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    Morton Hord Pemberton
Excerpt from book: STUDENTS. nY DEAR NEW STUDENTS:—Shakespeare or somebody has said that the worst vice is advice, but I can't think of you coming to Columbia and entering the University without having a proper understanding of your station and duties. First let me say you must assert your position and dignity: realize and make others understand your importance: show by every word and act that you know that all these things at Columbia are for you, that you are the all in all and everything else, the nothing in nothing. As man was not made for the Sabbath so the student is not made for the University and professors' checks nor butcher shops and boarding houses, but the University and professors are made for the student. The University then being for you and everything else in Columbia being but side shows to the University this makes you the Lord Paramount of all, and everything you see belongs to you excepting the Board of Curators and a few people in Columbia who belong to the last century. Remember then always and at all places that everything here is made and done for you. Why, if it were not for you they would be putting up hay on Broadway and gathering corn on University Professor Row. You are entitled to access to everything in the University except the President's office and the Gymnasium. You are entitled to the attention of every teacher excepting the head professor. The society of a head professor and his family is a thing you must work up to by distinction in his department or fraternity buttons. But do not understand you will not see the President. He will see you every day you come to his glass door and pass on: and he tells you to join the Y. M. C. A. and go to Sunday school, every fall: and delivers a farewell address in June. And if you fear you have not seen the Pres...   show more
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  • Morton Hord Pemberton
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