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PAGE TWO

SGC NEWSLETTER

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

WEDNESDAY; APRIL 13

SGC NEWSLETTER

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New-.
Marg Asinan
Marg Asman, although newt
campus activities, comes to SG
with lots of enthusiasm. "Mayo
I'm trying to conquer the world
she said, "but I'd like to see a
Integration of the campus an
more student interest in the coun
cil."
"The problem with SGC is th:
it doesn't get enough done," Ma:
contended. She said that she fel
that there was a much bette
chance to get things done thi
year in council. "Because SGC isr
doing anything," she continues
"there is no student interest."
Miss Asman, who is a sophomo:
in LSA, said that she thinks tha
U. of M. is "like a small con
munity." You have to go out ar
find your own answers, she en
phasized. "Students don't take ad
vantage of the many things Mich
igan offers," Marg said.
When evaluating SGC, Mar
said that it seemed as if previou;
ly all council did was fight. "Whe
I was observing the meetings a
the beginning of the semester,
Marg explained, "a lot of talen
and good programs were lost be
cause of politics in SGC. Now v
have a lot of talent in differen
areas," she added, "and Ed Rol
inson is doing a very good job a
President in trying to keep th
extraneous matter out of th
meetings."
REACH introduced Miss Asmas
to campus politic,. Last semesti
Marg tells us that she had t,

Belonging to SCOPE political
party, Ruth seems genuinely con-
to cerned about both her party and
C SGC. Ruth has an obligation to
be carry out the ideas of the party'
and of the people who supported
in her in the election, she comment-
id ed. "Although in the past year,
n- SGC has come to mean more to
the campus and to the individual

Ite m bers

Profiled

Officers Weigh Pros, Cons
O Omiiontroversy

and was appointed chairman of a "rational approach to student
the Bookery (Student Exchange). problems."
"REACH is the answer to SGC The face of Fred G. is not new
problems," Dean who ran on a to campus activities. He was on
REACH platform emphasized. Al- the UAC Executive Board and SGC
though SGC takes up a great deal Elections Committee. Some stu-
of his time, Dean admits that he dents might remember him as a,
is still active in his political party. guitarist in the rock-and-roll
Dean stressed that REACH ismore band, the Vagrants.
than a political party, rather a Although for the past two sum-
service organiaztion which is ac- mers he was a cowboy in Jackson,
time all year round. "It is a means Wyoming, he is casting his spurs
for activating talent," he said. aside for a tour of Europe this
In a prediction o- council's fu-v aioro
ture,,Dean stated, "The council vacation.
that we have now is all we need Council is "the place where you
to get SGC moving again and to can roll up.your sleeves and get
get some results." something done," Fred G. said in

Bob Smith
Bob Smith, better known as
"Smitty," is one of the most in-
dustrious newly elected council-
men. Smith has been active in
campus organizations, serving on
three central committees and sev-
eral sub-committees during his
four years at U. of M. Under his
direction the- Public Relations
Committee of SGC publishes the
SGC Newsletter, which is the of-
ficial publication of SGC.
Smitty is studying on a five-
year program and plans to get
two B.A.'s, one in Political Science
and the other in Journalism. He
said -that he would like to either
go to California to graduate school
or work in Public Relations or
Advertising after -graduation.
"I've always like to work with
people," Smitty claimed, "and I'm
interested in all kinds of activi-
ties." But working on SGC, he ex-

to solve it, he announced. Ideally,
-EACH ought to be just a political
party, he said. REACH is forced
now to research issues and plan
solutions, Fred G. explained, be-
cause before SGC never recognized
these important issues. "Actually.
SGC should be doing -all this
work," he declared.
Dick Wingfield
Dick Wingfield, '67 LSA, is a
past Daily Day Editor who aspires
to be a legal writer. With an Eng-
lish major and the desire to go to
Law School, Wingfield said that
he wants to be a legal writer be-
cause there "aren't too many
around." He mentioned that his
writing is ethically oriented and
that he tends to write about what
is right and wrong.
Last summer Wingfield worked
as a summer reporter at the
Detroit News and plans to do the
same this summer.
"I've majored in extracurricular
activities here at Michigan," Dick
noted. Because U. of M. is so full
of prestige and because of his fra-
ternity, Dick said that he would
never leave. Wingfield has one im-
portant criticism of Michigan.
"The academic program offers the
individual non-honors s t u d e n t
little education," he stated., In
qualifying this statement he quick-
ly added, "We have wonderful
faculty who are very talented
rather it is a function of the sys-
tem that carries this default."
REACH-sponsored Wingfield is
interested in the University Plan-
ning and Development Committee,

