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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY AU(

"UST 29, 1967

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, 1967-1968
Special Pre-Season Concerts
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, LEONARD BERSTEIN, Conductor
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 and 13, 8:30 P.M.
in Hill Auditorium..
TICKETS: $6.00-$5.50-$5.00-84.00-$3.00- $2.00

Fraternities Integrate Academic,
Social Aspects of Student Life

Choral Union Series
(in Hitl Auditorium)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JEAN MARTINON, Conductor
....(t2:30) Sunday, October 1
FRENCH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA, with EUGENE ISTOMIN, Pianist.......Monday,
VIENNA SYMPHONY ..... ............. ...... ......Thursday,
"CARMINA BURANA" - opera by Carl Orff ......... .. (8:00) Sunday,
Expo '67 Production with Les Ballets-Canadiens

October 9
October 19
October 29

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CHRISTA LUDWIG, Mezzo-soprano.............. ...........Tuesday, October 31
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF LONDON........... Wednesday, January 17
VACLAV NEUMANN, Conductor
NATHAN MILSTEIN, Violinistr.............. ....................Monday, January 29
HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ............ Saturday, February 24
VAN CLIBURN, Pianist............................................Friday, March 15
TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.... ............. .......Thursday, March 28
SEIJ I OZAWA, Conductor
SEASON TICKETS: 530.00-25.00-$20.00-$15.00- 12.00
SINGLE CONCERTS: (counter sale begins September 11):
$6.00-$5.50-5.00-$4.00-$3.00-$2:00
Extra Series
(in Hill Auditorinn)
"LAN DOF SMILES"--operetta by FRANZ LEHAR ..... ........Monday, September 25
(original Viennese production starring Giussepi di Stefano)
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ............. ...........Saturday, September 30
JEAN MARTINON, Conductor
YOMIURI JAPANESE ORCHESTRA .................. ..........Friday, November 10
ARTHUR FIEDLER, Conductor
NATION BALLET from Washington, D.C.........Wednesday, January 24
STOCKHOLM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA...... ............Friday, March. 8
ANTAL DORATI, Conductor
SEASON TICKETS: $15.00-$12.50- 10.00-$7.50-40.00
SINGLE CONCERTS (counter sale begins September 11):
$0.00-$5.50-$5.00-$4.00-$3.00-$2.00
Chamber Arts Series
(in Rackhan Anditorii)
CHAMBER SYMPHONY OF PHILADELPHIA.............. ...... .......Saturday, October 21
ANSHEL BRUSILOW, Conductor

Interfraternity Council Presi-
dentBruce"Getzan, '68, points out
in his letter to freshmen in the
September issue of IFC Commen-
tary that one of the biggest func-
tions of the fraternity system is
to establish opportunities for the
student to remain an integral part
of the "outside community" and
bring his learning experiences to
it.
Next year's IFC program shows
an added emphasis on both learn-
ing experience and their integra-
tion with University and commun-
ity affairs.
Higher academic standards for
pledging went into effect this
year. It now is necessary to have
a 2.2 overall average except in the
College of Engineering) to pledge
a fraternity instead of a 2.0.
IFC established the higher aca-
demic standards for pledging tc
discourage anyone who has nc
interest in the academic side of
University life, according to Doug
Marshall, advisor to fraternities.
Also in an attempt to stress
academics, some fraternitiestex-
perimented last year with having
a graduate student live in the
house for advice with studies and
promotion of discussions and
Imeaningful activities.
In an attempt to bring frater-
nities into the sphere of campus
political activity, IFC took stands
last year on non-fraternity issues
of campus concern. IFC endorsed
the student petition for a referen-
dum on submitting class rankings
0 the draftsand sponsored na-
tional leaders to speak on the
issue.
Last spring, IFC also moved in-
to campus political activity by
initiating action that would bring
a Student Government Council
motion allowing non-students to
participate in University organi-
zations to a referendum this fall.
Arrangements are being made
to expose fraternity men to non-
classroom learning through an
effort by some chapters to have
Tuskegee Institute exchange pro-
gram students housed in their
fraterniites:
This comes in the face of ac-
cusations locally and nationally
that some natio'nalt fraternities
practice discrimination.
The University's IFC, a leader
in tie area of discrimination, was
one of the first fraternity organi-
zations to recognize the discrimi-

nation problem when it set up a1
membership committee several
years ago.
This membership committee
brought fraternity constitutions
under review and is prepared to
review any complaints of discrimi-
nation in pledging.

Initiations Play a Key h

' ataaE,

Panhellen ic Coordinates
Zany Sorority Programs

By LUCY KENNEDY
The University's 24 undergrad-
uate sororities are loosely con-
nected through the Panhellenic
Association coordinating rush, ad-
ministrative problems and pre-
senting a sordrity stand on cam-
pus issues.
The most massive and unified
effort of Panhel is rush. Panhel
decided last year to change to
only one rush in the fall, so fresh-
men would be rushing without
preconceived notions on the mer-

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BERLIN PHILHARMONIC OCTET.... ....... ... ........Sunday, November
BERLINER CAMERATA MUSICALE.............................Monday, November
CHICAGO LITTLE SYMPHONY...................... ...........Saturday, January
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor
MUSIC FROM MARLBORO (vocal and instrumental)..............(2:30) Sunday, February
MUNICH .CHAMBER ORCHFSTRA ....... ... .. ............... Thursday, February
SAN PIETRO ORCHESTRA OF NAPLES ............ ....... ..........Friday, March

