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Fair and warmer

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
CRLT: To DevelopNew Guidelines inEduc
By J. RUSSELL GAINES tion of the educational status quo propriated to the center. bers reorganize the curriculum thousand similar facilities to cover the in
but also to the development of Standford Erickson, director of within a given course. thestate within five years. ter's g
The Center for Research on new guide-lines to direct the fu- CRLT, said last month that the Spotlight on Research institu
Learning and Teaching is a unique ture of education. appropriation w o u 1 d not be -Instructional procedures. CR- The program will include 1) a cilitat
change from an organization LT has developed simulation computor network among the state the n
CRLT comes officially under the enough to let the center start on'tei
which has in the past been given control of the Vice-President of its major program-the imple- educational system-CRLT goes courses for the University which colleges and universities, 2) a fectua
a limited role in the University to Academic Affairs, Allan Smith. mentation of a computerized beyond mere fact finding. set up model societies such as in clearing house for college teaching and le
one whose presence is becoming Its small size of only six staff statewide network between the The center researches and de- Political Science 160. In that materials and innovations, 3) re- The
increasingly important. members gives the center greater state's colleges. Half of the budget velops new instructional techni- course model societies based on search and experimenattion on cation
cohesion and flexibility would have gone toward the pur- ques which will utilze the greatest international systems allow stu- ways of increasing and improving creat
The name itself implies a changchasing of computers to get the potential of the faculty and de- dents to simulate world politics individual instruction in univer- compl
The comparable organization in The financial base of the center velop the greatest potential of the and situations. The center also sities, 4) improved methods of yet hr
other universities is frequently is in the University budget and, Although the majority of funds student. deals with the problem of train- training teaching fellows and part- abstra
labelled Bureau for Educational indirectly, state appropriations. o the at un There are four areas of research ing and evaluating teaching time instructors and 5) curricular te,
Research." But the true nature of inrety saeaporain, come from the state via the Uni- a thencne:~elw. eiins9da
Money for the center is given non- versity, from one-third to one-half at the center: fellows. revisions. ideal
the change is crystallized in the specifically to the University. of all CRLT funds also comes -The preparation of curriculum -Educational technology, This Ir addition to the computer pro- tet
comparative roles of the two or- Only then is it allotted to the cen- from grants either from the fed- materials. The center adapts col- program studies the adaptation of gram, the center has developed an and i
ganizations. ter. eral goverment Or from institu- lege level studies to the use of automation to education. The use yautomater study carrel" consist-
The "Bureau for Educational The center which was started in tions like the Ford Foundation, specific audio-visual equipment. of computers in education is its ing of a slide projector synchron- The
Research" is generally a fact- 1962 had asked for an operating The center, upon the request of major concern. The center now ized with a tape recorder, a cart- job. B
finding center for the administra- budget of $1,050,000 for the up- Although all educational re- a professor or teaciing fellow, has a computer terminal set up ridge motion. picture projector, it has
tion. CRLT is quite different. Its coming year. However under Gov- search centers share a common helps to chose the medium best between Grand Valley State Col- and easy accessibility to a micro- would
functions are varied and highly ernor George Romney's budget goal-that is, to promote a more suited to the subject matter and, lege and the University which is film reader-printer combination. tial as
relevant not only to the evalua- only $100,000 or $200,000 was ap- effective and a more "potent" in some cases, helps faculty mem- hoped to be the predecessor of one -Educational development of future

dividual student. The cen-
goal is not- simply to lower
tional costs, but is to fa-
e and eventually institute
ost practical and most ef-
l methods for both teaching
center's approach to edu-
is. one of constructive
vity, existing within the
exities of the multiversity,
nited only by the conceptual
ct of education. Their task,
is to derive from this vague
practical, efficient and po-
methods for both learning
center has an enormous
ut the creativity with which
approached this challenge
seem to indicate its poten-
the major influence on the
development of education.

The Paper'
Faces Legal
Charge Newspaper
Violated MSU Rules
On Selling Paid Ads
"The Paper," a weekly student
publication at Michigan State
University founded last December
by discontented State News staff
members failed to publish last
week because of legal difficulties.
The Paper is currently facing
charges from the Student Board
(MSU' s equivalent of Student
Goverment Council) that it vio-
lated university rules by selling a
publication containing paid adver-
tising without the permission of
the Board in Control of Student
Publications. Under MSU regula-
tions, The Paper is liable to a $100
fineand revocation of its student
The Paper argues that the ac-
tion of the Student Board violates
the publication's constitutional
rights. In addition, The Paper
questions the authority of the Stu-
dent Board under the Associated
Students Constitution to make the
Student Support
The editors of The Paper sub-
mitted a petition, signed by 1339
students, to the university stating,
"we the undersigned students of
MSU, believe that The Paper de-
serves to continue publication and
to continue wide circulation on
"We further believe that .all!
parties concerned (university ad-
ministrators, members of student
government, editors of The Paper),
should determine together the
most practical means to encourage
its continued publication and cam-
pus circulation, and that these:
means should be implemented as
soon. as possible."
The week before last, The Paper
published a two-page mimeo-
graphed edition rather than the
regular eight-page tabloid. Editor
Mike Kindman, '67, explained that
the change was due not to lack of
funds or lack of dedication on the
iw part of the staff but rather to the
legal difficulties.
Plans Fail
An editorial in the mimeograph-!
ed edition, labelled "Vol. I, No.
6%," promised that The Paper
would be back on its regular
schedule the following week. How-.
ever, their plans failed to mate-r
Neither members of The Paper

