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

 - Class of 1896

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University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA) online yearbook collection, 1896 Edition, Page 148 of 236
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Senior (Appointments. IVY POET D. C. Potter. CLASS ORATOR F. L. Warren. CAMPUS ORATOR . . H. A. Ballou. CAMPUS POET T. P. Foley. PIPE ORATOR • A. F. Burgess. CLASS SUPPER. CLASS POET E. A. White. PROPHET • ■ ■ . W. A. Root. PROPHET ON PROPHET H. L. Frost. HISTORIAN C. B. Lane. i M. J. Sullivan. WINGLESS ANGELS ] ( C. L. Stevens. TRICKSTER Shiro Kuroda. Secretary : A. B. Smith. 13:

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Konor $}en. £ GRINNELL AGRICULTURAL PRIZES. John E. Gifford, First. George F. Merwin, Second. MILL ' S BOTANICAL PRIZE. Louis M. Barker. MILITARY PRIZE. George F. Merwin. FLINT ORATORICAL PRIZES. Thomas P. Foley, First. Daniel C. Potter, Second. WESTERN ALUHNI PRIZES. Sophomores. Patrick A. Leamy, First. Sastre de Veraud, Second. Freshmen. L. F. Clark, First. Charles I. Goessmann, Second. m



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KevietD of fixe fectr. IT is with a justifiable feeling of satisfaction that we look back upon a year of college experience, marked by progress in many directions. The general business depression and the increased requirements for admission have, no doubt, had their effect on the number of students entering this fall ; but, notwith- standing adverse influences, the tendency of the college has been upward and onward. The system of senior electives has had a year ' s trial, and all unanimously agree that their institution has been a decided success. In all of these great range of study is permitted, and to facilitate work in Botany, this subject has been sub-divided into Botany (proper), Horticulture, Floriculture, and Forestry. Indeed, the acknowledged advantage of special study has led to the hopes that electives will soon be extended to the juniors. It may, however, be wise to ad- vance cautiously in this respect ; for the tendency of the age is rather toward special education based on a narrow foundation, than toward a broad education on which to base the more particular knowledge required by specialties. There are now among us some who are profiting by the opportunity for obtaining the degree of Master of Science. The advantages of the Post-Graduate Course are many and important, and we are glad to welcome all who may wish to take this course. Within the past year, the faculty have made it a rule that all those having term-marks above eighty-five per cent, shall be excused from examinations in those studies. It is hardly necessary to say that this is fully appreciated by the students, most of whom are only too glad of an opportunity to increase the length of vacations. The two new assistant-professors are doing creditable work in their respective departments. The system of electives made necessary the appointment of an

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