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SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF

PRESIDENT SCHURMAN

1908 - 1909

WITH APPENDICES CONTAINING REPORTS OF THE TREASURER,
DEANS OF FACULTIES, DIRECTORS OF COLLEGES,
THE REGISTRAR, LIBRARIAN, AND

OTHER OFFICERS

ITHACA, New YORK
PUBLISHED BY THE UNIVERSITY

NOVEMBER, 1909

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGES

5-9

I STATE SUPPORT AND CONTROL OF UNIVERSITY.
Bill Providing for the Appointment of Trustees by

the Governor..
Cornell a State-and-Endowed University.

8-9

9

II TRUSTEES AND FACULTIES ..

Changes in the Board of Trustees.
Mortality in the Faculty.
Retirement of Dean Crane.
Leaves of Absence..
Promotions in the Faculty.
New Appointments to the Faculty.
Faculty Statistics.....
Salaries of Professors and Instructors.

10--16

IO IO-II II-12

I 2 12-13 13-15

15

15-16

16-21 16-19

19

19-21

III STUDENTS

Statistics of Enrollment
Geographical Distribution of Students.

A New Residential Hall .....
IV CollegES AND DEPARTMENTS

The Graduate School..
The College of Arts and Sciences.
The College of Law
The Medical College.
The New York State Veterinary College
The New York State College of Agriculture
The College of Architecture
The College of Civil Engineering.
The Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and

Mechanic Arts..
The Summer Session
The Military Department.

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V THE LIBRARY

44-45

VI THE INFIRMARY

45-46

VII FINANCES

47

VIII Needs OF THE UNIVERSITY'...

47-48 3
15

1-71

4
5-6

3
6-14

3
6-14
14

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15

4
14

*The index here given covers only pages, 3 to 14 of the Treasurer's Report, but

on page 15 will be found a list of Schedules which will serve as an index for pages

15 to 71.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

FOR 1908-1909

To the Board of Trustees:

The President of the University has the honor to submit to the Board of Trustees the following Report for the year 1908-1909. The Report covers the period from September 30th, 1908, to September 30th, 1909.

STATE SUPPORT AND CONTROL OF UNIVERSITY

The increasing appropriations made by the State of New York for the Agricultural College and the Veterinary College have raised the question whether in view of its large participation in the maintenance of the University the State should not also participate more largely and actively in its control. The vital dependence of these colleges upon the other departments of the University, the relation of Cornell University to the State, and the reasons for a considerable measure of State control in the government of the University were lucidly described by Dr. Andrew S. Draper, State Commissioner of Education, in an address given before the joint meeting of the Associated Academic Principals and the

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