letters and science
of colleges and universities. Membership in Tau Beta Pi is ac-
corded onlv to those students who stand highest in scholarship
and who possess the qualities of good fellowship. To be voted
into this fraternity is one of the greatest honors that can come
to an engineering student.
  The new Engincering Building was thrown open to the gen-
eral public on NVednesdav evenings, February 27th. This recep-
tion, although in the nature of an experiment on the part of Dean
Jolmnsou, proved to be an unqualified success. For the first time
the uninitiated were permitted to view the modits opcra~idi of the
school, and from seven to half-past ten a steady stream of vis-
itors was escorted through the structure from the testing labora-
tories in the basement to the draughting rooms on the top floor.
The upper classmen were detailed to show the different methods,
while the freshmen and sophomores acted as ushers. In order
not to have too large a crowd in the building at once, students
were admitted from seven to eight, and the general public during
the rest of the evening.
  The committee in charge of plans for the new Carnegie School
of Technofogy whiclh, it is said, is to have an endowment of
$25,000,000, has requested Dean J. B. Johnson to act on a com-
mittee of educators who are to determine the plan and scope of
the new institution. Dean Johnson has also been invited to ad-
dress the convocation of the regents of the University of N\ewv
York, wlhich meets at the Statehouse in Albanv next summer,
on "Technical Education."
  Professor MIonaghan says in speaking of the selection of I)ean
Johnson as one of the committee of eminent educators to deter-
mine the plan and scope of the proposed Carnegie School of Tech-
nology: "Wisconsin has to congratulate itself that Dean J. B.
Johnson, as one of the leading authorities on technical and indus-
trial art education, has been recognized as such by the Carnegie,
Schwab, McConway committee of Pittsburg, Pa., who are about
to construct a new technical institution in the city of Pittsburg.

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