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first of the two pass examinations referred to in the preceding regulation, he shall be allowed to appear at the next pass examination to be examined on the subject or subjects on which he may have failed, but if he shall then also find to pass, he shall not be again examined with a view to passing on such subject or subjects, until he shall have attended for one full session the class or classes in which such subject or subjects are taught.

III. Matriculation

I. There shall be a matriculation examination for students entering upon the ordinary course of study, on passing which they shall be admitted to the rank of undergraduates.

II. The examination shall be in writing and the subjects of examination shall be the following:

Classics - Virgil Aeneid, Bk II: translation of English into Latin prose: Greek Grammar: Lucian, Charon.

Candidates may profess similar portions of other classical works but in so doing cannot compete for rank or scholarships.

Arithmetric - as far as the extraction of roots inclusive.

Algebra - to end of Simple Equations (Tom hunter)

Geometry - Euclid, Book I and II

English - Bullion's Analytical and Practical Grammar.

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III. In order to pass this examination candidates must obain at least one fourth of the marks allotted to each subject.

IV. Ungrammatical language , incorrect spellings, or illegible writing shall be sufficient reason for rejecting the papers of candidates.

IV. Honours

I. Honours shall be awarded for distinguished merit at examinations but only in one or more of the following departments, and only when such merit reaches the prescribed standard in all the subjects of a department:

1. Classics including Latin and Greek 2. Mathematics and Natural Philosophy 3. Chemistry and Natural Science 4. Logic, Metaphysics and Ethics 5. Rhetoric, English Literature and History

II. Examinations for Honours in any department shall be open to Candidates only after they complete their attendance on classics prescribed for graduation in that department and provided they appear at the first or second examination for Honours after completing such attendance.

III. If a candidate shall present himself at the first examination for Honours after completing the prescribed attendance on classics and shall fail at that examination on any subject or subjects, he may present himself at the next examination for Honours for examination in the subject or subjects on which he may have previously failed.

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IV. First class Honours in any department shall be awarded to candidates who obtain one half the number of marks allotted to each paper and three fourths of the total number of marks allotted to the department.

V. Second class Honours in any department shall be awarded to candidates who obtain one half the number of marks allotted to each paper and two-thirds of the total number of marks allotted to the department

VI. Honours obtained in any department shall be publicly announced immediately after being awarded and the names of successful candidates shall be inserted in the first merit lists published thereafter, and again at the time of graduation Honour men being graduates shall be announced as having graduated with the honours obtained by them at any time during their course of study.

V. Graduation in Science

I. The degree of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) may be obtained for distinguished merit in either of the following groups of subjects:

A. 1. Mathematics and Natural Philosophy 2. Chemistry and Natural Science

B. 1. Logic, Metaphysics, and Ethics 2. Classics - Latin and Greek 3. History, Rhetoric and English Literature

II. The degree shall be conferred on candidates who by confomring to the regulation respecting Honours, obtain first class Honours in each of the departments under

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group A, provided they shall have completed one session of attendance on the classes of Junior Latin, Junior Greek, Logic and Metaphysics, and on either of the classes of French, German, or English Literature.

III. The degree shall be conferred on candidates who, by conforming to the regulations respecting Honours, obtain first class Honours in Logic, Metaphysics, and Ethics and second class Honours in Classics, History, Rhetoric and English Literature, provided they shall have completed one session of attendance on the class of Junior Mathematics, either of the classes of Chemistry, or Natural Science, and either of the classes of French or German.

IV. In the case of alumni of former years being graduates in Arts the conditions on which the degree may be conferred shall be limited to their appearing at any examination for Honours and obtaining the Honours required by either the second or third of the preceding regulations.

The Senate agreed that the printed "Regulations affecting students" shall be interpreted and applied consistently with the foregoing Regulations.

It was resolved that the foregoing Regulations be read to the students in the Classical Room tomorrow at three o'clock.

Closed with prayer.

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

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Queen's University April 6th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

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

The minutes of the last meeting, held March 29th were read and approved.

[margin] Examiners of Macnee's thesis [/margin]

Professors Williamson and Dupuis were appointed to examine the Thesis for M.A. by P.C. Macnee B.A.

[margin] balance of scholarship to A. McMurchy [/margin]

An application was received from Archibald McMurchy for the balance of the scholarship gained by him last session, which balance he did not receive owing to his having had to leave before the close of the session in bad health. The Senate agreed to the application in consideration of Mr. McMurchy's diligence and good behaviour as a student.

