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The work bid to date represents 74.8 per cent of the total approved budget.
The bids received, together with change order contingencies, total $2,841,712 compared with a budget of $3,360,000 and are 15.4 per cent below the budget.
The work bid to date for Package V (exterior elements of building) indicates that it will be necessary to increase the budget allocation for the work in this package. The increase in cost is primarily due to an improvement in the level of material finishes and extension of exterior finishes into the interior of the building.
The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends that the Board of Trustees approve an increase in Package V of the budget for the Library of the Health Sciences from 1972] U N I V E R S I T Y OF I L L I N O I S $480,000 to $580,000 and that such increase be effected by a transfer of $100,000 from the unassigned contingency in Package I.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Neal, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie, Mr. Pogue.
PRESENTATIONS ON ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR COURSES
OFFERED BY RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS, URBANAAt its June meeting, the Board granted permission to the UrbanaChampaign Senate to have a representative appear before the Board to discuss issues relevant to academic credit for religious foundation courses.
In September, the Board also approved a request from the United Christian Fellowship organization in Champaign-Urbana to make a presentation at the same time that representatives from the UrbanaChampaign Senate made such a presentation.
Both groups were invited to appear before the November Board meeting.
Professor J. D. Haltiwanger, Chairman of the Urbana-Champaign Senate Council, spoke for the Senate and then called upon Dr. Robert W. Rogers, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A copy of Dean Rogers' remarks is filed with the Secretary of the Board.
Mr. Howard L. Daughenbaugh, Executive Director of The United Christian Fellowship, spoke for that organization. A copy of his presentation is filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.
Following these presentations, President Corbally stated that the purpose of these presentations was to give the Board further information on this subject, and not to put the question to the Board for action at this time.
SECRETARY'S REPORTThe Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the President; resignations; leaves of absence j 1 and retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
FUTURE MEETINGSPresident Hughes announced the schedule for the next three meetings of the Board: December 20, Allerton Park; January 17, Medical Center; February 21, Chicago Circle.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONPresident Hughes announced that an executive session had been requested and would be convened to consider a report on pending litigation.
LITIGATION INITIATED BY F O R M E R STUDENT(22) The University of Illinois, two members of the political science faculty at Chicago Circle (Dr. David Leege and Dr. Richard M. Johnson) in their official capacities, and Dr. Jan Rocek, Dean of the Graduate College at Chicago Circle, in his official capacity, have been named as defendants in an action filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Case No. 72 L 14921) by Edward KazeStevenson, F. T.t Professor of Soil Chemistry in Agronomy, cancellation of sabbatical leave of absence, for six months beginning February 1, 1973, full pay.
124 BOARD OF TRUSTEES mek, a former student and candidate for a Master's Degree in Political Science.
The Petition for Mandamus alleges that the plaintiff successfully completed all courses required for the Master's Degree, and that he passed a written Comprehensive Examination and was listed as a student to be certified for the Master's Degree. The plaintiff seeks a writ of mandamus from the Court ordering and requiring the defendants to issue a Master's Degree in Political Science to him, that he be awarded damages for all money lost by virtue of his alleged deprivation of the degree, and that he be awarded costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
The University Counsel recommends that he be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to protect the University's interests in this proceeding and to represent the University employees named as defendants therein who request him to do so.
O n motion of M r. Swain, authority w a s given as recommended by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, M r. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r.
H u g h e s, M r. Neal, M r. Steger, M r. S w a i n ; no, n o n e ; absent, D r.
Bakalis, Governor Ogilvie, M r. Pogue.
The December meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held at Allerton House in Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois, on Wednesday, December 20,1972, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present: Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W. Howard III, Mr. Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Roger B. Pogue, Mr. Russell W. Steger, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr. Michael J. Bakalis, Mr.
Earl Langdon Neal, and Governor Richard B. Ogilvie were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Ronald W. Brady, Eldon Johnson, and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W.
Peltason, Urbana-Champaign campus; Chancellor Joseph S. Begando, Medical Center campus; Chancellor Warren B. Cheston, Chicago Circle campus; Mr. V. L. Kretschmer, Director for Capital Programs;
Mr. C. E. Flynn, Assistant to the President and University Director of Public Information; Mr. George H. Bargh, Executive Assistant to the President; and the officers of the Board, Mr. H. O. Farber, Comptroller; Dr. Earl W. Porter, Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.
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I N T R O D U C T I O N O F TRUSTEE-ELECTPresident Hughes recognized and introduced Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader of Anna, trustee-elect, who was present. The other trustee-elect, Mr.
Park Livingston of La Grange, could not be present. Mr. Hughes noted that it had long been the practice of the Board to invite trusteeselect to attend meetings prior to their assumpion of formal office in March, the experience being designed as a part of the orientation to their new responsibilities.
MINUTES APPROVEDThe Secretary presented for approval, the press proofs of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings of January 19, February 16, March 15, and April 19, 1972, copies of which had previously been sent to the Board.
On motion of Mr. Swain, these minutes were approved as printed on pages 481 to 611 inclusive.
