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GIGlioe ips '1
(First of a series)
While Michigan's state-supported universities squabble over funds,
students and expansion of their facilities, a six-year-old cooperative
educational project is flourishing in the Midwest. The University, the
other "Big Ten" institutions and the University of Chicago have pool-
ed research and faculty resources as members of the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC).
The scope of the brganization is re lected in a total of 40 joint
programs which it has made possible between the participating
Faculty research projects stimulated through meetings between
corresponding departments of member schools range from an in-
depth study of the role of the university in midwestern economic
development to joint research efforts on special science instruction.
Traveling Scholars
Student benefits are focused on the graduate departments. The
CIC "Traveling Scholar" agreement permits a graduate student
from any member school to study for two quarters or one semester at
another member university without meeting resident requirements
or paying special fees.





To ether

Thus students have access to particular strengths of various
institutions in the form of a faculty member highly qualified in a
special area, special libraries and equipment. The University'1 rep-
resentative for the program is Vice-President for Research and
Graduate School Dean Ralph Sawyer.
Since the 11 universities together produce about 30 per cent
of the doctoral degree holders (although comprising only 6.1 per
cent of those institutions granting doctorates), the opportunities
granted graduate students extend considerably beyond the Midwest.
Recent joint effort in a graduate area culminated in the Far
Eastern Languages Institute at the University last summer. The
faculty was drawn from the teaching staffs of CIC schools. Students
came to the University session from Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge,
Harvard, the Universities of California, Hawaii and other institutions.
On a broader scale 26 foreign languages and dialects recently
have been called "most critical" in United States foreign relations
by a CIC group.
But because many of these critical tongues are esoteric, student
enrollment at any one institution had not justified the faculty
needed. In order to solve the problem, member school deans have
begun to plan and administer language expansion within the CIC

Cooperative planning also continues in such fields as geology
and geography, areas in which studies are underway or field labora-
tories have been utilized since individual facilities are prohibitively
Recognition that the Midwest has failed to maintain economic
growth equal to some other regions prompted a project of immed-
iate and long-range significance, Deans and CIC business schools
are researching sources of the Midwest economic lag.
Grass Roots Effort
To encourage faculty leadership in planning new projects, the
CIC utilizes what is called a "seed grant fund": it appropriates
small grants from the Carnegie funds to give inter-institutional
faculty groups who wish to pursue an academic problem jointly.
In order to support and develop new programs in areas ranging
from psychology research to "human rights," grass roots faculty effort
was necessarily strong, Administrative Dean Robert Williams reports.
Williams is the University's representative to the CIC planning board.
He returned yesterday from a conference in Chicago-one of the
group's few large-scale meetings-where some new ideas for future
cooperative efforts were revealed.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow)



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Alter Course Evaluations

fRevised course evaluations
forms for the literary school will
be made available in April. As a
result of an experiment conducted
by the faculty Committee on Col-
lege Teaching last December, the
new forms will be considerably
Senios Aid
K Counslees
CAt Seminar
Students counseled s t u d e n t s
yesterday as the literary college
steering committee sponsored its
second student counseling seminar.
In sharp contrast to the first
seminar, held last fall, yesterday's
session drew substantial numbers
of counselees and praise from
nearly everyone concerned. Its
chief organizer, former steering
committee chairman David Pass-
man, '64, estimated that 300 stu-
dents were counseled during the
two-hour session. Last fall's sem-
inar attracted a total of six par-
At the seminar, roughly two
dozen seniors from eight depart-
ments offered advice and opinions
-not always flattering-on pro-
fessors, courses and requirements
in their departments. Conversa-
tions between student counselor
and student counselee ranged from
broad discussions of the scope of
various disciplines to specifics on
the value and difficulty of par-
ticular courses.
Some participants brought reg-
istration materials and made out
schedules on the spot.
Acid Test
Because of last fall's failure, the
steering committee considered
yesterday's seihinar the acid test
of the student counseling con-
cept, Passman said. "Our aim was
to get it off the ground, and
we've done that today."
Five of six students interviewed
after the session agreed. Carol
Witt, '67, labeled it "very help-
ful," and Carol Dick, '65, said the
counselors "knew what they were
talking about."
Thomas Cahill, '66, noted that
the presence of more' than one
student counselor from each de-
partment offered a "cross-section"
of opinion.
Beyond Questions
"There's no other way to get
this information--especially about
teachers - except through the
grapevine," William Mrozek, '67,
added. And Joan Silverman, '67,
said the counselors "went way be-
yond the questions" in giving ad-
Dissenting, Victor Ptasznik, '67,
complained that "some counselors
didn't know about the elementary
courses. I didn't gain much and
am kind of disappointed."
The counselors themselves were
enthusiastic. Political science ma-
jor Larry Jackier, '64, said that his
position in counseling was "a frank
one," adding that this was prob-
ably the only place students could
receive well-informed counseling
on such a candid basis,

