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SATURDAY, MAY 5, I962

GRADUATE POLICY:
Ford Cites Qualifications
For Foreign .Students

Panel Cites Means
To Better Lectures

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By BARBARA PASH
The same standards of admis-
sion are applied to foreign stu-
dents in the University graduate
school as to American students
who are non-residences of Michi-
gan, Associate D e a n Robert S.
Ford of the graduate school noted
recently.
Every student must have a good
scholastic record in order to be
eligible. "We don't have a mini-
mum grade point average, as in
some graduate schools. However,
the probablq minimum is from B
to B plus," he explained.
Before a foreign student is ac-
cepted by the graduate school,
he must pass an English language
test. This test is given by the
English Language Institute in the
student's home country.
Cites Credentials
Among the f o r e i g n students'
necessary credentials are his aca-
demic record, a passing grade on
the English examination and an
affidavit noting that he has ade-
quate financial backing to, sup-
port himself for a year in the
United States.
"After a year, fellowships may
be awarded to foreign students
with a strong scholastic record,"
he continued.
One of the major problems in
the graduate school is trying to
determines the equivalency of in-
stitutions of higher education
abroad with the University's
standards. "We accept foreign stu-
dents when it is determined that
they have the equivalent of a four
year Bachelor's degree and a good
academic record," he said.
Most graduate degrees are ad-
ministered through Rackham.
Each department in a, college,
however, has its own committee
which determines the acceptability
of the foreign applicants.
Advanced Degrees
"The graduate school is too big
to have just one committe examin-
ing every foreign applicant. We
offer advanced degrees in more
than 100 fields of specialization,"
Ford noted.
He explained that there is no
quota system in either the number
of foreign students from each na-
tion or the number of graduate
students in each department. The
high admission standards are
enough to restrict the number of
graduates.
The University receives many
applicants from foreign students
desiring to do their graduate train-
ing here.
"The reputation of the Univer-
sity abroad must be very good.
Our alumni overseas are v e r y
active." he said.

Of all the completed applica-
tions which the graduate school
receives, roughly 30-40 per cent are
accepted. The difference in educa-
tional systems is usually a prob-
lem to which the foreign stu-
dents must adjust, and they do
very rapidly, Ford commented.
Foreign universities tend to have
less rigid requirements and the
students are more on their own.
They usually have only one exam
a year, have very few term papers
and are not r e q u i r e d to go to
classes.
"But the foreign students seem
to like our more rigorous system
of education," Ford explained.

By DENISE WACKER
A four-man panel moderated by
Prof. Arthur M. Eastman of the
English department Thursday ex-
plored m e a n s of improving in-
structors' presentations of infor-
mation, particularly in large lec-
tures.
Prof. Edgar E. Willis of the
speech department opened the dis-
cussion w it h an explanation of
"How To Make a Good Lecture."
He asserted that everyone, with
or without f o r m a 1 training in
speech making, knows the basics of
captivating an audience, "but un-
fortunately many fail to put them
into good action."
He said there are three quali-
ties which every good lecturer must

