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Vol. LXXIX, No. 144
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 26, 1969
LSA panel reveals BS degree plan
By RICK PERLOFF
The literary college general studies
committee yesterday released its report
recommending a restructured Bachelor
of Science degree program. -
Under the proposed restructured de-
gree, students would have three options:
-d e p a r t m e n t a 1 concenation in
which the department would set its own
requirements for the degree;
--a degree in general studies requiring
60 hours course work in 300 level and
above courses with no concentration and
no more than 20 hours in one depart-
--the current BS program which re-
quires students to fulfill requirements
for the BA degree plus 60 hours credit
in mathematics and physical and bi-
All three options require 120 credit
hours for graduation.
The report, which will probably be
considered at a special literary college
faculty meeting expected next week, was
the result of several weeks of study by
The faculty will be asked to vote
separately on the department and gen-
eral studies d gree options.
Under the department or "discipline"
degree option a student would take no
more than 45 hours of credit in one
department and he would be required
to take at least 30 hours of electives
that are not specified in the depart-
ment's concentration program.
The student who chose this option
would have to consult with concentra-
tion advisers for approval of his courses.
However, all students in the general
studies degree program would need only
a counselor's approval of their courses
in the freshman year.
"Thereafter each student shall assume
the responsibility for planning an aca-
demic program that is commensurate
with his ability and aspirations and that
satisfies the degree requirements," the
"This is to allow the student to
choose the most flexible program he
wants," says Committee Chairman Prof.
Ronald Tikofsky of the psychology de-
partment. "We want the student to
have complete freedom," he adds.
The committee chose to restructure
the BS degree rather than set up an
entirely new one because "the BS pro-
vides a vehicle for restructuring the
"It has educational credibility," Tikof-
The requirements for admission to
the college would remain the same no
matter which degree option the student
chose. He would make his decision some-
tim6 during his freshman year.
Some professors had expressed con-
cern that a student would not be able
to fulfill 60 credit hours of advanced
courses in the general studies degree.
However, information from the reg-
istrar's office indicates each of 101 stu-
dents sampled took at least 60 hours in
advanced level courses during their
In considering a general studies de-
gree program, the committee quickly
ruled out a recommendation to the fac-
ulty for no new degree or no modifica-
tion of the present degree programs.
Committee meimbers also discussed
retention of the current BA degree pro-
gram and adding a new degree in gen-
eral studies. This was rejected because
some committee members repeatedly
questioned the "educational credibility"
of creating an ,entirely new degree.
The number of advanced course cred-
its was changed to create a more flexible
approach to the degree. Statistics in-
dicating most students would have little
trouble fulfilling the requirement
strenghtened support for the change,
Another proposal considered suggest-
ed one of the requirements for admis-
sion to the college and to the degree
program be a two-year study of a for-
eign language in high school.
See LSA, Page 10
By MARTY SCOTT
The Central Student Judiciary (CSJ) yesterday upheld 1
by a 4-3 vote the decision of the Credentials and Rules Com-
mittee of Student Government Council to hold a three-way
presidential run-off today.
The question of the validity of the original election was
brought to CSJ yesterday by Howard Miller, who was the
apparent leader after ballots for the election were counted.
Miller asked CSJ to stop the run-off, and to set up
guidelines for a new election.
007 However, SGC voted to hold a
B oyeo tt three-way run-off because the
second and third place candidates
E were so close and because of
S electionumerous errors discovered in the
ot e1 o 'computing and counting of the,
After the CSJ decision was an-
pnnounced, Miller reaffirmed his
previous position of non-partici-
pation in a three-way run-off.
Miller's appeal to CSJ was based
M e m b e r s of Interfraternity on a claim that his rights and the
Council, Panhellenic Association rights of the student body had si
and Engineering Council announc- been denied.
ed late last night that they are '
encouraging their members to boy- flecaidththelcto
Cott the SGC run-off election. ! y-was undemocratic thaand thethrefore
Gates Moss, IFC president said in violation of SGC's bill of rights-
last night that IFC's Eeuie
Board voted to boycott the run- Miller's supporters asked that X
off by asking their members to any election to be held be put off
not vote in the election and to so that he might have time to
refuse to serve as poll workers, !campaign. Miller has refused to By The Associated Press
However, one ,high IFC official;-campaign for the last week be- }WASHINGTON (A) - President'
yve ," cause he said a three-way run-off Nixon will send a special message
said it was a "very divisive voe"has "no legal basis." .Cogestdyakn fra
carrying only by 5-3. "It was not s to Congress today asking for a
an across-the-board decision," he After the decision the three dis- 12-month extension of the 10 per,
said, and added that a number senting members of CSJ, Bill cent income tax surcharge, House
f the r ho ly Bleich, 70, Dan Share, "70, and Republican leader Gerald R Ford
poll w oraer anodu will enourge Hamilton Pitt, '69, issued a state- (R-Mich) said yesterday.
their members to vote, mert. They said, "The majority The current tax surcharge is due
Engineer'ing Council President decision, from which we dissent to expire June 30.
