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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 9 (June 1901)

Progress of the University,   pp. 374-379

Page 377

Progress of the University.
siderably toward the semester's work.
Members of the Botanical Field Club
also accompanied these excursions.
  A three days' trip was taken this
year, May 2 rd to 25th, by the geo-
logical students under the direction
of Professors Van Hise and Clements.
Thirty-six students made up the
party, which was also accompanied
by Prof. U. S. Grant of Northwestern
University and ten students. The
first day was spent at Devil's Lake
and vicinity, studying the formations
of that interesting region. The next
day the party drove from Baraboo to
Kilbourn, going by way of Ablemans
and the upper narrows of the Bara-
boo river. The third day was spent
at the Dells of the Wisconsin.
  Ex-President John Bascom will
deliver the annual. Phi Beta Kappa
address and will attend the Phi Beta
Kappa banquet. Alumni who were
students in the University during his
incumbency are also arranging a ban-
quet in honor of the distinguished
visitor, at which a large attendance
is expected. Dr. Bascom served as
president from 1874 to 1887, and dur-
ing that time built up the University
from a school of 200 to 600. This
will be the first time he has seen the
University during the college year.
since his resignation in 1887.
  The University of Wisconsin has
been chosen as one of the twelve
leading American universities which
are invited to send representatives
to the millennial of the death of
King Alfred the Great.
  Under the new congressional ap-
portionment, by which the state is
divided into eleven districts and the
boundaries of ¶ll are much changed,
the Board of Regents is necessarily
reorganized.  Five new    members
have been appointed by Governor
La Follette, apd the' board is now
composed of tile following:
  At large - William F. Vilas, Madi-
son; George   V. Peck, Milwaukee.
First district, H. C. Taylor, Orford-
ville; second district, B J. Stevens,
Madison; third distr ct, Dwight T.
Parker, Fennimnore; fourth district,
Dr. Almah J    Frisby, Milwaukee;
fifth district, George H. Noyes, Mil-
waukee; sixth district, John R. Reiss,
Sheboygan; se venth district, B. A.
Buffington, Et u Claire; eighth dis-
trict, James C. Kerwin    Neenah;
ninth district, i. A. Edmonds, Oconto
Falls; tenth district, George H. Mer-
rill, Ashland; eleventh district, James
H. Stout, Menomonie.
  Elections to fellowships for the
coming year w re made by the faculty
of the College f Letters and Science
on May 13th. The following were
  School of Economics and Political
Science - Jerome   Dowd, A. B.,
Trinity College '82, A. M.; Edwin
Maxey, Ph. B., Bucknell University
  American    iistory - Orpha   E.
Leavitt, A. B., Doane College '86.
  European h story -- L. M. Larson,
A. B., Drake lUTniversity.
  Greek - Marie McClernan, A. B.,
University of ¥Visconsin '00.
  Latin-Halfie J. Griffin, A. B.,
University of Wisconsin '98.
  Philosophy - H. A. Ruger, A. B.,
Beloit College '95.
  German philology - E. 0. Eckel-
mann, B. L., University of Wiscon-
sin '98.

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