UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 8-9, 1970


Pages 78-130



May 8-9, 1970

The Board of Regents met on the above date at the Elko Community

College, Elko, Nevada.

Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White

Members absent: Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller, UNR

President R. J. Zorn, UNLV

Acting Director Joseph Warburton, DRI

Director Charles Donnelly, CCD

Mr. Edward Pine, Business Manager, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager, UNLV

Dr. Robert Boord, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNLV

Dr. Gary Peltier, Faculty Senate Chairman, UNR

Dr. John Sharp, Faculty Senate Chairman, DRI

Miss Frankie Sue Del Papa, ASUN President

Mr. Richard Myers, CSUN President-Elect

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hug at 9:30 A.M.

1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting

Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the

minutes of the regular meeting of April 10-11, 1970 were

approved as distributed.

2. Acceptance of Gifts

President Miller reported the following gifts and grants

received by UNR:



Professor Allen Belkind, Reno - 1 book, "Jean-Paul Sartre",

valued at $5.50.

Mr. Daniel Boone, Reno - 2 books, "Tudor History of Paint-

ing" and "Edition d'Art Albert Skira".

Mr. Clay Carpenter, Reno - 6 issues of "Spectrum" and 1

issue of "Illuminating Engineering", valued at $4.

Delta Zeta Sorority, Reno - $175 for the purchase of library

books pertaining to hearing defects and related subjects.

Professor Russell R. Elliott, Reno Campus - "Report of the

Virginia City Restoration Committee", valued at $10.

Ferris & Erskine, Reno - 38 Engineering books and 1 paper-

back valued at $65.

Mr. Marcel E. Godinat, Reno - 5 German books; 1 "World's

Sailplanes"; 3 text books; 11 periodicals; 34 periodicals

("Soaring"), valued at $40.

Guild, Guild & Cunningham, Reno - $10 in memory of Mrs.

Augusta Juniper, $10 in memory of Mrs. Delone Bernard, $10

in memory of Mrs. T. W. Heany.

Professor Cyrus Guss, Reno - 1 book, "American Chemical

Society Directory of Graduate Research", valued at $10.

Professor Lowell L. Jones, Reno Campus - 41 books on the

subject of Biology, valued at $170, 41 books second gift,

valued at $225.

Mr. David Magee, San Francisco, California - 1 book, "Vic-

toria, R. I.", valued at $7.50.

Mr. Lawrence G. Means, Reno - 4 books and 2 paperbacks,

valued at $8.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Overton, Reno - 53 items, valued at $95.

Mr. Earl T. Ross, Reno - miscellaneous items, valued at $10.

Mr. Silas E. Ross, Reno - 2 books, valued at $20.

Dr. Lawrence Russell, Reno - assorted Medical journals,

valued at $141.

Mrs. Rhoda Shedd, Carson City - Nevada Artists Association


Jose L. Varela-Ibarra, UNR - 1 book, "Al Filo del Agua", by

Agustin Yanez.

Dick Bankofier Memorial Fund, Reno - $1500 in memory of

Dick Bankofier.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest W. Farmer, Reno - $25 in memory of

Davis W. Yee.

Chester E. Lonkey, Larkspur, California - $250 as a memorial

to his wife, Irene H. Lonkey.

Medical Sciences

Mrs. Lou Fuller, Reno - miscellaneous pieces of equipment,

value unknown.

President N. Edd Miller, UNR - $58 to the School of Medical


Contributions to the Raymond E. Stone Memorial Fund:

J. Malcolm Edmiston, M. D., Reno - $25

Morse Littel, M. D., Reno - $25

Francine P. Manix, M. D., Reno - $25

Donald I. Mohler, M. D., and Frank V. Rueckl, M. D.,

Reno - $25

Robert J. Morelli, M. D., and Ernest W. Mack, M. D.,

Reno - $25

Mr. Carroll W. Ogren, Reno - $25

Donald E. Pickering, M. D., Reno - $10

Carl L. Sauls, M. D., and Gordon L. Nitz, M. D.,

Reno - $25

Louise B. Tyrer, M. D., Reno - $25

W. J. Keenan, M. D., Owen Bolstad, M. D., Don Schieve,

M. D., Reno - $100


Anonymous - $500 to the Political Sciences Scholarship Fund.

Colonel Thomas W. Miller, Reno - $100 to the Thomas W.

Miller ROTC Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Donald L. Woodward, Jr., Sparks - $150 to the Sparks

Tribune Scholarship Fund.

Nevada State Press Association, UNR - $250 to the Nevada

State Press Association Scholarship for scholarships to be

awarded to students in Journalism.

Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Reno - $200

scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in Account-


American Legion, Department of Nevada, Reno - $200 to the

American Legion ROTC Scholarship to cover two $100 awards.

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Wisham, Bakersfield, California -

$500 to George Wisham, Jr., Leadership and Fellowship Award.


Public Health Service, HEW, National Institutes of Health,

Bureau of Health Professions, Education and Manpower Train-

ing - $4896 to Orvis School of Nursing for Nursing Scholar-

ship Funds for fiscal year 1970.

Department of HEW, Office of Education - $22,624 supple-

mental allocation for National Defense Student Loan Fund

for the fiscal period July 1, 1969 through June 20, 1970.

National Science Foundation - $58,100 grant for research

entitled, "Acquisition of Sign Language by an Infrahuman

Primate", under the direction of R. Allen Gardner, effec-

tive June 1, 1970 for approximately one year.

Elks National Foundation - $750 Emergency Educational Grant

for Jan Steven Sarras (student).


Alumni Association - $6655 from 342 members of the Alumni

Association, contributions from December 31, 1969 through

April 9, 1970.

International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and

Burros, Reno - $1500 to the University of Nevada Fund for

Wild Horse and Burro Studies to be used for wild horse

studies under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Pontrelli.

National Agriculture Chemicals Association, Washington,

D. C. - $1000 to the Agricultural Experiment Station for

studies on Parathion.

William M. Pelter, M. D., Saratoga, California - $6 in

memory of Willis Pressell toward the purchase of material

in the field of communications. $6 in memory of Bill

Moffit toward the purchase of books for use in the Medical

Sciences Library.

Mr. Charles R. Poppe, Sacramento, California - $25 to the

Civil Engineering Department Discretionary Fund.

Union Carbide Corporation, Napa, California - $600 to the

Experiment Station Program on the chemical control of in-

sects in alfalfa.

Dean Robert C. Weems, Jr., UNR - $10 in memory of Kerwin

Foley to be used to purchase books in the field of Account-

ing and Auditing.

FMC Corporation, Niagara Chemical Division, Richmond, Cali-

fornia - $500 as grant-in-aid in support of Dr. R. A. Evans'

research program in weed control.

President Zorn reported the following gifts and grants re-

ceived by UNLV:



Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Adams, Las Vegas - $14.40

Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Richardson, Las Vegas - $7.50 in memory

of Mrs. Dave Holly.

Department of Commerce, Real Estate Division, Carson City -

books, valued at $300.

Library Staff, UNLV - $45 in memory of Mrs. Emil Erickson.

Dr. Robert O. Boord, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs. Emil


Mr. and Mrs. James Cashman, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles

H. Siefert, Las Vegas - $50 in memory of Mr. Austin Bowler.

Mr. and Mrs. Garland J. Ronnow, Las Vegas - $10 in memory

of Mr. Austin Bowler.

Performing Arts:

Sahara-Nevada Corporation, Las Vegas - $2000

Mrs. Judith Bayley, Las Vegas - $1000

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ham, Jr., Las Vegas - $601.92

Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Manzi, Las Vegas - $250

Close, Bilbray & Kaufman, Las Vegas - $200


Economic Laboratory, Inc., New York, New York - second 18

shares of stock, valued at $0, result of stock split.

Mrs. Russ Morgan, Las Vegas - $20 in memory of Mrs. Ella

Bender to the Musicians Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -


The Joseph and Margaret Friedenthal Special Education Schol-

arship, Las Vegas - $100

Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Reno - $200

Austin H. Bowler Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Santa Anita Turf & Sports, Las Vegas - $50

Mrs. Sydnee Mc Allister, Las Vegas - $10

Clark County Appliance, Inc., Las Vegas - $25

Mr. Noel Clark, Carson City - $5

Mr. Reese Taylor, Carson City - $5

Mr. Evo Granata, Carson City - $5

Foley Brothers, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mc Dermott, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Radford L. Cox, Las Vegas - $10

Boxing Hall of Fame, Las Vegas - $100

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. White, Boulder City - $100

Dr. John A. Leitch, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Koeb, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Drakulich, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ireland, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. David Pearl, Las Vegas - $20

Las Vegas Host Lions Club, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. William Morris, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Down, Las Vegas - $10

First National Bank, Las Vegas - $25

Music-Concert Series:

Mrs. Sylvia O. Upwall, Las Vegas - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Adams, Las Vegas - $25

Nevada State Council on the Arts, Reno - $1500

Rebels Club, Athletic Grants-in-Aid:

Parraguirre, Rose, Pico & Norwood, Ltd., Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Warren E. Portenier, Las Vegas - $50

Mrs. Pamela Baker, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., Reno - $10

Mr. Harry D. Harvey, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Di Luzio, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Irving Rappaport, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. D. C. Hill, Tonopah - $50

Raven Gallery, Las Vegas - $50

Mrs. Gail N. Kelly, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Morton Stone, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Williams, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Neil D. Humphrey, Reno - $50

George Crockett, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Robert Krauthamer, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Watkins, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. George Katz, Las Vegas - $50

Mr. Don Griffith, Las Vegas - $50

Tropicaire Apartments, Las Vegas - $100

J. J. Parker Co., Las Vegas - $100

St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Davis, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah J. Kelly, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. Bruce Beckley, Las Vegas - $100

Pink Panther Cocktail Lounge, Las Vegas - $100

El Portal Luggage, Las Vegas - $100

Jungle Club, Las Vegas - $100

B. Mahlon Brown and M. Gene Matteucci, Las Vegas - $100

Dick William Realty, Las Vegas - $100

Title Insurance and Trust Co., Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Colquitt, Las Vegas - $100

Dr. Don L. Christensen, Las Vegas - $100

Dr. John M. Kelly, Las Vegas - $100

Pete Findley Oldsmobile, Las Vegas - $100

Kona Kai Inn, Las Vegas - $100

Avis Rent-a-Car System, Las Vegas - $100

Hanes-Thomas New Era Printers, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Poole, Las Vegas - $100

KLUC Radio, Las Vegas - $100

Conway, Moe & Hibbs, Las Vegas - $100

Las Vegas Transit System, Inc., Las Vegas - $100

Gray Line Sight-Seeing Tours, Las Vegas - $100

Midas Muffler Shops, Las Vegas - $100

Ideal Staple Co., Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Ned H. Bortman, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. A. J. Edwards, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fielden, Las Vegas - $100

