Seventy-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
XIV, No. 1
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1963
Jnion Provides Services
The Michigan Union, the all-
campus men's organization, is one
of the main hubs of extra-curric-
ular activities at the University.
As a service organization, the
Union sponsors a wide range of
events ranging from social, pro-
grams to low cost air flights to
If a male student is interested
in working in a small business en-
terprise completely controlled by
students, he can join the staff of
One of the many new innova-
tions that will greet entering fresh
men will be the Michigan Union
Grill which was remodeled last
year. More remodeling will take
place this year 'in the second sec-
tion of the cafeteria. Since the
MUG is a social meeting place
more double booths have been in-,
stalled, creating a more private at-
The MUG also houses the "Little
Clubs" which provide live bands
and free dancing on various Fri-
day nights. Eight of these informal'
dances are planned for each se-'
TGIT's (Thank God It's Thurs-
day) are holidays also sponsored
by the Union. Well-known campus
musical groups such as the Road
Runners, Friars, Amblers and
Sundowners perform at these
events held in the MUG.
New check cashing facilities are
BIG UMBRELLA-This new awning over the side entrance of the
Union is designed to protect travellers from the weather while
they wait for their bus or car. In the foreground the fountain
announces the, warm weather by spouting merrily. y
now available to both male and
female students as well as Univer-
sity faculty members. The service
has been moved away from the
main desk to expedite service.
Through charter flights, stu-
ingley Oers Counsel
To Student Organizations
The director of student organizations and activities in the
Office of Student Affairs is a busy man.
Former Assistant Dean of Men John Bingley assumed the job
following a structural reorganization of the OSA last year.
Bingley's work falls into three main areas: student organiza-
tions, driving regulations and affiliated, associated and off-campus
His first capacity finds him in the role of a counselor to such
campus organizations as Student Government Council, Interfraternity
..Council, Panhellenic Association
and Joint Judiciary Council. He'
is a member of SGC's Committee
on Membership selection, which
has dealt with fraternity-sorority
bias cases, and the Orientation
Bingley's office is responsible
for the enforcement of automo-
bile regulations and the issuance
of driving permits. Violations of
t he' regulations a re handled
In the area of housing, Bingley
will be paying particular atten-
tion this year to the student-land-
lord relationship in off-campus
housing. He hopes to draw up an
explanation for students of the
responsibilities involved in signing
a lease. The student activities and
organizations office also handles
housing discrimination cases when
they arise, but.Bingley says these
The one major area of Univer-
sity housing which the office does
not handle is the residence hall
system. For the first time, the
system will be supervised by a
newly appointed director of resi-
dence hals-Eugene Haun, who
has come here from Cornell Uni-
Strangely enough, Bingley, who
is a member of the history de-
partment and teaches a great
books course, finds that a great
deal of his time is taken up not
by his official duties, but by the
counsellingt of individual students.
"I've met m a n y students
through my work,' he explains,
"and when they have some prob-
lem theymay wind up in my of-
fice. When I find out what the
problem is I can send them to
the proper person."
dents can go to Europe by plane
for $300 round trip. These flights
leave in June and return in Sep-
tember. Once the students are in
Europe, they can use the European'
travel information that they ob-
tained through the Union.
At the end of finals, 150 people
will spend three days skiing, danc-
ing, singing and having fun at the
Union sponsored Ski Weekend.
However, the Union does not
only sponsor social programs. One
of the main events of the school
year is the Cultural Arts Festival.
The Festival attempts to highlight
the cultural activities available to+
the students and to allow them toa
express their own interests.
The first purpose is fulfilled by
having eminent members of the
arts such as Robert Frost, e. e.
cummings, and Ayn Rand come to,
campus to speak.
Another important facet of the
Union is the large role it has in
setting up the orientation pro-
gram. Interested high 'school sen-
iors and juniors are invited to.visit
Michigan on University Day.
Among other things, the high;
school students visit academic
open-houses, residence halls and
fraternities and sororities.
Working closely with the admin-;
istration and Women's League, the
University Affairs Committee of
the Union interviews prospective
orientation leaders. This commit-
tee also aids in setting up the
schedule for orientation work. In
coordination with the League, the
Union sponsors the Sports Spree,
the President's Welcome and Coke
breaks during orientation.
Because there are so many meet-
ings during orientation, the Union
will put out a booklet explaining
each one of them. In the past stu-
dents have passed up many of
these activities because they did
not know anything about them.
Entering students will now know
beforehand what all these meet-
ings are about.
A library reading list is also be-
ing prepared to be given to the in-
coming students. The purpose of
this list, which will include some
148 books that the library staff
has reviewed, will be to give the
freshmen an index of suggested
readings in specific subject areas.
