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Vol. LXXIX, No. 111 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 1 1, 1969 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Regis te re d






proposal criticized


out-state admissions

Barbara W. Newell

John C. Feldkaip

Board backs YGree'
No rth Campus move
The Committee on University Housing supported at a
special meeting yesterday a petition from five fraternities tot
buy land on a 20 acre site on North Campus.t
The fraternities, Tau Delta Phi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta!
Sigma Phi, Psi Upsilon, and Sigma Phi Upsilon have indi-
cated an immediate desire to relocate on the University's{
North Campus property.
The committee's recommendation must still be considered
by the Student Advisory Committee of Barbara Newell, acting
;vice president of student af-t

A proposal which would re-
quire all students under 21
to live in University approved
housing met with strong dis-
approval yesterday from the
student operating committee
of Barbara Newell, acting vice
president of student affairs.
In a joint meeting yesterday
with the Student Advisory Com-
mittee on Housing (SACH), the
operating committee tentatively
rejected the proposal which SACH
passed last month.
Presently, only junior women
who live outside the dorms must
live in housing registered by the
University. To be registered, land-
lords must meet five criteria set
by the University including use of
a University approved lease.
Several members of the oper-
ating committee said the proposed
regulation would not benefit stu-
dents, but only restrict them. It
would not achieve any real con-t
cessions from landlords, they said.
One committee member called
the proposed regulation "unneces--
sarily paternalistic." For the pro-
posal to be worthwhile and ac-
ceptable to the operating commit-
tee, he said, the University must
place greater restrictions on what
constitutes approved housing so
as to make registration meaning-
Bernard Elbaum, '71, of the1
operating committee, said unless
the University stiffens require-
ments for landlord registration
with the University, the proposal
would not be of any value.
"The University has the power,
to provide a viable force for the
students and a Tenants' Unionj
with this regulation if the stu-
dents determine the demands on-
the landlords," said Elbaum.
Elbaum called for an optional
eight month lease, a rent ceiling,
and proposed that the University
hold damage deposits and Ia s t
month rents.
Currently University approved
housing must me'et five condi-
the landlord must obtain a
certificate of safe occupancy from
the city;c
- the- landlord must register
with the university and state if t

Inereases to favor
resid ent fi'eslimeii
Literary college freshmdn enrollment will increase by
over 200 next fall, but with 50 less out-of-state students.
Under an agreement reached yesterday between the col-
lege's Executive Committee and the Office of Academic Af-
fairs, freshman enrollment will rise to 3186 projected spaces,
compared to the 2895 freshmen who registered for 2970"
projected spaces last fall.
Total college enrollment is expected to remain below the
maximum figure of 11,800 students set by the college faculty

in 1965. Under the 1965-
LeVeque plan for "controlled
college growth", h o w e v e r,
freshman enrollment was to
be limited tor 3100 spaces.
"The basic University posture{
has been that we accept all quali-
fied Michigan residents," explain-
ed Vice President for Academic
Affairs Allan F. Smith. "We were
able to stick to this policy until
last year when 159 qualified in-
state applicants were not admit-
ted for lack of space.
"Currently the University has
over 400 qualified in-state stu-
dents for whom there is no room,"
Smith continued. "The changes in
enrollment policy will take'up
most of this excess."
The number of freshmen appli-
cants is 17 per cent above lastt
year's level. University officials,
are unable to explain the rise
in the number of applicants.
Smith said the increased en-
rollment level is 'not uermanent

asks civil
dlS S 1 1V
gan, State University President
John A. Hannah urged yesterday
that civil authorities be called In
when dissentert disrupt the or-
derly processes of the university.
In what was expected to be his
farewell "State of the Uniiver-
sity" address, Hannah told a fac-
ulty convocation "to continue (a)
firm position."
Hannah also told the faculty he
would accept the directorship of
the U. S. Agency for International
Development if the Sens)te e o ii

-Dti1'---Peter Dreyfuss

IDe411 Robe rtson rapjs withIi circu1s-goers

Education circus: Chaos

' Sorority li e
* decrease
Sorority rush has dropped almost
25 per cent this year, leaving 150
vacancies in the sororities.
Only 862 women signed for
rush, compared to 1154 last year.
Of the rushees, 428 have pledged,
* 42 less than last year.
Rush was expected to fall due
to bitter controversy last term
over b i n d i n g recommendations
and charges of discrimination.
Two sororities were forbidden to
rush after they refused to sign a
non-discrimination pledge.
The new policy allowing sopho-
more women and all freshmen to
live off campus was also expected
to deflect women from rushing.
According to rush chairman
Mary Teahan "Sophomore apart-

fairs, before it reaches the,
P 1 a n t Extension Committee
and finally the Regents. j
John C. Feldkamp, director of
University Housing, said there
were two key factors in the com-
mittee's decision to support the
fraternities' development plans -
"their willingness to accept the
North Campus property, and their
funding ability."

