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Wayne President Keast
Praises Campus Planning

Students, Staff Find Problems
In Planning Full Partnership




"One of the greatest problems
facing planners is the difficulty
of identifying an institution's ob-
jectives," Wayne State University
President William Keast told the
visiting architects and college of-
ficials of the Society for College
and University Planning (SCUP)
at their conference at the Univer-
sity last week.
College planning, according to
Keast involves balancing several
opposing forces.
"A college," he says, "needs a
plan that is sufficiently precise
to overcome impulsion - sporadic
growth that does not satisfy long-
range needs -- and meet current
academic plans."
However, factors such as the
beauty or individuality of a, cam-
pus must also -be considered.
Keast says, "a successful college
plan should establish a campus
as something different from other
schools. The student body and
programs of a college give each
institution its own, 'atmosphere'
and this should show in the col-
lege's plan.",
Innovation or tradition is an-
other choice Keast says planners
must face. He also pointed out
the need to combine the profes-
sional opinions of administrators
and designers with those of stu-
dents and faculty.
The conference, held here in
honor of the University's Sesqui-
centennial, included panel discus-
sions. and exhibits. Solutions to
the problems of planning were
shown through discussion of spe-
cial types of colleges such as
Michigan's Oakland Community
Behavioral scientists have much
to tell campus planners about the
ideal university of the future-but
it is up to architects, educators,
and planners to put that knowl-
edge to practical use, Harold

Horowitz of the National Science
Foundation's Architectural Serv-
ices Staff, told society members
in a speech on the human element
in college planning.
Horowitz says Duke University
and the University of Washington+
are working on computer simula-;
tion and campus planning models
to express the existing relation-
ship among students, staff, and

Another technique, he says, is
the "contextual map" used in an
undeveloped region of Peru to
develop a ten-year program for
rapid cultural and technical ad-
vances. In the project, a psy-
chologist, e c o n o m i s t, political
scientist, and anthropologist di-
vided all available data into
modules which shaped the map-
and which could be shifted to
show changing links in ideas.

Bill To Liberalize Abortion Laws
Faces Opposition at Lansing Hearing


LANSING (AP)-A prepared bill
to liberalize Michigan's abortion
law could lead to a cheapening
of human life, a Detroit judge tes-
tified yesterday at a hearing on
the controversial proposed legis-
Circuit Judge Thomas J. Foley
said, "It is my opinion that this
legislation violates the Michigan
and U.S. Constitutions," Foley told
members of the Senate Judiciary
Foley said the Michigan Su-
preme Court has ruled "that a fet-
us is a human person and its
civil rights are equally respected
at every period of gestation."
"Therefore," he said, "this leg-
islation would deny life to a hu-
man person. This legislation would
take the life of a human person
without due process of law."
Foley was the leadoff witness
in what was scheduled to be a day-
long hearing in the State Appeals
Court chamber. The more than 70
witnesses and interested spectators
crowded the small courtroom so
there was standing room only.
Foley said the bill "can produce
in the long run a further devalua-
tion of human life. It could point

Collegiate Press Service
News Analysis
dents involved in developing plans
for an experimental college where
staff and student body are to have
a "full partnership" in the deci-
sion-making process are running
into serious problems in com-
The colege is the newest branch


us in the direction of further leg- more children who are pregnant
islation to purify the race which by their own husbands."
has led more than one nation to "These are respectable people,"
its destruction," he said. he said.
Sen. John McCauley (D-Wyan- If they are not allowed legal
dotte), sponsor of the bill, admit- abortions, McCauley said, they will
ted "it will not win any popularity go to so-called backroom abortion-
contests." ists.
McCauley said he had received The proposed legislation pro-
letters and telephone calls call- vides that a licensed physician,
ing him "a murderer." after consultation and agreement
McCauley claimed that the ar'- with at least two other licensed
gument that early termination of physicians, may terminate the
pregnancy "is totally inadmiss- pregnancy of a woman in a li-
able." censed hospital upon certification
"Life is there," but it is not nec- that it is necessary "for the pres-
essarily human life," McCauley ervation of the physical or mental
said. "I have never heard of a health of the mother or that there
charge of murder following an is a substantial risk that the child
abortion." would be born with a grave physi-
McCauley said the legislation, cal or mental defect."
similar- to legislation pioneered in In the case of rape or incest,
Colorado, "is necessary to protect the certification of the need for
our womanhood." the termination of pregnancy
McCauley said his research de- would be waived.
termined that 80 per cent of the The measure further permits
abortions performed now were on sterilization of a woman or women
married women between 30 and 40 "for physical, mental or economic
years old with three or four or reasons."
State Schools Initiate System
To Aid Teacher Recruiting

