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STARVING OUR COLLEGE

« ■»■ UXIVKKSITY COUNCIL GBIKYAXCF. At this afternoon's meeting of the Otago University Council a sub-committee of the Finance Committee, which had considered the effect of the New Zealand University Amendment Bill on the financial position of Otago University, reported as under: The meeting considered that the provision made by the Bill was not sufficient for the University's requirements, and. further, that in view of the report of the Inspector-General of Schools in 1912 much more liberal treatment would be meted out to the northern colleges than to this University. It was rescued, therelore. that a letter be sent to the Minister urging that a further annual grant of £1.200 be set aside for the University of Otn.go. a copy of the letter to be forwarded to Messrs T. K. Sidey, M.P., and G. M. Thomson. M.P. It was further resolved that the Government be a-keil fo make provision in the Bill for subsidies at the rate of 10s in the £ to be granted on beipiests up to £5.000. with "a further prnvi-ion that not more than £I.OOO be paid in any one year to any one of the colleges. Mr G. C. Israel moved the adoption of this report. The Chancellor (the Rev. A. Cameron!, in seconding, said that when Mr Hogben was here some time ago lie investigate.! the condition of this college, as he did that of colleges elsewhere. Then he made recommendation to the Government that Victoria College and Auckland should get, in lieu of the £4.000 granted to thcin, and the special grants, a sum of £7,000 a yea''. With regard to Otago he recommended that they get £5,500, to include all special grants. Under the Bill, however, Victoria College and Auckland were to gel, £9.000 instead of the £7.000 recommended, while Otago University was to get £5,000 instead of the £5,500 recommended. It was true that they might get a fair sum from the X'ational Endowment, but so would the northern colleges. They had received word from the Minister and local members that the matter was before them. The report was adopted.

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STARVING OUR COLLEGE, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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STARVING OUR COLLEGE Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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