Illinois (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, American branch, 1917 - 378 pages
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Page 25 - The Legislature of Illinois has taken a noble step forward, in a most liberal and patriotic spirit, for which its members will be heartily thanked by thousands throughout the Union. We feel that this step has materially hastened the coming of scientific and practical education for all who desire and are willing to work for it.
Page 2 - The rise of these great universities is the most epochmaking feature of our American civilization, and they are to become more and more the leaders and makers of our civilization. They are of the people. When a State university has gained solid ground, it means that the people of a whole State have turned their faces toward the light.
Page 19 - if possible on a sufficiently extensive scale to honorably justify a successful appeal to Congress, in conjunction with eminent citizens and statesmen in other States, who have expressed their readiness to cooperate with us, for an appropriation of public lands for each State in the Union for the appropriate endowment of universities for the liberal education of the industrial classes.
Page 18 - that we take immediate measures for the establishment of a University in the State of Illinois, expressly to meet those felt wants of each and all the industrial classes of our State, and that we recommend the foundation of high schools, lyceums,
Page 83 - A woman will make porridge every day for twenty years and never think of measuring the proportion between the meal and the milk; a little more or less she'll think
Page 17 - system of liberal education for their own class, and adapted to their own pursuits; to create for them an industrial literature, adapted to their professional wants; to raise up for them teachers and lecturers for subordinate institutes.
Page 280 - taught most of the day, was horticulturist to the experiment station, planted with his own hands or saw to the planting of most of the trees on the campus, . . . wrote reports, lectured here and there, served on innumerable committees, collected specimens up and down the State, and
Page 272 - mind if, upon returning to the University after a conference with leading citizens upon matters involving thousands and perhaps millions of dollars when measured by public utility, or upon policies extending over generations, they should pick up and read specific directions
Page 31 - an industrial University for the liberal education of the industrial classes in their several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 310 - if a man is in an organization it is not only possible to get at him personally, but one may enlist as helpers all the other men.

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