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'New Look' Expected,
For Dorm Integration
A "new-look" in Residence Halls integration at the University is
expected this year, according to Vice-President for Student Affairs
James A. Lewis. His remark was prompted by the release in May of a
Residence Hall Board of Governors study report concerning roommate
assignment practices.
The Study resulted from a petition by the Student Disciples Guild
to the Board claiming that racial and religious segregation was evident
in Residence Hall room assignments.
Later the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People, carrying charges of segregation to Gov. G. Mennen Williams;

JBRARY-This five-floor, $3.1 million Undergraduate Library at the University was opened
ar. Financed by state appropriation, the structure is the largest of its kind in the world
already carrying out its function of helping to alleviate crowded library facilities at the
w Library Haven to Milions
Since its dedication on January 16, 1958, over half a million stu-
dents have used the University's new Undergraduate Library, accord-
ing to.Roberta C. Keniston, librarian.
..Since the opening of the $3.1 million structure, the number of
books used by students has more than doubled. This is mostly due to
the comfortable studying conditions and availability of books on the
open shelves which induce students to stay in the building to study,
Mrs. Keniston said.
The card catalog is located on the main floor off the entrance
lobby near the reference section, where librarians are on duty to

also criticized and urged a change
in the University's policy.
Respect Preferences
The Board of Governors report
emphasized a "policy of allowing
students to choose their own
roommates" through expressing
their preferences. It stated that
the indicated preferences would
be respected "so far as it is ad-
ministratively feasible to do so.
"If no preferences are ex-
pressed," the report continued,
"assignments will be made ac-
cording to interests and living
habits expressed in the applica-
"What we are saying," Vice-
President Lewis, who is also Board
chairman, pointed out, "is that
we hold dear the right of an indi-
vidual to choose his own room-
mate, but with no preferences ex-
pressed, we will not foster the
practice of segregation."
Established by Regents
The Board, established by the
Regents to oversee general resi-
dence hall policy, also took action
on other significant problems last
Ityconverted Tyler and Prescott
Houses in East Quadrangle, which
had housed women residents since
1952, into g ra du a te student
houses. Tyler and Prescott have
been vacated by the women with
the opening of the new Mary
Markley dormitory this fall.
In a similar move, Frederick
See DORM, Page 8

Has Several


more books, easier;

he nearly 1,500 students
her countries attending the
ity, the International Stu-
!ssociation serves as the
spokesman to the Univer-
purpose of the ISA is to
to better relations among
Lents of different countries"
nizing and co-ordinating
irts of the various nation-
ubs through one central
e 80 countries represented
foreign student population
University, 16 have their
ationality clubs, each of
Las a representative on the
it's Council. Each country,
r it has a nationality club'
is represented in the Gen-
sembly by all the students
at country.I
Sponsors Dances
g the year, ISA sponsors'
ents as the Monte Carlo
the fall semester and the.
ional Ball during the

An integral part of the average
University student's day is a tripi
to one of the University's li-
From the William L. Clements
Library of American History, the
Legal Research Library and the
University Library with its many
branches, the student may find1
information from volumes total-
ling close.to 2,590,000.
The libraries' book holdings are
recorded in" a public catalog on
the second floor, where author,
title and subject cards for the
books in the General Library and
divisional libraries are filed.
With the advent of the fall se-
mester, .the General Library will
alter its policy of closed stacks by
opening its floors for the use of
all University students and fac-
ulty members.
Adopting a system presently in
operation at the Undergraduate
Library, the General Library is in-
stalling controlled-exits, whereby
students may' enter by the main
or side entrances but may leave
only by the monitered main exit.
On the open shelves of the Main
See 'U', Page 8

bassist in the use or the catalog and
the materials in the library.
Other Card Files
In addition there is a floor file
on the lower floor, main floor and
the second floor, which lists by
main author the books located on
that particular floor.
The book collection, which num-
bers more than 60,000 volumes, in-
cludes many reserve books, which
are identified by the colored bands
attached to the back covers. These
reserve books circulate for very
short loan periods.
All periodicals are housed to-
gether on the main floor, and are
arranged alphabetically by title.
Current newspapers are available
on the main floor, and film copies
of the "New York Times" may be
obtained from the reference li-
Two Week Circulation
To charge books out for home

