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Queen's University Senate Minute Book (Volume 2) 1855-1877

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unanamously agree to the sentence passed on the 16th utl. on Messrs. White and McDowell, and has not yet felt itself in a position to dispose of a petition received from the students in reference thereto, but whereas the conduct of the majority of the students in deserting their classes on Friday last is subversive of discipline and detrimental to the best interests of the College: Therefore resolved that no further action can be taken by the Senate in the matter of the petition until the students return to their classes: and it is further resolved that public intimation be given that such students as do not return to their classes on or before Thursday the 4th inst. unless detained by sickness satisfactorily certified, shall be expelled.

A copy of the above minute wsa handed to the deputation.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ______________________ [margin] March 2d 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 2d 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, Watson and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of the meetings held Feb 2th and March 1st were read and approved.

[margin] petition anent McDowell & White [/margin]

The Senate having resumed consideration of the petition of the students anent the sentence passed on Messrs McDowell

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[Mc]Dowell and White came to an agreement as to the tenour of what the reply should be, and appointed the Principal and Professors Dupuis, Ferguson, Watson and Rev. D. Ross a Committee to frame a minute on the subject.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ____________________

[margin] March 3d 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 3d 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved.

[margin] petition anent McDowell & White [/margin]

The Committee appointed yesterday reported the following minute: The Senate having resumed consideration of the petition of the students respecting the sentence passed on Messrs. White and McDowell, and having carefully reviewed all the grounds upon which it was based, finds no reason for recalling it or modifying any part of it. This minute was unanimously agreed to and appointed to be read this morning after prayer.

[margin] Intimation to absentees on 16th ult. [/margin]

It was also agreed that the following intimation be made: The Senate having declared that the desertion of classes by students on Friday last is subversive of discipline and detrimental to the best interests of the College, and

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this being still its opinion, reserves to itself the right to take such action in the premises as to it may seem proper.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ___________________________ [margin] March 4th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 4th 1975

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of yesterday's meeting were read and approved.

[margin] case of discipline [/margin]

A case of discipline was taken up and disposed of.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ________________________[margin] March 6th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 6th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson and Watson.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

[margin] apologies for absence on 16th ult. [/margin]

Apologies were received and accepted from R.W. Shannon, L.W. Shannon, Mason, Love, Nairn, Thomson, Taylor, and C. McEachern, for uniting with the majority of the students in deserting their classes on Friday.

[margin] Andrews' Univ. [/margin]

There was read a letter from the Secretary of St. Andrews' University Missionary Society expressing the gratification of the

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Society with the Report of Charles McKillop the holder of their scholarship.

[margin] D.D. on Principal Coven [/margin]

In accordance with the report of the committee on honorary degrees the Senate agreed to confer on the usual conditions the degree of Doctor of Divinity on Principal Coven of Knox's College.

[margin] report on honours & science degrees [/margin]

The Committee on honours and science degrees gave in their report, which was read, and its further consideration deferred till a future meeting.

A case of discipline was taken up and disposed of.

[margin] students present on 16th [/margin]

The Senate found that the following were the students present on Friday the 16th ult. viz. Mordy, McMurchy, John Ferguson, McDowell, White, Hamilton, and Alex. McKillop, and all the Divinity students.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary _________________________ [margin] March 13th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 13th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, Watson and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of the last meeting held 6th inst. were read and approved after amendment.

[margin] medical programme [/margin]

The programme of days and subjects for the University examination in Medicine was arranged and is as follows:

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[date] [time] [subject] [examiners]
Monday 15th 2 P.M. Materia Medica Drs. Lavell & Fowler
Tuesday 16th 2 P.M. Practice of Medicine Drs. Oliver & H. Yates
Wednesday 17th 2 P.M. Chemistry Dr. Neish & Prof. Dupuis
Thursday 18th 2 P.M. Surgery Drs. O. Yates & Sullivan
Friday 19th 2 P.M. Anatomy Drs. Saunders & Dupuis
Saturday 20th 2 P.M. Practical chemistry Prof. Dupuis
Monday 22d 2 P.M. Obstetrics Drs. Fowler & Lavell
Tuesday 23d 2 P.M. Institutes of medicine Drs. Sullivan & O. Yates
Wednesday 24th 2 P.M. Jurisprudence Drs. H. Yates & Oliver
Wednesday 24th 4 P.M. Botany Drs. Neish & Dupuis
The examinations to be held in Convocation Hall.

[margin] Prize essays to be awarded [/margin]

In accordance with the report of Committees, the Senate agreed to adjudge University Prizes for the following essays VIII. Essay on Light with motto, Diaitque Deus Fiat lusc et [?] IX. Essay on Kant's Critique with motto, Runciman X. Essay on Milton, with motto, Patriacara, carie libertus.

The Essays given in for Prizes V, VI, VII were not considered of sufficient merit to have prizes awarded to them.

[margin] Macnee's subject of thesis approved [/margin]

The Senate approved of the subject of Thesis for M.A. proposed by P. C. Macnee B.A. viz. The nebular hypothesis and the electrical theory.

The Senate again took up the subject of honours, and science degrees, and resolved to renew the consideration of it at a future meeting.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ____________________ [margin] March 20th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 20th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

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Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, Watson, and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of the last meeting held 13th inst. were read approved.

