At the meeting of the University regents, Wednesday, Keene Fitzpatrick, of Detroit, was appointed gymnasium instructor. Hours of gymnasium work were left to the instructor and faculty. A 400 barrel cistern ior the new heating apparatus was ordered. Regent Dean, from the committee appointed to consider the propriety of introducing the study of military discipline into the University, reported progress, and asked further time. The following appointments were made: George Rebec, instructor in philosophy, salary $900; Dr. John Bigham, instructor in philosophy, $900; D. B. Luten, instructor in surveying, $900; Dr. F. R. Lilley, instructor in zoology, $900; Willard C. Gore, assistant in English, $300; John H. Schoffner, first assistant in the botanical laboratory, $300; Edwin H. Edwards, second assistant in the botanical laboratory, $200. President Angelí reported that no professor of philosophy had been engaged, and that the work in philosophy would be done by one . ant professor and two instractors. The afternoon meeting did not open until nearly 3 o'clock, when j the board went into executive session for a very short time. Prof. Steere was allowed the floor in open session to inquire the reason why the board requested his resignation as professor of zoology last June. Regents Butterfield and Fletcher assured him that the reason for the action of the boaid was purely one of economy, it being found necessary to diminish the expenses of the department. Prof. Steere was assured that the action of the board was not meant as a reflection on his character. Later, in executive session, the regents declared the chair of zoology to be vacant.