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Friday, October 4, 1974


Page Seven

Undergrad English majors


request department changes govt.


The first meeting of the Eng-
lish Undergraduate Association
(EUA) last night produced sug-
gestions for small student-de-
signed classes and discussion
groups, a student-run English
counseling service, a lounge
open to undergrad English ma-
jors, and a broadening of the
present program of guest poets
and writers.
Held in the poshly panelled
and carpeted West Conference
Room of Rackham, the meeting
attracted approximately 35 pres-
ent and potential English ma-
pors and a handful of pro-
JEFF SEGALL, '74, one of
the two organizers of the meet-
ing, suggested an alternative to
regular courses offered by the
department. "Small groups of
students," he commented, "say,

10 people who are intercsted in
discussing or studying the same
works, could find a professor
who would be willing to meet
with them several times a
mouth. They could meet at a
student's home or at the pro-
fessor's home.
"I think at classes or dis-
cussion meetings like that," he
added, "people would be able to
explore exactly what they're in-
terested in, and the atmosphereI
would be more relaxed than in
the usual classroom."
Segall suggested that a stu-
dent lounge would be a valu-
able addition to the department.
"There's no place for us to
meet one another and talk," he
said, "and the only place for us
to talk with our professors is
in their offices."
SEGALL ALSO noted that the
department may be willing to

co-er the cost of bringing more
poets and writers to the Unix er-
sity, to read their work and
talk with students.
Several s t u d e n ts criticized
some of their English professors
for being aloof and unwilling to
spend time talking with them
o tside of classes. "I think of
professors as my colleagues,"
commented one student. "When
they consider themselves some-
how above me, it's difficult to
talk with them.''
Paul Smythe, '75, another of
the meeting's organizers, claim-
ed that the present student
counseling service offers inade-
quate information on English
coyrses and suggested that an
efficient student-run English de-
partment counseling s e r v i c e
would be useful to people un-
familiar to the department.
SEVERAL students comnlain-
ed to the professors that lower
le'el courses are generally un-
stim-lating. Prof. Bob Weisb'Ich
sqozested that more students
attend the department's curric-
111--planning meetings to make
their views known.
The EUA will meet again in
two weeks. Organizers say they
olan to form two committees,
one to begin setting ip a course
eval-ntion system, and another
to begin introducing discussion
groans and poetry readings.

(Continued from Page 1)
Soci=list and Social Democrat
parties as. partners.
The outlook was for a pro-
longed political crisis since
there was no immediately vis-
ible alternative to the outgoing
center-left coalition formula.
SUCH A CRISIS can only
harm the process of Italy's
economic recovery, now begin-
nine to take shape.
The government's fall was
do' blv embarrassing following
President Giovanni Leone's re-
turn from a state visit to the
UT.. .where he repeatedly under-
lined that the popular picture
of Italy as permanently on the
brink of economic and political
chans was very wide off the
I mmediate responsibility for
the eovernment's collapse lies
with the Social Democrat party,
whose leader, Mario Tananssi,
declared the coalition dead last
Tesday, alleging that the So-
cialists had sabotaged it.
Tanassi was referring to re-
neated calls by the Socialists
for a radical change in the
country's present deflationary
economic policies which, they
said, were unfairly biased
against the working class and
the poor.



cTAeYIrep Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
directed by Boris Tumarin
Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
directed by Gerald Freedman
by Christopher Marlowe
directed by Ellis Rabb
The Time 4 Your I ife
by William Saroyan
directed by Jack O'Brien

Nixon burls strong
language at pliotog

ly AP and Reuter
LONG BEACH - A reported
incident between a newspaper
photographer and former Presi-
dent Richard Nixon in the corri-
dors of the Long Beach Memor-
ial Hospital where he has been
hospitalized for 12 days showed
he has lost none of his pen-
chant for the strong epithets re-
vealed in the edited White
House tapes.
Photographer Kent Hender-
son said that when Nixon spot-
ted him waiting in the corridor
to take a picture as the former
president came out of an x-ray
laboratory, Nixon shouted:
"You goddam son-of-a-bitch."
HE ND E R S O N, a pho-
tographer for a Long Beach


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newspaper, said Nixon was rap-
idly wheeled away. The photog-
ranher said he was so startled
by the enithet he failed to take
his nicture.
"The door opened about two-
thirds of the way and the foot
of the wheelchair came out,"
Henderson said. "I heard him
say, 'You goddamn son-of-a-
bitch' and I saw his face. It
was contorted. He looked pretty
Henderson said Nixon, wear-
ing a bathrobe, reached out
and closed the lab's swinging
doors as attendants pulled his
wheelchair back inside the lab-
oratory. The doors crashed
against the wheelchair. He
never re-emerged.


SGC approves plan

(Continued from Page 1)
behavior and the reactionary
and racist attacks on minority
people" by the Council and theI
student body at large.
The loss of the Fishmans puts
SGC membership at 13, down
from 38 in fall 1973.
The Council also stressed the
5 p.m. filing deadline today for
all those interested in running
for Council seats.
Oct. 15-17 election include es-
tablishment of 10 polling places
and use of "independent clergy'"

to count ballots.
The latter detail met with
skepticism from Coordinating
Vice President David Faye, who
commented, "I'd trust one se-
curity guard over any number
of flying nuns."
Acting Treasurer Elliot Chi-
kofosky announced that SGC
was financially "in the black"
for the first time since at least
spring of 1972. This came de-
spite the alleged misuse of
funds by former President Lee

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