The recently proposed Union-
League merger will not substan-
tially effect services the Women's
League has traditionally offered
to University women.
Since its founding in 1890 the
League has served as the center
for organized activities by the
women on this campus.
In addition to its activities role,
the League serves the function of
a clearing house for the opinions
and communications of women
students. The Women's Confer-
ence Committee consists of the
presidents of Panhellenic Associa-
tion, Assembly Association, the
League and the chairman of Wo-
men's Judiciary Council.
Substantial undergraduate opin-
ion is represented here, and the
Committee may thus have a legiti-
mate voice in initiating changes
to affect University women. The
work of the Conference Committee
was instrumental in the granting
of key permission for seniors and
liberalization of freshmen hours
last year. The Committee also pro-
vides a communications forum for
independent and affiliate views.
The League Council consists of
the League officers and commit-
tee chairmen. The officers elected
last spring for this school year are
Gretchen Groth, '64, president;
Joan Gusten, '64, administrative
vice-president and Kathy Kridler,
'65,. co-ordinating vice-president.
The Council oversees all League
activities and attempts to relate
the League to campus needs.
Among the committees which
operate under the Council, the
Buro-Cat Central Committee deals
solely with freshmen.
The International Committee
matches up foreign students with
University students of. similar in-
terests, who will become their
"big sisters" for the duration of
See LEAGUE, Page 8
After long deliberations, the
Union-League Study Committee
released its report urging the es-
tablishment of a "university cen-
ter" through the merger of the
Michigan Union and Women's
Committee chairman, Assistant
Dean James H. Robertson of the
literary college, submitted thenre-
port which suggested "a real uni-
versity center, a coeducational or-
ganization serving the needs of
all segments of the University
community: st u d e n t s, faculty,
alumni, administration and their
The report suggests that a new
unitary governing board replace
See REPORT, Page 4
Interfraternity Council adoptedv
a new rushing plan last fall that
contained major departures from
the previous plan.
Under the old plan a rushee had
to visit at least one house in each
A good opportunity for new
freshmen to meet President Har-
lan Hatcher and his wife on an
informal basis is at a series of
teas given at the Hatcher home
three times a semester.
The teas are planned by com-
mittees of the Unionand League
who arrange for such things as
invitations, student guides and
entertainment. Entertainment at
the Christmas tea is usually pro-
vided by the Friars or the Surfs,
student singing groups.
Invitations are sent to several
housing units each tea, although
all students are invited. House-
mothers and resident directors of
these housing units are asked to
Students from the. various living
units are selected in such a way
as to offer each house or dorm its
turn in being host the rest of
the students, as well as to the
Hatchers themselves, at theotime
of the parties.
Student guides are always pres-
ent to show students around the
house and help them feel at home.
The Hatcher residence is the
only surviving building of the
original campus. Built in 1840, it
has been occupied by the Hatchers
"ALL IN FAVOR . . ."-Members of Student Government Council cast their vote on an issue of
concern. Composed of 18 students, 11 elected by the student body and seven ex-officios, SGC spends
Wednesday nights ranging over a wide variety of local and off-campus issues. Between 4000 to 7000
students vote in the all-campus elections every fall and spring.
HEADS FRATERNITY SYSTEM:
IFC Adopts New us an
of five districts and three other
houses at large. Under the new
system all required visiting re-
quirements have been dropped.
According to IFC the move was
taken because of the feeling that
structured rush deterred the "mar-
ginal" rushee from rushing and.
created "artificial traffic pat-
Other changes included making
September 7 the first day of rush
and allowing contacts between ac-
tives and non-affiliates during
Orientation Week. Also, any rush-
ing and pledge violations will now
be referred directly to IFC rather
than to the Office for Student Af-
fairs as had been done previously.
As the coordinator for frater-
nity activities on campus, IFC is
divided into executive and legsla-
The legislative branch is com-
posed of the Fraternity President's
Assembly in which the president
of each of the 43 fraternities is a
The IFC executive committee
consists of a representative from
each of the geographical districts
into which the affiliates are di-
vided plus alumni representatives..
The executive committee also
has the function of acting as a
juliciary for violations of major
rules such as hazing, which is for-
bidden by the University, although
there are occasionally fraternities
and honoraries which engage in
"rough house" treatment of their
There is also a judiciary sub-
committee to deal with minor in-
fractions, such as fraternities who
violate the non-University's ruling
regarding minors' use of alcohol,
or which give unauthorized par-
ties. In these cases, the fraternity
generally is placed on probation
and may have neither liquor nor
parties for some time.
