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constituted trustees. Not only by the Constitution, but by lege islative enactment, the government of the University is vested in this Board. They enact its laws; they make and unmake its Professors; they grant its diplomas and confer its degrees, and under the advice of 'its Professors, they regulate the course of instruction, and prescribe the books and authorities to be used in the several departments. The State Legislature have therefore wisely made it obligatory upon the Board, once in each year to make an exhibit, which shall inform the people of the exact condition of the University; "the amount of its receipts and disbursements; the names of all its Professors and other employees, and the compensation of each; the number of students in the several departments; the books of instruction used; and an estimate of the expenses for the ensuing year." Without some such an exhibit made public, but little could be known by the people at large, of the real condition of the University, and what it is accomplishing as the great educational institution of the State.
For a statement of the condition of the several departments of the University, you are referred to the Report of the President made to the Board at our last meeting, and hereto annexed as a part of this our exhibit.
For an account of the receipts and disbursements of the University for the year ending Junc 30, 1861, and an estimate of the receipts and expenses for the ensuing fiscal year, you are referred to the last annual report of the finance committee, made to this Board at its present session, and which is also hereto annexed and made a part of our exhibit.
The names of the professors, tutors, and other officers, and the compensation of each, are as follows:
Rev. Henry P. Tappan, D.D., LL. D., President of the University, and Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, salary $2,500.
Rev. George P. Williams, LL. D., Professor of Mathematics, salary $1,500.
Louis Fasquelle, LL. D., Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, salary $1,500.
James R. Boise, A. M., Professor of the Greek Language and Literature, salary $1,500.
Henry S. Frieze, A. M., Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, salary $1,500.
Andrew D. White, A. M., Professor of History and English Literature, salary $1,500.
Francis Brunnow, Ph. D., Director of the Observatory and Professor of Astronomy, salary $1,500.
Alexander Winchell, A. M., Professor of Geology, Zoology and Botany, salary $1,500.
Devolson Wood, A. M., Professor of Civil Engineering, salary $1,000.
Alvah Bradish, A. M. Professor of the Fine Arts, compensation for delivering a course of 20 Lectures, $250.
James C. Watson, M. A., Professor of Physics and Instructor in Mathematics, salary $1,000.
Datus C. Brooks, M. A., Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, salary $1,000.
Alfred DuBois, M. A., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, sal. ary, $1,000.
A. K. Spence, B. A., Instructor in Greek, Latin and French, salary $600.
John L. Tappan, M. A., Librarian, salary $600.
Hon. James V. Campbell, Marshall Professor of Law, salary $1,000.
Hon. Charles I. Walker, Kent Professor of Law, salary $1,000.
Hon. Thomas M. Cooley, Jay Professor of Law, and Lecturer on Constitutional Law and Medical Jurisprudence, salary $1,000.
Silas H. Douglass, M. A., M. D., Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, Pharmacy and Toxicology, salary $1,500.
Abram Sager, M. A., M. D., Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, salary $1,000.
Moses Gunn, M. A., M. D., Professor of Surgery, salary $1,000.
Alonzo B. Palmer, M. A., M. D., Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, of Pathology and Materia Medica, salary $1,000.
Corydon L. Ford, M. D., Professor of Anatomy, salary $1,000,
William Lewitt, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy, salary $500.
D. L. Wood, Esq, Secretary, $200.
$150. J. Carrington, “ $300.
The books of Instruction used in the Institution are the same as those heretofore reported.
Students in the Law Department are reminded that while several copies of each of the leading text books will be found in the Law Library, it is exceedingly desirable that they shall supply themselves with such books as they may need at their rooms, and each student is advised to procure for himself Black, stone's (or Stephens') and Kent's Commentaries, Parsons on Contracts, Adams' Equity or Story's Equity Jurisprudence, and the first volume of Greenlief's Evidence, and of Bishop on Criminal Law.
For the department of Medicine and Surgery, the Board have adopted as a rule that “each candidate for admission must be provided with satisfactory evidence of good moral character, and if a candidate for graduation, must also possess a good English education, the knowledge of Natural Philosophy, the Elementary Natural Sciences, and such an acquaintance with the Latin Language as will enable him to appreciate the technical language of medicine and to read and write prescriptions, and “ to encourage a higher grade of preliminary acquirement an allowance of six months from the term of study is made in favor of graduates of the Department of Science and Arts, and of other respectable literary colleges.” An ample supply of material for the purpose of Practical Anatomy has been secured, and the means of illustration in all the departments have been greatly increased, the means of illustrating diseases from plates and models have become extensive, while very great additions have been made to the Museum of Anatomical and Pathological specimens, and to the specimens of the crude Materia Medica and Pharmaceutical Preparations.
The Law Department, which was opened for the reception of students but two years ago, may now be regarded as one of the best schools of the kind on the continent. The course is continued through a period of two years, "embracing the several branches of Constitutional, International, Maritime, Commercial and Criminal Law, Medical Jurisprudence and the Jurisprudence of the United States, including such instruction in the Common Law and Equity Pleading, Evidence and Practice, as will lay a substantial foundation for practice in all departments of Law."
A very valuable Law Library has been"purchased, and arranged for the use of students, which is open at all reasonable hours for consultation, 'and no pains will be spared by the Board, or the able Law Faculty, to make this department what its friends desire it should be-equal to the best Law School in the world.
The Board of Regents cannot close this report without calling the attention of the people of this State to one important fact in the history of our educational and charitable institutions. The State Lunatic Asylum at Kalamazoo—the Asylum for the education of Deaf and Dumb, at Flint- the State No. mal School, at Ypsilanti-the State Reform School and the Agricultural College, at Lansing, have each been established at the expense of a heavy tax upon the State, and large appropriations are made from year to year, to continue most of them alive or in successful operation. Their grounds were porchased and their buildings crected, by the State. The State has purchased all their librarics, paid all their officers, teach. ers, superintendents, overscers, and other employees, and fur. nished the ten thousand parapharnalia, great and small, used in each and all of their numerous departments, while the University, second to none of these institutions, older than any one of them, and containing all the essentials of not less than three ordinary colleges, with its buildings, libraries, museums, its geological, mineralogical, zoological, and other collections and specimens, its Observatory and instruments, its chemical laboratory, and all its furnishings and apparatus, is indebted solely to the General Government for its endowment.
The State has been simply its trustee. If the State has not always executed this trust with the greatest wisdom, yet its general fidelity to it, through all the political and financial crises incident to the youth of a community, is matter of congratulation. The fund, already become permanent, with such contributions as may be expected from a liberal State to its great institution of learning, must soon make it, in fact as in name, a University.
For the last ten years the number of students has been gradually increasing, and prosperity has marked the several departments of the University; but the Board are constrained to say that at this time there is a pressing necessity, not only for a prompt payment into our treasury of every cent due from the State, but for an appropriation, which will enable the Regents to erect a suitable chapel, and a building for the Law Department, with additional accommodations for the general library. These improvements are indispensably necessary for the continued prosperity of our noble Institution, and it is certain they cannot be made for years to come, with the limited means now at the disposal of the Regents. It is to be hoped that while the State Legislature has made appropriations so liberally for the benefit of the other educational and charitable institutions of the State, they will see the wants of the University, and