uia 'id at allg

Ho tline

VOICE political party, UMSEU, and SNCC are currently
picketing the Whitham Drug Store on Forest and S. University
because they carry Schenly liquors. The protest is in sympathy
with the current California grape-pickers' strike. Schenly is one of
' the laborers' major employers.
The laborers are demanding higher wages and recognition
of their right to. collective bargaining. So far, the strike seems
to have hit the producers rather hard.
VOICE will continue to picket until the strike is settled
or appropriate measures are taken by the drug store.
* * * *
Col. Edward Bruce, Detroit district engineer for the U.S.
Army, will be the guest speaker March 1, when the University
chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host a
meeting of the southeastern branch of the Michigan section of
ASCE. Col. Bruce, who is responsible for military construction of,
Army and Air Force installations in the state of Michigan will
speak on "Construction of the New Second Locks at Sault Ste.
Long Distance
University of North Carolina students held their final mass
meeting Thursday before the university's Board of Trustees
meets Monday to consider banning a planned appearance by
American Communist Herbert Aptheker. Earlier this month, the
executive committee of the trustees voted to ban Aptheker's
appearance on campus but the vote must be upheld by the entire
board before it becomes binding.
Some 1200 students attended the rally and heard speakers
including the dean of the University of Pennsylvania law school.
They also unanimously passed a resolution stating that a policy
of restraint questions student judgment and is a great danger to
the university. The students then marched to the home of the
university president and presented him with the resolution.
Several states, including Michigan are suffering from a
"brain- drain," according to a Fortune Magazine report.
A brain drain state is defined as one that educated more
Pi.D.s than it employs. The report dealt with scientists engaged
in basic research, development and design.
The states reporting a brain gain include California and
New York. Michigan and Illinois are the prime sufferers of a
brain drain.
Nearly two-thirds of the high-powered scientific brains 'in
this country are concentrated in 10 states and this concentration
is growing, Dr. Ralph Lapp, a nuclear physicist and author of the
report noted.
Smith: Need Infoi
Center on -U'-Wid

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi




M-Trigue plotters at UAC's skit night at Hill Aud. last night received their just rewards. Master conspirators were Sigma Delta Tau
and Tau Delta Phi, winners of color TV sets. Surreptitiously stealing second prize were Alpha Epsilon Phi and Zeta Beta Tau. Placing
third were Delta Gamma and Sigma Chi. Honorable mention was awarded to Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Tau Delta, and Chi Omega
and Alpha Tau Omega.


Hatcher Flies to Tokyo:


May, June
Dates Set on
Draft Exams
Expect One Million
Students To Take
SRA Aptitude Test
WASHINGTON (A) - Selective
Service college qualification tests
will be given throughout the
nation' on May 14, May 21 and
June 3, it was announced yester-
High school seniors graduating
this year and college students de-
siring to take the test must mail
applications postmarked not later
than April 23 to the Science Re-
search Associates of Chicago.
A. 'Selective Service spokesman
said about a million draft regis-
trants are expected to take the
test, which is entirely optional for
those who wish to have this type
of criteria available for considera-
tion by their local draft boards in
determining student deferments.
Urge Test
"Selective Service strongly urges
that the students do take it, as it
provides one more bit of criteria
the local board may consider in
determining which students are
apparently more promising than
others," the spokesman said.
Science Research Associates was
awarded the contract yesterday to
handle the test program as the
successful bidder among three.
The test will consist of 150 dif-
ferent items and a registrant will
be permitted a maximum of three
hours in wlich to complete the
Reasoning and Knowledge,
The test is designed to explore
four areas: reading comprehen-
sion; verbal relations; arithmetic
reasoning; and data interpreta-
The spokesman said it was sim-
ilar to a general aptitude test,
wit4 about 50 per cent relating to
verbal and linguistic skills and
the other 50 per cent to quantita-
tive reasoning.
He also said the test has been
so constructed as not to give any
special advantage to any type of
major over another courses the
'students are pursuing.
By April 1
The formal announcement by
Selective Service will be made
available before April 1 to be dis-
tributed and posted in colleges
and universities, post offices and
other public buildings and local
Sd r a f t boards throughout the
IA registrant considering taking
t the test will be able to get from
local draft bdard an explanation
bulletin and a form to mail to
Science Research Associates.
Science Research, in turn, will
. tell the registrant when and where
a to report to take the test.
1,200 Centers
S The test will be given in about
t 1,200 locations throughout the
continental United States and Ha-
waii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the
Canal Zone.
A student will take the test only
once. It will be available to both
undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents already in institutions of
higher education as well as to high
school graduates of this year who
are registrants and desire to take
the test.
Earlier News
Michigan Selective Service offi-
cials announced earlier this week
that most graduating seniors and

