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DANIEL W. GOODMAN
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Assistant Sports Editor
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COLEMAN R. SMITH
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RAIJH KERCH EVAL
A NEW CURRICULUM?
The largest of the colleges of the university,
the College of Arts and Sciences, which is under
the direction of Dean Paul Prentice Boyd, Is
planning and considering some proposed
changes in the curriculum which it offers: Dean
Boyd has served the university for many years,
having at one time been acting president of the
institution, and as in this case now under care
ful deliberation, has always shown a particular
earnestness in his ambition for his college, his
faculty- - and his students.
Rather than be limited by minors to narrow
confinement in one department of the Arts and
Sciences College, the new plan will widen the
field of subjects chosen by the student, and at
the same time give him an opportunity to specialize in a branch of study for which he feels
the most need. Such well advised specialization would tend to place the graduate in a
remunerative position much more readily than
would the scrambled "jack of all trades" plan
Curriculum making is now recognized by educators to be highly important to the student's
welfare, and is in many Instances the controlling factor of the finished product of a university, the graduate. The Kernel hopes that It
will be seen fit to undertake the changes which
have been suggested, for they indeed would be
a mark of progress appreciated by the students.
AN AMERICAN ATTITUDE
European college students arc actively interested in the political happenings of their countries. They are not only Interested but they
tnke part in them. Recently several foreign
countries have been the scenes of riots staged
by the university students against unfair politi
cal measures and corrupt political parties.
In America the average college student docs
not follow the most prominent political actlvl- ties of his nation, state, or city. He scarcely
knows who is In office, what party is strong- est, what the current Issues arc, or what arc
the fallacies in the present administration. The
only way he forms even a hazy conception of
the situation Is that he is exposed to references
in the ordinary conversation of older people
and It stands to reason that many of these are
unreliable, hazy, and biased.
This is one of the weaknesses of our college
trained minds. Men and women of voting ago
are not enco'urnged to understand the workings
of their nation. They are seldom fit citizens
of the United States for they are not Interested
primarily in the welfare of their country. If
thoy vote It Is either because they arc taking
a class in ploitical science or because they merely happen along at the right time and see some
College trained men and women should be
required to know the functions of good citizenship before they are allowed to graduate from
any Institution of higher learning. It Is true
that practically all universities have political
science in one of the requirement groups, but
what Is needed Is not political science but practical problems of citizenship. It must be remembered that we, the college men and women
of today, are the rulers of the nation of tomorrow and that we should take pride In training
ourselves to fill this place.
American history shows that in the develop
ment of the present system of government it
was the young men who stimulated, formulated
and pressed the Issues upon which our govern
mental plan Is built. Since then the younger
men have been too busy doing other things to
look out for the Interests of the nation. It Is
the duty of the educated class to take up the
banner of these first governmental pioneers and
follow along. Even those uninitiated in the
field of politics know that our present system Is
not ideal, that improvement Is necessary.
American college students should take an interest in the political activities of their nation,
they should take part In the voting. European
students have been doling this for a long
time, they expend the energy on national politics that the average college students wastes on
college politics. Our political situation would
be greatly Improved If such conditions existed
in this country. The nation as a whole would
benefit greatly and so would the colleges if the
college students would quit being shirkers and
assume their share of the governmental
Established five years ak as a separate department with two fullllme teachers, the
Political Science department of the University
of Kentucky has grown until now six full-tim- e
teachers, eight part-tim- e
teachers, fifty majors,
and 900 students are numbered among its personnel. This remarkable growth makes one
wonder, about the value of the department with
reference to its relation to its students and to
the research work it does. Much of the reason
for the growth of this department lies in the
careful selection of its instructors and in its
painstaking and accurate study of muniefpal
EXEMPT 'A' STUDENTS FROM
Of 'the six full time political science profesThe Arts College Council has recommended
sors, five have their doctor's degree. Most of
to the faculty of that college that A students
the others have their master's degree. Magabe exempted from finals.
"Individual members of the faculty shall zine articles by members of the department
faculty are frequently published. Dr. Vanden-bosc- h
be given the optional privilege of exempting
has already published several articles
from final examinations those upperclassmen
(juniors and seniors) who have maintained con- about his studies of colonial administration in
sistently and faithfully during the quarter an the far East. Dr. Jones recently published an
article on the Kentucky legislature in the
A average," the recommendation reads.