There wasn't much of a dialogue
at the Circus of Education "rap"
Sunday night.
There were a few monologues,
some good guerrilla theatre, and a
lot of people screaming at each
other. But no dialogue.
The rap, billed as a discussion
of the learning experience, began
amiably enough with statements
by four key participants, follow-
ed b a guerrilla theater skit at-
tacking bureaucracy and imper-
sonality in university life, and the
alleged irrelevance of learning in
the lecture context.
But the rap turned into chaos.
Students shouted "their thing,"
hostiley attacking - among oth-
ers - James Robertson, director
of the Residential College and
Dean Stephen Spurr of the grad-
uate school.

d Robertson told the 400 students
seated on the floor of the Union
Ballroom that "the heart of any
learning relationship is two peo-
ple, talking to each other quietly;
seriously. It requires a willingness
to listen."
Robertson added that "maybe
one of the two who has more ex-
perience, knows a little more."
One student responded that
"the only good administrator is
a dead one."
The tone of the meeting had
become so bitter by the time Prof.
Raphael Ezekiel of the psychology
department spoke, that he re-
sponded to heckling by simply
"I am a human being," and got
the biggest applause of the night.
Talking directly to academic re-
form. Carl Oglesby, former pre-
sident of Students for a Demo-
cratic Society, called current stu-

dent demands for curriculum
change and academic reform
"If you're asking for student
power so th, your leisure can
be increased." said Oglesby,'"if
you're asking for student power
so the demands on your intellect
can be decreased; if you're ask-
ing for student power so that your
life be made more luxurious y e t;
then you're entering on per-
verse and destructive politics, and
you're in implicit complicity with
the disaster of the time.
"But if student power is going
to mean university power in the
hands of pti>ople who will employ
its capacities to solve the prob-
lems which face us-of the ghet-
toes, the mountains," and the
Third World -- we can have some
hope," Oglesby said.
Following the general session,

and will-be re-evaluated next firmed his appointment by Pres-
year. However, he admitted he did ident Nixon.
not think the number of appli- Faculty should, Iiannah said,
cants -would drop next year. . support and require that when-
ever the protagonists of disrup-
In order to compensate fo r tion interrupt the .ofderly opera-
"freshman under-enrollment" last tion of the university, that at that
year, said Smith, 36 new spaces point the university request the
will be authorized for the 1969 civil authorities to take whatever
freshman class. 180 spaces form- steps were required to permit the
erly reserved for junior transfer university to function in accord-
students will behmoved to the ance with its objectives-."
freshman level. The total nursber Last spring, protesting M S U
of in-state freshmen will r-se to students objected to the presence
~2464. of civil authorities on the campus
No new spaces will go for out-of- during demonstrations that led to
state students. In addition, 50 the arrests of more than a dozen
spaces previously reserved for persons.

Contingent on the committee's he is the actual manager or if he
approval is the, assurance of major has a representative;
development by fraternities and - the landlord must agree to
sororities on the site along Glacier the University lease or have his
Way. . lease approved by the University:
- the landlord must agree to
Zeta Beta Tau was granted ap- the University's mediation serv-
proval to buy North Campus land ice;
10 years ago on the assumption - the landlord must agree to
that other fraternities would also "open occupancy," or non-d i s -
relocate on the site. Although criminatory renting practices.
there was interest among other Semm O RD.tag es
fraternities, none bought the land: See BOARD, Page 10
Zeta Beta Tau is now an isolated^
fraternity north of Baits Housing. ' 1


non-resident students will now be
used for Michigan residents. The
total number- of freshman out-of-
state students in the college will
drop to 692, 24.9 per cent of the

I 71 a a

Feldkamp noted that the situa-
tion has changed substantially
since the Zeta Beta Tau decision.
Five groups backed by strong ac-
tives' and alumni interest and fi-
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'leaching tellows voice views
on proposed language reforms

ment privileges were more damag- go. Two others Alpha Delta Phi
ing to rush than the recommenda- d go m h Alp selt Ph-
tion isue."and Sigma Chi, will sell their cur-
Ction issue.' . rent property to the University as
Currently 300 women are corn- a parcel, contingent on the deci-
peting in open rush at 10 houses sion of bath to accept the Univer-
to fill the vacancies. sion of
Panhel president Ellen' Heyboer sity's offer.
says the problems facing sorori- Alpha. Delta Phi, according to'
ties should help improve the Michael Stone, assistant director
sorority system. "Now that people of University Housing, has "a
have the choice of dorm, sorority clear and present need for ex-
or apartment living; people have panded facilities."
a more honest picture of sorori- Seven other fraternities have
ties. They realize that sororities expressed varying degrees of in-
are only one of many opportuni- terest in the North Campus de-
ties for living on this campus. velopment-Alpha Kappa Lambda,
Rushees are really interested now, Delta Upsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi,
while before you weren't always Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Kappa
sure why you were getting them,"' Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and
she says. Pi Lambda Phi.

