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5. In ascertaining the best method of tillage and farm manage

ment, and improvement of live stock.

6. In preparing and printing for free distribution pamphleta,

bulletins and leaflets, for the dissemination of agricultural knowl

edge, including the results of such investigations and experi.

ments and such other information as may be deemed desirable

and profitable in promoting the agricultural interests of the state.

[L. 1897, chap. 128, part of Ş 1.]

§ 575. Employment of teachers and experts.—Cornell Univer

sity, with the approval of the state commissioner of agriculture,

may employ and at pleasure remove teachers, experts and

necessary clerical assistants, for the purposes of the last section;

and with the like approval may fix and pay their compensation.

All work by the persons so employed shall be under the general

supervision and direction of the state commissioner of agricul.


[L. 1897, chap. 128, part of $ 1.]

$ 576. State weather bureau.—The state meteorological bureau

and weather service shall hereafter be known as the state weather

bureau, and shall be under the control and management of Cor

nell University. The university may appoint a director of the

bureau, but he shall not receive any compensation for his services.

The university shall continue upon its grounds at Ithaca, the cen

tral office and station for meteorological observation and experi

ment and shall if practicable establish and supervise one or more volunteer weather stations in each congressional district of the

state in co-operation with the chief of the United States weather

bureau, for the purpose of increasing the usefulness of the

weather service of the state and of the United States. The sum

of four thousand five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may

be necessary, shall be annually appropriated to be paid to Cornell

University by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller,

issued on the vouchers of the treasurer of the university, for

necessary clerical services at such central office, for printing and

distributing reports of the results and operations of such burean,

in such manner as shall be most serviceable to the people of the

state, and for the purchase, preservation and repair of proper and

necessary instruments for the work of such bureau, for the rea

sonably necessary traveling and incidental expenses of the direc

tor in the performance of his duties, and for such other expenses

as may be necessary for the efficient administration of the bureau.

[L. 1893, chap. 338, § 86, rewritten and changed by placing the whole subject under the jurisdiction of the University. 1



Section 600. Definitions.

601. The University.

602. Objects.

603. Regents.

604. Offices.

605. Duties of chancellor.

Section 606. Duties of secretary.

607. Executive committee.

608. Meetings.

609. Ordinances, by-laws and rules.

610. Records to be under seal and public.

611. Fees and gifts.

612. Regents may take testimony.

613. Copies or extracts.

614. Departments and their government.

615. Report by regents.

616. State examinations, credentials and degrees.

617. Admission and fees.

618. Diplomas and degrees.

619. Institutions in the University.

620. Visitation.

621. Registration.

622. Reports of institutions.

623. Grants of State money.

624. Grants to schools and libraries.

625. Charters.

626. Provisional charters.

627. Limited charters.

628. Limitations on incorporations.

629. Stock or business corporations.

630. Powers of chartered institutions.

Section 631. Change or suspension of charter.

632. Rechartering.

633. Dissolution.

634. Supension of operations.

635. Trusts to institutions, cities or villages.

636. Accumulation and restoration of trust funds...

637. Unauthorized use of the name college or university.

638. Misdemeanors under this article.

639. Felonies under this article.

640. Certiorari to review regents’ proceedings. [General note.- This article contains a general revision of the University law, with additions. The subject of libraries and museums has been transferred to the article on libraries, and several new provisions have been included herein.

The article also includes some provisions now in independent statutes, and others included in University ordinances. The principal powers and duties of the regents are included in this article, but many other provisions are found elsewhere in the chapter, particularly those relating to libraries, museums and academio departments in union schools.]

Section 600. Definitions.-As used in this chapter:

1. “Chartered” means incorporated by the regents or under a

general or by a special law.

2. “Secondary” refers to the four years of instruction between

elementary school and college. “Secondary school ” includes any

school or department under visitation of the University which

gives one or more years of secondary instruction.

3. “ High schools” are public schools admitted to the Univer

sity and requiring for admission the completion of the elementary school course or its equivalent, and giving a four-year course of

secondary instruction designed for general education.

“ Academies ” are similar chartered schools not supported by

local taxation. Similar schools giving less than the full four

year course are known as one, two or three year high schools or


4. “Colleges” are chartered institutions requiring for admis.

sion not less than a four year high school or academic course or

its equivalent, and having adequate libraries, museums, labora

tories and other equipment and facilities, and at least six pro

fessors or their equivalent, who give their entire time to one or

more registered courses in the liberal arts and sciences, leading

to a bachelor's degree.

5. “ Universities” are endowed and chartered institutions with

examining and degree-conferring powers, which give courses

leading to higher degrees in the general or philosophic faculty

and in not less than three special schools and which have facul

ties, libraries, museums, laboratories, and other equipment and

facilities adequate for specialized instruction of students pre

pared by previous college training, and for conserving, advanc

ing and disseminating knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences

by research and publication.

6. “Special schools” are professional, technical and other

schools, either departments of a university or independently

chartered, whose distinctive object is to train for particular

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