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[10] > Image [10] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1910-02-may31.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

MINUTES OF TEE BOARD OF TRUSTEEES - May 31, 1910 the farmers a desire for agricultural education. The Agricultural College has gotten little or nothing from the station in the instruction of its matriculates or in the inspirati n which comes from contact with living agricultural specialists. The Agricultural College has not gotten from the establishment and endowment of this Department under the hatch Act what the Federal Government, the Commonwealth and the University had a right to expect. I give you a solemn warning now and here in this my last official utterance as President, that you cannot afford Longer to neglect this matter and allow things to drift and crystallize apart as they have been doing. The ELxeriment Station is by law not a self-contained unit, but an integral and essential department of the Agricultural College, and should bear a large part in its up-building and development, instead of standing apart in a quasi-benevolent attitude. Measures for more effective co-operation are, I under- stand, under consideration from which let us hope substantial results may follow. Be it remembered that land-grant colleges received their original endowment from Congress with the express purpose and intention that they should build up strong colleges of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. In the latter, as interpreted by the different phases of engineering, we have achieved our most marked success. Our graduates in engineering have been in demand for years. The high grade of work (or) which they have been able are capable of doing places them in the first rank of engineers in America. While our scientists and classical scholars have stood well to the front and take rank as the best, their numbers are and have been relatively small, the en- gineers in number leading the way. Of the two, viz: The College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts, the former is the better equipped for work. In Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Biology and associated subjects it is and has been strong, but its courses of study do not attract matriculates for the degree. The B. S. degree is not sought as it should be and yet graduates in science are in great demand all over the country. The A. B. course, though the