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Harry Burns Hutchins
The Michigan Technic 144

With the resignation of President Hutch
ins, which was accepted by the Board of Regents at a special meeting held March 12, 
 we may assume the close of another period
 in the history of the University. For, as
 with his predecessors, the past ten years are 
bound to be associated with his name. It is
 a period upon which President Hutchins can
 look back with satisfaction and honest 
pride; for the record has been worthy, the 
achievement solid. It has been a period of 
growth in effectiveness and in numbers and
 material equipment as well. How much, a
 comparison with the Campus of 1909 will

More than that, the past ten years 
have been a period of coordination, of 
foundations laid for future development. 
Largely through his skillful presentation of 
the interests of the University to successive
 Legislatures as well as to the people of the
 commonwealth, the State has taken a new 
and practical interest in the University, as 
evidenced by the increasingly generous appropriations.

The alumni have been bound 
to the University as never before and they
 have been brought to see that even though
 Michigan's chief support is from the State, 
 it is their responsibility and privilege to 
aid their Alma Mater in many ways impossible to the tax payers. The first of our 
own graduates to become President, this 
has been the first task which President 
Hutchins set himself. The Hill Auditorium, the Martha Cook Building, New
berry Dormitory, the Betsy Barbour Dormitory, and the Michigan Union, to say 
nothing of scores of other benefactions, 
 are examples of this new spirit on the part 
of the alumni which he has done so much
 to foster. 

But President Hutchins' influence has not 
been solely directed toward material wel
fare. He has brought the various departments of the University together into a
 well-rounded university; he has seen the
 addition of several years in the Literary 
College to the courses of practically all the 
Professional Schools, and he has steadily
 supported the increasing emphasis in the 
quality of instruction of the University.

President' Hutchins' great merit as an 
administrator has been his simplicity, his 
humanity, combined with a jealous care for 
the welfare of the University. He has
 guided the University well and wisely and
 with a kindly sympathy toward every one
 with whom the wide range of his duties has
 brought him into contact, which has com
manded universal respect and affection, 
even from those who have on occasion
 disagreed with his policies.

The whole 
University body, faculty, students, and 
graduates will join with the Michigan
 Technic in a sincere and grateful acknowledgement of the debt Michigan owes to him 
and in heartfelt good wishes for him in
 the well earned vacation he plans to take. 
— The Michigan Alumnus.