Archive for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

100 years ago: Fraternity men’s grades under study

February 2, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 2, 1910: The grades of many fraternity men at the university are not as good as those of regular students and there is a movement under way to get those on probation back into academics and improve the grade level for these groups. The board of regents has asked that this be done and we are told efforts are afoot to change the bad picture. No drastic action is planned at the present time. . . . Lawrence people are great readers. Last year they took 47,761 books out of the library with their taste running strong for fiction. There now are more than 10,000 on the library shelves with 645 of them added just the past year. . . . Despite the large bonded debt of the city, the credit of Lawrence still is flourishing. Today, over $45,000 worth of 5 percent bonds were sold at a premium of over $650 and the banks are confident of the future, we are told. . . . J.C. McCantles has been chosen leader of the famed Buchs Band for the coming year. He came into prominence through good work in developing the university band. He is a good musican as well as a strong leader.

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