Patricia V. Hurd, Las Vegas - $100

George Enomoto, Las Vegas - $100

Allied Electronics, Arcadia, California - $100

Dr. Dwight Meierhenry, Las Vegas - $100

Frances Zicari, Las Vegas - $100

Southwest Gas Corporation, Las Vegas - $100

Keltner, Milam & Johnson, Las Vegas - $100

KSHO-TV, Las Vegas - $100

Western Laundry & Linen Rental Co., Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Williams, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. George Von Tobel, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gann, Las Vegas - $100

Coulter Trailer Sales, Inc., Las Vegas - $100

Mr. and Mrs. Doyle E. Jordan, Las Vegas - $100

Mr. Earl S. Evenson, Las Vegas - $100

UNLV Dance Club, UNLV - $100

Dr. and Mrs. William T. White, Las Vegas - $100

Sahara Luggage and Gift Shop, Las Vegas - $125

Mr. Stanley Hyman, Las Vegas - $150

Blue Heaven, Inc., Las Vegas - $150

Mr. Joseph S. Pavikowski, Las Vegas - $150

Guardian Realty Corp, Las Vegas - $175

Carter and Snavely, Ltd., Las Vegas - $200

Young American Homes, Las Vegas - $200

First National Bank, Las Vegas - $200

Nevada Power Company, Las Vegas - $200

Frank's Saratoga Club, Las Vegas - $200

Sherman W. Miller, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Baker, Las Vegas - $200

Mr. C. R. Cavanaugh, Las Vegas - $200

Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas - $200

Clover Underwriters General Agency, Las Vegas - $200

Marlee, Inc., dba: Carousel Casino, Las Vegas - $200

Central Telephone Co., Las Vegas - $200

La Concha Motel, Las Vegas - $200

Southwest Gas Corporation, Las Vegas - $250

Fletcher Jones Chevrolet, Las Vegas - $375

Albert H. Purdue, Las Vegas - $375

Cuzzens, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Special Service Supply Co., Inc., Las Vegas - $375

First Western Savings, Las Vegas - $375

American Auto Lease, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Advance Air Conditioning, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Mr. and Mrs. Myron E. Leavitt, Las Vegas - $375

Twin Lakes Texaco, Las Vegas - $375

Dr. Robert A. Lysgaard, Las Vegas - $375

Gifts Galore, Las Vegas - $375

Mr. and Mrs. Byron P. Warner, Las Vegas - $375

Mrs. Patricia Deverell, Las Vegas - $375

A-1 Sports Center, Las Vegas - $375

Henderson Rexall Drug, Henderson - $375

W. W. Vending and Sutton Vending, Las Vegas - $375

Las Vegas Laundry & Cleaners, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Ideal Supply Co., Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Southern Nevada TBA Supply, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Mr. Carl M. Belding, Las Vegas - $375

Mr. William Coulthard, Las Vegas - $375

Mr. and Mrs. Murton Strimling, Las Vegas - $375

Dr. Hugh C. Follmer, Las Vegas - $375

Rocky Mountain Section PGA's, Nevada Chapter, Las Vegas

- $375

TV Electronics Co., Las Vegas - $375

Nevada Southern Title, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Speer, Las Vegas - $375

Davy's Locker, Las Vegas - $375

Estate of Albert Edmunds Cahlan, Las Vegas - $375

The Keg Room, Las Vegas - $375

Mr. Philip Cohan, Las Vegas - $375

Charles Teel, Las Vegas - $375

Sam Krug Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., Las Vegas - $375

Mr. Robert Peccole, Las Vegas - $375

Mr. Sy's, Las Vegas - $187.50

L. W., Inc., Las Vegas - $187.50

Dr. William H. Wilson, Las Vegas - $375

Flame, Inc., Las Vegas - $475

Las Vegas Convention Service Co., Las Vegas - $500

Fame Operating Co., Inc., dba: Village Pub, Las Vegas

- $500

Spring Mountain Youth Camp, Las Vegas - $500

Churchill Downs, Las Vegas - $500

Reynolds Electrical & Engineering Co., Inc., Las Vegas

- $500

Browning, Holmes, Mc Beath, Ltd., Las Vegas - $500

Dazey Travel Service, Inc., Las Vegas - $575

Dr. Russell F. Miller, Las Vegas - $600

Cragin & Pike, Las Vegas - $750

Colonial Properties, Las Vegas - $750

Milton Jaffe, Las Vegas - $750

Cartania, Inc., Las Vegas - $750

Jack Entratter, Las Vegas - $750

Moffitt and Mc Daniel, Ltd., Las Vegas - $750

Taylor of Nevada, Inc., Las Vegas - $750

M. J. Di Biase, Las Vegas - $750

Alstate Coin Machine Co., Inc., Las Vegas - $750

Dr. and Mrs. James Barger, Las Vegas - $750

Dr. John H. Payne, Las Vegas - $750

Michelle Silvagni, Las Vegas - $750

William W. Morris, Las Vegas - $750

Walter F. Zick, Harry P. Sharp, Las Vegas - $750

Shetakis Wholesalers, Inc., Las Vegas - $750

De Luca Importing Co., Inc., Las Vegas - $750

Clark County Wholesale Mercantile Co., Las Vegas - $750

Dr. Armond J. Scully, Las Vegas - $750

Mr. Ed Fike, Las Vegas - $750

Young Electric Sign Co., Las Vegas - $1500

Hotel Tropicana, Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. Edward J. Barrick, Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, Las Vegas - $1500

Showboat, Inc., Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Meier, Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Simmons, Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. Jay J. Sarno, Las Vegas - $1500

Anderson Dairy, Inc., Las Vegas - $1500

Saveway Super Service Stations, Inc., Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. Chester Simms, Las Vegas - $1500

United Coin Machine Co., Las Vegas - $1500

The Grace Corp., Las Vegas - $1500

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas - $1500

Casino Operations, Inc., Las Vegas - $1500

Sons of Erin, Las Vegas - $1500

Bank of Las Vegas, Las Vegas - $1500

Bank of Nevada, Las Vegas - $1500

Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

International Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

Bally Sales Corp. of Nevada, Las Vegas - $1500

Mr. Yale Cohen, Las Vegas - $1500

M. B. Dalitz, Las Vegas - $1500

Desert Inn Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

J. K. Houssels, Sr., Las Vegas - $1500

Landmark Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

Nevada State Bank, Las Vegas - $1500

Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

Sands Hotel, Las Vegas - $1500

Endowment Fund

Mr. Sebastian Mikulich, Las Vegas - $10,000

Acting Director Warburton reported the following gifts and

grants received by DRI:


National Aeronautics & Space Administration - $21,000 one

year contract for "Propagation and Mode Coupling of Plasma

Waves in Inhomogeneous Plasma, with Special Emphasis on

Problems in Solar Physics", under the direction of F.


Max C. Fleischmann Foundation - $25,000, 3rd quarter reim-

bursement for Personnel, Travel and Programs.

National Science Foundation - $57,200 two year contract for

"Adaptation in Mammals and Man to Desert and Mountains",

under the direction of D. B. Dill.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted as

reported and the Secretary be requested to send notes of

thanks to the donors.

3. Report of Personnel Actions

Approval of the following personnel appointments was recom-

mended by the appropriate Officers:



Alex Max Bempong, Graduate Assistant in Biology, academic

year 1970-71 - $2900 (foreign student) (replacement for S.


Jerry L. Conners, Graduate Assistant in Biology, academic

year 1970-71 - $2500 (replacement for James Kelleher)

William R. Gamboni, Lecturer in Psychology, part-time,

Spring semester, 1970 - $926 (temporary appointment; partial

replacement for Paul Secord on Sabbatical)

Marcia K. Harrington, Lecturer in Psychology, part-time,

Spring semester, 1970 - $996 (temporary appointment; partial

replacement for Paul Secord on Sabbatical)

John Henry Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, aca-

demic year 1970-71 - $10,250 (new position)

Sandra J. Olsen, Student Assistant in Anthropology, 4-1-70

to 6-30-70 - $315 (replacement for Amy Dansie)

Barbara H. Peevers, Lecturer in Psychology, part-time,

Spring semester, 1970 - $926 (temporary appointment; partial

replacement for Paul Secord on Sabbatical)

Gerald W. Peterson, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages

& Literature, academic year 1970-71 - $11,750 (replacement

for Jose Varela-Ibarra)

Diana M. Petersdorf, Graduate Assistant in Mathematics,

academic year 1970-71 - $2500 (replacement for Jerry Blain)

David A. Redfield, Graduate Assistant in Chemistry, academic

year 1970-71 - $2500 (replacement for Dean Evans)

James W. Riley, Lecturer in Speech & Drama, academic year

1970-71 - $9125 (temporary appointment; replacement for

Fred Whited on leave of absence)

Rebecca S. Vreeland, Associate Professor of Sociology, aca-

demic year 1970-71 - $13,375 (vacant position)

William Paul Wallace, Associate Professor of Psychology,

academic year 1970-71 - $12,525 (replacement for Robert

Gardner on Sabbatical)


John R. Smolley, Personnel Analyst, fiscal year 1970-71 -

$11,850 (transfer from technical position)


Larie K. Richardson, Graduate Assistant in Geology/Geogra-

phy, Spring semester, 1970 - $1250 (temporary appointment)

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the personnel appointments be approved

as recommended.

4. UNR Film

At the request of Miss Del Papa, ASUN President, a film

about the UNR environment was shown. Miss Del Papa noted

that the film was prepared by Paul Basta, ASUN Vice Presi-

dent, together with other students in a UNR Art class and

depicted certain aspects of the Campus which in the opinion

of the film makers need improvement.

5. Approval of Additional Adjunct Faculty Category

President Miller presented a request from the School of

Medical Sciences and the Orvis School of Nursing, with his

recommendation for approval, that clinical, academic titles

be used for adjunct faculty in these two units. The policy

statement governing such appointments, as proposed by the

two faculties, is as follows:






I. General Principles to be Used as Bases for Appointment

A. Clinical titles should be meaningful and represent

genuine commitment to and involvement in the teach-

ing and/or research programs. The Chairman of the

respective Division shall be responsible for recom-

mending appointments to the Dean and Executive Com-

mittee. He should be reasonably certain that each

appointee's professional background is such that

he may be expected to make a positive contribution

to the teaching and/or research program of the

School. The candidate should be apprised of his

responsibilities and signify his willingness to

accept them.

B. Clinical titles should not be used as honorary

degrees, political instruments, or recognition for

financial contribution.

