Loeb, Max (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 7, Number 3 (Dec. 1905)
Progress of the University, pp. 143-144
the Niagara Falls and the Canadian power companies which utilize the 'water power of the Fallg; 'the Lacka- wana Steel works, and the large elevators and dry docks at Buffalo. At Pittsburg the party inspected. the Westinghouse electric, machine and air brake' plants, the lrge window and fint glass manufactories, the Nernst Electric Lamp company,, the Pressed Steel Car company, and other large electrical machinery com- panies. The- itinerary also included the Brooks Locomotive works at Dunkirk, Pa., and thelarge iron mills and furnaces at Homestead and Mc- Keesport, Pa. Study Social Problems of Large Cities. Forty students of sociology at the University of Wisconsin under the direction of Professor Jerome Dowd spent a week in studying sociological conditions in Chicago a-d Milwau- kee. The purpose of the trip was to acquaint the students of this subject with the sociological problems of the large cities and the practical methods employed by the important social,, penal, and -charitable institutions in dealing with these matters. The party inspected the industrial school for boys at Waukesha, the country hospital and poor house at Wauwa- tosa, and the University of Wisconsin social settlement in Milwaukee. Among ..ie places they visited in Chicago were the Hull House settle- ment, The Chicago Commons, the Cook County Hospital, The Bureau of Identification, and the Salvation Rescue Home. New Agronomy Building. Plans are now being prepared for a new agronomy -building to form a part of the college of agriculture of the University of Wisconsin. It is LUMNI MAGAZINE. [Deceinbe* intended to spend about $18,ooo for the new building and its equipment. The important features of the new structure, which will be 5o by IOO feet, include a large museum for the collection of seeds of. all kinds, a seed judging department occupying an en- tire floor, a corn curing room, together with laboratories and lecture rooms. The basement is to be divided into a general work room, corn curing room, seed storing room, and shipping room.- The first floor will contain the muse- um, a lecture room, laboratory and of- fice for Prof. R. A. Moore and, his assistants, 7together with a general of- fice for the department of agronomy. The upper floor is to be one large room for the. judging.of grains and forage plants. While the detaied plans for thei building have not been fully made it is proposed to erect a structure tw~o and, a half stories, high, probably of reinforced concrete or cement block construction. The location of the new building is not settled, but the plan is -to have the new. building for farm engineering, agronomy building and poultry building grouped around the maiii gr citural -u5iding. Teachers Meet at Madi#=. The second meeting of the teachers of history and political science in the colleges and normal schools of the state was held at Madison at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin on November 24. The program included a recep- tion, given by Professor D. C. Munro of the department of history of the University, an address by Professor Ahdrew C. McLaughlin of the Uni- versity of Michigan on American con- stitutional problems; and an informal discussion of topics pertaining to the teaching of history and political sci- ence in higher institutions of learning.
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