Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
subject to military duty, objected to service in the band, although their services were highly necessary to its efficiency. It is needless to say that the military band is a very important element in our University life. I can readily see, moreover, that it is quite a tax upon students and that there is considerable ground for the feeling on their part that they should be excused from band service when they are no longer subject to military duty. I am informed that it would be satisfactory to a number of students of this class to continue their service in the band if their term fees were returned, and I therefore recommend that the term fees be hereafter returned to such students as may be approved by the professor of military science, who, though no longer subject to military duty, shall continue their service in the band, upon condition that they sign an agreement to be obedient to all orders of the constituted authorities of the University touching the military band, and that they remain in such service throughout the year up to and including the day of the annual commencement. *
CORPS OF INSTRUCTION.
The time has come, it seems to me, when it is imperatively necessary for the Board of Trustees to take action defining the proper classification of the members of the instructional force, and prescribing* the duties and prerogatives of the several classes. There has been no friction in the force during the year and we have no reason to anticipate any, but I think it would be a relief to all of the members if their prerogatives and duties were defined by action of the Board of Trustees. Some changes are imminent in the force. Professor James Dowden Bruner has tendered his resignation. Miss Elizabeth Cutting Cooley (now Mrs. Bruner) has likewise tendered her resignation. Professor William J. Eckoff has tendered his resignation of the position of professor of pedagogy. These several resignations are herewith transmitted. Professor Edward Snyder, absent during the year on leave, and Assistant Professor James McLaren White, also absent during the year on leave, have indicated their readiness to resume work at the beginning of the next University year. For the position "of professor of pedagogy I respectfully recommend the appointment of Mr. Arnold Tompkins. For the position in the department of Romance languages, made vacant by the resignation of Professor Bruner, I recommend the appointment of Mr. George D. Fairfield, with the title of Asssistant Professor of Romance Languages. I recommend the establishment of a department of Political Science, and the appointment thereto of Mr. Charles W. Tooke, with the title of Assistant Professor of Political Science. I recommend the establishment of a department of Mediaeval History and recommend the appointment thereto of Mr. Frank Zinkeisen, with the title of Assistant Professor of History. For the position of Director of Physical Culture I recommend the appointment of Mr. Henry H. Everett. For the position of Director of Physical Culture for Women I recommend the appointment of Miss Ella H. Morrison. I also recommend the appointment of Mr. George A. Huff as assistant director of the gymnasium and coach of the athletic teams. Mr. Huff will come to the service of the University for $1,000.00 during the next year and the athletic teams are willing to defray one-half of the expense involved. The department of physical culture and athletics has so developed as to make this step advisable, and I think we are fortunate in being able to secure the services of so good on assistant as Mr. Huff has shown himself to be. At the last meeting of the Board I was, by resolution, directed to ascertain for what expense it would be possible to establish a department of music in the University, and have given considerable attention to the matter. As the result of my investigation I learn that it is possible to establish such a depart-