At a meeting of the Overseers yesterday some important changes in the statutes, as recommended by the corporation, were agreed to. A new governing board was provided for, to be called the University Council. It consists of the president, professors and assistant professors of the university and such other university officials as the corporation, with the consent of the overseers, may appoint members of the council. It is the function of the council to consider questions which concern more than one faculty, and quest one of university policy.
Harvard College, the Lawrence Scientific School and the Graduate School have been grouped together under the immediate charge of a faculty-the faculty of arts and sciences. The other schools of the university are each under the immediate charge of a faculty. Each faculty is composed of all the professors, assistant professors and tutors, and of all the instructors appointed for a term longer than one year, who teach in the departments under the charge of that faculty. The president is a member of each faculty. Each faculty has a dean, and may appoint an administrative board-of not less than fifteen for Harvard College-to control ordinary matters of administration and discipline.
The requirements for degrees have been changed so as to make it easier to take an A. B. in three years, and so as to check specializing.