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NUMBER 81. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. MARCH, 1897. ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GA., Is a Christian Institution, unsec-tarian in its management and influence, wholly controlled by an independent Board of Trustees, and receiving no aid front city, state or national government, or benevolent society. Has 290 students in College, Normal, College Preparatory and Sub-Normal departments, under 23 officers and teachers. Trains teachers and leaders of their race from among the sons and daughters of the Freedmen of the South. Has sent out 306 graduates from College and Normal courses, nearly all of whom, together with hundreds of past undergraduates, are engaged in teaching and other useful work in Georgia and surrounding States. Owns four large brick buildings, on sixty-five acres of land, one mile from the centre of Atlanta, Ga., library of 9,400 volumes, apparatus aud other equipment—all valued at not less than a quarter of a million dollars. Having no endowment (except about $33,000, mostly for special objects), the Institution requires at least $20,000 a year in donations from its friends, to continue the work now in hand, and a fund of about $500,000 to put that work on a permanent basis. Annual scholarships of $40 each are asked for to provide for the tuition of one student for one year, over and above the nominal tuition fees paid by the student. Subscriptions of $100 and tip-wards, or any smaller sums, are solicited for general current expenses. Remittances of donations, or inquiries for further information, may be addressed to Pres. Horace Bumstead, D. D., Atlanta, Ga. Pres. Bumstead is making us a brief visit. He attended the Tuskegee Conference Feb. 24 and 25, being one of the speakers there. His visits are always welcome, we wish sufficient funds could flow into our treasury to admit of his being here all the time. Prof. Chase is here also. He is looking very well, as a result of his rest. University business calls him. ---------------------------------------------- There have been two informal conferences of the trustees during February. One was in New York, the other in Atlanta. Pres. Bumstead was able to be present at both, also Mr. Bradford, who has paid us another of his cheery visits. ------------------------------------------------- Mr. Bradford is busily at work making preparations for the May Conference concerning City Problems among the colored people. On his way to Atlanta he visited the bureau of statistics, in Washington, where the results of the fall investigations are being tabulated. He reports good progress. --------------------------------------------------------------------- A banquet, suggested by some of the ladies, was given to the victorious base ball and foot ball teams the night of Feb. 25. The date was especially happy, in that it allowed Pres. Bumstead, Prof. Chase, Mr. Bradford, and also Pres. Rankin of Howard University, to be present. An unexpected pleasure came to us the night of Feb. 8, in the form of a talk on the situation in Armenia. Rev. D. A. Richardson of Grand Haven, Mich., visited us a few hours that day, and gave us a clear explanation of this subject of international interest. Mr. Richardson was born there, of missionary parentage, and has lived there until recently, so that he knows whereof he affirms. Mrs. Case's birthday was celebrated the night of Feb. 15, by a reception, participated in by the teachers and two senior classes. Mrs. Case has been connected with the school continuously, except when absent for rest, since its beginning. She was presented with a clock, as a reminder of the occasion. It is pleasant to have visitors look in upon us, even if only for a short time. Bishop Cyrus D. Foss of the M. E. Church, Bishop W. J. Gaines of the A. M. E. Church, President J. E. Rankin of Howard University, and President Sanders of Biddle University, are among those who have called upon us recently. We are pleased to take from the Scroll this item about the recent examination of H. M. Porter ('93, LL. B., Univ. of Mich., '95). " Judge Twiggs says Mr. Porter's examination was the best that had been stood since the war. We are glad Mr. Porter has so worthily won the appellation from the world which all his college chums voted him as a nick name. 'Squire' Porter is now a reality. Somehow, college boys come pretty near telling what is in each other. Mr. Porter will practise in Augusta, Ga." Prof. Webster will give a popular exposition of the subject of Electricity in a series of three lectures upon the evenings of March 3 5, 22, and 29. The object of these lectures is thus given in his circular letter: 1st, to interest our friends in the development of our laboratories and laboratory courses in science; 2nd, to awaken popular interest in the subject which forms so important an element in our social and business life; 3rd, to give to ex-students and graduates an opportunity to review and enlarge their knowledge of electricity and bring it up to date.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1897 no. 81|
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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 March 1897, no. 81.|
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