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Morality and Religion are recognized as the foundation and indispensable
concomitants of education. The discipline is sedulously administered
with a view to confirm integrity and to maintain a sacred regard
for truth. Great efforts are made to surround the students with religious
influences; but experience has proved that the best way to effect this
result is to forbear the employment of coercion, and the attendance on
religious exercises is entirely voluntary. Prayers are held every morning
in the chapel, and divine service is performed twice on Sunday by a
chaplain, selected in turn from the principal religious denominations.