C. Clinical appointments should be made annually re-

newable upon the recommendation of the Division

Chairman with approval of the Dean and Executive


D. Clinical appointments will usually be without sal-


E. Appointments shall be at academic levels. No

"courtesy" appointments will be recommended or made

under any circumstances.

1. Objectives:

Clinical titles constitute a valuable mechanism

for utilizing the skills and interests of pri-

vate practitioners on a part-time basis to aug-

ment and complement full-time faculty in the

areas of teaching, patient care and research.

These appointments afford an effective mechan-

ism for exchange of information between the

practicing community and professional schools.

For the practitioner-teacher and the academician

this represents a form of continuing education

along with the satisfaction derived from the

exchange of information and experiences.

2. Qualification of Appointment:

Appointments should be based on the candidate's

clinical and teaching competence. Close con-

sideration must be given to such factors as

previous professional training, Speciality

Board certification, professional activities,

years and record of practice, previous teaching

experience, and willingness to be available.

Where there are questions as to clinical compe-

tence and previous experience the appointee's

record should be reviewed by the Professional

Education Committee of the Nevada State Medical

Association or the County Medical Society or the

Board of Nursing, whichever is appropriate.

3. Numbers:

The number of appointments to any Division will

be based on the judgment of the Chairman, in

consultation with the Dean, and shall reflect

the requirements of the particular teaching,

research and/or patient care program.

4. Reimbursement:

As a general rule, clinical titles represent a

volunteer function and are without monetary

compensation. In certain instances, such as

when an individual has been assigned a heavier

than usual teaching or research schedule, or

administrative responsibilities, it may be

appropriate for compensation to be made. Such

appointments will be at the discretion of the

Department or Division Chairman and the Dean,

subject to the approval of the President of the


5. Teaching Time Requirements:

There will be a minimum requirement of teaching

hours for each clinical faculty member; subse-

quent renewal of appointment will require evi-

dence of maintenance of this requirement. A

suggested minimum is 25 hours of student contact

per semester, or one hour per week. Some flex-

ibility in this requirement is necessary and the

ultimate responsibility for evaluation of per-

formance rests with the Division Chairman. The

determination of minimum teaching or research

hours will be made in consultation with the

President, Dean and Executive Committees of the

respective Schools.

6. Levels of Appointment:

For the present, the range of titles will be

from Clinical Instructor to Clinical Professor.

Appointments will follow the University Code


7. Mechanisms of Appointment:

a) Clinical appointments will originate in a

letter of recommendation, with appropriate

supporting documents, submitted by the

Division Chairman to the Dean. The Dean

will present the application to the Exec-

utive Committee for review. Recommended

candidates' credentials will be submitted

to the President for approval.

b) Annual review of all appointments will be

made by the Chairman and his recommendations

will be submitted to the Dean. Reappoint-

ments will be approved by the Dean and for-

warded to the President.

c) Promotion, which should be based on perform-

ance, will be subject to the same review as

initial appointments. The recommendations

will be made in writing to the Chairman,

submitted to the Dean and Executive Commit-

tee and forwarded to the President for


8. Fringe Benefits:

University-supported fringe benefits will in-

clude parking permits, Life and Health Library

privileges and passes to University athletic

and cultural events such as are allowed other


Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the proposed category

be approved in principle and the UNR section of the revised

University Code accommodate this change.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

6. New Graduate Student Category

President Miller submitted, with his recommendation for

approval, a proposal by the Graduate Council of UNR that in

Master's programs a new category of Provisional Standing be

approved as follows:

"Provisional Standing: A student with an overall gradepoint

average of less than 2.50 may apply for admission to a Mas-

ter's program with provisional standing and the Graduate

Dean may grant the request upon approval of the Chairman of

the Department concerned. Provisional standing may be

changed to full standing upon successful completion of one

semester of full-time Graduate study (*) as certified by

the major Department. A student may not remain on provi-

sional standing for more than one semester (**). Advance

work undertaken while on provisional status is fully appli-

cable towards the Master's degree. ((*) Twelve weeks of

full-time Graduate study in a single Summer session may be

regarded as equivalent; (9 course credits would constitute

an acceptable full load during the Summer.) (**) A single

twelve week Summer session may be regarded as equivalent.)

"Certification may be made by the Department prior to the

close of the next late registration period. Failure to do

this shall result in denial of admission to Graduate stand-

ing through the provisional standing procedure. The GRE

route, however, shall still be open."

There was discussion of the earlier concerns expressed that

the GRE not be used as an evaluation tool in awarding a

Graduate degree. President Miller pointed out that this

category merely provides an additional route to admission

to Graduate standing and has no relation to the GRE. He

reaffirmed his earlier statement that the function and use

of the Graduate Record Examination is under study.

Mr. Hug agreed that the proposal for provisional standing

category was not related to the Graduate Record Examination

but stated that he wanted to make sure it was understood

that the GRE, even though it is required of all Graduate

students, will not be used as a tool in determining whether

a Graduate degree will be awarded.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the provision

standing category at UNR effective July 1, 1970.

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

7. Approval of Fund Transfer

President Miller requested approval of the following budget


#352 $3039.32 from Contingency Reserve, UNR, to Admissions

and Records, Classified Salary, to provide funds for

balance of year. Several positions in this office

were reclassified by the State Personnel Division and

funds are inadequate to provide salaries for the bal-

ance of the year.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

8. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000

A. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 15, 1970

for a Differential Scanning Calorimeter and accessory

items for the Chemistry Department, College of Arts and

Science. One bid was received from Perkin-Elmer Corp.

of California for $7392. Mr. Pine noted that this

system is to be used mainly in Graduate research to

monitor the course of solid phase reactions and the

study of the chemical behavior of solids.

President Miller recommended the award be made to

Perkin-Elmer Corp. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent, that the above recommendation be ap-


B. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened April 30, 1970

for Library, office and classroom furniture for the

Chemistry building. He noted that 27 items had been

bid and recommended awards be made as follows:

Armanko Office Supply, Reno $28,806.48

Virco Mfg. Corp., Los Angeles 710.00

E & I, La Mirada, California 311.76

Morrill & Machabee, Reno 265.74


President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be ap-


9. Buildings and Grounds, UNR

President Miller recommended that $10,665 be allocated by

the Board from the UNR Capital Improvement Fee Fund for the

following remodeling projects:

First floor of Chemistry-Physics Annex for

multipurpose Anatomy Laboratory $ 8,065

Second floor of Chemistry-Physics Annex for

office space and door modification 1,500

Modification of passageway connecting

Chemistry-Physics Annex with Mechanical Arts

building 1,000


Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that com-

pletion of this project will obviate an expenditure of

$46,000 previously planned for the Mechanical Arts building.

Motion by Dr. Lombrdi, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

10. National College of State Trial Judges Building

Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were received on

April 22, 1970, for the construction of the Law Library for

the National College of State Trial Judges:

Johnson-Boscovich Base Bid $1,189,900

Alternate A 10,870

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,195,770

Mc Kenzie Construction Base Bid $1,189,400

Alternate A 12,000

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,195,900

J. A. Tiberti Base Bid $1,208,400

Alternate A 13,000

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,216,000

Walker Boudwin Base Bid $1,213,900

Alternate A 12,588

Alternate B 5,250-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,221,238

Jacobsen Construction Base Bid $1,219,800

Alternate A 13,490

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,228,290

Savini Construction Base Bid $1,223,000

Alternate A 12,915

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,230,915

Capriotti-Lemon Base Bid $1,225,000

Alternate A 15,829

Alternate B 5,500-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,235,329

Johnson-Mapes Base Bid $1,234,500

Alternate A 15,000

Alternate B 5,300-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,244,200

Brunzell Construction Base Bid $1,241,500

Alternate A 14,787

Alternate B 5,000-

Total Project with

Alternates $1,251,287

He noted that if all alternates are accepted, Johnson-

Boscovich is low; if only the base bid or base bid plus

the deductive alternate is accepted, Mc Kenzie Construction

is low. Mr. Pine reported that the bids are now being re-

viewed by the National College and the Fleischmann Founda-

tion and the contract will be awarded following a decision

by those two organizations. It was noted that this grant

did not require Board of Regents concurrence in the bid


11. Progress Report on University Projects

A report from the Director of Physical Plant on the status

of all capital improvement projects under the supervision

of UNR was transmitted with the agenda. In addition, a

status report from the State Planning Board was distributed

at the meeting (both reports are on file in the Chancellor's


12. Alcoholic Beverage Policy

President Miller reported that after approximately a year

and one-half of intensive discussion by various University

committees and Boards, and by the ASUN Senate and the UNR

Faculty Senate, the Alcoholic Beverage Policy of the Uni-

versity was referred to a special ad hoc committee. He

noted that the committee had filed a report and recommenda-

tion for a change in the policy (proposed policy statement

on file in Chancellor's Office).

President Miller stated that he endorsed the recommendations

of the Committee. He said he considered the proposed policy

to be a simple and direct one and one that lends itself to

proper enforcement in that it would reduce problems with

respect to the storage and use of alcoholic beverages and

would allow for proper adult freedom with respect to this


Chancellor Humphrey noted that this matter was placed on the

agenda as an information item rather than an action item at

this time in that he believed the Board of Regents should

have an opportunity for full review and consideration of

such an important policy matter. He noted also that this

needs to be reviewed by the Attorney General's Office.

Miss Del Papa stated that this proposed policy statement had

the complete endorsement of the students on the Committee.

Dr. Peltier endorsed the statement on behalf of the Faculty


Dr. Anderson asked if the students, in endorsing this pol-

icy, had also accepted the penalties provided and would they

expect the policy to be enforced.

Miss Del Papa said this proposed policy statement will be

submitted to the ASUN Senate for approval. She noted that

the students who served on the Committee were in favor of

the policy and would not resist enforcement.

Mr. Seeliger asked about the responsibility for violations

of the State Law in regard to minors. Would the Board of

Regents be responsible for those students under 21 who live

in the Dorms who may violate the State Law?

Mr. Bilbray suggested that if this policy is adopted, it

should be adopted for a specific period of time.

Mr. Hug asked if there was any thought given to an election

in each Dorm by its residents to determine whether they

wished to permit alcohol in the rooms. He pointed out that

many of the Dorm residents are required to live there and a

policy such as this could be a disruptive influence of their

living environment. He also suggested that since, as re-

ported, there are not many students over 21 who live in the

Dorms, this policy might be creating a number of problems

for the Administration and would only serve a small group.

