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Group Views
Student Rights
With selective admission, at-
tendande at the University is a
privilege, but once a student has
arrived he has rights which come
from his contract with the Univer-
sity,, workshop D of the Confer-
ence on the University contended
yesterday.
When a student enters some
rights were stripped from him it
was noted. There is a difference
between the rights given in a Uni-
versity situation and those given
in a civil society. The ones which
are allowed are often granted for
the educational soundness di-
vorced from civil rights.
Vice President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis noted that
when a person is admitted to the
University a part of admission
must be an acceptance of Univer-
sity policies.
Student Argument?
There is often an egalitarian ar-
gument used by students that they
are peers with the administration
and faculty, it was reported.
Often this argument is decried
on the basis of the fact that stu-
dents are at the University for less
time than the other two groups.
However, delegates felt that gen-
erations may change radically in
view but that year to year stu-
dent changes are not as extensive.
Included in consideration must
also be the mobility of faculty
from one school to another.
Some delegates contended that
how students acted was a direct
reflection upon the society which
produced them. They noted that
it seemed students did not recog-
nize, their own power and conse-
quently the compact between them
and the University must be more
clearly defined.
Others commented that even
when the compact is spelled out,
students don't use what is avail-
able to them.
Students Not Equal
Union President Robert Finke,
'63, mentioned that perhaps stu-
dents should not be considered
equal to administration and fac-
ulty since these two groups bring
experience and age to any deci-
sion-making process.
It was pointed out that students
bring freshness and closeness to
any such process.
Delegates argued that the stu-
dent is the conscience of the Uni-
versity and as such should protest
loudly and "outrageously."
It was also suggested that if
students are to protest they can
not be within the "company struc-
ture." It would behmore effective
if they were without and could
thus protest very loudly.
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Talk Centers
On 'U' Housing
Assuming that money would be
available to meet the needs, what
problems would present them-
selves if the enrollment of the
University next year were 40,000
students, instead of the present
25,000?
The Conference Committee dis-
cussing campus planning and res-
idence halls posed for themselves
this question, and sought agree-
ment on the solution of these
problems.
The discussion, not surprisingly,
dealt primarily with the difficul-
ties of housing so large a number.
Agreement that more facilities
would have to be provided led to
an extended discussion of the na-
ture these facilities would assume.
Improved Communication
The conferees revived and con-
sidered ideas they hoped would
lead to improved communication
between students and faculty. Pos-
sibilities mentioned would provide
for encouraging instructors to give
talks, seminars, and mealtime dis-
cussions in housing units, and for
construction of apartment-type
housing for students, instructors,
and their families. Both of these
possibilities, it was generally felt,
would provide more communica-
tion and more extensive opportu-
nities for education.
The value of grouping students
of similar interests and pursuits
together in housing units was ar-
gued at length, with many of the
delegates insisting on the value of
exposing the student to a wide
variety of people during his under-
graduate residence in University
units.
One delegate explained that
even at the graduate level, stu-
dents often seek this diversity in
their acquaintances. The different
viewpoints present in graduate
houses of the quadrangles make
life there attractive to the resi-
dents, he said.
Flexible System
From the debate over the rela-
tive merits of specialized and di-
versified housing came the sug-
gestion that both types be made
available in a flexible system
which could change yearly with
the wants and needs of the resi-
dents.
The group also took up the
question of changes in architec-
ture styles. These changes make
long-term architectural planning
difficult, the committee recognized,
adding that theuniversity has a
"didactic and aesthetic responsi-
bility."
One speaker complained of the
"little enclaves 'of ugliness" which
dot the campus today..
In considering residence halls,
the committee devoted almost no
time to reviewing the rules requir-
ing dormitory residence of women
and of freshmen men. An estimate
that eliminating this rule would
not greatly change the residence
hall population went unchal-
lenged.
Members of the committee urged
that the real difficulty would not
be in accommodating a large num-
ber of students, but in "accommo-
dating the individual."

