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Vol. LXXIX, No. 161 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 15, 1969 Ten Cents
Residential College: Growinguexperim
By STEVE KOPPMAN RC is a small college, where the college. All but one of the seven almost three years old, envisioned refuse to lecture. classes quickly room breeds a social closeness that knows t
and BARD MONTGOMERY guy you know from the dorm is required "core' courses are pass- RC as an institution dedicated to degenerate: forms the heart of the college's can spe
First In A Series likely to be the guy you know fail. Exams are rare, competition engaging students personally in Student: What is the purpose of academic community. In a cOm usual di
"I think it's unique for anyone from class, and where the fellow is minimal. Courses lack clearly the pursuit of their own education. recitation? munity of scholars, both teachers strangers
with the title of 'dean' to get this," down the hall very likely teaches defined boundaries. Professor: You're supposed to and students have benefited-- But th
said James Robertson, appraising that class. For example, in a Western Man They intended the extension of talk to each other, I'm not going precisely according to theory. RC envir
th mlite of bhday cards n RC is, above all, an educational class held one night in a student's iqui beyondiadition to lecture. I could just as well life in
his office wall, chatting with the confines. They intended the exten- One advantage is the ease with ta l
dozen of students wh h e experiment, and the sucess or fail- room, students talked about Jun- sion to remove the sort of intel- lecture to a class of 200 as to the which class can be conducted. than es
to offer theiroure of that experiment depends on gian phychology, their prototyp- lectual fragmentation that plagues eight of you. Prof. Bradford Perkins of the
t ofe thi pesnlgo ____________________ cal dreams and their mothers. In Suet el htaew yourself
wishesssminds institutionally bound to Student: Well, what are we history department, who teaches
wishes. indeed a Human Behavior class, taught in distribution requirements a n d going to do now? We're not talk- "Reason and Myth in American measure
, while birthday one of those modern-and-grafitti ing to each other. What is your from an
greetings to an administrator exhibition halls that pass for credit-hours. ng oeo rSociety" with philosophy Prof. Ar- fromfan
to an administratrsEthat pass forirole? may fin
migclassroomsmin EastoQuadsaale-,.hold Kaufman. says there is a big mege
might be common at some small, classrooms in East Quad's base- However, it has often proved Professor: I'm only here to n cedbetwen tris to merged i
close-knit liberal arts college in a CO~iCl t~ ment. students discussed the Viet- hard to live up to the academic guide difference between trying to co- spirit.
quiet small town, it is something nam war and the role of police in ideals set by the creators of the "This is obviously a general duct a lecture in the literary-col- Some
of a rarity here on the University eI society. Residential College concept. Al- problem in the college," admits lege and in RC. lege has
campus with a student population The college's planners were re- though the college curriculum one harried professor. "People tell "Even with a class of over 100 mospheri
nearing 35,000. cruited from senior faculty mem- really is loosely structured, it me we should get out of the class- students" he says, "you can still body kn
But literary college Associate its success or failure in integrating bers and administrators such as doesn't make things easier on rooms because they're so sterile, carry on a reasonable discussion," Some
Dean James Robertson is director the academic and social lives of former Associate Dean Burton either students or professors. If So we move up to the lounges, but he says, "something you could within F
of the Residential College, a novel students, faculty members and ad- Thuma, Prof. Theodore Newcomb. students do not feel up to par- that doesn't do any good either." never do in a regular literary col- so muc]
educational experimeht quartered ministrators, to create a "commu- a pioneering educational psy- But when the experimentation lege class." situation
in East Quad that can be awfully nity of scholars." chologist, and Prof. (now Asso- ticipating in the meaningful works-and it often does-the RC "A question gets asked, and In an
confusing to a visitor from the RC is academically unstructured ciate Dean) Alfred Sussman. dialogue" envisioned by the col- is eminently successful. And the someone else all the way across seems p
University. when compared to the literary Their final report, which is now. lege's planners, and if professors academic closeness of the class- the room can answer back-he

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he guy's first name and
ak to him without the
fficulties of speaking to
s," Perkins adds.
ere is another side to the
onment, a side that makes
RC much more limited
ewhere on campus.
se it is harder to lose
in the crowd, to gain that
of freedom that derives
onyirity, the RC student
d it hard not to be sub-
n a sticky froth of school
students complain the col-
"a high school social at-
e-you know, where every-
ows everybody else."
students .even say dating
RC is dull because "it's
h like a brother-sister
y event, the RC "family
reoccupied with staying
See RC, Page 3



sets date




for sit-in trial
The Central Student Judiciary last night set Sept. 17 as
the ',date of the full hearing for eight University students
accused of violating the SGC ban on disruptive' sit-ins.
The action came at a preliminary hearing on the case.
Ken Mogill, '71L, legal representative for the defendants,
asked that the full trial be postponed until the fall to allow
the defense to prepare an adequate case.
"Because the issue involved here is the involvement of
this University in the military complex-and war machine,"

