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The ordinary meeting of Iho Otago University Council was attended yesterday afternoon by the Chancellor (the Rev. A. Cameron), Drs Church and Benham, Messrs J. Roberts, C.M.G., T. K. Sidcv, M.P., MacGibbon, G. C. Israel, W. Eudey, W. J. Morrell, John Ross, and J. 11. Walker. —Condolence.— The following minute with respect to the death of Dr Shand was adopted: The Council hear with regret the news of the death of Dr Shand, who through so many years rendered signal service to the cause of education, not only within this college, but also throughout the whole Dominion. Less than a year ago Dr Shand retired from the duties of his chair, followed by the good wishes of the council, teaching staff, and a great company of students past and present. As a member of this council Dr Shand did much to promote the best interests of Mio college. He leaves behind him a name which will long be remembered and revered. The council express their sympathy with Mrs Sband and family. The council also expressed their deepest sympathy with the parents and relatives of the late Surgeon-lieutenant. Ernest Webb, who was accidentally hilled while on his wav to the front to serve his country. Dr Webb graduated as B.Eng. (mining) in 1907, and as M.B. and Ch.B. in 1914. He was always recognised as a young man of sterling character and of high ideals, and his influence for good among his fellow-students was of the best. The community could ill afford to loso men of the stamp of Dr Webb. —Works Committee.— The Works and Mines Committee recommended a number of payments, progress and final, on works, amounting to £1,367 10s; also the acceptance of the tender of ,T. and T. Christie (£9B ss) for electric lighting in the medical extensions. The committee had empowered the architect to aet, up to the amount of £SB for additional drainage.— These recommendations were ratified. —Society of Accountants. — The Xew Zealand Society of Accountants expressed willingness to increase their grant for lectures on accountancy hy £SO, provided this sum. together with the Government subsidy, were added to Mr G. W. Reid's salary. This was aereed to. the Government to b~ applied to fo? the £SO subsidy, and Mr Reid to be asked to lecture also on currency and banking. —Beverly Trust.— The registrar having submitted a statement in reference to (ho financial position of the Beverly trust, disclosing that there were no loose funds available, the Finance, Committee recommended that the council withdrav.for five years the Beverly entrance scholarship.— Agreed[to.

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL, Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914