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Thursday, September 9, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five








EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
sketches of the University's 18
schools and colleges were compiled
by P.E. Bauer, Anita Crone, Beth
Oberfelder, and Lynn Whitnall.
Law school
Law school, the University's
most ivy-covered -institution, has
in recent years attempted to re-
tain its ivy while dispelling the
image which the ivy conveys.
"We consider the law school to
be in constant ferment of ideas,"
says its new dean, Theodore St.
Antoine. "It's just that we boil
at a cooler temperature than
some of the other schools."
Indeed, it seems that the 1.200,
student law school has been striv-
ing for greater involvement in
current affairs. Students in the
law school can now take semi-
nars in ecology and the law or
drugs and the law.
Many courses involve field
trips to enableslaw students to
better understand the problems
with which they will be exected
to deal as lawyers. Included
among these projects have been
groups interested in criminal
rehabilitation who have worked in
such places as Milan prison.
The law school also offers such
programs as legal aid to groups
like migrant workers, seminars
in privacy and the law, and a
coursc in women and the law.
En gineering
Engineering School is one of
the few undergraduate programs
at the University where the stu-
dent chooses his major after his
freshman year.
On the one hand, engineering
school prepares the undergradu-
ate for a career in one of the
many engineering sciences. On
the other hand, the student with
a Bach lors degree in engineer-
ing is repared to enter gradu-

Education school School of Nursing

The title. of the School of
Education's official publication,
The Innovator, more than ade-
quately reflects the complexion
of the school itself.
In recent years, the school
has prided itself upon its in-
volvement in current social is-
sues and increased student in-
put in administrative decision-
Students and faculty in the
3,500-person school are work-
ing together to make changes
in society, basing its programs
on increased education of in-
ner-city residents.
To better prepare black and
white students interested in
teaching minority groups, the ed
school has initiated an urban
education program at five all-
black elementary schools in De-
Other programs include a
program for teacher training
which is taking place in De-
troit's Western High S c h o o I
and all of its feeder schools. The
purpose of the program is to
involve student teachers in all
areas of school activity.
Medical school
Tie University Medical School
complex, one of the largest in
the country, has also distinguish-
ed itself as one of the best.
Doctors and researchers in the
University Medical Center con-
tinue to distinguish themselves
through recent medical break-
Research ranges from cancer
studies to investigations on the
effects of marijuana on the me-
tabolism of rats, to the widely
publicized program of organ
The 2,000 students in the medi-
cal school are faced with what
.has traditionally been called the

The School of Nursing, one of
the University's many programs
of professional study, offers to
the undergraduate a wide range
of occupational opportunities in
hospitals and homes, commun-
ity health services, afid indus-
In addition to strictly aca-
demic fare, nursing students are
able to involve themselves
thoroughly in community serv-

Dentistry school
Dental work at cheap prices
is one of the- most unique serv-
ices offered to the community
by students at the School of
Assistant Dean Donald Stra-
chan cautions that the proced-
ure is a bit slower than conven-
tional services, but assures that
the work is of high quality.
The 700 student dentistry
school will move this fall into

The 950-student college has
three departments - two of
which place major emphasis on
the environment - and serves
both graduates and undergrad-
A major aspect of the archi-
tecture department is the train-
ing of architects in the recon-
ciliation of technology and the
An architecture student, ac-
cording to the school announce-
ment, must learn "to perceive

Literature, Science and the Arts
According to the literary college's catalogue, the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts is "a public liberal arts college
dedicated to the discovery and transmission of knowledge."
Many students, however, regard it as a haven for the con-
fused, a hodgepodge of 63 different concentration programs in
which a person can almost certainly find an interesting pro-
gram ifhe waits long enough.
Other students find it not a haven for the confused but a
cause for confusion, as they attempt to vie with 16,000 other
LSA students for classes which seem to close earlier every year.
Despite the obvious problems caused by its size and diver-
sity, the literary college continues to present endless opportun-
ities for students to elect concentration programs of their choice
or create programs of their own.
This freedom and diversity in the literary college may be-
come even broader, some say, as Geology Prof. Frank Rhodes
enters his -first term as dean. Appointed in May, Rhodes seems
willing to try new approaches to education, and terms his own
ideas "fairly wild by conventional standards."
Already, the literary school includes several programs as
options to the standard offerings of degrees and courses. The
Bachelor of General Studies program (BGS) allows students to
graduate without distribution and concentration requirements.
Course mart gives literary college students the opportunity
to create their own courses.
And Pilot Program and the Residential College' are pro-
grams which combine dorm life with classroom learning and give
Dean Rhodes the student benefits of both the large literary college and the
personalized sub-unit.

