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NUMBER 94. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. OCTOBER, 1898. On The Campus. We open the present year with an increase in the number of students, except in our lowest class. The approximate attendance Oct. 15 is: College, 35; normal, 140; preparatory, 65 ; sub-normal, 25 ; total, 265. The college department continues to grow, and bids fair to be the largest in our history. The years 1896-97, with an attendance of 30, and 1897-98, with 31, have so far been our best years in that respect. The present year bids fair to exceed them. Pres. Bumstead has not as yet fully regained his vigor, after the sickness of last May and June. It did not seem prudent for him to come to Atlanta just at present. We shall be glad to see him later, and anticipate that the colder weather will soon bring a complete restoration of strength. For the past two years our girls' dormitory, North Hall, has been uncomfortably crowded during the fall term. In order to relieve the pressure, the trustees have relaxed the requirement that the Senior Middle Normal class should board in the building, and they will not have to do so until after Christmas. It is an interesting fact that both Mr. Edward T. Ware and Mr. John H. Chase have entered Union Theological Seminary this fall. The fathers of these two young men worked here for years together, until President Ware's death. Both of the young men themselves have been in our service, Mr. Ware as Northern Secretary and Mr. Chase as agent for the quartet. And now, as graduates of Yale and Amherst respectively, they together enter this theological seminary. The proceedings of the conference held here last May are now being printed. The work is done in our own printing office. Prof. Webster spent twelve weeks of the vacation in the University of Chicago, mainly in the chemical and physical laboratories. Rev. Martin Post, who preached for us so acceptably the greater part of last year, is again supplying our pulpit. Our quartet last summer was composed of G. A. Towns ('91), J. T. Porter ('99), E. L. Simon ('00), and A. Sengstacke ('02). They were accompanied a large part of the time by Mr. Edward T. Ware, our Northern Secretary. The classes in the Stone Hall school rooms will miss the instruction, this year, of Messrs. Arthur Bumstead and George A. Towns. These two young men have done excellent work during their terms of service as instructors in this institution. For several years we have accepted the graduates of certain secondary schools to membership here, without examination, on the certificate of the principal of the school. Only schools which prepare for as high as Senior Preparatory or Senior Middle Normal are recognized in this way. The present year has brought us an unprecedented number of students, mostly in this way, for our higher classes. There are four new students in the Freshman class, four in the Senior Preparatory, one in the Senior Normal, and three in the Senior Middle Normal. It is not improbable that others also may enter these classes. Our Graduates. "73—At the summer meeting of our Board of Trustees the honorary degree of A. M. was conferred upon Miss Lucy C. Laney. Miss Laney was a member of the first normal class which graduated from this institution. She has been active since leaving here, partly as a student herself, and partly as teacher. She is now, and has been for a number of years, principal of Haines Institute, Augusta, a school 'which last year graduated seven from its college preparatory and eight from its higher English course. '76—The Georgia State College, in Savannah, of which Richard R. Wright is president, has this year opened its doors to girls as well as boys. Their year begins with a largely increased attendance. President Wright has been appointed paymaster in the army with the rank of Major. This does not conflict with his duties as president. '94—James W. Johnson, for the past four years principal of a public school in Jacksonville, Fla., passed a fine examination and was admitted to the Florida bar May 14. '94—Geo. A. Towns, for the past three years an instructor in the natural sciences and at the shop, in this institution, has entered Harvard University for further study. '94—The N. Y. Age of April 21 devoted a column to an account of the good work of the Florida Baptist College, and of its teachers. The president is N. W. Collier, and the teacher next in rank is Sarah A. Blocker, a former student of this school.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1898 no. 94|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is October 1898, no. 94.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|