12/29/1916

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 29-30, 1916
 



12-29-1916
Volume OD - Pages 669-676

                         Reno, Nevada
                      December 29, 1916

The adjourned meeting of the Board of Regents met this date
in the President's office at the University and was called to
order by Chairman Henderson at 10:15 A.M.

Present were Chairman Henderson, Mr. W. E. Pratt, Mr. A. A.
Codd, Dr. J. J. Sullivan, Mr. J. W. O'Brien, and also President
Hendrick.  Regent Codd was appointed Secretary Pro Tem.

Minutes of the meeting of December 28th were read and approved.

The communication of December 17, 1916, from the representatives
of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, was read
by the Chairman.  The communication was ordered filed with the
Secretary, and on motion of Regent Dr. J. J. Sullivan it was
unanimously resolved that the request and recommendations of
the Associated Students of the University of Nevada be approved,
and that there be included in the budget to be presented to the
next Legislature the sum of $2400 annually or a total of $4800
for the purposes enumerated in said communication.  Upon a vote
being called, all voted aye.

Moved by Regent Codd, that the salary of Miss Louise M. Sissa
be raised from $1200 per annum to $1500, beginning January 1,
1917.  Upon vote being called, all voted aye.

Moved by Regent Pratt that Walter S. Palmer be made Professor of
Metallurgy, and be Head of that Department, at a salary of $2200
per annum, beginning Jan 1, 1917.  Upon vote being called, all
voted aye.

Moved by Regent O'Brien that the recommendation of Director
C. A. Norcross of the Agricultural Division, asking for an
increase of $950 over the amount on the previously submitted
budget be approved.  Record vote:  all voted aye.

Moved by Regent Codd that the following resolution be adopted,
and spread upon the minutes:  on vote being taken, all voted aye.

                       RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, on March 19, 1915, the resignation of Mrs. A. E.
     Kaye as Matron of Manzanita Hall, was accepted to take
     effect September 1, 1915, to carry into effect the plan
     of the University organization to include the duties of
     Matron within the larger field of work of a proposed Dean
     of Women, as set forth in the minutes of the Board of
     Regents of such date, and

     WHEREAS, such resignation was accepted without reference in
     the minutes of the Board of Regents to the high esteem in
     which Mrs. Kaye personally and her work as Matron, during
     her eight years of service, were held by the members of the
     Board,

     RESOLVED, that such inadvertent omission be hereby corrected
     and the minutes of this date show the expression of appre-
     ciation as above declared, and that a copy of this resolu-
     tion be immediately forwarded to Mrs. Kaye.

Moved by Dr. J. J. Sullivan that the laboratory equipment and
supplies of the late Dr. O. P. Johnstone, as inventoried by Dr.
Mullin, be purchased for the University of Nevada, for a sum not
to exceed One Thousand dollars ($1000).  Upon record vote being
taken, all voted aye.

Motion made by Regent A. A. Codd that the gas bill of $27.70 in
dispute with the Reno Power Light and Water Company, be paid.
Upon record vote being taken, all voted aye.

Motion made by Regent Dr. J. J. Sullivan, that the balance of the
disputed claims of the Reno Power Light and Water Company be left
in the hands of the President and that if in his judgment claims
were just, that they be ordered paid.  Upon record vote being
taken, all voted aye.

Motion made by Regent O'Brien that Mr. Paul Gaston be allowed the
sum of $500 to audit the books of the University of Nevada from
July 1st to December 31, 1916.  Vote was taken and all voted aye.

