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NUMBER 138 ATLANTA, GEORGIA JUNE, 1903 For statement of the work of Atlanta University see last page. It is with great satisfaction that we add to our list of trustees the name of Mr. Paul Romare, the newly elected president of the Atlanta National Bank. Mr. Romare has been identified with this, one of the leading banks of the Southern states, for many years, and we gladly welcome him to membership in our board. OUR REVISED COURSES OF STUDY During the past year the faculty of this institution has been giving much thought to our courses of study, and finally, early in May, recommended to the trustees certain changes. These changes were adopted by the trustees at their annual meeting, and will now go into effect. The most important change is the lengthening of the time required for graduation from the Normal course, which will hereafter be five years instead of four. This is accomplished by the following arrangement of courses: There are to be three courses of study: the College, the Normal, and the High School. The last of these is to have two parallel divisions, the College Preparatory and the Normal Preparatory. The High School course occupies three years, and presupposes the completion of the studies ordinarily pursued in the grammar school. The College course comprises four years of study, as at present. The Normal course includes two years. Students who plan to enter the college will take the College Preparatory division of the High School course. There are a number of changes in the details of the courses. There has also been formulated, for the benefit of secondary schools preparing for this institution, a more definite statement of the requirements for admission to our College course. The lengthening of the time required for graduation from our Normal course is especially opportune at this time, since teaching in the new Practice School will be hereafter added to the work of the normal students. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES With pleasant weather, good speaking and a large attendance, the exercises of our thirty-fourth anniversary passed most pleasantly into history. Phi Kappa Anniversary The address before the Phi Kappa society on Friday night was given by Rev. H. H. Proctor, pastor of the First Congregational church in this city. His subject was, Saul of Tarsus, and it was handled by him in his usual vigorous and effective style. The Baccalaureate Sermon As is always true on Sunday of Commencement week, our chapel was too small to hold the large number who were eager to hear Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden; pastor of the First Congregational church, Columbus, Ohio, and president of the American Missionary Association. We give elsewhere some extracts from Dr. Glad-den's able and powerful sermon to our graduating classes. Class Night Exercises The friends of the graduates came out in full force, thronging the chapel in order to hear these exercises. The especial feature of the evening was a drill, which, with its local hits in singing and its unique costumes and gestures, carried away the audience. The usual features, the class history, prophecy, oration, and the music, were also well received. Eighth Atlanta Conference This is more fully reported elsewhere in our columns. The Annual Meeting of the Trustees This was held Wednesday afternoon, and was especially noteworthy because of the action taken in revising the courses of study in this institution. This revision is explained elsewhere in our columns. The trustees also, in addition to the routine business transacted, voted to confer the honorary degree of A. M. upon Mrs. Adella (Hunt) Logan ('81), "for conspicuous success as a teacher and helper in the work of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute." A vacancy in the board was most happily filled by the election of Mr. Paul Romare, president of the Atlanta National Bank. Alumni Banquet After the business meeting of the alumni Wednesday night, the banquet was held in the dining room at North Hall. Prin. W. B. Mathews ('90) presided, and the other speakers were Pres. Bumstead, Prof. Adams, Rev. Dr. S. M. Crothers, Pres. R. R. Wright (76), Mrs. Janie (Brown) Garnett ('83), J. B. Greenwood ('86), Mr. Antoine Graves of Atlanta for the non-graduates, H. H. Pace ('03) and Miss Mamie A. Coles ('03). The question around which the words of the various speakers centered, and which was helpfully discussed, was, What can the graduates do to assist the work of Atlanta University? Anniversary Exercises These were held on Thursday at ten o'clock. The Chapel was crowded to overflowing, and the large audience gave the best of attention. The Commencement address, by Rev. Dr. S. M. Crothers of Cambridge, is more fully reported elsewhere. The graduating classes numbered 33, 9 in the college class and 24 in the normal class. The college class was represented by 5 speakers, the normal by 6, the places of honor upon the program being held by H. H. Pace and E. W. Houstoun, and Emma L Hubert and Lucy M. Bufford. Honors were awarded as follows: To the class of 1903, With Honor, Harry Herbert Pace, Emanuel Williamson Houstoun and Emma Ellen White. To the class of 1905, With Highest Honor, Carrie Beatrice King; With Honor, Edward Charles Williams. The Moses Amos prize money, $20.00, for excellence in English Composition, was divided equally between Samuel A. Grant and H. H. Pace, both of the class of 1903. The degree of A. M., in course, was conferred upon Alonzo H. Brown ('98) for non-professional study, postgraduate in its relation to our course here, at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Logan's honorary degree, and the completion of the fund for the erection of the Practice School and Kindergarten, were also announced. President's Reception This came Thursday night, and pleasantly concluded an unusually excellent Commencement season.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1903 no. 138|
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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 1903, no. 138.|
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