Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 56, Number 12 (April 15, 1955)
UW enrollment is definitely on upswing, p. 12
"University of Wisconsin faculty member who contributes most to the instruction of engineering students." Gifts Joseph W. Jackson, Madison, $75 and 140 shares of common class B stock of Plastic and Rubber Products Co.; Florists Telegraph Delivery Assn., $100; Dr. Henry Brosin, Pittsburgh, Pa., $500; Borden Com- pany Foundation, Inc., New York City, $1,500; Louis Allis Company Foundation, Milwaukee, $500; faculty of the UW chem- istry department, $95; Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Co., South Charleston, W. Va., $2,600; Monsanto Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo., $400; Celanese Corp. of America, New York City, $2,500; the von Schleinitz Foundation, Milwaukee, $500; Pabst Brew- ing Co., Milwaukee, $1,000; Additional con- tribution of $5 in memory of the late Emeritus Prof. Edwin George Hastings; Institute of Life Insurance, New York City, $11,500; Deltox Rug Co., Oshkosh, $500; Square D Co., Detroit, $450; Universal Oil Products Co., Des Plaines, Ill., $1,000; Parke, Davis and Co., Detroit, $3,600; Uni- versity of Wisconsin Foundation, from the Allstate Foundation, Skokie, Ill., $5,000; Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs, $50; Dr. C. W. Mayo, Rochester, Minn., $150; Radio Corp. of America, New York City, $800; Additional contributions of $16,420 from friends of the late Benjamin S. Reyn- olds to be added to the Benjamin Smith Reynolds Memorial Fund. Grants Wisconsin Cooperative Sugar Beet Grow- ers Assn., Chilton, $2,500; American Cya- namid Co., Pearl River, N. Y., $1,500; Na- tional Vitamin Foundation, Inc., New York City, $4,200; Life Insurance Medical Re- search Fund, New York City, $24,860; Na- tional Science Foundation, Washington, D. C., $14,000; Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, Mv~ich., $4,100; Charles Pfizer and Co., Brooklyn, N. .Y., $3,600; Tennessee Corp., Atlanta, Ga., $500; American Trudeau So- ciety, $5,000; National Institutes of Health, $29,164. UW Enrollment Is Definitely on Upswing HERE WERE 1,113 more students attending second semester classes of the University last month than there were a year ago, final enrollment figures demonstrate. Compiled by L. J. Lins, director of student personnel statistics and studies, the figures reveal that the total number of full-time students now attending UW classes on the Madison campus and at the nine Extension Centers throughout the state is 15,896, compared with the total of 14,783 enrolled in University classes during the spring semester a year ago. Of the total, 13,554 are studying on the Madison campus, an increase of 782 over a year ago, while 2,342 are studying at the nine Extension Centers including Milwaukee, an increase of 331 over a year ago. Although 10,672, or more than 78 per cent, of the students on the Madison campus this semester are from Wiscon- sin homes, every state in the Union and Washington, D. C., all five foreign terri- tories of the United States, and 63 for- eign countries are represented among the students on the Madison campus. A total of 2,438 came to the Madison campus from the 47 other states and the nation's capital, 42 from the five U. S. territories, and 402 from the 63 foreign countries. Lins' student statistics for the second semester also show that there are more veterans, more men, and more married students on the Madison campus this semester than a year ago. One out of every four UW students now is a veteran compared with one out of every five a year ago; 70.3 per cent of the students are men compared with 68.9 per cent a year ago; and 19.2 per cent are married as compared with the 17.6 per cent a year ago. Foundation Will Aid Humanities The Humanistic Foundation of the University of Wisconsin was set up by University Regents in March as a living memorial to the late Prof. Howard L. Smith, who left the bulk of his estate for that purpose when he died in 1941. Income from foundation funds (ex- pected to total around $170,000) will be used, according to the bequest, "in the promotion of liberal culture or humanism in the University of Wiscon- sin, especially in the field of poetical and imaginative literature, art, and philos- ophy." It may be used for the creation of fel- lowships or to attach to the University men distinguished in literature, art, or philosophy, "with or without teaching responsibilities, whose presence at and membership in the University may tend to create and maintain an atmosphere of culture." It may also be used for prizes for literary, artistic, or philosophical works or to purchase art works. Prof. Smith joined the University faculty in 1900 as professor of law and served until his retirement in 1926. On his death he left his library to the Uni- versity and his estate in trust so that income could support his widow. On her recent death, the trust was turned over to the University with the stipulation that from its current $193,000 assets, annui- ties paying $50 per month for life be purchased for two surviving nieces. Construction has already begun on the first two "modest rental" dormitories at the University. The two story building for 55 men at 121-123 N. Orchard St. will not have dining facilities, while the three-story, 49-capacity women's unit at 915 W. Johnson St. will. Both dormitories will be operated on a self-help co-operative basis. Together, the buildings are expected to cost $309,000. Of this, $184,000 will be provided by state appropriation-the first for student housing at the University since 1912.
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