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dino agreed to reinstall the bricks
and the city promised to provide an
additional $2,500 to pay for the extra
"A concrete plaza says nothing,"
said DeBrooke during a brief rest
from his labors this week. He and
four other volunteers were hard at'
work dismantling the brick roadbed,
washing the bricks and stacking
them along the sidewalk.
nicer," said volunteer Kerry Sand-
ford, who was spraying down a row of
bricks with a garden hose..
Some 30 people have' helped with
the project since work began last
Saturday, but DeBrooke said he
could use more volunteers.
"If someone wants .to come out,
they're really helping themselves.
It's been a fun thing," he said.
THE PLAZA itself will house an
18-foot steel sculpture donated to the
the snape0f a giant 'U', it reps
resents a gateway between down-
town Ann Arbor and the Farmers'
Market, according to sculptor David
The plaza will have benches and
shrubbery as well.
"The whole planning of that partic-
ular plaza has been a volunteer effort
by the firm of Johnson, Johnson and
Roy," said City Park Planner Chet
Hill. "The city had the sculpture for
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"THE MONEY was originally
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monies" totaling about $20,000, he
The plaza, with its accompanying
art, is only one of a series of improve-
ment projects in the neighborhood
just north of the downtown.
Using a mixture of city and federal
funds, as well as special assessments
and donations from area property
owners, the city is restoring and
upgrading the walkway along N.'
Fourth Avenue between Huron and
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2.94. And while the Fngineering School
grade remained relatively constant, the
GPA for LSA had fallen almost one-
Because undergraduate grades have
been so inflated, graduate and
professional schools have been forced
to increase their admissions
requirements. The average GPA for
University Law School freshpersons
was 3.57 in 1976, up .03 from 1975.
LIKEWISE, the average grade point
for those admitted to the Medical
School has risen with the tide. There is
no required grade-point for admission
to Medical School, but Admissions
Committee Chairman Dr. Collin Cam-
pbell confirms, "The average has been
Max Crosssman, Admissions Officer
for the Rackham Graduate School, said
"in some schools, grade inflation was
so rampant that some teachers were
nen up on
only giving away A's'."
Crossman said that the mean GPA for
incoming graduate students has still
been "a little higher- than we would
normally expect to see."
"GRADE INFLATION was more
characteristic of the early 1970's," said
Rackham Dean Bryon Groesbeck.
"Within the last year or so, any tenden-
cy towards grade inflation has been
But as ominous as all this sounds, it's
not time to panic yet. There's no need to
expect three C's out of four classes on
your next report card. "Grades will
probably go down about as slowly as
they went up," said Crossman.
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