Undergraduates "Surrender to Raw, Mass Impulse"

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Saturday, May 9, 1891: Courses for Teachers on "Methods of Instruction"

The announcement of the courses to be given for the benefit of teachers during the new academic year is now in press, and will soon appear. The plan has been already mentioned in these columns, and some further particulars are at present forthcoming.

At its last meeting, then, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences decided to offer, during the academic year 1891-92, a series of courses, open to men who are graduates of Colleges or Scientific Schools, and "to others of suitable age and attainments" (under the same conditions as those which now govern admission to the Graduate School). These are to be called "Courses in Methods of Instruction adapted to the purposes of teachers, and of persons intending to become teachers."

Thursday, May 7, 1925: ANNIVERSARIES OF HATRED

Ten years ago today the Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine. America needed just that shock to force active participation in the world war. The bitter wave of hatred which followed in the wake of this calamity swept America forward to the rescue of the Allied nations. It was for is great cause.

But ten years is a long time; in that space wrongs may be righted and insults avenged. In spite of French suspicious. Germany today is a very prostrate, and a very humble nation. The spirit of militarism has died an enforced death.

Tuesday, May 8, 1945: Veterans Will Not Crowd University, Conant Asserts

With the official announcement of final victory in Europe expected hourly, President James B. Conant said yesterday that the time for celebration and relaxation of effort had not yet come. "We have put over only two strikes," said President Conant, "and we must look ahead to the difficulties of the war against Japan."

Although the work of the National Defense Research Committee, of which he is chairman, will continue until the end of the Pacific struggle, President Conant disclosed that with the war in Europe coming to a close he has been able to give more and more time to this duties at the University.

Wednesday, May 8, 1963: 14 Arrested At Princeton as 1500 Rio

Princeton University officials have threatened to take "serious disciplinary action" against Tiger undergraduates who lost their identification cards or were arrested during a two-and-a-half-hour riot which ended early yesterday morning.

An estimated 1500 students took part in the spontaneous riot, described as the worst at Princeton in the last ten years. Borough police arrested 14 and charged them with "participation in riotous behavior and damage to property not their own." Damage to University and local property may run to several thousands of dollars.

Monday, May 10, 1976: Bab-O, Brooms, and Toilet Bowls

First stop is Thayer Hall basement: Headquarters. Tacked up on the wall behind and above the head of the porter captain with the watchful eyes, there is a sign that reads: THOU SHALT NOT DRAG THE VACUUM CLEANERS. The captain sports an understandable frown considering the hour, "It's only eight o'clock," he says. "I have a nine o'clock class, wanna get it over with," the student porter answers. "You're supposed to work two hours in a row, it's not good to split it up like this." "I know." says the student porter as the captain signs him in. "You're liable to wake someone up, ya know."

The student porter does not respond to this. Instead he heads for the equipment room to pick up the tools of his trade. Two hours anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., five days a week. Ten hours at $3.75 an hour. $37.50 a week. The student porter knows the rules, the facts and figures, well enough. This job is helping to put him through school.

Compiled by Julie M. Zauzmer.

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