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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 1 June.

Decree (1): Establishment of John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, accepts a munificent benefaction from Mr R. Winant and establishes the John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government. The professor will teach and lecture in American Government, broadly defined, and will contribute from this perspective to the work in American Studies being promoted by the Rothermere American Institute.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A (Statutes, 2000, p. 379), after `Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government' insert: `John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professor of American Government'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III (p. 429), insert new § 101 as follows and renumber existing §§ 101--3 (pp. 429--30, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 14 December 2000, Gazette, p. 438) as §§ 102--4:

`§ 101. John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professor of American Government

1. The University accepts with gratitude the benefaction offered by Mr R. Winant in memory of his father, John Gilbert Winant, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, for the establishment of a John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government.

2. The professor shall lecture and give instruction in American Government, as broadly defined.

3. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of Balliol College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Master of Balliol College, or, if the Master is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Balliol College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Balliol College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7) the Director of the Rothermere American Institute;

(8)--(9) two persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Politics and International Relations.

4. The professor shall hold office for such period not exceeding one year as the electors may determine.

5. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair. He or she shall give not fewer than thirty-six lectures or classes in the year, provided that this obligation may be reduced in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the department and of the Divisional Board.

6. Any surplus in the net annual income from the endowment after the salary and related costs of the professorship have been met shall be used, at the discretion of the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Politics and International Relations, to meet the costs incurred by the professor in the furtherance of research and teaching in American Government, as broadly defined. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure for the same purpose in subsequent years.'

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CONGREGATION 14 May

Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 14 May.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

IAN DAVID JEWITT, Nuffield College

DAVID MILLS, Trinity College

STEFAN KARL NEUBAUER, Christ Church

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CONGREGATION 15 May

Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute abolishing the Curators of the Examination Schools.

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