President Miller pointed out that approval of this policy

would extend officially to the Dorm residents the privilege

which is unofficially available to fraternity and sorority


Dr. Zorn stated that this kind of policy is very much in the

national trend; however, this proposed policy is perhaps

more tightly written and more rigid than most. He said he

believed it to be a step in the direction in which most

Campuses are going. Dr. Zorn also stated that the present

policy on alcoholic beverages has been the subject of dis-

cussion at UNLV on several occasions and reported that the

CSUN has urged adoption of this proposed policy on a System-

wide basis and he endorses that request.

Mr. Bilbray pointed out that the Board must recognize that

liquor is present in the Dorms and suggested it would be

preferable to have a policy which could be enforced.

Mr. Hug said the Board must also look at the matter from the

viewpoint of the landlord and must consider students who

would be annoyed by others having liquor in the Dorms.

Mr. Jacobsen asked for a report on the number and percentage

of Dorm residents who are over 21.

Mr. Seeliger suggested there be a clear definition of the

term "premises".

Mr. Warburton noted that there have been many occasions when

DRI would have found it desirable to be able to serve alco-

holic beverages and although the Institute was not involved

or concerned with use by students, it would support consid-

eration of that part of the policy which provides for al-

cohol to be served at special events when authorized.

Rene Arceneaux stated that the CSUN Senate has endorsed the

proposed policy statement and urges its adoption on a Sys-

tem-wide basis.

Mr. Hug suggested that this statement required very special

attention. He agreed that there should be some differentia-

tion between alcohol in the Dorms where students are requir-

ed to live and in other areas, for example, University


Mrs. Knudtsen pointed out that the policy really deals with

two different problems; one as it involves students in their

living areas and one as it involves the serving of alcohol

at social events. She suggested that there should be two

separate statements.

Mr. Hug suggested that there be some consideration given to

perhaps setting aside certain living areas for students

over 21.

Mr. Bilbray moved that action be taken on Paragraph 6 only,

separate from the rest of the statement. Motion seconded

by Dr. Anderson.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this statement not be

separated if there was an intention to consider the balance

at the next meeting, pointing out that what is done for one

group would affect what is done for another.

Mr. Ronzone said he was not in favor of taking action,

pointing out that this was placed on the agenda as an in-

formational item to permit discussion and allow time for

consideration before action was requested. He said he was

not prepared to vote at this time.

Mr. Bilbray withdrew his motion.

The meeting recessed for lunch and reconvened at 1:35 P.M.

13. Livestock Research Demonstration Ranch

President Miller referred to a proposal by the Fleischmann

College of Agriculture requesting authorization to seek,

select and eventually purchase a new livestock research

demonstration ranch.

Dean Dale Bohmont commented on the proposal, noting that the

Citizens Advisory Committee to the College of Agriculture

had requested that the College work with a sub-committee of

their group to select a livestock research demonstration

ranch to be located in Northern Nevada. The purpose of the

new ranch would be to provide information from a large dem-

onstration cattle operation that utilizes the best manage-

ment practices.

Dean Bohmont introduced Dr. Ray Ely and Mr. Norm Nichol from

his staff, and Mr. Bob Thomas, Chairman of the Citizens

Advisory Committee, and Mr. Les Stewart, who had served as a

member of the sub-committee.

Dean Bohmont pointed out that present trends in encroachment

of Experiment Station lands by sewer easements, road rights

of way, urbanization and industrial development make it

essential that the College select appropriate lands for the

continuance of livestock research demonstration programs.

He noted that the present University facilities do not pro-

vide a sufficient number of livestock to allow for a sci-

entifically sound comparison of various new management sys-

tems now projected as necessary during the 1970's. Dean

Bohmont further noted that the ranch lands at Knoll Creek

now used by the College consist of one acre of owned land

associated with lands leased from the Salmon River Cattle

Association. The leasing agreement expires in 1971. With

the changes in membership of the Salmon River Cattle Asso-

ciation, the College has been informed that the number of

cattle cannot be increased beyond the present 150 head and

that to continue to use the land will require considerable

investment for land improvement of the Association's lands

as part of any lease renewal.

Mr. Bob Thomas spoke in support of the proposal, emphasizing

the need for such a research facility. He noted that the

Committee recommended that the ranch property selected meet

the following criteria:

(a) Adequate to handle 500-800 head of cows

(b) Adequate water

(c) Additional land for development

(d) Adequate buildings

(e) Close to schools or to transportation to schools

(f) Balanced range - inside and outside grazing

Dean Bohmont recommended that the College be authorized to

proceed with the selection of a ranch with the purchases to

be made from non-appropriated monies available from the sale

of Valley Road Farm. He proposed the non-appropriated funds

be used to make a down payment of approximately 29% of the

total price and the balance paid from ranch earnings.

In the discussion concerning the projected expense of such

a ranch operation on the income which might be expected,

Dean Bohmont pointed out this would not be an entirely new

project, rather an adjustment of the present operation at

Knoll Creek. Money now being spent for leasing in that

area will be diverted to the new ranch. He also noted that

their request to proceed carried following contingencies:

(1) Sufficient money being developed from the sale of

Valley Road Farm right of way; and

(2) Arrival at some terms which will be self-amortizing.

President Miller recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred, subject to: (1) receipt by the University of

sufficient money from the sale of the highway right of way

on the Valley Road Farm to meet prior commitments related

to the Animal Research Facility; and (2) presentation of a

budget projection, approved by the Citizens Advisory Commit-

tee and by President Miller, which demonstrates the ability

of the ranch to amortize the note secured by deed of trust.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the College be authorized to proceed

as outlined.

14. Revenue Bond Issue for Performing Arts Center

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that these bonds had been ad-

vertised for sale on April 10 but no bids had been received.

A negotiated sale had been authorized and Wilson-White, Inc.

had purchased them and sold the bulk of the issue back to

six Nevada banks. He recommended that the following reso-

lution, authorizing the sale of $930,000 of 20 year, 7%

interest, revenue bonds to Wilson-White, Inc., be adopted:


A Resolution authorizing the issuance by the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada of the University's

obligations designated as the "University of Nevada

Student Fees Revenue Bonds, Series May 1, 1970", in the

principal amount of $930,000.00 for the purpose of de-

fraying wholly or in part the cost of constructing and

otherwise acquiring for the University a Performing Arts

Center on the Campus of the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, and acquiring equipment and furnishing therefor

and other appurtenances relating thereto; providing the

form, terms and conditions of the bonds, the manner of

their execution, the method of their payment and the

security therefor; providing for the disposition of

revenues derived from fees, rentals and other charges

from students using or being served by, or having the

right to use or to be served by, the Student Union

building facilities at the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas, and from other facilities of the University;

prescribing other details concerning such bonds and

such facilities, including but not limited to covenants

and agreements in connection therewith; ratifying action

heretofore taken toward acquiring such bonds; and re-

pealing all resolutions in conflict herewith. (A com-

plete copy of the resolution is on file in the Chan-

cellor's Office.)

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that Resolution #70-2 be adopted.

15. Other Revenue Bond Sales

Chancellor Humphrey noted that sale of other revenue bonds

(Physical Science, Phase II, UNR - $1.9 million; College of

Education, UNR - $2 million; College of Education, UNLV -

$1.6 million) has not been attempted due to the unfavorable

bond market and the fact that these projects had been made

a part of the consitutional test case related to the Nevada

State Building Authority. Now that the Nevada Supreme Court

has declared the Building Authority unconstitutional, the

only remaining problem in the sale of the bonds is the con-

dition of the market.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that the recent successful sale of

the State General Obligation issue reflected its more favor-

able rating and the fact that it was a ten year issue with

average maturities of only five years, whereas the Univer-

sity's bonds cannot with present funding be for less than

20 years (average maturity is 15 years) and, as revenue

bonds, carry a lower rating than do the State General Obli-

gation issues.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that in view of the extremely

adverse revenue bond market and the fact that Burrows, Smith

and Co. continues to advise that these bonds are not mar-

ketable at 7% or less, extraordinary measures may be justi-

fied to attempt to place these issues. He said that it

might be possible to sell this issue if additional revenue

were available to finance it. For example, if student fees

were increased 10% it would assist the sale and perhaps

some who were complaining about these bonds not being sold

might wish to propose an increase in such fees. However,

he stated, neither he nor President Zorn were willing to

recommend such action at this time.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that he be authorized to

negotiate a sale of these issues, subject to confirmation by

the Board of Regents. If this is unsuccessful, as of the

June meeting, a resolution could then be proposed calling

for bids to be opened at the July meeting.

Motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

16. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000

President Zorn requested approval of the purchase of a

Monochromator-Spectrophotometer by the Physics Department,

UNLV. He noted that six suppliers were solicited and the

following responses were received:

Engis Equipment $9,534.50

Perkin-Elmer Co. 5,876.00

Jarrell-Ash Division No Bid

Van Water & Roger Co. No Bid

Sargent-Welch Co. No Bid

Scientific Product No Bid

President Zorn recommended the bid of Perkin-Elmer for

$5876 be accepted. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

17. Request for Reduced Fee

President Zorn presented a request from the College of

Humanities that native speakers of Spanish be allowed to

participate in Spanish Literature courses at a reduced fee.

Specifically, they propose that these individuals with high

school diplomas be invited to attend classes in Spanish

Literature on the same basis that senior citizens may elect

to attend classes at UNLV; i. e., a fee of $10 per course

would be charged and no credit given. Additionally, the

Registrar and the Admissions Office would not be involved

with the individuals and no transcript would be issued.

President Zorn recommended approval. Chancellor Humphrey


Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

18. Angel's Peak Radar Station

Chancellor Humphrey stated that Mr. Bilbray had requested

President Zorn to report on UNLV's plans concerning the

Angel's Peak Radar Station, noting that a recent article

had appeared in the Las Vegas "Sun" referring to a possible

conflict between the University and Clark County juvenile

authorities who are seeking a replacement for the Spring

Mountain Youth Camp.

President Zorn stated that the possibility of UNLV taking

over this facility if it is abandoned has been under con-

sideration for over a year. He noted that it is located

on Mt. Charleston and would be a suitable research facility

for several of the Science Departments and perhaps a rec-

reational facility for use by the Physical Education Depart-

ment. He stated that the facility has not been declared

surplus yet and there appears to be a possibility that FAA

will exercise a first priority if it is abandoned. No

application has been made by the University. President

Zorn pointed out that although this article has appeared

in the newspaper indicating interest in the facility by

the juvenile authorities, UNLV has not been directly con-


Mr. Hug asked how Dr. Zorn would compare the University's

need for this area with the needs of the juvenile authori-

ties. Dr. Zorn stated that UNLV would, of course, make a

sincere effort to re-evaluate the University's potential

use to determine if it would be compatible with a shared

use by the juvenile authorities.

