Proceedings at the Installation of Seth Low, LL.D. as President of Columbia College in the City of New York, February 3, 1890

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Seite 12 - House, which offers a fitting and stately scene for so dignified and impressive a ceremonial, were worthy of the great occasion. The vast and sympathetic audience, and the distinguished assembly of guests, which was probably as notable a gathering of men, most eminent in institutions of learning, as has been seen in the country, except, perhaps, at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary...
Seite 6 - Opening of the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1822.
Seite 48 - College had its beginnings in a New York numbering about thirteen thousand souls, of whom more than two thousand were held as slaves. The city and the College have grown together, until the College to-day, with its various schools, is among the foremost in the land. In the Revolutionary period the College, as represented...
Seite 53 - Best of all, here are are its men, the most eminent in their calling in every walk of life. Let us bring these men in every possible way into vital touch with our work, and we shall see a university of which the whole country shall be proud.
Seite 56 - ... understanding of the Southern life, his sympathy for the people and their aspirations for culture and power." NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER, graduate of Columbia University, chosen to be its President in January, 1902, under whose administration it continues to be " a school of thorough intellectual training, whose chief and permanent value to the city lies in the constant witness it bears to the usefulness and the nobility of the intellectual life.
Seite 27 - ... is increasing at the rate of a thousand a month. It is surpassed in numbers by but two university libraries in America. Books are loaned only to officers, students, and alumni, but any respectable person is free to use the library for scholarly purposes. In his inaugural address President Low said : There is no library in the city, I venture to think there is none in the country, where the student is more welcome, where the facilities granted him are so great. No part of the college system is...
Seite 31 - for the instruction of youth in the learned languages and the liberal arts and sciences," and with a large view of the future, expressly declared to be with " the good design of promoting a liberal education, and to make the same as beneficial as may be, not only to the inhabitants of the province of New York, but to all our colonies and territories in America.
Seite 40 - ... shall one day demolish him : if he is wise, let him avoid talkative people, as soon as he comes to man's estate.
Seite 53 - ... college walls. Here is your man aiming to open his nature on every side into the broadest possible touch with his fellows. The study of the classics may do much for such a man. They give him the companionship of the great minds of ancient times, and help him to realize that it always has been a glorious thing to be a man. They help him to see with a just perspective the claims of the present, and they illumine with a fascinating light the literature of all the times between and of our own day....
Seite 44 - LOW IN HIS OFFICE AT THE UNIVERSITY. (From an amateur photograph taken a few days ago by Mr. EAC Keppler, a grad uate of this year.) awaiting the new order of things for determination. To these questions I can bring no better equipment than an open mind.

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