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Page Eight

Wednesday, October 11, 19T2


Law School may start pass-fail

Dems split;
over rep



McGovern promises to send

Slides, golf
used in class
(Continued from Page 1)

By CHARLES STEIN worked out, the plan would prob-
The University's Law School is ably be similar to one used at
currently studying possible changes Yale, where a student can receive
in the school's traditional grading grades of "pass," "high pass" and
system, including the institution "honors." If such a system were
of a pass-fail policy for the fresh- implemented, the entire grade
man year. point system would naturally be
Now before the Law School fac- eliminated.
ulty, the set of proposals were According to Cooperrider, the
drawn up by the Academic Stan- recommendations evolved over
dards and Incentives Committee, a several years and were based in
student-faculty body, headed by part upon results of student sur-
Prof. Luke Cooperrider. veys which indicated student sup-
Besides the pass-fail recommen- Commenting on the pass-fail pro-
dation, other proposals involve re- posal Cooperrider said, "The
forml ofthethes-school'sooenine-tiered"Th
form of the school's nine-tiered thought behind it was that students
letter grading policy. To replace in their first year of Law School
the present structure, the com- are facing a new kind of study ex-
mittee has suggested substituting perience and a new kind of pres-
verbal categories for letters and sure.
reducing the number of possible "They are up against much stif-
grades. fer competition than they are; ac-
Although no specifics have been customed to, and as a result, they

are somewhat uncertain as
where they stand."


At least one more faculty meet-i (al a Ute
ing will be held on the proposals,
and Cooperrider hinted that theyf
would almost certainly be modi- (Continued from Page 1)
fied if they are indeed approved comment on his refusal to do su.
at all. He added, however, that if Faber said, "I'm not withholding
the reforms are endorsed they support. It's just that I don't know
might be ready for implementation Perry (Bullard) all that well. I
by the end of the semester. can't give my name to everybody
A much less optimistic view of -I would lose all credibility," he
the possibilities for reform was said.
offered by Tom Koernke, a second While acknowledging some diffi-
year law student and a member culty in pulling disaffected Demo-
heS S-fa eh b crats behind his campaign effort,
"The pass-fail issue has been Bullard denied there was any real
supported by students for a long party split.
time," Koernke said, "but the "
bureaucracy has been dragging itsI "Certainly there were a lot of
heels on the matter." g I people in the leadership (of the
Koernke pointed to a referendum party) who opposed me in the pri-
last spring which he said showed mary. I think most of them are
85 per cent of the student body to backing me at this point. There are
be in favor of some form of pass- a lot of hard feelings, however,"
fail grading. he said.
"It's really somewhat absurd to "They (the defecting Democrats)
ask law professors to act on these are not people who have been ac-
reforms," Koernke added. "After tive.ntpeopetwhoThe been ac-
all, these are people for whom the
system has worked very well. They basically composed of unimportant
have no real reason to change it." people," he added.

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(Continued from Page 1)
cease-fire, as called for by Presi-
dent Nixon as a condition for U.S.
withdrawal, and it would pledge
the United States to stay out of
"the internal politics of Vietnam."
Nixon's terms also have speci-
fied release of U.S. prisoners as
a pre-requisite for a U.S. pullout.
He has repeatedly stressed he is
against imposition of a communist
government on South Vietnam by
McGovern said he would "oppose
any so-called war crimes trial to
fix the blame for the past of any
citizen or group of citizens. This
is not the time for recrimination.
It is a time for reconciliation..
He said also young Americans
who chose jail or exile because of
the Vietnam war would be given
an unqualified "opportunity to
come home" once the war were
ended, all troops and prisoners
were returned and veterans had
been provided with "either a good

job or a fully funded education.'
McGovern depicted V i e t n a m
policy as representing "the sharp-
est and most important differ-
ence" between himself and Nixon
in the 1972 campaign.
"Mr. Nixon described the Viet-
nam war as our finest hour. I re-
gard it as the saddest chapter in
our national history," he said.
He said Nixon broke a 1968 cam-
paign promise to end the war.
Another feature of the campaign
talk was a denunciation of the
Saigon government headed by
President Nguyen Van Thieu.
Saying that it is Nixon's position
"that the Thieu regime represents
self-determination for the people of
f outh Vietnam," McGovern said,
''I think our support for Gen. Thieu
actually denies the people of South
Vietnam the right to choose their
own government. The Saigon law-
yer, a former president of Rotary
International, who had the cour-
age to run against Gen. Thieu four

