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Page Ten


Saturday, November 1, 1969

Over-enrollment plaguesLSA


(Continued from Page 1)
"If we want to keep enroll-
ment at 11,800, Milholland ex-
plains, "cutbacks will have to
be made in terms of new stu-
dents for next year. But one just
can't cut back drastically on
the number of freshmen."
At one point the admissions
committee had entertained a
suggestion to cut freshman ad-
missions to 2,560 - 600 less
than this year - but the idea
was rejected because of the un-
favorable reaction it was expect-
ed to receive from state h i g h
schools and the Legislature.
A plan to admit 2,850 fresh-
men met a similar fate when
Milholland presented it to the
LSA executive committee. The
plan he will present to the fa-
culty on Monday will call for
the acceptance of 2,970 fresh-
men applicants - the s a mn e
number of places planned for
fall, 1968 - and only 350 trans-
fer students from outside the
Under the plan, transfer ad-
missions would be down 1 0 5
from this year and 275 from
fall, 1968. About 200 of t h e
350 spaces would be held for
graduates of junior colleges -
students whom LSA officials feel
they have a responsibility to ad-
Even with the cutbacks in
freshman and transfer admis-
sions, however, there is no way
the college can be sure of avoid-
ing over-enrollment again next
fall. "You've always got that
big joker," says LSA D e a n
William Hays. "We can't be
sure how many people are com-
ing back."
The admissions proposal that
Milholland will recommend to
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Degree Recital: Maria Meirelles, piano;
School of Music Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m.
Dance Series: Jose Limon Dance
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As Dec Graduation approaches we will
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by mail. Come in and browse through
listings in all fieldse and all locations.
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Bus Ad/ Publ Ad Pub Health areas
of study at BA or MA level.
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Staff Social Worker
City of Detroit: Planning and Devel-
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not pogramming. BA soc. sei. area with
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Graduate Outing (lub, Sunday at
1:30 p im at the Huron St. entrance
to Rackhian . .. for hiking, canocina,
volleyball, and accossionally horseback
ridin, Also: Graduate Eating Club, im-
mediately following Sunday outing.
our students"

which would more easily corres-
pond to the real teaching ca-
pacity of the college. And if
that figure were converted into
numbers of students, the re-
sults might be an increase in
the present enrollment ceiling.
But for next fall, at least,
the faculty seems likely to
maintain - or try to maintain
- the 11,800 figure. And already
this is creating serious prob-
lems for the admissions office.
This year, for the first time,
literary college admissions for
in-state students will be decided
on a competitive basis.
In the past, all in-state appli-
cants judged to have a high
probability of academic success
have been admitted - and this
policy has been a strong bar-
tering point when the University
sought funds from the Legis-
lature. Now some students who
would formerly have been ac-
cepted will be turned down.
And in the long-run, compe-
titive admissions standards may
present even more difficult
problems. With a surplus of
qualified applicants, the literary
college is more than ever pre-
sented directly with the prob-
lem of whom to admit, whom to
reject and what standards to
use - a problem which could go
a long way toward determining
the nature of the college in the

with status
(Continued from Page 1)
two-thirds representation for fac-
ulty and one-third for students.
The other members approve the
present ratio.
Additional problems are fore-
seen by Marcus. "Some faculty
members don't seem particularly
interested in the committee to
which they have been appointed,"
he says. "There are those who
don't treat the students as equal
members, reverting subconsciously
to their old 'I am the teacher,
you are the student' stance!"
Prof. Erwin Epstein who worked
on the student-faculty committee
which drew up the plans for the
50-50 plus one system, explains,
"It was the intent of no one on
the committee to diffuse the stu-
"The 50-50 plus one system has
worked when students have been
able to participate, but often their
resources are divided between the
school and outside social move-
ments," he concludes.
Epstein advocates "more say for-
students across the board, al-
though it is difficult to determine
what form this should take."
The entire controversy over the
50-50 plus one structure seems to
be part of a larger struggle over
student activism and leadership
in the school.
Budsan, who resigned a l o n g
t with two other SWSU officers last
week, cited his reason as "dis-
satisfaction with the current func-
tioning and direction of the Un-
ion" and told the assembled group,
"You don't need a union, you
need a movement."
Budsan says there are splinter
groups forming to deal with t h e
problems facd by social w o r k
students because the union h a s
been unable to function effecti've-

