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Mendocino; Ermina Brown. Riverside; Marguerite Brown, Contra Costa; Sarah E Campbell, San Joaquin; Nellie Carr, Sonoma; Ida E. Carrick, Los Angeles; Samuel Marshal Chaney, G enn; Mrs. M. L. Chewning, San Diego; Alice E. Cooper, Nevada; Lewis D. Copeland, Riverside; Louise K. Curtin, Los Angeles; Ste'la En. dicott, Los Angeles; Alice A. Elvin, San Mateo; Ellen J. Foley, Solano: Mary Wildes Ford, Humboldt; Charles J. Fox Jr., Los Angeles; Elizabeth Hetherington Fox, Trinity; Elizabeth Freese. San Diego; A berta Gamber, San Diego; Carrie J. Garsey, Mendocino; Charlotte H. Getchell, San Diego; Annie J. Graham, Stanislaus; Mary Blair Grant, Humboldt; Eva Griswold, Los Angeles; E. Blanche Hall, Madera; Irene G. Hall, Tuolumne; Amy Hargrave, Walter Hargrave, Mendocino; Mrs. M. J. Harriman, Madera; M. P. Hubler, San Benito; J. Belle Jacoby, San Diego; Miltona M. Keith, San Diego; Zinie H. Kidder, Santa Cruz; Anita W. Leadbetter, F ora W. Lead better, San Joaquin; Aggie E. Lewis, Stanislaus; Emma L. Prather Long, Mendocino; Mrs. S. M. Long, Tuolumne; Mrs. Delta Clotfelter Luce, Tulare; Samuel N. McBride, Tulare; Kate McCarthy, Alice McCollum, Los Angeles; Adele Meyer, San Diego; Elizabeth M. Millard, Los Angeles; Bertha E. Morgan, Helen A. Morrill, Santa Cruz; Mary Margaret Murdock, Los Angeles; Louisa J. Need, Sacramento; Ella M. Nevell, Esther F. Norton, Los Angeles; A. M. Nuckolls, E. M. Nuckolls, Mendocino; May L. Paine, Los Angeles; Joseph Warren D. Patton, Mendocino; 0. P. Payne, Tulare; Caroline V. Pease, Los Angeles: Lucy F. Phillips, Tripity; Elizabeth M. Richards, Nevada; Sarah A. Kelsey Reppy, Ventura; Clara E. Rodgers, Marin; Henrietta Rose. San Diego; Frederick W. Stein, Jr., Los Angeles; Alice Stewart, Hannab C. Stewart, Alameda; Julia D. Stoddard, Nevada; Ethel Stone, Lina P. Stone, San Diego; Mrs. M. E. Sturgeon, Tulare; Mabel Collier Sharpstein, San Diego; Nettie S. Siebert, Tuolumne; Kate R. Smith, Nevada; Winnifred A. Liner Smith, Humboldt; Albert F. Snow, San Diego; I. Wayne Snowden, Humboldt; Laura I. Thompson, Los Angeles; Emma M. Tillotson, San Diego; Kate Ennor Tremaine, Nevada; Honoria R. P. Tuomey, Sonoma; J. W. Utter, Mendocino; Maude Watkins, San Diego; Anna A. Webb, Contra Costa; Cecelia Marie Weinheimer, Trinity; Arminta Allison White, Santa Cruz; Mollie Wichmann, Nevada; Zona Williams, Louise Scott Worth, Tulare; John Ellsworth Wylie, Gleon; Effie E. Young, Alameda.
Life Diplomas of the High School. Gulielma Ruth Crocker, Alameda; T. H. Kirk, Monrovia; Harriet A. Nichols, Los Angeles; Edward B. Oakley, Riverside; Pleasant B. Westerman, Mendocino; G. H. Wilkinson, Sonoma.
New Issue Life Diplomas, Grammar School. Laura McGlashan, Butte. Original granted September 18, 1892.
Duplicate Life Diploma, Grammar School. Lily E. Rasmusson. Original granted October 21, 1899.
