05/29/1900
UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 29-30, 1900








05-29-1900

Volume OC - Pages 191-195



                         Reno, Nevada

                         May 29, 1900



The Board of Regents met at their Office at 8:30 A.M. Tuesday,

May 29, 1900, a full Board being present.



Minutes of February 19, 1900 and April 25, 1900 were read and

approved.



It was moved, seconded and carried that Professor J. M. Wilson

be authorized to be absent from the University from time to time

to do such work in California in connection with his Irrigation

duties until the first of October, 1900.



The invitation of the Senior Class for 1900 to attend the annual

reception Thursday evening, May 31, was accepted with thanks.



The Board adjourned until 2:00 P.M., this day.



The honorary members of the State Board of Visitors met in the

Regents Room at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 29, 1900, the following

members being present:



    M. S. Bonnifield, Chairman     Humboldt County

    J. W. Freeman                  Churchill County

    Andrew Manto                   Nye County

    T. V. Julien                   Washoe County

    Bert S. Smith                  Eureka County



Board met at 2:00 P.M., May 29.  All members present.



President Stubbs placed the following names in nomination:



    Charles P. Brown for the position of Professor of Metallurgy

    at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred dollars commencing

    with July 1, 1900.



    Mr. L. S. J. Winkle for the position of Professor of Mining

    and Civil Engineering at an annual salary of Twenty-Five

    Hundred dollars, commencing with September 1, 1900.



    Miss Maude M. Wheeler for the position of Instructor in Latin

    and Mathematics at a salary of Seven Hundred dollars per an-

    num, commencing with September 1, 1900.



    Miss Elizabeth S. Stubbs to the position of Secretary to the

    President at a salary of Six Hundred per annum from September

    1, 1900.



    Miss Ada F. Edwards to the position of Instructor in Hygiene

    at a salary of Six Hundred dollars per annum from September

    1, 1900.



    Professor Henry Thurtell to the position of Dean of the

    Faculty and Professor of Mathmatics.



All of the above nominations was duly confirmed.



President Stubbs recommended a leave of absence to Samuel B.

Doten for 9 months for study in the Department of Experiment Sta-

tions at Washington D. C. to take effect September 1, 1900.



Upon motion, the leave of absence was granted to Mr. Doten with-

out salary.



It was moved, seconded and carried out that the communication of

Professor Phillips of this date be spread upon the minutes and

the following reply be ordered and signed by the President of

the Board of Regents:



    Hon. J. N. Evans,

    Chairman of the Board of Regents of the

    Nevada State University



    Sir:



    I desire to make a statement to the Board of Regents of the

    facts and conditions, and their effect upon me, that led up

    to my action of last January, and to show the reasons for my

    belief that I was justified in that action.  Since your

    peremptory dismissal of me from the faculty of the University

    I have felt it a duty that I owe to myself to make a state-

    ment.



    I further desire to show that your official action concerning

    me at the meeting of January 16 was based entirely upon false

    premises.



    I pray for the privilege of going before the Board at this

    meeting to make such statements, and I furthermore desire

    to have Dr. Stubbs and Professor Thurtell present.



                             Respectfully yours,



                             J. Warne Phillips



    Received at 9:30 A.M., May 29, 1900.



                             Geo. H. Taylor

                             Secretary



    Office of the Board of Regents

    State University

    Reno, Nev.



    May 29, 1900



    Dr. J. Warne Phillips

    Reno, Nevada



    Dear Sir:



    On the 13th day of January, 1900, in the absence of both

    the President and Acting President of the University, when

    the students were laboring under great excitement which re-

    quired the active influence of every member of the faculty

    to prevent overt acts of insubordination, you wrote and

    published in one of the newspapers of Reno the following

    letter:



                             Reno, Nevada, January 13, 1900



    Prof. Henry Thurtell,

    Acting President of the University



    My dear Sir:



    I learn from the University bulletin that our honored and

    esteemed associate, Prof. R. D. Jackson, has resigned the

    Professorship of Mining and Metallurgy in the University,

    which, it is intimated, has been forced from him.  Official-

    ly, as a member of the faculty, I know nothing of it.  The

    faculty has not been convened to inaugurate the work of the

    term.  No statement has been made and no opportunity has

    been given us to express the deep regret we feel on account

    of his departure.



    I regret that I am impelled to say that I cannot meet my

    students to given them instruction until the faculty receives

    a statement from the President or the Board of Regents vin-

    dicating their recent action taken in regard to Professor

    Jackson and removing the cloud under which he is leaving us.



