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C, r

tr tan
Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom





University President Harlan H.
Hatcher is retiring from 15 years
of University service in 1967, and
finding a replacement for him is
turning out to be a long, difficult
The University's eight Regents
are charged with finding another
man to head the administration
within the next few months. To
advise them in their crucial task,
they have appointed three advisory
committees-one of faculty, one
of students and one of alumni.
Authority in the selection pro-
cess is like a three-cornered pyra-
mid. At each lower corner is one
of the advisory committees. They

are due to pass their conclusions
up to the peak, to the Regents, in
some form this fall.
The operation of the selection
process, however, is more like a
ring, with the advisory committees
all doing their own investigating
and passing around their results
and tentative conclusions to one
another and to the Regents.
There are two basic tasks In
which the committees are engag-
ing. They are, to different degrees
and fairly independently of one
another, analyzing the University
in an attempt to better under-
stand what sort of a man its next
President should be. In addition
they are screening candidates' re-
cords to provide the Regents with

a list of recommendations some-
time this fall.
"What you get is a continual
process of adding new names to
the list and taking old names
from it," says the English depart-
ment's Arthur M. Eastman, chair-
man of the faculty advisory com-
mittee. It is this process that will
eventually result in the commit-
tees' lists of their "ideal" candi-
To aid the advisory cominit ee
in their research on candidates'
backgrounds the Regents have set
up a staff office under the direc-
tion of Prof. Howard Peckham,
head of the Clements Library.
There, a secretary and a research
assistant prepare preliminary dos-




siers giving bibliographical and
biographical sketches of anyone in
whom committees are interested.
Peckham's staff also passes in-
formation which one committee
has requested to both other com-
mittees and to the Regents, thus
ensuring the ring-like approach to
the selection process.
Life for the committees so far
has been full of what Alfred Con-
rad of the Law School, a faculty
advisory committee member, calls
"growing pains." When the Re-
gents set up the committees they
purposely gave them very general
goals and structures to ensure that
they could advise in any way they
But along with freedom came

a batch of what Robert Briggs,
chairman of the Regents' working
committee, calls "five-minute
problems." The relationships of
the advisory committees to one an-
other and to the Regents had to
be worked out pretty much by trial
and error.
To be sure, there are no major
grumblings from anyone. Yet, as
advisory committee members read-
ily admit, no actions of a really
controversial nature have been
taken. What will happen then is
a problem which one faculty mem-
ber says "we haven't really faced
up to yet."
Briggs feels his major function
currently is ironing out such

areas of disagreement which he
says "we may well expect."
What sort of a man do the Re-
gents want to come out of all this?
Briggs emphasizes that any pros-
pective president must be an edu-
cator, preferably with a PhD, who
is good at public relations work.
Many advisory committee mem-
bers are interested in a candi-
date's health and his age-it takes
several years for a president to
learn just what his job entails, and
he has to be in condition to run
the University for many years aft-
er that.
Marriage also enters the pic-
ture. A candidate with a socially
capable wife is clearly preferred to
a bachelor.

There are a number of (ues-
tions still facing the Regets and
their advisors. Foremost in every-
one's mind is just when the next
president is to be appointed. The
Regents want to name a man
early enough to have him here for
several months before President
Harlan Hatcher retires in Decem-
ber, 1967. They realize that do do
this they must appoint a nlan
sometime around this coning
spring. In order to do that the
c o m m i t t e e s' recommendations
would have to be completed by
this fall
No decision has yet been made
on what form those recomimendi-
See SEEK, Page 10

Presi ent

Regents Approve Residential College






New Program First in Big Ten




At the recommendation of Dean
Stephen Spurr of the Rackham
School of Graduate Studies, the
Regents approved in May the
granting of a Certificate to grad-
uate students who have completed
all doctoral requirements except,
the dissertation.

The Certificate is the first step
toward the establishment of an
intermediate degree between the
masters' and the Ph.D. Spurr
commented in that "there is a
great need for this degree. The
proposed Candidate's certificate is
designed to give not only recogni-
tion to the many students who

SName, Feldkamp
Housing Director

have completed all their require-
also to meet the needs of students
who wish to become thoroughly
ments except the dissertation, but
exposed to the subject matter of
a particular field of specialization,
and yet who are not interested in
the type of detail and extended
scholarship required by the doc-
toral dissertation."
Wait for Acceptance
Both Spurr and Vice President
for Academic Affairs Allan F.
Smith observed, however, that the
University should not create such
a degree until it becomes accept-
able elsewhere. While the Univer-
sity is the first of the Big Ten
schools to adopt a certificate pro-
gram, Yale and Berkeley among
other institutions, are considering

Begin in Sprintg,
Work on New Cotllege U der Way
After Passing Planning Obstacles
The Regents at their June meeting approved a building and site
plan for the residential college. The action climaxed years of planning
for the college, and months of negotiations on the final costs.
The college, scheduled to begin with temporary classes in East
Quad in 1967 and move to North Campus in 1960, is planned to cost
- $1A50,OO for 'nconstruction of

