Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 21, 1966

Chancellor Varner recommends an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree to be awarded to Sargent Shriver on April 23 at Commencement exercises. Sargent Shriver is to be the commencement speaker.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Chancellor Varner requested that he be authorized to proceed with the construction of a ticket booth for the Meadow Brook Music Festival at a total cost of not to exceed $20,000.

He plans to have a professional estimator estimate the cost of this project and then he will proceed to negotiate with a contractor or house builder to build it within the estimate.

This project has been put out for bids and all bids were rejected because of the high cost.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve this item with the understanding that Mr. Varner will report back to the Trustees after the project is completed, giving the actual cost and other details.

Chancellor Varner recommends the cancellation of the arrangements recently approved by the Trustees covering the employment of Glen Paulsen and Associates to do the long-time Oakland campus planning, because Mr. Paulsen has not been able to employ the assistants required.

He recommends the employment of Johnson, Johnson and Roy of Ann Arbor for this assignment, subject to the approval by the State Budget Office.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. White, it was voted to approve the above.

It is recommended that the Trustees authorize the sale of the following stocks which have been accepted from donors:

27 shares of Proctor & Gamble Company stock received from David L. Gamble for the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

60 shares of Eaton & Howard Stock Fund stock received from Mark V. Burlingame for credit to his President's Club commitment for 1966.

12 shares of General Motors Corporation common stock. At the January Trustees' meeting 2 shares of Class A stock in GM Shares, Inc. was received from 0. E. Hunt as a gift for the Oakland University Scholarship Fund. Subsequently the stock was converted into 12 shares of General Motors Corporation common stock.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Sabbatical leave for William G. Hammerle, Professor in the Engineering Department, at full salary effective July 1, 1966 through December 31, 1966. Mr. Hammerle will study at Stanford and Oakland Universities.

Leave for Thomas M. Jenkins, Instructor in the Mathematics Department, no salary effective August 15, 1966 through August 14, 1967. Mr. Jenkins will study at Yale University.

Appointment of Ross Alexander Norris, Instructor in the Art Department at $8,800 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Francis M. Butterworth, Assistant Professor in Biology at $9,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of William C. Forbes, Associate Professor in Biology at $13,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Norton C. Seeber, Associate Professor in Business Administration & Economics at $12,000, effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Siddheshwar Mittra, Associate Professor in Business Administration & Economics at $13,000, effective August 15, 1966.

Charles Wesley Akers appointed as Professor in the History Department at $13,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Leonardas V. Gerulaitis as Instructor in History Department at $8,000 effective September 1, 1966.

Appointment of Anne H. Tripp as Assistant Professor in History Department at $8,000 effective August 15, 1966 through August 14, 1967.

Appointment of Louis Richard Bragg, Professor in the Mathematics Department at $15,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Charles Peter Lawes, Instructor in Mathematics Department at $9,300 effective August 15, 1966. (p.233)

Appointment of Jogindar Singh Ratti, Assistant Professor in Mathematics Department at $10,500, effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Harvey Alvin Smith, Associate Professor in Mathematics Department at $13,500, effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of John M. McKinley as Associate Professor in Physics Department at $12,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Thomas William Casstevens, Assistant Professor in Political Science Department at $9,500, effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Ralph J. Schillace, Instructor in Psychology Department at $7,900 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Irving Torgoff as Associate Professor in Psychology Dept. at $11,500 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Harold Charles Cafone as Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at $9,700 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of F. James Clatworthy as Instructor in Teacher Education at $8,200 effective August 15, 1966.

Transfer for Bernard Toutant from the Business Office as Cashier & Voucher Auditor at $7,000 to Assistant to the Director, Meadow Brook Music Festival at $7,500, effective April 1, 1966.

Transfer for Howard A. Coffin from Assistant VII, University Relations at $4,638 to Assistant AP-I, University Relations at $6,420, effective May 1, 1966.

Change in salary for Rockne DeLauney, Special Accountant AP-II, Business office from $7,800 to $8,300, effective April 1, 1966.

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel as follows:

Establish an Executive Secretary VIII position in the Chancellor's Office

Reclassify a Supervisor-Office VIII to a Supervisor-Office AP-I position in University Services.

Approval of the third semester payments to regular staff members in the total amount of $114,699.

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

The officers of the Student Activities Coordinating Committee called on me a few days ago to propose that they be authorized to assess each student $10 per semester as an activities fee. Of the $10, $5 would be used to finance an addition to the Oakland Center and $5 to finance an enriched program of speakers and cultural activities on campus.

This is an articulate and representative group of students, and they have done a good job this year in getting the situation turned around here on campus. After listening to their proposal, I made these observations:

The $5 per semester for financing the addition to the Oakland Center is not necessary. We can cover this out of our present fee allocation, and will have a proposal for the Board of Trustees on this and other such matters at the May meeting.

We have already assessed a new $5 student health fee to provide an expanded health service, and the chances are good that the Board will announce an increase in the Board-and-Room rates at an early date. In view of this, I felt that we should minimize any increase in student activities fees.

Any increase in fees for student activities should be thoroughly discussed with the student body and some adequate facts should be submitted to me that there is general support for such an increase.

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the student leaders conducted a referendum on campus in which they proposed two things:

The student activities fee be increased by $3 per semester for the purpose of enriching the cultural activities program on campus, and
A $1 a semester fee be added to support the student newspaper.

