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the graduate of the common school can commence, pursue and finish a course of study, terminating in thorough theoretic and practical instruction in those sciences and arts which bear directly upon agriculture and kindred industrial pursuits.
Sec. 14. No student shall be admitted to the institution who is not fifteen years of age, and who does not pass a satisfactory examination in arithmetic, geography, grammar, reading, spelling Aid penmanship.
Sec. 15. The course of instruction shall embrace the English language and literature, mathematics, civil engineering, agricultural chemistry, animal and vegetable anatomy, and physiology, the veterinary art, entomology, geology, and such other natural sciences as may be prescribed, technology, political, rural and household economy, horticulture, moral philosophy, history, book keeping, and especially the application of science and the mechauic arts to practical agriculture in the field.
Sec. 16. A full course of study in the institution shall embrace not less than four years. The State Board of Agriculture may institute winter courses of lectures, for others than students of the institution, under necessary rules and regulations.
Sec. IT. The academical term shall extend from the last Wednesday in February to the last Wednesday of November, in each year; the vacation shall extend from the last Wednesday in November to the last Wednesday of February, and there shall be no other vacation whatever. The next term of the institution may commence at such time as the State Board of Agriculture shall determine. The Board may at any time temporarily suspend the College in case of fire, the prevalence of fatal diseases, or other unforeseen calamity.
Sec. 18. Three hours of each day shall be devoted by every student of the College to labor upon the farm, and no person shall be exempt except for physical disability. By a vote of the Board of Agriculture, at such seasons and in such exigencies as demand it, the hours of labor may be increased to four hours, or diminished to two and one-half hours.
Sec. 19. The State Board of Agriculture shall be vested with discretion to charge tuition or not, as they may deem most conducive to the interests of the institution, unless acts of the Legislature, making appropriations for its support, shall otherwise direct. The Board may make discriminations in regard to tuition between students from this State and from other States. One-third of the tuition charged for the academic term shall be paid in advance, and shall be forfeited in case the student abandons the institution.
Sec. 20. The State Board of Agriculture shall have the general control and supervision of the State Agricultural College, the farm pertaining thereto, and lands which may be vested in the college by State legislation; of all appropriations made by the State, for the support of the same, and also the management of any lands that may hereafter be donated by the general government to this State, in trust for the promotion of agriculture and industrial pursuits. The Board shall have plenary power to adopt all such ordinances, by-laws and regulations, not in conflict with this act, as they may deem necessary to secure the successful operation of the College, and promote its designed objects.
Sec. 21. It shall be the duty of the State Board of Agriculture to choose a President of the State Agricultural College before the commencement of the next term of the institution; they shall then proceed to choose such professors, tutors, and employes, as the necessities of the institution demand. In case of vacancy in the office of President, or in case a suitable man cannot be selected, the President of the State Board of Agriculture, or such member of the Board as shall be designated by them, shall be president pro tern, of the College, who shall receive such compensation for his services as the Board shall determine.
Sec. 22. The Boarti shall fix the salaries of the President, professors and other employes, and prescribe their respective duties. The Board may remove the President or subordinate officers, and supply all vacancies.
Sec. 23. The Board shall have power to regulate the course of instruction, and prescribe, with the advice of the Faculty, thebooks to be used in the institution; and also to confer, for similar or equal attainments, similar degrees or testimonials to those conferred by the University of Michigan.
Sec. 24. The President, professors, farm manager and tutors, shall constitute the Faculty of the State Agricultural College. The President of the College shall be the President of the Faculty. The Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture shall be a member and Secretary of the Faculty.
Sec. 25. The Faculty shall pass all needful rules and regulations necessary to the government and discipline of the College, regulating the routine of labor, study, meals, and the duties and exercises, and all such rules and regulations as are necessary to the preservation of morals, decorum and health.
Sec. 26. The Faculty shall have charge of the laboratories, library, and museums of the institution.
