Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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U N I V E R S I T Y OF
In view of the foregoing, I recommend the following: 1. That a Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds be appointed w ho shall have general charge of all janitors and other persons employed to perform labor in the care of buildings and grounds, and personal property about the University; that this officer be authorized to appoint all janitors and workmen necessary to be appointed, and that he also have authority to discharge any janitor or workman, in his department, for cause, at any time. 2. That Mr. A. B. Baker be relieved from service as janitor of University Hall, but that he be retained in the service of the University, and allowed the use of the rooms now occupied by him in the basement of University Hall, and required to show visitors about the University buildings and grounds, and perform such other light service as may be required of him by this office. 3. That the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds have an office in University Hall, and have immediate charge of that building, and that no other janitor for that building be appointed. 4. That when a suitable force of janitors shall have been appointed, application be made to the authorities of the cities of Urbana and Champaign, to commission the members of said force as special policemen, to serve as such about the University buildings and grounds, and without any expense to said cities. 5. That the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds be directed to prohibit any driving through the 0grounds, except by light pleasure carriages, to require all bicycles to keep oh the walks and lawns, and to require all persons to keep off the lawns of the campus between the University buildings.
REQUESTS FOR OPERATING EXPENSES, AND EXTENSION OF APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT.
The following requests have been made for funds for operating expenses and extension of apparatus and equipment for the University departments:
Oratorical contest A r t and design Psychology laboratory Architecture Mechanical engineering $100 00 359 00 1,003 00 2,183 00 1,900 00 2,000 00 500 00 400 00 100 00 75 00 200 00 250 00 200 00 40 00 1,870 00 10,000 00 300 00 5,350 00 530 00 6,500 00 1,750 00 2,500 00 2,735 00 300 00 4,180 00 $45,325 00
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Civil engineering Electrical engineering Municipal and sanitary engineering Theoretical and applied m e c h a n i c s . . Zoology , Chemistry Applied chemistry Geology Physiology Botany and horticulture Agriculture Total
The aggregate of these requests for extension of equipment is more than^ $45,000.00. I am obliged to say, and I say it with regret, that I cannot escape the feeling that many of these requests are made without sufficient discriminating judgment about the necessity or the advisability of such expenditures. Some are made without indicating in what way or for what specific purpose it is proposed to expend the funds which have been appropriated. I think that the heads of departments are bound to exercise sound judgment as to what expenditures are really necessary to meet the needs of their departments, and I also think that they are bound to take into consideration the possibility of meeting the requests they make.