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Applications for maternity leave were thus governed by the same approval procedures and rules as other forms of disability.
In order to make explicit this construction of these provisions and to assure consistent, University-wide policy in this regard, I recommend that the following
sentence be added to Section 29 (c) (2):'
For purposes of this subsection (2), disability includes cases in which the staff member is disabled from performance of duty by reason of pregnancy.
In accordance with procedures specified in the University Statutes, I have consulted the University Senates Conference in connection with this matter.
O n motion of Mrs, Rader, this revision was approved.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A MAJOR A N D MINOR IN POLISH IN THE
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES,
This program will allow the College and the University to provide courses leading to a degree in the language and culture of a country that has significantly contributed to the development of Western Civilization, and which is represented in the United States by a very large ethnic and cultural group that is particularly numerous, exceeding 900,000 people, and active in the Chicago metropolitan area.
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, as the largest public institution located in the center of this huge cluster of people of Polish origin, has a large and pressing responsibility to develop a program relevant to the cultural needs and aspirations of this constituency, particularly since none of the other institutions of higher education, public or private, located in this area offers such a program. University of Illinois at Chicago Circle offers undergraduate programs in all the major European cultures except Polish, although over one-fifth of all students currently on the campus are of Polish descent.
This recommended program does not involve any request for additional resources. A variety of introductory and advanced courses in Polish language and literature are already being offered by the Slavics department. The present staff is ample for handling the anticipated numbers of majors. The supportive areas most related to Polish studies, such as other foreign language programs, history and English are well represented on the campus. Thus, the budgetary aspects would be handled within existing resources of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Chancellor at the Chicago Circle campus and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur in this recommendation. The University Senates Conference has indicated that no further Senate jurisdiction is involved.
Analogous provisions specifically relating to nonacademic employees already exist in University of Illinois Policy and Rules-Nonacademic.
404 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [November 21 I recommend approval, subject to further action by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, this recommendation was approved.
J O H N N. C R O U S E DENTAL ENDOWMENT F U N D, MEDICAL CENTER(10) Under date of February 16, 1939, the Dental Protective Association of the United States established a trust known as The John N. Crouse Dental Endowment Fund with the Northern Trust Company of Chicago, Illinois, as Trustee, of
certain funds to be applied for the following purposes:
(2) The income of T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND, as provided herein shall be used for the purpose of aiding and assisting in the maintenance of fellowships and scholarships in approved dental schools or dental colleges, scholarly and practical research for the advancement of the science and art relating to the profession of dentistry, and the presentation by a recognized scholar of a lecture to be known as The John N. Crouse Lecture, at such annual meetings of the Illinois State Dental Society as the Professional Board herein may designate, the lecturer on each occasion to receive a suitable scroll, medal, and minor honorarium, and to these ends shall be awarded to such person or persons or for such object or objects of dental research as shall be designated by a Professional Board hereinafter referred to as the Board.
The current balance of the fund is approximately $35,000. Under applicable Federal Income Tax and State laws, the Trustee has determined that the present value of the Endowment Fund is too small to warrant continuation in the face of the rules and regulations applicable to the Fund as a "private foundation" and desires to terminate the Trust. Accordingly, the Trust agreement has been amended to provide for its termination as of June 30, 1973, and the distribution of the assets and accrued income in equal shares to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Loyola University of Chicago, and Northwestern University "to be used in the dental schools of those organizations for purposes consistent with the objectives set forth in this trust agreement establishing the John N. Crouse Endowment Fund," subject to acceptance thereof by the named institutions. The University Counsel has stated that acceptance of the proposed distribution would not require that lectures provided from the proceeds be delivered at the Illinois State Dental Society, nor would the proceeds in the hands of the University be subject to the direction of the Professional Board (of which the Dean of the College of Dentistry, or his designee, has been a member).
The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus has recommended acceptance of the proposed distribution on the terms stated in the following resolution.
I concur and recommend adoption of the resolution.
Resolution WHEREAS, on February 16, 1939, the DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF T H E UNITED STATES, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, as Settlor, executed a trust agreement with T H E NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, an Illinois corporation, of Chicago, Illinois, as Trustee, establishing T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND (herein referred to as the "ENDOWMENT FUND");
WHEREAS, it appears that the ENDOWMENT FUND is a "private foundation" as defined in sections 509(a) and 4947(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (herein referred to as the "Code"), and as such is subject to the 4% excise tax imposed by section 4940 of the Code and is required by P.A.
