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Lochner, Louis P. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 12, Number 3 (Dec. 1910)

Alumni news,   pp. [138]-146


Page 139


PROGRESS OF THE UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS
    1,600 MEN TAKE GYM WORK.
  That over 1,600 men are enrolled in
  the gymnasium classes, is shown by fig-
ureas-ut given out by the department
of physical training.
  As far as possible students are al-
lowed to elect the kind of gymnastics
they prefer. In the course in general
gymnastics 426 are enrolled; in track
work 430; in basketball 275; in swim-
ming 2&0; in football 68; in wrestling
65; in boxing 64, and in fencing 35.
In addition there are a large number of
students who are not enrolled in any
special class.
     MANY WORK THEIR WAY.
  That 400 men at the University of
Wisconsin last year applied for positions
by which to support themselves while
going to college is shown by the report
of the Young Men's Christian associa-
tion employment bureau just issued. All
the applicants were provided   employ-
ment, some permanently and some tempo-
rarily.
HONORARY " FRAT" INITIATES.
  Tau Beta Pi, the honorary engineer-
ing fraternity, has just initiated the fol-
lowing new members:     Seniors-W. A.
Bickelhaupt, Aberdeen, S. D.; J. Light-
body, La Crosse; John S. Langwill, Mad-
ison; Stewart W. Stanley, Hot Springs,
S. D.; J. Hugo Johnson, Des Moines,
Ia.; Andrew Ludberg, Range; Joseph
P. Schwada, Milwaukee; Charles M.
Scudder, Marinette; Maurice B. La-
mont, Aberdeen, S. D.; John L. Slade,
Hinsdale, Ill.; Glenn P. Cowan, Milwau-
kee; junior-Walter C. Graetz, Milwau-
kee.
     VARbk - JOINT DEBATE.
  The annual joint debate between the
litrerary societies will be held this year
on Dec. 16. Philomathia and Athenae
are the contending societies. Philoma-
thia last year won its right to debate
wih A henae ly~e atinrgHesperia.
  The teams are:    Philomathia- Fred
Merk, Milwaukee; Roy Johnson, Wau-
sau; and Samuel L. Barber, Springfield,
Ky. Athenae-Erwin A. Meyers, Evans-
ville; John A. Dorney, Stevens Point;
and David J. Saposs, Milwaukee.
  The question   for debate is, "Re-
solved, that in labor disputes no injunc-
tion shall be issued other than against
intimidation or acts of violence against
physical property."   Philomathia will
uphold the alnrmative and Athenae the
negative.
  ENGINEERS ASK LESS WORK.
  Senior electrical engineers have peti-
tioned the faculty to reduce the amount
of work required of them. The students
have offered. copies of their schedules
as proof that more time is required of
them than of students in other depart-
ments.
  The faculty has the matter under ad-
visement.
    SELF GOVERNMENT PLAN.
  The student conference committee, -the
self government organization of the men
of the university, has been reorganized
with a view to making it more repre-
sentative. The new committee consists
of 53 members. Of these 14 represent
the more important organizations of stu-
dent activities. The 21 fraternities are.
represented by one member. The other
members are elected by popular vote of
the classes, the representation being as
follows: Seniors, 14; juniors, 11; soph-
omores, 8; freshmen, 4; graduates,' 2.
With the reorganization of the student
conference the entire student body is
now well represented.
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