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Meeting Of The Regents

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The Board of Regents held an executiv.e session last week. Their most important aotion was the of the fees in all departments of the University for the present year. The fees in the literary departraent have been $20 per year for Michigan students and $30 per year for non-resident students, and S25 for Michigan students and $35 for non-residents in all other departments. The regents deeided to make a general raise of $5 to these figures, making the fees in the literary departraent $25 and $35, and in the other departments $30 and $40. The raise is so small to each student that it is expected that the attendance will not be affeoted, but with an attendance of f rom 2,700 to 3,000 students the annual income of the University will be inereased from $13,500 to $15,000. The Board decided to hold open meetings hereafter, and reporters are happy. It was also decided to adopt a budget system similar to that at Columbia. Each department will send an estímate cf expenses to the president, who will revise all the estimates and report to the regents. The junketers, who recently visited the east, reported that while Harvard spends $1.000,000 a year the U. of M. gets along with $302,000. Yet the expenses for instruction are increasing all the while. In 1892, with 2,692 studente, Michigan paid $174,770 for 142 instructors; in 1894, with 2,639 student, she j pays $234,000. In view of these facts, the committee recommended an increase of fees. It costs $600 in fees to gradúate from Harvard, $405 from Cornell and only $15.3 from Michigan. The medical committee has been tryIng to induce Dr. Broesike, of Berlin, to accept the chair of anatomy for $2,500 a year. Broesike wanted a promise of $3,000 the Böoondyear, a.ul the expenses of transportaron. He was allowed $100 for transportation, but no increase of salary. The regents appropriated $15,000 for the library.


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Ann Arbor Register