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THL MICHIGAN DAILY

TLT SDAY, JAl

THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, 3A

Dearborn Center Expands Program)

PROFILE
Ralph Sawyer

DAILY OFFICIAL DULLER!

LOTS OF LOTS-The University's Dearborn Center hopes to fill
unused parking spaces like these with cars belonging to extension
students in the second semester, when evening courses will be
offered in an expanded program.

The Division's experimental
policy of permitting persons 65 or
older to enroll for a special $2
registration fee has been extend-
ed to Dearborn classes.
Enlarge Program
The University Extension Serv-
ice credit program has been en-
larged by the addition of four.
courses in education and two in
mechanical engineering.
The education courses have
been added at the request of
school administrators and teach-
ers working on advanced degrees.
The mechanical engineering
courses are the first in a program
leading to a master's degree in
this field. All but two of the credit
courses may be elected for gradu-
ate residence credit by students
who have been properly admitted
to the appropriate graduate unit
of the University.
Offer Business Class
Four courses in business admin-
istration are again being offered
this semester. An interdepartmen-
tal course, "Africa South of the
Sahara" may be elected without
credit, though qualified students
may take it for graduate residence
credit in either geography or po-
litical science.
Additional courses in anthro-
pology, English, speech, a special
'Pension la n
Rdates RedCed
The rate for social security con-
tributions went up Jan. 1 from 2%
per cent to 3 per cent on the first
$4,800 of annual earnings.
For University employes under
the retirement plan, there have
been corresponding reductions of
one-half of one per cent in the
amount deducted. The University
matches the employe's contribu-
tion in both social security and
retirement.
The employe's take-home pay
will.remain the same.

reading course in Frengh with un-
dergraduate extension credit and
"Real Estate Law," with credit for
a certificate in Real Estate are of-
fered.
To advise graduate students
and others, representatives of the
graduate school will be at the
Dearborn Center on Jan. 28. Ap-
pointments may be made by call-
ing Tiffany 6-0670.
Announcements describing both
the credit and noncredit courses
scheduled at the University Dear-
born Center in the evening pro-
gram for adults are available on
request at the Administration
Bldg.
Un ion Offers
Europ e Flight
The Michigan Union has com-
pleted all the arrangements con-
cerning their annual chartered
plane flight to Europe and will
release contracts to the students
tomorrow.
The flight is a service to stu-
dents who wish to go to Europe
for the summer. The plane leaves
Idlewild Airport in New York City
on June 5 bound for London, and
will return on Sept. 1, from Am-
sterdam.
The cost of the flight is three
hundred dollars, about two hun-
dred dollars cheaper than the
price of a ticket on any regular
flight.
As it is a chartered flight and
aimed at benefiting those of the
University who wish to visit
Europe, only students, faculty,
University employees and their
immediate families are eligible.
The plane is an eighty-three
seat, DC-7C, a member of the
Scandinavian Airlines System.
There will be a mass meeting
for all those interested and wish-
ing to know more about it, early
next semester. The date is not yet
definite.

(Continued from Page 1)
faculty that like research, does
research, and attracts money
because of it "
The research activities must
be as broad in scope as the
teaching, or even broader, he
says.
"Knowledge, before it can be
taught, must be discovered, or-
ganized and systematized, and
those who are engaged in these
functions should also be best
qualified to transmit their
knowledge."
"To stay in the University a
man must be active in more
than teaching," Sawyer argues.
Promotions are consequently
based on teaching, research,
and service to the University
community.
Publish or Perish
Which still leads one to ask
the old question: to what ex-
tent is amount of research a
criterion for promotion? To
what extent is quality as a
teacher a criterion?
"The emphasis on research
for appointments was much
greater at one time than it is
now. The trend is even chang-
ing the other way now, with
increased recognition of teach-
ing ability."
"We don't hear much about
the old 'publish or perish'
problem anymore. And the re-
search done is not done simply
for the sake of promotion:
none of it is published except
in scholarly publications.
Measure of a University
"It's the range, extent and
quality of its research and
scholarly activity rather than
the variety of its degrees or
the success of its athletic
teams that distinguishes a
great university."
Research will increase here
over time, he believes, largely
because of "an increasing trend
toward more advanced training
in graduate and professional
schools."
Research is not only aca-
demic; it is big business.
Millions for Research
The total University finan-
cial statement for fiscal 1958-
59 reached over $92 million; of
this about $26 million was
marked specifically for re-
search. Additional dollars went
into research from the general
fund.
Sawyer's new duties are
broad: he assists Vice-Presi-
dent Marvin Neihuss in all
matters pertaining to Univer-
sity research activities, reviews
research recommendations
from various University units,
studies the research needs, and
maintains relationships with
varied sources for research
money- foundations, govern-
mental agencies, for example.
His research and liaison ac-
tivities carry him perpetually
around the country.
Fund-Raiser
"My job will be to look after
trust fund research," Sawyer
explains. "This has been grow-
ing fast and will grow more, as
Congress appropriates more
and more for national defense
and public health.
"There's more United States
congressional money available
than ever before"~
To what extent does the gov-
ernment try to dictate its de-
sires to the universities, using
the purse-strings as a threat?
The problem exists, Sawyer
will admit, but generally "we
say, at least, we don't any-
thing we don't want to do.",
Seek New Ideas
"We're generally interested
in contracts which fit the Uni-
versity's program, and we
won't take contracts we're not
interested in. We do not want
to get involved in political
controversies, nor do we want
to do simple, routine work for

