Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
The numbers taking the various subjects were as follows: Botany, 10; Mathematics, 10; Physiology, 7; Chemistry and Zoology, 6 each; English Literature, History, Pedagogy, 5 each; Rhetoric and Physical Culture : 4 each; Political Economy, 3; Psychology and German, 2 each; Manual Training, 1. The total expenditures, as shown by the statement of the business agent were over $100.00 less than the appropriation and the fees. The facts show that the session was a failure. The number enrolled was twelve less than last year. All the indications pointed to an increase, and your director expected between seventy-five and one hundred students. The school had been more widely advertised than before, advertisements having been inserted in two of the leading educational journals and between fifteen and twenty thousand circulars having been distributed among the teachers of the state. From conversations with those who attended and from reports from surrounding towns, I believe that the cause of the small attendance was the "small-pox scare" from which Champaign and Urbana suffered in the early part of the summer. I have no recommendation to make as to the continuance of the summer school. I regard it, however, as exceedingly doubtful whether a large number can ever be gotten together here during the summer. If the school should be continued the session should last six weeks. Respectfully submitted,
Director. President Graham presented a report upon withholding warrants for salary for sereral months from certain professors and employes who had resigned. On motion of Mr. McLean, it was ordered that the salaries of Professor Eckhoff, Mrs. Bruner, and Mr. F . H . Dodge, be paid to September 1, 1895. On motion of Mr. McLean, it was ordered that Professor Bruner be not paid for the months of J u l y and August, 1895. On motion of Mr. McLean, it was ordered that Mr. Parker's salary be paid to September 1, 1895, and that his services cease at that time, except as he may be employed at a fixed salary by the Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds. On motion of Mr. Morgan, it was ordered that Mr. A. B. Baker be paid at the rate of $500 a year from and after August 1, 1895. On motion of Mr. McLean, it was ordered that the expenses of persons in charge of the examination of candidates for admission to medical colleges be paid. On motion of Dr. Smith, it was voted that $100 be appropriated for compensation of an assistant in the military department, the appointment to be made by President Draper. President Draper presented the report of the Agricultural Experiment Station.