In Admissions
The reason for the intense con-
cern of the University about ad-
mission policy is apparent in light
of the population growth.
This was the consensus reached
by the delegates in the workshop
on admissions.
The real problem arises in de-
ciding how the state is going to fi-'
nance the predictedincrease in
the number of students desiring
to attend college.
First Significant Increase
Byron Groesbeck, Assistant Di-
rector of Admissions, noted that
the first significant increase will
occur around 1964 and 1965 when
there is expected to be at least a
35 per cent increase. Policies will
have to be evolved to guide in the
admissions of both in-state and
out-of-state students by that time.
It was pointed out that at pres-
ent no qualified Michigan students
are denied admission to the Uni-
versity and the proportion of out-
of-state students is restricted to
one-third.
The solution of asking the Leg-
islature to increase appropriations
to take care of this potential en-
rollment increase also involves the
problem of the small number of
taxpayers. Due to the large young
population in Michigan who do
not pay taxes, the burden of cost
falls on relatively few citizens.
Other Sources
Another suggestion was to have
the University look to other
sources for aid. Since the Univer-
sity has national prestige, per-
haps it should receive national fi-
nancial aid, at least, for its gradu-
ate and professional schools.
On the issue of the need for
more communication between fac-
ulty, students, and administrators
it was suggested to improve these
channels through greater availa-
bility. The faculty and adminis-
trators might adopt the practice
of exchange visits during working
hours.
There was also a proposal to
have an informal dinner meeting
monthly of students, faculty, and
administrators to discuss a topic
of current University interest.
Another topic discussed was the
possibility' of continued explora-
tion of the ,utilization of Univer-
sity resources. The University
should determine if it is making
full and efficient use of academic
and non-academic resources in
maintaining the quality of educa-
tion of its students.

Of Faculty
A workshop on the responsibility
of the faculty to the University,
the profession and society con-
cluded that responsibility could
not be divided in such a manner
but had to be considered from an
overall viewpoint.
It was noted that one of the
characteristics of our day was to
categorize our lives and that this
was unrealistic and tragic, espe-
cially for the scholar. The confer-
ees also agreed that it was better
not to divide a faculty member
into an academic or research per-
son but to treat him as a whole
person.
It was also agreed that in-
creased communication was neces-
sary between faculty members and
students. Panhellenic Association
President Ann McMillan, '63, said
that many sorority houses felt
embarrassed to invite faculty
members for dinner because only
a small part of the house would
stay around to talk to them after-
wards.
DeWitt C. Baldwin, Co-ordina-
tor of the Office of Religious Af-
fairs suggested that a few profes-
sors be named as attached to dif-
ferent resident units to map out
a pattern of academic communi-
cation within the group.
Workshop co-leader Prof. An-
drew DeRocco of the chemistry
department noted that being in a
faculty member's home is more
than Just a social event for the
student but the demonstration of
a commitment to scholastic life.
Commenting on the effect the
size of the University has on com-
munication it was agreed that the
large size was a detriment. It was
pointed out, however, that the
small school has a disadvantage in
that by its limited admission pol-
icy it picks one's friends 'for him.
Prof. Brymer Williams of the
chemical engineering department
warned that "there is a point
where chumminess can interfere
with the learning process.
Romney Refuses
To Set Tax Stand
George Romney, Republican
candidate for governor refused
yesterday to say whether he be-
lieves a state income tax is neces-
sary to solve Michigan's financial
problems.

Cite Problems IExamine RoleI

(Author of "I Was a Teen-age Dwarf", "The Many
Loves of Dobie Gillis", etc.)

Ask Flexibility,
Smaller Units
A Conference on the University
workshop came up with three ma-
jor proposals aimed at improving
the University's educational func-
tions.
Headed by Prof. Marvin Felheim +
of the English department and R. j
Andrew Hawley, Grad., the group
suggested: 1) more flexibility in
course options and teaching meth-
ods; 2) the establishment of
small educational units within the
University, each of which would
be a largely self-contained unit;
and 3) more integration of the
various areas of study, encourag-
ing students to relate them to one
another.
The first proposal, for more flex-
ibility in curriculum, was submit-
ted by Prof. Lowell W. Beach of
the education school. He estimated
that most of the quality of a stu-
dent's education depends on his
own quality and motivation with
the quality of the teacher being
the second biggest factor, and the
course of study having a relatively
small effect.
Therefore, the choice of courses
should be as wide and flexible as
possible, Prof. Beach said.
The group also advocated flexi-'
bility in another area: teaching
methods. Hawley called the pres-
ent mass-lecture system "outdat-
ed", since teaching machines can
now be employed to relate facts.
The group discussed such inno-
vations as teaching machines,
taped lectures, and greater stu-
dent participation in studies on
the freshman-sophomore level as
possible ways to free instructors
for teaching classes where person-
al contact is desirable.
The group's second proposal, the
establishment of smaller units
within the University, was sug-
gested to promote student-faculty
contact.
"Too many students are lost on
this campus, not in terms of iden-
tifying with a fraternity or soror-
ity, but in terms of their learning
experience," Prof. Beach noted.
Convert "Monsters"
Prof. Felheim asked, "Why not
convert a monster like South Quad
or Mary Markley into a school?"
These schools, the group decided,
would be miniature Universities,
each giving courses in several
areas of study, instead of special-
izing in any single discipline.
Living and classroom facilities
would be included with each of
these schools and the living units
would house both faculty and stu-
dents.
The third proposal, for de-
creased departmentalization in the
University cu rr i cuIum,W a s
brought up by Barbara Perlman,
'62. She suggested increased inter-
departmental communication,
commenting that departments
could benefit by keeping up with
developments in other 4epart-
ments.
The group noted that the es-
tablishment of smaller units in-
side the University might bring
presently isolated departments
closer to one another., However,
several members asserted that the
final responsibility for relating his
courses to another and to real life
lay with the student. .
In addition to its three propos-
als, the group viewed the growing
battle between research and
teaching for a professor's time.
William E. Stirton of the Dearborn
Center called research, instruction
and public service the three neces-
sary functions of the University.
"They are all essential, and I
feel that promotions should be
based on how well a person per-
forms all three functions," he said.
The group noted that freshman
and sophomore courses generally
suffer from the teacher shortage,
because 'advanced seminar classes
get the cream of the professorial

