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A meeting of the Otago University Council, held this afternoon, was attended by the Chancellor (Mr Justice Williams), the Vice-Chancellor (Mr E. B. Cargill), the Rev. A. Cameron, Dr Hocken, Dr Burns, Dr Shand, Professor Sale, and Mr D. R White. THE LATE PR r ARK Eft Mr E. B. Cargill said he thought before proceeding with the ordinary business it would be fitting if they placed on record a sense of thelo33 the University had sustained by the death of Dr Parker. He would move—- " That this Council record its profound sense of tho loss which the University has sustained in the death of Dr Parker, who has been cut off while at the height of his powere and usefulness, and appreciation of the good service which he has rendered to the University as an able teacher, a skilful organiser, and an indefatigable scientific worker during the seventeen and a-half year 3in which he held the position of professor of biologv in the University and curator of the University and Mu3eum. That the registrar be instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to the representatives of the late professor, as a token of the Council's deep sympathy with tho bereaved family." The Chancellor, in seconding the motion, said: lam sure the councillors will unanimously assent to this resolution. For my own part I think that the University, and, indeed, the colony,has sustained an i rreparable lossinthedeathoftheprofe.ssor. Not only was he successful in the science which it was his duty to teach, but he rendered himself beloved by his pupils and bv everyone who came in contact with him. That the Council should pass this resolution, and that a copy of it should be forwarded to his bereaved family, is nothing more than ju3t and fitting. I would suggest, gentlemen, that the resolution should simply bo put and that we should siguify an assent to it by Btanding up. The Chancellor's suggestion was adopted, and the motion carried unanimously. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. The Finance Committee reported that accounts amounting to £634 83 Id had been passed for payment, and that the credit balance on the 15th inst. was £1,071 18< Id. A draft summary of the receipts and expenditure for the remainder of the financial year had been presented to the Committee, and from this it was apparent that the estimated expenditure would require all available funds, leaving no margin for any unforeseen items. The report was adopted. THE CHAIR OF BIOLOGY. _ The Council went into committee to consider the principles on which the professor of biology Bhould be appointed.

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL., Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL. Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897