calls for


New City
sworn in
Ann Arbor ushered in the new
city council last night. The Apri
7 election of Democratic Mayor
Robert J. Harris and the four
newly elected Democratic council-
men, H. C. Curry (first ward)
Robert Faber (second ward), Nic-
holas Kazarinoff (third ward), and
Henry Stadler (fifth ward) has
shifted control of city government
to the Democrats for the first time
in 30 years.
The only newly elected Repub-
lican councilman is Roy Weber
(fourth ward). City council is
'now split eight to three for the
After the election of mayo-r pro
tempore LeRoy Cappaert (D-fifth
ward), Harris spoke briefly to
welcome council. "The eight Dem-
ocrals take the responsibility for
fulfilling the goals we were elected
on, but we need the collective
wisdom of all eleven of us," Harris
Council's two major actions last
night defeated a resolution to re-
constitute the Model Cities Policy
Board with a seven-three party
line split, unanimously defeated a
Republican resolution tb form a
Blue Ribbon Committee on Land-
lord-Tenant Relations.
James E. Stephenson (R-fourth
ward) presented the resolution to
revoke the present policy board
and reconstitute it by dividing the
north central area of the city into
25 districts to elect board mem-
bers. .
See NEW, Page 8

said Mogill, "we need suffi-
cient time to prepare a well-
researched defense."
Mogill said he will use a "de-
fense of justification."
"We are thus investigating the
nature and extent of the Univer-
sity's involvement with the mili-'
tary," he said.
The motion to have the full
trial held over was approved by!
the CSJ despite the objection of
the complainant, represented by
Edmund A. Cummiskey, an em-
ploye of the University Attorney's
l office. Cummiskey is representing
the Engineering Placement Advis-
ory Committee, a student-faculty
body in the engineering college.
He asked that the trial be held
in the summer, if not this week.
However, Marc Wohl, chairman
of the CSJ, explained that the
t Judiciary members will not be in
Ann Ar-bor during the summer,
nor would the defendants
. Mogill asked the CSJ to aid him
in preparation of his defense by
using its "power" of request. While
CSJ has no subpeona power, it
may request witnesses to appear,
or evidence and documents to be

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Y) --
Thousands of Harvard stu-
dents, in a tumultuous mass
meeting yesterday, voted to
strike classes for three more
days and request that the
school's administration state
its position on demands made
by protesters.
The action came in Harvard
Stadium where a crowd of over
10,000 gathered to debate the
Two separate votes were taken
at the assembly, open to all, to
continue the strike indefinitely
until the demands from the Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society
were met.
The moves to strike indefinitely
were defeated on successive votes
. of 2,869-2.849 and 2,971-2,955.
The voting began about four
hours after the meeting got under
The final vote before adjourn-
ment came on a motion by An-
drew Cohn, a teaching fellow its
anthropology, who had won voice
vote approval of his motion to
strike for three days, to insist
that the administration state its
position on SDS's eight demands,
and then to reconvene the univer-
sity-wide meeting to vote at that
time on a strike.


-Associated Press

Protesting student~s rally at Harvardl Stadium


Chicago court convicts
13 convention protesters

Boston U President Arland Christ-Janer

complied w
and is ente
full trial p
et-ed in the
that the C
t versity ad
_ themselves
y the defens
would tryt
rule was
would bas
I dence that
charged in
a "block the
-which job
,held with

