03/30/1920

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
March 30-31, 1920
 



03-30-1920
Volume OE - Pages 245-247

                         Reno, Nevada
                        March 30, 1920

The Board of Regents met in the Office of the President of the
University of Nevada on Tuesday, March 30th, 1920, at 11 o'clock.
There were present Judge Cheney, Mrs. Hood, Mr. Pratt and Mr.
North, President Clark and Mr. Gorman.  Judge Curler was absent.
Mr. North was late and did not vote on the first two propositions
submitted to the Board.

Mr. Pratt moved that List No. 20 for the net sum of $27,134.98,
covering Checks Nos. 143-152 inclusive, and State Claims, List
No. 22, for the net sum of $29,651.77, covering State Claims
Nos. 267-288 inclusive, be approved.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

Minutes of the meetings of February 28th and of March 9th were
approved.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye

The action of the Student Body in raising the student fee from
$5 to $6 per semester was approved by the Regents and ordered
included in the forthcoming catalog of the University.  The
President explained to the Regents that the Student Association
had thought it necessary to make this increase in the fee for
the reason that it was their desire to have a special fee for
injured athletes as well as to care for the increased cost of
the student weekly newspaper.  This fee also covers class dues.

Mr. North made the motion and all the Regents voted aye.

The President recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Florence A. Wilson as Instructor in Home Economics to take effect
July 1, 1920.

Resignation accepted, all the Regents voting aye.

The President recommended the acceptance of the resignation of
Miles B. Kennedy from the Department of Food and Drugs, the
same to be effective April 1, 1920.

Mr. Pratt made the motion, the vote standing as follows:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

The President recommended the appointment of Helena Shade to be
Assistant Dean of Women for the University year beginning July 1,
1920, at a salary of $1200 and her quarters in Manzanita Hall.

The motion was put and the vote stood as follows:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Mr. North moved on the recommendation of the President that
Margaret Hunkin's salary be increased from $90 to $100 per
month, effective April 1, 1920.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Mr. Pratt moved that the recommendation of the President that
Lucile Rosenbrock's salary be increased from $90 to $100, ef-
fective April 1, 1920, be approved.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, Mr. Pratt moved that
Sidney Warren Wilcox be employed, for the year beginning July 1,
1920, at a salary of $2400, as Assistant Professor of Economics
and Sociology and Acting Head of that Department.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

On the recommendation of the President, Mr. North moved that
Clarence H. Kent be elected Instructor in Mechanical and Electri-
cal Engineering at a salary of $2000 per year, beginning July 1,
1920.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

Mr. Pratt moved that the bid of Hamp Thomas Company for finish
hardware in the Education building for the sum of $980 be ap-
proved, understanding however that there might be a slight re-
duction in this amount in case some other type of lock were
substituted.  The President explained to the Board that it had
been possible to reduce this contract by using fewer door
checks.  Vote:

    Judge Cheney         Aye
    Mrs. Hood            Aye
    Mr. Pratt            Aye
    Mr. North            Aye

The President stated that the Education building has been insured
for $20,000 with the Nevada Fire Insurance Company for 6 months,
with the understanding that a rebate would be allowed if the in-
surance policy should run less than this length of time.  This
temporary insurance is necessary inasmuch as the State Controller
cannot insure an uncompleted building.

The President read the statement of the Elks Scholarships and
Membership-Scholarships as they will appear in the forthcoming
catalog of the University.

The President stated that Controller Cole notified him that he
had rearranged the insurance on University buildings so that
the Greenhouse, which had formerly carried no insurance, now
carried $2500 and an additional amount had been placed on the
President's house.

The President also announced that the War Work Council of the
Y. M. C. A. was offering 4 scholarships of $50 each to honorably
discharged ex-service men who were residents of Nevada and who
were eligible for entrance in the University of Nevada.

The President read a letter from Dr. Walton C. John of the
Federal Department of Education to the effect that there was no
inhibition on limitation of student enrollment in land-grant
Colleges.  After some discussion of this matter, Judge Cheney
stated that it was the sense of the Board that the President
should be empowered to make statement in the forthcoming regis-
ter of the University respecting the limitation enrollment policy
that it might be necessary for the Board to adopt and which it
has under consideration in the event that a larger number of
students should apply for admission than the faculty and facili-
ties of the University can accommodate.  The policy of limiting
student enrollment in the University of Nevada is being con-
sidered by the Board of Regents and may be referred to the next
Legislature for its approval.  If more students apply than can
be accommodated, the University authorities reserve the right
to give preference to residents of Nevada.

Judge Cheney suggested that it might be well at the next meeting
of the Board to take formal action regarding the use of the term
"University" by people or societies having no clear right to the
use of such term.

Judge Cheney requested that information covering the following
(a) increase in the number of Instructors employed at the Uni-
versity and (b) increase in compensation paid to Instructors
during the last two years might be prepared and submitted to
the Board at a subsequent meeting.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned.

                             A. E. Cheney
                             Chairman

Carolyn M. Beckwith
Secretary