a federal group. We're inter-
ested in new ideas and new
developments."
In general, he says, Univer-
sity research will emerge from
the faculty, "from the things
they want to support and do."
Competition among Ameri-
can universities for grants
from foundations and national
agencies is sharp and a con-
stant problem.
Science Competition High
Scientific operations at the
University of California and
Stanford University are of high
quality, Sawyer knows. So are
the faculties at the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology
and other schools.
The rewards of the competi-

tion are not only research
grants, but also faculty mem-
bers who can be lured away to
another university where bet-
ter research conditions are
available.
The top University science
facilities, according to Sawyer,
are its nuclear physics labora-
tories, the new radio telescope
on nearby Peach Mountain, the
Institute for Social Research,
and the newly-conceived In-
stitute for Science and Tech-
nology.
Need Cyclotron
The University's top need?
"A cyclotron for our physics
labs is something very badly
needed," Sawyer thinks. He ad-
mits it's "an ambitious hope."
Also needed is some easing
of the cramped physical condi-
tions in many research quar-
ters, he says. Kresge Medical
Research Center, the astron-
omy Observatory, and the In-
stitute for Social Research are
all crowded, he notes.
"They've even been running
evening labs in some areas like
physics, chemistry and zool-
ogy" he says.
* * *
When Sawyer the vice-presi-
dent switches to Sawyer the
dean, he faces different kinds
of problems.
Top Grad School
His graduate school is a good
one; it is among the five or six
largest in the country, in terms

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1960
VOL. LXX, NO. 79
General Notices
Opera Patrons interested in purchas-
ing an English libretto at a nominal
price for "Das Rheingold," to be pre-
sented Tues. through Saturday, March
1-5 at the Mendelssohn Theatre, are
asked to send their name and addresses
on a postal card to Rheingold Libretto,
Dept. of Speech. If enough interest is
expressed by Feb. 5, the libretto will
be offered. Patrons expressing interest
will be contacted by mail.
Interest may also be expressed when
tickets are ordered by mail from "Das
Rheingold,'' Mendelssohn T h e at r e.
Tickets, available for Tues., Wed., and
Thurs., March 1-3, areb$1.75, $1.40 and
$1.00. Checks should be made payable
to Play Production.
Mathematics Club will meet on Tues-
day, Jan. 12, at 8:00 p.m. in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
building. Dr. Noel .Hicks will speak on
"Classical Differential Gleometry from a
Modern Point of view."
Refreshments will be served. Gradu-
ate students are invited' to loin the
club.
Fellowships and Scholarships Appli-
cations for Glraduate School will be ac-
cepted through 4:00 p.m., Mon., Feb.
1. All supporting credentials including
transcripts and letters of -recommen-
dation must be received by this time.
Late applications cannot be considered,
and the deadline will not be extended.
Gilbert and Sullivan T r y o u t s:
Iolanthe to be held in the Frieze Bldg.
today from four to five-thirty. (TV
Studio.)
J-Hop Parties:
Regulations for Parties: Student
groups wishing to have parties during
the J-Hop period are instructed to seek
approval from the Office of Student
Affairs, following the usual procedures.
Requests for. approval must be Sled on
or before Fri., Jan. 15. Chaperones are
subject to the approval of the Dean of
Men. Two married couples, at least 26
years old, or the chaperone-in-resi-
denceare required as chaperones. Ex-
ception: for dinner preceding and,
breakfast following the dance, only
one goalified married couple or the
chaperone-in-residence isrequired.It
is suggested that chaperones be se-
lected from parents of students, facul-
ty members,, or alumni. Although chap-
erones are present the officers and
members of the sponsoring organiza-
tion will be held wholly responsible for
seeing that University regulations are
observed.
No house parties will be approved
for the night of the Hop. Pre-Hop din-
ners must end not later than 9:30 p.m.
Fraternities are closed to callers dur-
ing the hours a group attends the
Hop and may re-open at 2:00 a.mn. if
desired..
Breakfasts must close in time to al-
low women students to return to their
residences before 4:00 aim. Fraternities
occupied by women guests must be -
closed to men at 4:00 a.m.
Parties are restricted 'to the Ann Ar-
bor area.
All parties involving women guests
shall be confined to the first floor.
Women's Housing and Hours: Ar-
rangements for housing women over-
night during J-Hop period, in Men's.

