College News and Departmental Notes: Women's Discussion Club
by Departmental notes - 1916
The luncheon meetings of the Women’s Discussion Club have proved very successful. Unfortunately lack of space prevents more than the mention of the recent speakers and their interesting topics. Dr. Warren H. Wilson spoke on Rural Education, Dr. McMurry on Women in Supervision, Dr. Cubberley on the Church in Rural Districts, Dr. Hillegas on Women as Supervisors, Dr. Bonser on Industrial Arts in the Grades, and Dr. Dewey on Private and Parochial Schools in a Democracy. At the evening meeting on May n, to which men as well as women were invited, Dr. Kilpatrick’s subject was The Lessons of the War for America. Our self-consciousness, he said, is being awakened by the spectacle of the awful efficiency which Prussia is exhibiting, and we begin to think of what we are and whither tending. Individualism in the old sense of every man for himself has broken down, and a new regulated democracy must take its place, not dominated by force, which is the method of the military power, nor by an oligarchy governing a subordinated group which obeys from habit, but a democracy persuaded that the regulations which it conspicuously imposes on itself are just and right and determined to live by them until changing conditions require new adaptations for greater efficiency.
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