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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 8 (May 1901)

Class reunions,   pp. 328-332

Progress of the University,   pp. 332-339

Page 332

Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.
another story. No, the Class of '96 is not dead. In response to
the call of the ALUMNI MAGAZINE the local alumni held a meeting
on April 24th to consider the matter of the reunion of the class at
the coming commencement. After discussing the advisability of
having a boat ride and the other forms of reunion entertainment,
the meeting decide.d to place the arrangements in the hands of a
committee of five. The committee consists of John B. Sanborn,
chairman, Miss Elizabeth Smith, F. W. Lucas, 0. B. Zimmerman,
and G. P. Robinson. As there are some twenty members of the
class who are at present in Madison, and some forty others who are
less than a hundred miles away, there is every indication that the
reunion will be well attended.
  On Wednesday evening, April 3d,
a memorial service for the late Pro-
fessor Whitney was held at the Con-
gregational church. A large number
of friends of the late professor at-
tended, and many tributes were paid
to his life and character. The meet-
ing was in charge of Rev. E. G. Up-
dike, with whom Professor Whitney
had been associated for years in
church work. Among the speakers
were Mr. W. A. Tracy, Dr. L. R.
Head and Dean J. B. Johnson.
  At the University convocation on
Friday, April 12th, memorial services
were held in honor of Professor
Whitney. The speakers were Mr.
Isham  Randolph, chief engineer
of the Sanitary Drainage Board of
Chicago, Mr. H. P. Boardman, en-
gineer of the Chicago and Alton R.
R., and Professor F. E. Turneaure of
the faculty of the College of Engineer-
  Mr. Randolph has been an intimate
friend of Professor Whitney from
the time they were railroad men to-
gether in Chicago. He is a pleasant
speaker and an engineer of national
reputation. He spoke not only as a
personal friend of Professor Whitney,
but as a representative of the West-
ern Society of Engineers, of which
Professor Whitney was vice-president
at the time of his death.
  Mr. Boardman is a former student
of Professor Whitney, having grad-
uated as a civil engineer in the class
of '94. He also has gained an enviable
reputation for so young a man as a
railroad civil engineer. He has been
asked to take- Professor Whitney's
work for the remainder of the year,
but has not as yet accepted the ap-
  Professor Turneaure, who spoke for
the faculty of the College of Engi-
neering, has been a co-ordinate profes-
sor of civil engineering and associated
with Professor Whitney more int

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