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January 20, 1961 - Image 7

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Committee To Run Program

"aD"One of the principal problems
town campus of Hunter College "If the Reading and Discussion in the past has been to stimulate
ortly. It willbe the third formed Program continues at the Univer- and maintain lively discussion,"
the last two years. sity, it will be run by a permanent, he commented. "The addition of
Phe other two, the Student Com- semi-autonomous student-faculty student seminar leaders as well
committee," Roger Seasonwein, '61,
ttee for United Political Action chimanoge rame,', as faculty members may alleviate
id United Student Voice, dis- chairman of the Program and this problem."
>peared a year after their organ- member of Student Government The student seminar leaders will
ation in the fall of 1958. Council, said yesterday. be chosen in the spring so that
This latest move in politicking is The Reading and Discussion they may study their topic over
ing led by Bronx councilman-at- Program, which was begun in 1958, the summer and plan their pre-
g Asinvolves students' reading in the sentations more adequately.
summer and faculty-led fall semi- The projected committee would
To Confer nars on topics selected the pre- meet regularly, he said, to con-
CHAPEL HILL-Students from vious spring. sider the program's general pro-
e University of North Carolina, Position Tenuous gress as well as areas of expan-
uke, North Carolina College and "The Program is in a very sion.
ake Forest, along with a group "Most of the work in actually
Chapel Hill, N. C., residents, nuous position and may ot administering the program will be
ecided Wednesday night to con- continue next year because there ~ dmnstrigthapora-
rith Wdanheatregh mane has been almost no interest in it done by students, however," Sea-
rwith local theatre managers nheprofCnc mmrs sonwein commented.
incerning integration, on the part of Council members. snencmetd
"TheCunils ricialco-n.e Three Divisions
The group has been picketing "The Council's principal con- The Reading and Discussion
vo local segregated theatres, but tributions to the Reading and Dis- Program is currently divided into
,cided "to confer with the theatre cussion heretofore have consisted three areas. These are the fresh-
anagement to see if some way of money," he added. man reading program, the regular
)uld be found to open motion Seasonwein said that if the pro- reading and discussion program
.ctures to all citizens," according gram continues, there will be sev- and the between-semesters read-
David Dansby, a spokesman for eral changes in the way in which ing program.
ae executive committee. it is run. Next semester the program will
begin a new series of faculty dis-
cussions, Seasonwein announced.
6erT O id'P fle Stu 1. "e will attempt to hold bot
fer To Aid Pollen Studies discussions which will present
diverse faculty views on the same
subject," Seasonwein said.
"Finally we decided on the pol- Prof. McLean added that al- The freshman program, which
n chamber." though the present studies have was begun this year, discussed
Departments Assist confined themselves to ragweed, Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "The
The meteorology and botany Brothers Karamazov." "The pro-
epartments are also working with e quantitative data gathered gram had a strong participation.
he allergy clinic on the experi- from the chamber is also applic- One problem caused by the fresh-
ients. able to grass, tree, mold spore man program, however, was that
"Our studies have yielded some and other such allergic conditions. many freshman stayed away from
esults so far. We've found that "Asthma, a common result of the regular program's seminars,"
ollen counts are higher on the allergies in terms of time lost he said.
dge of a city and around a newly from work, is the third most com- Seasonwein said the regular
lowed field, which provide good mon illness, seminar program has made con-
rowing ground for ragweed. "We are trying to understand siderable progress in its three
"New housing developments also the basic causes for these condi- years. The first program, held in
ave higher pollen counts," he tions and to improve the treat- 1958, was an interdisciplinary sur-
aid. ment," he said. vey of the 1920's.




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