Sec. 27. The Faculty shall make an annual report by the first Wednesday of December, of each year, to^the State Board of Agriculture, signed by the President and Secretary, containing, such information and recommendations as the welfare of the institution, in their opinion, demands. Any members of the Faculty may make a minority report if they disagree with the conclusions of the majority, which the Faculty shall communicate to the Board. No communication at any other time, from members of the Faculty, shall be entertained by the Board, unless they have been submitted to a meeting of the Faculty, and sanctioned by a majority.
Sec. 28. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the State Agricultural College, and it shall be his duty to see that the rules and regulations of the State Board of Agriculture, and the rules and regulations of the Faculty be observed and executed.
Sec 29. The subordinate officers and employes, not members of the Faculty, shall be under the direction of the President, and in the recess of the Board, removable at his discretion, and he may supply vacancies that may be thus or otherwise created; his action in these respects shall be submitted to the approval of the State Board of Agriculture at their next meeting'.
Sec. 30. The President may or may not perform the duties of a professor, as the State Board of Agriculture shall determine. If he performs the duties of a professor, or in case the duties of President are exercised by a president pro tern., a superintendent of the farm may be appointed, who shall have the general superintendence of the business pertaining to the farm, the land, and other property of the institution, and who shall be a member of the Faculty.
Sec. 31. The President and Secretary, together with the superintendent of the farm, if there be one, and in case there is not one, then one of the professors to be elected by the Faculty, shall constitute a committee to fix the rate of wages allowed to students, and rate of board. In assessing the Board, it shall be so estimated that no profit shall be saved to the institution, and as near as possible at the actual cost. The rates of wages allowed, and rate of charge rbr board, shall, if practicable, be submitted to the State Board of Agriculture before they take effect.
Sec. 32. For current expenditures at the State Agricultural College, specific sums shall be set aside, in the hands of their treasurer, by the State Board of Agriculture, which shall be subject to the warrants of the President of the College, countersigned by the Secretary. All moneys due to the institution, or received in its behalf, shall be collected and received by the Secretary, and deposited by him with the Treasurer of the State Board of Agriculture. The Secretary shall, with his annual report, render a full and complete account of all moneys received and all warrants drawn on the Treasurer, as Secretary of the College, and shall file and preserve all vouchers, receipts, -correspondence, or other papers relating thereto.
Sec. 33. When the lands of the institution shall be brought to such a condition of maturity as to promise satisfactory resuits, the State Board of Agriculture shall make such rules and regulations as they may deem necessary, cause such comparisons, tests, trials and experiments, scientific and practical, to be made as may, in their opinion, conduce to the instruction of the student and the progress of agriculture, and shall cause the results to be published in the annual report.
Sec. 34. All the swamp lands granted to the State of Michigan by act of Congress, approved September twenty-eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, situate in the townships of Lansing and Meridian, in the county of Ingham, and Dewitt and Bath, in the county of Clinton, of which no sale has been made, or^for which no certificates of sale have been issued by the Commissioner of the Land Office, are hereby granted, and vested in the State Board of Agriculture, and placed in the possession of the State Agricultural College, for the exclusive use and benefit of the Institution, subject only to the provisions relating to drainage and reclamation of the act of Congress donating the same to the State.
Sec. 35. The State Board of Agriculture shall have authority to sell and dispose of any portions of the swamp lands mentioned in the preceding section of this act, and use the same,, or the proceeds thereof, for the purpose of draining, fenqing, or in any manner improving such other portions of said lands as it may be deemed advisable to bring under a high state of cuU tivation, for the promotion of the objects of the State Agricultural College. The terms and conditions of the sale of the portions of the above described lands thus disposed of, shall be prescribed by the State Board of Agriculture, and deeds of the same, executed and acknowledged, in their official capacity, by the President and Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, shall be good and valid in law.
Sec. 36. David Carpenter, of Lenawee county; Justus Gage, of Cass county; Philo Parsons, of Wayne county; Hezekiah G. Wei's, of Kalamazoo county; Silas A. Yerkes, of Kent, c )unty, and Charles Rich, of Lapeer county, are hereby constituted and appointed the first State Board of Agriculture. At