RESOLUTION TO JOHN BARDEENThe following resolution was presented in honor of Professor John Bardeen on the occasion of the award of his second Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Board of Trustees wishes to congratulate Professor John Bardeen of the Urbana-Champaign campus on the award of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics, shared with Professors Leon N, Cooper of Brown University and John Robert Schrieffer of the University of Pennsylvania. The prize was for the successful theoretical explanation of superconductivity, a state of many metals and alloys in which, at sufficiently low temperatures, electrical current will flow indefinitely without resistance. Superconductivity was discovered experimentally in 1911. Its explanation in terms of quantum and statistical theory has been studied intensively by many distinguished physicists but was not solved satisfactorily until 1956-57 when the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory was developed.
It is noteworthy and a source of satisfaction to all associated with the University of Illinois that all three recipients were in the University at the time the research was done. Dr. Bardeen was a Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Dr. Cooper was a post-Ph.D. Research Associate and Dr. Schrieffer was a graduate student whose contributions to the theory were presented as his thesis for the Ph.D. degree in Physics.
T h e BCS theory, as it is called, has been a powerful stimulus for further theoretical and experimental research at Illinois and throughout the world, not only in the understanding of the properties of metals at low temperatures, but in fields as diverse as the structure of the atomic nucleus and the behavior of pulsars and other extraordinary types of stars. Significant practical applications of superconductivity have been suggested or accelerated by the guidance provided by the theory.
Special congratulations are due Professor Bardeen in that this is his second Nobel Prize — the first time in history that an individual has received the prize more than once in the same field. In 1956, he shared (with Dr. Walter H. Brattain and Dr. William B. Shockley) the Prize for Physics for the invention of the transistor, at the Bell Laboratories.
In recognition of Professor Bardeen's achievements and distinguished service, therefore, Be It Resolved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees that this resolution be incorporated in the minutes of this meeting to become a part of the official record, And That a suitable copy be forwarded to him as a permanent record of the University's gratitude and of the esteem in which he is held.
On motion of Mr. Swain, the foregoing resolution was adopted.
1972] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Inasmuch as Professor Bardeen could not be present, Mr. Hughes asked that President Corbally make arrangements to present the citation to Professor Bardeen on behalf of the Board at a later date.
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT'S REPORTSThe Board considered the following reports and recommendations from the President of the University.
President Corbally presented a report on selected topics of current interest, copies of which were distributed at the meeting, and a copy was filed with the Secretary of the Board.
Cable Television, Urbana President Corbally called on Chancellor Peltason who had arranged for a brief report on the status of the cable television movement in Champaign-Urbana and the University's involvement in it. Chancellor Peltason asked Professor Donald Mullally, who has been the campus representative in this matter, to provide a brief background statement. He emphasized the possible benefits that can accrue to the University through cable television once established.
Student Advisory Committee to the President President Corbally reported that the January meeting of the Committee with the Board of Trustees Committee on Student Welfare and Activities, and other trustees who are able to attend, will be scheduled in connection with the next meeting of the Board at the Medical Center campus.
AGRICULTURAL PREMIUM BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR ( F Y ) 1 9 7 4 (1) The General Assembly approved and on August 18, 1972, the Governor signed House Bill 4361, which made several changes in the County Cooperative Extension Law, including a provision that the State would provide matching funds to counties for Cooperative Extension programs from the Agricultural Premium Fund. The State may provide one-fourth of the amount budgeted by the County Board, the remainder being provided by a county tax and private gifts and grants specifically made to support the County Extension programs. All such funds are to be paid to the University of Illinois for credit to a trust fund for the particular county.
The Bureau of the Budget and the State Treasurer's office have suggested that the funds be paid directly to the University of Illinois for credit to the particular counties, rather than sending the money to the counties for return to the University. Under this method the appropriation would be made directly to the University of Illinois. For Fiscal Year 1974 the estimated State share of the county budgets to be appropriated from the Agricultural Premium Fund is $475,000.
In addition to the formula increases for salaries, prices, and retirement contributions from the Agricultural Premium Fund, which were included in the regular budget totals approved by the Board of Trustees on October 18, there are two additional increases from the Agricultural Premium Fund, mentioned on page 3 of the budget document, which are being requested separately. These are for equalization of county extension secretaries' salaries and for printing extension materials for 4-H.
The total budget for FY 1974 from the Agricultural Premium Fund is $1,957,960 as summarized below. The Vice President for Planning and Allocation and the Vice President for Financial Affairs recommended that this revised total budget to reflect the changes in the County Cooperative Extension Law be submitted to the Board of Higher Education and to the Bureau of the Budget.
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GLENN E. WABEL, Partner in Charge, Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, Chicago Terms to expire August 31,1976 B. J. BLANDFORD, Treasurer, Sunbeam Corporation, Chicago WILLIAM F. DEBELAK, Secretary, The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago ROBERT W. SHAFFER, President, General Telephone Company of Illinois, Bloomington I concur in these recommendations.
On motion of Mr. Forsyth, these appointments were approved.