I'' .1'U l,'IL UHistory Prof. John Bowditch's
class on European history from
years ago, was sent to jail for five 1850-1870, for example, reportedly
yeafs: spent its first session last term
"Last year, Gen. Thieu issued discussing the high cost of plumb-
a decree to force all other candi- ing and the ten most important
dates out of the race. This year, persons in the 20th century.x
he abolished all local elections, so
he could extend his dictatorship Bowditch said yesterday he had
to every village in South Vietnam," no objections to making associa-
McGovern added. tions between the subject matter of

After accusing Thieu of closing
newspapers "simply for printing
the truth," McGovern alleged that
the head of the Saigon government
"has presided over the execution
of 40,000 people without trial on
more suspicion that they did not
support his policies."
McGovern aides said the 40,000
figure came from a South Vietna-
mese report on the numbers of
victims of controversial "Opera-
tion Phoenix"-an attempt to de-
stroy the communistinfrastructure
in that country - by assassination
when necessary.

a particular course and current
events. He did not, however, dew
fend Green's actions, saying he
was unfamiliar with the exact cir
cumstances of the case.
Each year journalism Prof. John
Stevens, in the midst of his course
on the history of the media in
America, devotes a class meeting
to a film of the 30 best-rated TV
commercials of the year.
And psychology Prof. Robert
Bjork teaches his students how to
swing a golf club as part of class
session on skill learning.

today ..

The speech was1
CBS affiliates.

broadcast on 153

(Continued from Page 1)
today through Friday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Tribal Council
warehouse on First Street between Liberty and William.
Manson's new home
FOLSOM-Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson has a
new home: a maximum security cellblock at California's Folsom
Prison. Manson had been living on death row in San Quentin.
War news
While American bombers. pounded targets throughout South-
east Asia yesterday, Presidential Advisor Henry Kissinger con-
tinued his secret talks with the Communists in Paris, and agreed
to meet with them again today. The White House continued to
squelch rumors of a possible peace agreement, and would not
comment on the nature of the talks, which are now entering their
fourth day.
Blue law blues
NASHVILLE-Judge Andrew Doyle has offered a solution
to a debate over whether to enforce the blue law: Shut the town
down, from preachers to picture shows. Doyle told Nashville
police yesterday that, if the law is to be enforced, "bring me
every preacher that preaches on Sunday, every bus that runs
on Sunday, every picture show that opens on Sunday, any person
caught driving a car on Sunday... . We are going to close this
town down." The judge, apparently displeased with the city
-council's failure to repeal the law despite passage of a special
referendum, said the councilmen "have got their heads hid in a
pile of hay."
Prof's suspension stirs
faculty, student protest


(Continued from Page 1)
Green's performance of the teach-
ing duties assigned to him in con-
nection with Chemistry 227."
Rhodes further explained this
recommendation saying that "we
(LSA) want to allow Prof. Green
the opportunity to have his teach-
ing as a whole reviewed, rather
than just one isolated incident."
When contacted about Green's
charge, D u n n explained that
"Rhodes is trying to give the com-
mittee enough room to allow them
to do what they want. But the
hearing will focus on the slide
Dunn said that in light of
Rhodes' memo, the review com-
mittee will be elected by the entire
chemistry department faculty and
that committee members will be
announced no later than tomorrow
Questions over Green's actions
arose when he showed a half-hour
anti-war slide show to each of his
three classes last Thursday and
The exhibition - distributed by
the Interfaith Council for Peace-
depicts how U. S. technology is
used to conduct the air war in
After viewing a 1:00 p.m. show-
ing of the slide presentation on
Thursday, Dunn sent a strongly-
worded warning to Green regard-
ing the 'Misuse of Chemistry 227
Class Time."
The memo states: "I have al-
ready pointed out to you in my
last letter that you are forcingj
things upon your students under

the guise of conducting the Chem-
istry 227 class and that this is ab-
solutely inadmissable."
Dunn added that Green's actions
had put him "in the position where
some administrative action will
need to be taken" and also that
the situation would "only be ex-
acerbated by a repeat perform-
ance of the material presented in
your class time yesterday (and
which I attended)."
Nevertheless, Green showed the
presentation at his 1:00 Friday
Yesterday he defended the rele-
vance of including the slide show
saying "that any professor of sci-
ence in this University who is im-
parting technological knowledge to
his students has the obligation to
point out the relevancy of their
potential skills - such as how
scientifically - based corporations
use them."
Dunn informed Green Mon-
day that he was relieved of his
teaching duties pending a review
of his actions.
Yesterday, Dunn said "it was
his decision" to suspend Green, al-
though a body of chemistry pro-
fessors who co-ordinate teaching
assignments later concurred with
He said that the cause for the
suspension was "primarily" the
slide show, although he added,
"You (The Daily) don't know the
substance of the thing."
Dunn declined to discuss the
suspension further adding that "it
would not do any good to publicize
these things prior to the inquiry."

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