Documents to Accompany Normal School Diplomas. Julia Berg, San Jose; M. Ellen Case, L. Grace Clarke, Alice C. Cooper, Los Angeles; Lucy Harris, Chico; Grace S. Hewitt, San Jose; Margaret Holleran, Los Angeles; Bessie Hooke, Elma Hopkins, Lela A. Lenfest, San Jose; Anna Levin, Los Angeles; Eva J. Russell, San Jose; Emily E. Truesdell, San Jose; Mrs. Lily E. Rasmusson ( duplicate). Original granted December 24, 1894.
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ETVORU THE STAR OF ENTHAL TARES ITS WAY"
"A noble manhood, nobly consecrated
- McKinley on Lincoln.
THE strong words of McKinley on Lincoln is a fitting tribute of his own life of public service. McKinley fell like one of our giant redwoods. Our recognition of his greatness was not adequate until he was felled by the hand of the destroyer. Joaquin Miller said, when Tennyson died, "Our redwoods drip and drip with rain.” But when the man, the President, the husband, the giant tree of our national life was prostrate, his largeness ma e all things less save his virtues.
*** Josiah Royce in the International Monthly for September writes characteristically of the life of Joseph Le Conte: "Professors Joseph and John Le Conte
ood, from the first, in the public mind of that community for high scientific and educational ideals. In the end the younger brother, Joseph, proved to be the more productive of the two, both in a literary and a scientific sense, as he always was the more directly impressive personality, and the more many-sided mind. But both of them were extremely winning natures. The native grace of bearing that suggested their French Huguenot ancestry, the Southern courtesy of manner in which their temperaments found expression, the fairly saintly unworldliness and gentleness of soul that, in very different fashion but with almost equal heartiness, showed itself under all sorts of trials, in both of them, - these traits made them, from the first, not only honored, but also warmly beloved in their community. Other professors of the University might have their less respectful nicknames, more ingeniously invented, but the brothers Le Conte were, from the first, to the student community, "John” and “Joe," and the familiar abbreviations were expressions of affection rather than of any lack of reverence. * * * *
* Amongst his beloved mountains it was his lot to die. He has left in his ideals and in his life-work a model for an age of specialism and of divided sympathies to reverence and to follow.
Supt. D. W. Nelson of Bakersfield has introduced a new plan in reference to the rotation of teachers. In bis report to the trustees he makes the following announcement :
"Three years since, Miss Jameson, then teaching the 8th grade, expressed a desire, as an experiment, to retire to the 6th grade and advance with her class each year, to the point of its graduation. The third year was closed with the end of the late term, and the experiment proving so satisfactory and confirmed so fully her good judgment in the matter, that the question is presented for the serious consideration of the board, whether the rule should not be adopted, of thus regularly rotating the teachers of the three upper grades. It is an undoubted fact, that a teacher thus associated with her class and thoroly acquainted with the strong and weak points of her pupils individually, their mental characteristics and the best method of their development, can do more for their advancement than can the teacher of the 8th grade who meets her pupils for the first time at the beginning of their last year in school, loses much time in becoming acquainted with their various individualities, and remain in ignorance in a great measure, of the foun dation laid by her predecessor.
Besides, it would broaden the mental vision of the teacher, serve to remove her from the narrowing ruts of a limited routine, and knit a bond of sympathy between her and her pupils scarcely inferior to that between parent and child.
In the instance in question, the class of 32 passed successfully the examination for admission to the high school, with but a single exception - a pupil who for reasons best known to herself, had been advised by her teacher not to take the examination.
Such a rule would presuppose, of course, a uniformity of qualification in those teachers, and the probability of their reasonable permanency in the
Nicholas Murray Butler's vituperative remarks on President Baker for his “ rambling, irrevalent and very unseemly attack” at the Detroit N. E. A. meeting in the September issue of the Educational Review, is in the nature of a lesson. The mental discipline gained by the editorial is, “Toady to the men who have the largest position or sit down in the rear of the hall and be silent." The Butlerian editorials against Dr. G. Stanley Hall and others are harmless so long as they are considered the record of personal opinion, but if they are considered as the trend of educational thought, then they poison the educational mind. Professor Butler is a vigorous writer. There is a frankness and an independence and a charming personality about his work that is commendable until he strikes the attitude, “I am writing the consensus of opinion of the whole nation,” then it is well to pause and consider that the editorial “we” of the Review means Nicholas Murray Butler, "I."
