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who has not received the votes of one-third of all the alumni

voting at said election. If there shall be a failure to elect one

or more trustees because a' candidate has failed to receive the

votes of one-third of the alumni voting, then the alumni person

ally present at such meeting shall proceed to elect by a majority

vote from the candidates for the place to be filled (full term or

vacancy as the case may be), not elected on the first ballot, having

the highest pluralities, if there be a sufficient number thereof; but

not more than two candidates for each place thus to be filled shall

be so voted for.

[L. 1865, chap. 585, part of $ 2, as amended by L. 1896, chap. 238, rewritten without intended change.]

§ 559. Alumnus defined.--An alumnus of Cornell university is

a person who has received a degree from the university.


§ 560. Register of alumni of Cornell university. A register

of the name and address of each alumnus of the university, so far

as the same can be ascertained, shall be kept by its treasurer at

its business office, and all changes of name and address, and all

deaths of alumni, shall, so far as the same can be ascertained, be

noted upon such register, as they occur.

[L. 1865, chap. 585, part of § 2, as amended by L. 1896, chap. 238, rewritten without intended change.

$ 561. Powers of trustees.—Unless otherwise provided by this

article, the trustees of Cornell university shall possess the general

powers of trustees of incorporated institutions of higher educa


Such trustees may also

1. Establish such faculties, departments or colleges of said uni.

versity at Ithaca or elsewhere in the state, as they shall deem

necessary or proper to accomplish its purposes.

2. Prescribe rules for the government of the same, and direct

where the work thereof shall be carried on.

3. Grant any and all literary, scientific, technical and profes

sional degrees, and in testimony thereof award certificates and


[L. 1865, chap. 565, part of g 4, as amended by L. 1898, chap. 223, and partly new.]

§ 562. Property of Cornell university.—The original grounds

and farm of Cornell university, consisting of not less than two

hundred acres, upon which its principal buildings are erected.

shall not be encumbered, aliened or otherwise disposed of.

[L. 1865, chap. 585, $$ 3, 8, as amended by L. 1882, chap. 147, without intended change.]

$ 563. University may take and hold property.—Cornell univer

sity may take and hold real and personal property to such an

amount as may be or become necessary for the proper conduot and

support of the several departments of education heretofore estab

lished or hereafter to be established by its board of trustees, and

Buch real and personal property as has been, or may hereafter be

given to such corporation by gift, grant, devise, or bequest in trust

or otherwise, for the uses and purposes for which the university

was established, and in cases of trusts so created the several trust estates shall be kept distinct, and the interest or income shall be

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faithfully applied to the purposes of such trust in accordance with the provisions of the act or instrument by which the respective

trusts were created.

[L. 1865, chap. 585, § 5, as amended by L. 1882, chap. 147, rewritten without intended change.

$ 564. Supplementary congressional appropriation.—The as

sent of this state to the provisions of an act of the congress of the

United States approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and

ninety, entitled “ An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the

public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the

colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts es.

tablished under the provisions of an act of congress, approved

July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two,” which assent is

contained in chapter fifty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and

ninety-one, is continued in force, notwithstanding the repeal of

said act by this chapter.

The treasurer of this state shall keep

the account of all moneys hereafter received by him in pursuance

of such act of congress, in a separate fund to the credit of Cornell

university, and shall pay all such moneys immediately upon the

receipt thereof by him to the treasurer of Cornell university, upon

the warrant of the comptroller, issued upon the order of the

trustees of Cornell university in pursuance of said act of congress.

[L. 1891, chap. 56, SS 1, 2, without material change.]

§ 565. Students of Cornell university.—The several depart

ments of Cornell university shall be open to applicants for admis

sion thereto at the lowest rate of expense consistent with its wel.

fare and efficiency, and without discrimination or distinction as

to rank, class, previous occupation or locality. But with a view

to equalize its advantages to all parts of the state, the institution

shall receive students to the number of one each year from each

assembly district in this state, to be selected as hereinafter pro

vided, and shall give them instruction in any or in all the pre

scribed branches of study in any department of said institution,

free of any tuition fee or of any incidental charges to be paid to

said university, unless such incidental charges shall have been

made to compensate for materials consumed by said students or

for damages needlessly or purposely done by them to the property

of said university. The said free instruction shall, moreover, be

accorded to said students in consideration of their superior ability,

and as a reward for superior scholarship in the academies and

public schools of this state.

[Con. School Law, tit. XIII, part of § 1, rewritten without in. tended change.]

(Page 91, § 1.)

§ 566. Examination for state scholarships in Cornell university.

-The right to free instruction shall be ascertained and deter

mined as herein provided:

1. A competitive examination, under the direction of the state

superintendent of public instruction, shall be held at the county

court house in each county of the state, upon the first Saturday of

June, in each year, by the city superintendents and the school com

missioners of the county.

2. None but pupils of at least sixteen years of age and of six

months' standing in the common schools or academies of the state,

during the year immediately preceding the examination, shall be


3. Such examination shall be upon such subjects as may be desig.

nated by the president of the university. Question papers prepared

by the department of public instruction shall be used, and the

examination papers handed in by the different candidates shall be

immediately forwarded to the department of public instruction,

and such candidates shall, in the order of their excellence, be

come entitled to the scholarships belonging to their respective


4. In case any candidate who may become entitled to a scholar

ship shall fail to claim the same, or shall fail to pass the entrance

examination at such university, or shall die, resign, absent himself

without leave, be expelled or, for any other reason, shall abandon

his right to or vacate such scholarship either before or after enter

ing thereupon, then the candidate certified to be next entitled in the

same county shall become entitled to the same. In case any schol.

arship belonging to any county shall not be claimed by any candi.

date resident in that county, the state superintendent may fill the

same by appointing thereto some candidate first entitled to a

vacancy in some other county, after notice has been served on the

superintendent or commissioners of schools of said county. In any

such case, the president of the university shall at once notify the

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