Law School faculty sets session
to discuss demands of BLSA

Adon Gordus

William Hays

(Continued from Page 1)
been a lot of conjecture as to
who it might be. It may be a per-
son who can't accept," said BLSA
President Jim Waters.
Waters claimed the adminis-
tration is attempting to get De-
troit Recorders Court Judge
George Crockett to teach a sem-
inar at the Law School and has
also contacted a black graduate of
the Law School about accepting a
teaching post here.
"I'm looking for them to come
through with something," said
BLSA has also said it will not
do any "active recruiting" of black
students until the Law School
agrees to admit 100 blacks.
"Active recruiting can produce
a large number of applicants and
until we have some sort of a com-
mitment on the part of the Law
School to accept these people we
are being unfair to them," said
"However, they may be willing
to set it as a goal assuming there
are enough qualified applicants,"
he added.
"The major issue to be resolved
is over the word qualified," said
Waters. "You need a large num-
ber of applicants before standards
can be discussed."
Last year only 125 blacks ap-
plied to the Law School-50 were
admitted and 17 accepted.
The demand for three blacks on
the special admissions committee
may be close to solution. The com-
mittee has been reconstituted with
four faculty members, -Assistant
Dean and Director of Admissions
Matthew McCauley as an ex-of-
ficio member, and three students.
Last year the committee includ-
ed only two students. The three

students must be appointed by
the Lawyers Club Board of Di-
rectors, the student government of
the Law School. i
In a compromise resolution
passed at their Thursday meet-
ing, the board agreed to seat two
blacks and one white on the com-
mittee, contingent on the admin-
istration's approval of a plan to
allow a black law student to re-
view with McCauley all applica-
tions from minority group stu-
dents. If the administration re-
fuses, three blacks will be seated
on the committee.
McCauley has been heavily cri-
ticized by BLSA largely because
he rejected approximately 60 black
applicants before the Special
Admissions Committee reviewed
them last year.
McCauley counters that the
committee was fully aware of his
action and never objected and

that he had no choice but to
handle many of the applications
himself because the committee
disbanded for the summer before
completing its work.
In a letter to the editor of the
Res Gestae, the law student week-
ly newspaper, BLSA member Ed
Fabre blasted McCauley's han-
dling of black admissions last
"It is a_ gross disgrace to have
as a chief admissions officer one
who fails to recognize a problem
and also shows an inability to
initiate reasonable programs for
the eradication of the problem,"
Fabre stated in the letter.
BLSA adopted this letter as its
official policy at a meeting earlier
this week. --
When asked if he was calling
for McCauley's removal, Fabre re-
plied, "I guess you could say that's
premature, but not by much."

the faculty assumes a return
rate of 88 per cent, a comprom-
ise between the old 86 per cent
estimate and last year's 90 per
But there is no guarantee that
the return rate will in fact be
88 per cent, and the literary col-
lege might well be over-enrolled
- or even under-enrolled -
next fall if the estimate is off.
Despite fairly widespread con-
cern among faculty members
that over-enrollment is a threat
to the quality of the college,
there has been the suggestion
from some quarters that the
present enrollment ceiling could
be revised slightly upward.
The present 11,800 ceiling on
undergraduate enrollment is
based on a plan for "controlled
college growth" developed by
mathematics Prof. William Le-
Veque and adopted by thej
faculty in 1965. Under that plan,
freshmen enrollment would not
exceed 3,100.
Although the LeVeque plany
has proven to reflect an ac-
curate assessment of the facil-
ities and faculty available to
the literary college, Prof. Gordus
argues that other factors would
allow for an increase.
The faculty members in the me-
chanical engineering department
have recently spoken at technical
Prof. Herman Merte held a sem-
inar at McMaster University in
Canada on the topic of "Compu-
tation of Stratification and Pres-
sure Rise in a Closed Heated Con-
Prof. Kenneth Ludema delivered
a talk on tire research at a meet-
ing sponsored by the U.S. Coin-
merce Department at Stevens In-
stitute, Hoboken, N.J.

