January 5-6, 1903
Volume OC - Pages 272-279
January 5, 1903
The Board of Regents met at the Office of the Washoe County Bank
at 7:20 o'clock P.M., January 5, 1903. Present J. N. Evans and
W. W. Booher and Richard Kirman. The meeting was called to
order by Regent Booher.
Upon motion of W. W. Booher, seconded by Richard Kirman, J. N.
Evans was elected President of the Board.
Upon motion of W. W. Booher, seconded by Richard Kirman, Geo.
H. Taylor was elected Secretary of the Board.
The following resolution was unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, several citizens have given currency to the totally
unfounded report that a member of the faculty had taken
money for his vote on Election Day in November, 1902;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Regents, that
not only is the report utterly unfounded, but it is not
possible that any member of the faculty is so lacking in
moral character as to do such a thing as has been charged.
They are, without exception, above reproach.
WE THEREFORE, desire to record our unswerving confidence
in each and every member of the faculty.
Upon motion of Regent Booher, seconded by Regent Kirman, Profes-
sor Henry Thurtell was granted a leave of absence for the month
of April for the purpose of attending the Golden Wedding of his
father and mother.
It was moved, seconded and carried, that President Stubbs be
granted a leave of absence in January for ten days to attend a
meeting of the Live Stock Association at Kansas City to deliver
an address for the University.
The following report of the duties of Professors and Instructors
was read and approved:
Nevada State University
December 29, 1902
To Professors and Instructors:
I hand you herewith a copy of the duties of each of the
These have been written out in order to secure uniformity
of action by all of the Professors of the faculty. I think
these are correct and they will be observed for the opening
of the present term.
There are two questions which I have answered which I am not
sure are expressed in the best way, but I think the answers
are in accordance with the expressed wish of the faculty,
although I do not find it written down in the register. In
any event, this ruling will stand until the faculty comes
together and passes upon the questions.
The answers are: First, that students who fail in an exam-
ination in the Fall term, and the subject is not continued
in the Spring term, will have the opportunity to pass off
the subject either at the re-examination in January, 1903,
or in September, 1903, or both. They will, of course, be
classified according to the conditions which they have.
Furthermore, as a student who fails in two-fifths of the
hours required of him loses the right to continue in the
University, the question seems to be properly safeguarded.
The answer to the second question is, that students who fail
in the first term and the subject is continued the second
term, shall be allowed to continue the subject if, in the
judgment of the Instructor, the subject has been faithfully
performed and there is any chance for the student to reform.
In respect to this point, Instructors are requested to be
These rules and instructions have had constant regard to the
action of the faculty as laid down in the fourteenth annual
register; and the Professors and Instructors are expected to
familiarize themselves with the instructions as recorded in
At the beginning of the semester, several meetings of the
faculty will be held to consider what changes shall be made
in the forthcoming register.
Very respectfully yours,
J. E. Stubbs
These committees will act as whole committees. Chairmen will
not act for their committees.
Duties of the Standing Committees
On Student Affairs
Committee: Dean Thurtell, Professors Lewers, Wilson, Church,
Young and Superintendent Brown.
1. It shall be the duty of this Committee to consider all
serious infractions of the regulations of the University
and to inflict proper punishment on offending students.
2. This Committee shall keep a record of its actions in all
3. The Committee shall, through its Chairman, make known
its decision to the student or students.
4. When the Committee thinks it necessary, it may report to
Committee: Dean Thurtell and Professors Wilson and Frandsen.
1. To classify all new students according to the report of
the Committee on Admission and Accrediting of Schools.
2. To promote and classify all students in accordance with
Rule I under "Promotions by Examination".
3. To enforce Rule II under "Term Conditions".
4. To enforce Rule III under "Entrance Conditions".
5. To enforce Rule IV under "Hour Requirements". Action to
be taken in full Committee and records kept of the Com-
On Admission and Accrediting of Schools
Committee: Professors Church, Cushman, de Laguna and Wier.
1. To accredit the Schools and Teachers of the State as far
as they desire it.
2. To receive all new students either by examination or
credentials, and to assign them to the "School" desired.