ChgineBring CoudcEngPnesrdngtmost strongly, is unfortunate in Dirksen, who with Ford and
Chiis Bloch said Engineering the light of the disenfranchise- others attended a weekly GOP
Council's Executive Board voted ment of a sector of the student legislative strategy session with
to not participate in the SGC body. In light of the above facts Nixon, also said the new admin-
run-of f elections any way and the only democratic course would istraton hopes to double the
will challenge the results- of the have been anew election." $.-ilo ugtsrlsatc.
election as producing a "legitimate $3.4-billion budget surplus antici-
SGC president". Candidate' Marty McLaughlin pated by the Johnson administra-
said, "I feel that CSJ has made ition.
"We plan to start a recall cam- the right decision." He added. He said the administration
paign if the winner is certified as "Miller's right to campaign this hopes for such a surplus even
the legitimate president of SGC," week was abrogated by his own though he said former President
Bloch said. - free decision and by no one else's Lyndon B. Johnson left behind an
Wendy Kress, Panhel President actions. Miller wants Nelson and inaccurate estimate of spending.
said -"I feel that the entire elec- I to suffer the consequences, "In talking about Lyndon's last
tion has been poorly handled and physical, academic, and financial, budget, .I think you can say that
that the student body has not of his own mistakes." it is not a true budget," Dirksen
been fully informed of the issues The proposal which was reject- said. He added he was not sug-
involved. I am therefore urging ed by the CSJ would have stopped gesting the Democrats sought to
students to boycott the second today's election and would have set a trap for Nixon.
" election on the grounds that it is requested SGC to hold a com- Ford looked for "significant
both illegitimiate and unethical." pletely new presidential election savings" in the fiscal year that
She said she is urging students not in the next two weeks. begins July 1 and lesser econo-
only to refrain from voting but mies in the current bookkeeping
also to refuse to man polls for the year. He said these expectations
Selection. would be reflected in Nixon's spe-
However, Vice President Bob cial message.
Neff said that at least one other However, Ronald L. Ziegler,
Panhel o f f i c e r, Administrative ! White House press secretary, said
Vice President Lilly Krezel is sup- t10 vooe Nixon's message would not in-
porting the run-off and is organ- elude revised budget figures but
izing poll workers for the election. rather would be "a statement of
Several campus organizations The philosophy department fac- a point of view."
have already begun orgmnizing ulty yesterday granted three un- Ziegler said it would be prema-
memher tn serve as poll workers dergraduates and two graduate , to e money fi-in'p be
By LORNA CHEROT
and HAROLD ROSENTHAL
Some 25 persons led by Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society
kept a Naval recruiter locked .
in a room in West Engineering
Bldg. for 52 hours yesterday E.
and prevented engineering
students from keeping their
appointments with him.
An alleged case of assault and
battery at the protest yesterday
nay result in prosecution of the
persons involved either under Re-
gents' bylaws or interim rules of
conduct adopted by the Engineer-
Some of the engineering s t u-
dents have indicated they will take
judicial action. Whether the' ac-
tion will go before civil courts or
will be decided in the University
community is unresolved at this
Currently, the Regents' bylaws
governing student behavior are be-
ing rewritten by a student-faculty
committee. The Regents have ask-
ed the individual schools andcol-
leges in the. University to draft
their own rules to be used in the
These rules vary widely from
^ollege to college, and were made.
in some instances, with little or no
student advice. . &:.
The student protesters. who
were opposing the role of the Un
versity in "legitimizing" the mili-
tary and its operations, became
involved in a number of scuffles
with engineering students w h o
,gathered around them.
One student, Charles Esterl, '69
E, attempted to enter the office to
speak to the recruiter, Augustin S.- -
UJEtoile. Esterl was blocked by the
protesters. Other students t o o k
pictures of the incident. ___oeses___odN__y_
"This man is being held forcibly
in a room. which is like being FOURTH IN AREA:
locked in a prison." commented
Esterl. He later said the picturesI
have been developed and will be
used to identify the protesters.