The council contends, that such action would American Political Science Review. Mr. Owsley
relieve the student from the "already over- has had three articles in the National MuniciDr. Manning has published two
crowded schedule." It would also lead to the pal Review.
raising of the scholastic average of both the recent articles in the National Municipal Review and one in the Southeastern
individual and the college, the recommendation
says, because it will act as an incentive to the Science Review.
In addition to the work being done by its
individual to work harder to maintain an
individual members, the department, as a
A average for ultimate exemption. In addition,
the student would be able to concentrate fur- whole is sponsoring the Bureau of Municipal
Government Research. The purpose of this
ther on his other studies.
bureau is to gather and publish information reSimilar suggestions have been made in various colleges of the university in previous years garding city problems. Studies of gasoline taxes
by Owsley and public utility rates by Manning
but no official action has yet been taken.
It has always seemed foolish to us that a stu- have already been made and published. Studies
dent who is sure of an A has to sit through an of water supplies in Kentucky cities and of
exam. The professor in most of these cases municipally owned plants are now under way.
That the Political Science department sucprobably has marked the grade for the quarter
before be gives the final and the student simply ceeds both in its attempts to instruct students
efficiently, and to study and gather material
wastes his time.
on all kinds of city problems, there is no doubt.
The exam is given simply because the university rules require it and not because the pro- Although its activities are perhaps not advertised or encouraged so readily as those of larger
fessor thinks it is necessary for an A student.
A change should be made, not only in the or longer established organizations on the campus, the Political Science department earns
Arts College, but in all colleges, whereby deserving A students may be exempted from final quite as much commendation for its steady efforts as any other department we have.
exams. Ohio State Lantern.
An exceptionally fine assortment and
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Transylvania Printing Co.
Near Fayette Bank
Opp. Court House
Tuesday, Aprli 28,
ma sorority arc what the publicity
man terms "naturals."
In everything they do and In a holchclluvn-lo- t
of things that they say theic
arc Innumerable opportunities for
Imagine what an accomplished
Journalist could do with two charm
ing (THEY say) ladles, two gentlemen, a swimming party sans
bathing suits BUT with underwear
for the ladles, trousers for the gentlemen, and a return ride in the
chilling spring air to the seraglio.
A path of water leading into the
house was the only clue to the
One of the university's most recent departmental innovations is that of the personnel
department. One of the outstanding services
rendered to the student body has been accom-
plished by this department. It not only has
offered advice and solution of personal problems, compiled statistics relevant to student
conditions, but it has fostered the placement
of students during summer months and has
found many positions for graduating students.
In the past each department has shouldered
the responsibility for finding positions for its
graduates who did not have any definite place
in view. Now, although the various departments still have a certain amount of responsibility in placing graduates, much of their original burden has been shouldered by the per
The Kernel has published a notice In practically every issue since Christmas of prominent
business men who would be here to interview
prospective employees. Many fortunate students have profited by these notices and. found
Furthermore, those desiring and interJobs.
ested in summer positions have been placed.
There Is an advantage in having such an efficient bureau on a campus even In prospective
years, but in 1931 it should be a blessing.
Perhaps the most positive benefit to be received from such a bureau is that it oilers students protection from concerns which are not
reliable, which are using them. It allows them
to have a thorough understanding of the job
which they are to have and in this way It
avoids time wasted and regrettable experiences
Incurred by employment in a position that is
neither suitable nor reliable.
A POETRY BOOK
During the past year student Interest In
writing poetry has definitely declared itself,
Letters and The Kernel have both published
many students poems. On most of the larger
university campuses an annual poetry book Is
published, the contents of which are the best
Every once in
poetical efforts submitted.
while a spark of definite ability is shown In
poetry which The Kernel publishes. The fact
that we publish the choice of the work which
is submitted to us Is the first step toward recog.
nition of student ability. However, If the best
pieces of work were to be chosen at the end of
each year and compiled into a student poetry
book there would be a lasting and enjoyable
record of Kentucky student thought and capa
Classics are supposedly on the decline in
America. With them the decline of a clvlllza
tlon Is intimated. The cause Is given as the
present day lack of appreciation for anything
except commercial projects. The intelligentsia
are supposedly becoming too greatly outnumbered by the masses of common people to "stand
to their guns" on .matters other than science
and tlfe practical arts. Classical appreciation
is dying out. The curriculum of the average
school shows a positive tendency to recognize
i this fact.