Forty-eight percent of all full-time students voted in this referendum. Eighty-two percent voted in favor of the increase for student activities, and 69 percent voted in favor of the increase for student publications.(p.234)

In view of this action on the part of the students and on the recommendation of the Dean of Students, I am recommending that we be authorized to collect $3 per student per semester for the enriched cultural activities program and $1 per semester for support of the student newspaper, beginning in the fall of 1966. Expenditure of the income derived from the new student activities fee will be managed by a representative student group under the direction of the Dean of Students and the University Business Office.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve all the foregoing Oakland University Items.

Gifts and Grants

Gift of a Thermofax copier, an overhead projector, a portable overhead projector, and transparencies and other materials used by these machines valued at $3,000 from Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company of Detroit for the Instructional Materials Center.

Gift of a Hammond electric organ, a tone cabinet, and vibrachimes valued at $2,100 from Rinehart S. Bright of Bloomfield Hills for the Music Department.

Grants as follows to be used for scholarship purposes:

$7,300 from General Motors Corporation of Detroit for the restricted scholarship account.

$7,175 from General Motors Corporation of Detroit for scholarship account 32-3227.

$52 from John Taylor of Rochester for scholarship account 32-3228.

For the awards account 32-3359:

$250 from Miles Laboratories, Inc., of Elkhart, Indiana
$100 from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Royal Oak

For the Meadow Brook School of Music Scholarship account 32-3362:

$100 from Lillian Givens
$100 from the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs of Grand Rapids
$200 from the Birmingham Musicale

Grant of $3,000 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare of Washington to be used under the direction of Don Iodice in Foreign Languages for the Institute for Advanced Study in Modern Foreign Languages.

Grant of $4,793 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of Gladys Rapoport in Student Employment for the college work-study program.

Grant of $10,000 from Mrs. Elizabeth H. Gossett of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner to purchase a portrait of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes.

Grant of $800 from Mr. and Mrs. Theodore 0. Yntema of Detroit to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the Discretionary Gift Fund.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:

$50 from Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Audette of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Applequist of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Adams of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Carlson of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bordinat, Jr., of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. De Lorenzo of Birmingham
$500 from Federal-Mogul Corporation of Detroit
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Max M. Fisher of Detroit
$25 from Mr. and Mrs. John S. French of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Goad of Bloomfield Hills
$25 from Dr. and Mrs. Alexander H. Hirschfeld of Berkley
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Jones of Bloomfield Hills
$2,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Semon E. Knudsen of Birmingham
$1,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Kyes of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Elgar F. Laux of Birmingham
$100 from Roland A. Mewhort of Birmingham
$25 from Judge and Mrs. Arthur E. Moore of Royal Oak
$250 from Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Polk of Detroit
$50 from Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Proctor of Birmingham
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Secrest of Dearborn
$250 from Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Skinner-of Bloomfield Hills
$50 from Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strickland of Birmingham
$250 from Mr. and Mrs. George T. Trumbull of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mrs. Theodore O. Yntema of Bloomfield Hills
27 shares of Proctor & Gamble Company stock valued at $1,917 from David L. Gamble of Grosse Pointe.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Whiter it was voted to accept the above Gifts and Grants.(p. 235)

The following alterations. and improvements were authorized and charged to Alterations and Improvements, account 91-9163:

  a. Hook up new equipment in the Science Building
$ 560.00
  b.

Install partitions in the Science Building

1,405.99
  c. Parts for two heat treating electric furnaces in the  
   
Science Building
155.00
  d. Fabrication and installation of venetian blinds in Blair House
86.40
  e. 6 fluorescent desk lamps for Blair House
81.60
  f. Lockset for the Music Department
34.80
  g. Lumber for partitions in the Music Department
56.95
  h. Material and labor to install single-phase connection for Electric
   
Still in the Science Building
132.00
  i. Labor and materials for work completed at Blair House
697.07
  j. Remodel space on third floor of Kresge Library for the Women's  
   
Continuum staff
973.59
  k. Bulletin Board for Economics Department
31.50
  l. Install chalkboard in Economics Department
30.00
  m. Material and installation of 30-ampre, 120-volt supply for water  
   
bath including receptacle, wiring, and panel breaker in the
 
   
Science Building.
55.02
       
     
$4,299.92

Additional payments to salaried employees since the March Trustees' meeting, as follows:

Advising     Continuing Education  
Sheldon Appleton
$310
  John Cameron
$240
James Bailey
310
  James Gallivan
7
V. John Barnard
390
  Edward VanSlambrouck
120
John Blair
410
     
Melvin Cherno
310
  Continuum Center  
James Davis
20
  William Schlicht
520
John Dettman
430
     
Robert Facko
600
  Housing  
Charles Forton
40
  Howard Coffin
40
William Hammerle
560
  Veronica Dempsey
20
Robert Howes
360
  Richard Kammann
520
Alfred Lessing
330
  Richard Robinson
20
Roger Marz
280
  Mary White
20
Steven Miller
300
     
Jack Moeller
490
  Music  
Rosalie Murphy
480
  Alice Engram
340
Edward Starr
450
     
Carl Vann
370
     
Gertrude White
290
     
Walter Wilson
340
     
         

Charter College
       
Morris Brose
20
     
Harvey Burdick
20
     
Arthur Daniels
20
     
Abraham Davidson
20
     
Peter Evarts
20
     
James Mc Kay
20
     
         
Computer Center        
Nancy Schwalm
24.91
   
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