Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
November 19, 1964

It is recommended that the Board of Trustees revise its previous policy and authorize two additional paid holidays annually for classified and labor employees - this to be accomplished by making it a matter of policy to allow the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and one-half day prior to Christmas and one-half day prior to New Years Day in addition to the paid holidays previously approved.

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

Request from Mr. May that he be authorized to sell the 9 shares of Sears, Roebuck and Company stock reported as a gift to Oakland University.

On motion by Mr. Bagwell, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the sale of the above stock.

Chancellor Varner recommended that he be authorized to allocate up to 20 additional teaching positions for the 1965-66 year so that he may begin to recruit the required faculty to fill them.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above recommendations.

This afternoon I (Mr. May) received a call from Mr. Cress that he is sending by special messenger copies of the resolution for the $900,000 loan at Oakland University.

This resolution covers a 10-year loan in the principle amount of $900,000. The interest rate for the first year will be 3 ¾%. Beginning with the second year, the rate will be 3 ¼%. This difference in rate is to cover the loss which will be sustained by the bank in selling certain other MSU bonds to provide the necessary borrowing capacity.

Mr. Cress and I recommend approval of the resolution authorizing the officers to execute loan agreements with the Community National Bank of Pontiac in the amount of $750,000 and the Ann Arbor Bank, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the amount of $150,000.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the above resolution which will appear in full in the permanent minutes.

Chancellor Varner recommended that Ralph Calder Associates be employed as architects for planning the next dormitory at Oakland University.

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

Chancellor Varner reported that Jim Dickerson, who has been the Assistant to the Chancellor, is resigning to accept a position as vice president of the Community National Bank.

Chancellor Varner reported to the Board that the income from the funds received from the Pryale Foundation have been used for the purchase of an electron microscope, a spectrophotometer, and an ultracentrifuge instead of the Van de Graaf accelerator that was originally considered.

Approved awarding of contracts to the low bidders for the dormitory at Oakland University, as follows:

  General contract - A. Z. Shmina & Sons
$498,000
  Mechanical contract - Eames & Brown, Inc.
131,220
  Electrical contract - Moote Electric Company
69,900
  Elevator contract - Otis Elevator
25,222

(p.177)

and approved the following budget for the project:

  Construction
$793,875
  Movable Furnishings
30,000
  Architect
32,000
  Bid Documents
1,500
  Utility Charges
23,500
  Contingency
19,125
   
$900,000

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

The following actions are recommended by the Departmental Chairmen and the Chancellor in accordance with the tenure rules:

Assistant Professors who have served their probationary terms and acquire tenure with this reappointment, effective August 15, 1965:

  Richard J. Burke, Jr. Philosophy
  Alfred J. DuBruck Modern Foreign Languages
  Helen Kovach Modern Foreign Languages
  Donald G. Malm Mathematics
  Richard E. Quaintance, Jr. English

Second probationary appointments as Assistant Professor for three years from August 15, 1965:

  John L. Beardman Art
  John G. Blair English
  David DiChiera Music
  Robbin R. Hough Business Administration and Economics
  Alfred Lessing Philosophy
  David G. Lowy Psychology
  Steven R. Miller Chemistry
  Paul A. Tipler Physics

Second probationary appointment as Instructor for a period of two years from August 15, 1965:

  David B. Burner History
  Robert I. Facko Music
  Serge Shishkoff Modern Foreign Languages
  Birgitta Vance Modern Foreign Languages

Change in status of Walter Collins, Professor and Chairman of the Music Department, from a 10-month basis at a salary of $10,800 to a 12-month basis at a salary of $13,500 per year, effective December 1, 1964

Designation of Clifford V. Harding as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biology, effective August 1, 1964.

Personnel action

Reclassification of a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in the Office of Admissions and Registrar.

Gifts and Grants:

Grant of $505 from the Oakland County Engineering Society of Ferndale to be used under the direction of Duncan Sells to establish the Henry Tiedeman Loan Fund for engineering students.

Grant of $616.75 from Leonard T. Lewis of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for furnishings for the dressing rooms in the Howard Baldwin Pavilion.

Gift of 9 shares of Sears, Roebuck and Company capital stock valued at $1113.75 from Mr. and Mrs. John K. Stevenson of Birmingham to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the Meadow Brook Music Festival. (p.178)

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

$100 from the Sidney Allen Memorial Fund of Detroit
$100 from Mrs. Charles W. Renfrew of Birmingham
$100 from A. C. Girard of Pontiac

Grant of $27,000 from the United States Atomic Energy Commission of Argonne, Illinois, to be used under the direction of C. V. Harding in Biology for research on cellular proliferation and regeneration following tissue damage.

Grant of $10,100 from the National Institutes of Health of Bethesda, Maryland, to be used under the direction of W. L. Wilson in Biology for research on electrophoresis in living cells.

Alteration and Improvement items approved since the October meeting of the Trustees, the cost charged to account 91-9163:

  Removal of chemistry benches
$194.05
  Removal and reinstallation of a chalk board from one building to another
105.00
   
$299.05

On motion by Mr. Nisbet seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve all the Oakland University items. (p.179)


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