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Mar 23, 2013

A distinguished visitor to Notre Dame during the last week of vacation was Mr. William Jennings Bryan...

Mr. Bryan came out to the University after making a speech in South Bend and spent an hour or more looking over the grounds. He took a great deal of interest in the system of teaching in vogue here, and in a short talk on education that he gave to the students who were present he expressed himself as favorable to just such a system. In the course of Mr. Bryan's remarks he said that if we did not educate our self-esteem more than our minds we must be benefited greatly by the training we receive.

A truer saying the great man could not have said, and it contains the tenor of his and many other thinking men's notions of a college education. Mr. Bryan left at night for Chicago where he was to speak Labor Day.

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