04/09/1917

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
April 9-10, 1917
 



04-09-1917
Volume OE - Pages 32-36

                         Reno, Nevada
                        April 9, 1917

The meeting of the Board was called to order at 10:45 A.M., April
9, 1917.

Present:  Regents Curler, Sullivan, O'Brien, Baker, Abel and
Acting President Lewers.

Regent Curler took the Chair.

It was moved by Mr. Abel that a committee consisting of Vice
President Lewers and Regents Baker and O'Brien be appointed to
prepare a resolution offering the services of the University to
the President of the United States in the coming war.  The motion
was carried.

It was moved by Mr. Abel that a committee be appointed to draft a
letter to Mr. Clarence H. Mackay relative to the welfare of the
University and to take up with him the matter of the Agricultural
building and the appointment of the architect.  The motion was
carried.

Regents Sullivan and Curler were appointed on this committee.

It was moved by Mr. Abel that a committee be appointed to take
up with the Secretary of the Board, Mr. George H. Taylor, the
matter of a definite arrangement regarding the Secretaryship of
the Board.  The motion was carried.

Regents Sullivan and Abel were appointed on this committee.

Acting President Lewers read a night letter from President
Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the University of California, dated
April 8, 1917, calling a conference of representatives of the
Land Grant Colleges of the western states to meet in Berkeley
on Friday, April 13.

It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the Chairman of the Board, Act-
ing President Lewers, Director Doten, Dean Knight and Director
Norcross be granted permission to attend this conference and that
their expenses be paid by the State.  Record vote being taken was
as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Mr. Curler          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Mr. Abel            Aye

Mr. Stanley G. Flawn appeared before the Board as an applicant
for the position of architect for the Agricultural building.

Messrs. Ellery and Sexton appeared before the Board in the in-
terest of the application of Mr. Lewis for the position of
architect.

Acting President Lewers presented his recommendations regarding
the Mining School at Goldfield and Ely.  The Chairman read the
letter of Dr. F. C. Lincoln dated April 3, 1917 regarding these
same schools.  It was moved by Dr. Sullivan that the recommenda-
tion of Acting President Lewers that Mr. E. R. Bennett be re-
tained as Principal of the Tonopah School of Mines, that Mr. V.
E. Henderson be appointed Principal of the Ely School of Mines
at a salary of $2400 per year, that Gustav E. Hofmann be appoint-
ed Principal of the Goldfield School of Mines at a salary of
$2400 per year, and that the schools at Goldfield and Ely be
under the supervision of the Director of the Mackay School of
Mines, be approved.  Record vote being taken was as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Mr. Curler          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Mr. Abel            Aye

It was moved by Mr. Curler that Dr. Lincoln be authorized and
directed to make a trip to Ely and to Goldfield to establish
this School of Mines in each of these places, that the schools
be established not later than June 1, 1917, and that Mr.
Lincoln's actual expenses be paid by the State.  Vote being
taken was as follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Mr. Curler          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Mr. Abel            Aye

A letter from Mr. D. W. Smith, Principal of the Virginia City
School of Mines was referred to Dr. Lincoln.

Recess was declared until 2:00 o'clock P.M.

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 o'clock, April 9, 1917.

Present:  Regents Baker, O'Brien, Curler, Abel and Acting Presi-
dent Lewers.  Absent:  Dr. Sullivan.  (He arrived about a half
hour after the meeting was called to order.)

It was moved by Regent Curler that the Board of Regents authorize
and direct the President to make a distribution of the furniture
and exhibits donated to the University by the Panama Pacific
Board, and after distribution to report the same to the Board of
Regents for approval.  The motion was carried.

The resignation of Dr. John C. Watson, Dean of the College of
Arts and Science and Professor of Greek Language and Literature,
dated April 5, 1917, was presented to the Board.  It was moved
by Mr. Curler that the resignation be accepted for the reasons
set forth therein and in accordance with the terms thereof.  The
motion was carried, all voting aye.

It was moved by Mr. Curler that the recommendation of Acting
President Lewers that J. A. Nyswander be made Assistant Profes-
sor of Mathematics at a salary of $1800, beginning July 1, 1917;
that Instructor S. G. Palmer be made Assistant Professor of
Electrical Engineering at a salary of $1800, beginning July 1,
1917; that A. E. Hill be made Professor of English at a salary
of $2300, beginning July 1, 1917; that Associate Professor J. R.
Young be made Professor of Education at a salary of $2400, be-
ginning July 1, 1917, be approved.  Record vote being taken as
follows:

    Mrs. Baker          Aye
    Dr. Sullivan        Aye
    Mr. Curler          Aye
    Mr. O'Brien         Aye
    Mr. Abel            Aye

Director S. B. Doten and Dr. J. E. Church appeared before the
Board in support of Dr. Church's request that he might be allow-
ed $1800 for the completion of the Mt. Rose Meteorological work.
After discussion the Board advised Dr. Church that the matter
would be given further consideration, later.

A letter from Mr. C. C. Emerson of Yerington, Nevada dated April
5, 1917 in regard to Mr. Oxley was read to the Board.  A telegram
from Mr. E. E. Oxley to Director Norcross, dated April 6, 1917,
was also read.  Director C. A. Norcross appeared before the Board
and gave his opinion with regard to Mr. Oxley.

Mr. Norcross also explained the reason for the bill of $25 in
favor of the Twentieth Century Club for the rent of their hall
during Farmers' Week.

Captain Mc Clure and Mr. Wylie appeared before the Board in re-
gard to the policy to be adopted by the University for those
students who enlisted and who were to graduate this year.

Mr. Curler offered the following resolution:

    WHEREAS, it appears that certain members of the faculty and
    persons employed in the University of Nevada may feel it
    their duty to enlist in the service of the United States gov-
    ernment either in the Army or the Navy,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that in any such cases of enlist-
    ment the persons enlisting shall be granted leaves of absence
    from the University without pay for the terms of their en-
    listment or service.

Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Secretary was instructed to write to Mr. Emerson that the
Board believed that Mr. Emerson was mistaken in his ideas of
Mr. Oxley's sentiments and that as evidence the Board enclosed
a copy of a telegram received from him which explained itself
(see File 2 No. 9).

Acting President Lewers offered the following resolution:

    WHEREAS, the United States may need the services of students
    of the University before the close of this semester,

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents declares
    the policy to be that such students be graduated if members
    of the Senior Class carrying sufficient hours and having
    passing grades at the time of enlistment, and if members of
    the lower classes having passing grades, they be given credit
    for the semester's work.

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

Mr. Curler offered the following resolution:

    WHEREAS, it appears that heretofore certain meetings in
    direct control of the University have been held in halls
    or club rooms in the City of Reno, and

    WHEREAS, it is the view of the Board of Regents that all
    such meetings should in the future be conducted on the
    Campus of the University,

    BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents will not
    hereafter sanction the holding of any meetings for which the
    University is sponsor in any place other than upon the Uni-
    versity Campus and will not hereafter appropriate money for
    or pay any bills for any such purpose unless previously
    sanctioned by the Board of Regents.

Resolution was unanimously adopted.

Mr. Abel inquired as to the custom of giving a B. A. Degree for
the first year in a professional school in lieu of the Senior
year in the University and wished to know if there was informa-
tion on hand as to the custom elsewhere.

No action was taken in regard to the matter.

Meeting recessed until April 10 at 10 o'clock.