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AN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL OF LIBERAL EDUCATION. A plan has long been in contemplation to establish at Ann Arbor, the seat of the University of Michigan, a journal of high character, that should reflect the maturest thought on
educational, literary, scientific, artistic, political and historical questions of current interest. The presence and the influence of this great center of learning seemed to afford unusual facilities for carrying, forward such an enterprise; and it was felt that an institution of so great influence in moulding the education of the West should have some recognized medium of communication with the leading teachers and scholars of the country. Through a series of steps not necessary here to describe, the fortnightly INDEX, now about to enter upon its third year, finds itself in a position to undertake the mission just indicated; and the attention of the educational public is invited to the announcement we now have to make.
By an arrangement recently completed with Professors Alexander Winchell, Charles K. Adams and William H. Payne, of the University of Michigan, these gentlemen have been added to the editorial staff of the INDEX; and the paper will be conducted hereafter in accordance with the following general plan:
I.-ALEXANDER WINCHELL, LL.D., Professor of Geology and Paläontology, will take in charge the department of Science and Arts, and by way of editorials, notes and leading articles will present regularly a careful digest of whatever is most valuable in these important domains of knowledge. There is a growing recognition of the value of science in all schemes of public education; and Dr. Winchell will discuss the various phases of scientific intelligence and instruction.
II.-CHARLES K. ADAMS, LL.D., Professor of History, and Dean of the School of Political Science, will write upon current affairs and upon such Historical themes as bear on matters of present political and educational importance. He will also discuss another class of subjects now assuming a deserved prominence—the training of the young for the duties of citizenship through suitable instruction in Political Science; and the need of diffusing among the people at large correct ideas on governmental and municipal administration.
III.—WILLIAM H. PAYNE, A.M., Professor of the Science and the Art of Teaching, will discuss the subject of Education in its three phases, the practical, the scientific and the historical. The treatment of these themes will be catholic and impartial. The purpose will be to expound the rational elements in scholastic questions, and to ally the methods of the schoolroom with common sense as well as with philosophy.
IV.—The LITERARY DEPARTMENT, remaining in the same hands as heretofore, will continue to maintain a high standard of excellence. A trustworthy record of the latest publications will be presented, and a series of leading essays and short poems of merit will be made prominent features.
V.–The DEPARTMENT OF CRITICISM will be conducted in a spirit of judicial independence. Exhaustive review articles, and extended notices of important works and events of the realm of Art, written by specialists in their several lines, will express the critical judgments of men qualified to form an unbiased opinion.
VI.—LETTERS FROM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS will contain intelligence of progress in different parts of the world. We shall allow our home correspondents ample space for the discussion of all questions that fall within the compass of an educational and literary journal.
VII.—The INDEX will be issued fortnightly, the subscription price remaining as before$2.00 per year, prepaid. The publishers are encouraged to solicit subscribers among all persons interested in the maintenance of an independent journal of liberal education such as the INDEX, upon the broad plan here outlined, aims to be. For the present all subscriptions may be sent directly to the
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The Primary and Preparatory Departments will be continued under the same teachers. The twenty-first school year begins October 1, 1884.
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