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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 4, Number 8 (May 1903)

University appropriations,   pp. 293-294


Page 293


                  University Appropriations.             293-
   Class Day Orator - Stephen J. MiciMlahon.
   Farewell to the' Buildings -James F. Dougherty.
   Farewell to Underclassmen - Julia Mi. Anderson.
   Farewell to the Factfty--William J. Hagenah.
          UNIVERSITY APPROPRIATIONS.
   The university, while not faxing as well at the hands of the
 present legislature as many may have wished, has nevertheless,
 been given generous treatment. An appropriation is made for.
 the first time for the department of domestic science, which is
to be established, and specific sums are provided for the other
departments. The bill passed is a substitute for 107s, which was
introduced early in the session, but asked for too much money,
and the regents drew up a new bill.
   The bill as passed appropriates $478,500 for the use of the
 university for the coming two years. The college of agriculture
 is given $7,500; the college of engineering, $7,500; the school
 of commerce, $4,000; the pre-medical course, $5,000; the co1-
 lege of letters and science, $17,000 ; the department of domes
 tic science, $7,500. This amount for the university expendi-r
 tures in the departments will be raised by an additional state
 tax.
   The library of the university is to receive annually for a pe-
 riod of two years $7,500 for the purchase of books and pamph-
 lets. The regents were especially anxious to have this item in
 the bill, for the library is in urgent need of a book fund.
   The amount appropriated for improvements and additions to
 the university buildings and grounds is $318,500. It is dis-
 tributed as follows: For the equipment of agricultural hall,
 $25,000; for the purchase of apparatus for engineering school,
 laboratories, etc., $30,000; for the construction of the new


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