University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

 - Class of 1895

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stitutional history is studied that the duties and privileges of the citizen may be understood. lo. Militar}- Science. Instruction and drill in military tactics are required of each student, unless physically debarred. Advantages. Facilities for illustration include a working library of 14,000 volumes, properh classified and catalogued ; the State collection of birds, insects, reptiles, a nd rocks of Massachusetts, with many additions ; the Knowl- ton herbarium of 10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1,500 species and varieties of plants and types of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee plant house, the large collections of Amherst College Avithin easy access ; a farm of 383 acres, divided between the agricultural, horticultural, and experiment departments, embracing every variety of soil ; the State Experiment Station, and also the Hatch Experiment Station, both located upon the college farm, offering splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the problems of agriculture. Worthy of especial mention are the laboratories for practical work in chemistr}-, in zoology, and in botany, well equipped with essential apparatus. A new chemical laboratory for advanced students has just been finished. For illustration of veterinary science a plastic model of the horse and other additions to the museum have been secured. The Durfee plant house ha s been recently rebuilt and greatly enlarged, and a new tool house and workshop provided for the horticultural department. For the agricultural department, a model barn, containing the best facilities for storage of crops, care of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine, and management of the dairy, including also a lecture room for instruction, is soon to be completed. Electives. Out of eleven courses provided for the senior class, nine are elective. Expenses. Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.00 to S5.00; room rent, $8.00 to $16.00 per term; fuel, $7.00 to $13.00 per year; washing, 40c. to 50c. per dozen ; military suit, $15.75 ; books at wholesale prices : furniture, second-hand or new, for sale in town. Requisites for admission to the several courses, and other information may be learned from the catalogue, to be obtained by application to the President. HENRY H. GOODELL, AtnJierst, Mass.



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