"Over the last five years, there
has been a 30 per cent in-
crease in fall enrollment," he
says. "But at the same time,
there has been only a 20 per
cent increase in the total num-
ber of credit hours elected."
Thus, Gordus suggests the
college might develop project-
ions based, not on total en-
rollments, but rather on total
credit hours elected - a figure

Do landlords rak it in?

Weathermen indicted
for Chicago protest

Continued from Page 1)
fail to account fr the 'ica'V
factor and the "bad debi " facto:
invov ne, thos" who pay rents U .
D:'Boer adds that city tax-s ha'e
tone up by 30 per cent in the five
years since the projections were
"These figures are complete'y
ridiculous," he says. "If this were
really the case. you'd have people
building ali over the pace."
Both DBoer and Gamipel say
they ilavi' many owners who are
making virtually no profit, and
some who are losing money. These
owners, they say. would like Oes-
pe rate'y to sell their bui'lings. but
aie unable to find buyers.

The Tenants Union spokesman
y a the high interest rates should
ma luv- that great an effect on
Sro its since little housing has
been built in the past two years,
and mo:-tgage for current build-
ings we'e taken out before in-
ter st rates wire this high.
But Ganlpel claims that most
Ann Arbor buildings have been
resold within the past two years,
and says that this validates the
imnrrtance of the higher rates in
det'iniiiing profits.
The spokesman for the Tenants
Union also says that the managers
clam of increased costs and taxes
fo n he timte mprojections were
mace s caticeled out by rent in-
c: eas:s in the same period.

CHICAGO AP'--The Cook Coun-
ty grand jury indicted yesterday
23 persons the jurors identified
as members of the militant!
Weatherman faction of the Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society,
The charges, ranging from mob
action to aggravated battery,
stemmed from fighting between
demonstrators and policemen near
the Federal Building Sept. 24.
Nine of those indicted were among
'persons arrested during several
days of street violence earlier this
Among those indicted was Ber-
nardine Dohrn, 27, a former in-'
ter-organizational secretary of the
SDS and a leader of the Weather-
man faction. Ten of those named'
by the grand jury are women.
Most of the defendants gave
Cbicago addresses. Out-of-towners
were Robert Tomashevsky, 28,
Bronx, N.Y.: Samuel M. Karp,
22, Aliquippa, Pa.; Daniel H.
Cohen, Baltimore, Md.; Joseph H.
Kelly, 24, Mount Kisco, N.Y.: and
Russel T. Neufeld, 22, Westhamp-
ton, N.Y.

All were charged with aggravat-
ed battery.
In a separate development, cir-
cuit court judges sentenced seven
young persons arrested during the
street violence this month.
They are Kenneth Schlossen, 25,
Great Neck, N.Y., mob action and
resisting arrest, concurrent s i x-
month and 30-day sentences and
fines totaling $750.
Malinda Leach, 19, Bettendorf,
Iowa, mob action and resisting ar-
l'est, two 30-day sentences to run
concurrently and $750.
Paul Rothstein, 21, Brooklyn,
N.Y., mob action, 30 days and
Joan Hirschfield, 22, Baltimore,
Md., mob action, two days and
Edith Crichton, 22 Baltimore,
Md., mob action, six days and $200.
Beverly Kane, 20, Winthrop,
Mass., disorderly conduct, $200.
Connie Gifford, 20, Sacramento,
Calif., mob action, sentencing
A mistrial was declared on
charges of disorderly conduct
against Miss Gifford.

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