Committee: Professors Doten, Adams and Wheeler.
1. To examine all students applying for admission to the
University or High School sent to it by the Committee
on Admission and Accrediting of Schools.
2. To report result of examinations to Committee on Admis-
sion and Accrediting of Schools.
On Conditions and Re-Examinations
Committee: Professors Young, Kennedy and Darling.
1. To have charge of all conditioned students.
2. To see to it that the rules concerning re-examinations
to remove conditions are observed by the members of the
3. The Chairman shall approve all reports of re-examinations
and file them with the Office Secretary.
On Debating and Literary Societies
Committee: Professors Cushman, Frandsen, de Laguna and Wier.
1. To have a supervisory relation to all Literary Societies
and to advise them in all matters pertaining to their
2. To have charge of University debates and to use every
means to make them profitable.
Committee: Professors Wilson, Blessing and Kennedy.
1. Athletics have an official standing in the University and
are therefore subject to advice and regulations.
2. To supervise and regulate athletic events on behalf of
3. To cooperate with the Committees of the Student Asso-
ciations in regard to all kinds of athletics.
On Theses and Courses of Study
Committee: Professors Louderback, Winkle, Frandsen, Blessing
1. To make out and submit regulations pertaining to thesis
requirements for graduation.
2. To enforce these regulations after their approval by the
3. To prescribe the rules under which the degrees of Master
of Arts, Master of Science, Mining Engineer, Civil En-
gineer and Mechanical Engineer may be obtained; and when
approved by the faculty to enforce these rules.
4. To match the courses of study and to recommend to the
faculty from time to time such changes as they think
On Library and Publications
Committee: Librarian Dexter, Professors Church and Adams.
1. To have charge of the Library and to recommend the pur-
chase of books and supplies.
2. To have charge of all University publications.
On Graduation and Honors
The faculty as Committee of the Whole.
On Military Affairs
Captain Chas. J. Boyd, Professor of Military Science and
On Schedule and Records
Committee: Professors Lewers, Louderback and Doten.
1. To prepare a schedule of recitations before the opening
of each term.
2. To make a permanent schedule as soon as it is practi-
3. The records shall be in charge of the Office Secretary.
In Charge of Buildings and Grounds
Superintendent Richard Brown
1. Buildings and Grounds are in charge of Richard Brown
2. To have charge of all Janitors and Laborers and to see
that their work is performed neatly and punctually.
3. To inspect each building once a week and toilets three
times a week.
4. To keep an accurate account of the expense of each build-
ing, labor, gas, electric light, fuel, repairs, and to
report the same to the President each month.
5. To perform such other duties as may be assigned him by
Committee: Professors Church, Louderback and Adams.
1. To cooperate with the Editor in publishing the faculty
paper known as the "University of Nevada Bulletin".
Attention is Called
1. To admission of special students, page 25, 14th register.
2. Every candidate for Freshman Class, except in the School
of Commerce, is required to have Elementary Physics.
Duties of the Registrar
1. To be the channel of all official communications between
the President or the faculty and the students.
2. To have charge of diplomas, commissions and all other
official papers, except such as pertain to the Office
of the Secretary of the Board of Regents.
3. To certify to the record of students who wish an honor-
4. To receive all fees from students and to pay them over
to the President at the end of each month.
5. To be Secretary of the faculty and to keep an accurate
account of its meetings.
6. To have charge of the Book Store as Agent of the Presi-
dent, to keep an account of business done each month,
and to report the same to the President.
7. To direct the keeping of the records by the Office
8. The Assistant Office Secretary shall perform such duties
as shall be assigned her by the Registrar.
Duties of the Master of Lincoln Hall
1. To have charge of all the boys in Lincoln Hall and to
enforce such regulations as are necessary to their
2. To have constant regard to their physical, intellectual
and moral welfare.
3. To enforce regulations with regard to study hours and
hours of recreation.
Duties of the Mistress of the Cottage
1. To take care of the young ladies with the interest of a
mother. To be responsible for intellectual, social and
2. To see that they study regularly and diligently.
3. To supervise their social life and to cultivate in them
the advantages and obligations of good manners and
4. To take care of the house and the property.