Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 17, 1966

Communication from Mr. May:

Gift and grant forms have been submitted for a gift of 5,000 shares of stock of MacManus, John & Adams, Inc., to Oakland University. This gift was made by Charles F. Adams, who has indicated a willingness for the firm to repurchase the stock at its par value of $1 per share.

I would recommend that the Trustees authorize the sale of the stock at its par value of $1 per share, for a total of $5,000.

Communication from Mr. May:

A gift of ten shares of Ford Motor Company stock has been received by Oakland University from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Hooven. Authorization for the sale of the stock is requested.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. White, it was voted to approve items 1 and 2.

Mr. Varner recommended that the following be awarded honorary degrees at the Oakland University commencement in April:

Professor Mathew Meselson
Dr. Frank Stahl
Mr. Roger Kyes

After considerable discussion, on motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve this recommendation. Mr. Huff and Mr. White wished to be recorded as not voting.

The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions of which Robert Hutchins is the President is sponsoring a 3-day convocation on "The University in America" to be held in Beverly Hills, California, on May 8, 9, and 10. This is on an invitation basis. Michigan State University and Oakland University have been invited to participate. Participation is to include the President or Chancellor or his representative, and a member of the Board of Trustees for each institution. Registration by return mail is requested.

It was agreed that reservation should be filed with the Center for two Trustees and a representative of the President of MSU and the Chancellor of OU.

Communication from Mr. May:

I would like to have you place on the agenda for the Finance Committee an item for discussion of an increase in rates in our dormitories and married housing. We will have materials available to support the following recommendations:

a. That dormitory rates at Michigan State University be increased from $275 to $290 per term.

b. That the monthly rates for the various apartments be increased as follows:

  Married Student Apartments
Student
Faculty
       
  1-Bedroom
$ 94.00
$119.00
  2-Bedroom
100.00
129.00
       
  Permanent Faculty Apartments
Unfurnished
Furnished
       
  0-Bedroom
$ 88.00
$ 95.50
  1-Bedroom
106.00
113.50
  2-Bedroom
119.00
126.00

c. That Dormitory rates at Oakland University be increased from $413 to $443 per semester.

In a discussion Mr. Huff emphasized the inequity that exists that works to the disadvantage of Michigan State University students as a result of our compliance with the legislative requirement of charging the cost of utilities to the residence halls and married housing units, when at the same time the State of Michigan subsidizes the utility costs for such projects at other State Universities. He emphasized that if the Legislature would provide a similar subsidy for Michigan State University and would pay a reasonable rent for educational facilities built into the residence halls, this increase in rates would not be necessary; and that, in fact it would be possible to reduce the rent for married housing units.

After considerable discussion, on motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. White, it was voted to authorize the Secretary and the Chairman of the Board to place this matter before the legislature and to delay action changing the rates to be charged pending the outcome of these discussions. (p.225)

Communication from Mr. May:

Oakland University has had a sum of $1,000 on deposit with the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority which is used to guarantee loans to needy students to the total sum of $20,000. The guaranteed loan is now exhausted, and we wish to supplement the existing deposit with up to $500 which will then make available up to $10,000 for additional guaranteed loans for Oakland University students.

We request that the Board of Trustees authorize Oakland University to increase its deposit with the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority up to $500.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve the above request.

Recommendation for the establishment of an Assistant to the Chancellor AP-X position at an annual rate of $19,000 paid from 91-8501.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, Seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve this item. Mr. Hartman and Mr. White wished to be recorded as voting "no."

Voting by mail, a majority of the Trustees voted to modify the policy for selecting suppliers of printing for the University to become effective immediately, as follows:

Printing for Michigan State University will be awarded to suppliers on the basis of competitive prices and quality work.

Suppliers must demonstrate that their quotations for work are based on prevailing wages and working conditions in the community. These qualifications can be demonstrated by filing with the University purchasing department a certificate of compliance or authorization to affix the union label.

The President reported the receipt of the following telegram on February 11 from the Michigan Senate:

On Friday morning, February 11, the Michigan Senate adopted a resolution requesting state supported colleges and universities to deny their institutions as a forum for communist speakers.

/s/ Raymond D. Dzendzel, Senator Majority Leader

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was unanimously voted to reaffirm approval of the existing speakers policy as originally recommended by the Michigan Coordinating Council for Public Higher Education and adopted by the Trustees December 14, 1962.

Sabbatical leave for Robert G. Hoopes, Professor and Chairman of the English department, at half salary effective September 6, 1966 through December 21, 1966. September 5, 1967. Mr. Hoopes will study in England.

Sabbatical leave for Sheldon L. Appleton, Associate Professor in Political Science, at full salary effective September 6, 1966 through December 21, 1966. Mr. Appleton will study in the area.

