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As ACT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE Kansas STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS.
(Approved March 3, 1863.) SECTION 1. The College for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, which was located by an act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, entitled, “ An Act to locate and establish a College for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," approved February 16th, 1863, shall be known as the Kansas State Agricultural College.
§ 2. The government of such college is vested in a board of regents, to consist of the Governor, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and the president of the college, er-officio, and nine others, who shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate; Provided, That not more than three of those selected shall be members of the same religious denomination. Three of those appointed shall hold their office until the second Monday in January, A. D. 1865, and three until 1867, and three until 1869; and their several succcssors shall hold their office for the term of six years.
$ 3. The board of regents shall constitute the body corporate, with the right to sue and be sued, to use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure.
$4 The regents shall have the power to enact ordinances, by-laws and regulations for the government of said college; to elect a president: to fix, increase and diminish the regular number of professors and teachers, and to appoint the same, and to determine the amount of their salaries. They shall have the power to remove the president and any professor or teacher, whenever the interest of the college shall require.
E The college shall consist of four departments : 1st, The department of Agriculture 2d, Mechanic Arts. 3d, Military Science and Tactics. 4th, Literatare and Science.
$ 6. The immediate government of the several departments shall be intrusted to the president and the respective professors and teachers, but the regents shall bave the power to regulate the course of instruction, and to prescribe, under the advice of the faculty, the books and authorities to be used in the sereral departments ; also to confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are conferred by institutions of the highest grade.
7. The college shall be opened to all persons, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the regents : Provided, That no student shall be refused admittance to this college, simply because he has been expelled from some
§ 8. The board of regents shall make an exhibit of the affairs of the college, in each year, to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, setting forth the condition of the college, the amount of receipts and expenditures, the number of professors and teachers and other officers, and the compensation of each ; the 11-C
number of students in the several departments and in the different classes, the books of instruction used, an estimate of the expenses of the ensuing year, a full transcript of the journal of the proceedings for the year, together with such other information and suggestions as they may deem important, or the Superintendent of Public Instruction may require to embrace in his report, which shall be reported by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Legislature in his annual report.
$ 9. The board of regents shall report annually the progress of said college, recording any improvements and experiments made, with their cost and results, and such other matters, including State and industrial and economical statistics, as may be supposed useful, one copy of which shall be transmitted by mail, free, to all other colleges which may be endowed under the provisions of the act of Congress, entitled “An Act donating public lands to the several States which may provide colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," approved July 2d, 1862, and also one copy to the Secretary of the Interior.
10. A board of visitors, to consist of three persons, shall be appointed by the Governor, to hold their offices severally for one, two and three years, but their successors shall hold their office for three years. It shall be their duty to make a personal examination into the state and condition of the college, in all its departments and branches, once at least in each year, and report the result to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, suggesting such improvements as they may deem important, which said report shail be embodied in the report of the Superintendent.
$ 11. The regents shall have power to appoint a secretary, librarian treasurer, and such other officers as the interests of the college may require, who, shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the board, and shall receive such compensation as the board shall prescribe.
$ 12. The board of regents shall have the general supervision of the college, and the direction and control of all expenditures.
§ 13. It shall be the duty of the board of regents, at their earliest couvenience, to secure a collection of specimens in mineralogy, geology, zoology, botany, and other specimens pertaining to natural history; and whenever a geological survey of the State may be made, a complete set of specimens collected shall be deposited ir the cabinet of the college. The said board shall make provision for increasing and preserving the library and apparatus belonging to said college, and the apparatus and library that may be transferred to the State by the Beaumont Central College Association.
§ 14. The first meeting of the board of regents shall be called by the Superintendent of Public Instruction as soon as may be after the fulfillment by the Beaumont Central College Association, of an act, entitled “ An Act to locate and establish a college for the benefit of Agriculture ard the Mechanic Arts," approved February 16, 1863, but all succeeding meetings shall be calied in such manner as the said board may prescribe, and shall be held at the college building, and at least once annually.
$ 15. A majority of the board of regents shall constitute a quorum to do business.
§ 16. The rinety thousand acres of land granted to the State of Kansas by Congress, to endow a college for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, shall be used solely for the endowment of said Kansas State Agricultural College of the State of Kansas, and for no other purpose whatever; and the interest of the fund arising from the sale of said lands shall be used exclusively for the salaries of the president, professors and teachers of this college; but the principal on the moneys arising from the sale of said lands shall be invested according to law, and be a fund to remain forever undiminished.
