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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, August 27, 1969

Poae Eiaht THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, August 27. 1969

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Nursing alters program

UNDERGRAD PROGRAM

Bus ad plans reforms

By MARCIA ABRAMSON
and ERIKA HOFF
The nursing school's student
government has a judiciary
board - established four years
ago - which has never met.
The student Nursing Council
makes all conduct rules, and no
one ever breaks them.
This is typical of the nursing
school, known for the conserva-
tism of most faculty and stu-
dents. Only last year, for exam-
ple, nursing students asked for

the right to wear jeans in some
of their classes.
But that was really the only
point of contention between the
school's students a n d faculty,
who also serve as the school's
administrators. In general, nurs-
ing students and faculty a r e
very close andboth are equally
dedicated to achieving the high-
est degree of professionalism.
Students are well-represented
in school-wide decision-making
through the council and the ac-

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ademically - oriented Nursing
Steering Committee.
Steering committee members
participated in last year's total
revision of the school's curric-
ulum, which consolidated t h e
program into 8%1 terms instead
of the previously required 10?2.
Freshmen and transfer stu-
dents entering t h e nursing
school this fall will be required
to complete 133 instead of 150
credit hours. Two spring-sum-
mer training terms have been
eliminated.
Nursing administrators ex-
plain that students are now bet-
ter prepared in high school,
w h i c h enabled the school to
eliminate certain elementary
classes.
Students had also criticized
the old program because it was
extremely taxing. Only o n e
month of vacation was provided
during each of the junior and
senior years.
The key curriculum changes
which made the program revis-
ion possible are the combina-
tion of two major courses and
the elimination of a second re-
quired course in medical surgi-
cal nursing.
A special Chemistry 102 course
designed f o r nursing students
will be replaced by regular
Chemistry 103, taught in t h e
literary college.
An education school class in
growth and development, Edu-
cation 540, will replace the Fun-
damentals of Nursing course
previously required in the re-
maining summer half term.
The school's academic com-
mittee will continue to evaluate
and, if necessary, revise the pro-
gram during the next four years.

By MARCIA ABRAMSON
Working closely together, stu-
dents and faculty in the busi-
ness administration school have
moved toward instituting im-
portant reforms.
The school's undergraduate
program, which drew criticism
from some faculty m e m b e r s,
won the support of a special
faculty committee which will
make recommendations for
strengthening - not eliminat-
ing - the bachelor of business
administration degree.
The business school has al-
most three times as many grad-
uate students as undergraduat-
es -- about 800 are grads - and
was exclusively a graduate unit
until 1943.
But some faculty members
continued to argue that stu-
dents need a more solid liberal
arts foundation. Business edu-
cation, they claim, should be
concentrated on the graduate
level. Many large business
schools, like Harvard, have no
undergraduate program.
After more than a year of
study, the five-man faculty
unit has decided to recommend
improvements in the under-
graduate program, which now
consist of 42 hours of "pure"
business courses and distribu-
tion requirements in language,
humanities, social science and
natural science.
L. Lynwood Aris, director of
admissions and a committee
member, says one of the main
issues is the number of "pure"
couses a student needs to take.

Also being considered is the
need for specific study of
mathematics, computer scienc-
es, economics, sociology, psy-
chology and international rela-
tions.
Although students are n o t
formally included on the com-
mittee, they have been inter-
viewed and members of the
Business Student Council have
participated actively.
There is close cooperation be-
tween the 10-member student
council, which is elected by all
the students in the school, and
the faculty and administration.
Last year several important cur-
riculum changes were instituted

on the recommendation of the
student group.
The student council's pro-
posal for school-wide course
evaluation was implemented by
the faculty last spring, and the
computerized study is now
available for students.
The business school a 1 s o
responded to student -- and
faculty --- pressure last year
in establishing two new courses
on black capitalism. With an
expected enrollment of 10, some
85 students actually took t h e
first class offered, and as many
as 200 attended some of the
lectures.

Natural resources
seeks dean, funds

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By PAT MAHONEY
Like other schools in the Uni-
versity, the natural resources
school would like more space
and an increased budget.
Enrollment in the school's
naturalist program has bee n
limited by a lack of funds for
hiring professors. Only 20 stu-
dents have been admitted an-
nually.
Because only one professor is
advising naturalist students, the
school is now unable to allow
freshmen to enter the program.
Ernest A. Woodman, assistant
to the dean, says the s c h o o l

Dent revises curriculum

HEALTH

Will

serve you.

would like to hire two or three
additional professors, but this
may not be possible, depending
on support from the Legislature
for the University this year.
Besides requesting funds for
additional professors, the school
is also searching for a new
dean to replace Keith Arnold,
who took a government post.
President Robben W. Fleming
has appointed an eight-member
advisory committee that is ex-
pected to submit a panel of can-
didates to him by Dec. 1.
The Natural resources school
is concerned with urban as well
as rural problems. In the
School's Environmental Simula-
tion Laboratory, students par-
ticipate in exercises by acting
as politicians, educators, land
developers and city planners
who are required to make de-
cisions that affect a commun-
ity's natural resources.
A computer reacts to the stu-
dents' judgments and s h o w s
their consequences. By playing
games with a computer in this
way, students gain a better un-
derstanding of the interaction
of complex forces that influence
resource management in urban
situations.
Prof. Stewart D. Marquis
says this group would like black
leaders from inner-city a r e a s
and people who are now busi-
nessmen, politicians, educators
and planners to participate.
The group feels that this ex-
perience would be helpful to the
blacks and that the laboratory
would benefit from seeing how
present community leaders re-
spond.

OVERBECK BOOKSTORE
The Medical Bookstore

By LORNA CHEROT
and PAT MAHONEY
With a new curriculum and the first of four
new buildings completed, the dental school
is entering a whole new era.
By September, the school hopes to occupy a
new six-story resident and administration build-
ing and a four-story clinical laboratory strue-
ture. Then the existing dentistry building on
North University Ave. will be replaced by a
one-story dental library, and later a three-story
addition will be placed on the back of the
existing W. K. Kellogg Institute building.
These four structures will form a rectangle,
and the Dental Library will then be elevated so
the open area in the rectangle can be entered'
directly from North University. The $17.3 mil-
lion complex is the largest single building pro-
ject in the University's history.
When the dental complex is completed, enroll-
I ment will be increased substantially in b o t h

dentistry and dental hygiene, which will double.
Sixty new faculty members will be needed.
And with the coming of the new facilities, the
school will begin a radically new dental train-
ing program this fall.
Freshmen dental students will get to the base
of their studies two years earlier than they
would have previously. Clinical experience will
begin in the first year, rather than the third.
Associate Dean Robert Doerr calls the new
program a "radical departure" from the old plan.
It will include a new teaching techniques and
require an additional semester befween the third
and fourth year.
The new program will also give dental stu-
dents more time outside class. At present, they
have classes 44 hours a week and are free only
on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Under
direction of their advisers, they will now be able
to take courses in other schools and colleges
which fit their program.

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2. Michigan fraternity system has the highest scholastic rating of
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3. The Michigan fraternity system has initiated an educational
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4. Michigan fraternities offer courses within their houses to sup-
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5. Michigan fraternities have aided the Ann Arbor Free School
in offering non-credit courses not offered by the University.
6. Michigan fraternities offer speakers from the university com-
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students.
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