of the State University of New
oYrk (SUNY), at Old Westbury
on Long Island. Last January,
Samuel Gould, chancellor of the
SUNY system, told administrators
of the new college to "review all
the conventional ingredients such
as admissions policies, grades,
course systems, and academic divi-
sions, and to break whatever bar-
riers lie in the way."
The college will stress experi-
mental education. Students will
spend several semesters off campus
and will be encouraged to spend
a year 'in the world" between high
school and college. Gould also
called for students' admission "to
full partnership in the academic
world" at Old Westbury.
Thus seven students-all from
other experimental colleges-ar-
rived on campus in April to work
with the eight-man senior plan-
Wofford, formerly a special as-
ning staff and president Harris
sistant to President Kennedy and
most recently associate director of
the Peace Corps. The college is
tentatively scheduled to open in
1968 with a class of about 100
who will continue to plan the col-
lege. The first full class will arrive
in 1970.
From the beginning students
and staff clashed over the "full
partnership" clause. To Wofford
this phrase meant that students
have the right to try as hard as
they can to persuade him of the
value of their ideas. "Partnership
is neither a matter of ideas, or of
votes, but of responsible participa-
tion in many forms in the dialogue
that is making the college," Wof-
ford said. To the students full
partnership meant a vote on pol-

an effect on Old Westbury. Some
attempted to take part in specific
areas of planning. Donna Mich-
aelson, who had helped start the
Experimental College at San
Francisco State, worked extensive-
ly with the architects, and Ken
Beck, a returned Peace Corps vol-
unteer from Goddard College,
helped draft curriculum proposals.
The students' major effect, how-
ever, came through their taking
part in the "dialogue" on the col-
lege, acting as gadflies, and cri-
ticizing the ideas of the senior
Wofford concluded, "We hoped
that these students would start
with us in intense form the dia-
logue of discontent stirring most
of the best colleges and universi-
ties. We have not been disap-
pointed; it has been a meaning-
ful exchange."
Larry Resnick, one of the two
faculty members, also saw the stu-
dents playing a significant role.
"Their main effect was in reduc-
ing the number of requirements
we had been considering, creating
a more flexible curriculum," he
Senior staff members believe
that in the future students must
be given specific assignments in-
stead of being allowed to be gen-
eralists. "They have to be willing
to take the responsibility for their
recommendations," one said. The
students, on the other hand, felt
that the answer lay in their
achieving voting power in the de-
cision-making process.
One of these assumptions will
be tested in the fall when several
new student consultants arrive on
campus. Each will be assigned to
work with a senior staff member





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said. "There is a lack of fully
qualified teachers in Michigan,"
Polley said. "We feel that if
teachers can easily move from one
part of the state to the other they
may stay in the teaching profes-
sion and help ease the shortage."
The service does not place a
teacher in a job but only puts him
or her in contact with schools in
a geographic area in which they
have indicated an interest.
Afterteachers are referred to
given areas, school districts may
contact the applicants and pursue
possible employement opportun-
"This is a very positve inno-
vation in teacher recruitment,"
said Dr. Charles E. Morton, De-
troit, a member of the State
Board of Education when the new
program was described to the
Board last week.
Several states operate a teacher
placement service which requires
processing of college credentials
and recommendations at consid-
erable expense in contrast to the
referral service which only brings
the prospective teacher and school
district together.

For a week Ann Arbor might
have been the United Nations.
People wearing unusual clothes-
even for a town well accustomed
to sandals and saris-and speak-
ing seven or eight major languages
and countless minor ones wander-
ed around campus, getting lost,
trying to find the auditoriums in
the physics-astronomy building,
and trying out their English in
the stores along.South State and
South University Streets.
There was all the usual confu-
sion of the sesqui-conference, per-
haps typified by the delegate and
his wife looking confusedly at a
campus- map, trying to find the
Union 'from the corner of Forest
and North "U"-only this time the
delegate spoke only Japanese and
Thai. (Luckily, they were right
next door to the English Language
Institute, so help was soon forth-
Despite the Soviet boycott of
the Congress of Orientalists; rep-
resentatives of the Soviet Em-
bassy and Tass, the Russian press
service, were present. Most prom-
inent was Igor Rogachev, first sec-
retary of the Soviet Embassy,

who told reporters he liked Ann
Arbor "very much." Rogachev, who
attended the congress because of
his interest in the Far East, con-
centrated his attention on reports
and discussions of modern China.
He said that all he knew of his
country's official delegation's boy-
cott was what he had read in the
Other visiting scholars were also
concerned with the Russians' boy-
cott. Prof. G. E. von Gruenbaum
of the University of California at
Los Angeles commented "as to
the East Germans with whom I
am well acquainted. They were
very anxious to come," he said.
"Then they sent a wire Satur-
day that was most indignant and
said the Vietnam situation made
it impossible for them to think
of attending. They suddenly dis-
covered Vietnam between Friday
and Saturday. On' Friday they said
they were coming," he added.
Prof. W. Norman Brown of the
University of Pennsylvania, presi-
dent of the Congress, said "I don't
think the Russian scholars have
any grievance against, the Ameri-
can scholars. I think it is more
that the Russian government put
pressure on them.





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