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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, April 7, 19 6

Page Ten I MI~ MICJHIGAN L)AILY Wednesday, April 1', 1976

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Most students objected to the
decision because they say it
would escalate competition in
an already overly-competitive
environment.
"I think the proposal is real-
ly raunchy," freshperson Grace
Quirk said. "It will just make
all the classes super competi-
tive, pitting students against
each other."
WHILE THE bill's sponsors
pointed to a need to show where
students stand in a class, many
students held that class rank
was insignificant.
"When you are looking at a
grade you are judging an indi-
vidual performance and not how
you did compared to the rest
of the class," said LSA senior
Bill Lee.
One LSA freshperson said,
"Maybe if I was doing great in
a class . . . But no, I don't
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the rest of the class."
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dent," explained graduate stu-
dent and political science teach-
ing assistant Anne Harper-No-'
bles. "They are not for the
benefit of employers or gradu-
ate schools. This further erodes'
the whole idea of the purpose of
education. If all my students!
get As I think I've done a good;
job as a teacher."
An indirect result of the pro-
posal is to lessen grade infla-
tion, but students were unim-
pressed with that aspect of
Flyerf
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election code.
The first day of the three-day
MSA balloting was also marked
by delays and a relatively high
voter turnout for the decisions
on 13 MSA members and sev-
eral ballot proposals.
SOC member Debra Goodman,
former president of MSA's pre-
decessor, Student Government
Council, flatly denied SOC auth-
orship of the flyer. "We will def-
initely file suit with the CSJ
(Central Student Judiciary) if
we can find out who did this,"
she said.
SOC CANDIDATE Amy Blu-
menthal said her party "will

Bruce Barquist, a sophomore
in the Pilot program, said, "I
don't think that this is the wayI
to do it. They should deflate
grades and make a C average
and an A excellent, and not
hand out As to half the class."
"I THINK it is completely
backwards. I don't see any ra-
tionale behind it," protested a
senior.
The fear of hurting their pros-,
pects with a potential employ-
er or a graduate school was a

factor in some students' objec-
tions.
"I'd rather get an inflated
good grade," 'admitted junior
Julie Gracie.
Associate (LSA) Dean Charles
Morris says other University
schools andycolleges may adopt
the new proposal if it is suc-
cessful in LSA.
A freshperson in nursing said,
"I hope the nursing school
doesn't go along with it. As
long as I take a course and
pass, what difference does it
make how I rank?"

-Inefficiencies could be cut
by "eliminating 27 per cent of

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continue to campaign on the all professors are racist."
issues, not on mudslinging." The opening of the election
The flyer, which strongly re- was delayed because of an in-
sembles actual SOC policy fly- transigent van carrying ballot
ers, states the following as SOC materials, causing ballot short-
viewpoints: ages at two polling places.
-That "money spent on such OTHER PROBLEMS includ-
rah-rah bullshit as football and ed breakdown of an I. D. card
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Turnout yesterday was esti-
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1,500 students, with a higher
second day turnout anticipated.
Election workers at several
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"MOST PEOPLE come with
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said election worker Mary Hil-
lier at the UGLI. "Some are
confused with the length of the
ballots and the wording of some
questions. Many are surprised
at the number of issues to be
voted on."
In other MSA news, the As-
sembly voted at a special meet-
ing last night to give $21,000 in
Student Legal Advocate (SLAP)
funds to the Center for Nation-
al Housing Reform for a hous-
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