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Page 2 - Maryland by the charter of 1867 ; in 1870 the Trustees met and elected their President and Secretary. The President of the University was chosen in 1874. Lectures were first delivered in 1876. The Trustees are the ultimate source of authority in all matters pertaining to the University. The President of the University is ex officio a member of the Board, and mediates between it and the Faculty. The Academic Council of the Faculty guides the various departments of study, and selects the Fellows. President,...
Page 1 - Newtown," was soon afterwards changed by the General Court to Cambridge, in recognition of the English University where many of the colonists had been educated. The following year (1638) John Harvard, a non-conforming clergyman of England, who had been in the colony about one year, died at Charlestown, leaving half of his whole property and his entire library (about 300 volumes) to the institution. The...
Page v - D. degrees. Such practices make foreigners suspicious of the significance of our higher degrees. We ask that the Doctor's degree be given only to persons competent to advance knowledge in some department, and trained as resident graduates in some university of high rank.