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Charles R. Van Hise,
President of the University of Wisconsin.

pride in their university. As the alumni become prominent in public life the relations between the state and the university will be even more intimate. So long as a state University deserves support by the direct appeal it makes to the people there is no limit to its development. The milk-test invented by Professor Babcock, of the University of Wisconsin, saves the people of the state annually more than their university costs them. As soon as it is generally understood that a university is an asset, not a charge, our state universities may become the greatest existing centers for education and research.

The University of Wisconsin is as a