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2 Programs To Be Expanded:
The Pilot Program

THE SLOW and agonizing death throes
of in loco parentis raise the question
of what future rationale there will be
for the compulsory imprisonment of
freshman men and underclass women in
the University's dormitory system.,
Underlying any justification of the
mandatory term in the residence halls
is the necessity for the University to
garner enough income from operating
expenses to pay off the bonds which
were used to construct the dormitories.
From the oft neglected student point
of view, however, any benefits to be de-
rived from the dormitory system will
certainly not be economic in nature, for
the dormitory fees are comparable to the
cost of living and eating in most of Ann
Arbor's more spacious, if not less stand-
ardized, apartments.!
The only possible salvation for the res-
idence hall system will come from such
relatively imaginative projects as Hon-
ors housing and the Pilot Program, which
are attempting to breathe some academ-
ic life into the hyper-social environment
of the dormitories.
CONSEQUENTLY one might think that
the University would grant the Pilot
Program's long cherished desire to be
consolidated in a single dormitory prior-
ity over the more mundane considera-
tions of the residence halls.
John Feldkamp, University residence
hall director, while acknowledging the
plight of the Pilot Program, seems, how-
ever, far more concerned with main-
taining the status quo of the mythical
"deep traditions" of the dormitory sys-
tem than in vigorously promoting pro-
grams which might effect the Universi-
ty's future.
What Feldkamp fails to realize is the
lamentable fact that what passes for
dormitory life revolves almost totally
around block tickets, intramural pro-
grams and weekend mixers. While indi-
viduals do successfully manage to main-
tain academic enclaves, it i against the
defiant anti-intellectual, pizza-eating,
panty-raiding spirit which permeates
most dormitories.
SINCE ITS INCEPTION in 1962 the Pilot
Program has lived a fragmented exist-
ence as a result of the men living in the
Spartan-like splendor of East Quadran-
gle and women residing in imitation
motel-style Markley Hall.
This geographical segregation of the
sexes within the program has consistent-
ly worked at crosspurposes to the Pilot
goal of attempting to combine academ-
Ic and social life. As a result, in practice

there have almost been two separate
and distinct programs effectively thwart-
ing any attempt to establish a distinc-
tive Pilot identity.
Consolidation of the Pilot Program in-
to one dormitory will not serve as a gen-
eial panacea for the project. Rather it
should be seen as a temporary palliative
which, in the words of Prof. Donald R.
Brown of the steering committee, is "the
only Way Pilot could take off with a
minimum of additional investment."
Not surprisingly, the other major,
problem facing the Pilot Program is fi-
nancial. By any imaginable means of
reckoning, $21,000 is a puny amount to
be spent for what Dean James W. Shaw,
also on the steering committee, calls the
"testing center for the literary college."
It should be stressed that unlike the Res-
idential College, the results of experi-
mentation within the Pilot Program can
be applied to the University as a whole.
To give but one example, Freshmen
Seminar, a creative and intellectually
stimulating alternative to much-criticiz-
ed English 123, is limited to only one-
third of the Pilot freshmen because of
lack of funds. Curriculum reform of this
nature is a necessary expense to combat
the ever-growing intellectual imperson-
ality of the University.
Admittedly these are lean financial
years for the University as well. How-
ever, the University's deployment of
available financial resources has con-
sistently demonstrated more concern
with'public relations than with the less
dramatic and more intangible tasks of
upgrading the quality of education.
BEYOND THE SEVERE financial limi-
tations imposed on the Pilot Pro-
gram, it is imperative that they are not
impeded by bureaucratic obstacles as
well. In order to expedite the experi-
mentation which is vital to Pilot, the
program must have far more autonomy
than the traditional dormitory. A pos-
sible solution would be for the Pilot
Program to be made semi-independent
in the manner of the Residential Col-
Unless the University increases its
commitment to include a minimum of a
separate Pilot dormitory and a high de-
gree of program autonomy, -it will not
be possible to lift the Pilot Program off
the runway. But for the project to be
truly airborne, the University must en-
hance these structural reforms with a
much greater financial commitment to
curriculum reform and educational ex-