In line with a suggestion made
by the President's Blue-Ribbon
Commission on Housing last No-
vember, the position of Director of
Housing was created by the Re-
gents this past summer.
John C. Feldkamp, former as-
sistant to Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs, Richard L. Cutler,
was appointed to the post, at Cut-
ler's suggestion.
But, while the commission had
called for a director under whom
all housing operations would be
coordinated, Feldkamp in his new
post will not have jurisdiction over
off-campus housing.
That remains a separate ad-
ministrative unit, under the Of-
dice of Student-Community Rela-
tions in the Office of Student Af-
At the same time, Feldcamp's
appointment was announced, it
was also revealed that Residence
Hall Director Eugene Haun was
resigning. Because no successor
was named for Haun and because
Feldcamp's position covered essen-
tially the same, responsibilities
Haun's had, some observers were
led to speculate that the creation
of the Housing Director's office
was merely a move to quietly ease
Haun out of the administration-
and the University.
Students who nave attempted to
gain a major role in planning Uni-
versity housing have expressed
disappointment over Feldkamp's
appointment and with the ad-
ministration of the off-Campus
Housing Bureau during the past
A booklet on off-campus hous-
ing prepared by the Bureau of
Off-Campus Housing was publish-
ed late in the winter semester,
The Bureau's much heralded at-
tempts to induce landlords to of-
fer eight-month lease options f in-
ally resulted in University Towers
and a few smaller apartment own-
ers offering the option, in Febru-
ary6-with a 25 per cent rise in
Yet, when several rental man-
agers opened a summer subletting
service, charging a $10 fee for as-
sistance they previously offered
free, an off-campus housing offi-
cial hailed the new venture as be-
ing beneficial to students.
University administrators have
consistently maintained a policy
of non-interference with the pri-

and Finance Wilbur K. Pierpont. Dne too.;
This move came after Voice po-I Spurr noted that since May,
litical party and Graduate Stu- when the Certificate was first an-
dent Council housing committee nounced, "favorable reactions and
protests, including a threatened good publicity have appeared
sleep-in on University President across the country." He cited re-
Harlan Hatcher's lawn, against cent articles in Time Magazine
high-cost, poor quality private and the New York Times as well ADMINISTRATORS SAY CEDAR BEND (above) has not -beeni
housing available to students. as in numerous education journ- kept from opening in September.
After initial complaints of a .als. He said, too, that response
"lack of communication" between from the University's faculty itself
itself and administrators, the has been equally encouraging.,
committee was able to influence As soon as there is agreement
Administrators have credited stu- among institutions as to some of'
married student housing plans. the specifics-such as the name--
dents with doing the major plan- of the degree, Spurr will ask the
ning for the 400 new "townhouse" executive council to recommend
style units that will be built on that the Regents formally institute
Nrth Campus by the spring of the program at the University. N o 97 I ol edmrlznsi
1967. "It would be demoralizing, said c tDl yd b
Building specifications will al- Spurr, "to begin using the degree 'I
low for more quiet and privacy and then have to change its name The construction workers strike III will provide 1200 spaces. Those
than availae iothedpniver- ntwo years later." of this past summer for a while buildings, along with Bursley Hall,
than available in other Univer- I r is opti. thad $71 million worth of Univer- to house 1180, should be completed
sity - operated married student Spurr is optimistic that the Uni- sity construction projects held up. within the coming aacdemic year.
housing. Committee members also But, the four-week strike did not Since no food service facilities
asked that the project, Northwood graduate degree program in June, seriously delay construction plans, are available at Cedar Bend, stu-
IV, contain some unfurnished un- 1967 according to Vice-President for j dents living there this fall will be
its and apartments with more bed- Education School Business and Finance Wilbur K. accommodated in the cafeteria
rooms than other Northwood un- The education school also an- Pierpont. and dining rooms of the North
its contain-elements that surveys nounced in June the establish- Campus Commons until they can
indicate married students desire. i Student housing composes a us ti t ey
rnent of a new doctoral program use dining facilities at Bursley
With married student housing in educational research. Program large share of current construe- next year
needs expected to be sufficiently director Byron G. Massialas. said tion projects, with new living These new housing facilities r
met for several years, the com- that the Social Science Education spaces for 600 upperclass and North Campus, along with Resi-
mittee plans to push for Univer- Doctoral Program will prepare re- graduate students in the Cedar dential College housing for about
sity-operated single student apart- searchers in social science educa- Bend complex scheduled to open 1200 should provide sufficient dor-
ments this fall. tion at elementary and secondary this fall. initory space for University stu-
See STUDENT, Page 7 school levels. Eventually, Cedar Bends I and dents for a long time, according to
housing administrators, since un-
dergraduate enrollment is being
strictly limited with a freezing of
Join T Michigan Dail-- the freshman admission level at
the level of last fall's admissions-
about 4700.
Signficant construction projects
Chance for .Eaoutside of the student housing area
include a new dental building, sev-
--n T t.., a.4. m,,, - , T., r eral parking structures, a Univer-

