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Angell Calls Honors Program
Results'Generally Satisfactory'
dents will be added and dropped dents receive high caliber work
After one year of operation, re- on the basis of their work, so that outside their fields of cencentra-
suits 0f the all-college honors pro- about 12 per cent of future gradu- tion.
gram have been generally satis- ating classes will be honors stu- To aid honors students, sum-
factory, Prof. Robert C. Angell, dents. mer reading courses were offered
of the sociology department and Next year, Prof. Angell said, the by 11 departments for those hon-
director of the literary college all-college honors program will ors students who had grade aver-
honors council, said. ages of B-plus or better. Prof.
There are now 335 students in Angell said that students were al-
the freshman-sophomore honors lowed to sign up for a course and
program which began last fall. then not take the final examina-
N Of these there are 161 freshmen tion if they did not want to do so.
and 174 sophomores, 145 of whom Of the 63 students who signed up
were in the program last year. for the courses, 31 took the finals.
Few Take Only Honors Half Took Finals
Few of the students take honors The difficulty of studying in
courses exclusively, since not all the summer without supervision
classes have honors sections. was probably the reason why only
Among the sophomores, most k half the students wanted to take
have at least two honors courses, the final exam in their courses,
while the average is three out of Prof. Angell said.
five courses. Freshmen generally Average mark for the summer
have honors sections in two or courses was B-plus, which was
three of their four courses, Prof. also the general average of all
Angell said. freshman honors students last
Of the 148 first-semester fresh- year. Some of the professors were
men who were admitted to the disappointed in the results of
all-college honors program last their particular classes, Prof, An-
September, 74 per cent received gell noted. He explained that some
grade averages of B or better, r of the faculty believe the absence
Prof. Angell said. of class discussion was a handicap
More Freshmen Admitted n i some courses.
In February, 47 second-semester T Council Disappointed
freshmen who had 3.5 grade aver- The council was disappointed_
ages or better were admitted to that only half of those who signed
the freshman program. Prof. An- PROF. ROBERT C. ANGELL up for the course took the exams,
gell reported that 87 per cent of evaluates program and the plan may be modified,
these students received averages Po.Agl ad
of B or better during the second expand into the junior year. The Non-credit honors groups for
semester, council is planning to allow the sophomores were started this fall.
An overall grade average of B individual departments to handle The groups, frequently called
is necessary to remain in the all- their own junior-senior honors sophomore seminar groups, are
college honors program. courses. The council will set gen- held in the evening in various
Program to Continue eral standards for the depart- residence halls. They include dis-
The all-college honors program ments to adopt. a. cussions on such subjects as mod-
will be continued with about eight Discusses Outside Work ern poetry, Goethe's Faust and
per cent of incoming freshmen Prof. Angell explained that the Asia's relationship with the West.
being invited to participate, Prof. council is discussing ways in Initiate Informal Contact
Angell said. He added that stu- which to insure tnat honors stu- Prof. Angell said the 11 groups
which meet for four successive
weeks are designed to initiate fac-
ulty-student contact and intellec-
tual atmosphere on an informal
basis. He added that only approx-
imately half of the students who
FREE DELIVERY signed up for the groups have ac-
"Real Italian Food is our Specialty" tually come to the meetings.
Therefore the initiative for such
Weekdays 10:30 A.M.-Midnight Fri. & Sat. 10:30 A.M.-2 A.M. discussions will be left in the fu-
Phone NO 3-5902 512 E. Williams ture to the honors students, he
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Two interdepartmental courses
for honors students are being of-
Pizza and Chef's Salad . . . only 90c fered this semester. They are a
humanities course on the Renais-
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thos of the English department
and a natural science course cov-
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ering geology, biology, chemistry,
Meisel to Give Course
Next semester a unified social
science course will be offered,
(EMBER, ARAB U.N. DELEGATIbN) taught by Prof. James Meisel of
WM R A A U.N Dthe political science department,
A Carnegie grant was given the
"ARAB NATIONALISM AND DEMOCRACY" University to help with the honors
TODAY, 8 P.M. program. Part of the money is be-
ing used for the interdepartment-
AUDITORIUM A, ANGELL HALL al science course. Prof. Angell said
ALL ARE INVITED that the use of five teachers for
this course is very costly and there
is some question whether the Uni-
versity can afford to continue it
in the future_ _ . _

Victory Speech

HAIL TO THE VICTOR-Gov. G. Mennen Williams, at his head-
quarters in the Governor's Mansion, speaks jubilantly into a
microphone some time into the wee hours of yesterday morning.
High Schools Cannot Predict
Students' Success in College

A University survey indicates
that, while many high schools do
have programs designed to mea-
sure student aptitudes and pro-
ficiencies, they lack the data
necessary to evaluate the prob-
able success of a student in col-
The survey, results of which
were given at the University's
13th annual Principal-Freshman
and Junior College Conference
yesterday, was based on replies
from 169 high schools in Michigan
and neighboring states.
Schools Measure Aptitudes
Approximately nine out of 10
of the schools reported some or-
ganized program to measure stu-
dent aptitudes and proficiencies,
with almost as many attempting
some estimate of their students'
probable success at the University.
However, fewer than half of
the schools have objective data
for evaluating this probable suc-
cess, and fewer than half have
made studies of the records their
students have made at the Ur-
Schools Uncertain of Data
In regard to another finding of
the survey, Clyde Vroman, direc-
tor of admissions at the Univer-
sity, commented. "Although high
schools are receiving much data
from current national scholarship
programs, they are uncertain
about the proper use of this in-
"Since so much is happening in
this area, it seems imperative to

study this problem and agree on
desirable practices and goals."
The University will publish the
complete findings of the study in
a new booklet entitled "Aptitudes
and Proficiencies" which will be
issued to high schools.
One of the examples in the
pamphlet is a recent analysis
which shows Ann Arbor High
graduates comparing favorably
with other University students.
Outline Points
For Families
Speaking before the Univer-
sity's 29th annual Parent Educa-
tion Institute yesterday, Harry
and Bonaro Overstreet outlined
eight factors contributing to
sound family living.
These elements include
1) A deep affection among all
the members of the family;
2) Respect from the others for
the individuality of each person;
3) An interest in learing and in
the acquisition of knowledge;
4) A chance to share coopera-
tive experiences;
5) A framework of law and or-
der which is respected by all
members of the family;
6) Assistance for those mem-
bers of the family who are learn-
ing to handle such "unwanted
experiences" as disappointment
or failure:


7) Contact and interplay with

the outside ~world in. general and
o, 8) Realization of the value of
life and the acceptance of the self
PeZson iz0ed0 as part of a broad universe.
Calling family life of prime im-
portance in the development of
CHRISTMAS CARDS children's personalities, the hus-
C K ST ASD band and wife lecture team said,
It is the one place where there
is no doubt at all that parents
can make a difference. It is the
one place where they cannot pos-
sibly feel they are too small to
wonderful selection count."
20 Books to Choose From Schillings To Talk
On Administration
Visit Our New CTrd Department
Paul Schillings, Director Gen-
eral of the International Insti-
tute of Administrative Sciences,
OBookstoreokswill lecture at a social seminar at
-ver eck Bs r 8 p.m. this evening in Rackham
Assembly Hall.
1216 South University Schillings will speak on "Inter-
national Aspects of Administra-
tion." The seminar is open to the
"3 public.
The skits are
~trrific!/ HILLELZA
Get your tickets now!
Diag - Fishbowl - Union
Sat., No. 8- rr~i8 P.M.
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