THE IMPORTANT campus news story of the weekend
was the report that President Harlan Hatcher in-
tends to remain in Ann Arbor after he steps down this
January. The Hatchers will move from their South Uni-
versity location to a remodelled University-owned home
adjacent to Oxford housing.
Precisely how the Hatchers discovered their new
abode is a highly guarded secret, of course, but one of
my usually unreliable high sources passed me the fol-
lowing story of how the University's President and First
Lady finally decided upon the Oxford site.
ONE AFTERNOON a friend suggested to President
Hatcher that it was about time he began looking for a
new dwelling, since Robben Fleming would take over the
Presidential House in January.
"Why don't you check the Daily Classifieds?" sug-
gested the friend.
Hatcher, who was looking forward to, moving into
smaller living quarters anyway, broused over the ads
for campus apartments and finally settled on a modern
two-bedroom apartment with all the desirable con-
veniences. He called the landlord and made an ap-
pointment to go over and visit the on-campus location.
The grinning landlord greeted the distinguished buyer
with businesslike charm. "Here at Birnam Wood we
combine luxury, economy, and proximity. Come on in
here and I'll show you one of our plush ground floor
a good buy. A thick carpet and finely matched furniture
dominated the view and beautiful drapes graced the

walls. Suddenly the ceiling began to shake, plaster
sprinkled onto the floor and the roaring sound of a
distant waterfall crashed through the room.
"What's that??" asked startled customer Hatcher.
"Nothing much," coughed the landlord, "just a toilet
being flushed on the fifth floor. Now look here at the
fine upholstering and the sumptuous-"
"Pardon me," interrupted Hatcher, "but I must get
some very simple matters cleared up first. You see, I
hope to spend my summers at this nice cottage up on'
Lake Michigan and therefore we'll only be living here
during the school months. But this shouldn't be much
problem, I suppose, because most students leave for the
summer too and you must accommodate for that."
"But I'm sorry, sir," grinned the landlord, "we only
offer 12-month leases."
"But that's incredible!" answered Hatcher. "Most of
the students only live here for eight months. How could
they possibly afford to pay for a 12-month lease?"
"They sub-let," smiled the landlord.
"But there are certainly more empty apartments than
students. It would become a buyer's market and students
would be forced to practically give their apartments
away during the summer."
THE LANDLORD'S BABY BLUE eyes glistened and
he turned to show his viscitor the automatic dishwasher.
But Hatcher interrupted.
"You do have available parking, don't you?"
"Of course," boasted the landlord, sweeping his hand
expansively around. "Abundant parking all around the
building. An extra space is a mere $10 per month signed
on a 12-month lease."

"A 12-month lease on a parking space?" queried the
President. "You mean I've got to sub-let that too?"
"Relax, buddy," cried the landlord, slapping his vis-
itor on the back. "Take a look at this exciting new
garbage disposal
"Wait a minute," blurted Hatcher. "I haven't no-
ticed any desks around here., I plan to do some writing
after I retire, and I'll need a desk. Of course, they must
be here somewhere since you cater to students and .. ,"
"Desks, desks, desks" mimicked the landlord. "Didn't
any of you guys ever write on kitchen tables? Now about
our special winter air-conditioning
"Before I get any further." asked Hatcher, "I better
find out the price. Of course, anything designed for stu-
dents can't be very expensive, but I just want to guaran-
tee ...
"Cheap, cheap, cheap ... that's our guideline," sang
the landlord. "A mere $300 per month rent. Plus only
two months rent in advance in addition to a $300 damage
"That's preposterous!" shriekedHatcher. And as the
ceiling shook from the indoor plumbing and the paper-
vhin wall vibrated from a nearby stereo, President Hatcher
stormed out of the apartment and back to his office.
THAT EVENING HE gathered some advisors together
and found out about the University-owned home near
Oxford housing. The $40,000 structure, now undergoing
$30,000 worth of remodelling, will be rented for $300
per month.
And this is why, my source informs me, the Student
Housing Association never got to handle Harlan
Hatcher's house hunt.


