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'I he regular monthly meeting of the board of regents on account of the May festival had been adjaurned until last evening. It has proved, like all meetings, to be of importnee. The regents are inclined to conomy, and there will be little ïope for those men that want a raise of salary. When President Angelí called the meeting to order at 7.30 o'clock, Regents Barbour, Cocker, Kiefer, Fletcher, Cooke, Dean and Butterfield answered to their names. Afte the reading of the lengthy minute of the last meeting, President Angel said that according to the order o business adopted by the regents, th reports of committees were in order Regent Butterfield of the : tive committee read a communication from the University senate, in - reference to the proper celebration of the 25th anniversary of the appointment of Dr. Angelí as president of the university. Dr. Kiefer, chairman of the medical (allopathic) committee, read a number of Communications. The first was from Dean Vaughan in reference to the hygienic laboratory. With the utmost economy ït could not be run on $1,500 per year, as proposed for next year. One student had done special work during the past year, using over $100 worth of materials. This was paid into the treasurer's hands, and he asked that the same be credited to the hygienic laboratory, and that the appropriation be raised for the coming year to $2,000. This with the recommendation that the salary of Dr. W. F. Breakey, lecturer on dermatology, be raised to $900, were laid on the tabie for future action. Regent Cook remarked that ie wanted to be heard on the quesion. They were all agreed, however, that there was no money in the treasury for any raise of salaries. A communication'was read from Dr. Henneag Gibbes, professor of pathology, asking for informado i, with a copy of charges, if any were made, why his chair of pathology was declared vacant. He wrote that when he received a notice of thé same, no reason was given for the action of the board, and after pa tiently waiting, he still received no information. Regent Kiefer said in explanation of this request that the recommendation in reference to Dr. Gibbes' chair had been made by himself for the sake of economy principally. At that time the whole matter had been gone over. Therè had been two plans for economy presented - one by Dr. Obetz and one by the medical committee. The first plan they could not use without great harm. He thought Dr. Gibbes'' chair could be amalgamated with the chair of theory and practice. He knew Dr. Dock knew something about pathol ogy, and with an assistant could get along with the instruction. There had been no specific charges made, except that evening, when Drs. Gibbes, Nancrede, Campbell, Doek and others had appeared before the board and made charges, and the same had been answered. That there was no harmony between one or two, everybody knew, but that had not come into consideration. The matter was laid on the table. Dr. Dorrance, of the dental department, was, on account of feeble health, given leave of absence until fall, his work being provided for the faculty of the dental department. Dr. C. G. Darling was given leave of absence until August during the time of his visit to European hospitals. On motion of Regent Kiefer, it was resolved that with the next year the charge of $5 made to medical students for post mortem examinations be dropped. The board then went into executive session for 40 minutes. Prof J. C. Knowlton was with the board a part of this time. So far as can be ascertained the board adopted the law course proposed by the new dean Prof. Harry B. Hutchins, and voted to appoint an additional law professor. No action was taken on ie law faculty, expelling the senior aw, Cameron the correspondent o Detroit paper. Profs. Campbell and Prescott apeared before the board and asked or an appropriation for an instrument to measure high temperatures uch as 600 degree or more. Reerred to fïnance committee. It was agreed to have an additional course in pharmacy, granting the degree of pharmacutical chemist for the two years course and bachelor of science in pharmacy for the four years course. The matter of appointing Mr. Williams to take a portion of Mr. Julius Schlotterbeck work, while he was in Europe, was discussed and referred to the finance committee. Regent Butterfield raised the point that with the other necessary assistants this would be an increase of expense estimated in the budget. Pres. Angelí explained that the committee consisting of Profs. Green, Cooley and Carhart appointed on the new engineering department had favored the name "School of Engineering." Regent Kiefer read the report of the committee on rules which consisted of by-laws governing the department. They were the same as the literary department by-laws. On all public functions the new department will follow the literary. Prof. Greene the dean of the new departement was called upon and said he would like to renew his request, made a year ago and ask for an assistant at SS900 per year. For 23 years he had been teaching the same thing without being absent a week. He might be taken sick and it would be well to have an "under study." As dean his work would be increased and it was almost impossible for him to do justice to all the students alone. The new department would at least have 300 students to begin with. It being 10 o'clock the regenis adjourned until nine o'clock this morning. Before leaving the campus the board visited Prof. Bogle's moot cóurt room where a murder trial was in progress with 12 jurorsin the box lulled to sleep by the solemn tones of an embryo actorney insisting that if the sheriff was a big man and the murdered man a small one the sheriff certainly killed his prisoner with malice a'orethought as any man had time to think if he shot twice. At this morning's session, on motion of Regent Cocker, W. Wait, Ph. D., was appointed instructor in Greek, in place of H. F. De Cou, who had been appointed for one year. Regent Kiefer offered a resolution that the two storage rooms in the chemical laboratory be combined, and the room vacated in the second story be used as a private laboratory for Prof. Freer, and a room for balances, the change not to cost over $450. The work of dispensing is to be done under the supervisión of Prof. Freer, if the same meet the appropriation of Dean Prescott. This gave rise to considerable discussion, Regent Cook asking f one department had not had to pay 50 cents a pint for a cheuiical which anotlier department bought for 60 cents a gallon. It was understood Prof. Prescott was opposed to the measure. The resolution passeQ on the prounds of economy. Afier what might be tcrraed a "poetic" description of the beauty and comfort of the seats in the 1 versity (Allopathy) hospital amphitheater, it was decided to have the committee on buildings and grounds estímate the cost of new seats. On motion of Regent Barbour, it was resolved that the Governor, his staff and the state officers be invited to the commencement week exercises. In the discussion which followed, it was said that ït were a good thing to get better acquainted. Regent Butterlïeld said in other states the commencement week of the state university was a state affair, and the governor and staff were always present. On motion of Regent Cocker, it was resolved to close both hospitais until September 15. It almost took genial Regent Kiefer's breath away, it came so sudden. Regent Barbour thought it was a momentary inspiration, but it had to be done for economie reasons. The board had up to the time of going to press a large amount of unlïnished business before it.


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