Sstem Led
By Council
The Interfraternity Council,
which co-ordinates the activities
of the University's 43 social fra-
ternities, plans to acquaint stu-
dents with the fraternity system,
rushing, and rushing procedures
through a series of three rushing
meetings beginning shortly after
clases begin.
This is a revision of past pro-
cedure when only one meeting
was held.
In its 113th year, the fraternity
system now numbers 2,600 fra-
ternity men, and 28,000 alumni.
Over 700 more men are expected
to pledge this fall.
Provides Service
The IVC was founded to fulfill
four aims; service to member fra-
ternities, to thenUniversity, to
the community and to fraternity
In doing so it has distinguished
itself twice in the last five years
by winning the coveted grand tro-
phy awarded by the National In-
terfraternity Council "for the
most outstanding program of in-
terfraternity activity."
The annual IFC rushing pro-
gram beginning on October 5 is
typical of the organization's serv-
ices to its members.
To be eligible to rush students
must sign up between Sept. 17
and Oct. 8 in Roof 1510 of the
Student Actiities Building or at
one of the rushing meetings.
Rushing Houses
There is no fee or charge in-
volved in registration. Also, regis-
tering for rush does not obligate
the rushee to pledge - it merely
indicates an intention to rush.
Formal rushing will begin Oct. 5
and will last until Oct. 19. Open
houses will be held on Oct. 5 from
1 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. and from
7 to 9:30 p.m. on the next two
Rushees are welcome at any
fraternity during the open house

-Daily-Eric Arnold
ACTIVITIES BUILDING-A structure unique among American
universities, the Student Activities Building houses nearly every
student group on campus as well as the Dean of Men and Dean
of Women's offices. It was opened a year and a-half ago. The
entrance is seen here in an unusual night picture. The building
cost $1,154,987 and will house about 80 student organizations.
Ad-Wing Serves SGC
In Committee Functions
The administrative wing of Student Government Council serves
as an aid to greater efficiency and development of SGC's policy.
About 150 non-elected students serve in this part of SGC, as di-
rected by the Council's administrative vice-president.
At trainee meetings held at least twice a year, SGC chairmen ex-
plain the functions of their committees. The trainees then choose

Honor Plan
Administers Student
Book Exchange,
Health Insurance
Student Government Counc
now in its fourth year, concern
itself both with broad poli
questions and with specific ser
ices to the campus during 195-
Policy areas considered incl
ed rising enrollment, discrimin
tion, literary college honor sy
tem and student participation
course, planning.
Services established or co
tinued included a booklet passi
on student opinion on courses, a
examination file in the Unde
graduate Library, health insu
ance, the Student Book Exchang
and a program in which studen
would read books over the surn
mer and discuss them with facu
ty members in the fall.
Honor System Considered
At its first meeting last Se
teniber the Council voted to co
sider the feasibility and possi]
wording of a referendum on a
honor system for, the litera
school. A committee was set u
to draw up a proposal for Cou
cil consideration.
A trial period for an honor sy
tem, recommnded by the con
mittee, was voted down by S
It was pointed out at the ti
that education of students to ti
honor system concept would ha
to precede any successful hon
system. The committee is st
working on honor system plar
In October SGC decided to i
vite "seven speakers tothe ca
pus for a forum program on co:
troversial topics. Among those
be invited were Roy Wilkins
the NAACP, conservative writ
Russel Kirk, Sen. Clifford Ca
(R-N.J.) and former Daily Wor
er editor John Gates.
Gates appeared last sprir
speaking before a large group
why he left the Communist Par
Exchange Program Sought
The Council continued its i
terest in international exchan
programs during the past yet
The program with the Free Ur
versity of Berlin was discontinu
and a s u i t a bl e replacemei
A number of foreign universiti
had indicated interest in the pr
See SGC, Page 8
Joint Judic
Hears, Judges
Student Cases.
The main responsibility a
purpose of the Joint Judici
Council is to make student
fenders brought before them re
ize that they have a responsibil
to the University.
As the campus student gove
ing body, its ex-chairman Mich
Jacobson, '58, emphasizes that t
sactioning body is primarily'i
terested .in solving the studer
problems, not in punishing him:
his actions.
In an informal atmosphere I
10 members of the council (f
are chosen from interviews e
semester) have original jurisd
tion over violations of the driv;
code and the misconduct ofu
ganized groups on campus. W
students accused with unbecom:

