Williams College - Gulielmensian Yearbook (Williamstown, MA)

 - Class of 1909

Page 9 of 186

 

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Page 9 text:

CLASS SONG Nineteen Nine, our voices free W e'll raise to-day in praise of thee. Class thou art without a peer, ' Evermore we'll hold thee dear. You bring back fond memories old, Our hearts never will grow cold. Ye men all along the line, Cheer for Williams and Nineteen Nine

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'ro HARRY AUGUSTUS GARFIELD THE I'fIG1'ITII PRICSIDIQNT OF VVILLIAMS COLLICGIQ SCIIOLAR AND CITIZEN THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED



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fr rr' X' 4 avr rgrwlf SEAL OF THE FREE SCHOOL. Hare impressed from the orig- inal dne cast in I790. 4.1 , Q, 0 ,If W-Fl ,Q Q16 si I pf . 'f'f"mXf44 ' in I f "I ,V ,X ig. A ,f 1, V X XX WILLIAMS COLLEGE ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO RESIDENT FITCH of Williams college, about one hun- dred years ago this Commencement, Wrote to a friend a letter which shows how little the ideals of this institution have changed to this date. It reads in part, "Our ambition is to make good scholars rather than add to our number, and in this we mean not to be outdone by any college in New England." A glance at the entrance requirements and at the courses offered by the college in view of this is most interesting. In a certain sense VVilliams has been the originator of the present elective system. The student seeking admission in the very earliest days of the college had an option. The rule read, "Each student who applies for admission must be able to accurately construe, read and parse to the satisfaction of the president and tutors, Virgil's 7Eneid, Tully's Orations, and the Evangelists in Greekg or, if he prefers to become acquainted with French, he must be able to read and pronounce with a tolerable degree of accuracy and fluency I-Iudson's French Scholar's Guide, Telemachus, or some other approved French author." The curriculum, which aimed "to see Massachusetts become the Athens of America," intro-

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