Exodus to Vaughan

possess: c 1 a r i t y; delivery ("ad-
dressing students on their own
level is necessary"); and memora-
bility.
Television Uses
Prof. Richard D. Judge of the
medical school, cited the recent
advances in instructional uses of
television.
He said that while this medium
is restricted because of the large
expense and technical difficulties,
its use is quite desirable because
"the versatility, magnification abi-
lity, realism and privacy of tele-
vision enable it to be used a a fun-
nel through which educators can
pour any information we have."
Prof. Ford L. L e m I e r of the
audio-visual center illustrated to
the audience means of enabling
students to participate as directly
as possible to lectures.
Graphs Needed
To make meanings clear, re-
inforcements are sometimes neces-
sary. Clarity is the quality of a
good teacher-words alone are
not always sufficient. What re-
source is then left? Graphs, charts,
television, films, film strips and
the like," Prof. Lemler said.
Prof. H. Harlan Bloomer of the
speech clinic discussed control of
the voice and the importance of
this control in delivering an effec-
tive speech. "It is important to
look at the audience when one
addresses them," he commented.
"Whether or not you should talk
at all is a moral question and one
into which I won't go. But if you
are asking, you are obliged to be
as good as possible to your audi-
ence."
Council Hears
Committee's
Waiver Report
Jesse McCorry, grad, chairman
of the Student Government Coun-
cil Committee on Membership in
Student Organizations, issued a
statement recently saying that
the Sigma Nu waiver obtained
from its national does not neces-
sarily indicate compliance with
Council's policies of membership
selection.
The statement, read at Wed-
nesday's Council meeting, s a y s
that provisions and terms of the
waiver are only some of the fac-
tors the committee takes into con-
sideration when studying a waiver.
He noted theswaiver does not
exclude the chapter from being
called up for a violation on
occasion. Such violations might
include discrimination strictly on
the local level or the beginning of
subtle pressures from the na-
tional.
The Council passed a motion on
Homecoming which jointly dele-
gates the responsibility for the
weekend to the Michigan League
and the Michigan Union for one
year. After the year has passed,
the organizations may decide to
relinquish or continue to accept
the responsibility. The motion was
introduced by Union President
Robert Finke, '63.
Susan B r o c k w a y, '63Ed, and
Charles Mann, '64, have been
selected as co-chairmen by the
League and Union for next fall's
Homecoming.
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(Continued from Page 1)
only' 36 of the 3,000 students on
the main campus at Houghton and
at a branch at Sault Ste. Marie
are taking mining courses. Electri-
cal, civil and mechanical engin-'
eering now claim a majority of the
school's enrollment.
While Tech students do arrive
on campus toting extra jackets
and overshoes, coveralls and min-
ing boots no longer prevail.
Name Changes

That our
to draft
would be

The misconception, however,
does prevail. Tech officials are try-j
ing to quell this in part by chang-j
ing the name from Michigan Col-
lege of Mining and Technology to
Michigan College of Science and,
Technology. Officials feel this;
would more accurately reflect
Tech's current academic and re-
search programs. Van Pelt believes
the misconception has adversely
affected the growth of the school's{
physical facilities.
Mathematics and physics courses
are conducted in the campus' first
building, erected in 1890. TheI
school's library, a 1907 structure,
possesses seating facilities for only
three per cent of the students in-
stead of a recommended 25-33 per
cent. In addition, more than one-
third of the instruction is being1
given in condemned, temporary or<
obsolete buildings.
While Tech's physical plant is
valued at $27 million, only $9.5
million represent state funds, ac-
cording to Van Pelt. Through self-
liquidating bonds, apartments for
married students and two men's
dormitories have been built. A stu-
dent union was built in 1952, also
without benefit of taxpayer money.
Research Programs
Tech provides contributions to
the state, meanwhile, through its
many research programs. In the
Institute of Mineral Research,
new and improved uses of the
state's mineral resources are being
sought with the view of increasing
industry -and employment. A new
process offering hope to the state's
sulphide copper mining industry
has recently been developed there.
A $12 millionCelotex plant, em-
ploying 200 persons in the L'Anse
area, results from research con-
ducted by Tech's Forestry Pro-
ducts Research Center. The cen-
ter, occupying a temporary war-
time barracks-type building, oper-
ates under a legislative dictate to
seek new products for the utiliza-
tion of the Upper Peninsula's
timber.
The school's metallurgy depart-
ment is pressing research under
a $27,000 grant into the impurities
of metal, while the mining depart-
ment is working on a device to
split rock by electric force. By
means of the di-electric rock
breaking, the mining industry
would be provided a more efficient
way of shattering ore.
Humanities Courses
"Some 20 per cent of the courses,
however, revolve around the hu-
manities," Van Pelt says. Rather
than superficially s k i m m i n g
courses, a few courses are studied
in depth. Next fall, Tech plans to
introduce a course leading to a
master's degree in business ad-
ministration.
Registrar Thomas C. Sermon

