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and until his election to the Presidency in 1893. In his classical work as a teacher, he has commanded the admiration of four decades of students, and by his published works reflected great credit. upon the University.

Aside from his influence as a teacher and author, there has been no greater force towards higher ideals of character and scholarship in all the history of the State than President Kellogg, and he still retains full mental vigor and that moral force which commands the noble respect of his associates.

In view of these facts, we feel that it will be fortunate if President Kellogg will remain in the University, and to that end we recommend that he be elected Emeritus Professor of Latin, to take effect March 23, 1899.

At a meeting of the Regents on November 9, 1898, the report was adopted; and at a meeting on December 13, the following were appointed a committee for the selection of a President of the University: The Governor of the State (ex-officio), the Speaker of the Assembly, Regents Reinstein, Rodgers, J. E. Budd, Hallidie, Hearst, and President Kellogg.

At a meeting of the Regents held December 22, 1898, on recommendation of the proper Faculties, the following degrees were conferred:

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy upon:-Milicent Washburn Shinn, A.B. 1880, Niles.

The degree of Master of Letters upon:-Vida Sherman, B.L. 1897, Oakland.

The degree of Master of Science upon :- Anstruther Abercrombie Lawson, B.S. 1897, Berkeley.

The degree of Bachelor of Arts upon:-Emilie Avy, San Francisco; Milton Eugene Blanchard, B.L. 1887, San Francisco; Grace Esther Dibble, Berkeley; Florence May Hanna, Oakland; Mary Eugenia Loy, Berkeley; George Herman Powers, Jr., San Francisco; Clara Marion Stark, San Francisco.

The degree of Bachelor of Letters upon:-Ethel May Arthur, Stockton; Edna Blum, San Francisco; Camille Levy, Santa Barbara; Cornelia McKinne, San Francisco; Guy Van Schaick, Gilroy.

The degree of Bachelor of Philosophy upon:-Mary Elizabeth Bell, Berkeley; Ella Castelhun, San Francisco; Birney Hogin Donnell, Los Angeles; Roscoe Adams Goodcell, Oakland; Edith Valerie Henrici, San Francisco; Florence May Jones, Berkeley; Viva Barbara McArthur, San Francisco; Leon Lazare Roos, San Francisco; Rex William Sherer, Ventura; Clara Hettie Smith, Nordhoff; Otto Theodore Wedemeyer, Los Angeles; Ralston Whitcomb, Berkeley.

The degree of Bachelor of Science upon:-Roy Fryer, Pomona; Rose Zellerbach, San Francisco; Irving Cowan Allen, Pasadena; John Henry Stutt, Berkeley; Alpheus Fuller Williams, Kimberly, South Africa.

At a meeting of the Graduate Council, December 2, 1898, Professor Slate presented the following: To the Graduate Council:

Your committee, appointed to consider matters concerning the University Library, submits the following report:

The Librarian, in a report to the Academic Council, has made a statement of the number of books lost to the Library during recent years, and has added an estimate of the added cost of administration which would be involved in the exclusion of students from access to the shelves of the Library. As this report has been printed and is in the hands of members of the Graduate Council, it is unnecessary to restate its contents.

The committee in conference with the Librarian, found what seems an insuperable obstacl to the plan of depriving the students of the privilege which they now enjoy of free access to the Library shelves. Their exclusion from the main floor and the galleries would so reduce the space available for reading as to materially interfere with the usefulness of the Library. The plan could be carried out only in a new and adequate library building.

On motion the report was adopted.

At the same meeting the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved: That the ability to read and to comprehend original papers in German and French be considered the criterion of those prerequisites of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Scientific Departments.

The following recommendations by the committee appointed by the Regents to consider and suggest the several colleges to the Faculties of which the members of the Lick Astronomical staff shall be added, and to prepare a detailed plan for the undergraduate and graduate courses in Astronomy were adopted by the Graduate Council, December 2, 1898, and by the Academic Council, December 9, 1898:

1. That in assigning the Lick Astronomical staff to the various Faculties the ordinary membership rules be applied. (In accordance with these rules the astronomers will be members of the Faculties of the Colleges in which they are giving instruction.)

