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Seventy-One Years of Editorial Freedom


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VOL. LXXH, No. 95


Regents React
'U' President Praises










'Excellent Philosophy'
Reed Committee Document Awaits
More Discussion, Possible Revision
The University's top policy makers gave a general endorsement
to the Office of Student Affairs Study Committee report yesterday-
but left the door open for suggestions and revision.
University President Harlan Hatcher praised the student-faculty
group for developing "an excellent philosophy of student affairs,
consistent with the educational goals of 'the University."
The, general concepts discussed in the report were "warmly
received" by the Regents when the University's governing board met
informally with the study commit-
tee Thursday night, he said.
To Hold, Line' --
But the President and the Re-
gents made it clear the report
was still to be considered a "pre-
liminary" one and that no official
- action. will come before the March
Regents meeting.
Enro lm ent Under the chairmanship of Prof.
John W. Reed of the Law School,
There'll be no major decline in the committee recommended a
the number of out-of-state stu- re-organization of the OSA and
dents on campus, University Presi- suggested one possible administra-
dent Harlan Hatcher promised. tive structure. This plan needs
yesterday. "careful and thorough exploration"
Reaffirming a belief in a "cos- by Vice-President for Student Af-
mopolitan" student body, the rUni- fairs James A. Lewis and other
versity will stand firm on main- educational authorities, President'
taining the policy behind its pres- Hatcher said.
ent figure of , 30 per cent non- Lewis said he would probably
Michigan residents. "We will con- be able to release the report on
tinue trying to make this highly Monday to Student Government
complex problem clearer in our Council, University Senate Stu-
own minds and to people outside dent 'Relations Committee, Alum-
the University," President Hatcher ni Association and other interested
said. parties. After hearing from these
Rep. William Romano (D-War- groups and discussing possible re-
ren) has vowed to renew efforts visions with the Reed committee,
to limit out-of-state enrollment to Lewis will present his final recom-
'10 per cent of the total. House mendations to the Regents.



Majority Leader Allison Green (R-
Kinkston) 'has lent support to
Romano, claiming that "the ratio
at the University should be more
'Cosmopolitan' Atmosphere'
Most of the legislators and the
general public want to maintain
a "cosmopolitan" atmosphere at
the University, President Hatcher
explaiied, but see problems if
"equally qualified" Michigan stu-
dents must be denied admission.
"The problem has been with us for
at least 150 years."
The issue is under "heavy dis-
cussion" by the administration
which is seeking to "get a better
picture of the complexion of the
student body," he said.;
Executive Vice-President Marvin
L. Niehuss saw problems arising
over the definition of the term1
"out of state student." "We prob-
ably have the most rigid one in
the country. A student can spende
ten years on campus, marry, nave
children, buy a home and payy
taxes on it, and maybe even vote
in Ann Arbor without being con-
sidered a Michigan resident by the
Strict Allegiance1
This policy is the result of, a
strict allegiance to the Michigan
constitution which says that resi-
dency can not be gained or lost
by students or those in the military
Pointing out some of the com-1
plications with the out-of-state
student issue, President Hatcheri
said that six per cent of these
students are foreign students.
"None of those seeking a limit on
out-state enrollment want to
lower this number of 'our-off
country' scholars."

Await Report
"The Regents will await the
final report with the hope that
in view of our discussions Thurs-
day night we may have a concise,
clear and creative statement of the
University's relationships to its
students," President Hatcher said.
"This statement is expected to
serve as a guide for the future
growth and development of the
non-academic life of the campus."
Regent Eugene B. Power said he
has received visits from alumni
concerned about the work of the
Reed group and that "they share
the same concerns as all of us
to form a policy in line with the
educational aims of the Univer-
Alumnae Meet
The Alumnae Council met with
the study committee during its
five months of discussion and urg-
ed the continuance of the Dean
of Women's office.
President Hatcher agreed that
many people outside the Univer-
sity have confused the Reed com-
mittee study with the unsuccess-
ful move to allow women visitors
in the men's quadrangles. "We've
been able to get then to distin-
guish between the two questions
insofar as we could discuss a non-
existent report with them. Once
the report is public, this difficulty
should disappear."'
The report which touched off
the OSA study will not be included
in the recommendations submitted;
to the Regents, Lewis said. '
The Student Relations Com-
mittee-the faculty group which,
advises Lewis-presented him with
a report urging major structural
and personnel; changes in the OSA,
last May. .

'U' Group Backs
Education Board
The Regents yesterday became
the first governing board to rati-
fy the proposed constitution of
the Michigan Coordinating Coun-
cil for Public Higher Education.
Meeting last Monday in East
Lansing, the council submitted the
constitution ratification to the
member boards. (The Regents,
Michigan State University's Board
of Trustees, Wayne State Univer-
sity's Board of Governors, the
State Board of Education, and
the Boards in Control of Michi-
gan College of Mining and Tech-
nology at Houghton, Ferris Insti-
tute at Big Rapids and Grand Val-
ley State College at Grand Rap-
Regent Eugene B. Power of Ann
Arbor, temporary chairman of the
council, reported that five of the
boards would have to approve the
constitution for It to be effected.
He said that only Ferris had indi-
cated it might not ratify.
Basic Objectives
Regent Power detailed three ba-
sic objectives in forming the coun-
cil: statewide coordination of
higher education, the orderly de-
velopment of higher education in
accord with the changing needs of
the state, and dissemination of
information regarding higher ed-
ucation to the 'people and the
The proposed constitution wouldS
provide for one delegate from the
governing board of each four-year
institution, the presidents of those
institutions, the superintendent of
public instruction, and two repre-
sentatives of all junior colleges.
The document also calls for at1
least four' meetings a year, and
provides that actions taken by the
council will be reported to the gov-
erning boards for any action that
may be required.-
Effective Means
Regent Power told the Regents
"this is perhaps the most effec-
tive means of coordination. Co-{
operation must come in one way
or another. Either we do it our-
selves, or theLegislature or the1
constitutional convention or both
wil do it for us."
Regent Donald M. D. Thurber
related the Ferris objection to the
Regents, recalling that "they ob-r
ject to the council's assuming the
planning function of programs,
services and facilities of other in-x
stitutions. They believe that the
various members have very -vest-I
ed interests," which presumably1
they would be unable to set aside.
Regent Power said that Ferris"
officials would be encouraged to
sit in with the council,

