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E nsian: e Spotlight on Diversity

Technic-Not Too Techmical

By BARBARA SEYFRIED plained. The other suggestions
were innovation. and creativity,
The Michiganensian, the Uni-protest, and ied tape.
trsity yearbook, will need lots of Diversity is an essential ele-
lp this year to aid in producing ment in all three of these areas,
and selling the yearbook ,accord- Ga'r explained. For example, the
ing to Michael Galle, '66, the basis of creativity is a diverse ex-
editor. perience with a variety of people.
Noting that "we believe in the "If people have common experi-
imoortance of diversity," this e sto draw upn. creativity

year's senior editors have de-
gded to produce a yearbook that
Will represent as wide a range of
experiences as possible, he said.'
Galle noted that extracurricular
experience and participation-a
category into Which the 'Ensian
falls-is vital for a full life at the}
University. It is necessary for
Veshmen to become active in
campus organizations similar to
the 'Ensian so they can "broaden
their career here with educational
and rewarding experiences."
In a university where the main
emphasis seems to be on getting
through 'undergraduate school"
s quickly and cheaply as pos-
which college life should provide
are lost, Galle said.

runs in the same direction, be-
cause nobody has any different
experiences to reinterpret," Galle
Again, the diverse groups at the
University initiate protests and
provide a variety of experiences.
The suggestion of red tape was
lso a P rm of protest against the
University bureaucracy..
Galle explained that the 1963
yearbook underwent r a d i c a 1
change from previous years and
that the 1966 yearbook would be a
departure from the last three
Before 1963, yearbooks con-
tained group pictures of almost
every club and organization on
campus, Galle said. As the Uni-I
versity grew, the yearbooks got
larger and larger until in 1962 the

Commenting on subjects raig-
ing from automation to oceano-
graphy, the Michigan Technic is
a monthly magazine written and
edited by students in the engineer-
ing school.
The Technic enjoys the dis-'
tinction of being one of the oldest
engineering college magazines as
well as the only student publica-
tion at the University not re-
sponsible to the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Next fall will mark the Technic's
84th year of publication. The
magazine is responsible to the
dean of the engineering school.
Originally the Technic was a
technical journal designed to ap-
peal to professors. It has grad-
ually evolved into a magazine
which is less technical and ap-
peals to, students.
According to Richard Donnelly,
'66E, managing editor of the
Technic, future plans include ex-
panding coverage and readership
to the pharmacy college and
science majors in the literary col-

"In general the entire staff of
the Technic is composed of en-
gineering students," Donnelly said.
"We also try to print only articles'
written by students. This year,
with the exception of the first
issue, only student articles were
printed." Occasionally if a profes-
sor has, written an interesting ar-
ticle; -the Technic, prints it, Don-
nelly said.
According to L. Karl Legatski,
'66E, Editor of the Technic, one
of the biggest problems is un-
steady writing sources. It's diffi-

cult for an undergraduate to write
an authoritative article-its like
a term paper," he explained.
The Technic is an interesting
place to work for numerous rea-
sons, Donnelly explained. Not only
does it give a student an oppor-
tunity to meet faculty members
and deans in the engineering
school but it also is an asset when
he interviews for a job.
Donnelly also explained that it
gives the student a creative outlet
which is not ordinarily provided
in the engineering curriculum.

Although students may be book contained 512 pages.
std-inr diff-rent. "sibieets. this Not only was this book expens-
alone does not provide the basic ive to produce, but out of the 4000
'Wversity of experience necessary books ordered only 2600 were sold.
for valuable social interaction, he This was the only 'Ensian which
added. took a financial loss, Galle said.
Galle said that he hoped the Departure
next yearbook would show how The 1963 yearbook was a radi-
important it is to maintain the cal departure from this type of
remaining variety of elements at book. The group shots were elimi-
the University. nated, the book was smaller, and
% The staff hopes to capture the the pictures seemed to imply
spirit of the University by de- meanings relevant to the theme.
picting students concerned with The elimination of group pic-
what they are doing. "What we tures met resistance from the
are trying to find is pictures that Greek system, therefore, the idea
will speak for themselves and ex- of a supplement containing group
press their importance without pictures of housing units on cam-
the need for editorial comment," pus evolved. The 1965 yearbook
alle said. followed the pattern of the 1964
In contrast to the 1965 year- book. However, the supplement.
book, which had as a theme the proved to be "a pain in the neck
University-1965, the present staff and an extra expense to pro-
wants the yearbook to "say some- duce along ,with the regular year-
thing'" more. book," Galle said.
The coming year's theme-di- This year the 'Ensian is not go-
yersity--was culled from among ing to put out a supplement but
hree other suggestions, Galle ex- rather, group pictures will be in-

Printing the Ensian Is Only Half the Job-You Have To Sell It, Too

corporated somewhat into the
regular yearbook, Galle explained.
The 'Ensian staff is set up on
three levels. The senior editors,
while not all of senior academic
standing, are selected through a
petitioning process. Graduating
senior editors make recommenda-
tions to the Board in Control of
Student Publications which makes
the final appointments.
Senior editors provide a skeleton
plan which is expanded and im-
plemented by the understaff.
The junior editors form the
backbone of the staff. Selected
through a petitioning process to
the 'senior editors ,their job en-
tails the selection of pictures, copy
and headline writing and many
other jobs.
Trainees work under the jun-
ior editors putting together the
book, thinking, of promotional
stunts and distributing the book.