The p r e v i o u s questionnaire
called for "free response answers"
to four general questions. "These
were very vague-we got all kinds
of responses, seldom finding items
very useful," Prof. Louis I. Briggs
of the geology department and
chairman of the committee noted.
The new procedure is therefore
more specific. For instance, the
form asks for an evaluation of the
use of class time, the pace of pre-
sentation, the availability of out-
side help, the structure of class
procedure and the subject matter
of the course,
Comment Space
There is space for additional
comments, questions and sugges-
tions for both the course and the
instructor, as well as for notes
on specific ways the course has
influenced attitudes, interests, and
The new form grew out of an
experiment prompted by discon-
tent with the old questionnaire.
The committee, including Prof.
Briggs, Stanford Ericksen, direc-
tor of the Center for Research on
Learning and Teaching, Prof. Wil-
liam B. Palmer of the economics
department, Prof. George A. Peek,
Jr., of the political science depart-
ment, and Prof. Stephen J. Tonsor
of the history department, devised
and administered the new form
for the first time in December.
Diverse Classes
Teachers in the language, his-
tory, political science, history, psy-
chology, geology, and physics de-
partments gave the evaluation
form to a limited number of
'We tried to get the big lectures
as well as several recitation sec-
tions and labs," Prof. Briggs said.
Faculty members also received
forms asking what questions they
wanted answered by class evalu-
ations. Their concerns were much
the same as those of students he
However, faculty members dif-
fered significantly in their lesser
emphasis on how much their
course has stimulated intellectual
curiosity in their subject matter.
Lack Cooperation
Prof. Briggs pointed out that a
frequent problem which arises in
administering these tests, is lack
of student cooperation. 'We con-
tinually get the remark -that if
the questionnaire goes out in the

last half of the class period most
students get up and leave," he
He hopes to avoid this by sug-
gesting teachers distribute the
forms during the first half hour,
and continue class once they are
filled out.
But there is no question that
course evaluations can be very val-
uable, he said. For the good teach-
er, these can be used as basis for
promotion. For the poor teacher,
they may remain a personal thing
which can be used to improve
teaching methods.
"We have a good committee and
have put a good deal of thought
into the revised questionnaire. We
hope to give instructors more rele-
vant information about their work
this year," he added.
Orders Rice.
T'o Integrate
HOUSTON (P-A district judge
said yesterday Rice University
trustees can ignore an 1891 found-
er's document and enroll Negroes
and charge tuition.
Attorneys for two former Rice
students opposing integration and
tuition fees said they will file a
motion for a new trial, the first
step toward appealing yesterday's
Judge William M. Holland's
ruling followed advisory decisions
he received Feb. 21 from a jury
which had heard the district court
trial in which Rice trustees con-
tended integration and the lack of
tuition fees prevented them from
operating a university of the first
The jury ruled that William
Marsh Rice, the founder of the
private institution, had intended
to establish such a university for
white students who would pay no
The trustees contended the ob-
jectives spelled out in an inden-
ture signed by Rice in 1891 were
in conflict with modern day con-
Holland made his ruling after
hearing three hours of argument
by attorneys on motions seeking
judgments favoring both sides.

