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U" THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUES
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MAY, AUGUST 29, 1967

Excur
By MARCY ABRAMSON+

A student interested in natural
sciences, archaeology, or the arts
can find ample opportunities in
Ann Arbor to indulge his avoca-
tion if he is willing to do a little
legwork. Within walking distance
from central campus can be found
exhibits of everything from con-'
temporary paintings to towering
dinosaurs to 17th century musical
instruments.
In the newly remodeled Univer-
sity Art Museum, a gallery of con-
temporary art has replaced por-
traits of past "University presidents
in the main corridor of the former
Alumni Hall. The special exhibits
which highlighted the musuem's
reopening in April included both
drawings by Robert Rauschenberg
and the first exhibition in the
United States of paintings by 18th
century Italian artist Alessandro,
Magnasco.
Special Exhibits
A schedule of this year's special

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sion on Foot
Oriental Art in two main floor photographic transparencies of
rooms. celestial phenomena and a recon-
The University sponsors chang- struction of the surface of the
ing art exhibits in the Architec- moon as seen through a telescope.
ture and Design building. Rack- An occasional empty case in the
ham Gallery, the Clements Library Exhibit Museum emphasizes the
and even the Undergraduate Li- constant process of reorganization
brary. Exhibitions are announced and modernization of displays.
in the calendar of coming events A tour of the turreted Kelsey
published each week. Museum, which appears to have
The foreboding ;building on materialized from the depths of a,
North University with the tra- Gothic novel, begins with Roman
ditional lions in front of it houses tombstones in an appropriate
the University's Exhibit Museum; basement setting.
three separate museums which The Kelsey Museum displays ex-
concentrate on research, field hibits which are the result of
work and exploration in the fields archaeological expeditions by Uni-
of anthropology, zoology, and pa- versity faculty and students over
leontology and the University the last 40 years. During the past
Herbarium. year; for example, expeditions:
Last year over 105,000 people have been working at Karanis and
visited the Exhibit Museum, which at St. Catherine's Monastery in
features displays of fossils, Mich- Egypt.
igan animal and plant life, North The monastery was built around
American, Indian life, astronomy. 550 A.D. by the Emperor Justin-
geology, geological principles and ian, and houses the only icone
primitive technologies known to have survived the eighthy
Dinosaur Skeletons and n i n t h century iconoclast
The thousands of school chil- heresy.
drbn who visit the museum each Book of the Dead
year on field trips are especially The Mediterranean and Near
fascinated by the huge skeletons Eastern collections display jewelry,
of a flesh-eating Allosaurus dino- artwork, coins, glass, pottery and
saur and a mastodon which lived writing materials. The Egyptian
in Michigan only a few thousand Book of the Dead opens in the!
years ago. first floor display hall.
Geology and anthropology stu- Exhibits are not confined to
dents may not be as entranced, specific museum buildings. The
but they also spend considerable Natural Science Building houses
time at the museum fulfilling lab- a collection of rocks and mineralsI
oratory assignments and studying and displays of the results of Uni-.
displays of fossils. Originally in- versity geological projects.
tended as a supplement to general The Sterns Collection of Musical
natural science and anthropology Instruments in Hill Auditorium
courses offered at the University, displays musical instruments ast
the Exhibit Museum has been sub- an art form.
sequently expanded and simplified The collection includes forerun-
for general public use. ners of the modern guitar deco-1
Also included in the museum is rated with many layers of wood-
a planetarium and astronomy al- carvings. The highly ornate in-
cove. Demonstrations are given on struments of 17th and 18 century
weekends or by request for special France and Italy are also display-
groups of 15-50 persons. Over ed, along with Far Eastern instru-
12,000 people a year view the ments and their ancestors. Some
planetarium shows. of these instruments are even used
The astronomy alcove contains in school of music concerts.

exhibits is not yet available, but
they should match the quality ofI
the initial shows which attracted
over 5,000 people to the musuem inj

one month.
While the museum
not noted for master
contain a fine collec
ings, etchings and
including a "Garrott
Goya's "Desastres d
series and a Picasso h
mann painting anda
small group of EnglI
stand out in the mus
rent collection.
Also included in th
collection are painti
Millet, Corot, Magna
Vlaminck and Courb
tures by Giacometti,]
Rodin and Arp. WV
well-known artists
equal interest.
The museum not
traditional America:
pean art, but also
renowned Parker

a collection is
works, it does
tion of draw-
lithographs,
ed Man" from
e la Guerra"
horse. A Beck-
a fine though
ish sculptures
eum's perma-
he permanent
ings by Klee,
sco, Whistler,
et, and sculp-
Henry Moore,
forks by less;
are often of
only exhibits
,n and Euro-
contains the
Galleries of