De facto discrimination and Committee and to allow it to
the embarrassment of being part consider such problems as the
of national fraternities that do failure of minority groups to rush
discriminate in some of their houses of different cultural
chapters are the most serious backgrounds.
problems IFC has to deal with. Another potential program for
Proposals have been made to, next year encompasses an inter-
strengthen the IFC Membership fraternity debate on such issues
as the future of fraternities, the
twentieth century businessman
and his ethics, and the effect of
student activism on university
decision making.
Rush begins this year with a
series of open houses Sunday,
Sept. 17. This will be followed by
other contacts with the fraterni-
ties through smokers and infor-
mal get-togethers.
{ . If a fraternity decides in all
night sessions known as "hash"
they want a rushee they tender
him a bid. Bids can be tendered
at any time during the year fol-
lowing open houses.
The University has one of the
oldest fraternity systems in the
country. There have been fra-
ternities on the canpus since
1845. Demand for fraternity hous
ing has been high for a long time
and several new houses have been
built in the last five years.
IFC was awarded first prizes in
1953-54 and 1954-55 in national
competition among collegiate fra-
ternity systems.
A full fraternity intramural
program is carried on throughout
the year, in addition to individual
fraternity participation in Home-
coming, Winter Weekend, and IFC
Role in Fraternity Life S.

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its of an individual house and to
ease the strain on sorority
women in general. Previously
sororities had conducted two
rushes a year--one in the fall for
upperclassmen and a larger rush
in the spring for freshmen.
After s e v e r a 1lindoctrination
sessions, giving freshmen tips on
"what rush is really like" and
explaining the mechanics of get-
ting through four sets of pledg-
ing, rushees go through all houses
on campus in the first set known
as "mixers."
During mixers, the rushee is
introduced to as many girls in the
sorority as possible - meeting
about one new person exery six
minutes. After this set and all;
other sets the rushee finds out
through her rush counselor if she
has "made it" for the next set at
the sorority of her choice.
The four sets put the girls into
a variety of clothes and situa-
tions culminating in "final des-
serts"-the set sororities use for
their big pitch, through candle-
light ceremonies and favorite
sorority songs.
If the rushee chooses to pledge
the sorority that chooses to pledge
her at a session after final des-
serts known as "preferencing,"
she will be given a bid and car-
ried up the steps of her sorority
by members of neighboring fra-
ternities on "pledge Sunday."
In addition to setting up rules
for rush Panhel attempts to set
a tone of informality for struc-
tured rush. Girls may also pledge
at any time during the semester
through open rush..
Panhel, last year, endorsed ex-
tension of sophomore hours and
later agreed to allow sophomores
who live in sororities to have no
hours if the University discon-
tinued them for women living in
the dorms.
Sorority women also used Pan-
hel to voice their opinion on issues
that did not effect them directly
such as endorsement of the 18-
year-old vote.In conjunction with
IFC, Panhel initiated a referen-
dum last year to rescind an SGC
ruling that would allow non-stu-
dents to participate in University
activities.
By far, though, the most cru-

. cial problem Panhel has had to
deal with over the last year has
been discrimination.
In 1965 Panhel set up a mem-
bership committee to review the
constitutions and by-laws of all
sororities on campus to check for
any discriminatory clauses..
No sororities have been accused
of discrimination in their con-
stitutions at this time and no in-
stances of discrimination have
been brought to the committee's
attention.
De-facto segregation and inter-
ference from nationals cause the
greatest problems in discrimina-
tion.
On some campuses-Wisconsin,
for example-sororities have been
given the ultimatum of signing a
statement saying that.there is no
outside (usually alumnae) inter-
ference in membership selection
or going local.
Many sororities on this campus
must have a recommendation
from an alumna saying a girl is
acceptable to pledge the girl.
Often, an alumna will refuse to
recommend a girl because she is
from a minority group.
With this in mind, Panhel pass-
ed a resolution last year con-
demning t h e recommendation
system in hopes that nationals
would be pressured into changing
their procedures.
Many conservative alumnae will
not even admit a discrimination
problem exists and the tenuous
financial situation of the houses
makes it difficult for sororities
to coerce their nationals into
action. The nationals own most
of the houses on this campus and
sororities must go to them for
improvements or additions to
their houses.
The Cultural Concerns Commit-
tee of Panhel has been fairly in-
active for the last year, although
it did help sponsor the writer-in-
residence program. Next year,
however, they hope to bring girls
with common interests in art and
music together for workshops. Ir
addition, Panhel hopes to have
several of the Tuskegee exchange
students live in sorority houses
and perhaps sponsor an all cam-
pus forum on the Tuskegee stu-
dents' problems and observations.

SEASON TICKETS: $20.00-$15.00-510.00
SINGLE CONCERTS (counter sale begins September 11):
$5.00-$4.00-$2.00
Sixth Annual Danee Festival
(in Hill Auditoriuin)
HARKNESS BALLET.... ........................... Friday, October 13
Company of young dancers from New York in a program of classical and contem-
porary ballet
OLAETA BASQUE FESTIVAL OF BILBAO...................(2:30) Sunday, October 22
First American tour of this colorful group in a pageantry of songs and dances of
the Basque country.
JOSE MOLINA BAILES ESPANOLES ................ .... Friday, October 27
Spanish Dance Company in a program of classical and folk dances, and flamenco.
SERIES TICKETS: 88.00-.$0.00-$5.00
SINGLE PERFORMANCES: $4.00-53.00-52.00
Christmas Music
(in Hill Auditorium)

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"MESSIAH" (HANDEL) -Three Performances ......................Friday, December
University Choral Union, and. .......... ...............Saturday, December
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra ...................... (2:30) Sunday, December

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