Sabbatical leave for Norman Susskind, Associate Professor in Modern Language and Literature, at full salary effective January 3, 1967 through April 22, 1967. Mr. Susskind will study in France.

Appointment of Gilbert Leroy Wedekind as Assistant Professor in the Engineering Department at $4,650ftp effective January 5, 1966 through April 20, 1966.

Appointment of Gilbert Leroy Wedekind as Assistant Professor in the Engineering Department at $9,300 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Joseph Willis DeMent as Associate Professor in the English Department at $10,500 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Richard P. Tucker as Instructor in the History Department at $7,800 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Renate Gerulaitis as Instructor in Modern Language & Literature at $7,800 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Floyd M. Cammack as Associate Professor in Linguistics and Librarian in the Library at $16,000 effective March 1, 1966.

Recommendation for the establishment of an Assistant to the Chancellor AP--X position at $19,000 annually. [Lewis N. Pino]  (p.226)

Transfer of Paul Solonika from Instructor Maker XII, Engineering Shop at $8,640 to Manager AP-V Engineering Shop at $9,040 effective February 1, 1966.

Change in the effective date of the appointment of Lawrence B. Friedman as Assistant Professor of Chemistry from January 1 to August 15, 1966.

Personnel action

Establish an Assistant to the Dean AP-IX position in Engineering.

Establish a. Manager, Scholar Shop, and Administrative Assistant, Community Relations, AP-I position in Information Services, paid 2/3 from 31-3930 and 1/3 from 91-8701.

Reclassify a. Senior Library Clerk IV to an Office Assistant, Instructional Materials Center VII position in the Library.

Reclassify an Account X to an Accountant AP-III position in the Student Center.

Bids were taken on February 8 for addition of the boiler and other improvements to the heating system. Following is a tabulation of the bids:

  Benjamin Muskovitz Company
$116,611
  Eames & Brown, Inc.
123,000
  Kruchko Plumbing and Heating
130,937
  Zeni and Maguire Company
139,300
  Brady Plumbing and Heating Company
139,950
  John E. Green Plumbing and Heating Company
144,000
  Laya Plumbing and Heating
145,250
  L.L. McConachie Company
151,000
  W. J. Rewoldt
174,900

The low bid has been examined by Oakland's consulting engineers and found to be acceptable. It is our recommendation that the Board of Trustees award a contract for this project to the Benjamin Muskovitz Company in the amount of $116,611, and that the following project budget be approved:

  Construction
$116,611
  Engineering Fees
6,996
  Performance Bonds and Contingencies
4,393
   
$128,000

The funds for this project are included in the $180,000 capital outlay appropriation made for the improvements to the Oakland University heating plant.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above item.

Gifts and Grants

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

$22,390.94 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee; $20,000 for account 32-3362 and $2,390.94 for account 32-3228.

For Scholarship Account 32-3228:

$100 from Glenn R. Brooks of Rochester
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Noel A. Buckner of Orchard Lake
$15 from Chan H. Chin of Warren
$499.80 from Robert M. Critchfield of Pontiac
$1,000 from Detroit Bank & Trust of Detroit
$500 from Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Haupt of Clarkston
$18 from Desmond Ivey of Sarnia, Ontario
$2.50 from Ruth M. Kurz of Royal Oak
$20 from Bruce A. Milligan of East Lansing
$660 from the National Foundation of Rochester
$660 from the National Twist Drill and Tool Company of Rochester
$500 from O'Dell, Hewlett and Luckenba.ch of Birmingham
$48 from John Taylor of Rochester
$3,427.13 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee

For Restricted Scholarship Account 32-3220:

$7,300 from the General Motors Scholarship Program
$1,500 from the Mary Louise Johnson Foundation Scholarship of Detroit

For Awards Account 32-3359:

$150 from Business and Professional Women's Club of Troy
$604 from the Daily Tribune of Royal Oak
$150 from Jean Ott Scholarship of Pontiac
$315 from Rockford Public Schools
$162 from Woman's National Farm & Garden Association of Union Lake (p.227)

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner:

10 shares of Ford Motor Company stock valued at $546.25 from Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Hooven of Bloomfield Hills for the Discretionary Gift Fund.

5,000 shares of MacManus, John & Adams, Inc., preferred stock valued at $5,000 from Charles F. Adams of Birmingham; proceeds of the sale, of the stock to be used to support the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

$40,000 from The Rockefeller Foundation of New York City to enable the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to participate for one additional week in the Meadow Brook Music Festival during the 1966, 1967, and 1968 seasons.

On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve all Oakland University items.

Additional payments:

  Gwen Breitmoser
$12.60
  Leonard Chisholm
75.00
  George Rawick
20.00
  Nancy Schwalm
14.22
  Reuben Torch
20.00
  Carmen Urla
20.00
(p. 228)

 


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