MINUTES OF THE MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 21, 1965
At the April meeting, after discussion it was requested
that the President study and make a recommendation covering
request for air conditioning at Oakland University.
The President recommended that the air conditioning of part
of the Student Center and a portion of Foundation Hall at
approximately $80,000 be included in the bond issue to cover
the financing of the new dormitory at Oakland University,
and that this work be authorized.
On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was voted
to approve this item by a vote of 5 to 3 with Mr. White, Mr.
Merriman and Mr. Huff voting "no."
The salary schedules for all academic and administrative
personnel for the year beginning July 1, 1965 were presented
with the recommendation that they be approved for inclusion
in the 1965-66 budget.
On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was
unanimously voted to approve the salary schedules as presented
with certain amendments that were made by the Trustees.
Communication from Chancellor Varner
The Governor's budget recommendation carries an item for
$252,000 for converting the basement of our library to a computer
center and for completing the third floor of the library.
Since our need for office accommodations on the third floor
of the library will be acute with the beginning of the fall
semester, I would very much appreciate authorization from
you and the Board to employ an architectural firm to begin
planning immediately on this development so that we can begin
construction at the earliest possible date.
It would be my specific recommendation that the Board authorize
us to enter into negotiations with the architectural firm
of Harry M. Denyes, Jr., Associates Inc., of Pontiac or Harley,
Ellington, Corwin and Stirton, Inc. of Detroit
with the understanding that they will receive no compensation
until and unless the legislature appropriates the money for
On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was voted
to approve the above item.
The President introduced a discussion of the long-time policy
of the University with reference to the employment of non-U.S.
citizens. He pointed out that the last time that this was
discussed with the Board of Trustees was in 1956. It had been
agreed that we would continue with the policy then in effect.
The policy was and is that non-citizens are not to be given
indefinite appointments on the faculty unless they have signified
their intention and have moved in the direction of acquiring
citizenship. It is understood that Canadian citizens may be
exempt from this regulation and that upon specific approval
by the Trustees, other exemptions may be made.
After discussion, it was unanimously agreed that this policy
should be continued.
Resignation of Charles O. Hucker as Professor and Chairman
of History effective August 14, 1965.
Appointment of Reuben Torch as Professor of Biology at $12,500
effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of Peter G. Evarts as Assistant Professor of
English at $8000 effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of Anne H. Tripp as Assistant Professor of History
at $7750 from August 15, 1965 to August 14, 1966. (p.197)
John William Barthel as Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign
Language at $8300 effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of Henry Rosemont as Instructor of Philosophy
at $7100 effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of Libor J. Velinsky as Assistant Professor of
Physics at $9000 effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of George P. Rawick as Associate Professor of
Sociology and Anthropology at $9200 effective August 15, 1965.
Appointment of Walter Feinberg as Instructor of Teacher Education
at $7950 effective August 15, 1965.
Promotion recommendations as follows to be effective July
Recommendation from the Director of Personnel for the reclassification
of an Assistant Librarian AP-III to an Assistant Librarian
for Music and Humanities AP-V position in the Library
Recommendation for the remodeling of Room 240 in the Science
Building at an estimated cost of $6,121.50, to be charged
to Alterations and Improvements. This will provide three biology
research laboratories and two faculty offices.
Correction in the total amount of the summer school salaries
Gifts and Grants:
Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor
Varner for the support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:
$250 from the A & W Management Company of Detroit
$500 from the American Metal Products Company of Detroit
$1,000 from The Budd Company of Detroit
$2,000 from Consumers Power Company of Pontiac
$500 from the First Federal Savings & Loan Association
$250 from Hughes-Hatcher-Suffrin, Inc., of Detroit
$2,000 from the Michigan Bell Telephone Company of Detroit
$250 from Parke, Davis & Company of Detroit
$5,000 from United Automobile Workers of Detroit
$1,500 from The Wayne Oakland Bank of Royal Oak
Grant of $10 from Mrs. G. J. Graham of Bloomfield Hills
to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the
discretionary gift account 32-1162.
Grant of $21,296 from the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare of Bethesda,, Maryland, to be used under the direction
of J. E. Davis in Chemistry for replication of the RNA Bacteriophage
Grant of $17,374 from the Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare of Washington to be used under the direction of
Dean D. Sells in connection with the Economic Opportunity
Act of 1964 program.(p.198)
The following alteration and improvement items have been
approved since the April Board meeting:
Payments as follows to salaried employees since the March
On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it
was voted to approve all Oakland University Items.
Bid proposals were received at Oakland University on May
18 for the proposed Dormitory No. 6 and Central Dining Hall.
The low bids were tabulated as follows:
The bid proposals in total exceed the project budget by
approximately $160,000 which we propose to delete from the
contract by way of concurrent change order. We request that
the Board approve the execution of a single contract with
the J. A. Ferguson Construction Company incorporating the
above listed low bids proposals and that the following project
budget be approved:
On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was
voted to approve awarding the contracts to the low bidders.
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