Mr. Bilbray said he has been informed by Judge Mendoza that

the juvenile authorities are interested in this facility as

a possible replacement for the Spring Mountain Youth Camp

which was destroyed by flood; however, they (the juvenile

authorities) understand that the University has first


Dr. Zorn pointed out that the Federal Government has not yet

made the decision on whether the facility will be declared

surplus. He also stated again that the University has not

been approached by the County juvenile authorities.

Mr. Warburton reported that DRI Water Resources Research

staff had been approached by the juvenile authorities con-

cerning some water studies of an alternate site in the

Spring Mountain area.

Mr. Ronzone expressed some concern that there has not been

a formal approach by the juvenile authorities and suggested

a determination be made of the extent of their interest.

Mr. Bilbray agreed to contact Judge Mendoza and suggest that

he ask that Board to talk with President Zorn concerning

their plans.

Dr. Baepler said in his opinion it would be a dangerous area

for young people and would be difficult to set up as a year-

round facility.

Mr. Hug stated that if the University is in a position of

competing with a youth facility, it is important to make an

evaluation of how the University would be using the area.

Dr. Zorn asked that he be given provisional authority to

apply to the Federal Government for this facility if it is

declared surplus.

Chancellor Humphrey suggested that a report be brought back

to the Board at its June meeting concerning a plan for the

use of the facility by UNLV, an estimate of the cost of

operating it, and a report of the meeting with the juvenile

authorities. The Board would then be in a better position

to take action.

Dr. White suggested Dr. Zorn be authorized to move in im-

mediately and apply for the facility regardless of whether

any other agency wants it.

Mr. Warburton suggested this was an appropriate matter for

discussion by the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet before ac-

tion is taken by the Board.

Mr. Bilbray moved that the Administration be authorized to

gather more information concerning the costs of operating

this facility, possible uses by the University and evalua-

tion of other compatible uses, and possibility of retention

of equipment in the event of abandonment by the present

users. Motion seconded by Dr. White.

Dr. Zorn suggested that he also be permitted to inform the

Federal agency that the Board of Regents is interested in

something more than information. He suggested that the

Board indicate that consistent with budgetary and other

factors it affirms interest and directs the President to

pursue possible acquisition.

Mr. Hug expressed reservations, noting that the Board had

been in this trap once. Before the Board states that it

wants this facility, he said, it should be determined how

much it will cost to maintain it and what uses are antici-

pated. He suggested an expression of interest in exploring

the possible uses would be appropriate. Mrs. Knudtsen

agreed, stating that she would not wish to vote to authorize

an application without further study.

Mr. Bilbray requested that his motion be expanded to state

that the Federal agency be informed that the Board of

Regents is interested in the possible uses to which this

facility might be put and would appreciate further informa-

tion. Mrs. White concurred. Motion carried without dis-


Upon motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the follow-

ing item was added to the agenda:

19. Gift of Stock

President Zorn reported that Mrs. Helen Thompson had recent-

ly given 83 shares of Electronic Data Systems stock to UNLV

for support of its academic programs. Through an unusual

set of circumstances, the stock was issued in the name of

the Board of Regents and then sold by the broker for the

amount of $5,602.50 prior to the proper stock transfer being

signed. He requested appropriate action to approve the sale

of the stock and to accept the proceeds for the benefit of


Chancellor Humphrey recommended the Board authorize a stock

transfer to be executed which would approve the sale of the

83 shares of Electronic Data Systems stock.

Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the Chancellor's recommendation be


20. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000

Mr. Warburton requested approval to purchase a computer to

be used by DRI for airborne data collection and processing

in the atmospheric research system. He stated that the

equipment is available only through Lockheed Electronics

Co., and will cost $23,005. Funds are available from the

Max C. Fleischmann Foundation equipment grant.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

21. Environmental Quality Program

Mr. Warburton recalled that the DRI National Advisory Board,

in its report of December 3, 1969, recommended that "a pro-

gram of environmental quality, drawing on the many perti-

nent resources of all the present Centers and the rest of

the University, be initiated. An Environmental Quality

Program could be administered by the Director of the Insti-

tute, with the aid of a Program Director and the Research

Planning Committee".

Mr. Warburton noted that in accordance with the above recom-

mendation and subsequent approval by the Board of Regents,

the DRI staff has investigated the details related to the

development of such a program and the Research Planning

Committee of the Institute has made the following recom-


(1) That an Environmental Quality Program be developed from

existing laboratories and centers of the Institute.

(2) That a Planning Committee be formed of representatives

from the laboratories and the centers of the Institute.

(3) That a Program Director be designated to coordinate

the multi-disciplinary aspects of the program.

(4) That the Program Director be responsible to the Direc-

tor of DRI.

(5) That immediate efforts be made to obtain planning funds

for the program.

Mr. Warburton suggested further that in the event such a

program is established, the Program Director and the Commit-

tee should investigate the possibility of participation of

UNR and UNLV and investigate the feasibility of coordination

with State agencies and private foundations.

Dr. Anderson recalled that there had been some discussion

earlier concerning the name of the program at which time it

had been suggested that it be called Nevada Program for

Environmental Studies, so that it would be identified with

the State of Nevada and so that it would not be limited to

environmental quality.

Mr. Warburton agreed that perhaps that would more properly

describe the program. However, he pointed out that there

are other agencies in Nevada which are involved in this kind

of program, and care should be taken not to pre-empt other

State agencies. It was suggested that the word "University"

replace the word "Nevada".

Dr. Peltier pointed out that care must also be taken that

the establishment of this program at DRI does not pre-empt

UNR from establishing such a program.

President Miller recalled that in earlier discussions of

such a program it was understood that it would be a System-

wide program. However, he said, this proposal is focused

within DRI. It should be made very clear that this would

not preempt cooperative effort or individual effort.

Dr. Zorn agreed that it should be a cooperative effort be-

tween the Divisions of the System.

Mr. Warburton noted that there have been discussions at all

levels and it is the intent of the Institute to immediately

go to the Campuses to begin discussions on how they can best

join together to implement this program.

Dr. Zorn stated that the record should show this is to be a

collaborative enterprise in management and planning.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the DRI proposal

with the title change as suggested.

Mr. Bilbray moved that the Chancellor's recommendation be

approved with the name of the program changed to "University

Program for Environmental Studies". Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that it is specifically under-

stood that this program will be undertaken in cooperation

with the other Divisions.

22. Work Program for 1970-71

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February the Board

approved a Tentative Work Program for 1970-71, totaling

$21,370,621, which enabled the Administration to proceed

with professional contracts for incumbent faculty and re-

cruiting for the new positions authorized. The Work Program

has been revised to reflect all salary decisions and to

accommodate to the salary increase for classified employees

which had been recommended by the State Personnel Advisory


Chancellor Humphrey noted that the revised 1970-71 Work

Program for the University of Nevada System, which had been

forwarded with the agenda and which he recommended for

approval, totaled $21,338,721 or 8.3% more than the amount

of $19,696,836 in 1969-70. The $31,900 decrease from the

Tentative Work Program resulted from the following: (1)

a decrease in Federal funding in the amount of $60,400 for

the Agricultural Experiment Station and $2000 for the Co-

operative Extension Service; and (2) an increase in the

authorized expenditures for the Elko Community College

in the amount of $30,500.

Chancellor Humphrey continued by stating that the Work Pro-

gram had been developed with the full cooperation of the

chief administrators in charge of each budget area. In all

budget areas except Statewide Programs (Research & Exten-

sion), Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Exten-

sion Service, and the System Computing Center sufficient

funds have been reserved in the Contingency Reserve or

Classified Salary Reserve to fund 2/3 of the classified and

technical salary adjustment currently under consideration

by the Interim Finance Committee. In the budget areas men-

tioned above, 2/3 of the adjustment will be funded by trans-

fer from the operating account of the particular budget

area. It has been proposed by the State Department of

Administration that the additional 1/3 come from allocation

by the Interim Finance Committee.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that in adopting the 1970-71

Work Program the Board of Regents direct that all salary

savings accruing after the authorized positions have been

filled shall revert to the appropriate Contingency Reserve.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the Work Program for 1970-71 be adopted

as presented and the Chancellor's recommendation concerning

reversion of salary savings to the appropriate Contingency

Reserve be approved.

23. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000

Chancellor Humphrey reported that bids were opened by the

University of Nevada Press on April 15, 1970, for 2000

copies of "Restless Strangers: Nevada's Immigrants and

Their Interpreters", by Wilbur S. Shepperson.

Invitations to bid were sent to:

George Banta Co., Inc., Wisconsin No Bid

Heritage Printers, Inc., Charlotte, N. C. No Bid

Kingsport Press, Inc., Los Altos, Ca. $6,763.77

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that award be made to

Kingsport Press, Inc. Funds are available from Univer-

sity Press Sales Account.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

24. Edwin W. Stadtmuller Bequest

Chancellor Humphrey reported that under the terms of the

will of Edwin W. Stadtmuller, of San Francisco, California,

the University had received $25,000 "to be held as a sepa-

rate and distinct scholarship fund designated 'The Frederick

and Anna Stadtmuller Scholarship'". The will specifies that

the "University of Nevada shall invest the proceeds of this

bequest as it shall deem advisable, and that only the income

from the bequest shall be disbursed for scholarship pur-

poses" and "... the University of Nevada shall have full

discretion to designate the recipient of the scholarship,

and that it may, in its discretion, designate two or more

recipients to share concurrently in the proceeds of the


Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in November, 1968, the

Board had adopted criteria to govern the future distribution

of scholarship endowment earnings and within that criteria

was included "... but where a donor has an obvious senti-

mental or emotional tie with one Campus or the other, that

Campus shall receive the award. Such sentimental or emo-

tional ties would include being an alumnus of the Campus or

being closely related to an alumnus, or having been a resi-

dent near one Campus or where there is clear evidence of a

special friendship with one Campus."

Mr. Humphrey reported that information in the files indi-

cates that Mr. Stadtmuller's father had a mercantile busi-

ness in Northern Nevada, in the 1800's. His brother, Fred-

erick, graduated from the University of Nevada in 1892 and

later served on its faculty as a Chemistry Professor. His

sister-in-law, Clara Field Stadtmuller (widow of Frederick),

left a bequest to the University in 1955, the income from

which is used for the Frederick Stadtmuller Memorial Schol-

arships. (Her estate was valued at the time at about

$30,000.) According to correspondence in the files, Mr.

Edwin W. Stadtmuller was originally the sole beneficiary

under his sister-in-law's will, but prevailed upon her to

change the terms of the will to leave her estate to the

University of Nevada in memory of his brother, her husband.

Frederick and Anna Stadtmuller are assumed to have been the

parents of Frederick and Edwin.

Based on the criteria quoted and the information in the

files, Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the funds from

the Edwin W. Stadtmuller bequest be used to establish a

scholarship endowment at UNR.

