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NUMBER 93. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. JUNE, 1898. 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 from city, state or national government, or benevolent society. Has 300 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 317 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 10,000 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 $25, 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 upwards, 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. On The Campus. Paul Lawrence Dunbar made us a flying visit May 17. He addressed the school briefly, and recited one of his poems, "Life." Prof. DuBois addressed the National Conference of Mothers at Washington, D. C., on the "History of the Negro Home," May 6. Prof. DuBois also addressed the Atlanta University League of Augusta, May 13, on "Impressions of Modern Europe." The college and normal classes of '99 held excellent public exercises in the chapel the night of May 6. The class poem, by Miss Ruth M. Harris, appears in the May issue of the Scroll. Pres. Bumstead had so far recovered as to be able to start North with his son Arthur June 3. Relieved from the intense heat in Atlanta, we hope he will soon fully regain his customary health. Mr. J. Rosamond Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., assisted by three or four of the students, gave a pleasing song and piano recital in our chapel the evening of May 16. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, and himself an original composer. We were saddened to learn recently of the death of two of our former teachers. Miss Margaret Neel taught elocution for nine years, and served one year each as preceptress and local secretary. She has more recently been connected with Roger Williams University at Nashville, Tenn., and died April 15. Miss Alice E. Bron-son of Hartford, Conn., served one year as local secretary. Her death occurred May 3. Commencement Week. Another year has come to its close, with the pleasant accompaniments of good weather and interesting exercises. It has been a year marked by good attendance and hard work. As we look back over it, we see several evidences of increased efficiency. Particularly has the work been improved by reason of the clearer differentiation of the subjects of instruction, by which the departments of English, Biblical Literature, History and Sociology have been especially benefitted. Phi Kappa Anniversary. This occurred on Friday night. The orator of the evening was William B. Matthews ('90), principal of the Gate City public school in this city. His subject was, "A Few Pressing Needs." The address was a direct and forcible presentation of plain and valuable thoughts to his hearers. Dr. Stimson's Baccalaureate. This, preached to a large audience, made a powerful impression upon them. Dr. Stimson used no notes in the delivery, but we are able to give elsewhere a synopsis of the discourse. Quiz Club Prize Contest. There were this year fifteen competitors for these prizes, only the best eight of whom were allowed to enter the final oratorical competition. The best of the essays presented this year were of unusually high merit, and the same proved true of the oratorical contest. The speaking of several of the contestants was admirable, and that of all was good. The general topic, under which the special subjects came, was, " Some Needed Social or Economic Reform." There was one first prize of $35 00, Continued on 2nd page.
|Title||The bulletin of Atlanta University, 1898 no. 93|
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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 June 1898, no. 93.|
|Holding Library||Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center|