Vote Casting
Not Advised
In All Cases
Ex-officio members should have
a vote on SGC because they repre-
sent large segments of the student
body and because they can offer
expert.advice about their organi-
zations, Dick VanHouse, IFC presi-
dent, commented.
He added, however, that the ex-
officio member "should use his
own discretion in voting." Van-
House said that the ex-officio
member does not have time to be-
come familiar with all issues to
cast an intelligent vote on each
one. He feels "unjustified in vot-
ing" in such cases, he continued.
He would still sih on SGC if his
vote were taken away, he stated.
He pointed again to the need for
expert -advice of ex-officio mem-
bers.
Van House argued against the
assertion that to sit on Council
is a waste of time because SGC
accomplishes nothing. "SGC is
much more useful than when I
came to the University three years
ago," he said.
Since all these areas affect the
fraternity man, IFC should have
a representative at SGC meetings,
Van House added.
He said he hopes to achieve bet-
ter relations with SGC 'through
more discussions of IFC-SGC re-
lated problems with Council com-
mented that there have not been
many opportunities for consulta-
tion yet.
The ex-officio members who sit
on Council should be the heads,
not their representatives, of the
organizations, he said. They, as
top men, are supposedly the best
authorities on their groups and
thus can present their organiza-
tions' feelings best, he added.
NEW COURSES:

New Office
in Council
Called .For
The present ex-officio officers
shall no longer serve as members
of Student Government Council,
reads one of the recommendations
included in a recent report on the
"Revised Structure of SGC."
This committee, recognizing the
value of some ex-officio represen-
tation of the four major student
organizations on campus, (UAC,
IHA, IFA, and Panhellenic), con-
tends, in this context, major cri-
ticism against having presidents
of these respective organizations
serve as the Council ex-officio
members.
"The presidents of these organ-
izations do not have the time to
adequately fulfill the responsibil-
ity of a Council seat," said Jim
Kropf.-A majority of these presi-
dents think that their natural pri-
mary responsibility and loyalty is
to their respective organization,
Mr. Kropf pointed out.
Douglas Brook, past President
of SGC, advising the "reform"
committee stated that "There can
be no doubt that most ex-officios
labor under an already heavy time
commitment and view removal
from Student Government Coun-
cil as a means of lessening this
pressure.
In this context, and with the in-
tention to retain the advantages
of organizational representation,
Jim Kropf has suggested that a
new office, that of "representative
to SGC", be created in each of
the four major campus-student
organizations. This new officer;
the equivalent of another execu-
tive vice-president, shall devote
all of his time to SGC, working to
present legislation, as is the func-
tion of the elected members.

BOB SMITH, MIKE GROSS, HARLAN BLOOMER, GARY CUNNINGHAM\
Past President R
Year 7~s A'ccomplism

RUTH BAUNMANN

student," she continued, "it will be
a long time before they care
enough." SGC has to become more
relevant to the student, she add-
ed, which it can do through per-
sonal contact and committees like
SHA (Student Housing Associa-
tion). Because of the strong aca-
demic orientation of the student
body, Ruth went on, SGC doesn't
mean as much as it should to
students.
At the time of the voting tabula-
tion, Ruth said that she was wait-
ing outside of the ballot room for
-he results. "I was so high strung
at the time that friends tried to
get me to calm down," she laugh-
ingly stated. "I expected what
happened," she continued.
Last year Miss Baumann work-
ed on the Course Evaluation Com-
mittee for SGC. Specifically this
year, "SHA interests me most,"
she reported. More importantly.
the ideologically-minded Ruth ex-
plained, she was concerned with
the totality of the council's role in
the University.

FRED G. SMITH

his amiable manner. He decided
to run for council instead of peti-
tioning for a UAC Senior Office,
Smith commented, because he
felt that he would be fulfilling a
"great need."
"Everybody sort of figures that
I'm going to work on SHA (Stu-
lent Housing Association) but
me," Fred G. stated laughingly. He
stressed that he would like to
"build a fire" under the Student-
Faculty Advisor Committee. "Each
department should have a member
sit on the LSA Steering Commit-
tee and then have a Presidential
Forum between each school,"
Smith continued. "The coordinat-
ing Vice President, he said, would
participate on the President's
Forum and would act as a liason
with SGC.
Smith, a man with a realistic
approach to the problems of SGC,
described the main fault of the
council as the confused and rigid
committee system. "In vernacular
terms," he announced, "the com-
mittee system stinks." He explain-
ed a modified ad hoe system which
would operate beneath broad com-
mittees creating a more flexible
system.
Smith who ran on a REACH
platform stated that he "differed
on a lot of things with REACH."
His bind with REACH is, he stat-
ed, "not a philosophical word for
word bind but rather a bind of
an idea." It is the rational ap-
proach of deciding there is a prob-
lem and finding a reasonable way

