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Alumni Day

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Wednesday, the dsy set apart ia com meDcement week for the graduates of the various departments, was marked this year by the absence of the alumni. Enough of the alumni of the various departments were present to hold the business meetings, and some of them also held their literary exercises. For the literary alumni, Charles A. Towne, '81, delivered an excellent oration upon "A Hundred Years of Democracy," tracing the history of the American nation trom 1789 up to the present date. Miss Cora A. Benneson, A. B., A. M , LL. B., '78, delivered the annual poem, her subject being "The Opening Way." The business meeting of the alumni was f uil of interesting business. The establishment of a fellowship by the alumni, to be known as the Morris Fellowship of Philosophy, was sketched by Prof. Thomas, and a committee, consisting of Walter Miller, L. C. Huil and Miss Solomen, wasappointed to take the matter in charge. A report was made of the condition of the Williams' fund, showing it to be in good shape. The following officera were elected: H. H. C. Miller, '68, president; W. H. Wells, '74, vice-president; Calvin Thomas, '74, secretary; S. S. Walker, '61, treasurer; Stanford Wilson,'64, orator; Edwin F. Uhl, '62, altérnate; Elsie Jones, '88, poet; Fred N. Scott, '84, altérnate; T. R. Chase, '49, necrologist ; J. C. Knowlton, 74, W. G. Doty, '75, and Charles Hurd, '62, directora. The alumni of tbe law department listened to an excellent address by llon. Alpheus Felch, after which the following officers of the association were re-elected : Hon. T. M. Cooley, president ; Hon. Alpheus Felch, treasurer; Prof. Henry Wade Rogere, secretary. The Hahnemannian Society oL the homoeopathic department held a meeting of their alumni, which was addressed by Dr. J. H. Lee, of Roohester. N. Y., upon "The Equipmeut of the Physician." Diplomas were awarded to eleven graduates by the society. The alumni of the pharmacy department held a business meeting in the morning, followed by a banquet and toasts at the Cook house, a large number being present. ) The officers elected were: A. B. Stevens, president; Chas. Parsons, E. E. Calkins and W. F. Eberbach, vice presidents; S. E. Parkhill, secretary ; A, O. Sohumacber, treasurer. The dental alumni manageá to get a small party together and elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: Wm. Cleland, president; H. A. Parshall, vice president; L. P. Hall, secretary-treasurer. The class of '49 held a iol'y reunión all day and gave a reception to their old friends in the old chapel in the evening. They were only six in number, but they held a happier reunión than those classes having more members present Only two members of the class of '59 were present, but they held a reunión just the same. An attempt wag made to hold a reunión of '83 but only three members were present. The other events of the day were the commencement conncert, whieh was successfully carried out according to the programme, and the reception given by the members of the university senate to the graduatesand friendsof. the institution.


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