Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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C L A S S OF
Charles H. Barry, B- S. Charles B r u s h , B. S. William Buckingham, B. S. L u t h e r G. Clay, B. S. Benjamin F. Crow,B. S. Richard D. Faulkner, B. L. ^ h a r l e s B. Gibson, B. S. H i r a m Gilkerson, B. S. J o h n Gilkerson, B. S. Allen G. Kennedy, B. S. E d w a r d V. Lewis, B. S. J o s e p h Corson Llewellyn, M. S. J o h n F r e m o n t Moore, B. S. George Clark Rice, B. L. J o h n J a m e s Seymour, B. S. Color L. S i m , B . S.
F r a n k l i n Spence, B. S. J o h n M. Stayman, B. S. Myron J e r o m e Wright, B. S. Nettie Adams, B. L. (Mrs. W. B. Wilson) E v a Bogardus, B. L. (Mrs. T. L. Price) Ida Belle Falls, B . L . E m i l y C. Maxwell, B. L. Martha Page, B. L. (Mrs. M. E . W h i t h a n ) E m m a Clarinda Piatt, B. L. (Mrs. J. C. Llewellyn) Velma E l e t h e a Skinner, B. L. (Mrs. Velma Skinner-Ward) Gertrude Switzer, B. L. (Mrs. H. Peddicord)
PROGRESS DURING THE YEAR.
A comparison of the catalogues shows an increase in numbers, of the corps of instructions, as follows: 1893-4, 63; 1894-5, 75. The increase in total attendance is from 743 to 815. The increase in the University proper is from 552 to 609. The following" report of the work of the University, made by the committee of the senate appointed to visit state educational institutions, is submitted for your information:
REPORT OF SENATE COMMITTEE TO VISIT STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. SPRINGFIELD, I I I . , May 14, 1895.
iThe Hon. Joseph B. Gill, President of the Senate and Gentlemen of the Senate. Your committee, by appointment of the senate to visit educational institutions, beg leave to report that, in the discharge of their duty, they have visited the University of Illinois, and beg leave to submit for your consideration the following: The University of Illinois is situated at Urbana, Champaign county, Illinois, and opened its doors for students in 1868. From that time until the present, her growth has been gradual and her advance in the last few years has been more rapid than in any portion of her history, and the promise of future good is greater to-day than ever before. The grounds of the University cover about seven hundred acres. A large part of this tract is beautifully laid out and is covered with magnificent shade trees. Upon the grounds are situated six principal buildings, viz.: University Hall, Machinery Hall, Chemical Laboratory, Natural History Hall, Military Hall, and the new Engineering Hall. In addition to tho^e six buildings are a number of other small buildings for department uses by the University. In the University Hall are located the Art Gallery, Library, Museums of Natural History and of the Industrial Arts. The University is divided into four colleges, viz.: Agriculture, Engineering, Science : and Literature and Arts.. The work of the College of Agriculture is practical as well as scientific and technical. It purposes to give students such instruction as will properly fit and prepare them to become practical and successful farmers. In connection with this department is also the Experiment Station, which furnishes abundant opportunity for the practical demonstrations and experiments. We believe that this department alone is of great value to the State, and its aid in the advancement of agriculture, its' thorough preparation of young men for this most important of all interests in this State, is worth all that it costs the State of Illinois to maintain the University. One of the needs of to-day among the great agricultural interests is more information, and this department furnishes it and is meeting a long felt want, and we believe will largely assist in bringing the farmers of Illinois u p to that high standard of success that their profession so well deserves.