"SGC's two major accomplish-t
ments this year were the bookstoret
campaign and the establishmenta
of SHA," said Gary Cunningham,
president of SGC.
Cunningham, whose term expir-N
ed March 24, cited these two ac-E
complishments as the beginning1
steps in showing the administra-s
tion and community the economicr
problems of students at the uni-
versity. "These projects began thet
articulation of a philosophy," Cun-1
ningham said, "and that philoso-
phy states that ability, not wealth,
should be the sole determinate ofz
who shall attend the University ofr
Michigan."
Cunningham pointed out thatl
although the bookstore wasn't es-

tablished, it was a way of telling SGC
the university to do something elect
about the economic situation of tabli
the students. ate
Cunningham hoped that SGC prob
would continue its work in these 4) r
economic areas in the coming year. deal
He also expressed the desire to dem
see SGC stress academic reform Cu
more than his administration did. book
He hoped that the new adminis- 13,0(
tration would work to make the ; peop
proposed residential college a re- aind
ality. adm
Cunningham said that SGC stud
needs to be restructured to deal prow
more effectively with its problems.,fled
He listed the following steps as amp
possible improvements: 1) elimin- on. c
ate the ex-officio officers from Ci
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the
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bein
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Mike Dean

MARG ASMAN

write a paper on the cohesiveness
and leadership of a group for her
psychology course. She said that
she was working with seven other
students on the project observing
the structure of groups. One of
the groups studied was the REACH
executive board, she continued. "I
was so impressed with REACH
that I soon forgot the project
and concentrated on REACH pol-;
Icies," Marg explained. "I liked
their rational outlook on issues'
and problems," she added. "and
felt that they could really get'
something done."

Serving a/ year term on SGC,
Mike Dean says, "SGC is more im-
portant than some of my classes."
Dean, '67 LSA, argued that SOC
must gain credibility as a student
voice on campus in order to
strengthen its position with the
campus.
A political science major with
an eye- towards Law School, Dean

BOB SMITH

Ruth Baumann
Ruth Baumann who considers
herself a "progressive member of
SGC" said that she would like to;'
see council "stick its neck out
more often." "To be effective,"
Miss Baumann emphasized, "coun-
cil must be willing to take calcu-
lated risks."
Miss Baumann, a sophomore
sociology major, said that she in-
tends to go to law school. Her law,
ambitions, she stated, are part of
the reason for her interest in
SGC. However, it was a close.
friend then on council who was MIKE DEAN
responsible for her active partici-
patio4i, Ruth commented. . is a member of the political science
Ruth ran for a council seat in'honorary, Pi Sigma Alpha.
her freshman year and was de-horayPiSgaAp.
feated. Council appointed herdto Dean transfered to Michigan
SGC at the end of this January from Georgetown, Washington
to fill the vacancy created when !the School of F)reign Service, in
Sue Ness left. his freshman year. He said that'
Miss Baumann said that she felt he decided he just "didn't want
her victory was due partly to "the to be a diplomat" and that he:
back-up of experience and the should go to U. of M.
best working knowledge of coun- He joined the Daily staff and,
cil." Although she "didn't like be- reported SGC meetings which, he
ing interviewed," she knew what said, awakened his interest in
to expect this time, she confidently council proceedings. Dean later
announced. became active in SGC committees

plained, gives me a chance to do
something more permanent for
the school.
Smitty was the only Independ-
ent candidate elected to council
this semester. "I ran as an Inde-
pendent because I feel that parties
are too binding. You can fall into
a form too -easily," he commented.
You are obligated to give answers
for the party's sake even if you
don't believe what you are say-
ing, Bob stated. Running as an
Independent, he went on, allows
you to run your own campaign.
criticize either or both sides, to
be completely yourself.
Bob's goal for SGC is to pro-
mote projects which would bring
the University closer to the stu-
dent. "I've always been worried
about kidsewho feel so disfranchis-
ed from U. of M. when they first
come here," he said. "They become
apathetic too soon," he added.
Therefore, SGC should, according
to Bob, do the following things:
-make it easier for students to
enter activities
-watch out for the welfare of
stuc.ent activities by helping with
theiir problems
--justify itself in the eyes of
the students.
"We must think of SGC as more
of a student organization," Smitty,
concluded.
Fred G. Smith-
Election results show Fred G.:
Smith to be the most popular with
voting students. Modest and sin-
cere Smith collecting 1989 votes-
said that he could not attribute
his victory to any one factor but
it "just happened." Smith, '67 LSA,
a pre-law student, campaigned on

who are investigating especially
building dorms, theaters and
classrooms on North Campus.
Wingfield noted a possibility for
closer relationship between SGC
and the regents in regards to
planning and development. There
might be a "taste poll," he sug-
gested, in which students could in-
dicate their preference in housing
and cultural development. There
should be some way' for students
to legally offer their opinions, he
added.