Draft Law
WASHINGTON (P) - Key ad-
visers have recommended to Pres-
ident Lyndon B. Johnson that the
draft registration age be lowered
to give the war on poverty a head
start in rehabilitating needy
youths, a high source said yester-
However, the White House is
concerned lest this be interpreted
as a move to speed up induction
into military service.
An example of this sensitivity is
the prompt denial drawn by a re-
port the registration age would be
lowered from 18 to 17. White
House Press Secretary Pierre Sal-
inger said:
"This is totally false. It has not
been considered."
Not Before 18
At about the same time, a White
House source said privately the
precise age hasn't been decided-
it might be 16, 17 or 171/2-but
that in any event no one would be
inducted into the armed forces
before reaching the present draft
u;e of 18.
Actually, current draft calls are
mainly in the 22- to 23-year brack-
The President already has or-
dered that, beginning July 1, all
draft law registrants will be ex-
amined when they reach 18 to de-
termine whether they meet the
physical, mental and educational
standards of the armed forces.
Recommend Counsel
Under the present program, be-
gun last month by the President,j
those who fail these pre-induction
physicals on mental or educa-
tional grounds are referred to 10-1
cal offices of the public employ-{
ment service for counseling and
-The anti-poverty recommenda-
tions would take this two steps
-By lowering the registration
age, those who need help would be'
pinpointed from six months to
two years sooner than under theI
regulations which go into effectI
July 1.1
-Those who fail to measure up
on mental or educational groundsI
would be given a chance for a spe-
cial hurry-up training program in4
special work schools.

I .. . .. _ .ter ..

Court Reverses Decision,



South Wins
First Round
In Senate
opponents won a first-round skir-
mish yesterday when the Senate
moved into the long-awaited battle
over the administration's civil
rights bill.
Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield of Montana, urging sen-
ators to "seek the national good
in its noblest terms," moved for-
mal 'consideration of the House-
passed bill.
The southerners successfully
employed delaying tactics to pre-
vent introduction of the motion to
consider the bill at a time when
it would not have been debatable.
They thus demonstrated anew
their parliamentary skill and un-
derscored the probability that the
developing struggle will be pro-
longed and hard-fought.
Under Senate rules, Mansfield
could have moved consideration of
the measure during the morning
hour and the motion would not
have been debatable.
If offered after the morning
hour, the motion to consider is de-
batable and opponents are expect-
ed to debate it-some call it a
filibuster--for at least a week.
Then, if the bill is finally ad-
vanced to consideration, the ma-
jor battle, involving a much long-
er filibuster, is in store.
The first-round tactical victory
went to forces led by Sen. Rich-
ard B. Russell (D-Ga) when they
managed to fill up the morning
hour with a reading of the Jour-
nal of Senate activities last Fri-
day and amendments to the jour-
Supporters of the House-passed
civil rights measure claim a ma-
jority in the Senate favors it.

VICTORS-Newly-elected officers of . Assembly,
Maxine Loomis, president, and Jane Worman,
Both officers intend to further campus awarene
through greater Assembly action and service.
Elect Loom is, or
To. Assembly Of fh
Maxine Loomis, '65N, and Jane Worman, '66, w
bly Association president and vice-president, respect
Presidents' Council yesterday.
Miss Loomis, current Assembly vice-president
and will replace Assembly president Charlene Hager,
installation, March 20.
Emphasizing "participation, communicationa
Miss Loomis said she intends to exploit every a
particularly dormitory house coun-
cils and residents, to make As-
sembly function at its best. She(

