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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 2 (Dec. 1926)

Things in general,   pp. 56-58

Page 57

THE REGULAR meetings of the University Club of
    Minneapolis are held on the second Friday of each
 month except July, August and September in the
 Radisson hotel, one of- the Intercollegiate Alumni Ho-
 tels. The Badger, the "Sport News," the Alumni
 "Mag," and a list of alumni of Wisconsin with their ad-
 dresses are on file in the hotel. President H. S. Kedney
 of the Minneapolis Club says:
   "The Radisson gives us excellent service and is
 alert in giving visiting Wisconsin people information
 that they may have relative to Wisconsin matters or in
 getting them in contact with me so that I may be of
 service to them." Wisconsin visitors to Minneapolis
 are invited to attend the meetings of the Wisconsin
 Club and to use the service of the Club and the Radis-
-son hotel.
AT A recent meeting of the University of Wisconsin
    Club of Los Angeles, EverettL. Grubb was re-elected
 secretary for the coming year. The spirit of the Club is
 demonstrated by the following quotation from a letter
 from the secretary: "Let this be my personal pledge
 and that of our local Association, wherever and when-
 ever we can be of assistance to the University, the Gen-
 eral ý Alumni Association, or the Wisconsin Alumni
 Magazine, please feel free to call on us and we will 'turn
 the. trick' if we can."
 TODOR M. DOBROVSKY came to Madison in 1924.
   He is entirely dependent on his own resources. It is
his purpose to become a physician and return to Bul-
garia to practice among the peasants and working people
who are financially unable to secure adequate medical
attention. The Class of i9oo is making Mr. Dobrovsky
the first beneficiary of the Birge Scholarship which was
established on the 25th anniversary of the class. The
amount available for the school year 1926-27 is $30o0.0
THE MEMORIAL UNION             is becoming now a
    reality, for sufficient funds to complete that portion
 submitt~ed to bid are on hand, the final increment being
 secured through a' "high speed" collecting campaign,
 and through a loan of $90,ooo negotiated by the Union,
 Executive Committee and secured by all outstanding
 pledges. The Regents have approved and the Governor
 and other officials have signed the contract. The con-
 tractor's shanty has been on the sight since Homecom-
 ing week. Construction has begun.
-A  CCORDING to a report issued recently by Dean
     S. H. Goodnight, the general average scholarship
 at- the University last semester-was higherthanithat oL.
 several preceding semesters. The average scholarship
 based on the grade point system for the semester ending
 June, 1926, was 1.4o7. Fraternity men averaged 1.29o,
 non-fraternity men 1.337, sorority women 1.573, and
 non-sorority women i.6o5, according to the report.
 The general average for all men was 1.309 and for all
 women 1.591.
 Agricultural college students took the lead in scholar-
 ship having an average of 1.496 as compared with Let-
 ters and Science 1.453, Engineering 1.270, and Law
   T A RECENT meeting of the University Regents,
A the recommendations of the faculty raising the re-
quirements for entrance to the Law School were ap-
proved. * Beginning in January, 1929, candidates for the
degree of Bachelor of Laws must have had three years
of college work equivalent to the first three years of the
College of Letters and Science of the University of
  Students who have had two years of "Hill" work or
its' equivalent Will be permitted to enter the Law School
as much for each year. This scholarship is not a loan
but a gift. Prof. Julius E. Olson is of the opinion that in
many cases loans constitute a burden which places the
graduate at a serious disa4vantage. .
  The. boy who- is working his own way has the sym-
pathy and admiration of both students and alumni.
The greater the hardship under which he' labors,. the
more one wants to help 'him along. Students from
abroad who come to Wisconsin without funds and often
without a knowledge of English need both courage and
good health.
  When a student comes from a country where the poor
find it all but impossible to get higher education and
comes intending to return with the best he can gather
here to help his own people, his coming is a real oppor-
tunity to create better 'world conditions. The Class of
igoo has found an opportunity of this kind.
"WAJHITHER Are We Drifting?" an address deliv-
   * ered before the Informal Club of St. Paul, and
"Our Constitution, the Hope of our Future," also an
address delivered before the Riverview Commercial
Club of St. Paul and the Women's Riverview Civic
Club of St. Paul, by Asa G. Briggs, '8S, LL.B. '87, have
been received at this office in pamphlet form. Both are
masterful expositions of problems that seriously con-
front American people today. We believe Mr. Briggs
will be glad to supply a copy to anyone interested.
degree in law.
R OBERT S. CRAWFORD, '03, for ten years secre-
    tary of the General Alumni Association and Editor
of the Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, has become associ-
ated with the Continental and Commercial Company of
Chicago, Illinois, one of the largest security houses of
the Middle West. His headquarters will be in Madi-
A MONG callers at the office during the month was
. Vilas Boyle, '26, who is now assistant dramatic
editor on the Indianapolis Star. Mr. Boyle got his first
taste of newspaper work on a high school publication.
He is another Wisconsin man who is making his mark
in the world.
  R. D. Wolcott, 'i3, whose address is Ichang, West
China, also called at Headquarters recently. Mr. and
Mrs. Wolcott (the latter formerly Sidney Oehler, 'is)
are spending a vacation of several months at Lake Mills,
  Homecoming callers included Henry A. Engler, '23,
Brooklyn, N. Y., and wife;Maud Neprud Otjen, '14,
and C. J. Otjen, 'I4, Milwaukee; Lillian Koehler Karch,
'17, and Chas. H. Karch, '17, Hartford.
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December, 1926

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