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Barton, Albert (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 5, Number 6 (March 1904)

Milwaukee alumni banquet,   pp. 201-203

Page 202

202                Wiscon.8in Alu
of the German and English sys-
tems, and we will have in time
the American system, which will
be better than the best of other
   "I hope to see some of the men
 who have amassed wealth in our
 state perpetuate their names by
 giving them to residence halls
 and commons at the university.
 I look to the alumni to assist us
 in the work of building up and
 carrying .on the institution. From
 regent to student, every one since
 I assumed the duties of president
 of the institution has co-operated
 in the most hearty way, and if i
 can get the -forces together the in-
 stitution will advance rapidly.
 Milwaukee    should   have    the
 strongest and best :alumni associa-
 tion, as it is nearest to us and
 can help us most."
   Judge George H. Noyes spoke
 en the subject The University and
 the State.   He dealt with the
 history of the institution, the
 early, grants of land to the terri-'
 tory for the maintenance of the
 institution, and laid stress on the
 danger of the independent ad-
 ministration granted the univer-
 sity by its charter being abridged
 by legislative action. He said in
   "Of late there has come into
 legislative action  certain  acts
 which warn alumni that the state
 is not doing what it should to-
 ward the university. Legislative
 action has partly destroyed the
 independence   which   was   con-
 ferred on the university by its
 charter. The control of the erec-
 tion of buildings has been taken
 away from the regents, and all
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plans must be approved by the
governor. The funds of the in-
stitution are being placed in the
control of the state, and today the
regents cannot pay their janitor
except by warrant drawn by the
secretary 6f state on the state
treasurer. This may be a Wise
precaution, but it is an infringe-
ment of the liberties of the uni-
versity. I believe its affairs can
be administered   better by   the
regents than by any executive or
legislative officer. The Alumni
association can make a stand for
the independence of the univer-
sity by raising a fund for the cele-
bration of the jubilee and show-
ing that the university has be-
hind it a loyal alumni, whose in-
terest is first, last and all the
time our interest."
  President Ellen C. Sabin, of Mil-
  waukee-Downer college, spoke on
  Domestic Science, prefacing her
  remarks by  congratulating  the
  university on the establishment
  of a department of domestic sci-
  ence in that institution. She said
  in part:
  "Domestic science is expected
  to improve the   application of
  household knowledge. It touches
  the home and affects everyone.
  It offers a knowledge of foods,
  house sanitation, the chemistry
  of cooking, and teaches how to
  manage a home without exceeding
  the income.   These   forms  of
  knowledge  will produce better
  homes, filled with healthier, hap-
  pier people.   In short, to lift
  home life to a high plane is the
  noble object of domestic science,
  and as President Van Hise has
  seen the first year of its installa-

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