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At the end of every month a circular letter is addressed
by the Chairman of the Faculty to the parent or guardian
of each student, in which are stated his absences from lectures
and examinations, and any other irregularity of which
he may have been guilty, together with such further information


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as to the student's progress and conduct as it may
be deemed proper to communicate. The object of such
report being, on the one hand, to incite the student to steady
diligence, by eliciting the commendation and encouragement
of his friends, and, on the other, to restrain him from idleness
and disorder, or to urge him to amendment by their
admonition and advice; the usefulness of these circulars
greatly depends upon the prompt and judicious attention
they receive from those to whom they are addressed. Parents
and guardians, therefore, cannot be too earnest in
communicating such advice or encouragement as the monthly
report may suggest.