Profit Seen
Sports Editor
Despite a decrease in total re-
ceipts and a drop in football
revenue, athletic department prof-
its showed an increase of $22,130
for fiscal 1961 over the previous
The annual report of the Board
in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics, presented to the Regents
yesterday, pointed out that net
operating income (excluding ex-
penditures for physical plant ex-
pansion) rose from $38,331 in fis-
cal 1960 to $60,641 in 1961.
An increase of more than $45,000
in the financial aid plan was off-
set by a cut in total expenditures
and an increase of almost $25,000
in television revenues.
The financial statement covered
the period from June, 1960 to-June,
1961, thus reporting football rev-
enues for the 1960 season. Receipts
for 1961 were $1,267,628 compared
with disbursements of $1,207,166.
Fiscal 1960 figures showed receipts
of $1,284,755 and expenditures of
"This characteristic of the
Board's financial operations is a
sobering influence for it must' be
recognized that with an operating
budget of over $1,200,000, a net
return of $60,000 is a rather thin
The report also praised the
Western Conference's actions in
raising academic eligibility stan-
dards and approved the new Rose
Bowl contract with the Big. Five.
However, the Board expressed
strong disapproval with the Big
Ten in dropping the need factor
from the financial aid plan.
-See INCREASE, Page 6

-Daily-Paul Krynickie
RESHUFFLING-Former Vice-President and Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss (left) was trans-
ferred to the new post of Executive Vice-President by the Regents yesterday. Literary College Dean
Roger M. Heyns will take over Niehuss's old spot as soon as a new successor for Heyns is selected.

WSU Speaker Incites
Investigaton by Porter
Wayne State University officials will face questioning Monday
from Sen. Elmer R. Porter (R-Blissfield) concerning a speech by
a Communist on the campus Nov. 16. Herbert Aptheker had addressed
a meeting of the Independent

Socialist Club on "The Negro in
the Civil War."
At that time, Porter requested
that state police and agents from'
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tions attend the club's meeting.
Using the, police and FBI re-
port, plus a sound film of the
speech, as background, Porter will
journey to Detroit to confer with
WSU President Clarence B. Hill-
berry to discuss the matter.
Porter, who is chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Committee,
said he will also discuss the uni-
versity's upcoming legislative bud-
get allocation.

S osiums
To Show Films
On 'Idea' of 'U'
Associate Dean James H. Rob-
ertson of the literary college will
meet with friends, legislators and
allumni in St. Joseph today.
Saturday Symposiums, centered
about a showing of 'The Idea of
Michigan,' a documentary film on
the University, produced by the
television center, have been sched-
uled next weekend in Port Huron.

Promote Leabo to Dean,
Name Department Heads
The Regents yesterday approved the promotion of Prof. Dick A.
Leabo of the business administration school to associate dean of that
Prof. Leabo, in addition to his current assignment as associate
professor of statistics, will assist the dean in academic and curricula
matters. University Executive Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuiss point-
wed out that the position was cre-
ated for Prof. Leabo at the spe-
BULLETIN cial request of Dean Floyd A. Bond
GEORGETOWN (JP)-Thousands of'the business administration
of demonstrators unsuccessfully school.

attempted a revolt against British
Guiana's government.

Taylor Raps Bureaucratized Universities

Haber Selected
The Regents also approved the
appointment of Prof. William Ha-
ber of the economics department
as chairman of that department,
to succeed Prof. Gardner Ackley,
who has asked to be relieved of
the post.
In his recommendation for pro-
motion, Vice-President for Aca-
demic Affairs Roger W. Heyns,
dean of the literary college, com-
See NAME, Page 2


"And presently, the university is
unable to cope with the problems
of educating the many," Harold
Taylor, former president of Sarah
Lawrence College, said last night.
Keynoting the current Challenge
series, "The Challenge of Higher
Education," Taylor emphasized the
need for more liberal methods of
education in institutions of higher
learning. He also criticized the
pressures which force faculty
members to give up educating in
order to do research and publish,
or to become a part of the ad-

wards in the bureaucracy by carry-
ing on appropriate research in
academic fields. If successful, such
men receive the ultimate reward
of the modern university-not to
teach," Taylor said.
Stressing the "little room" in
colleges and universities for the
spiritual and moral education of
the students, he noted that usually
a university is divided into three
"huge pieces of apparatus, none
of which is designed to deal with
such matters."
Academic Apparatus

ministrative structure, consisting
of deans, department chairmen,
vice-presidents, provosts,. chancel-
lors and presidents who rarely see
students and meet the faculty only
on matters of business "like leaves
of absence, housing, parking per-
mits, football tickets and research
Affiliate Domination
"Third is the student personnel
section, devoted to the rest of the
students not dealt with in any
other way. Under this section

ing basketball games, competing
for grades and jostling for social
position is condoned as the normal
conduct of the American student.
For this he canscarcely be blamed.
In the absence of genuine intellec-
tual and moral leadership from his
university, he accepts the values
of the society around him," Taylor
Total Education
He urged that educators con-
sider the total lives of students,
and that students and instructors


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