Colleges and universities are responsible for
the development and encouragement of the
classical arts. The average collegian has been
trained to see the value of them. Kentucky
would be promoting this cause If it should have
Its own student poetry book for It should en- -'
courage young talent. A poem printed In The
Kernel is like a news story printed in a daily
paper, gone and forgotten the next day. This
certainly Is not conducive to the finest poetical
efforts, but If further recognition were to be
given to the student writer It would merely be
the beginning of more ambitious effort. In
establishing a poetry book we should be fostering not only our own cause, but that of the
classics, and in that way be rendering a service
to ourselves and to all others.
clashed with a driver of one of the
hacks the other day and he was
presented with a perfectly grand
opportunity to pick up a new address, a new phone number, and
stop us if wc are wrong perhaps
a new "Iodic fricn'."
Wc Arc LaHfhlnx
Wc will send them our bill for
publicity at the end of the month
but this must go.
One of the Kappas ,had been
courting a gentleman who, after
all. COULD live without her. He
asked her to go to camp with him.
By WILLIAM AUDERY
She already had a date. Several
days later she nsked if he were goAmi Now the 3dclts
ing to camp and if he had a date
In the case of 3delts a wreck and ho gave a one, two affirmative.
"Who," she asked modestly, "is
with n bus Is not the worst thing
It occurs to us that The Kernel
office is the most utterly lifeless that can occur. One of the ladles playing second fiddle?"
place in the world on Saturday af
ternoon. . . .that if some of the
Alphazces would wipe a little paint
from their erubescent lips they would
SLATE, TIN, AND COMPOSITION ROOFING
be n great deal more attractive...
All work guaranteed
Repairs of all kinds
that sororities arc glad to pay for
publicity.... that wc pick our May
105 WEST HIGH ST.
Queen, Maids of Honor and Attend
ants like Dick Morris picks race
horses he had every winner Thursday.... that we wonder if anyone
ever reads our occurrences.... that
our last Rose Girl received two roses
. . . .that Rah Rah and we crashed an
open house, were cordially received-bthe slstern, sneered at by the
SIgmanews....that the K. D.s serve
beer and pretzels for afternoon en
tertainments.... that every student
in Transylvania attended the Alpha
Delta Theta formal.... that we are
still laughing at the pledging exercises of Tau Beta PI sledge ham
mer was used to bring the little boys
In the sacred order (at least that
prevents a prospective pledge from
changing his mind at the last minute).... that there are only about
four persons in the university who
have any real appreciation of humor
that we could write .lour newspaper pages on cracks which have
been suggested for our column...
that, next to a violet, a yellow Illy
Is the most beautiful flower In the
that the corsage an engineer sent his date the other night
actually matched her dress.. that we
have permitted too many occurrences to occur.
7 hirsty ?
The director of the 1931 Stroller
revue received a telephone call. The
caller Instructed him not to use
any of her original smart cracks
in his show before she saw her
lawyer. Quick, Smythefleld! our
Opposite Memorial Hall
Ah, a Postcard!
In harmony with the love which
the Kappas have for us they sent
a postcard from the convention at
Spring Semester, 1931
With usual Kappa
finesse and with sweet and touch
ing sentiment they say, "Colder
than hell down here."
W. W. STILL
Again the Kappas
Members of Kappa Kappa Gam- -
Developing and 1'rinting
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THE TRACK TEAM
Saturday afternoon the University of Kentucky track team decisively defeated one of the
oldest rivals of the Institution in a meet on
Stpll field. Track has never had the student
recognition and support on the campus that It
receives at other schools throughout the coun
try. A great many students at the University
of Kentucky are almost unaware that a track
team exists and almost every one of these
would have enjoyed the meet Saturday afternoon.
The training and practice which Is required
to run the mile, participate in the broad jump
or perform any other of the various feats of
the trackmen is Just as strenuous and as hard
as that which is necessary for football, basket
ball and the other more popular sports. That
the members of the team have worked steadily
and diligently since the beginning of the season
was demonstrated Saturday.
Three Stoll flefil records were broken in the
meet, two of them the shot put and the broad
jump by Kentucky athletes, the other the
mile event by a University ot Tenrxmn run
ner. Only one more home meet will be held
by the university team when the trackmen meet
the University of Cincinnati athletes May 9
It can only be hoped that student support at
that contest Is better than it ever has been In
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