2. That President Kellogg and Director Keeler recommend to the Honorable Board of Regents the titles to be conferred upon the astronomers by virtue of their duties of instruction.

3. That the Honorable Board of Regents be requested to rescind their action in giving the name of College Astronomical Department to the department at Berkeley, and that it be named The Berkeley Astronomical Department. (This request is prompted by the fact that the name conferred upon the local department is not representative of the character of the work of the department.)

4. That all applicants for admission to the Lick Observatory shall first qualify as graduate students through the Admissions Committee. After being admitted to the University as graduate students, their cases shall be referred to a standing committe consisting of the President of the University, the Director of the Lick Observatory, a representative of the Berkeley Astronomical Department, and the heads of the Departments of Mathematics and Physics.

5. That Director Keeler be added to the Admissions Committee of the Graduate Council, to facilitate the disposal of applications when the special committee can not meet.

6. That intending applicants for admission to the Lick Observatory be advised through the REGISTER to apply before May first of each year.

7. That Director Keeler and Associate Professor Leuschner constitute a sub-committee on astronomical courses of instruction.

At a meeting of the Academic Council held October 14, 1898, the following letter from the Secretary of State was read and referred to a committee consisting of Professor Fryer, Associate Professor Margolis, and Dr. Nutting:


WASHINGTON, September 13, 1898. To the President of the University of California,

Berkeley, California; SIR:-The Government of Italy has, through its Embassy in this city, announced that the Twelfth International Congress of Orientalists will be held at Rome on October 2, 1899.

The participation of universities, colleges, scientific bodies and men of learning is desired, and they are requested to send papers of a nature to interest Orientalists.

The Royal Government hopes that as the University of California sent delegates to the Eleventh Congress, it will be again represented at the Congress of 1899.

Respectfully yours,


At a meeting of the Council on November 11, 1898, the committee reported as follows:

The committee appointed to consider a letter referring to the Twelfth International Congress of Orientalists to be held at Rome, October 2, 1899, submit the following report to the Academic Council:

The committee suggest that a reply should be sent by their chairman as soon as possible through the Italian Embassy at Washington:

First-Acknowledging the receipt of the invitation extended to this University to forward papers to the Congress, of a nature to interest Orientalists, and to send a delegate to represent the University.

Second-Stating that members of the Faculty connected with the Semitic, Oriental, and other departments will be asked to forward papers to the Congress as requested.

Third-Stating that the Academic Council will bring before the notice of the Board of Regents their opinion that it is strongly advisable, on account of the special importance of Oriental affairs at the present time, and on account of the proposed extension on a large scale of the University of California, for a delegate to be sent to Rome to represent the University at the Congress.


The report was adopted by the Academic Council, and sent to the Academic Senate for confirmation.

At a meeting of the Academic Senate held November 16, 1898, the report was confirmed, and a recommendation that the matter be brought to the attention of the Board of Regents was concurred in.

At a meeting of the Academic Council, November 11, 1898, Professor Stringham, on behalf of the Committee on Membership of the Academic Senate, reported that the Committee had considered the question referred to it, October 14, 1898, with reference to the membership in the Academic Council of a professor emeritus, and that the Committee had decided that the title Professor Emeritus when conferred upon one not engaged in instruction did not carry with it a claim to membership in any faculty nor in the Academic Council. On motion, the report of the Committee was adopted.

At a meeting of the Academic Council, December 23, 1898, it was voted that Section 43 of the Joint Regulations, authorizing instructors at discretion to hold final examinations during regular recitation hours, be abrogated.

At the same meeting it was moved and seconded that examinations held during recitation periods, and all examinations held at any times other than at the stated examination periods, be not announced in advance. It was voted to amend by having notice of this action printed, as well as action concerning abrogation of Regulation No. 43, as above; and the original motion thus amended was carried.

At the same meeting it was voted, that information furnished by members of the Council concerning candidates for Teachers' Certificates be regarded as confidential and only for the use of the Committee on Teachers' Recommendations.

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