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

Notes,   pp. 221-225


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The WV'iscousisl L]ßyiilecr.
AWhile a great personal compliment to Dean Johnson and also
a great compliment to the Universitv, it will be of inestimable
value to the new school, for Dean Johnson not only has studied
the technical education in question in this country bhut has spent
considerable time abroad, where he gave the subject the closest
stu(lv in Germiany, France and England."
  It is interesting to note that it is the purpose of AIr. Carnegie
to make this school, if money and work can (lo it, the greatest
of its klind on earth. It is likely to become the lasting monument
to the liberality, if not to the genitus, of Andrew Carnegie.
  The committee of education will advise the scope and plan tiponl
which such an institution should be based. D)ean Johnson will
ulln(loubte(llv advise that the school have a foundation large
enot-gh to meet all needs of our whole industrial and com-
mercial life, leaving it open at the top, so to speak, for the high-
est attainments in science, art, and even in literature. No doubt
his familiarity with the schools in Paris, Berlin and London and
other large cities will encourage the establishment of industrial
art schools, commercial schools and commercial high schools.
  The original committee which has had the matter in charge
of establishing such a school consists of C. AI. Schwab, President
of the U. S. Steel Co., Wim. -McConwav, President of the MIcCon-
way, .'orley Co., and Jno. A. Broshcar, astronomical instrument
makter, of Alleghanv, Pa.  Thev have been working several
mnonths on this scheme and have come to a point where they are
rea(l- to submit the whole subject to a special committee of tech-
nical e(lucators.
  The regular annual trip to A-[ilwaukiee and Chicago was nol
taken by the Civil Juniors. Instead it was proposed to take a few
lavs' trip to Alilwaukee. This latter plan was, however, also
abandoned, as early next year an extensive trip will be taken to
Milwauikee and Chicago, the special object of the visit in the latter
place being the Drainage Canal of Northern Illinois.
  Possibly during the coming summer a new book will appear
edited by the professors in the engineering department. During
the past winter there has been a series of lectures by the faculty of
the College of Engineering on the different representative engi-
neering men whose names adorn the outside walls of the new
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