77-61, Laws of Illinois, 1971 (111. Rev. Stat. Ch. 148, sec. 51) to distribute the trust income for each taxable year at such time and in such manner as not to subject the trust to the tax on undistributed income imposed by section 4942 of the Code;
WHEREAS, the ENDOWMENT FUND has a present value of $35,000 and is too small to warrant continuation in the face of the rules and regulations applicable to a private foundation;
WHEREAS, P.A. 77-61 further provides that the trustee of a trust, whenever created, which is, or is treated as, a private foundation as defined in sections 509 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 405 and 4947 of the Code may amend the terms of the governing instrument to the extent necessary to bring the trust into conformity with the requirements for termination of private foundation status in the manner described in section 507(b) of the Code;
WHEREAS, T H E NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee of the ENDOWMENT FUND, deems it to be in the best interests of the ENDOWMENT FUND and of the charitable objectives to be accomplished thereby, to terminate the ENDOWMENT FUND and to distribute all of the net assets thereof to public charities which have been in existence for a continuous period of at least 60 calendar months immediately preceding the distribution and which are willing to carry out the objectives of the ENDOWMENT FUND;
WHEREAS, each of the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, and NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is a public charity exempt from state and Federal taxation and is within the class of organizations to which all of the net assets of a private foundation may be distributed in order to terminate private foundation status under section 507(b) of the Code; and WHEREAS, T H E NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee of the ENDOWMENT FUND, has amended the agreement dated February 16, 1939, and establishing T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND
by inserting therein the following paragraph (24) :
(24) Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore contained, T H E JOHN N.
CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND shall terminate on June 30, 1973, and thereupon the Trustee shall distribute the assets thereof, both principal and undistributed income, in equal shares to the BOARD
OF TRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, LOYOLAUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, and NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, to be used in the dental schools of those organizations for purposes consistent with the objectives set forth in this Trust Agreement establishing T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND.
Now Therefore, Be It Resolved that the distribution of one-third of all of the net assets, both principal and undistributed income, of T H E JOHN N.
CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND is hereby accepted by T H E
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, to beused in its dental school for purposes consistent with the objectives set forth in the trust agreement establishing T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND; and Be It Further Resolved that Ronald W. Brady as Comptroller of THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, is hereby authorized to accept the distribution on behalf of T H E BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, and to execute and deliver to T H E NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee of T H E JOHN N. CROUSE DENTAL ENDOWMENT FUND, the receipt of T H E BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
O n motion of Mr. Forsyth, the foregoing resolution was adopted.
FISCAL YEAR 1 9 7 3 AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAM AND
AGREEMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF I L L I N O I S - W I L L A R DAIRPORT (11) At the May 16, 1973, meeting of the Board of Trustees authority was given to accept a Grant Offer from the Federal Aviation Administration and to execute an Agency and Participation Agreement with the State of Illinois, Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, Fiscal Year 1973 Airport Development Aid Program. At that time preliminary estimates of project costs were $5,049,580, with 50 per cent to be furnished by FAA and 50 per cent by the Division of Aeronautics from the 1971 Bond Issue. Subsequently, at the July 18, 1973, Board of Trustees meeting, the President reported that the preliminary cost estimates had been increased to $5,468,000, with 75 per cent to be furnished by the FAA and 25 per cent by the Division of Aeronautics.
406 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [November 21 As a result of further negotiations and actions, the estimated project cost has been revised to $5,448,029, of which $4,101,000, is to be contributed by the FAA, $1,326,671 by the Division of Aeronautics, and $20,358 by the University. The University portion represents 18 per cent of an estimated $113,100 cost for a Fire-Crash-Rescue Vehicle and Alarm Siren Installation, the other 82 per cent of which will be provided by FAA.
Bids for the construction of runway extension, pavement overlay, electrical equipment and lighting have been received by the Division of Aeronautics. General Paving Company, Inc. has submitted the low bid of $3,890,767.24. A copy of the bid tabulation is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Under the Agency and Participation Agreement with the State of Illinois, the proposed construction contract must be executed by both the State of Illinois, Division of Aeronautics, and the University (the University's obligation thereunder will be limited to the project funds available).
Additionally, under the documents the University is to enter into a contract through which the FAA would furnish equipment and services for the Relocation of Existing Glide Slope, Middle Marker, and Runway Visibility Range serving Runway 31 at an estimated cost of $65,903. Funds for the contract with FAA are available in the project budget.
The President of the University, with the concurrence of the appropriate administrative officers, recommends that the Comptroller and the Secretary be authorized to execute contracts with General Paving Company and the Federal Aviation Administration, as outlined above, and such other documents as may be required to implement the revised project, as described. It is further recommended that the University's portion of the project be provided by assigning $15,268 from the Willard Airport Revolving Account and $5,090 from the Institutional Reserve for 1973-74 Accounts.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, these recommendations were approved and authority was given as recommended.
RETURN OF FEDERAL S U R P L U S PROPERTY. RANTOUL. ILLINOIS(12) Two years ago the Board of Trustees approved the acquisition, without cost, of a 1.09 acre tract of land east of Chanute Air Force Base from the federal government as surplus property. At the time, it was intended that the site be used as the location of a large radar transmitter in connection with a meteor radar research proposal of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Because it appears that this site will not be used for this purpose by the Department, the Vice President for Planning and Allocation now recommends that title to the property be returned to the United States Government.
In order to accomplish this transfer, I recommend that the following resolution be adopted.