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Reception Of President Angell At Grand Rapids

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Tlio Grand Eapids Eagle say? : " One of the most delightful and eujoyable gatheringa of the season occurred at the Mortou on Saturday evening last. The occasion was au informal reception given to President Angelí by the Grand Bapids Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. This Association was fornied during the winter, and consista of graduates of tlie literary departmeut of the University, and numbers about eighteen members. Ascertaining that President Angelí was in the city, the gucst of Kegent Gilbert, they took the occasion to hold a public social gathering to which were invited the graduates of the luw and medical departnients of the Uuiversity residing in the city, and all persons who had been connected with the literary department, which made a conipauy of about forty. Hon. C. I. Walker, formerly a professor in the law department, being in the city on business, added to the interest of the occasion by his presence. After refreshmeuts had been served the President of the Association, H. P. Ghurchill, of the class of 't7, in a few well chosen words, welcomed Dr. Angelí and tue iuvited guests, to which Dr. Angelí replied in his usual happy manner, and sayiug aniong other thiugs, that this was the first occasion of the kind ever attcmpted in the State. His "remarks called out Hon. L. D. Norns, the first student who ever entered the University, who gave some pleasaut early remimsceuces of the college, which brought out the fact that Grand Bapids was repret-ented in the tirst class that graduated bom the University, in the persou of the sou of the late Bev. Dr. Cuming. Speakers were next called upon to represent the three great departnients of the University. W. J. Stuart, of the class of '68, represented the literary department ; B. W. Butterfleld the law, and Dr. Boies the medical; after which Begent Gilbert gave some interesting facts concerning the inside workings of the University duriug his Begency, which covered some of the most critical periods of its existence, and spoke very hopef ully of its future. The compauy dispersed soon after 11 o'clock with an impromptu college song, all feeling that the meeting had been pre-eminently successtul in, promoting a fraternal feeling among the graduates of the Uuiversity."


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