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THE CHANGE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING.

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A number of men, who have confused rumor with the Elective Pamphlet announcement, have raised questions in regard to the recent changes in public speaking instruction. To the attention of theses men we would call the outline, printed elsewhere in this issue, of the courses of training in this branch available next year to the undergraduate.

What may seem, without analysis, in the Elective Pamphlet unfavorable to public speaking-- its absorption by the English department--is in reality a further recognition of its value and necessity. Formerly a group of independent courses, only one of which counted to-ward a degree, it has been drawn into its proper place beside the courses in written composition and its scope has been greatly extended. The change means, not a lessening of training in so important a feature of the life of today, but rather a decided advancement, and a beneficial association with related courses on English composition.

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