Letters:The Avis of the National Press

To the Editor:
DEAN ACHESON'S comment last
week that "The Michigan
Daily ranks second only to the
Heartst Press in inaccuracy of re-
porting" came as a disappointment
to those of us who have thrilled
to your efforts.
Nevertheless, even if you are
only number two, we know that
you try harder.
-John Clymer, Grad.
To the Editor:
I think JJC and SGC deserve a
tremendous amount of credit for
all they'veaccomplished in the
last four years. Just out of high
school, these people have made a
smooth transition in relieving the
Office of Student Affairs of many
of their bothersome duties. How-
ever, something just doesn't make
sense to' me.
The way I was brought up, it
was not proper for a guest to
start telling his host what to do
and what not to do in his own
house. I think it was called re-
spect; something about being tol-,
erant and nicehto older people
because although they don't un-
derstand anything, they are
more mature and do have more
experience in life.
The way I see it, who are SGC
and JJC +to suddenly declare
themselves the supreme authori-
ties on campus, higher and might-
ier than OSA? It must take a lot
of guts (or else stupidity) to ac-
cept money (25c for every student
enrolled in the University) from
the OSA and then say, "Thanks

for the money, but we still don't
recognize you and we'll play the
game by our rules." What would
these people do if the OSA didn't
want to play? They'd probably
come up with something like, "It
looks like we'll have to get rough
and do something drastic!" Like
what? - Strike? -Withdraw? Or
throw another tantrum!
These people seem to forget
that they don't have to go to
school here. No one forced them
to. I'll bet these people, at one
time, were. even humble enough
to ask the University to let them
go to school here. Sorta funny,
huh! Now that they're trying to
dictate what's going on.
I'm all for students having a
voice and a hand in determining
rules and regulations which di-
rectly affect them, as I do so'
now by writing this letter to The
Daily. But I certainly do not
think they should try or are ready
to take over the OSA and take
things into their own hands.
This is nota statement on
whether SGC and JJC are right
or wrong in what they're trying
to do, but on the way they're do-
ing it. I dare them to humble
themselves enough to sit down at
a conference table to bargain for
student power (as hasalready
been tried to some extent.) Then
they will have my support 100
per cent-but if they think they
can take everything into their
own hands-forget it!
Members ofonthe student com-
munity: this concerns you. You
are directly affected by the ac-
tions of your peers. Just hope the
OSA doesn't decide to fail to
recognize SGC. This is a vital
issue, and right now it is being

resolved. Forget your apathy and
REACT, please!
-Joe Shipley '68E
No PhD
To the Editor:
DURING the forthcoming re-
vision of graduate language
requirements, it is likely that some
departments, notably in the sci-
ences, will drop them entirely,
Common arguments will be that
the current requirements, satis-
fiable by rapid reading courses,
pay only lip service to the concept
of multilingual education. Further-
more, a growing number of tech-
nical books and journals are pub-
lished in English or available in
translation. Language require-
ments will thus be viewed as mere-
ly lengthening the already pro-
tracted graduate career of the
academic specialist.
We would like to point out that
with the removal of this vestige of
liberal education, the last justi-
fication for the title "Doctor of
Philosophy" vanishes. We there-
fore suggest that departments
dropping the language require-
ments also change the degree they,
confer toeDoctor of Science.
We note in passing that under
"doctor" the Random House Dic-
tionary lists the definition "a man
of great learning" as archaic.
-Jennifer Patai Wing, Grad.
--William H. Wing, Grad
Love To Sir'
To the Editor:
DURING the course of more
than three years of graduate
study at the University I have been
a constant and avid reader of The
Daily. And this is one of=the rea-

sons why I was so disturbed by
Miss Barbara Hockman's (Daily,
Oct. 8), tasteless and misguided
review of "To Sir, With love." She
doubtless derived a certain sadistic
pleasure in enumerating the few
minor faults in that superb motion
I wish that Miss Hockman had
included one additional piece of
information in her review-the

audience at the 7 p.m. show on
Friday greeted the end of the
film with a loud and lengthy ova-
tion. In three years of regular
movie-going in Ann Arbor, I have
never witnessed a similar cinema
audience reaction.
Miss Hockman, is an Ann Arbor
student-dominated audience really
a "mass" audience?
-Charles S. Butler, '67

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Opportunity Awards Program


The Friendliest Disease

THE UNIVERSITY, which prides itself
on a tradition of geographic and eth-
nic diversity, has only lately awakened
to the fact that it has fallen far below
its legacy of liberalism.
The number of Negro students on cam-
pus is shamefully small,, and although
the Opportunity Awards Program is a
step in the right direction, it is a small
one, in need of vast expansion.
There are currently about 750 Negroes
enrolled at the University, 300 of whom
are students brought to the University
by OAP. In the past few years, Negro
enrollment at the University has nearly
doubled, as has the size of the succeed-
ing OAP freshman classes. This increase,
however admirable, is still far from be-
ing sufficient.
A major reason why more Negroes
don't seek out the University was ex-
plained by Robert L. Marion, head of re-
cruiting and co-director of OAP. +"Much
more public relations needs to be direct-
ed toward the Negro community," said
Marion, "before the bad image of the
University held by many Negroes will be
The unpleasant reputation of the Uni-
versity for Negro students is a false one,
according to John Chavis, head of coun-
seling and co-director of OAP. Many
Negro students like the University en-
vironment, he said, and don't like to
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leave. Many stay in Ann Arbor during
the summer, even if not attending sum-
mer school.!