It is necessary for IFC to bind
together houses with diverse in-
terests and elements. Each house
has an individual character in ad-
dition to the various personalities
found in them, the IFC handbook
claims. Some houses emphasize
scholarship, others activities and
still others emphasize neither di-
See IFC, Page 3
Student Government Count
exists to provide students wit
means to participate in the forma
lation of rules and policies wbie
will affect their lives at the Uni
It is composed of 18 member
11 of which are elected by tl
student body for one year tern
The remaining seven are the pr
siding officers of the Inter-fr
ternity Council, Panhellenic A
sociation, the Michigan Unic
Women's League, Assembly Hou
Council, Inter-Quadrangle Cou
cil, and The Daily.
Council is presently headed
an eecuivecommittee of ioi
officers. These officers, the pres
dent, the - administrative vic
president, the executive vic
president, and the treasurer a
elected by the Council itself. HoN
ever, there will be a referendu
placed before the student boc
this fall suggesting a change
the election procedure.
Council has the power to cale
dar campus events and to gra
recognition to student organiz
tions. It preforms several oth
functions through its subcommi
tees and related'. boards.
The plan for the present Cou
cil was initiated in 1954 when
committee headed by Prof. Lion
Laing of the political science d
partmet studied the student go
ernment structure at the Univ
sity and arrived at the curre
Prof. Laing's committee call
for the abolishment of the c
Committee on Student Affa
,which had existed since 19:
Council also superceded the St
dent Legislature, a legislatu
elected on the basis of schools a
colleges with an executive cabin
running the organization. None
the previous forms of stude
government on the campus h
gained Regental approval. T.
new Student Government Cou
Since its inception eight yes
ago Council has turned from
service organization to deali
with governmental problems
more meaning to students. It do
not have a completely free ha
to take action on any decisik
it might make. The Vice-preside
for Student Affairs still has t
timate veto power over any a
tion the Council may wish
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Panhel Acts To Coordinate
Sorority System Programs,
Twenty-four undergraduate social sororities at the University
band together to form the Panhellenic Association.
Although each house is self-governed, they cooperate in Panhel
for certain activities. Each house has equal representation in Panhel
which in turn represents the sorority women on campus.
Panhel's executive council is composed of 13 officers. In addition
there is a seci
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Study Plus Diversion; Formula for a Pleasant Fall
Although all work and no play
make Jack a dull boy, all play isn't
highly recommended at the Uni-
There are a great many activi-
ties to choose from-anything from
the football team to the opera pro-
sizeable percentage of his four
S..years trying to strike a good bal-
. ... . .. . . a n c e b e t w e e n w o r k a n d p l a y .
" "<:The Huron River is available for
canoeing, and the campus, for
strolling. Other local parkland be- . . h:
comes the scene for picnics, base
ball games and parties.
There are also golf courses ten-
nis courts and swimming pools and
beaches within reasonably easy ac.
cess of all students. :....- -
retariat, composed of ten underclass girls who serve as
aids to the executive council.
Sorority life at Michigan is a
unique living situation which en-
deavors to support a campus ex-
perience which is rewarding aca-
demically, culturally and socially,"
Pat Elkins, '64, president of Pen-
demically, culturally and socially,"
Pat Elkins, '64, president of Pan-
hellenic Association, said recently.
SGC has four standing co
mittees. They are, the Comm.
tee on Student Concerns, the Co
mittee on Student Activities,
Committee on University Affa
and the Committee on the Uni
States National Student Assoc
The Committee on Student Co
cerns studies and initiates act
on proposals which affect Univ
sity students. Some of the ni
recent issues with which the cc
mittee has been involved are,
campus officer elections pro
dures, student cooperative bo
store, student parking, and )
men's hours revisions.
The primary function of
Committee on Student Activitie
to coordinate the activities of
students. This means recogniz
student organizations and see
that they comply with Univer,
regulations, and taking care
the calendering of all cam
events for the academic year.
Problems of Administration
The Committee on Univer
Affairs works primarily with
problems of administration t
affect students. The CUA recen
did a great deal of work witJ
proposal for a student-faci
government. The committee wc
ed with the Senate Advisory C(
mittee- on University Affairs a
as a result of the joint effor
set of sub-committees has b
organized to work with the facu
Originally Social Units
Sororities have been at the Uni-
versity since the 1870's. Originally,
they were social units only, but
now the emphasis is toward "well
roundedness in campus living.
Academic interests are promoted
by awards for scholastic achieve-
ment at house honors dinners, and
Panhellenic Association awards
trophies annually to sororities
wih top academic averages.
Many sororities last year initiat-
ed cultural programs.
Service projects are emphasized,
too. Last year campus sororities
and Panhel participated in the