Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 21, 1965

At the April meeting, after discussion it was requested that the President study and make a recommendation covering the 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 this undertaking.

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 1, 1965:

  To Professor  
     
  William Schwab English
     
  To Associate Professor  
     
  Howard Clarke Classics
  Gottfried Brieger Chemistry
  Richard Burke Philosophy
  Alfred DuBruck Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
  Helen Kovach Russian
  Donald G. Malm Mathematics
  Roger Marz Political Science
  Carl Vann Political Science
     
  To Assistant Professor  
     
  David Burner History

Personnel action:

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 to $122,167.30.

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 of Oakland
$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 MS2.

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:

  a. Cost of installing a bulletin board and laboratory shelving in the Science Building
$125.80
  b. Partitions in the Engineering Office in North Foundation Hall
432.00
     
$557.80

Payments as follows to salaried employees since the March Trustees' meeting:

  Continuing Education     Advising  
  John Beardman
$660.00
  Sheldon Appleton
$530.00
  William Bryant
200.00
  Gottfried Brieger
490.00
  Harvey Burdick
260.00
  Maurice Brown
470.00
  David Burner
200.00
  Richard Burke
490.00
  Leonard Chisholm
225.00
  Melvin Cherno
470.00
  Kenneth Coffman
352.00
  Alfred DuBruck
490.00
  George Cripps
23.00
  Donald Hildum
520.00
  Clive Henery
400.00
  Robbin Hough
600.00
  Donald Iodice
240.00
  Robert Howes
520.00
  Donald Mann
240.00
  Thomas Jenkins
510.00
  Robert Simmons
260.00
  Steven Miller
470.00
  Damie Stillman
200.00
  Robert Simmons
480.00
  Carmen Urla
200.00
     

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:

  J. A. Ferguson Construction Company - Architectural
$2,266,900
  Eames and Brown, Inc. - Mechanical
925,911
  Cates Electric Company - Electrical
473,900
  Dover Elevator Company
54,861
  Great Lakes Hotel Supply Company- Kitchen Equipment
190,968
 
Total
$3,912,540

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:

   
$3,752,500
  Construction
187,500
  Fees
200,000
  Furnishings
30,000
  Bonds, Inspection, and Insurance
82,000
  DPW Utilities
98,000
  Contingencies
$4,350,000

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve awarding the contracts to the low bidders. (p.199)


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