participants split into small work-
shops to discuss specific problems, instate freshmen were placed on
and approaches to academic re- a waiting list while the Univer-
form. But participants like Dean sity sought some way to accom,,-
Robertson left the circus unsure modate them. At least 150 of these
of just what it accomplished. students rejected the University's
"I wasn't very clear what pur-prvsoa acetn.Th r-
poewas served by the meeting,"' maining 150 were left in limbo.
said Robertson. "There was no Thsyaovr40i-tesu
opportunity to involve the facultye This year over 400 in-state stu-
- there was really no purpose in dents will be placed on the wait-
their being there, except to serve ig list.
as targets." The admissions office will of-
"If the intention of the meeting fer these students two alterna-
was for an exchange," he added, tives:
"it certainly wasn't conducive to -enrollment at the University's
that." Flint campus which 'can accom-
. The circus was sponsored by modate an enrollment increase;
Student Government Council and -- preferred transfer status as
the University Activities Center. . sophomores.

"Taken as a group." Hannah
said, students "are a part of the
ablest generation of young Amer-
icans this country has ever pro-
But, he added, "Universities are
at a crucial point in their history."
Those who have planned a "co-
ordinated attack," Hannah said,
"have carefully identified the le-
gitimate sources of dissatisfaction
among students, and they are cal-
lously attempting to weld all of
those unhappy for any reason in-
to a revolutionary front.
"Our task as faculty members
must be to retain our sense of
judgment and our- ability to dif-
ferentiate between those who have
good reason to complain because
of inequity and human imperfec-
tion, and those who seek disrup-
tion for the ulterior purpose they
have openly already described to
us," Hannah said.'


courses be taught on a pass-fail French,

Teaching fellows from four
The committee will consider
language departments aired their Cressey's proposal, with several;
views' yesterday on the language others that have been submitted.
requirement before the literary ; at its next two meetings.
college curriculum committee. Committee C h a i r m a n Prof.
James Gindin has said the com-
The committee also heard a mittee will have a recommenda-
proposal from Prof. William Cres- tion on the language requirement
sey of the Spanish department for the' college faculty at its
which provides for the gradual March 3 meeting.
adoption of a language entrance Most of the teaching fellows at
requirement rather than the pres- yesterday's meeting spoke against
E sent language graduation require- the language requirement in itsE
ment. present form, although they did
Cressey's proposal also suggest- favor some type of requirement.
ed that 1ll first-year language Jo Shuchat. a teaching fellow in

pr ovide

suggested the University
language instruction in
countries. Students who
abroad for one semester

U requests med school

could then be granted the 16
credit-hours needed to satisfy the
language requirement, she pro-
Gindin then pointed out the
"impracticality" of the idea. "It
would take several years for the
University to establish such a pro-
gram," he said.
Mrs. Shuchat said she favors
some kind of requirement because
"American students are too pro-
"We could substitute a two-year
requirement of study in literature,
culture, art or music of a partic-
ular foreign country," she offered.
David MacMurray, a teaching
fellow in the Spanish department,
said he was "suspicious of people
who say language is necessary to
learn a culture."
MacMuray proposed that stu-
dents be given the option of cul-
tural studies, claiming that "many
students would be inspired to
learn the language after they had
studied a country."
Prof. Otto Graf of the German
department, a member of the cur-
riculum committee, lended sup-
port to the idea. "Courses in Asian
studies are often recruiters for the
Chinese and Japanese language
coursens_" he s ii

The University has asked the
State Legislature -for a supple-
mental appropriation of $511,-
650 to expand enrollment of the
Medical School.
The action increases the to-
tal request for state appropria-
tions for the University's gen-
eral fund to $76.4 million.
However, the University's or-
iginal $75.9 million request has
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However, the annual increase
in appropriations which would
be necessary to fund the grow-
ing enrollment would drop the
second and third year. No fur-
ther increase would be required
for the fourth year.
At the end of the four years,
the appropriation for the Medi-
cal School would have increas-
ed $908,100 with a correction
for salarv increases and infl-

The M ed i c a l School al-
ready suffered a severe fiscal
setback when the governor cut
$1 million from the school's re-
quest in his budget message to
the Legislature last month.
Of the $1 million, $879,000
was slated for increased salar-
ies and the hiring of new fa-
culty "to bring the operating
support for the present program
to a level which will nrro ve

- The school fell from 27th
to 40th nation-wide in student-
teacher ratio between 1962 and
- "Planning for the capital
requirements needed to keep
our clinical facilities, clinical
teaching, and patient care fa-
cilities at quality levels is ur-
gently required."
-- The Medical School is

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