    I desire you, in your official capacity, to have my classes

    taken care of, that my students may not suffer from my ac-

    tion.



                             Respectfully yours,



                             J. Warne Phillips



    You acted as you stated by your letter you would act until

    the Board met, January 16, 1900.  You neither performed nor

    offered to perform any of your duties.  You neither apolo-

    gized nor offered to apologize for publishing such a letter

    or for your neglect of duty.  For these acts and omissions

    of yours, we, on the 16th day of January, removed you from

    your position as a Professor of the University.  On the 28th

    day of May, 1900, you sent us the following communication:



    Hon. J. N. Evans

    Chairman of the Board of Regents of the

    Nevada State University



    Sir:



    I desire to make a statement to the Board of Regents of the

    facts and conditions, and their effect upon me, that led up

    to my action of last January and to show the reasons for my

    belief that I was justified in that action.  Since your per-

    emptory dismissal of me from the faculty of the University,

    I have felt it a duty that I owe to myself to make a state-

    ment.



    I further desire to show that your official action concern-

    ing me at the meeting of January 16th was based entirely

    upon false premises.  I pray for the privilege of going be-

    fore the Board at this meeting to make such statements, and

    I furthermore desire to have Dr. Stubbs and Professor

    Thurtell present.



                             Respectfully yours,



                             J. Warne Phillips



    After having over three months to reflect, you wish to ap-

    pear before us to make a statement, in which you propose

    showing that our action in removing you was based upon false

    premises.  As you wrote and published the letter above quoted

    and as you neglected your duties as you threatened to do, and

    as we removed you for these causes, we fail to see what good

    purpose would be reached by your making a statement to us.



    By order of the Board.   Respectfully,



                             J. N. Evans,

                             President



Nevada State University,

Reno, Nevada



To the Honorable Board of Regents of the

Nevada State University



Gentlemen:



I recommend that the degrees as approved by the faculty of the

University be confirmed by your Honorable Board.



                             Very respectfully yours,



                             J. E. Stubbs,

                             President



Approved by the Board of Regents, May 29, 1900, as follows:



    Nevada State University

    Registrar's Office



    Dr. Joseph E. Stubbs,

    President

    Nevada State University



    Dear Sir:



    At a meeting held this day the faculty recommended for grad-

    uation the following students:



    For the degree of Bachelor of Science, School of Agriculture:



        John Hitchcock Chism



    For the degree of Bachelor of Arts, School of Liberal Arts:



        Mary Eugenia Arnot

        Ida May Holmes

        Lucy Grimes

        John Birchin Jones

        Scott Elliott Jameson

        George Allen Leavitt

        Clara Angelina Rammelkamp

        Amelia May North

        Margaret Elizabeth Rousseau

        Frances Adina Skinner

        Carlotta Dodd



    For the degree of Bachelor of Science, School of Mines:



        William Frank Berry

        Alfred Merritt Smith

        William Harry Brule

        Gustave Harry Sielaff

        Daniel William Gault

        William Francis Norris

        David Walker Hayes



    The faculty beg leave to recommend further that the degree

    of Bachelor of Science be conferred on Edward Emory Hardack

    and that he be graduated regularly from the School of Mines.

    Also, that the degree of Mining Engineer be conferred upon

    John M. L. Henry, a graduate of the class of 1896 who has

    completed the necessary amount of study and work to entitle

    him to said degree.



    We recommend further, that the following students be graduat-

    ed from the four year course in Nevada State Normal School:



        Alice Comerford

        Sadie May Hatherell

        Florence Rosaline Wittenberg

        Frances Kerby

        Ethel May Peckham

        Margaret Veronica O'Brien

        Vernie Adelia Frazer

        Edna Willma Bean

        Teresa Janet Fitzgerald

        Myrtle Montrose

        Mabel Spinner



    From the three year course:



        Martha Hinch

        Llora E. Hurff

        Isabel A. Nay

        Ada Belle Pitt

        Mae Eunice Pearson



    All of which is respectfully submitted.



                             Robert Lewers, Registrar

                             Nevada State University

                             May 28, 1900, Registrar's Office



Regent Deal moved, seconded by Starrett, that the President and

faculty be authorized to publish a quarterly magazine devoted

to University work when the advertising and subscriptions reached

a sufficient amount to cover expenses of publishing said maga-

zine.



Upon motion of Regent Deal, seconded by Regent Starrett, the

Secretary of the Board was authorized to issue a letter of rec-

ommendation to Professor Hillman on his retirement from the Uni-

versity in August next.