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September 15, 1958 - Image 53

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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom


'U' To Offer
New Course'
About Asia

Appropriation Cuts
Rising Enrollment 'i

R WORK--The newly completed Mary Markley dormitory
bling the closing of Jordan Hall for the 1958-59 academic
o workmen can complete needed repairs to the plumbing
. The 268 women living in Jordan will be housed this year
istruetion Projfects
jeve Tight Housing
rersity officials expect the newly finished construction work
late this year the tight housing -situations which have marked
anings of the last several fall semesters.
e room inboth the men's and women's residence halls will be
with the September opening of the Mary Markley women's
y which will house the 347 women who last year lived in three.
men's houses.
[t for 1,194 women, Markley will also reduce the, number of

Set as First in Nation
For Undergraduates
The University will offer an un-
dergraduate course on Asia start-
ing this semester - the first such
course in the country.
The course will enable students
to study Asia on the same basis
as Europe has been traditionally
studied, according to Prof. John
W. Hall, of the history department.
Previously, such courses had been
offered only .at the post-graduate
level both here and at other uni-
The two-semester course, "Asia
I and Asia II," will meet for two
lectures weekly, being divided into
three recitation sections. The
course may be elected by 60 stu-
L.easons for Course
Prof. Hall says that not only
Asia's increasing important role in
the world but its more frequent
contact with the West warrant an
undergraduate course of this scope
and level.
Prof. Hall served as chairman of
a nine-man committee which has
laid the groundwork for next Sep-i
tember's trial year.
The course is backed by a grant
of nearly $27,000 from the Carnegie
Corporation of New York.
The first semester will examinel
East-West problems, survey basic
features of Asian societies and give
some introduction to the study
of civilizations. During the sec-
and semester, students will study
problems of culture contact and
change, and study more intensive-
ly the literature of, East-West
problems and the modern history
of Asia and the West today.
Getting Material Difficult
As no textbooks for such a
course exist at this time, some dif-
ficulties have arisen in gathering
materials, particularly in areas
like Communist China. The diffi-
culties have been solved through
Europeani sources.
Several university professors will
give the lectures,,with one or more
student assistants appointed to
gather materials and help in course
Geography of the three main re-
gions to be covered-the Near East,
Southern Asia and the Far East-
will be illustrated by use of maps,
slides, movies and charts.
An intensive evaluation, includ-
ing comments by students, will be
undertaken in the summer of 1959,
prior to second trial peiod.
The members of the nine-man
planning committee have spent a
total of 43 years in Asia.
On the planning committee for
the course are Prof. Robert I. Crane
of the history department; Prof.
James I. Crump, Jr., of the Far -
Eastern languages and literature
department; Peter Gosling of the
geography department; Prof. Oleg
Grabar of the fine arts and Near
Eastern Studies departments; Prof.
George L. Grassmuck of the politi-
cal science department. Also in-
cluded are Prof. Hall, director of
the Center for Japanese Studies;
Prof. Herbert H. Paper. of the
Near Eastern studies department;
Prof. William D. Schorger of the
anthropology department and Prof.
Robert E. Ward of the political
science department.

ts living in other women's dormit

This fall

e Than

tonies, including one which is
closed for repairs. The total
ber of new places in the
On's residence. halls will thus
ber 512, Dean of Women
rah Bacon said..
e construction of Markley
offer a freshman woman a
er chance to get her first

A voluntary student health in-
surance program will be available
this year under the sponsorship of
The premium for unmarried
Student Government Council.
students not wishing maternity
benefits costs $14. Married student
rates begin at $22.75 and including
maternity. the premium is set at
$25. The student and spouse rate
is $43.50 and including maternity
it costs $54.50. Insurance for stu-
dent spouse and children comes
to $52.25 with maternity coverage
at $63.25.
The insurance program, initiated
last year, provides for 135 days
paid hospitalization. The Detroit
Insurance agency provides for 120
days of hospitalization at $18 per
day. The Health Service brings
the total to an additional fifteen
days thus completing the total 135
Under miscellaneous medical ex-
penses blanket insurance covers up
to $1, 000 and includes:
operating room, blood or blood
bandages, medicines, X-rays, oper-
ating room, drugs, blood or blood
plasma charges, physiotherapy,
oxygen, anesthetics, nurse and re-
stricted doctor bills.
All students carrying four or
more credit hous and those part-
time. students carrying less than
four hours who pay the health ser-
vice fee are eligible for the insur-
ance program.
Completely aside from the pro-
gram are the benefits given stu-
dents free of charge through the
University Health Service.
I extend a most cordial wel-
come to you and wish you hap-
piness and success in your life
and work at the University of
Michigan. May you achieve in
full measure the real purposes
of an education.
You will find these purposes
directly transmitted in the
classroom; they are reflected
to a marked degree beyond the
laboratories, classes, and I-
braries -- In the general at-
mosphere of the University
All the possibilities of intel-
lectual and spiritual enjoyment
are yours for the taking. Help
yourselves continually and gen-
erously to them.

imarily as aT
denced by the
intellectual p

the :

le in and aroundi Ann A
er, there are many acti
ed people of both the i:
1 and business worlds wJ
ct that Ann Arbor ranP
1 the nation, accordingt
"Harper's Magazine" su
hre availability and facil
ook and stationary sur
es further evidence th
just another "city, US.A
[igh Cost of Living
st of living in Ann Arb
is one of the highest
ed States.
are 20 cleaning establis
7 clothing stores and
ats to service this comm
63,000 population.
may be some truth to t
hat "if it were not for tV
y there would be few
000 inhabitants in An
Nevertheless, despite t
icrease in the University
on since 1950 there sha
Z many changes in the ci

Situation Changes
"For the past five years, wom-
en's residence halls' have been
is really crowded. The crowding was
r- actually more psychological than
physical, however," according to
s- Dean Bacon.
ss She added that the common
i- temporary triple suites, actually,
hie two across-the-hall singles con-
U- verted into a bedroom and study
rs for three persons were actually
r- wel liked by many students.
ve In discussing the moving of
n- women from the men's quads, she
ho said that according to policy deci-
sions in Board of Government of
ks Residence Halls there had never
to been any question that as soon
r as new space was ready, the wom-
1 en would move out.-
n Crowding Cut
t In carrying out the redistribu-
tion plan, Stockwell Hall which
housed 505 this past year will
or, revert to its normal capacity of
in 416, this fall. Mosher will drop
from 276 to 242, Lloyd from 667
h- to 564 and Couzens from 565 to
71 525. Vaughn housed 180 during
u- last year and will house 145 this
he Jordan Hall will not be utilized
See NEW, page 6


Registration Provides Semesterly Confusion as Classes Close

any Changes in City
as the University has in-
greatly in area and pop-
so has the city,. Physi-
knn Arbor annexed both
n Arbor and Pittsfield Vil-
hin the past two years.
Arbor has also grown in in-
significance. A camera
y is already situated here.
s of an aviation company
electrical company are un-
struction and are nearly

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