XI
COLLEGE DISCIPLINE

THE object of the college is to educate, not to punish. If a boy fails in any phase of his college work, it is the duty of the college to find out the reason for the failure, and if the difficulty is remediable, to cure it. If a boy does not master his studies, the low mark that he receives is not a punishment, but an item of information which should stimulate him to better work. If he cannot or will not respond to such stimulation, he ought not to remain in college. But his leaving college is not really a punishment. It is rather a recognition of the fact that he can probably accomplish more in some other field of endeavour.

If a boy fails to behave himself like a gentleman, the treatment that he receives should awaken a sense of his failure, a feeling of regret and shame that he has not measured up

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents *
  • I - Why Go to College? 1
  • II - Why Boys Fail in College 12
  • III - Fitting College for the Boy 26
  • IV - Why Parents Fail 34
  • V - Financial Handicaps 43
  • VI - Picking the Winners 57
  • VII - Athletics 67
  • VIII - Fraternities 79
  • IX - Religion 90
  • X - College Pranks 100
  • XI - College Discipline 110
  • XII - Half-Baked Education 121
  • XIII - What's the Use? 133
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