delayed enough by strikes to be

Room,. Board
Rates Steady
In the face of rising costs and
a less-than-hoped-for increase in
state funds, the Regents decided
to hold tuition and room and
board rates steady as they ac-
cepted the 1966-67 budget.
Initial acceptance of the bud-
get was made at the June meeting
to prepare the University to en-
ter the new fiscal year July 1, but
at the time a final breakdown of

residence hall buildings, an office
building and a classroom building.
The Regents had approved a
general plan for the college in
April, but ons te condition that
costs be cu.t sufficienrtly so itha
differential tuition and room and
board rates would not be needed.
Reduce Costs
The plans were sent to the ar-
chitects to makQ changes and re-
duce costs by over $1 million.
When the faculty planning com-
mittee for the residential college
saw the changes that resulted,
they strongly protested that such
alterations threatened the Mccess
of the college.
They objected, for example, to
the separation of offices and class-
rooms into two buildings. It was
even believed that certain com-

Open ing


A new University Events Build-
ing, to be completed in 1967, is be-
ing built with "athletic revenues."
This project has been criticized by
students who object to the using
of money taken from student fees
for intramural programs, for the
Events Building construction.
The Charles S. Mott Children's
Hospital, scheduled for compie-
tion by 1968, is being jointly fi-
nanced from a gift and University
funds. Final estimates for the
building submitted last winter in-
dicatedcosts wouldbe greater
than first expected and that the
University would have to supply
more funds than it had planned
A new graduate library, fi-
nanced by a federal grant and pri-
vate gifts, will be constructed
south of the General Library, at
the site of the old West Physics
Building, which was torn down
this past summer.

the budget was not ready. mittee members might resign from
The general funds budget came working on the college if changes
to $77,783,516, of which $57,994,- then proposed were accepted.
886 came from the Legislature. However, committee members,
This represented an increase of architects and adminitrators were
$6,739,000 over state funds re- able to work out a cotp;'omnise.

ceived last year.
The University had requested an
increase of about $15,600,000. Gov.1
Romney had recommended an in-
crease of about $5.5 million,
which the Legislature raised.
A major cut in the budget was
the elimination of funds for ex-
pansion of the Center for Re-
search on Learning and Teaching
Last year the Regents decided
that cuts in the budget necessitat-
ed raising tuition and room andj
board rates. That year the Uni-
versity had requested an increase
in state funds of $13,250,000 but
received only $7,160,000 more.
This year the Regents have de-
cided to cut $7,733,535 from plan-

Their plan, the o «i'-[proved by'
the Regents, reinsated $350.000 of
jhe costs cut after the Aptil Re-
gents meeting,
Most of this money w, ill go to-
ward excavating most of the b e-
ment space under the buildings.
Much of this space will be le tuin-
nifished until funds, possibly irom
the donor campagn that xas al-
ready started, are provided.
University architects envision
about six months more work of
drawing up detailed plans and
taking bids on the constructipn,
which will probably start next
Final Plan
The final plan may be summnar-


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ned expenses. ized as follows:
In making their cuts the ad- -There will be two tyues of
See FEES, Page 6 See REGENTS, Page 6

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When you come to 420 Maynard
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Daily, you may have some of these

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sity events building, administra-
tion building, medical science
building, a children's hospital and
a graduate library.
Theddental building is being fi-
nanced by a combination of state
appropriations, federal funds and
gifts. Both parking structures-the
Washington Street structure to
accompany the dental building
and the East Medical parking
structure-are being financed from
parking program revenue.
Medical Science II construction
is being financed from state ap-
propriations and federal funds.
The construction of a new ad-
ministration building, which is go-
in tin adiacnt+ +othe Student

Class Rankings Sent to Boards

In response to a University an-
nouncement that it is compiling
and sending the class ranks of all
male students to their draft
b o a r d s, Student Government
Council is sponsoring an all-cam-
pus referendum on the policy.
In this vote students will have
a chance to express their opinion
of the University's decision to
comply with the Selective Service
System, but the result of the vote
will not effect University policy,
according to Vice-President fcr

that boards expected to receive!
class ranks for a classification re-
view in late July.
At that time, Smith said, "We
must do this to protect the stu-
dent." He added that students had
two weeks to request the Univer-
sity not to send class ranks if they
so wished.
The University was in the same
position as every other school in

a move "to defeat the *use of class
rank for draft deferments" not
to compute an all-male class rank
list as required by Selective Ser-
vice officials. The college regis-
trar then followed the instructions
of the motion and compiled the
usual list of men and women.
0 Yale University revised its
policies by asking students if they
wanted the information sent in-

the nation with draftable males. stead of going ahead and sending
But they have not all made the the information without asking.



I same decision as the University. I


1 Hairvard colleg Te Dan .John

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