crop, while basic courses are often
run by teaching fellows.
Stirton suggested that the Jun-
ior College may be a hope for this
problem. The freshman and soph-
omore years could'be left to these
community schools, while the Uni-
versity would become strictly an
upperclass-graduate school, he ex-
plained.

Seek To Vary
Advice Levels
In its discussion on college coun-
seling programs, workshop group
K concluded that increased coun-
seling facilities of varying degrees
of 'centralization are the basic
need of college counseling pro-
grams.
Under the leadership of Senior
Psychiatric Counselor, Mrs. Mary
LeMore, and Nancy Prime, '63,
the group resolved that counseling
programs must develop at many
levels in order to meet the needs
of all strdents.
The group suggested the contin-
uation and expansion of present
counseling extension services of-
fered to Michigan se on dary
schools. It recommended that
these services, which include re-
ciprocal visits of University and
high school counselors, be extend-
ed to out-of-state schools.
Greater Personal Contact
Also advocated by the discussion
group was a greater personal con-
tact between counselors and' in-
coming students during the orien-
tation period.
The members concurred that a
greater number of counselors and
more detailed catalogue descrip-
tions are needed to improve the
present academic counseling ac-
tivity.
The counselor, in this category,
would organize, prepare and
transmit information to the stu-
dent and suggest other resources
he might use to gain additional
facts.
However, the group warned, aca-
demic counselors should not make
decisions for the .student, but
should let him take the initiative,
leaving him free to struggle and,
if necessary, make mistakes on his
own.
The final level of counseling that
the workshop recognized, was the
corrective function fulfilled by
various campus judiciary bodies.'
In this area, the group asked for
more broad, general rules to serve
an educational rather than a pro-
hibitive functign.
Merg "Divisions
Considering the existing coun-
seling services now offered by the
University, the workshop conclud-
ed that some of the overlapping
divisions should be merged to ren-
der the program more efficient.
It cited the curren't trend among
a c a d e m i c counselors toward
handling counselling as a full-
time separate function, a detri-
mental trend, since it tends to
widen the gulf betweenstudents
and teachers.
Those instructors who express a
particular interest in counseling
programs are often relieved of
teaching duties that give them a
real contact with the student body,
or, if the demands made on the
program are too great, IBM ma-
chines relieve faculty members of
their counseling duties, and all
student-faculty relations are gone.
Finally, the group considered
the problem of recruiting qualified
personnel to conduct the counsel-
ing programs, and how much
training, professional and practi-
cal, these counselors should have
in each field of study offered by
the University.
Regents Make
Appointments
Committee apriintments made
by the Regents were as follows:
Prof. William W. Bishop, Jr., of
the Law School, Committee on
American Institutions Lectureship
and Professorship, for a three-
year term, July 1, 1962, to June 30,
1965; Professors Irving H. An-
derson and Stanley H. Dimond,
executive committee of the edu-

cation school for three-year terms
ending May 31, 1965; Prof. A.
James French, executive commit-
tee of the Medical school for a
term from July 1, 1962 to June 30,
1963;
Professors Nelson M. Hauen-
stein and Robert A. Warner, ex-
ecutive committee of the musio
school for terms} of four. years,
endingJune 30, 1966, and Sept. 1,
1963, respectively; and Prof. Ed-
ward L. Walker, executive commit-
tee of the University Press, for
the term July 1, 1962 to Sept. 30,
1963.

