Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
2. That the present Board of Direction be continued and its name changed to that of the Experiment Station Advisory Board, and that it be directed torecognize the Director above provided for as the executive officer of all Station affairs, charged with the duties above set forth. 3. That the position of Assistant Professor of Agricultural Physics be created, at a salary of $1,200.00 per year; that the position of Instructor in Dairying be created at a salary of $800.00 per year; that the Executive Committee be authorized to fill these positions, if practicable to do so, before theopening of the fall term. 4. That the salary of the Professor of Animal Husbandry, that of the Assistant Professor of Soils and Crops, and those of the Assistant Horticulturist (the salary hereafter to be $1,000.00 per year) a/id the Instructor in Dairying be equally divided between the University and the Agricultural Experiment Station, and that the salary of the Professor of Veterinary Science be equally divided between the University, the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Vaccine Laboratory account. 5. That the Agricultural Experiment Station staff shall be comprised of the following officials, who shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees only: Director, Assistant in charge of Dairy ExperiAgriculturist, ments, Assistant Agriculturist, Entomologist, Botanist, Horticulturist, Assistant Botanist, Assistant Horticulturist, Chemist, Veterinarian. It will be remembered that by previous action of the Board the book accounts of the Experiment Station and all of the business transactions thereof have been transferred to the care of the regular administrative officers of the University. If the foregoing plan should be adopted, all of the business of the Experiment Station will really be controlled directly by the Board of Trustees through the regular administrative officers of the University. Very truly yours,
A. S. DRAPER,
President* P r e s i d e n t D r a p e r p r e s e n t e d t h e following p a p e r c o n c e r n i n g t h e m u s i c d e p a r t m e n t . T h i s was referred to t h e C o m m i t t e e on I n s t r u c tion, a n d later d u r i n g t h e session t h e C o m m i t t e e reported, r e c o m m e n d i n g t h e approval of t h e r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s , a n d t h e r e p o r t of t h e C o m m i t t e e was adopted.
To the Board of Trustees. The Music Department established a year ago has been as successful as could have been expected during the first year. The work of Professor Jones r from an artistic point of view, ha§ been highly satisfactory. Miss Elinor Edwina Ellsworth, who was employed as instructor in vocal music at the beginning of the year, was obliged.to resign on account of ill-health, at the end of the fall term, and her place was filled by the appointment of Miss Adeline Whitney Rowley. Miss Rowley is a capable vocalist and a conscientious teacher. The work of these persons has stimulated the musical interests of the University to an extent which is unprecedented. The number of pupils these teachers have had has not been large, but their tuition fees would more than half pay the salaries of the instructors. Mr. W. L. Steele, a student of the -senior class, who was given a special scholarship in music last year has trained the military band to a point of proficiency never before reached in the University, which has made it a most important feature in our University life. Unfortunately he has determined to engage in other employment next year and his services are not to be available to us.