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NUMBER 129. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. JUNE, 1902. (Thirty-third Year.) ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. The higher education of carefully selected Negro young men and women, in both academic and industrial lines, is emphasized by this Institution as necessary for the elementary and industrial training of the masses. "Men of light and leading" in other spheres of activity are also greatly needed by the race that has so long sat in darkness. Earnestly Christian, as required by its charter, yet entirely unsectarian, the Institution is controlled solely by its own board of trustees, on which several denominations are represented. Some 300 students are enrolled under 27 officers and teachers. From the college and normal courses 412 graduates have been sent out, nearly all of whom have readily found permanent employment in teaching or other useful occupations. Situated only about seventy miles from the centre of the Negro population of the country, in one of the largest Southern cities, and at the railroad centre of the South, its location is of strategic importance for promoting the educational advancement of the South. Its plant includes sixty-five acres of land, five large brick buildings, library of 11,000 volumes, apparatus and other equipment worth not less than $250,000. With practically no endowment, with no aid from public or denominational funds, receiving about one-fourth of its support from its own students, the Institution appeals for an endowment of $500,000, and, until that is secured, for $25,000 annually to meet current expenses. Gifts of any amount are welcome, but special appeal is made for subscriptions of $100 and upwards, and for $40 scholarships. Remittances may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. On the Campus. During Commencement week there were present, at various exercises, about 90 of the graduates. In the appointments for next year in the Atlanta public schools, about 70 per cent of the teachers are our representatives. This is the usual percentage. The last catalogue shows that we have had, prior to this present graduating class, 412 graduates. Of* this number S64 are living, and 217, or nearly 60 per cent of the living, engaged in teaching. The silver and bronze medals awarded to the Atlanta University at the Paris exposition have arrived; also the cor-responding diplomas. Professor DuBois received a gold medal for his work in connection with the exposition. The Scroll maintains its unusually high standard of the year in the issue for May. This closes its sixth volume. Our student paper will be still more fully encouraged, we hope, another year, in the support it shall receive from students, graduates and friends. During Commencement week we had a large number of guests, the names of most of whom appear in the lists of speakers. Especial mention ought also to be made of Hon. Michael E. Sadler, Director of Special Inquiries and Reports of the Board of Education Library, London, and Hon. J. E. Heape, Chairman of the Technical Instruction Committee of the County Borough Council of Rochdale, England. These gentlemen are now making special investiga-tions in the United States. '89—Dr. S. P. Lloyd gave the Commencement address at Beach Institute, in Savannah. '91—Dr. L. B. Palmer delivered the Commencement address at the exercises of the Georgia. State Industrial College, of which R. R. Wright ('76) is president. '91—Rev. Silas X. Floyd gave the Commencement address at Morris Brown College. He was honored by receiving the degree of D. D. from that institution. '94—J. W. Johnson delivered the Commencement address at the Orange Park School, Orange Park, Fla. Commencement Week. The weather was all that could be desired, and the attendance large. Four times the chapel was filled, three of these times to more than overflowing. We do not recall that we ever had crowds so often during the closing week. PHI KAPPA ANNIVERSARY. This took place on Friday night. The address was delivered by Henry N. Lee ('00) of LeMoyne Institute, Memphis, Tenn., upon the theme, Some Lessons Derived from Great Books. Mr. Lee's address evinced wide reading and careful thought upon his subject. BACCALAUREATE SERMON. It was our pleasure this year to have President Bumstead deliver this sermon. It was an able, careful and practical presentation of the lessons to be derived from Queen Esther's action in touching the sceptre of Ahasuerus. The sermon is fully reported elsewhere in this issue. CLASS NIGHT EXERCISES. These exercises, held on Monday night, seem now to have become a reg-ular feature of Commencement week. The night is given up peculiarly to the graduating classes, and is hence of especial interest to their friends in the city, who were present in large numbers. SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. This gathering is fully reported elsewhere in this issue. It was the most successful of all our conferences, and the new arrangement of having three sessions in one day worked admirably. ALUMNI MEETING AND BANQUET. As last year, the alumni had Wednesday night. Their business meeting was held at seven, followed by a public meeting at half past eight, and this in turn by the alumni dinner at ten. At the public meeting addresses were made by President W. B. Matthews ('90) of Atlanta, Rev. S. X. Floyd ('91), Dr. J. R. Porter ('86), Prof. G. A. Towns ('94), President Bumstead and others. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. The participants in these exercises acquitted themselves well. Four graduated from the college course and thirteen from the normal course. The places of honor on the programme were
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1902 no. 129|
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|Description||The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friend and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is June 1902, no. 129.|
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