8 -- THE KENTUCKY KERNEL, Tuesday, April 26, 1900
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Early UK Catalog Reveals Stringent Rules
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UK's history reads like the decline of a dictatorship,
the catalogs .show. As fashions come and go. so do standards for academic behavior.
Today's regulation of student conduct compares with
that of 77 years ago like a 19C0 University catalog compares with an 1883 catalog.
The Arts and Sciences Dinner tonight will have films
tracing UK from its earlier years to the present. Originally UK was known as the State College of Kentucky, and
its "annual register" was full of interesting information,
rules, and enlightening philosophy.
In 1883 a student couldn't even eat in his room without
special permission. In those days students went to college to study and they were rewarded or punished for
their efforts. Absence from any duty was punished, unless the student was dead or ill and showed proof thereof.
Then, the students studied, or they didn't go to school.
They obeyed a wide variety of strict rules, or they were
UK in the "good old days" enforced Its rules on tobacco, liquor, profanity, and obscenity. Students were dismissed if they were found in possession of alcohol, or
if they visited drinking saloons, gambling or other disreputable houses, or if they disobeyed the lawful command of a superior.
These rules sound oppressive, but the most sta?gerin?
of all read, "Students are forbidden to take or have in
'their quarters any newspapers or other periodical
taken the wheels off the carriage and rolled them away.
The legislators had to walk back to town and leave their
cations without special permission from the president.
They are also forbidden to keep in their rooms any books
except textbooks, without special permission fiom the
wheelless carriages on campus.
The 1883 catalog was also advisory. "The necessary
student while at College need not exceed
an estimated fl33.50,M it read. "An a rule, the less pocket
money allowed by parents or guardians the better it h
for the pupil. When supplies are kept short, the opportunity for contracting vicious habits Is correspondingly
diminished. Students nhould be allowed by their parents
to create no debts."
A preparatory department was organized for students
inadequately prepared to enter the regular college classes.
The conditions of admission Into the department were a
"good knowledge of arithmetic as far as fractions, English
grammar, and geography."
All students could be called on for occasional work
upon the campus, without compensation, an arrangement
paralleled today by desk duty assignments in the girls
In describing the location of the State College, the
catalog mentioned Lexington at the most important railroad renter in Kentucky, with an established reputatioa
for refinement and culture.
"Its fertile country, the 'Bluegrass Region. with its
splendid stock farms, affords unsurpassed advantages
to the student of agriculture who desires to make himself familiar with the best breeds of horses, cattle, sheep,
and swine in America."
Not to mention coeds.
The vacations were comparable to our present holidays, except exams lasted longer. There was a shorter
vacation between semesters and Washington's birthday
was celebrated. Thanksgiving was a one day affair.
Students usually lived in private homes or the dormitory, and they boarded in the "common mess." Unfurnished dormitory rooms were provided for $5.00. "Each
room must be provided by the occupants thereof with
neat and comfortable bed and bedding, table, washstand,
looking glass, chairs, bowl and pitcher, water, and slop
buckets." The students bought their furniture and sold it
at the end of the year.
The dorms were like libraries. To enforce good moral
conduct, loud talking, laughing, scuffling, and all other
unnecessary noise were prohibited at all times. In addition, no student could throw anything from the windows
and doors, "nor any missile in the vicinity of the public
In 1904 the results of the school's interest In its students became evident when a legislative committee came
to the campus to Investigate the dormitory life. They
found everything quiet and peaceful until they returned to
their carriages parked on the campus.
A group of
students had unhitched the horses and had
The UK Poultry Club will meet
7 o'clock tonight in Room 212
of the Dairy Products Building.
The club will make plans for a
poultry short course to be taken
at Charles City, Iowa.
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The dates for signing for Veterans checks has been set for
Veterans signing after
this date will receive their
annual spring barbecue.
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nerups to be eligible to compete in
the NCAA tournament.
At present, tournament entries
consist of conference champions
teams selected from
among collegiate independents.
Byers said the basketball tournament committee has been cool
to fcimilar proposals in the past.
will also discuss plans for its
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