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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, February 01, 1893, Image 20

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160 THE HOBART HERARD. W e should lik e to see The H e ra ld Board made self-perpetuating-. Once select the right men,and their choice o f future associates w ill be according to the laws of justice and equity. W e appeal to the student body to consider this matter earnestly. The Board is to be changed in May : before that time we should look about us, see where the promising material lies and make our choice accordingly. Make party spirit a subservient power and you w ill advance the best interests of your chosen Alma Mater . W E observe in the Williams Weekly a notice of a new course of study to be inserted in the college curriculum which w ill lead to the degree of B. b. It is editorially stated that W illiam s is taking the attitude of a pio­ neer in the m atter. W e should like to enter an objection to this; she fol­ lows the lead of some of her sister colleges who have been granting this degree for some years. Hobart has many a B. b. on her list o f graduates, which degree has been given for work in all specified departments, save that of Greek and for extra work in Mathematics. W e hope the day w ill never come when the degree A . B, w ill be given to those who do not study Greek. Common sense and sentiment protest against it. B . b- suffices for those who do not wish to enrich their minds with the fruits of Grecian intellect or revel in the delights of Greek verse and prose. Do not let the requirements for such a degree be lowered to the level o f those who, from sheer idleness, are unwilling to strive for the gold­ en prize, but wish it brought within comfortable reaching distance. It seems to us the outcry against the promiscuous dealing out o f degrees can be used against those who are making it possible for a mail to tickle his pride with a degree, which stands now for hard and conscientious labors in the realms of Greek and batin lore, bet us have B. h- a permanent de­ gree rather than take away from A .B . any of those conditions which make its attainment possible. W E are glad to see that Union has again entered the Base Ball heague. Her entrance means more than the simple fact that there will be another college to contend with on the field; it means that the league of the

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