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19, 1961

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

19 161TE ICVAN DATTY1L

ORIENTATION CONVOCATION:
Taylor Evaluates Life Styles

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By RONALD WILTON
A personal self-belief can only
be realized by trying oneself out
in different roles and searching
for a personal meaning to life
without paying attention to out-
side clamor for such things as .on-
formity and materialism.
Harold Taylor, President Emer-
itus of Sarah Lawrence College
and the author of over 200 ar-
ticles on philosophy and educa-
tion gave this advice at the Fall
Orientation Convocation last week.
"In the open society of the Uni-
versity one must take full advan-
tage of the available freedom and
explore different life styles," Tay-
lor said. "Most students disappear
as students and reappear in the
guise of just one style."
'Four Styles'
Taylor went on to outline four
styles which "many people select"
in his speech on "The Future of
American Youth."
The first of these was the high
school model. This style is charac-
terized on the male side by, "The
athletic, 'A' average extrovert who
is girl crazy and wears chinos. The
more dates he has the more suc-
cessful he considers himself. The
girls prefer a 'B plus' average to
an A' and like Lawrence Welk and
Elvis Presley."
The second style Taylor describ-
Center To Hold

ed was. the "Ivy League." "These
are people who wear high out-
ton suits and tight pants or a T-
shirt and dungarees. They con-
sider themselves cool and tink
that the Mid-West is a foreign
country."
Following these is the Progres- :...
sive Ivy League type. "They wear
tighter pants and like classical:
music and dixieland jazz. The'
women prefer folk music and have
long dirty hair and wear black
stockings." a
Ignore College
The outsiders make up the
fourth style. "These are people>
who pretend not to be in college
when they are there. In general
they tend to look like each other.
They have found society divided
between cool people and squares."
Taylor noted that middle class, DR HAROLD TAYLOR
values were too much for the DR., eot
generation preceeding ours. views youth
"They identified themselves can student culture over the past
with Holden Caulfield of J. D. ten years as reflected in the wishes
Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" of a student in an un-named
and formed inner groups of their eastern college.
own. Thus they were expressing When asked what he wanted af-
their opinion on the lack of ap- ter college the student replied, "A
propriate values in America," he job I could leave after seven hours
said. a day, a life of self-fulfillment
onformit Prevalent__

The University awarded 1,206
degrees to summer student gradu-
ates this year, including 800 mas-
ters degrees.
The literary college had 130
degree-earning students, the law
school 49, engineering college, 106,
the architecture school, 13, the
education school, 47 and the busi-
ness administration school, 59.
Fifty-seven degrees were earned
in the music school, one in the
nursing school, 10 in the social
work school, 26 at the Flint Col-
lege, one in the pharmacy col-
lege and 694 in the graduate
school.
To Open New
Locator Aid
The Student Locator Service,
which opens today, will enable
students and faculty members to
find students' addresses and tele-
phone numbers, by calling NO
5-4491, Dean of Men John Bingley
announced.
The Student Locator Service's
hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Service itself will continue
until the Student Directories are
available, which will be in mid-
October.

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"We live in a society where1
conformism and materialism;
abound.";
He gave an example of the;
dominant attitude of the Amei-

and inconspicuous luxury." To get
there a student works for good
grades in high. school to get into
a good college and there he works
for good grades to get the job,
Taylor said.

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Peace Seminar
The Center for Conflict Reso-
lution has announced a bi-weekly
non-credit luncheon seminar on
"Research Designs for Peace."
The seminar will be limited to
20 upperclass and graduate stu-
dents with interest in applying
knowledge gained in their fields
of specialization to problems of
national and . international con-
flict resolution.
Beginning Oct. 2, the seminar
will meet from 12-2 p.m. on the
first and third Tuesday of every
month in the Recreation Room of
the International Center, under
the direction of Prof. David Singer
of the Mental Health Research
Institute.
The seminar will not be confined
to students with backgrounds in
the social sciences. Liberal arts
and physical science backgrounds
will also be considered.
Students may apply by writing
a short statement including: 1)
Major and minor field of study
and years of college completed;
2) Background of interest in
peace research and 3) Suggestions
of areas to be covered by the
seminar.
Applications must be mailed or
delivered by Monday to Elise
Boulding, at the Center.

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