Dr. Anderson suggested that a thorough study be made of all

scholarship monies available at the University and the ways

in which they are being used.

Mr. Jacobsen moved that the Chancellor's recommendation be

approved with the further provision that the funds be used

to provide scholarships for married students and for re-

training students who have been out of school for a period

of time. Motion seconded by Dr. White.

President Miller recalled that the Board had already adopted

criteria for such scholarships to be funded from the Davis

Scholarship funds.

Dr. Anderson expressed opposition to the motion. Mrs.

Knudtsen agreed, stating that she believes there should be

a complete review of the entire program of scholarships and

how they are used before establishing new scholarships.

Motion was defeated with three affirmative and six negative


Dr. Anderson moved that the Chancellor's recommendation be

approved and that the Administration be instructed to make

a thorough study of scholarship monies and the ways in which

they are being used and that a report from both Campuses be

presented to the Board at a later meeting. Motion seconded

by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

25. Auxiliary Enterprises

Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNR Auxiliary Enter-

prises operations currently indicate a loss for 1969-70 of

$79,000, due primarily to the low occupancy rate of the

Dormitories. The Estimative Budget provided for 90% occu-

pancy; however, the present occupancy based on 1102 spaces

is 78% and the use of the Dining Commons is at 74% of


Chancellor Humphrey further noted that President Miller has

stated that effort is being made to reduce costs, so that

the total loss may be held near $75,000. He endorsed the

President's recommendation that the $75,000 due from UNLV

Auxiliary Enterprises in repayment of a loan to that Campus

be used to fund this operating loss.

President Zorn concurred in the above, noting that UNLV can

accommodate the repayment of this loan as of June 30, 1970,

by refunding the loan through the UNLV Capital Improvement

Fee Fund. He did request, however, that repayment to the

Capital Improvement Fee Fund of this amount be deferred un-

til the Tonopah Hall construction bonds are fully amortized.

Dr. Anderson asked if it was necessary that this $75,000 be

repaid to the Capital Improvement Fee Fund. Chancellor

Humphrey stated that in his opinion this was a reasonable

expenditure from this fund and need not be repaid if the

Regents would wish to approve it as an expenditure.

Dr. Anderson moved that the $75,000 due from UNLV to UNR

Auxiliary Enterprises be repaid from UNLV's Capital Improve-

ment Fee Fund, without repayment obligation, and that the

funds be used by UNR to fund the 1969-70 operating loss of

UNR's Auxiliary Enterprises. Motion seconded by Mr. Bil-

bray, carried without dissent.

26. Moving Expenses for New Faculty

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had authorized

an allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund

of $5000 to each of the Presidents to be used at his dis-

cretion for moving expenses for new faculty in 1969-70 with

the stipulation that a limit of $500 be placed on the amount

to be given to any one individual.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that an allocation of $2000

be made from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to

both UNR and UNLV for this purpose for the 1970-71 academic

year and $500 to the Community College Division.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

27. Orientation Program for Graduate Teaching Fellows

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the April Board meeting

it was agreed that a report would be made to this meeting

concerning the estimated cost of a one-week orientation

program for Graduate Teaching Fellows (or Assistants) to be

held prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. He noted

that this report is not complete and requested that it be

deferred until the June meeting.

Mr. Hug again expressed concern that too much of the class-

room instruction was being handled by Graduate Assistants.

He suggested that a determination for budgetary purposes be

made of the feasibility of changing the function of Graduate

Assistants from one of teaching to one of assisting the

Professor in charge of the classroom.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the report on the cost of an orienta-

tion program be deferred until June and that the study

suggested by Mr. Hug be included with that report.

28. Admissions Policy for Applicants with Criminal Records or

Psychiatric Problems

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in September, 1969, the

Board adopted a policy statement on admission of applicants

with criminal records or psychiatric problems. That state-

ment, developed jointly by Officers of UNR and UNLV was dis-

tributed as Faculty Policy Bulletin #69-8.

Mr. Humphrey noted that this policy has subsequently been

reviewed by the Faculty Senates of both Universities and it

is the recommendation of both Senates, endorsed by both

Presidents, that Policy Bulletin #69-8 be rescinded.

In making their recommendation, both Senates reviewed state-

ments entitled "Recommendation Regarding Admission Policy on

Prospective Students with Criminal Histories" and "Justifi-

cations for Requesting the Rescinding of the Policy Requir-

ing Screening of Students with Psychiatric Problems". (Both

statements are filed with permanent minutes.)

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that Faculty Policy Bulletin

#69-8 be rescinded and that an appropriately rewritten

policy statement conforming to the principles expressed in

the statements by the faculty be included in the Board of

Regents Handbook.

Concern was expressed by several of the Regents that this

appeared to depart considerably from the original purpose

of such a statement, with Mrs. Knudtsen pointing out that

it was originally intended as a statement of policy which

would set forth procedures designed to deal with admission

of students who had been hospitalized for psychiatric

treatment. There was also some question concerning the

elimination of the question pertaining to prior arrests.

It appeared to be the opinion of at least some of the

Regents that this was an appropriate question and should

be retained.

Dr. White moved that this matter be tabled and that it be

submitted to the Attorney General for legal review. Motion

seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried without dissent.

29. Nepotism

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in March the Board con-

sidered the following proposed rewording of a policy state-

ment on nepotism:

"Unless otherwise provided by State Law there shall

be no nepotism constraint upon the employment or ad-

vancement of University faculty except that no one

may employ, promote or otherwise advance a relative

without the explicit consent of a majority of the

members of the Department, College or other appro-

priate University subdivision involved. The Depart-

ment or College by-laws shall provide for the exact

voting method to be used in conformity with this


Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Board had agreed to

defer action to allow time for the Division Officers to

refer this proposed statement to their Faculty Senates

for review. The UNLV and UNR Senates and President Zorn

and Miller have reported their endorsement of the proposed

rewording. The DRI recommended that the last sentence of

the statement be revised to read: "The by-laws of the

Department, College or appropriate sub-division shall pro-

vide for the exact voting method to be used in conformity

with this policy." No exception was taken to this pro-

posed change.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the policy statement

be approved with the revision suggested by the DRI Faculty


Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. White, carried with

Dr. Anderson, Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Seeliger opposed, that

the above recommendation be approved.

30. Annexation by City of Reno of Northern Section of UNR Campus

Dr. Anderson reported that for Reno to legally connect cer-

tain sections of the UNR Campus to the sewers, it is neces-

sary that the University request annexation. He suggested

that the Board take action to authorize the Administration

to request that annexation.

Mr. Hug suggested that the matter be referred to the staff

for review before action is taken by the Board.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that he had discussed this matter

with Dr. Anderson earlier but had not included it on the

agenda since review had not been completed and he was not

ready to make a recommendation. He requested that it be

deferred until June.

There was consensus that this was desirable.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P.M.

The regular session of the Board of Regents reconvened at 9:20

A.M., Saturday, May 9, 1970, with Chairman Hug presiding. Mem-

bers of the Regents, Administration and staff who were present

on Friday were again present with the addition of Chief Deputy

Attorney General Daniel Walsh.

31. Mr. Hug noted the presence of the Elko Community College

Advisory Board and asked that they be introduced.

Dr. Donnelly introduced Mr. Mel Steninger, Chairman; Mrs.

Connie Satterthwaite, Mr. Wesley Bowlen, Dr. Hugh Collett,

Mr. Mike Marfisi, Mr. Jerry Warren, Mr. Burnell Larson and

Mr. Robert Zander.

32. Mr. Hug reported that a copy of a resolution adopted by the

Michigan State Legislature had been received commending Dr.

Charles Donnelly and expressing the appreciation of the

Legislature and the State of Michigan for his many years of

service to education.

33. Elko Community College Advisory Board Recommendation

Dr. Donnelly recalled that the following resolution by the

Elko Community College Advisory Board had been reported to

the Board of Regents in April:

"The Advisory Board requests that the University of

Nevada System modify its policy concerning admissions

to allow any student graduated from Elko Community

College in an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science

program to be admitted to the University as a regular

student in a baccalaureate level program."

Dr. Donnelly noted that this request was referred to the

Presidents of UNR and UNLV for reference to their respec-

tive Faculty Senates. Review of this matter has not been

completed; however, discussion had been scheduled with the

Advisory Board.

Dr. Donnelly said he strongly supported this kind of pol-

icy in that it provided a way for a student who has proved

himself at the Community College level to proceed into

the University. Mr. Steninger agreed, noting that an im-

portant role of the Community College is to provide a way

for a student to earn his way into the University.

Mr. Bilbray said he believed that any Community College

student in Nevada should be allowed to transfer without

problem. Dr. Anderson pointed out that there has never

been any argument that appropriate courses should be

transferable. At the same time, each student should be

fully aware that courses which are not acceptable toward

a degree would not be transferable.

President Miller said he did not believe there is any

problem with the student who has earned the Associate

degree. Dr. Zorn agreed but both noted that this is being

considered by the two Faculty Senates and they wished to

allow them time to respond.

Mr. Seeliger asked how long it would be before the Communi-

ty College could expect to have an answer to their request.

He said if this does not pose a problem, there should not

be a delay and asked for a date. Mr. Hug agreed that a date

be set for a response before the end of the academic year.

Dr. Peltier stated that if necessary he would ask for a

special meeting of the UNR Faculty Senate to review this

request so that the action of the Senate could be avail-

able prior to the next meeting of the Board of Regents.

President Miller agreed with this approach.

Mr. Jacobsen agreed that this is a most important item and

it should be handled quickly. He said he believed that the

segment of the student population which the Community Col-

lege is designated to serve has been neglected too long in

the State of Nevada.

Mrs. Knudtsen suggested that this be placed on the June

agenda of the Board of Regents even if it requires a special

meeting of the Faculty Senates.

Mr. Marfisi asked if it would be appropriate for the Board

to approve the policy subject to approval by the Faculty

Senates. Mr. Hug suggested it probably would not be the

best solution. Chancellor Humphrey agreed, suggesting that

the Faculty Senates be allowed to process the request and

further consideration by the Board be scheduled for the

June meeting.

34. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5000

Dr. Donnelly reported that the Elko Community College has

requested approval of the purchase of video tapes and films

to be used in connection with the Industrial Electronics

project at the College. He noted that Scientific Engineer-

ing Corporation has agreed to process the tapes and films

and the purchase, in the amount of $5112, will be funded

through the State Department of Education.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the fol-

lowing item was added to the agenda:

35. Dr. Donnelly recalled that the Community College Division

had been approached earlier about supervising a Skill Train-

ing Center in Las Vegas. He asked Mr. Larson to report on

the present status of that program.

