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Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Aan den Senaat van het Studentencorps der Vrije Universiteit.
[S.l., s.n. 1892], [2] pp., 35cm.
Dated: Amsterdam, January 4, 1892.
(RKB III, p. 470, no. 3.)
ET: To the Senate of the Students Association of the Vrije Universiteit.

A confidential letter to the senate of the student body of the Vrije Universiteit. The letter was written in response to a critical article in the new student paper, Vox Corporis. Orgaan van het Studentencorps der Vrije Universiteit [Vox corporis. Mouthpiece of the student body of the Vrije Universiteit] 1 (1891), no. 1, December 1891, which was poorly received by the administration. Kuyper considered it his duty as rector to look out for the general interest of the Vrije Universiteit. In this letter he requests that the student senate propose to the student body that publication of Vox Corporis be discontinued. The article in question had contained a critical analysis of the address given by Prof. D.P.D. Fabius at the opening of classes. Fabius had spoken, among other things, about radicals looking “to bolt forward.” This comment was taken as being critical of students who opposed on principle having to take their examinations at state universities (cf. 1891.04). The writer of the article was Tiemen de Vries, editor of Vox Corporis and rector of the student body of the Vrije Universiteit. The publication of the paper was suspended at Kuyper’s request.

In July 1897 the students at the Vrije Universiteit would begin publishing a new paper: Gereformeerd Studentenblad. Orgaan van den Gereformeerden Studentenbond aan de Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam [Reformed student paper. Mouthpiece of the Reformed Student Union at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam]. In the second issue of this paper, ten theses were published by the senate of the Vrije Universiteit concerning the question whether students at the Vrije Universiteit could take classes at other universities, particularly when they thought that such classes would positively influence the outcomes of their examinations, which they would have to take at those universities to receive official recognition of their degrees.