[margin] affliation of Col. of Dental Surgeons disapproved [/margin]

There was read a communication of date 23d ult. from J.B. Willmott D.D.L Toronto, Secretary of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario setting forth the aims and efforts of the said College towards raising the standard of professional attainment and containing in behalf of the College the expression of a desire for affliation with this University on such terms as will admit of a degree in Dental Surgery being conferred on qualified candidates. There was also submitted a printed copy of the Act respecting Dentistry as amended and the By-laws of "The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario". After due consideration

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was resolved that while sympathizing with the said College in its endeavour to raise the standard of professional attainment yet the Senate constituted as at present does not deem it advisable that it should assume the responsiblity of conferring degrees in dentistry and therefore respectfully declines to encourage negotiations having in view the affliation of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons with this University

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W. Snodgrass, D.D., Principal J.B. Mowat, Secretary ______________________ [margin] Ap. 10th 1875 [/margin]

Queen's University April 10th 1975

The Senate met and was constituted.

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

The minutes of the last meeting held April 6th were read and approved.

[margin] A. McKillop admitted to examination [/margin]

The Senate agreed to allow Alexander McKillop who has attended classes only since the Christmas holidays to appear at the coming examination, he having been prevented by sickness from attending during the previous part of the session.

[margin] medical certificate A. Love [/margin]

A medical certificate was read in behalf of Andrew Love to the effect that he had been prevented by sickness from engaging in close study during the latter part of the session.

The Senate proceeded to revise the Calendar for next session.

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In accordance with the report of the Committee the Senate refused to sustain Mr. Macnee's Thesis.

[margin] Asselstine & Herald admitted to examination [/margin]

Letters from Messrs. Asselstine and Herald undergraduates of the fourth year were read, explaining their absence from more than one fifth of the meetings of certain classes, and praying to be admitted to the University examinations notwithstanding such absence. The Senate after considering their explanation acceded to their prayer.

Closed with prayer.

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

Queen's University April 27th 1875

The Senate met and was constituted.

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

The minutes of the last meeting held 10th inst. were read and approved.

[margin] undergraduate [/margin]

On a review of the written examinations in Arts the Senate sustained the University examination of the following undergraduates in Arts named in the order of merit:

First year 1. James Ross 2. George Macdonald 3. Thomas Scales 4. James William Mason 5. Frederick C. Heath 6. John G. Creegan

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7. George Bell 8. Robert Nairn 9. Robert Ferguson 10. George Ritchie 11. Donald McCannel 12. John Chisholm 13. George M. Thomson 14. Duncan Macarthur 15. James Henry Ballagh 16. James Alexander Grant

Second year 1. John Reeve Lavell 2. David Philip Clapp 3. Alexander McKillop 4. James Wilson Motherwell 5. Lewis William Shannon 6. John Hamilton 7. William Henderson Irvine 8. Henry Macpherson Dyckinson 9. Charles McDowell 10. Frank Arthur Drummond

Third year 1. John Brown McLaren 2. James George Stuart 3. John Ferguson 4. Patrick Anderson Macdonall 5. George Claxton 6. Hugh Cameron

[margin] Bachelors [/margin]

On a review of the written examinations the Senate sustained the University examination of the following undergraduates of the fourth year in Arts, named in the order of merit.

1. Thomas Dickie Cumberland 2. Robert Walker Shannon

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3. John Ball Dow 4. George Richard Webster 5. Archibald McMurchy 6. Alexander Hugh Scott 7. John Mordy 8. Thomas Stuart Glassford 9. John Pringle 10. Charles McKillop 11. William Mundell 12. James Macarthur

and further the resolved to confer and hereby do confer on each of these above named undergraduates of the fourth year the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

The following candidates failed to pass in the subjects mentioned after their respective names.

[margin] passed partially [/margin]

Second year James Cumberland - Classics, Chemistry Henry Lunam - Classics, Chemistry, Mathematics Gilbert C. Patterson - Classics John Strange - Classics, Chemistry, Mathematics Joseph F. White - Classics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Third year Andrew Nugent - Metaphysics, French

Fourth year Henry Amey Asselstine - Ethics

The following candidates failed to obtain the minimum total.

Second year Lunam, Strange, and White

Third year Nuget.

Fourth year Asselstine and Herald

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It was found that honours had been gained at the University examinations as follows:

[margin] honour men [/margin]

Second year D.P. Clapp - English Literature, first class W.H. Irvine - Mathematics, second class

Third year J. Ferguson - Metaphysics, first class P.A. Macdonald - French, first class

Fourth year G.R. Webster - Ethics, first class

It was found that the University prizes had been gained as follows:

[margin] Univer. Prizemen [/margin]

I. Prince of Wales - Thomas D. Cumberland II. Montreal - B. Brown McLaren III. Montreal - J.R. Lavell IV. Montreal - James Ross

It was found the scholarships had been gained as follows in Arts:

[margin] scholars in Arts [/margin]

First year 1. Hardy Memorial - James Ross 2. Synod (1) - Robert Navin 3. St. Andrews' - Robert Ferguson 4. Henry Class Memorial - Donald McCannel

Second year 1. Kingston - J.R. Lavell 2. Synod (2) - Alex. McKillop

Third year Synod (3) - J.G. Stuart

In consideration of the rank attained by J. W. Mason at this examination the Senate agreed to give him the rank of undergraduate notwithstanding his not having attended the mtriculation examination.

On a review of the written examination

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