[margin] application from A. McTaggart anent B.D. [/margin]

A letter was read from Alpheus McTaggart B.A. of Earlham College, Indiana, enquiring whether he could be admitted to the examination for B.D. The Secretary was instructed to inform him that only such candidates are admitted to this examination who have taken our course in theology or can furnish certificates of having taken an equivalent course in some other College.

[margin] curriculum to be changed [/margin]

The subject of the curriculum was again taken up and after discussion the Senate appointed a Committee consisting of the Principal, Professors Dupuis and Watson to consider it further and report to next meeting.

Closed with prayer

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary __________________

[margin] March 26th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 26th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson and Watson.

The minutes of last meeting held 20th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] change in curriculum [/margin]

The Senate proceeded to discuss proposed changes in the curriculum and in the mode of awarding of scholarships.

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It was agreed to adjourn the farther consideration of them till tomorrow.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary _________________________ [margin] March 27th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University March 27th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, Watson, and Rev. D. Ross.

The minutes of yesterday's meeting were read and approved.

[margin] programme of final examination [/margin]

The following programme of the University examination was adopted:

9 AM to 1 P.M. I II III IV
Monday 12 logic minerology & geology
Tuesday 13 mathematics botany & geology
Wednesday 14 English literature* French natural philosophy
Thursday 15 mathematics* mathematics minerology*
Friday 16 English language metaphysics
Saturday 17 chemistry French* ethics
Monday 19 Anglo-Saxon* natural philosophy history
Tuesday 20 Latin English literature history*
Wednesday 21 chemistry* classics classics
Thursday 22 Greek classics metaphysics* natural philosophy*
Friday 23 classics* mathematics* ethics*
* honours examination

The proposed changes in the curriculum and the mode of awarding scholarships were again considered, and their final consideraiton was deferred till Monday at three o'clock.

Closed with prayer.

W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ______________________

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Queen's University March 29th 1975

The Senate met and was constituted.

Sederunt Principal Snodgrass, Professors Williamson, Mowat, Dupuis, Ferguson, and Watson.

The minutes of the meeting held 27th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] new regulations [/margin]

The Senate agreed to the following Regulations:

I. Curriculum in Arts - Time table: The subjects included in the ordinary course of study and the time table for class meetings shall be the following:

9 A.M. Senior Mathematics 3 days per week Logic and Metaphysics daily Junior Hebrew daily

10 A.M. Junior Mathematics daily French and German daily in alternate sessions. German, next session

11 A.M. Junior Latin - daily History - daily Chemistry - daily

12 Senior Latin - four days per week Natural Philosophy - daily

2 P.M. Junior Greek - daily Natural Science - daily

3 P.M. Senior Greek - four days per week Ethics - four days per week

4 P.M. - Rhetoric and English Literature - daily

[margin] examination for B.A. [/margin]

II. Ordinary Curriculum for graduation in Arts.

I. The ordinary curriculum with a view to the degree of Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) (except as provided in the next following regulation) shall extend over four sessions and shall include attendance for not less than one

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session on each of the following classes, viz. Junior Latin, Junior Greek, Junior Mathematics, Senior Latin, Senior Greek, Senior Mathematics, Chemistry, Logic and Metaphysics, Ethics, Natural Philosophy, Rhetoric and English Literature, not less than one session in either of the classes of History or Natural Science, and not less than one session in either of the classes of French, German, or Junior Hebrew.

II. Any intrant who shall satisfy the Senate on examination that he is qualified to attend the Senior classes of Latin, Greek, and Mathematics, or any one of these classes may be admitted to such Senior class or classes without being required to attend the Junior class or classes, and when a student shall be thus admitted to the Senior classes of both Latin and Greek his course of study for the degree of Bachelor of Arts may be completed within three sessions.

[margin] 5 words interlined [/margin]

III. Candidates for graduation and students in connection with the Church having in view the ministry of the Church of Scotland must take the class of Senior Mathematics before the class of Natural Philosophy, the class of Logic and Metaphysics before that of Ethics, and the class of Chemistry before that of Natural Science.

IV. Except as provided in preceding regulations the classes may be taken in any order by students intending to graduate and any student to whom the second or third of the preceding regulations does not apply may, on payment of the

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required fees, be enrolled in any class or classes which he may desire to attend.

V. In each class occasional examination in writing held at such times as the Professor may appoint shall form part of the work required of students who follow the ordinary curriculum, but the number of such examinations in any class during a session shall not exceed the number of hours per week at which that class is required to meet.

VI. There shall be two pass examinations annually - one at the close of a session and the other at the commencement of the following session - on such days and at such hours as the Senate shall appoint.

VII. Students who are candidates for graduation must undergo a pass examination on the subject or subjects taught in every class of the course prescribed for graduation.

VIII. When a student shall have completed the required attendance on any class he may present himself for examination on the subject or subjects tonight in that class, at either the first or second pass examination which shall occur next after the completing of his attendance, but he shall not be allowed to appear for examination on such subject or subjects, at any subsequent pass examination unless with special permission of the Senate granted on account of sickness or some similar cause duly certified.

IX. If a student shall fail to pass at the

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