An Act to ESTABLISH AN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE IN KENTUCKY,
(Approved February 22, 1865.) WHEREAS, The curators of the Kentucky University propose to locate their university in Fayette county, in or near the city of Lexington, and said curators and the trustees of Transylvania University propose to consolidate the two universities, and all the funds and property of each, into one corporation, under the name of the Kentucky University'; and it appearing that said curators have a cash endowment of two hundred thousand dollars, yielding an annual income of about twelve thousand dollars, and that there are cash funds of Transylvania University to be united with them, of fifty-nine thousand dollars, besides the grounds, buildings, library, apparatus, and other property of Transylvania University, of the value and cost exceeding one hundred thousand dollars; and said institution, when so consolidated, proposes to raise an additional hundred thousand dollars to purchase a farm and erect all the necessary buildings and improvements to carry on the operations of an agricultural and mechanical college, and convect therewith a model or experimental farm, with industrial pu:suits, to enable such pupils as choose to do so to sustain themselves, in whole or in part, while acquiring their education; and further propose, that the State of Kentucky shall establish the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky as one of the colleges of Kentucky University, thus consolidated, and endow the same with the income of the fund which shall arise from the sale of land scrip granted to Kentucky by the Congress of the United States, for the purpose of establishing said college ; and upon the State of Kentucky, so establishing and endowing said college, the curators of Kentucky University will furnish, in reasonable time, all the necessary lands, buildings, apparatus, etc., for such college, and proceed at once to organize said college, and put the same in operation in accordance with this act and the act of Congress, and subject to the visitorial control of the State of Kentucky in its organization and general management, and with the sole control, by the State, of its said fund, in keeping the principal of the same perpetually secure. Now, therefore, Be it enacted, etc.,
Section 1. That there shall be, and is hereby, established, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, located in the county of Fayette, in or near the city of Lexington, which shall be a college of Kentucky University.
§ 2. That the leading object in said college shall be to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts, including military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
§ 3. That to effect the said leading object of said college, there shall be ertablished therein the competent number of professorships for teaching the
sciences related to agriculture and the mechanical arts, including military tactics, which professorships shall be filled by able and competent professors, aided by such assistants, tutors, and other instructors as shall, from time to time, be necessary; and, as a part of said college, there shall be conducted an experimental or model farm, with the usual accessories thereto, and of size proportioned to the number of students; and on said farm, and in the mechanical arts, there shall be provided to the students opportunities for industrial pursuits, at stated times, whereby agriculture and the mechanical arts may be practically learned, and the student enabled to earn his support while being educated, in whole or part, by his labor and industry.
$ 4. That in the appointment of professors, instructors, and other officers and assistants of said college, and in prescribing the studies and exercises thereof, and in every part of the management and government thereof, no partiality or preference shall be shown to one sect or religious denomination over another, nor sball anything sectarian be taught therein; and persons engaged in the conducting, governing, managing, or controlling said college and its studies and exercises, in all its parts, are hereby constituted officers and agents of the whole commonwealth, in faithfully and impartially carrying out the provisions of this act for the common good, irrespective of sects or parties, political or religious.
$ 5. That the curators of Kentucky University shall organize said Agricultural and Mechanical College, by establishing the proper professorships and officers, with the salaries and compensation thereof, and filling the same, from time to time, by their appointments; provide the necessary grounds, buildings and improvements, and conduct, carry on, and manage the said college as provided in this act; and said curators, to aid them in conducting said college and defraying the expenses thereof, shall receive all the income of the fund which shall arise from the sale of the land scrip granted to the State of Kentucky by the act of Congress, entitled “An Act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanical arts," approved July 2, 1862, and which income shall be appropriated by said curators to the payment of the salaries of the professors and other officers and employees of said college, and other expenses of conducting the same, and the farm and industrial pursuits incidental thereto, and to no other purpose whatsoever; Provided, that a majority of the professors of said college shall not at any one time belong to the same ecclesiastical denomination.
$ 6. That the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint six visitors of said college, who shall constitute the board of visitors thereof, and appoint one of their number chairman of the board; and said board shall have, at all times, full power to inspect and examine into all the details of the managing and conducting of said college, and to see that all the provisions of this act are carried into complete effect, according to their true meaning and intent; and it shall be the duty of said board to report to the curators of Kentucky University all defects or departures from this act, in conducting or managing said college, and suggest the proper mode of correcting them; and said curators shall proceed to correct them; and it shall be further the duty of said board of visitors to report to every biennial meeting of the general assembly the condition and management of said college ; and if, at any time, it shall appear to the general assembly that the curators have persisted in not carrying