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University of Louisiana. Board of Administrators. Report, <1850>-
Report of the Board of Administration of the University of Louisiana. [The report is in very small print.] The Board was deep in a struggle to
build a university from the ground up. Faculties of Law and Medicine had been created and a prep school begun, but it was going to founder for lack of
funds to pay teachers. There was a financial statement beginning in 1848 that mostly showed amounts spent on creating buildings and repairing others
taken over. They said politely that if the State was serious about a University, it had to plan on considerable outlay and soon, otherwise the Board's
hard work would have been in vain. University reputations could only be built by degrees. *********************** Report of the University of
Louisiana. In January 1857, the Board of Administrators sent a report to the Legislature. In eight years of operation, the Law School had graduated 243,
roughly 30/yr. The Medical School had graduated 2,300, with a current class of 240. The faculties of Arts and Sciences had not been funded at all,
so young people had to go to a hostile environment in the North for a college education. The State had spent money to create other small colleges in
outlying areas, but had not done much for the school in the population center. The University needed $2,000 for a library, $30,000 for a dormitory
and classroom building, and at least $10,000/yr for salaries for a President and professors in Arts and Sciences. There is a fine line between advocacy
and scolding. *********************** Report of the Board of Administrators of the University of Louisiana. General Assembly. The report for 1858
was dated March 2, 1859. [Little black spots make this report somewhat difficult to read.] There was a report on the student population which
totaled 493. The school had a real need for a science faculty; these men could teach and provide useful atmospheric and riverine data. Both the Law School
and Medical School needed libraries. A plan for a Normal School was in progress.
Title:   Report of the Board of Administrators of the University of Louisiana.
OCLC Number:   1418779965
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