The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920
We wish to extend the heartiest welcome to the two Professors newly appointed to our College. Professor Robertson is a Wellingtonian. He was educated at our own College and gained his M.A. in 1905, and in 1906, having completed his M.Sc., was chosen as Rhodes Scholar—the first man from V.U.C. to gain that distinction. His successful study at Oxford resulted in him obtaining the degree of Ph.D. His appointment to the Chair of Chemistry, left vacant by the appointment of Professor Eastrefield to the position of Director of the Cawthorn Institute, is undoubtedly a popular step.
Professor Wilson is another New Zealander. He was born and educated in Canterbury, gaining his M.A. with First Class Honours in English and French in 1908, and B.Sc. in 1909. From 1910-12 he studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining First Class in the Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos. He returns to fill the Chair of Modern Languages at our College after eight years' experience abroad—first of all at Antwerp, then in Sydney, and later in the University of Western Australia. We hope that Professor Wilson will enjoy his position at Victoria, and that he will continue to do so for a long time.
May we offer our heartiest congratulations to Professor Murphy on his appointment to the recently-formed Chair of Economics at page 31 our College. Professor Murphy has gripped and enthused his students from his first appointment as lecturer, and we could ill have afforded to lose him.
Professor Tennant, too, we heartily congratulate. As Principal of the Training College, as well as Lecturer in Education, Mr. Tennant was for many years ridiculously overworked. We are glad to see that his services in both capacities are being recognised, first by the appointment of Mr. W. Gould to act as Vice President of the Training College, and secondly by promoting Mr. Tennant himself to the newly-created Chair of Education.