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Michigan Alumni At Dinner

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More tban fifty alumni of the Univerty of Michigan ate the animal diimer of lie New York Association at the Union Square Hotel last night. A novel but íone the leas pleasant feature was the resence of the aluin nae, ten ladies who md drunk of the co-educatlon Pierian pring at Ann Arbor and adding the graces of fcminine accouiplishments and icquirenients to the brilliancy of the occasion. At the head of the dining-noin sat B. F. Blalr, president of the New York Alumni Association. With hini were President Angelí, of the University, President Adams, of Cornell; General Stewart L. Woodford, Miss Alice E. Freeman. president; of Wellesly College, and Algernon S. Sullivan. Among the OUMM ireent were Mr. and Mrs. James F. Tweedy, Professor Wïlliam P. Trowbridge, W. H. Boardman, G. W. Dunulng, Professor E. L. Walter, of the Universlty: the Rev. S. P. Halsey, the Rcv. H. W. Hubbard, George K. Gibson, Miss Townsend, Professor Emma C. Barnes, Wellesley College; Mrs. Mary B. Barnes, Professor Kate E. Coman, Wellesly Collegege; Professor Lucy M. Hall, Dr. Emma Mooers, ür. Eliza M. Mosher, Miss M. A. Williams, Levi Barbour, Professor John E. Clark, E. A. Curtiss, Congressmen B. M. Cutoheon, C. II. Denison, Professor A. E. Dolbear, Dr. L. T. Emery, Dr W. A. Ewing, Dr. V. II. Jackson, Eugene L. Lockwood, Professor L. Maris, Dr. Rots A. Matheson, Professor G. B. Merriniau, Dr. James Mjlne, Professor Chiirles W. Parsons, Dr. Lewit S. l'ilcher and Colonel H. (i. Front. President Blair opened the after-dinner proceeding with a neat speech ot congratularon, retnarking that he had refrained from eating ïuuch in order to keep In training so as to do the regulation boasting of the New York Alumni after-dinner speakers. He added u few statistics that exaltcd the pride of lus herrén, for he said that the University luid 102 professors iu seventy-four ooUen facultn-, tw.Tity QOllCEe piVMiien Is mul represe ii tat i ves in hall a dozen foreigu colleges. He then introducid President Angelí, who spoke of the pleasurti lic i - pcnciK-nl in meeting so mniiy wlium tic knew pcisonally and so m;iiiy wliom ht knew throuüh the eatalofjiu1. "I ask the modern graduates," said hc "and tkOM wlio eiittred with nic in 1S71 to acknovvledge, a.s they doublleas wil! with pleasure, that there were great Beu befON Agamemnon. It is also a subject of congratulatiuu that here on the East ern seaboard so many men of Ann Arbor have won places of distinctiou In tlie crowded centres of commerce and learning. When so many college graduates are following the somewhat elusive star o empire to the west, it is a subject of remark that nearly 200 graduates of Michigan Univer8ity should establish them selves In New York. Although your Eastern colleges follow the plan of einploying their own graduates to a degive a little too extreme, I think, still, tha our University has a stron;; representa tion in the teaching torces of these East ern colleges, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Tuft College, Harvard, Boston UniveiMty Stevens Institute, Leliigh, Rutgers, John Hopkins and Yale, listen to the teaching of Michigan men. The preseuce ot the Uistiuguistied scholar on niy right (Presi dent Adams) reuders it necessary that should add Cornell to that list, while Wellesley sends her president(Miss Free innu) to grace your board and complete the circle of alumni." He closed Wltl remlniscences of those golden days when President Williams and after him, Presi dent Tappan, held the reins of govern ment, and spoke in glowing tcrms of the able corps of teachers that they gatbere around them in those days of smal salaries. It was men, and such men tha made uniyersities, not bricks and mortal President Adams was then introduced and greeted with applause. He made some interesting commeuts on the mod ern education, tracing the spread o modern ideas from the day when Presi dent Wayland struggled witli the oh fogy traditions ofBi-own, thundoriiif,' a the gates of the classicists with his sutis tius as to the falling off of college stu dents in the country, down to the days when President Whif.e's ideas and Era Cornell's money founded the University at Ithaca. He approved President White's theory that a great university raust largely rest upon and appeal to the great industrial interests of the country Classical education should not be weak ened ordiscouiitenanced, of course, bu 8omething must be provided for the thousands who had the time and Uil money to spend on intellectual cultint and would not spend either ou Greek and Latin. He closed with several ret'erences to the good work that young graduates o Michigan University, both masculine atid ftuminnaa li-nl iluflp in the World. IVLlllil llir, UHU UUUC IU luc nwuut Miss Freeraan, who had been smiling and blushing under adelugeof compli menta and coniplimentuiy referencc from the preceding speakers, then bad tier opportunity for revenge and improv editbya bright speech ou "Uuiversity Kducation for Women," occusionally Mrayino to the kindred subject of man kind iiid ïiKikiiif; soine telling hits. Algernon 8. ijullivan dealt witli the "Fraternity ofthe College Bied." fleo eral Woodtbrd told all ubout "TheUni versity of the Future" in his lnimitabl style, and Congreasman A. H. Petübone of Tenne8see, dwelt upon thejoy am sadness oí "Colleges Memories." The senii-centenuial of tlie Uuiveibitj of Michigan will be celobiatod at Anr Arbor iu commenceinent week iu 18Ö7 President Angelí said thata large delega tion from the New York aluniui wa expected.


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