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Flunking Out:
An Easy Path
Not To Follow
For freshmen who lack academic discipline, the University
will provide plenty of its own when the first term ends.
No matter which of the seven colleges or schools they enter
-literary, architecture and design, pharmacy, engineering, nurs-
ing, music, or natural resources-about 19 out of every 20
students admitted this fall will witness the spring in Ann Arbor.
A lagging grade-point will have sent the other home.
But of the 19 students who remain in good standing on the
academic roster, about three of them will be benched for sub-C
performance by the time of their graduation.
Michigan Honor Points are figured out. in the following
fashion: A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1, E-0. Thus, if a student takes
15 hours, the standard University course load, he is expected to
earn at least 30 Michigan Honor Points. His work is considered
deficient if he cannot reach that level.
A grade point average is determined by dividing the ni m-
ber of course hours into the number of Michigan Honor Points.
Thus 30 Michigan Honor Points with a course load of 15 hours
is a 2.0 average.
Here is a rundown on the guidelines for academic disci-
plinary action and a review of the individual college's method
for handling them.
Literature, Science, and the Arts
Freshman probation is the fate of any literary college
freshman whose grade point falls below 2.0 (C) for the first
term. Once placed on probation he is required to bring his
overall average up to 2.0 (C) within the next term or face
possible expulsion. Statistics indicate that freshmen are usually
given the year to establish eligibility to continue their studies.
But, beware, students can be expelled at the end of the first
semester, if after consideration the administrative board feels
it advisable.
Action is flexible. All decisions are a result of the personal
examination of the student's record by at least six members
of the literary school's administrative board. More than 1800
transcripts are reviewed each semester.
After the freshman year, any other sub-C term will force the
student to withdraw from the college. In special circumstances
"probation continued" status will be granted, which will allow
the student to continue his studies. The student may request
a hearing on the action of the board.
Engineering
In the engineering college, if a freshman is from one to
nine grade points deficient, he is placed on probatioi. If he is
more than ten points deficient, his further enrollment is with-
held. However, the engineering school has made it a practice
of giving freshmen at least a second opportunity to perform
satisfactorily.
A student must receive the recommendation of the Faculty
Committee on Scholastic Standings to be reinstated in the
college once he has been expelled.
Pharmacy
The pharmacy. school expects all its students to maintain
at least a 2.0 overall average, If a freshman is 17 points defi-
cient he will usually be required to withdraw from the school.
However, the individual merits of each case are considered by
the pharmacy faculty.
If the student is- found to be more than 13 points deficient
after his freshman year he is asked to withdraw. If a student's
deficiency is less than 13 points, he is placed on probation. The
terms of his probation are determined by the pharmacy faculty.
Architecture and Design
The architecture and design school places the freshman
student "on notification" if his average falls below 2.0 in his
first term. Rarely is a student asked to withdraw after only his
first term. If after a student's second term his cumulative
average is more than 10 honor points deficient, he is asked to
withdraw. However, he may petition for readmission the fol-
lowing year.
Probation is incurred at any time, except the freshman
year, when a student's cumulative grade point falls below a
2.0 (C).
Nursing
The nursing school places a student on probation if her
overall average falls belows 2.0, including her average for the
first semester. Students may sometimes remain on probation for
more than one semester before being asked not to return. Each
individual case is given individual consideration by the dean.
Music
Music school freshmen are placed on probation if their

first semester average falls below 2.0, and may remain on a
"stringent probation" if their overall average after the second
semester remains below 2.0 Once a student's overall average is
above 2.0, he may be placed'on probation if his average for,
any semester sags to below "C," but he is usually not given a
"not to return" unless his overall average falls below 2.0.
Natural Resources
When a natural resources school student is in academic
trouble, his case is considered individually by the dean. Students
are placed on probation only if their overall average falls
below 2.0. The number of semesters one may stay on probation
before being asked to withdraw varies as to the individual case.

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