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The Volante. VERMILLION. SOUTH DAKOTA. -------------------- Published Monthly by the Students' Association of the University of Dakota. -------------------- T. E. POWERS. Editor-in-Chief. E. F. PETERSON, Editorials. W.M. H DUDLEY, Literary. BESSIE C. AYRES. Miscellany. LILIAN B. HEALD, College Notes and Exchanges. HOMER COWLES, Personals and Locals. J. G. MORRISNN. GEO. DUDLY, Business Manager. -------------------- EDITORIALS. -------------------- The March number of the Dakota Educator contains an article severely condemning the action of the students of the University in petitioning the Board of Regents that President Grose be not retained for another year The editor states that he has no "definite knowledge of the conditions." He must therefore, argue from a purely theoretical view as a leader in educational work. Now that is all right. The VOLANTE is fully aware that opposition to regularly constituted authority by students is but too often ill advised and highly detrimental to college discipline. Petitions drawn up. often hastily, for the redress of real or imaginary grievances are frequently productive of more harm than good. Whether this be true in the present instance time will tell. The VOLANTE freely admits, too, that the editor of the Educator is perfectly right in maintaining the rights and authority of a brother in his profession as a teacher, so long as he has no "definite knowledge of the conditions." But without this "definite knowledge" of the institution and its affairs, and even without ever having visited it he describes it as an "overgrown village school." Such an expression, whether actuated by ignorance or jealousy, is unworthy of a man who poses as a leader in the educational work of our state. Coming as it does from a Professor in a State institution of considerable importance we looked for a more candid treatment of the State University and her students. Before passing further criticisms upon us as students, we invite him to visit us and to inspect our work. We are neither fools nor children. He will probably be surprised to find that so large a percentage of the college classes have been competitors in his own profession. Neither do the students desire to "run things" nor do they "argue from their standpoint that there is little need of a faculty or course of study." They do desire to feel that the latter has solid backing. The exercise of the right of petition is the only legitimate means the students have of making known their wishes, or of demanding their real or imaginary rights. We hope to see the Dakota Educator display a little more of that "loyalty" of which it is so keenly sensible, and which we have always believed existed, or should exist, among institutions of learning as well as teachers. -------------------- THE SITUATION. We speak with great reluctance concerning the late unpleasantness which has shaken the University to its very foundation. So many complications and misunderstandings have arisen that it is difficult to say just how far unworthy motives have entered into the affair.
|Title||The Volante. Volume IV Number 7. April 1891.|
|Time Period||1890s (1890-1899)|
|Subject (LCSH)||College student newspapers and periodicals--South Dakota|
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|Source-Original||Volante, volume 4, number 7. April 1891.|
|Rights-Original||This work is in the public domain and is free of copyright restrictions.|
|Digital Publisher||University of South Dakota. University Libraries. Archives and Special Collections|
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