WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate met on April 30, 1997, at a duly called regular meeting to transact the important business of the Senate for the welfare of the University of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was called to order by the Chair, Professor Henry Price, and the Senate heard reports of officers: the Honorable William Hubbard, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University; Dr. John M. Palms. President of the University; and Dr. Jerome Odom, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University. Following these reports, the Senate took various actions, as shown in the minutes of that meeting.

WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 3, of the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate provide that a quorum of the Senate shall be a majority of the members; and

WHEREAS, the Minutes of the April 30, 1997, Faculty Senate meeting contain a Record of Attendance listing those Senators present and those absent, and this Record of Attendance establishes that a quorum was not present at the meeting; it shows 61 Senators present and 76 absent; and

WHEREAS, a quorum was not present at the Faculty Senate meeting on July 1, 1997, and that meeting as called to order by the Chair, but was adjourned because a quorum could not be obtained and business could not be transacted; and

WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate is concerned about the proper functioning and welfare of the University as well as the rights and legitimate expectations of students and faculty who in good faith believed that the Faculty Senate had duly acted on April 30, 1997.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the actions taken by the Faculty Senate at its meeting on April 30, 1997, are ratified by the Faculty Senate and shall be valid actions of the Faculty Senate effective April 30, 1997, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Secretary of the Senate shall attach a true copy of this Resolution to the official Minutes of the Meeting of April 30, 1997.

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