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-3- J. Proposed Amendments to the Governing Regulations (PR 6) President Singletary recommended that the proposed amendments to the Governing Regulations which were received and tabled at the February 9, 1981 meeting of the Board be removed from the table and approved. The proposed amendments will provide consistency between the Governing Regulations of the University and the University's current practice. Mrs. Hayes so moved. Her motion was seconded by Professor Conley and passed. (See PR 6 at the end of the Minutes.) K. Reestablishment of Department of Telecommunications (PR 7) President Singletary recommended that the Board approve the reestablishment of the Department of Telecommunications as an educational unit in the College of Communications, effective with the appointment of a chairperson or acting chairperson for the department. This proposal has been reviewed by appropriate administrators and committees, and has been recommended for approval by the University Senate. On motion by Mr. Black, seconded by Mr. Homer Ramsey and passed, the reestablishment of the Department of Telecommunications was approved. (See PR 7 at the end of the Minutes.) L. University Research Professorships (PR 8) President Singletary said it was with much pleasure that he was recommending approval of three University Research Professorships for 1981-82 to be awarded to the following professors in recognition of their outstanding research achievements: William Gragg, Department of Mathematics; Jerome Mechier, Department of English; and Professor Clasine van Winter, Departments of Physics and Mathematics. The three recipients were present at the meeting and were introduced. Following a round of applause for the three faculty members, Mr. Sturgill called for a motion for approval of the naming of these individuals as University Research Professors for 1981-82. Professor Wilson so moved. Her motion was seconded by Professor Wagner and passed unanimously. (See PR 8 at the end of the Minutes.) M. Honorary Degree Recipients (PR 9) President Singletary recommended that approval be granted for awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to Mrs. Harriette Louisa Simpson Arnow; Doctor of Letters to Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin; Doctor of Law to Mr. James C. Bowling; Doctor of Law to the Honorable John Y. Brown, Jr.; and the Doctor of Science to Dr. Stephen Diachun. The Committee on Honorary Degrees has recommended to the Graduate Faculty and the University Senate that honorary degrees be awarded to these persons and these two bodies have expressed their approval of the recommendation. Mr. Clay so moved. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Hermansdorfer and passed unanimously. (See PR 9 at the end of the Minutes.) N. Report on Tobacco and Health Research Institute President Singletary reported on the recent developments at the Tobacco and Health Research Institute. He pointed out that the current investigation, which resulted from rumors, anonymous letters, and comments of concern, was incomplete. He has turned over information to the campus police dealing with the security of