(151) It is recommended that the next year should (151) commence Sept. 2nd as it would not be expedient to shorten the coming summer vacation. Many of Show more(151) It is recommended that the next year should (151) commence Sept. 2nd as it would not be expedient to shorten the coming summer vacation. Many of this class of students more particularly interested have been consulted and this plan has received their unanimous approval. It is not designed to deprive indigent students of the privilege of teaching but to give it to them with less loss in scholarship and discipline than heretofore. The Winter Term with the Fall and Spring vacations will occupy 17 weeks a period amply sufficient for Teaching. All the students can be required to be in college during the Fall and Spring Terms. Those who teach will be absent one term the shortest, instead of a part of two, and their position as students will be definitely understood. By a proper arrangement (152) of the hours of recitation they can anticipate a part of the studies of the Winter Term or make up with the classes following them their omissions, inasmuch as in most cases it will not be necessary for them to be absent every winter. 2. Moden languages In accordance with the usages of most colleges the Modern Languages now constitute a part of the course in the University but while all other studies including even Hebrew for which less generally provision is made and taught without extra expense the students who elect the Modern Languages are required to pay a sum additional to the regular tuition sufficient to defray the whole expense of instruction in this department. This is generally and as we think properly regarded as unjust. We deem it inexpedient in view of the best interests of the University. � Show less
(150) are unnecessarily absent. It has become the custom to go out and teach. It is a pleasant way in which to spend the Winter months. Under these Show more(150) are unnecessarily absent. It has become the custom to go out and teach. It is a pleasant way in which to spend the Winter months. Under these circumstances the following arrangement of Terms is proposed The Fall Term shall commence on the Third Thursday of August " " close Nov. 17 Its length will be 13 weeks Fall Vacation 3 weeks Winter Term will commence Dec. 9th " " close March 5 Length 12 weeks Spring Vacation 2 weeks Spring Term will commence March 17th " " close June 22 Commencement Third Wednesday of June Summer Vacation 8 weeks This arrangement will make the college year 39 weeks, one week longer than heretofore. Show less
This collection is primarily comprised of Joseph Cummings' annual reports on Wesleyan University for the years 1857-1874, excepting the 1866-1867 school year. These reports contain censuses of Wesleyan's student body, including lists of students that have died or taken seriously ill during the school year. They also include Cummings' recommendation that women be admitted into Wesleyan and his suggestions for allocation of funds, most prominently with regards to building and maintaining a library. The collection also contains Cummings' correspondence, including with Julia Olin and W.O. Atwater (primarily regarding securing Atwater's employment), as well as Cummings' official acceptance of the position as president at Wesleyan University. Also included are several articles by Cummings, a petition against his resignation from the professorship, and his wife D.S. Cummings' correspondence. For more information, refer to the finding aid for the collection: http://wesleyan.edu/libr/schome/FAs/cu1000-89.xml.