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CRAM COURSE NO. 5: SHAKESPEARE
Continuing our series of pre-final exam cram courses, today we
take up the works of William Shakespeare (or "The Bard of
Avon" as lie is jocularly called).I
First let us examine the persistent theory that Shakespeare
(or "The Pearl of the Antilles" as he is affectionately referred
to) is not the real author of his plays. Advocates of this theory
insist that the plays are so full of classical allusions and learned
references that they couldn't possibly have been written by
the son of an illiterate country butcher.
To. which I reply, "Faugh!" Was not the great Spinoza's
father a humble woodcutter? Was not the immortal Isaac
Newton's father a simple second baseman? (The elder Newton,
incidentally, is one of history's truly pathetic figures. He was,,
by all accounts, the greatest second baseman of his time, but
baseball, alas, had not yet been invented.) It used to break
young Isaac's heart to see his father get up every morning, put
on uniform, spikes, glove, and cap, and stand alertly behind
second base, bent forward, eyes narrowed, waiting, waiting,
waiting. That's all-waiting. Isaac loyally sat in the bleachers
and yelled, "Good show, Dad 1" and stuff like that, but every-
one else in town used to snigger and pelt the Newtons with
overripe fruit-figs for the elder Newton, apples for the younger.
Thus, as we all know, the famous occasion came about when
Isaac Newton, struck in the head with an apple, leapt to his
feet, shouted, "Europa!" and announced the third law of.
- motion: "For every action there is an opposite and equal
reaction!"
(How profoundly true these simple words are I Take, for
example, Marlboro Cigarettes. Light one. That's the action.
Now what is the reaction? Pleasure, delight, contentment, cheer,
and comfort! And why such a happy reaction? Because you have;

Too often anxiety not to antag-
onize produced compromises and
middle of the road results, stu-
dents noted. Finke added that he
was not denying the students'
right to protest but hoped that it
would not go to the extremes
where it would be laughed at rath-
er than seriously considered.
Although some people feel that
a totalistic view of the University
cannot be made, it is necessary
the discussants commented.

- PROGRAM NOTES
Mark Schorer, biographer and from 3-6 p.m. and the show will
critic, will deliver the annual Hop- continue through June.
wood lecture, followed by the pres-
entation ofrthe Hopwood Awards Kabuki Group . .
for 1962. Schorer will speak on The Michigan Kabuki Music
"The Burdens of Biography" at Study Group will present a recital
4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Rackham under the auspices of the School
Lecture Hall. of' Music at 8:30 p.m. Monday in
Aud. A.
Thesauri Veteris.. Soviet Agriculture
Thesauri Veteris, with Felix "Soviet Agriculture in Transi-
Pappalardi, Jr., conducting, will " ie resnte by Trof.
present a program at 8:30 p.m. ion" will be presented by Prof-
tonight in Hill Aud. The program Chauncy D. Harris of the geo-
will include works by Purcell, Mo- graphy department of the Uni-
dart and Gabrieli, performed by a versity of Chicago Tuesday at 4:10
chamber orchestra, chorus and p.m. in Aud. C. The lecture is un-
brass ensemble. der the auspices of the department
of geography and the Russian Area
Campustown and Language Center.
Campustown, a show of paint- Band*Program ...
ing and drawings of Ann Arbor The North American Air De-
and, the University campus by fense Command Band, conducted
Milton Kemnitz, will be shown at by Major Mark Azzolina, U.S.A.F.,
the 'Forsythe Gallery. The open- will present a concert Tuesday at
ing reception will be held today 8:30 p.m. in Hill Aud.
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started with a happy cigarette-a felicitous blend of jolly to-
baccos, a good-natured filter, a rollicking flip-top box, a merry
soft pack. As Newton often said, "You begin with better
makin's, you end with better smokin's." Small wonder they
called him "The Swedish Nightingale!").
But I digress. Back to Shakespeare (or "The Gem of the
Ocean" as he was ribaldly appelated).
Shakespeare's most important play is, of course, Hamlet (or
Macbeth, as it is sometimes called). This play tells in living
color the story of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, who one night
sees a ghost upon the battlements. (Possibly it is a goat he
sees: I have a first folio edition that is frankly not too legible.)
Anyhow, Hamlet is so upset by seeing the ghost (or goat) that
he stabs Poldnius and Bare Bodkin. He is thereupon banished
to a leather factory by the King, who cries, "Get thee to a
tannery l" Thereupon Ophelia refuses .her food until Laertes
shouts, "Get thee to a beanery I" Ophelia is so miffed that she
chases her little dog out of the room, crying, "Out, out damned
Spot!" She is fined fifty shillings for, swearing, but Portia, in
an eloquent plea, gets the sentence commuted to life imprison-
ment. Thereupon Kpg Learand Queen Mab proclaim a festi-
val-compete with amateur theatricals, kissing games, and a
pie-eating contest. Everyone has a perfectly splendid time till

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