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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
irregularities of which he may have been guilty, together with such further
information 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


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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.