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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 16, 1979-Page 3

Pilot Pro
In an effort to make the Pilot newcomer
Program more appealing to students, changes ar
staff and student advisors to the since three
program are planning improvements and the ne
which include extending academic position unt
courses and increasing the number of DAVID S
social activities available. sity of Ca
"I think that the general opinion is
that students were losing interest in the
Pilot Program," said Student Advisor
Renee Radcliffe. "We are trying to 'I t
make it more appealing than it is now." say we
MOST OF THE proposed changes w .i
will involve "structuring" the we lie
program, said John Douglas, resident
director of academics. "The same
classic issues (e.g., human sexuality,
racism, sexism) will be espoused in a
more structured format," he explained.
Founded in 1962, the Pilot Program is
meant to be an innovative program in arrive next
which faculty (generally consisting of Alice Lloy
graduate students) live in the Alice Wilson and
Lloyd residence hall with freshpersons Director Er
and sophomores. Next year, Douglas the program
said that pilot classes which are taught director of
in Alice Lloyd, will be stricter and Pilot Progr
require the students to "do some "We ha
thinking." (faculty) c
Most of next year's staff will be new al goingt
to the program. Nine of 13 Resident people fro
State Dept.
Department announed yesterday the
recall of the U.S. ambassador to Chile
following the refusal by a judge to ex-
tradite three Chilean military officers
wanted in the 1976 slaying here of exile
leader Orlando Letelier.
Department- spokesman Hodding
Carter said the United States is
"gravely disappointed" by the judge's
decision. He said Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance ordered the recall of Am-
bassador George Landau for con-
sultations and tok "participate in
thorough review of all facets of our
relations with the Chilean gover-
THE OFFICIALS, who asked not to
be identified, said the recall of Am-
bassador George Landau was partly in-
tended as a signal of U.S. displeasure
See U.S., Page 6
This bus d
b u s r id e s w
today bu
Woodstock II?
A farmer in Seneca County, New York is pushing
for a re-play of the infamous Woodstock concert on
his 1,300 acre farm. Martin Ahouse, who operates
the farm with the help of his brother and father, said
he has met with promoter John Morris and he thinks
there's a 25 per cent chance a second Woodstock
could be held on his land. The Ahouse farm could
accommodate 600,000 people. Ahouse said talks with
Morris have "been encouraging." Don't make
travel plans yet, however; the Seneca County Board
of Supervisors has publicly opposed a local Wood-

gramplans changes
F) and the director will be background." talking stage."
s. Most of the program Radcliffe said that this year the Pilot
e still in the planning stages, Program is being "more conscien- A possible idea for the cla
RFs have not yet been hired tious" in hiring and was not rehiring said, would be to isolate sev
w director won't assume his RFs who received poor course broad subject areas and con
il June. evaluations. problems. Students enrol
CHOEM from the Univer- NEXT YEAR, Douglas said he hopes course would study their
lifornia at Berkeley will to have more activities outside of subject, write a platform pl
area and deliver it to an ass

ss, Douglas
'en or eight
led in the
ank on that
embly com-

hink we (Pilot Program staff members) can honestly
know a lot about what our students think, because
with them.'
-John Douglas, Resident Director of
Academics in the Pilot Program.
month to take the place of classes for pilot students. "We have, in
d Building Director Diana the past, been a little too American," he
Pilot Program Academics said. International festivals
ric Lipson, both of whom left highlighting different countries are
in May. Schoem will be the planned, he said.
both Alice Lloyd and the "Theme experience," a one-credit
sam. course dealing with a specific issue
ve some exciting people such as Human Rights, will have a
,oiing," said Douglas. "We stronger framework next year,
out of. our way to recruit although Douglas said many of the
im a wide and diverse plans for the course were "still in the

posed of Pilot Program students. The
assembly would then ratify a "con-
stitution" of these "survival methods"
for the world in the 1980s.
ANOTHER curriculum change will
be a stronger emphasis on Pilot
seminars. Ideas for seminars include
one on modern architecture, and an in-
terdisciplinary approach to philosophy.
An informal process involving
student and faculty participation has
been the basis for most of the proposed
changes. "I think we (Pilot Program
staff members) can honestly say we
know a lot about what our students
think, because we live with them," said
Five student advisors are staying
here this summer to help plan next
year's program, and a survey will be
given to incoming pilot students to
See PILOT, Page 12

Daily rPhoo byJIMKK
Free rides
river took a break at the Ann Arbor bus station yesterday. Michigan Transportation Week is May 13-19. In the city,
will be free on May 19, when the Ann Arbor Transit Authority will dedicate a new information center.

stock, and may block a major music festival in
the area.
Pot surprise
The president of the Lewis-Clark State College
in Lewiston, Idaho found a different kind of grass
growing in his lawn-marijuana. Deanna Vickers,
the president's wife, uprooted the flourishing pot
plants after a passer-by pointed out the crop. The
plants were about six weeks old. "We certainly
can't be growing this stuff," Vickers said. It might
be a good idea to check out the shrubs around that
white house on South University A.ve , . ,.... .. .

Happenings ...
. . aren't listed, so play frisbee, play tennis,
go swimming, read a book, go shopping, sleep in,
clean the house, or do anything you haven't had the
time to do. Better luck tomorrow.
On the outside
Today will be cool-the high in the mid-6 s, the
low in the 30s. Spots of frost will disappear under the
morning's sunny skies. Today will be-well, just
-plain nice


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