Motion by Regent J. J. Sullivan that the Biennial Report made by
Chairman Henderson be adopted and sent to the Governor as
required by law.  Upon a record vote being called, the same was
as follows:

          Regent Sullivan   Aye    Regent Codd    Aye
          Regent Henderson  Aye    Regent Pratt   Aye
          Regent O'Brien    Aye

Regent Sullivan presented the following resolution and moved for
its adoption, all voting aye:

                        RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, certain criticisms have been directed against the
     Board of Regents and the President of the University during
     the past year, and especially during the last campaign,
     wherein serious charges affecting the administration of the
     University, the integrity of the President of the Univer-
     sity and members of the Board in connection with their of-
     ficial acts, and

     WHEREAS, these statements were given wide publicity in
     State publications and otherwise, and

     WHEREAS, it is undoubtedly true that a very substantial
     number of people of the State have been led to believe
     that such adverse statements are true in whole or in part,
     and,

     WHEREAS, we believe that the welfare of the University and
     the commonest principles of justice demand that the truth
     or falsity of these charges and declarations be determined
     at an early day by a vigorous and impartial investigation,

     THEREFORE, RESOLVED, that a formal request be, and is hereby
     made the Governor of the State that this matter be brought
     to the earliest attention of the Legislature to the end
     that a searching inquiry and investigation be made by that
     body with power behind such investigation to compel the
     attendance and testimony of witnesses under oath and to
     bring out the truth of its findings, and

     RESOLVED FURTHER, That a certified copy of this resolution
     be forwarded to the Governor of this State, attested by the
     President and Secretary of the Board of Regents.

The following resolution was presented by Regent Codd on the
resignation of Miss Bardenwerper, Associate Professor of Home
Economics, and on motion was adopted.  Record vote being called
for, all voted aye.

                        RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, Miss Kate Bardenwerper, Associate Professor of Home
     Economics, has tendered her resignation, to be effective
     July first, 1917; and

     WHEREAS, Miss Bardenwerper has long been connected with the
     institution as a teacher from 1894 to 1899, and has since
     1904 been in charge of the Department of Home Economics; and

     WHEREAS, we most highly appreciate the service which Miss
     Bardenwerper has given to the University in this Department;
     therefore

     BE IT RESOLVED, that we express to her the kindly wishes of
     this Board for her continued health and happiness, and that
     we make grateful acknowledgement to her for the service
     which she rendered to the University and the State, and
     express to her our deep regret that the University is not
     to have her services any longer, and that this resolution
     be spread upon the minutes and a copy sent to Miss
     Bardenwerper.

                              Chairman Board of Regents
                              University of Nevada

     December 29, 1916

The following resolution was presented by Regent Codd on the
resignation of Miss Laura de Laguna, Professor of Romanic
Languages and on motion was adopted.  Record vote:  all aye:

                          RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, Miss Laura de Laguna, Professor of Romanic
     Languages had presented her resignation, to be effective
     July 1, 1917; an

     WHEREAS, Miss de Laguna has been identified with this
     institution since 1896; and

     WHEREAS, there has grown up under her guidance a very
     excellent Department of Romanic Languages; therefore

     BE IT RESOLVED that we express to Miss de Laguna our deep
     regret at her decision to sever her connection with the
     University, that we acknowledge the fine service she has
     given to the University and the State in her Department,
     and that we express to her the best wishes of this Board
     for her continued health and happiness, and that this
     resolution be spread upon the minutes and a copy be
     addressed to Miss de Laguna.

                           Chairman Board of Regents
                           University of Nevada

The following resolution on the resignation of Dr. Louise Fargo
Brown was presented by Regent O'Brien, and on motion was adopted,
record vote being taken, all voting aye.

                          RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, Dr. Louise Fargo Brown, Dean of Women and
     Associate Professor of History, has presented her resig-
     nation, to be effective July first, 1917; and

     WHEREAS, we are appreciative of the constructive work which
     Miss Brown has done as the first Dean of Women in this
     institution; and

     WHEREAS, we sympathize with her desire to continue in her
     field of History, in which field she has already won
     distinction; therefore

     BE IT RESOLVED, that we express regret at her decision to
     sever her connection with the University and we express to
     her the best wishes of this Board for her continued success
     and happiness and that this resolution to spread upon the
     minutes, and a copy sent to Dr. Brown.

                             Chairman Board of Regents
                             University of Nevada

     December 29, 1916

Motion made by Regent Codd, that the budget as prepared by
President Hendrick be adopted, and record vote being taken, all
voted aye.

These minutes were read and approved.

Motion to adjourn was made and carried.

                             Charles B. Henderson
                             Chairman

A. A. Codd
Secretary Pro Tem