in such traditional areas as case
work, the courts, asylums and
prisons, there is a growing num-
ber who desire to participate in
more non-professional areas of
community action.
It is "part of one's education-
al experience" to work in the
ghetto, with problems of hous-
ing and poor neighborhoods, in
a place like Ozone House (a
home for runaways), or in tra-
ditional institutional service.
The school also encourages its
73,0 students to participate in
the administration of social aid.
Thus, students are gaining ex-
perience by moving into studen
offices on campus and working
with city and state legislators
on societal problems.
Music school
The School of Music offers a
sizable number of opportunities
for both music and non-manic
students, including a wide selec-
tion of academic courses and
many chances for both perform-
ing and viewing performances.
During the year the 900 stu-
dents of the school present ap-
proximately 250 concerts, of
which only the operas charge ad-
mission. These programs include
performances by the various en-
sembles and individual recitals
by both students and faculty.
Severalscoursesadesigned for
students not concentrating in mu-
sic are available in the areas of
theory, history, and composition.
Although in the past these
courses have closed quickly,
classroom space now being con-
structed will enable these class-
es to expand, possibly by next
Students outside the music
school who have suffficient back-
ground are eligible to audition
for the orchestras and bands and
there are also several popular
choral groups open to students
outside the school.
Natural Resources
The School of Natural Re-
sources has recently revamped
its curriculum to make course
offerings more responsive to a
rapidly-changing environmental
field, according to Dean James
Before the renovation, there
were four distinct departments
in t h e 650-student school --
forestry, landscape architecture,
resource planning and conser-
vation, and wildlife and fisher-
The new system involves four
academic discipline groups --
biological and physical sciences,
resource policy, environmental
design, and planning, manage-
ment and administration.
At the undergraduate level,
t h e curriculum provides a
"broad and flexible program" in
\hich students with no specific
career goal can obtain a "lib-
eral, environmentally - orient-
ed bachelor's degree."
Intaddition, trh e school will
continue to offer several scien-
tific or pre-professional pro-
grams! in areas such as conser-
vation, fisheries, forestry, nat-
uralist education a n d wildlife
On the master's level, the
school will try to keep pace with
the interests of students, t h e

Law quad: Home of ivy and innovations

needs of society, and new ap-
proaches to natural resources
planning and management.
Library Science
Thesnewest school in the
University, and one of the
smallest, the School of Library
Science attempts to "prepare a
selected group of college grad-
uates for & professional career
in librarianship."
The major emphasis of the
430-member school is that a
modern librarian must be well
acquainted with the latest sour-
ces of ,research information in
all fields of study.
In addition to serving as an
information research person,
according to one future li-
brarian, a major aspect of the
job is to teach people how to
utilize the tremendous wealth
available in libraries.
The school, founded in July,
1969, lists among its require-

ments courses in bibliographies
of social sciences, humanities,
and natural sciences. These
courses cover the merits of var-
ious 'reference books in each
field and the numerous sources
of informationavailable.
One student noted the use-
fulness of this knowledge to
undergraduates and bemoaned
the fact that bibliography cour-
ses in library science are only
open to graduate students.
Flint College
. If the Big 'U' is too big, too
impersonal, and too easy to get
lost in, you came to the wrong
The University of Michigan at
Flint offers many of the same
programs that one finds him-
self taking at the Ann A r b o r
However, there is one import-
ant difference. Flint is small
See A GLANCE, Page 8

Rackham Grad School
Horace H. Rackham School for Graduate Studies is one
of the best in the country, according to the American Coun-
cil 'on Education (ACE), which collectively ranked the Uni-
versity's graduate schools seventh in the nation.
The survey, published last January, was only one of the
many commendations the graduate school has received. For
the University is primarily a graduate institution, with the
bulk of its 35,000 students enrolled in one of the graduate
programs. It is from these programs that the University
gains its academic reputation.
Byron L. Groesbeck, one of four associate deans in the
graduate school, attributes the school's high rating to what
he calls its outstanding faculty, which he says attracts out-
standing students.
Rackham encompasses all M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. pro-
grams in the University, as well as 25 professional master
One of the main advantages of having most of the Uni-
versity's graduate programs under one administrative body,
according to Groesbeck, is that "academic standards can
have effect equally throughout."
Graduate students at the University are caught in a dual
role, for usually they are both student and teaching fellow
or research assistant, and the ambiguity of their role has
led to much confusion on whether to treat teaching fellows
as students or employes.
It is through grants and loans to graduate students that
a sizable amount of the University's annual intake of re-
search money enters the school.

