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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 21 July 2004

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 These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 115), will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 30 July 2004.

1. That the consent of the University be given for Statute D, II, 4 of the Statutes of Wolfson College to be amended.1

2. That the regulations for the French Cultural Delegation be rescinded.2

3. That, with effect from 1 October 2004, the regulations for the Donald Wort Fund I be amended as follows:3

Regulation 2(c).

By deleting in the second line the words 'in the Test of Performance'.

4. That the Simón Bolívar Professorship of Latin-American Studies be assigned for the academical year 2004-05 to the Centre of Latin-American Studies.

5. That the Pitt Professorship of American History and Institutions be assigned for the academical year 2004-05 to the Department of Sociology.

6. That the recommendations in paragraph 10 of the Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 28/16 June 2004, on the implementation in Cambridge of 2003 and 2004 pay increases for non-clinical and academic and academic-related staff (Reporter, p. 888) be approved.4

7. That the recommendations in paragraph 9 of the Joint Report of the Council and the General Board, dated 28/16 June 2004, on the establishment of an Undergraduate Admissions Committee (Reporter, p. 892) be approved.5

8. That the recommendations in paragraph 6 of the Report of the General Board, dated 16 June 2004, on the reassignment of the Professorship of Communications and the establishment of a Professorship of Information Engineering (Reporter, p. 894) be approved.

9. That the recommendations in paragraph 6 of the Report of the General Board, dated 16 June 2004, on the establishment of two Professorships of the Physics of Medicine (Reporter, p. 895) be approved.

1 See the Vice-Chancellor's Notice, p. 958. The Governing Body of Wolfson College have approved a comprehensive revision of the Statutes of the College; this includes clarification of the roles of the College's Governing Body and Council, the transfer of detail from the Statutes to the Ordinances, and the removal of gender-specific language and of a number of obsolete provisions. The revised College Statutes remove Statute D, II, 4 which provides for the University to make regulations under which University Teaching Officers who had been appointed to the retiring age and who are not Fellows of another College could be nominated for election to Reserved Fellowships. In November 2000 the Council published a Report proposing the repeal of the University's Statute G, I, 11 which correspondingly gave the University power to make Ordinances for the nomination of holders of specified University offices for election to such Fellowships; the recommendations in the Report were approved by Grace 6 of 13 December 2000 and the amendment to the Statute was approved by Her Majesty in Council on 18 July 2001.

2 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 153. The French Cultural Delegation in Cambridge was an office of the French Embassy in London. The Vice-Chancellor has been informed that the Embassy have made other arrangements for the provision of information of interest to the University connected with France and French culture.

3 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 898. A Donald Wort Prize is awarded for each Part of the Music Tripos. The Faculty Board of Music have proposed that the Prize for Part II should be awarded for proficiency in the same skills as the Prizes awarded for Parts IA and IB. The Faculty Board intend to make other arrangements to reward performance skills.

4 See the Council's Notice, p. 958.

5 See the Council's Notice, p. 959.


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