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Gargoyle--Campus Neophyte


Gargoyle, the student humor
magazine, is a neophyte among
the student publications of the
The original Gargoyle was ban-
ned from the campus several
Oears ago because of its alleged
obscenity, and the present, ver-
sion is only three years old.
Contrasting to the subtlety of
the old Gargoyle, the new one
tries to make sure that no one
misses the point. As, a former
Gargoyle editor said, "I don't
'ink that sophisticated humor
wouldgo on this campus because
we still have undergraduates. You
could print New Yorkers and you
would not sell any more - copies
than Generation (a campus lit-
erary magazine) does. Besides, the
kids here do not know the people
round who could be satirized."
55 People-
About 55 people work on the
Garg business staff, the art staff
and the editorial staff.
Each age has its social critics.
Standing among Dickens, Norris
and Sinclair, is Gargoyle. Or so
its editors assert.
Spoofing the conventions and
products of our time, the Gargoyle

MICHIGAN'S Wolverines - Michigan's
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State Street-TheLeague-The Union

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Even The Garg Can't Amuse Everybody

comes out three or four times a
year fromn a chaotic office in the
Student Publications Building,
410 Maynard.
Last. year Garg came out in
forms such as Tyme-the Weekly

The Student Directory
- Reflects Man's Spirit

The 1965-66 Student Directory,
scheduled for publication in early
October, has a listing of every
student in the University.
The directory is published
*,rough the facilities of the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and prepared by the cam-
pus chapter of Alpha Phi Omega,
the national service fraternity..
It contains the name, local and
home address, telephone number
nd class of everyone registered
t the University. The directory
is compiled from registration-
naires which Alpha Phi Omega re-,
ceives from the administration
shortly after school begins.
Work has already begun 1h
soliciting advertising - to finance
the directory. Almost $4000 'will
e required for publication of the
fall and winter installments.
The true qualities and spirit of
the Student Directory were per-
haps best captured by Richard
Pollinger in his review of the 1964
The Western world has waited
long time for a work which
might truly, yet completely, cap-
ture the spirit of mankind; the
Student Directory is a dazzling
capstone to the literary arch
which sits astride the- stream of
humanity passing through it and

attempt, struggled against an im-
perfect system.
The Student Directory sweeps
across the complete scope of hu-
manity-a nearly random sample
of the world, achieving nearly
complete ambiguity. Let there be
no doubt about it, the Directory is
not an easy book to read, but it
is the book of life, and nature
does not easily yield up her se-
crets unto lazy students.
Deceptively purporting simply
to list its characters alphabetical-'
ly, the Directory embodies the
most perfect symmetry of hu-
mnan experience ever achieved. And
there is no dialogue, that old dis-
torter of experience-the reader
communicates directly with the
There are a few subtle guide-
lines for the novice readers of our
generation, but with what ele-
gance and persuasion do they
operate! Notico, for instance, the
change in type size between Ron-
ald Davis and Samuel Davis: type
jsize indeed! And the book is not
without its private jokes ,either:
look at the pace of "Lowrie ... Lu
... Lubin . . . Lucarelli." Or the
charming turn-around in late reg-'
istration: Averbach ... Baar-...
Ackes ... Baehr."
The lapse into argot in the ad-

News magazine, and as a Univer-
sity orientation folder. Aside from
these issues-wide strokes of sa-
tire- theGarg features reprints
from a 1960 "Readers Digest" de-
partment which boastedsuch ar-
ticles' as "Those funny cannibals:.
the Shandu," "Let's ask the Rab-
bits about Sex," "New Hope for
the Dead," "The most Unintellig-
ible Character I've Met" and "My
Dog showed me the way to God."
The "Garg" combines cartoons,
photographs, mock games, inter-
cepted letters and essays into a,
spotty kind of humor that aims
at conditions on campus, but
sometimes slips over to wider is-
Where in earlier years most of
the jokes were common knowledge
or stolen from other campus hu-
mor magazines, in the past year
Garg came up with more original:
Often the most hilarious aspect
of the Garg has been its adver-
tisements. These are almost al-
ways done in a humorous motif
and when contrasted against the
normal' advertisements of the
same merchants, do crack the hu-
mor barrier occasionally.
Many have claimed, however,
that the Gargoyle has fallen back
into old habits of pornography.
However; it is evident that the
infractions were not as serious as
in the past. The evidence is that
the Gargoyle is still around.
Last year the Gargoyle was' a.
fair financial success, as it has
been since its rebirth. In fact,
some issues were exported to (and
sold out at) Michigan State.
Noble and Difficult
"Writing good humor is the
most noble and difficult art; writ-
ing bad humor just stinks," said
a recently deceased American
humorist. Writing "Garg" humor

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