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Mr. William Phillips '00 Appointed to Office Recently Established in the University.


The office of Regent, which since 1910 has been united with that of Dean of the College, has within the past two weeks been re-established at the University. Mr. William Phillips '00, who is at present upon leave of absence from the State Department, has been appointed to the position. For several years Mr. Phillips was a secretary at the American Legation in Peking and since 1909 he has held the position of first secretary at the American Embassy at London. This position is the highest attainable by a secretary in the diplomatic service.

The duties of the Regent are those of a University officer exercising a general supervision over the conduct and welfare of the student, his particular duty being to direct the proctors who reside in University buildings or in buildings to which the superintendence of the University extends. He is expected to inform himself fully of the condition of all buildings in which students are lodged or in which student societies or clubs meet. Mr. C. M. Stearns '01 was the last Regent, holding office until his duties were taken over in the year 1910-11 by the then acting Dean Wells. The revival of the position of Regent has been due to the accumulation of work upon the Dean's office and to an endeavor to develop the office of proctor into one of closer relationship with those undergraduates with whom the proctor should come in contact.

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