predicts an 80 per cent increase in
enrollment between now and 1971,
provided adequate classroom and
laboratory space can be made
available. Because of a lack of
funds and a lack of space, the
Tech board of control last sum-
mer adopted a policy limiting main
campus enrollment to the 1960 fall
quarter level. This resulted in the
highest rejection rate since the
"GI bulge" immediately after
World War II.
Budget requests for the coming
year amount to $3.82 million for
the Houghton campus and $62,850
for the Sault Ste. Marie' campus.
These requests comprise parts of
a requested five year campus de-
velopment program amounting to
$21.4 million.
A formal request for constitu-
tional status has been presented
to the education committee of the
constitutional convention by Judge
Joseph M. Donnelly, chairman of
Tech's Board of Control. Judge
Donnelly explains that constitu-
tional status would provide flexi-
bility in planning essential to the
continued orderly growth of the
school.
Tech, operating on the quarter
system, lists its total charges for
tuition, board, room, fees and
books for the fall, winter, and
spring quarters at $1,047.
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"'A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE' is the first strong American film of
1962 and may well remain one of the year's best!"
-N. Y. Herald-Tribune
THE BOLDEST VIEW OF LIFE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!

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-Daily-Ed Langs
GEDDES MOVE-The residents of Geddes Co-op last Sunday were
moved by the University to Victor Vaughan Dormitory. Two weeks
before they were informed of the move by the Dean of Women's
office. It was necessary because architects working on the Oxford-
Geddes Project learned last month that the construction of the
new dormitories would require more time than anticipated, and
that Geddes, located on the project site, had to be razed during
the first week in May.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
aity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be

sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Building
before 2 p.m., two days preceding
publication.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
General Notices

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Fulbright Awards for university lec-
turing and advanced research have
been announced for 1963-64 in Europe,
the Near East, Far East, Africa and
South Asia. Those applying must be
S *s U.S. citizens; for lecturing, must have
a minimum of one year of college teach-
ing experience; for research, a doctoral
degree or recognized professional stand-
ing; in certain cases, a knowledge of the
language of the host country. For appli-
cation forms and additional informa-
tion write to: Conference Board of As-
sociated Research Councils, Committee
on International Exchange of Persons,
2101 Constitution Ave., Washington 25,
D.C. Deadline for filing an application
for these countries is Aug. 1, 1962. In-
i formation is also available locally at
the Fellowship Office, 110 Graduate
School.

BAHA'I WORLD FAITH
DEVOTIONAL SERVICE
"'In order to find truth we must give up our prejudices ,*, .
A rose is beautiful in whatsoever garden it may bloom! ...
We must not allow our love for any one religion ... so to
blind our eyes that they become fettered by superstition."
-Baha'i Writings
DEVOTIONS: Readings from the Scriptures of the Major
World Religions
SPEAKER: Jeanne Frankel, Baha'i pioneer in Asia and
Australia
SUNDAY, May 6, 1962 at 10:30 A.M.
Ann Arbor Community Center
625 N. Main

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S.G.C.
TONIGHT and Sunday at 7 and 9
Robert Ruark's
SOETHING OF VLUE
Rock Hudson, Sidney Poitier,

Dr. Harry Doukas, Program Director
for National Science Foundation Grad-
uate Fellowships will be available from
11 a.m. to 12 noon on Wed., May 9, in
118 Rackham Bldg., to meet any 1961-62
or 1962-63 N.S.F. Fellows who have
problems they wish to discuss. Advance
appointments are not necessary.
Graduating Seniors place your order
for caps and gowns now at Moe's Sport
Shop, 711 North University.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
will be held on Thurs., May 10 at 4:00
p.m., in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Banquet at the Michigan Union (An-
derson Room), at 7:00 p.m., the same
day. Reservations for banquet should
be made immediately at the office of
the Secretary-Treasurer, Hazel Losh,
Observatory, ext. 659.
Commencement Exercises-June 16
To be held at 5:30 p.m. either in the
Stadium or Yost Field House, depend-
ing on the weather. Exercises will con-
clude about 7:30 p.m.
All graduates as of June 1962 are eli-
gible to participate.
Tickets: For Yost Field House: Two
to each prospective graduate, to be dis-
tributed from Tues., June 5, to 12:00
noon on Saturday, June 16, at Cashier's
Office, first floor of Administration
Building. For Stadium: No tickets nec-
essary. Children not admitted unless
accompanied by adults.
(Continued on Page 4)
ORGANIZATION
NOTICES
Graduate Outing Club, Hike, May 6,
2 p.m., Rackham Bldg., Huron St. en-
trance.
India Students Assoc., Film: "Anari,"
May 5, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphithea-
tre. English synopsis will be available.

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