Doubts on U.S.*
By ROGER RAPOPORT On the eve of his departure1
Hatcher spoke optimistically about 1
University President Harlan the State Department sponsored,
Hatcher leaves today for a 10 day conference. But at the same time
trip to the Far East with an edu- he sounded far from cheerful
cation conference on the agenda about the Viet Nam situation, an
and questions a b o u t current issue expected to come u} in cor-
American policy in Southeast Asia ridor and cloakroom discussions at
on his mind. the Tokyo conference.j
The conference will deal with{
the role of universities in promot-4
ing mutual understanding betweenj
the United States and Japan.
Hatcher, along with several otherj
m at1o n American educators, Assistant Sec-
retary of State for Educational
and Cultural Affairs Charles
A aFrankel, and U.S. Ambassador to
Ak 11'l Japan Edwin Reischauer will meet
a group of prominent Japanese.
educators and diplomats.
' cerning budgetary requests from Other Colleges
i the various departments. Among the other American edu-
The single most important prob- cators attending are Thomas
lem confronting the University, Hamilton, president of the Univer-
Smith said, is that of inadequate sity of Hawaii; Hugh Borton,
space for classrooms, research fa- president of Haverford College,
cilities and offices. He emphasized, and Pendleton Herring, president
however, that one of the major of the Social Science Research
s factors in this problem is the lack Council.
of a single compilation of the At the conference Hatcher ex-
space needs for the entire Univer- pects serious discussion of the
sity. One of the major objectives "concern that 20 years of post-
of the OIR, thus is the compila- war U.S.-Japanese cooperation has
tion of such a list. aIcreated the danger of. American
The idea of system-wide re- intellectual and cultural coloniza-
search is not a new one, but it has tion of the Japanese."
gained a real impetus in recent One of the reasons why Hatcher
1 years from the increased use and was selected to attend the con-
capacity of computers. Whereas it ference was because of the Uni-
was once a virtually impossible versity's r e k n o w n e d Japanese
job to gather departmental and studies center, according to State

Viet Nam Pliy
has prepared a number of studies that our leaders who have all the
that will be used at the conference. information are leading us on the
"We will also discuss such areas right course."
as. the exchange of knowledge on Hatcher says he finds it "diffi-
scientific research projects and cult to draw a parallel between
programs of comparative law." our motives in this war and World
President Hatcher who was in War II or the Korean War.
Japan last September for the Con- No Parallel
ference of the International Asso- "In World War II there was-the
ciation of Universities has traveled clearcut aggression of Hitler, and
extensively in the Far East. "Last in Korea, the direct Communist
fall I found great concern among invasion from the north. But here
many Japanese who were raising the justifications for fighting the
the same question on Viet Nam war seem far more elusive.
discussedlast week by the Senate "Our response somehow doesn't
Foreign Relations Committee," quite seem to fit the scene," said
said Hatcher. "I will be curious to Hatcher.
see what their feeling is now." He indicated that he finds it
. Persuasive Case "pretty hard to see how the South
Hatcher indicated that he felt Vie.tnamese people. gain" through
Gen. James Gavin, George Ken- the destruction of villages, and
nan, and Sen. William Fulbright the poisoning their, rice.
(D-Ark), "all presented a very Referring to the growing U.S
persuasive case," last week in the involvement in Viet Nam as a
Senate hearings. 1 "gamble" Hatcher said,- "I think
"It is very hard to find convinc- it is widely held by our citizens
ing evidence for our current policy that something is not quite right
in Viet Nam. We have to hope here."


staff or representatives of the Stu- One of the University's greatest
dent Board could be reac orstrengths, according to Vice-Presi-
comment on the issues. dent for Academic Affairs Allan
Michigan State has had a his- Smith is its administrative de-
tory of dispute over student pub- centralization. The heart of the
lications in recent months. decision making process lies with
the department heads and deans
Journal Prohibited of the various colleges and schools,
The sale of Zeitgeist, an un- not in the administrative super-
authorized student literary maga- structure of the OAA.

ulty - from home town to age.
Having system-wide information
instantaneously available will al-
low the central administration to
better judge present conditions
and anticipate future needs,
Smith noted the University's
problem of duplication of these
informational research facilities
among the various colleges. While
Smith said that he does not con-
sider the total amount of dupli-
cation to be overly serious, it does
represent a waste of resources.
Such duplication exists because
the OAA has no comprehensive
record of the faculty and other
resources which are involved in
similar work but who are in dif-
ferent departments or colleges.
Smith cited the field of biologi-

zine was prohibited on campus last
fall. +
Paul Schiff, a graduate student,
ran afoul of MSU regulations by
distributing Logos, the newsletter
of the Committee for Student
Rights. The university denied re-
admission to Schiff, who then

Yet in order for decentraliza-
tion to work as effectively in fact
as it does in theory, there must
exist a central reservoir of infor-
mation available to those who,
make University policy dealing
with problems like tuition, budget-
ing or enrollment.
Yet there is presently no such,

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