Another students, who was tak-
iclaimed he was assaulted by thedmosrts.n a - o th
demonstrators. .near North 1
Bloch said he later called the
police to file assault charges
to-A! ssciate d Press-
lent Nixon at trorky esterday
n of tax sure iarye
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Thn vi r1n hnrltr of PS 1 A-I MnrnlA
-M~a V n- r' 4 ] 'vm . i:' . i ' njie s a neywoulausna a -i-e nue noay or a lt-year-Olagirl was found hnere
officer to the building, Bloch said yesterday near Earhart Road, north of Concordia College,
Both GOP leaders said Nixon January federal spending program However. University administra- about a quarter of a mile south of the spot where an Eastern
wo'uld place great reliance on was designed by the Johnson ad- tofrs recieived a call from the po-
midnistration. As an example, he lie e rd e told of Bloch's r9- Michigan University coed was found slain last July.
budgetary economies in trying to said interest outlays on the na- est. A decision was marl to aqk Police said the girl was identified by her parents as
counter inflation. tional debt undoubtedly will rise the noliea to stay away from the Maralyn Skelton of 3904 Wabash Rd., Romulus. The cause of
Ford predicted that both the because interest rates have in- scene of the protest. death has not been determined, but Police Chief Walter E.
as creased in the interim. At leash one other engineerins
administration and Congress will Ford suggested t in calling tudent who had an annointment Krasny said it may have been strangulation or beating.
k for continuation of the setae. -th L'Etoile attemnted to force He said the murder and one about ten years ago are "the
lie works spending though he ex- Nixon would emphasizehi aintot room. worst" he has seen in 30 years of police work.
pi ~~ Nio essedddoubtathese woul hi str.woi
Sressed doubt the e would amount ta Vstrl.wbo is Enhinetrint Coun- The body was discovered before noon by construction
Seaggregate. equest was based on existing ir- "i's ex-officio representative to ded
Dirksen emphasized that the? cumstances which could change ftiident Government Council. saidIworkers who were surveying in the wood area.
budget outlook has changed in later if, for example, the Vietnam last night he plans to bring charges Krasny said apparently the girl had been dragged through
some significant respects since the war were ended. See RECRUITER, Page 10 brush from west of the location where she wa's found, because
something pulled through the
REDUCED GOVERNMENT FUND1NG brush had left a path Which
_ DC____________ could be seen in the area.
faces, grant cut
EDITOR'S NOTE: For the past three years
the University has been plagued by serious
financial difficulties stemming from cuts
instate appropriations. This is the second
of a series highlighting the fiscal problems
of individual schools and programs.
By ERIKA HOFF
The public health school 'is caught in a
financial bind between a tight-fisted State
Legislature and declining federal grants.
With no new state money to take up the
slack, public health school officials fear
they ihay have to release as many as four
faculty members this summer because of
expected cuts in federal funding of the
Dean Myron Wegman explains the sit-
uation in Washington. "The University of
To~a rhln eathconn cnnA7,11 h
which provide over $1.3 million for tuition
subsidies and training programs alone -
has been an asset to the school's financial
For while other schools have felt the
pinch of stiff appropriations cuts in the
state capital, public health has thrived on
But this year will be different. The school
has already a s k e d the Legislature for a
$100.000 increase in appropriations to com-
'17 and the
hindI *et suneeze
iods. "We have at least one more year be-
fore we will be faced with any grants run-
ning out - and we have a good chance of
getting them renewed," he says.
The public health school receives fed-
eral funds for training - not research -
through three major sources
-- General formula grants; totaling $600,-
000, help the school cover the cost of train-
ing students who receive federal scholar-
- Specific training grants provide funds
for training in such fields as chronic dis-
ease, adult health. aging, maternal and
child health and mental health;
- Research training grants h e l p the
schnn turn out nalified researchers.
The victim may have been
-strangled or beaten to death, said
Krasny, because there were no
gunshot or knife wounds on' the
body. There was no wallet or any
kind of identification in the im-
Officers said Miss Skelton had
an undergarment about her neck.
Her right eye was battered, and
she had been sexually molested.
Her clothes were nearby.
The killing was the fourth
murder of a young woman in the
Ann Arbor area since 1967. The
bodies of all four victims were
found within a ten-mile *radius.
Last week police discovered the
body of a 23-year-old University
law student, Jane Mixer of Mus-
kegon, in a cemetery in Van Buren
Investigators are questioning
University students in an effort to
retrace the actions of Miss Mixer,