If the requests are not CHICAGO (A) --- Thirteen per- works, bent on filling the minds in the First Amendment's rights."Students gaduate students,
with, this fact is noted sons, five of them Democratic of men and women and children The defendants were in a pro- faculty and some outsiders poured
red in the record of the National Convention delegates, with fear and hysteria." cession of 2,000 to 3,000 persons faclty a rssoe outer pouhed
roceedings and consid- were convicted yesterday of dis- Forty spectators and 40 news- who paraded down Michigan Ave- year-old stadium. U
decision by the CSJ, orderly conduct for staging a men sat in funeral-parlor silence nue Aug. 29 to demonstrate T
explaied he will ask march on the convention hall in while the judge intoned his find- against war policies and police js m t dh
CSJ request some Uni- August. ings, one by one. handling of protesters earlier in ust as moderate students - the ' offic
Iministrators to allow They were assessed fines rang- "I find the defendant named the tumultuous convention week. three-day strike-met with faculty
to be interviewed by ing from $400 to $200. guilty," he said 13 times. Police and National Guardsmen to decide whether they would con-
e on the nature of the The defense planned an appeal. Only two defendants were pres- halted them at 18th Street, five tinue striking.OSTON - Students at Boston University Seized a
s involvement with the gL miles from .their goal, the Inter- Td dean's office yesterday and maintained a sit-in demonstration
Magistrate Arthur L. Dunne, ent. ntoa mhtete hr h The moderate students, led by
key told the CSJ he who heard the case in Circuit One, Miss Patricia Saltonstall of convention met. e mhe the Memorial Church Group, re- against all military training programs in which the university
to prove that the SGC Court without a jury, -set forth Washington, cousin of former Sen. weie told they would be airested fused to endorse the afternoon takes part.
in his decisodecisionetoldstrekewpendingartheir
violated. He said he in his decision: Leverett Saltonstall of Massachu- if they proceeded south. Those decision to strike pending their About 150 students took over the office yesterday morn-
e his prosecution on "I firmly believe that our cities, setts blinked her large brown eyes who did proceed were arrested. meeting last night. They have .
is and testimony as evi- ' and the residents of these cities, when the verdict in her case was During the five weeks of testi- consistently refused to support ng Thecds still holding the office last night.
the defendants did, as .tcan and must be protected by pronounced. ha- mony the defense maintained the SDSs demands.5gthevofficerlastenight.
the formal complaint, their.- government from noisy. The other. Ellis Boal, a Chicago marchers wei'e orderly but the At the stadium, votes were. It was the second such takeover in less than a week.
entrance" to a room in E chanting, shouting, marching, cab driver, showed no emotion. prosecution disagreed. The city taken at the direction of modera- There was no violence and no immediate threat of police
interviews were\ being threatening picketers who, under "We will be appealing," Miss held that they failed to obey a tor Lance Buhl, a history instruc- ----------->action.
a representative of the the guise of free speech, hurl Saltonstall said after the one-hour police order to disperse, a violation tor, by 60 red-jerseyed tellers who Edward Siegel of Boston, a jun-
pieces of brick, stones and fire- session. "We believe just as much of a city ordinance which em- ran up and down the stadium Sfior and apaign. sai the pro-
powers police to direct dispersal in steps counting those standing irtary campaign, said the pro-
instances where three of more per- by-rowtesters demand abolition of the
SUMMER IN THE ,CITEntne hr treo oepr
sons are engaged in disorderly A tally was then reached on an Reserve Officers Training Corps
conduct. adding machine and read through IJb ast 's RO T C A program at the university; can-
Dunne said conditions in the a loud speaker. . cellation of the overseas program
city, and particularly at 18th and There was no way of telling Thirty of the nation's leading under which professors teach In
Michigan. "did present a clear, what effect the three-day strike, college newspapers published a Europe ,and in which the protest-
imminent and present threat of vote would have on the nation's m ers claim military personnel par-
violence to our community" I oldest university, disrupted for the ticipate; an end to military re-
assistance may be eligible for the corps, established, the project must be approved "The defendants." he said, past six days by student unrest ing calling for the immediate abo- cruiting on campus, and assump-
Rosemergy says. by the Detroit Common Council so the nec- "knowingly disobeyed this dis- over the administration's decision lition of credit for Reserve Officer tion by the university of all the
The work-study program provides gov- essary funds c a n be obtained. Although persal order and sought arrest to call in 400 police Thursday to Training Corps (ROTC) courses scholarships lost if ROTC is
ernment funding of 80 percent of the wage last week the council "postponed indefi- rather than obey the lawful au- evict 200 demonstrators from on all the nation's campuses. abolished.
cost of jobs on and off campus for needy nitely" any action on the corps, it is sch thority of the community." University Hall. Staton R. Curtis, dean of stu-
Defendants and their fines in- A long summary proposal of-. The newspapers have a com- dent affairs, said he had asked
college students. The remaining 20 per cent eduled to consider the project at its meet- eluded: fered by several Harvard teaching bined readership exceeding a half the demonstrators to leave his
is paid either by the University at which ing Thursday, says Dan Carlson of the Murray Kempton, New York fellows, and rounding up nearly million students. office.
a student is employed, or by the city in mayor's office. Post columnist and delegate, $250; all the militant's demands, won Newspapers printing the edi- "There is no urgency or In-
which the urban corps member works. The corps has requested $50,000 from the Peter Weiss, New York attorney voice vote approval. A dispute torial included those at the Uni- mediacy for the removal of these
The wage rate in the corps is based on city to help p a y wages for 150 summer and delegate, $400; the Rev. Rich- broke out as to whether tactics, versity of California at Berkeley, students," the dean stated. He said
class standing - freshmen a n d sopho- jobs and 50 year-round positions, Carlson ard Neuhaus, Brooklyn pastor and namely the strike, should be con- however, that "a facet of the
imres receive $2.25 per hour, juniors and explains. delegate; $400. sidered separately from the gen- university is being disrupted."
moesreeief225penhurAjnor ad xpais --.. See Editorial Pae "Thunierit will tak anr-

University students will invade the cities
this summer, but not to battle the police.
Instead, they will work within city ad-
ministrations in New York and possibly De-
troit as members of the Urban Corps, a
project of the Federal College Work Study
Now in its third year, the Urban Corps
is designed to provide an opportunity for
students "with demonstrable financial


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