Residences must be separately ap-
proved at the Office of Dean of Wo-
men. For fraternities occupied by wo-
men guests, a chaperone-in-residence
must be approved by the Dean of Wo-
men. The chaperone selected is to be
in residence for the entire period and
may not attend the Hop.
Fraternities having over-night women
guests must vacate their houses by 1:00
p.m. Fri., Feb. 5, after which the wo-
men guests and chaperones shall move
into thehouses and regular men's call-
ing hours will be in effect.
Occupancy of houses by J-Hop guests
shal not exceed that which is approved
by the University Health Service.
Women have 2:30 a.m. permission foI-
lowing parties on Fri. night, Feb. 5 and
4:00 a.m. permission following the J-
Hop on Feb. 6. Regular calling hours
in women's residences will not be ex-
tended. This includes fraternities
which are housing women, unless a
party in the house has been approved
by the Office of Student Affairs. Fra-
ternities housing women guests must
remain open during the hours of the
Hop and the chaperone-in-residence
must be in the house.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initia-
tion and Reception: Wed., Jan. 13, 8:30
p.m. Rackham Bldg., 3rd floor amphi-
theater. Dean W. N. Hubbard, will
speak on "The Obligation of Excel-
lence." Informal reception. Members,
initiates and friends cordially invited.
Agenda Student Government Council
Jan. 13, 1960, 7:30 p.m. Council Rm.
Minutesofprevious meeting. .
Officer reports: President -- Letters;
Vice-President (Exec.): Appointments-
Driving Code Revision Comm.: Ron
Bassey, Bill Warnock, Charles Peck
(Graduate Student Council), and one
representative from Joint Judiciary
Council; Student-Business Relations
Comm.: Nancy Adams; Compilation Re-
port; Schedule of Nominataions; Vice-
President (Admin.) - nAd-Wing Bulle-
tin; Interviewing and Nominating
Comm.; Cinema Guild Chairman; Trea-
surer.
Old Business: Final Exam Schedule-
Progress report (Bassey)
Special Committees: Homecoming
Committee.
Standing Committees: National and
International: Delhi Project; Student
Activities Committee: General Report,
Wiliopolitan Report; NSA Coordinator:
RISRS Selections.
New Business: Physical Education Re-
quirement (Zook)
Membersand constituents time.
Announcements.
Adjournment.
Tickets now available for second se-
mester productions of the Dept. of
Speech Playbill.
Richard Wagner's opera, "Das Rhein-
gold," to be presented with the School
of Music, will play Tues., through Sat.,
March 1-5. Tickets at $1.75, $1.40, $1.00.
William Congreve's "The Way of the
World" wilplay Wed. through Sat.,
April 6-9. Tickets at $1.50, $1.10, 75c.
"Look Homeward,.Angel," the Ketti
Frings adaptation of the Thomas Wolfe
novel, if available, will be presented
Wed. "through Sat., April 27-30. Tickets
$1.50. 1.10, 75c.
The above productions wil play at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
(Continued on Page 5)
OrganizationI
[ Noticesj
Ulir Ski Club, meeting, Jan. 13, 7:30
p.m., Union, Rm. 3S. Mid-semester trip
planning. .
* * *
Michifish meeting Jan. 13 cancelled,

of the number of doctoral and
master's degrees awarded an-
nually.
Still, it faces growth prob-
lems.
And, of course, the need for
money.
"The graduate school it vital
--this is where we train. the
future college teachers and ad-
ministrators, and this is possi-
ble only with money," says
Sawyer. "Our growth will de-
pend on the Legislature."
Inevitably the graduate
school will expand, he says.
Enrollment in graduate and
professional schools now is
about 40 per cent of the Uni-
versity student population.
Keep Undergrads
"But we will never do away
with undergraduate school. I
don't believe anyone thinks
that," he asserts.
The charge is heard occa-
sionally that the nation's grad-
uate schools have become bor-
ing, gradually turning to in-
creasingly obscure dissertation
topics, and consequently disil-
lusioning ambitious students.
Sawyer isfirm when hesays
"students here aren't being
driven away by boring grad
schools:'
But he agrees there is a
problem in the humanities
when it comes to finding fresh
material for thesis topics.
Science Areas Open
"The dissertations are cer-
tainly not too minute in sci-
ence. All its fields are just
growing too fast," he declares.
Science is the Sawyer realm
and his honors are many. In
1944, the American men of
science designated him as one
of -the nation's outstanding
scientists. The latest honor is
his recent election as chairman
of the Governing Board. of the
American Institute of Physics.
A physicist, Sawyer special-
izes in spectroscopy, radiome-
try, extreme ultraviolet spec-
tra, series analysis of ultra-
violet spectra, and quantitative
spectrographic analysis. He has
authored 53 papers in his field
of specialization since 1919.
The scope of his activities
becomes incredible, when one
remembers his dictum, "to stay
in the University, a man must
be active in more than teach-
ing:
Sawyer, in short, is.
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