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or more trustees because a candidate has failed to receive the votes of one-third of the alumni voting, then the alumni personally 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, ch. 585, part of $ 2, as amended by

L. 1896, ch. 238, rewritten.]

$ 519. Alumnus defined.-An alumnus of Cornell university is a person who has received a degree from the university.


§ 520. 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, ch. 585, part of $ 2, as amended by

L. 1896, ch. 238, rewritten and extended.]

§ 521. 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 university as they shall deem necessary or proper to accomplish its purposes.

2. Prescribe rules for the government of the same.

3. Grant any and all literary, scientific, technical and professional degrees, and in testimony thereof award certificates and diplomas.

TL. 1865, ch. 5S5, $ 1.]

§ 522. 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, ch. 585, SS 3 and 8.
L. 1882, ch. 147.

$ 523. University may take and hold property.-Cornell university may take and hold real and personal property to such an amount as may be or become necessary for the proper conduct and support of the several departments of education heretofore established or hereafter to be established by its board of trustees, and such 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 faithfully applied to the purposes of such trust in accordance witb the provisions of the act or instrument by which the respective

trusts were created.

[L. 1865, ch. 585, § 5 as amended by
L. 1882, ch. 147,

without material change.]

§ 524. Supplementary congressional appropriation.—The assent 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 established 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, ch. 56, SS 1 and 2.]

§ 525. Students of Cornell university.-The several departments of Cornell university shall be open to applicants for admission thereto at the lowest rate of expense consistent with its welfare 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 provided, 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. XII, part of § 1 rewritten. (Page

91, $1.)]

$ 526. Examination for state scholarships in Cornell university. -The right to free instruction shall be ascertained and determined 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 commissioners 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 eligible.

3. Such examination shall be upon such subjects as may be designated 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 retained by the examiners and forwarded to the department of public instruction.

4. The examiners shall, within ten days after such examination, make and file in the department of public instruction a certificate, in which they shall name all the candidates examined and specify the order of their excellence, and such candidates shall, in the order of their excellence, become entitled to the scholarships belonging to their respective counties.

5. In case any candidate who may become entitled to a scholarship 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 entering 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 superintendent of public instruction, and that officer shall imme diately notify the candidate next entitled to the vacant scholarship of his right to the same.

6. Any state student who shall make it appear to the satisfaction of the president of the university that he requires leave of absence, for the purpose of earning funds with which to defray his living expenses while in attendance, may, in the discretion of the president, be granted such leave of absence, and may be allowed a period not exceeding six years from the commencement thereof for the completion of his course at said university.

7. In certifying the qualifications of the candidates, preference shall be given (where other qualifications are equal) to the children of those who have died in the military or naval service of the

United States.

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