Mr. Larson stated that it is anticipated that $450,000 will

be available for the operation of a skill training center in

Las Vegas from funds available through the Manpower Training

Development Act. This program should be started in Septem-

ber which makes the problem of a facility paramount. Mr.

Larson stated that they have a facility in mind and have ne-

gotiated a lease on a building on the strength of a hoped

for continuing letter of credit. He pointed out that the

State Department of Education does not operate these pro-

grams but rather provides funds for them to be operated

through a University, School District or Community College.

He stated that the Clark County School District cannot ac-

commodate the MTDA program.

Mr. Jacobsen asked if this was a proper program for a Com-

munity College. Mr. Larson said he believed it was logical

and was within the scope of the Community College System.

Dr. Donnelly agreed and noted that the trend in most areas

is for these kinds of programs to be run by Community Col-

leges as a community service.

Mr. Larson also noted that there are vocational-technical

funds available which can be funnelled into the Community

College. He suggested that it would be logical that the

Community College would take over all post high school

education throughout the State of Nevada.

Chancellor Humphrey suggested that this be scheduled for

further discussion at the June meeting at which time Dr.

Donnelly could have more information available and possibly

be in a position to make a recommendation.

Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the fol-

lowing was added to the agenda:

36. Mr. Hug stated that he had received a number of telegrams

which he wished to acknowledge although he would not read

them aloud (telegrams were passed to the members of the

Board). Mr. Hug noted that the telegrams expressed concern

over the recent activities on the Campuses. He asked for

a report from the two Presidents concerning activities on

their respective Campuses during the previous week.

President Zorn reported that early in the week the Nevada

Coalition for Peace had indicated they would demonstrate

on Thursday, May 7. Their protest was against the war in

Cambodia and particularly against the armed confrontation

at Kent State. The Coalition consulted with members of

the Administration and with faculty in refining their plans

for the demonstration.

Dr. Zorn said he wished to differentiate between what hap-

pened at UNLV and the references to disruptions. He stated

that the demonstration was orderly and although it was

intended to shut the Campus down, that did not happen. The

Campus remained open and the demonstrators were advised that

any attempts to close the school would not be tolerated and

any pre-emption of the rights of others would also not be


Dr. Zorn reported that nearly all classes met, although the

Faculty Senate had unanimously passed a motion, which he

had endorsed, that no sanctions would be taken against

students who missed class. He stated that there were some

tense times on Thursday, however, careful attention was

given to the entire Campus and communications were main-

tained to the end result that the situation did not deteri-

orate. He pointed out that he did not mean to imply that

everything was perfect. There was considerable maturity

and responsibility exercised and students should be com-

mended in that they took their roles seriously. There were

problems with outsiders, he said, but the University commu-

nity met the situation well.

President Miller reported that since the events on the Reno

Campus had received considerable publicity, he would touch

only on the sequence. On Tuesday morning, the pre-deter-

mined date for Governor's Day, classes were dismissed for

the event. A group of approximately 300 assembled in

Manzanita Bowl and about 11:00 A.M., following the recep-

tion for the Governor in Travis Lounge, this group partici-

pated in halting some of the vehicles carrying the Gover-

nor and guests to the Stadium. The students then proceeded

to the Stadium where they marched around the area twice

before proceeding into the stands. This activity had been

prearranged and authorized but was to have stopped there.

There were no physical incidents at the Stadium, but the

demonstrators were rude and noisy and sometimes crude dur-

ing the ceremonies.

On Wednesday, there was a meeting scheduled through ASUN

which was attended by 500-600 students and faculty -- a

"rap session".

The meeting went well until 2:00 A.M. During this time, at

1:55 A.M., three fire bombs were thrown into Hartman Hall.

The damage was not major. However, the damage to the Uni-

versity and what it stands for is quite severe. An in-

vestigation is underway.

Dr. Miller stated that he had been in contact with the

Campus by telephone since arriving in Elko. A meeting

scheduled for Thursday evening went peacefully. The noon

ceremony scheduled for Friday also went quietly and in a

dignified way. Some pickets were present but there was no

disruption. The potential for a serious situation existed

but was headed off by the responsible actions of students

and faculty.

Mr. Bilbray asked if any consideration had been given to

postponing Governor's Day. President Miller said there had

been requests to postpone the event, but he did not do so

because they believed that activities should not be coerced

out of existence. Chancellor Humphrey expressed full con-

currence with that position. Dr. Anderson stated that he

supported this position very strongly.

Mr. Jacobsen asked if the demonstration at the Stadium had

been approved. President Miller reported that it had been

scheduled properly but had not proceeded as planned.

President Miller said he hoped the Regents understood that

the group which caused the problems at no time exceeded 300.

These were students and faculty but also non-students were

present. He stated that this was a very small percentage

from a total regular student enrollment of 6500 students.

He said he would not wish to see the responsible actions

of the majority of the students dismissed.

Mr. Seeliger said he agreed that there are just a few who

are causing the problems. However, he said, this minority

is giving the University a bad name. He said he believed

there should be a definite policy concerning the destruction

of property and the disruption of University activities.

People of the State will not continue to support the Uni-

versity if this kind of action is permitted to continue.

He said that members will take the action required; however,

he hoped the Administration would set this up as part of

their duties.

Mr. Hug said he was particularly concerned about the ac-

tivities of some faculty members, noting that two faculty

members were especially prominent on Governor's Day and

conducted themselves in a juvenile and unprofessional man-

ner. He said he believed that action should be taken with

regard to them. Mr. Hug read a section of the University

Code which relates to academic freedom:

"The faculty member is a citizen, a member of a learned

profession, and a representative of this University.

When he speaks or writes as a citizen, he will be free

from University censorship or discipline, but his spe-

cial position in the community imposes special obliga-

tions. As a man of learning and as an educator, he

knows that the public may judge his profession and

this University by his utterances. At all times he

strives to be accurate, to exercise appropriate re-

straint, to show respect for the opinion of others,

and to make every effort to indicate that he is not a

spokesman for the University."

Mr. Hug pointed out that he observed one Professor who

actually took part in stopping the motorcade. He said this

Professor encouraged the students to stop the cars and this

action had two very serious effects. It was a direct viola-

tion of the section of the University Code referred to above

and had endangered the lives of students.

This same Professor, he said, had, at Governor's Day, after

the President had asked the demonstrators to halt their

activities, led the students in raucous and rude catcalls

and had encouraged them to disrupt the ceremonies. Mr.

Hug said he believed this called for two actions: (1) in-

vestigation by the faculty itself (he noted that the faculty

is a professional group and has its own method of investi-

gating unethical conduct); and (2) further action should be

taken by the President to initiate a hearing on the matter.

If this Professor's action cannot be properly and appro-

priately explained, the man should be terminated from the

University. Mr. Hug noted that the University Code should

be followed and that due process should be provided.

Mr. Hug referred to a second violation of the following

section of the University Code:

"The faculty member is entitled to freedom in the class-

room in discussing his subject. He is, however, respon-

sible for the maintenance of appropriate standards of

scholarship, instruction and good taste. It is not the

function of the faculty member to indoctrinate his stu-

dents with ready-made conclusions on controversial sub-

jects. He is expected to teach students to think for

themselves, and to provide them access to those materi-

als that they need if they are to think intelligently.

Hence, in giving instruction upon controversial matters

the faculty member is expected to be of a fair and ju-

dicial mind, and to set forth justly, without suppres-

sion or innuendo, the differing opinions of other in-

vestigators. No faculty member may claim as his right

the privilege of discussing in his classroom topics

unrelated to his course of instruction. The faculty

member is ethically and professionaly bound not to

take advantage of his position by introducing into the

classroom discussions irrelevant to his course."

Mr. Hug stated that another faculty member who was disrup-

tive at Governor's Day is alleged to have spent the whole

next day discussing the occurrences of the previous day, the

Governor, the President and the Administration in very vul-

gar terms, in his English classes. That Professor, he said,

should be called to account by the faculty and by the Presi-

dent and should also be terminated from the University if

he cannot appropriately explain his conduct. Mr. Hug noted

that disruption of a regular scheduled University activity

by faculty or students was clearly contrary to University


Dr. Anderson read the following statement:

What are the purposes of and justification for support

of Universities and Colleges? Are they just for persons

to attend for one to several years to acquire an edu-

cation or a degree that will enable the student to get

a better or higher paying job? Are they to prepare the

student for a fuller and better social life fulfillment?

Who supports a University or College? To whom does it

belong? Why is it maintained at such great expense to

the taxpayer; such a great expense borne by our whole

productive Society?

Should the student or the faculty own and run the Uni-

versity at all exclusively? Should either have the full

and final say in how the University is operated? The

student spends his one to several years there and is

then absorbed into Society and the students who pre-

ceded him or the students who follow him may have en-

tirely different ideas on what the policies and func-

tions of the University should be and how it should be

operated. How, then, could there be any real continuity

and policy in purposes and objectives when changed every

year or two by changing classes of students possessed

as yet of little maturity in either business or educa-


Certainly the students and faculty should both be lis-

tened to carefully and their concerns and thoughts for

change complied with whenever desirable and feasible.

But the fallacy of allowing either of them practically

complete authority has been amply demonstrated in the

poor quality of education and the administrative chaos

achieved in some South American and European Universi-

ties that have gone this route. Let us remember that

the University is supported by all of productive so-

ciety and thus is held in trust for Society by all

persons concerned with its operations and support.

Our Board of Regents and our Administrators have be-

lieved for many years that the students' voices should

be heard on many levels, particularly the recognized

student groups and the responsible students who do con-

stitute a vast majority of the total student population,

by the Administrators, on Departmental and other appro-

priate committees, and before the Board of Regents.

This was particularly emphasized at a Board of Regents

meeting nearly two years ago, considerably before the

couple of months ago that Professor Charles Ross, Chair-

man of the Art Department, presented student participa-

tion on Department Committees to the Reno Newspapers as

his special innovation.

During the nearly 14 years I have served on the Board

of Regents, and despite my strong belief and efforts in

listening to and trying to help work out problems at

both student and faculty levels, I have come more and

more to the realization that the University is not just

a helpful and convenient personal property and instru-

ment of either the student or the faculty.

It is owned and supported by Society, hopefully for the

production of a better educated and better adjusted

group of young people who will very soon be somewhat

older and somewhat more financially responsible, and

who will then constitute Society as "the establishment"

or whatever they then choose to call it; and who also

then probably will not wish their Universities, their

political and social institutions and the conduct of

their affairs generally to be dictated by violent

demonstrations or bombings or arsonist acts of the

following generations of students.

I believe the Regents and the Administration and the

Public generally want to listen to non-violent stated

opinions and even demands of students and faculty and

to change or comply when reasonable and feasible.