-ice, and even get academic cre-
dit for their work.
Students in public health
nursing can apply their talents
by working with families a n d
agencies in Jackson. Ypsilanti,
Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dear-
Students of psychiatrics have
opportunities to gain personal
experience in their field by
working at halfway houses with
ex-heroin addicts, at Ypsilanti
State Hospital, or at the Neural
Psychiatric Institute.
Public Health
"In size and complexity,
though not in research, Michi-
gan's School of Public Health is
the largest in the nation, accord-
ing to Dean Myron E. Wegman.
In summarizing the numerable
activities of the public health
school, Wegman attributed as its
major goals, "the preparation of
persons in a wide variety of
occupations relating to public
health," conducting research,
and providing "advice and guid-
ance to the Michiganecommunity
and national organizations on
public health and preventive
The leading public health prob-
lems of today, as described in
a publication of the school, in-
clude chronic diseases, mental
illness, environmental threats,
and accidents.
Ecology, also, is a primary
concern of the school, for "the
major objective of ecology is
the health of human beings,"
- Wegman observed. In addition to
the Department of Environmen-
tal and Industrial Health, there
is a Center for Population Plan-
Much of the school's research
is devoted to environmental prob-
lems. Recent studies include the
research of remote sensing tech-
niques for water pollution detec-
tions, of radiation in Lake Michi-
gan, and population control in

ate work in engineering, law,
business administration, or medi-
cal school.
Engineers work on solving con-
temporary problems the solution
of which involves technology.
The 4,200 engineering under-
grads can enter any of a num-
ber of departments. In addition
to the departments within the
school, an option is open for
students who want to put to-
gether their own programs.
The graduate program in engi-
neering offers a Masters degree
in engineering in any of the de-
partments, as well as a Ph.D.

most difficult curriculum, in-
cluding both pre-med and medi-
cal school work lasting for about
eight years.
Recent changes in academic
structuring, however, now have
made it possible for a limited
number of medical school stu-
dents to complete the required
courses in five years instead of
In this virtually unprecedent-
ed move, the University has
made it possible to produce qual-
ified doctors at a faster rate than
almost any other school in the

a modern $18 million complex
on Fletcher St., where class-
rooms will have the benefit of
some of the University's most
modern teaching equipment.
Closed circuit color television
will be used in the classroom,
as well as the only computer
on campus devoted exclusively
to teaching.
Prerequisite for admission to
the School of Dentistry is a
minimum of two years of un-
dergraduate study, but most
entering students have at least
three years, and 50 per cent
have a B.S, degree.
One third of the dental school
students attended Michigan as
Pharmacy school
The College of Pharmacy, the
smallest school in the Univer-
sity, prides itself on its at-
tempts to offer personal at-
tention to each of its less than
300 students.
Because it is an integral part
of a large institution, pharmacy
studentsgare able to make use
of all the facilities offered by a
large University while at the
same time enjoying the ad-
vantages of membership in a
small, closely-knit group.
The academic life of the phar-
macy student may well be one
of the most exacting in t h e
University, requiring freshmen
to take one course each in phar-
macy, math, and botany and
two chemistry courses.
After that time, students
choose their own particular area
of study, deciding from such
alternatives as hospital phar-
macy, clinical pharmacy, phar-
maceutical chemistry and phar-
Although the heavy work load
tends to restrict activities of
many pharmacy students, a few
still participate in Ann Arbor
community projects.
A free people's clinic, recent-
ly organized in Ozone House,
provides free medical help for
citizens and is staffed by stu-
dents of the University's phar-
macy, medicine, and public
health schools.
Tomorrow's business leaders
can get their start in the Uni-
versity's School of Business
Administration, where b o t h
graduates and undergraduates
get a foundation in business
For the 250 undergraduates,
business administration school
means learning.about the prob-
lems of large organizations and
how to solve them, as well as
gaining an overview of manage-
ment of all areas.
The undergraduate program is
open to juniors and s e n i o r s
only, and most have completed
distribution requirements in
the Literary College. How-
ever, about 20 per cent of busi-
ness administration undergrad-
uates come from the engineer-

the ordered relationship of man
and his environment and to
translate this order into designs
for the physical environment."
Attention to the environment
is also stressed in the depart-
ment of urban planning, open
to graduate students. The pro-
gram involves a core study of
the fundamentals of urban
planning and a field of spec-
The primary emphasis of the
art department is the prepara-
tion of "professional" artists
to meet a steadily rising demand
in society.
Students are encouraged to
focus on an area of concentra-
tion such as advertising, interior
and industrial design, ceramics,
painting, printmaking, photo-
graphy and sculpture.
Social Work
The School of Social Work
hopes to increase student and
faculty participation in its gov-
ernance, stresses Dean Phillip
"In every area students want
increased involvement, and I
think they should have it," he
Students, he adds, are con-
cerned with "minority group
content in the school and with
working in the community."
While there a r e still social
work students who wish to work


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