PRESIDENT RICHARD D. FAULKNER of the California Teachers' Association, has secured as the star attraction for the December meeting, E. Benjamin Andrews, President of the University of Nebraska. President Andrews has served as President of Brown University, as City Superintendent of Schools of Chicago, Ill., and has attained national prominence as John the Baptist crying in the wilderness for educational reform. He was the forerunner of the Roosveltian, Butlerian, Burkian idea of freedom and independence in the administration of educational affairs.
There will be several other eastern educational lamps at Pacific Grove, notably C. C. Rounds, Livingston C. Lord, and Professor O'Shea.
University of California.
Announcement of University Extension Study Courses for 1901. In order to widen the sphere of the University Extension work, and to increase its effectiveness ; and in order better to meet the needs of the many who find it impossible to become regular students at the University and are yet desirious of pursuing under competent direction courses of reading and private study similar in character to those offered at the University, - it is proposed to organize Extension Study Courses in any community in California that shall make application in accordance with the provisions of the following announcement:
I. COURSES.—The courses, so far as circumstances permit, will be similar in character to the regular college courses.
Single Term Courses are courses completed in a single college term.
II. CONDITIONS.-- Any one of the courses offered in this announcement will be organized in any community in California provided:
(1) That not less than twenty-five persons enroll themselves as members in the said course;
(2) That the said course has not previously been bespoken at other centers for the same term. *
MEMBERSHIP.-Any one interested in the subject of a course and willing to do the reading connected therewith is eligible to membership in that course.
The members are of two classes: corporate members and readers. Students desiring to enroll themselves as corporate members shall be required to satisfy the conductor of the course they propose to take, by means of written testimonials, or examinations, or both, that they are properly qualified to pursue the work in that course. They shall be required to take an examination at the end of the course ; upon passing they shall be entitled to receive a certificate of record* therefor. readers.
* NOTE.- Under ordinary circumstances it will be impossible for an instructor to conduct more than two Extension classes in the same term. Those first applying for a given course will first be provided for.
All other members shall be classed as
IV. NATURE OF THE WORK.— The instructor in charge of a course will visit the community where it is given three times for a single term course, and six times for a double term course, remaining upon each visit a day, or longer if the number of students makes a longer stay necessary. Upon the first visit he will call the class together, and in an introductory lecture explain the nature of the course. He will then meet the members of the class individually, for consultation with regard to the reading and work especially adapted to their needs.
Upon his intermediate visit (or visits) he will meet the members of the class individually for consultation, in the forenoon and afternoon. In the evening he will meet the class collectively, lecture to them, and discuss with them the problems incidental to their work.
Upon his final visit he will again meet the class for consultation ; will lecture to them, and in addition will conduct the examination of corporate members.
To each member will be furnished at a nominal price printed syllabi and bibliographies containing the information necessary to guide him in his work.
Written reports and theses may be called for from time to time from the corporate members.
FEES.-Each member will be charged a fee of five dollars for each single term course
A few of the courses announced are as follows:
Ethics: Outline of Ethical Theory, second term.
Psychology: Introductory Courses, first term. Associate Professor Bakewell.
History of Philosophy in Outline, second term.
Introduction to the Problems of Ethics, first term. Dr. W. P. Montague.
Metaphysics. Introductory Course, either term.
Logic. Introductory Study, either term.
Psychology. General Psychology, second term.
The Government of the United States, either term.
The French Revolution, either term. Assistant Professor K. C. Babcock.
The Period of the American Revolution, either term.
*NOTE.–At the discretion of the Faculty, credit toward the University degrees will be given upon a certificate of record, if the holder is, or at any time becomes, a student in regular attendance at one of the academic colleges of the University at Berkeley.