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Hobbs, M. K. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 27, Number 10 (Aug. 1926)

Levis, George W.
Football ticket distribution for 1926,   pp. 344-345

Page 345

  Honorary Degrees and
        (Continued from page 334)
        College of Agriculture
   Long Course-Oscar Hanke, agricul-
tural journalism, Waterloo; Earl Renard,
agronomy, Green Bay.
  Home Economics'Carrie Chambers,
general, Chicago; Hester Miller, textiles,
Sommers; Verona Schaefer, foods, Bril-
      The Jubilee Gold Medal
  Awarded for the best baccalaureate
thesis in economics, history, or political
  Payson Sibley Wild, Jr., Chicago.
American diplomacy in the Caribbean as
affected by trade, z89o-1915.
    The John Lendrum Mitchell
      Memorial Gold Medal
  Awarded for the best undergraduate
thesis in industrial relations.
  Cornelia Christine Groth, Watertown.
  The effect and application of work-
men's compensation acts upon child la-
          The Lewis Prize
  Awarded for the best freshman theme
written during the collegiate year.
  Lauriston Sharp, Madison.
  A4 gate is closed.
The William     F. Vilas Prizes for
  Awarded for the best undergraduate
essays submitted.
  First Prize--Alexander Halperin, Chi-
  "Of Human Bondage," by JP. Somer-
set Maugham
  Secon&dArize-No award.
  The Edna Kerngood Glicksman
  "Perpetuating the memory and influ-
ence of Edna Kerngood Glicksman and
awarded each year to a member of the
senior class in recognition of intellectual
attainments, high womanhood, and service
in the college community."
   Gwendolyn   Florence Drake, East
 Cleveland, 0.
     The Baccalaureate
        (Continued from page 328)
 ties for the training of free men for serv-
ice in a free state.
     Pleads For Freedom From
  "And I challenge the people of Wis-
consin, the scholars of the several facul-
ties of the University, and all those di-
rectly or indirectly concerned with the
administration of the University to re-
member that the problem 6f the con-
quest and care of the freedom of a uni-
versity is a problem of the university's
spirit as well as a problem of the uni-
versity's support.
  "The history of all universities makes
it clear that beyond the occasional coarse
demands of donors for compliance lies
the larger peril of a. thousand subtle sub-
sidies of prejudice, of passion, of class
consciousness, of moral timidity, of con-
stricted vision, of inadequate intellec-
tual capacity, of formalism, of fear in the
face of mass judgment, and of uncon-
scious surrender to all the standardizing
forces of modern civilization. These
foes of the university's freedom lie not in
the budget of the university but in the
brains of her scholars, and against them
the true scholar maintains an eternally
vigilant resistance.
   Modern University Partly Free
   "I return to the proposition already
stated-that a university cannot eman-
cipate the minds of its students unless it
                  Three z926 class offcers who are honored.
Gwendolyn Drake, Vice Pres.        Margaret Ashton. Sec'y.       George Hanna.
  Awarded Edna Kerngood        Awarded honors in        Awarded Kenneth
     Glicksmann prize.        General Scholarship.     Sterling Day honor.
is itself free from the sins and surrenders
that mark the unemancipated mind.
Now, does the modern university pos-
sess the freedom which is its highest
function to help its students win for
themselves? Only in part, I think.
   "In the field of the natural sciences
 the modern university has achieved
 freedom. Or we thought so until biology
 became a storm center. As long as
 scholars in the natural sciences were im-
 prisoned for their impudent investiga-
 tion of ancient ideas, natural science was
 held, roughly speaking, at a standstill.
 Finally, however, the university won
 .virtal- fre-edom-in--the-study3-and--teach-
 ing of the natural sciences, and as a re-
 sult our knowledge of natural forces has
 gone forward by leaps and bounds.
   "Until the modern university com-
pletes its battle for freedom, until free-
dom in the study and teaching of the so-
cial sciences is as unqualified as freedom
in the study and teaching of the natural
sciences, the fate of civilization will hang
in the balance, and the knowledge of the
natural sciences will but perfect our
technique of social suicide. It is to this
second half of the battle for the freedom
of the modern university that the lib-
erally educated men of this generation
are called. Throughout her history the
University of Wisconsin has held her
sector in this battle for the chastity of
A Memorable Freshman
        (Continued from page 341)
 % George R. Daley, paving contractors,
 4430 Boundary St.,, San Diego, Calif.;
 George S. Cortelyou, 9ii No. G St.,
 Tacoma, Wash.; F. Ellis Johnson,
 Professor of Electrical Engineering,
 University of Kansas, i63o Barker Ave.,
 Lawrence, Kan.; Thomas E. Van Meter,
 John Deere Harvester Co., Moline, Ill.;
 William M. Conway, contractor, Madi.
 son; Max N. Bodenbach, P.O. Box ii,
 Milwaukee; Walter Harry McNally,
 address unknown.
   FORTY-Six  states and 31 foreign
countries were represented among the
12,276 different students who enrolled
in the University during 1925-26, ac-
cording to figures issued by the Univer-
sity .statistician. Delaware and Ne-
vada are the only states which sent no
students to Wisconsin. The number
includes those enrolled in the summer
session (1925) and the dairy courses. A
few were federal board vocational stu-
,August., _r926

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