They want to involve students and faculty in the de-

cision making processes. The Regents have gone along

with all that is reasonable, but I do not believe they

will go along with what is unreasonable or what is


But when anonymous phone calls were made to several

witnesses who were to testify at a recent student ju-

dicial disciplinary hearing threatening to "kill them"

or "shoot them in the back", to threaten harm to mem-

bers of their families if they did testify or other-

wise not comply with demands, that is going too far.

The fact that these and other threats did occur I have

verified, and the fact that they haven't yet happened

does not obviate their potential seriousness.

We have had violence by beatings and threats of worse

and we have had uncontrolled demonstrations, and we

have had fire bombs.

Several of our faculty members helped to lead the re-

cent demonstration on the Reno Campus and at least one

of these led the demonstrators in a raised closed fist

zig heil and other chants during the Governor's Day

ceremonies, a unique and bizarre type of patriotism,

and later encouraged and helped demonstrators to forci-

bly block passage of official cars. I am told by lis-

teners that still another faculty member at a special

student meeting Wednesday evening at the Student Union

building stated, "You should do your thing and if your

thing is burn, then burn". Let us be thankful that

only a few others have acted with similar irresponsi-


The Regents and the University have recently been

accused of racism through a series of Alice in Wonder-

land letters and news releases and news interviews by

an attorney, Mr. Charles Springer, in attempts to

distort facts, and misinform the public with untruths,

half truths and innuendo. He has deliberately attempt-

ed to introduce racism as an issue in a student dis-

ciplinary action where the University and their attor-

ney and the Student Judicial Council were scrupulously

avoiding racism. Springer has attempted to ridicule

the University because it was represented by Mr. Dan

Walsh, Deputy Attorney General. Even Mr. Springer's

short political appointment as Attorney General several

years ago should have taught him that legal counsel is

regularly provided to the University by the Attorney

General and his staff, and that Mr. Walsh sits in on

practically every Board of Regents meeting as Legal


I have noted a resolution recently passed by the

Executive Committee of the University of Nevada, Reno,

Alumni Association, and I would like to have that reso-

lution read here and made, along with these comments,

a part of the minutes of this meeting.

I wish also to comment on demands made at a recent

meeting of an irregular student and faculty group call-

ing itself the United Student Alliance Association that

called for firing of Dr. Robert Mc Queen. This demand

was not answered and was later repeated to at least one

Administrative Officer. Professor Mc Queen has for many

years been one of our finest and most dedicated faculty

members and has worked beyond the line of duty and re-

muneration on the students' behalf as Chairman of the

Committee on Scholarships and Prizes.

In submitting these comments, I move that the Board of

Regents express a vote of confidence and support to both

Mr. Dan Walsh and Professor Robert Mc Queen for the ex-

cellent service they have given to the University.


WHEREAS, Mr. Daniel R. Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney

General, is the Legal Advisor for the Board of Regents

of the University of Nevada, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Walsh was requested by the Board of Re-

gents to conduct a legal study of the proposed "Student

Bill of Rights" which had been submitted to the Board

for adoption as a rule applicable to student-institu-

tional relations, and

WHEREAS, the legal study was limited to describing the

numerous legal problems that could arise through the

application of the "Student Bill of Rights" if adopted

as submitted to the Board, and

WHEREAS, such legal study was prepared by Mr. Walsh and

presented by him to the Student Affairs Committee of the

Board of Regents, and

WHEREAS, almost every recommendation and/or suggestion

advanced by Mr. Walsh was accepted by the Committee on

Student Affairs of the Board of Regents and utlimately

was accepted by the entire Board of Regents, and

WHEREAS, the legal study reflected not only exhaustive

legal research but meritorious efforts including well-

reasoned analysis and sound conclusions,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of the

University of Nevada, Reno, Alumni Association, does

hereby express its deepest gratitude for such out-

standing legal endeavors of Mr. Walsh.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Mr. Daniel R. Walsh be

additionally commended for the exceedingly creditable

manner in which this able lawyer conducted the prose-

cution of the case involving student Jesse Sattwhite

since proceeding pertaining thereto involved extremely

difficult circumstances wherein Mr. Walsh exerted an

enormous amount of energy, zeal and obvious legal


ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY at a regular meeting on April 21,





/s/ Jack I. Mc Auliffe


Dr. Lombardi said he agreed with the statement and said he

believed this expressed the feelings of the entire Board.

Dr. Anderson moved that the Board of Regents formally ex-

press a vote of confidence to Mr. Dan Walsh. Motion second-

ed by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

Dr. Anderson moved that the Board of Regents formally ex-

press a vote of confidence to Robert Mc Queen. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with Mr. Bilbray abstain-

ing, noting that he did not know Dr. Mc Queen and did not,

therefore, have an opinion.

Mr. Seeliger moved that an expression of concern be sent to

Governor Laxalt for the embarrassment caused to him on Gov-

ernor's Day and that a copy of the foregoing discussion be

included. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray and carried with-

out dissent.

Mr. Hug said he would like to have a formal motion to ap-

prove that action which he requested concerning the two

faculty members.

Mr. Jacobsen moved that the two faculty members referred to

by Mr. Hug be investigated by the faculty from the stand-

point of professional ethics and that the Administration

commence proceeding to determine whether action should be

taken by the University.

Mr. Hug noted that the University Code contains a procedure

for termination of personnal (Chapter IV, Section 1). He

further noted that the faculty themselves should take some

action from the standpoint of professional ethics.

Mr. Bilbray suggested that this matter be delayed a month

to permit everyone to cool down.

Dr. Anderson suggested this matter would be more appro-

priately discussed in a personnel session. Dr. Peltier

agreed that names of individuals be confined to personnel


Mr. Jacobsen said he wished to have the names of the two

faculty members included in this motion. Mr. Hug agreed

stating that these two faculty members had made themselves

and their actions highly visible to the general public.

Mr. Jacobsen expanded his motion to direct an investigation

into the activities during the past week of Professor Paul

Adamian and Mr. Fred Maher, and any other faculty who may

be found to have been involved in violations of the Univer-

sity Code, by the faculty from the standpoint of profes-

sional ethics and by the Administration. Motion seconded

by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.

Dr. Lombardi moved that the Administration be directed to

make a similar investigation of student and outside parti-

cipants in any form of violence or disruption and appro-

priate action be taken. Motion seconded by Mr. Jacobsen,

carried without dissent.

Mr. Seeliger asked for a statement from Dr. Peltier about

the timing he would anticipate for an investigation by the


Dr. Peltier stated that the activities of the past week have

been very disturbing to most of the faculty. As a group

they do not sanction activities of these few. He noted

that it injures the reputation of the faculty and the Uni-

versity. Dr. Peltier stated that there are administrative

and faculty procedures for investigation of these violations

and they will proceed with the greatest dispatch.

Mr. Jacobsen read a statement to the Board which he request-

ed be considered as a policy statement.

We, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada

System, wish to commend those students, and faculty, and

Administrative Officers, who helped to keep the demon-

strations this past week on both the Reno and Las Vegas

Campus under control.

We deplore the action of the small minority that were

seeking to disrupt the Governor's Day ceremonies.

We hereby give notice that we will not tolerate mili-

tant action on University property. Any faculty mem-

bers involved in disruption of University activities

and classes, or who are teaching anti-American ideas

and are tearing down our form of Government, will be

immediately dismissed. Students involved in militant,

disruptive action will be suspended.

This action in no way shall be construed as limiting

the right to freedom of speech and to demonstrate. On

the contrary, we recognize these rights and have demon-

strated our feelings through our Administrations. We

point to the many changes that have occurred in the past

few years, including students and faculty particpation

on all levels of Campus government, abolishment of re-

quired R. O. T. C., and countless joint meetings of

faculty, students, Administrators and Regents.

It is our sincere hope that a lesson had been learned

these past trying days. We call upon all factions,

Administration, faculty and students, to work together

to bring about change and to strengthen the operation

of our Nevada System of Higher Education.

We ask them to recognize the privilege and responsi-

bility involved in obtaining the needed education, that

is preparing our young people for the complicated world

of today.

Mrs. Knudtsen questioned the term "immediately dismissed".

Mr. Bilbray said he believed the Board was overreacting.

Mr. Hug suggested that the Board not depart from the Uni-

versity Code.

Mr. Ronzone said he believed that the people who acted

resonably should be recognized.

Mr. Bilbray moved that the Board of Regents commend Presi-

dent Miller and his administrative staff for their conduct

and their considerable efforts in coping with this problem.

He further moved that President Zorn and his administrative

staff be similarly commended.

Motion seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried without dissent.

Mr. Jacobsen moved that the students and faculty who helped

to keep the demonstrations on both Campuses under control

during the past week be commended by the Board of Regents.

Motion seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried without dissent.

Dr. Boord stated that he believed it important not to lose

sight of the comparison between Nevada and what is happen-

ing in other States. He said he would not wish the Board

of the University community to become too negative in re-

spect to the past week's activities.

Dr. Anderson moved that any further discussion be continued

in Executive Session. Motion seconded by Mr. Ronzone,

carried without dissent.

37. Report of the Committee of the Whole

Mr. Hug requested that the Board approve the actions taken

on the previous day by the Committee of the Whole. Actions

were as follows:

(1) Approval of the initiation of the Bachelor of Arts

Program in Social Science at UNLV in the Fall of 1970.

(2) Approval of the following programs for inclusion in

the 1971-73 budget request:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, UNLV

Doctor of Education, UNR

Education Specialist, UNLV

Doctor of Education, UNLV

Master of Science in Computer Science, UNR

Master of Arts in Speech and Theatre Arts, UNLV

Certificate Program in Glassblowing, UNR

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, UNLV

Master of Science in Nursing, UNR

Master of Arts in Psychology, UNLV

Master of Arts and Master of Science in Speech, UNR

Doctor of Business Administration, UNLV

Ph. D. in Business Administration, UNR

Master of Arts in Anthropology/Sociology, UNLV

Bachelor of Sience in Law Enforcement, UNR

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, UNR

(3) Approval of the following calendar for review of new

instructional programs for inclusion in the 1973-75


October, 1970 to April, 1971 - Presentation of new

Phase I or refiling of Phase I presentation previously

made. Presentations will be made at the convenience

of the institutions.

June, 1971 - Review of all Phase I presentations and

decisions made concerning proceeding to Phase II.

July to December 1, 1971 - Phase II presentations at

convenience of institutions.

February, 1972 - Tentative decision made concerning

inclusion of program in 1973-75 budget, subject to

reconsideration when 1973-75 budget presented to the


Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the action of the Committee of the

Whole be confirmed.

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.

Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony