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Loeb, Max (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 7, Number 3 (Dec. 1905)

Progress of the University,   pp. 143-144

Page 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 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
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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