DICK WINGFIELD

SGC NEWSLETTER
Published as a Supplement to The Michigan Daily
Published as a Service
of Student Government Council's
Public Relations Board
Editor..........................Chris Meyers
Staff .. ...................... Sue McWhirter,
Steve Maxwell, Diane Lavos, Terry Bury, Jason
Horton, Jack Winder, Terry Fischer.
Public Relations Committee

SCGPlans Leadership Program
ToTrain for Campus Activities
SCG in cooperation with the Of- social organizations and social ac- make intelligent choices about the j The upperclass course wi
fice of Student Affairs (OSA) is tivities will participate in this part activities they would like to join offered in the winter term
working on final plans to establish of the program. For example: The and to train him to recognize the will be held for a two hour
a campus leadership program to political organizations would be potential of his office. iod once a week. SGC is tr
be offered next year. The purpose represented by the SCG president. The freshman program will be to secure two hours of acad
of the program is twofold: 1. to He would start the program by de- offered in the fall term. Infor-
acquaint students with the nature fining the nature of political or- mation and registration applica- credit for the course.
of university activities, 2. to train ganizations on campus and ex- tions for the program are being Further information can b
potential student leaders in lead- plain how they differ from the distributed during the rall orien-
ership qualities.,I service organizations such as UAC. tation period and are being mail- tained by calling Student Gov
To meet these objectives, the At the end of the speech different ed to all prospective freshmen. menu Council-633-0553.
campus leadership program is di- representatives from all the politi-
vided into two courses, one to be cal organizations on campus would
offered to freshmen and the other be available to seminar with the
to be offered to sophomores and students and explain the unique
upperclassmen. features of their group.
The freshman course, entitled Thirdly is the internship pro- e@
"Campus Activities Internship gram. Here students would be able S a le io t-n fl
Proam~n," wil attemi'pt to provid to learn about a specific organiza- IAE'OO5 Y.I~IA IEL IOJ 4
a channel where incoming fresh- tion first hand by attending cabi-
men can learn about campus acti net meetings, working on commit- SGC coordination of ticket sales -provision was often notn
vibes. They will have an opportun- ees, talking to other members. at Hill Auditorium concerts is now for the individual independent
ity at the niat hicourse to ship Training Program" is the ending its first year. Prior to this dent to buy tickets, and wher
name of the course to be offered the format governing ticket sales dividual tickets were reserved
terest them most. This course is to upperclassmen. Leadership at- was established separately by each were often in the least desi
tributes and the mechanics of of the sponsoring student organi- places
has three main parts. leadership are the focal points of zations. Widespread dissatisfaction --certain individuals on the
First, administrative officers the course. The first part will deal with the way tickets were sold in dent organizations had ab
will speak to the students. They with such subjects as the psychol- the past led to the adoption last their positions to obtain ti
will -explain how administration ogy of leadership, the psychology year of the plan now in operation. for their friends or housingu
fits into the University community of influence and persuasive speak- Most of the objections to the The height of the criticism
and what their relation is to the ing. The second part of the course o s e b iost t- curred when at one concert
people of the state of Michigan will concern itself with parlimen- s 40 people stood in line in cold.
the regents, the faculty,-the stu- ,tary procedure group dynamics ganizations concerning ticket sales ther on the steps of Hill Auc
dents and the student organiza- group leadership and management were along the following lines: ium around the clock' fors
tions. Through administration lee- organization. After each lecture, -a growing demand for tickets days. When the ticket saleso
tures, the student will have the the students will seminar using to various concerts forced housing ed, the first five people in
opportunity to understand the l- case studies based on actual cam- units to stand in line for hours bought out the entire concer
mitations and potential the ad- pus situations. prior to the opening date of tick- cept for 600 seats held for
ministration has in dealing with These courses hope to make it et sales vidual sales.
student organizations. easier to channel students into -no limitation on the number In February, 1965, SGC de
The second part of the program campus. activities with an under- of tickets a single person could to tackle the problem Hof t
will be devoted to explaining the standing of the workings of an purchase often allowed individuals sales by convening a specialc
different types of activities avail- organization. The purpose of these in housing blocks to purchase ex- mittee composed of the cu
able on the campus. Political or- courses is to provide the neces- tra tickets and later "scalp" them ticket chairmen of all studen
- ganization, service organizations, sary information ror students to at considerably higher than cost ganizations and charged it

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Sub-Committee Chairmen .. . .. Jason Horton,
Kim Kelso, Midge Mazer, Nez Subert.
Committee Members ........ Mary Einfeldt,.
Joyce Rock, Steve Maxwell, Lee Hornberger,
Eugene- Defouw, Barb Miller, Sue Bronson,
Bruce Anderson, Leslie Reicin, Steve Brown,
Cheri Burns, Karen Skrommee, Chris Meyers..
Special thanks to.Professor John Field,
Leonard Pratt, Daily; Elwood Lohela, Ann
Arbor News.

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