February 8-9, 1957
Volume 7 - Pages 304-305
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
February 8, 1957
The Board of Regents met in special session in the President's
office at the University on Friday, February 8, 1957 to consider
the appeal of Michael Forte for readmission to the University.
Present: Regents Hardy, Lombardi, Thompson, Anderson and Grant.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Grant at 4:20 P.M.
Mr. Forte and Notary Public Kenneth Dolan came into the meeting
to present the appeal of Mr. Forte. Mr. Forte said that he
came to Nevada in the Summer of 1955 and registered as a Freshman
in the Fall of 1955. He stated that he presented a notarized
statement indicating that he was a resident of Nevada, and was
admitted as such. He stated, also, that he did not list his
attendance at Dayton University and did not transfer his record
to the University of Nevada from that school. Mr. Forte said
that he had been of the opinion that 6 weeks constituted resi-
dence for matriculation, and that it was permissible to enter
the University of Nevada on his high school record, even though
he had attended another University. Mr. Dolan backed Mr. Forte's
explanation. Mr. Forte and Mr. Dolan left the meeting at 4:40
Mr. Smyth, Chairman of the Admissions Committee, Mr. Byrd, Regis-
trar and Director of Admissions, Dean irwin, College of Arts and
Science, and Dean Carlson, Student Affairs, all members of the
Admissions Committee, came into the meeting. Chairman Smyth
explained the process by which the case had been considered and
stated that the decision not to admit Mr. Forte was unanimous.
It was pointed out that Mr. Forte, because of his scholastic
record, would not have been eligible for admission had he not
entered as a resident of Nevada. Because of lack of grade
points, this situation still exists. The group left the meet-
ing at 5:10 P.M.
Following discussion by the Regents,
Motion by Mr. Thompson carried unanimously that the Board of
Regents uphold the decision of the Admissions Committee.
The meeting adjourned at 5:25 P.M.
A. C. Grant