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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 29 January 2003

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 113), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 7 February 2003.

1. That a George and Marie Vergottis Fund be established in the University to be governed by the following regulations:1

George and Marie Vergottis Fund

1. The sums bequeathed to the University by Mrs Marie Vergottis shall form a fund to be known as the George and Marie Vergottis Fund.

2. The income of the fund shall be applied to provide one or more scholarships to be called George and Marie Vergottis Scholarships for persons of Greek citizenship in order that they may follow courses leading to a degree or other qualification of the University.

3. A Scholar who is not already a member of the University shall become such by being matriculated before the end of the term next after her or his election to the Scholarship, provided that for good cause the Managers may allow a Scholar to defer matriculation until a later date.

4. The Fund shall be administered by four Managers who shall be:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor or a duly appointed deputy, as Chairman;
(b) three persons appointed by the Council.

Managers in class (b) shall serve for three years from 1 October following their appointment.

5. The Managers shall give at least six months' notice of their intention to award a Scholarship.

6. A Scholarship shall be tenable for one, two, three, or four years, as the Managers shall in each case determine; a Scholarship may, at the discretion of the Managers, be extended by one or two or three years, provided that the total tenure of the Scholarship shall not exceed four years.

7. The value of each Scholarship shall be determined by the Managers, within a range approved from time to time by the Council, after taking account of the Scholar's financial circumstances.

8. Any unexpended income accumulated in the Fund may be either accumulated for use as income in subsequent years, or used at the discretion of the Managers to assist a Scholar to meet travelling expenses or any other special expenses in connection with his or her course of study or research, as the Managers may determine.

2. That a Girdler Fund be established in the University to be governed by the following regulations:1

Girdler Fund

1. The capital sum received under the terms of the will of Professor Ronald William Girdler, shall form a fund called the Girdler Fund.

2. The Managers of the Fund shall be:

(a) the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, and
(b) three persons appointed by the Departmental Committee of the Department of Earth Sciences.

Managers in class (b) shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for four years from 1 January following their appointment.

3. The income of the Fund shall be applied to support, by way of grants, graduate students wishing to pursue research in Geophysics, the application of Physics to problems in the Earth Sciences, in the Department.

4. Any unexpended income of the Fund in a financial year may be either added to the capital of the Fund or accumulated for use as income in future years, as the Managers shall determine.

3. That, on the recommendation of the General Board, Regulation 4 of the regulations for the staff of the Judge Institute of Management Studies be amended so as to read:2

4. There shall be a University office of Director of the M.B.A. course, which may be held concurrently with another University office. The Director of the M.B.A. course shall be responsible to the Management Studies Syndicate for the planning, development, and administration of the course leading to the degree of M.B.A. Appointments and reappointments to the office of Director, if held concurrently with another University office, shall be for such periods not exceeding five years at a time as the Appointments Committee shall determine.

4. That the Mobil Chemical Engineering Prize be retitled as the ExxonMobil Chemical Engineering Prize and that Regulation 1 for the Prize be amended so as to read: 3

1. The sum made available annually by the Exxon Mobil Corporation shall be used to provide a Prize in Chemical Engineering.

1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 510.

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 603. The Management Studies Syndicate have proposed that the office of Director of the M.B.A. course, which is currently vacant, should be open to persons who simultaneously hold another University post.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 821. The change in title follows a recent merger between Mobil and Exxon.

 

T. J. MEAD, Registrary

END OF THE OFFICIAL PART OF THE 'REPORTER'


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Cambridge University Reporter, Wednesday 29 January 2003
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