Must Display,
.5Y.... ActualMai
Denies Public Official
Right To Ask Damages
Without Intent Shown
preme- Court unanimously threw
out yesterday a $500,000 libel judg-
ment awarded a Montgomery city
. bofficial in a suit against the New
York Times and four Negro min-
ie <*'.* Q ? "+ In so doing, the court laid down
Association are a constitutional standard that a
vice-president public official 'may not recover
vce Aresenbly damages for a defamatory false-
ess of Assembly hood relating to his official con-
duct without a showing of actual
malice, of knowledge the statement
was false or reckless disregard of
m ctfwhether or not it was false.
Justice William J. Brennan
wrote the court's decision. While
s it was unanimous, three justices
said it did not go far enough.
Press Freedom
Justices Hugo L. Black and Ar-
thur J. Goldberg, in separate con-
ere elected Assem- curing opinions, expressed regret
ively, by Assembly that the court did not lay down
a doctrine of unconditional free-
ran uncontested dom of the public and press to
'64, at the officer criticize official conduct.
Justice William O. Douglas not-
and cooperation," ed that he agreed with both con-
vailable resource, curring opinions.
The libel suit was based on
publication of an advertisement in
the Times of March 29, 1960. The
luture advertisement had statements
critical of the handling of racial
demonstrations in Montgomery.
Won Award
L. B. Sullivan, police commis-
sioner of Montgomery, won the
N BRYANT award in the circuit court of
ies that failed to Montgomery County with a con-
luring formal rush tention that several paragraphs in
ures. the advertisement would be taken
ouses, Kappa Al- as reflecting on him.
Brennan's main opinion said the-
Alpha Phi Alpha, Alabama law of civil libel, in-
men during open volved in the case, was a form of
ain their present regulation that creates hazards
to protected freedoms markedly
Psi currently has greater than those that attend re-
ording to its pres- liance upon the criminal law.
Ratcliff, '64E. "We The Alabama rule of law, Bren-
n on campus and nan said, was not saved by its
use," he said. allowance of the defense of truth.
ain House State Power
pha which pledged Brennan added that "the Con-
house at present. stitution delimits a state's power
'ding to chapter to award damages for libel in ac-
Marshall, '64E, it tions brought by public officials
y the fall of 1965. against critics of their official
Lambda has not conduct. Since this is such an ac-
pen rushing pro- tion, the rule requiring proof of
president Stephen actual malice is applicable."
said that reten- (Prof. Marcus Plant of the Law
p's house depends School, commenting on the Su-
f the rush. preme Court decision last night,
fraternities, Phi said, "It appears from newspaper
fraEilonii Phi reports that the Supreme Court
d Tau Epsilon Phi has given constitutional sanction
a formal rushand to the prixilege of "fair com-
effort to pledge ment" as that privilege is gener-
er. ally recognized at common law.
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cM' Cagers Upende4

, by Purdue, 81=,79
Purdue stunned the NCAA-bound Michigan basketball team 81-79
in the last game of the regular season last night at Yost Field House,
knocking the Wolverines into a Big Ten title tie with Ohio State.
Michigan lost a chance for its first outright conference cham-
pionship since 1948 in the last two minutes of the game. Cazzie
Russell's jump shot had put the Wolverines up, 77-74, at this point.
But Purdue guard Mel Garland sank a jumper and a free throw
to make the score even.
After Russell missed a short jumper in the midst of a group of
Boilermaker defenders, Purdue took the ball down court and called
time out at 1:30. The Boilermakers stalled until 44 seconds were left
in the game. Then Bob Purkhiser broke loose to the right of the
basket and popped in a shot jumper.
Blew Shot, Tip
The Wolverines, down 79-77, raced the ball down court. Russell
missed a shot, Larry Tregoning tipped it up, and Purdue took con-
trol of the ball. Bill Buntin fouled Purkhiser in an attempt to get

"warned" the presidents that she
would demand "work on every-
one's part."
Miss Worman, presently Assem-
bly secretary, defeated Jane Fein-
berg, '65, and Mary Jo Schiller,
Miss Worman sees her future
role as "an internal leader" of
Assembly. "The strength of As-
sembly lies in unification and ex-
change of ideas," she said.
Both officers foresee housing
and trimester problems as impor-
tant issues next year.
Miss Loomis noted that' some-
thing must be done to accommo-
date the increasing number of
freshman women coming to the
University and to restructure stu-
dent government to include the
summer semester.
Miss Worman's main goal is to
see that foreign students are given
the opportunity to live in resi-
dence halls.
She said that many times for-
eign students do not receive in-
formation about dormitories and
so do not have the chance to
apply for residence.
Petitioning for other Assembly
offices and committee chairmen
will close at 5 p.m. today with in-
terviewing scheduled for this eve-

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