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December 08, 1967 - Image 12

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tion in relations to other institutions since the war. But the quality
has increased throughout and is better than any other time in the
history of the school." According to Hatcher this is due in part to the }g
growth of the research arm of the University.
Commenting on the changing role of the students during his
16%/ years as President, Hatcher said, "There has been a steady
evolution in the life of students and their participation in the
He called student participation a "growing trend" and added
"it should continue to grow but in an orderly fashion. The mechanisms # r 3
for change are there, but you have trouble when you try to over-ride
a system which does respond to your needs."
Referring to what he termed "the ridiculous situation SGC has
put us in at the present time," Iatcher said, "People have just got
to get rational. The University will not turn over to SGC the control
they have taken on themselves." -
Hatcher added, "I hope there will be enough intelligence on both
sides so that aceptable changes can be affected. The University
will exercise patience and restraint as an intelligent parent would do
in his own household."
"Students should have a great deal to say about their lives, but X
in an orderly and rational fashion. It is not rational for one group
to say we abolish all rules except the ones we choose to adopt,"
Hatcher said.
"I object to the posture of Mr. Kahn (SGC President Bruce) that
we man the barricades and fire at each other. This only delays the
process of normal and orderly change. He is making a Vietnam out of
A writer of historical books dealing especially with the Great
Lakes, Hatcher intends to begin a new work discussing "the desperate,
problems which confront big cities in that area."
He will also "be closely associated with the Great Lakes Basin
Commission," a federal commission set up to insure the "proper use
of the resources which are in danger of being wasted."

After a month "of rest and relaxation in the Carribean" Hatcher
and his wife will return to their new home in Ann Arbor.


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