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The Austral Vol. I, Issue 3

Vanderbilt Austral Vol 1, No 3, May 1879
Vanderbilt University Law Department
J.M. Barr
The Vanderbilt Austral
May 1879
Vanderbilt University Special Collections

One of the more transcendent issues, in this issue’s editorial, the Austral continues to establish themselves as independent thinkers and active in discourse. The main topic of discussion: fraternities.  Since this is produced by the Law Department, it makes sense that the editors are making extensive arguments substantiated by reasoning and proof. This includes prominent universities of which have Greek organizations and influential men who were members of the Greek letters. They also discuss the lack of fellowship at the university, unaided by the inability to speak freely with their peers, no opportunities for discourse and discussion, and the location of the University.  They further express the need for a paper like the Austral, and to not discount this necessity by the popularity of the paper after only 3 issues.