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Vol. I (1923-1932)

Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 3. Mar. 28, 1923,   pp. [1]-3 PDF (1.2 MB)


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* , ~~~~~A HOUSE ORGAN FOR THE STAFF OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
                     COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
                     UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
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   Vol. I, No. 3.                  Madison, Wis.               Mar.28, 1923
         UWHAT CALIFORNIAMS CO0,1┬ÂISSION SAYS OF VIISCONSINIS U1IVERSITY
         The Educational Commission sent last year by the California Legis-
   lature to study the organization of the agricultural colleges of the
   U. S. has made its report to the governor. This commission, consisting
   of one college professor and six business men and farmers (one of them
   7-I. S. Guilford, a Wisconsin Short Course grad.), after visiting the
   leading schools in the U. S. and Canada, made the following statements
   about Wisconsin:
        "The University of Wisconsin is probably the finest example
of a
     state institution, including a college of agriculture, administra-
     tively, geographically, and spiritually welded into the whole as an
     integral part. I.Toreover, the agricultural work of the University
     of Wisconsin has been so conspicuously successful that no survey
     could be considered in any way complete which did not include it.
       "Everywhere our Commission went, we heard of the institution.
In
     the hotels, on the streets, and among the farmers, there was a tone
     of affection and respect for the university. I-lost interesting of
     all was the fact that not once in our travels about Madison and the
     surrounding country did we hear about the college of agriculture.
     Much was said about farm improvement, agricultural instruction, and
     successful research, but always the university was given the credit,
     and no line was drawn at the college. Faculty and citizens viewed
     the situation in this light, and it seemed to all of us a point of
     view that California might well emulate.
       "The Commission was unanimous in its opinion that when it left
     Madison, it was leaving a truly great center of learning and public
     service."
S     SEGREGATION OF AGRICULTURE UNDESIRABLE. The Commission was par-
  ticularly anxious to find out the relative advantages of a "separated"
  agricultural college in comparison with an institution united with the


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