conduct, the council may be asi
to handle the case.
The members have considera
leeway in deciding the penalt:
For driving violations, Jacobs
says, written warnings are giv
or monetary fines are levied. F
more serious offenses, or forst
dents brought before the cou
for the second time, the pens


use, a charge slip is filled out and
presented with the book and iden-
tification card at the charging
desk on the floor from which the
book came. Most books circulate
for two weeks except periodicals
and reference books which are not
available for home use.
The Undergraduate Library also
houses the Education Library on
the second floor; the Engineering
Library on the third floor and the
Transportation Library on the
fourth floor.
A Print Study Gallery, located
on the fourth floor, contains prints
used in conjunction with art
courses. Films may be viewed in
the Film Preview Room on the

IC Governs
'U' Residence,
Hall System
"The responsibility of the Inter-
House Council is to facilitate the
programs of the individual quad-
rangles and houses."
In this manner Robert Ashton,
'59, IHC president, summarized the
philosophy behind his organiza-
tion, the student governing body
of the men's Residence Halls.
The structure of the IHC con-
sists of an Executive Board, a
legislative body called the Presi-
dium, which is made up of the
presidents of the individual houses
and a judiciary committee.
One of the "biggest' accomplish-
See IHC, Page 9

the committee that most attrac
tation program the traineesa
ready to begin work.
Under the- administrative wi
there are five major committee
One of these is Education and S
cial Welfare, and this committ
strives for a more effective expre
sion of educational policy.
Current projects under this co
mittee are the exam file in I
Undergraduate Library, a m
precise marking system, an ho
or system for the School of L
erature, Science, and the A
and a course evaluation booklet.
A second ad wing committee
National and International Affa:
It divides its work into three cat
gories: the National StudentJA
sociation, the Inter-CollegiateY

ts their interest. After a brief orienta-



Union Initiates Campus United Nations Project

It is always a pleasure for
me to be included in the large
group of University folks who
welcome the incoming fresh-
man class. My special interest
in this open letter is /t call to
your attention the services that
are available to you for coun-
selling and guidance here at
the University. During your
orientation you will be made
fully acquainted with these
servies and effort will be made
to get you to understand that
you should feel free to take ad-
vantage of the services.
Our ;experience is that many
times, for some reason or other,
freshmen do not seem to want.
to use the counselling and
guidance agencies. Let me urge
you to acquaint yourself thor-
oughly with these agencies and
then use them to the utmost.
You will find warm and friend-
ly people about you who are
devoted to helping you in all
kinds of situations. Why don't
you try" them?
The other interest of mine
is worthy, I hope, of your early
attention in your new college
life. Student activities in gen-
eral are part of your learning
experience. We have hundreds
of opportunities for expression
of your interest in these areas.
The record will show that
students who participate in the
various activities come from
small towns as often as they do
from large communities, from

ganization also under-
annual "Balloon Debate",
students from several
speak for famed charac-
etermine who shall be
om the gas balloon and
be ultimately saved.
sponsors discussions on
fairs, enabling the stu-
>btain the views of per-
nmtely connected with
ries and issues in ques-
International Week
1, the first International
held on campus, during
the several nation-
tps held a fair in the
zere they displayed and

The University is rightfully
proud of its cosmopolitan atmos-
phere which largely stems from
the large number of international
students on campus," according
to Maurice Zilber, '60, chairman
of the Union's International com-
Zilber, who works in coopera-
tion with the International Stu-
dents Association and the Inter-
national Coordinating Committee,
is responsible for many of the pro-
grams which are designed to make
international students feel, at
home In Ann Arbor and to inte-
grate them into the main stream
of University life, a project which,
he says, benefits the campus in
general as well as the internation-

Hall. The food and entertainment
for this dinner is that of some
other country, which has students
on campus.
The guest list for these dinners
is planned to give a balance be-
tween international students of
various countries and American
One of the major projects un-
dertaken in this area is Interna-
tional Week, which is coordinated
by the International coordinating
Union Plans Speaker
On Tuesday night of Interna-
tional Week, which will take place
between Nov. 18 and 22, the Union
will sponsor a speaker at Hill
Auditorium, and the Student Gov-
ernment Council is considering
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