THEN WHY NOT spread the word?
The answer is lack of funds. The bas-
ic information program would be expen-
sive in itself, but the influx of more
students would lead to more expenses be-
cause of the expanded counseling serv-
ices for OAP.
Marion and Chavis should be given a
larger staff with increased funds to ex-
pand OAP within the University. Infor-
mation about the program should be
spread, throughout the state's secondary
schools, giving an accurate picture of the
University environment with respect to
minority groups.
Expansion of the present program,
however, will still leave many deprived
students out in the cold. Because of the
nature of their home environments,
many of these students may not be able
to handle the University's academics, but
could do well at other state schools. The
problem of injustice is that many of
these students lack the financial re-
sources necessary to go to any college,
despite the fact that they are capable of
performing well.
would be a statewide program similar
to OAP. With a central pool of state
money, deprived students could choose
the state-or perhaps private-school of-
ferina the curriculum they want and the

"A sSOON as you've pulled your
first nighter or caught your
first cold," a resident advisor at
Markley told this writer as a
freshman, "you of course will
think you've got it."
"It" is infectious mononucleosis
(I.M.) which "worries the stu-
dent, the parent, and even the
professor, who each year must de-
fer his examinations and assign-
ments to some disease that seems
to be threatening young careers
and blighting young prospects,"
Col. Robert J. Hoagland, Director
of the Medical Research Labor-
atory at Fort Knox wrote in a re-
cent Michigan Quarterly Review.
In more scientific terms, "In-
fectious mononucleosis is an acute
disease of the Imph nodes-often
called 'glands,' spleen and related
tissues. Two characteristics are:
increase of lymphocytes (which
normally constitute 28 to 40 per
cent of our white blood cells), and
presence of antibodies that cause
clumping of red blood cells of
sheep (or dissolution of bovine
red cells)."

"In addition," Dr. Hoagland
says, "I believe that I.M. may,
rarely, be transmitted by blood
EVIDENCE FOR the kissing
theory of transmission was bolster-
ed by the wartime observations of
Dr. Charles E. Bender, of the Uni-
versity of Washington Health Cen-
ter. Mononucleosis was rare in
front line fighting zones during
World War II, Dr. Bender noticed.
As chief of the medical service
of a hospital handling 500 patients
in the Southwest Pacific, Dr. Ben-
der did not find a single mono vic-
tim. "Heterosexual esculation dur-
ing the initial 19 months was im-
possible," observes Dr. Hoagland.
Perhaps to reduce mono suffer-
ing, one would advise, "Make War,
Not Love."
"Inasmuch as I.M. occurs most
often in persons between the ages
of 17 and 24, its prevalence among
collegians is to be expected," says
Dr. Hoagland. "But whether I.M.
occurs more frequently in univer-
sities is impossible to say. It is,
also impossible to confirm the
opinion of many collegians that
I.M. is acquired when one is 'run-
down,' except to observe that 'run-
ning down' may be connected with
excessive social activities and os-
culatory opportunities."
ion, Dr. Hoagland lists five im-
portant points: mono "is not read-
ily transmissible; it usually lasts
two weeks and never lasts more
than five weeks: recurrences never

round of fall term exams, the
mono spectre is ghastly: blood be-
comes as lifeless as dishwasher,
eyelids sag like double chins,
muscles rest in apathetic puddles,
night lasts 24 hours. Mono is the
realization of the black addage of
cartoonist Edward Gorey: "What
most you fear is coming near."
The Health Service infirmary
last var irsed 32.7 monnsffer.

The Kissing Theory Is Put Into Practice

mononucleosis patients; they eat
little for several days. Several
weeks of fever and an inadequate
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tive matter, and the mere idea of
'mono' may mysteriously conspire
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