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Thursday, May 29, 197

Poge Six


Literary College to implement Watergate prosecutors to
far-ranging academic changes drop lawsuits over tapes

(Continued from Page 1)
be expected to take one quarter
of their total credit-hours of
work outside their fietd of con-
centration, according to a plan
of their own design.
The plan can be arranged in
any one of three manners: "by
disciplinary content, by ap-
proaches to knowledge (analyti-
cal, empirical, moral and es-
thetic), or by a pattern resem-
bling the present system with
only two courses required in
each disciplinary area."
LSA students are still re-
quired to take the standard
Freshperson Composition course
sometime before the end of-their
first year of study. In addition
to the regular program, an Eng-
lish Composition Board will be
instituted to improve the qual-
ity of undergraduate writing.
ALTHOUGH BGS degree can-
didates were formerly exempt
from theyCompositionrequire-
ment, they cannot escape the
all-inclusive wording of the new
code: "Every freshman is re-
quired to take one course in
English Composition "
In other distribution - related
issues, the disputed foreign lan-
guage requirement remains in
effect, but the mandatory labo-
ratory course in science has
been eliminated under the GRC
Another step in the direction
of greater flexibility involves the
grading procedure. Formerly,
an upperclassperson was en-
titled to elect a maximum of
four courses on a pass-fail op-
tion with no more than one per
semester. The revised code
gives students the option of list-
ing up to one quarter of their
total credits pass-fail regardless

of whether or not they are dis-
tribution courses.
HOWEVER, as before, courses
taken for concentration are not
included under the pass-fail
Included in the new pass-fail
option is a measure allowing
students, upon payment of a fee
set by the Registrar, to request
that courses originally listed as
pass or fail on the transcript be
accompanied by the letter grade
initially submitted by the in-
The new grading system will
also . include the addition of
plusses and minuses to the cur-
rent grading structure. The
four-point scale will remain un-
changed with letter grades sub-
mitted as "A" and "A+"
accorded four points.
PROFESSOR Raymond Grew,
chairman of the GRC, explain-
ing the reasoning behind such
a grading scale said, "It will
discourage any further inflation
of grading." He also indicated
that the four-point scale is
"rather a common system na-
"The honor will read on the
transcript but not in the grade-
point," he added.
Concentration requirements
have not been overlooked. Mor-
ris indicated that the new sys-
tem will give "a great deal of
leeway to the departments."
THE OLD rigid departmental
concentration policy stated that
only thirty hours, incorporating
six credit-hours in related de-
partments, could be counted to-
ward a degree.
However, by the revised meas-
ure, concentration programs
will vary by department be-
tween 24 and 48 required credit-

hours of courses. And, under
the new plan, no more than one
quarter of the total credit-hours
taken for a B.A. or B.S. degree
may come under a single de-
Also, in a change concerning
concentration plans, an under-
graduate need no longer accu-
mulate 60 credit-hours before
declaring a major.
According to the revised fac-
ulty code, by the end of the
fourth term, a student must file
a concentration plan, for which
the department's specified pre-
requisites have been met.
Tomorrow: A look at GRC
changes involving counseling,
residency requirements, aca-
demic transcripts and new
course offerings.
TERRA - LINDA, Calif. (P)
-Albert H. Leigh, a Signal
Corps veteran of World War I,
has been telling Terra Linda
High School students what- it
was like to fight a war 58 years
The students who have grown
up in a world of transistors, ra-
dar and video were told about
the World War I era of blink-
ers, spark plugs and acid bat-
He described the blinker, a
little searchlight mounted on a
gun base which could send mes-
sages in dots and dashes behind
the lines, and how acid battery
radios were devised by air-
planes as spotters for American

W A S H I N G T O N P) -
The Watergate Special Prose-
cutor's office, nearing the last
four months of its life, intends
to ask court permission soon to
withdraw from the various suits
over the tapes and documents of
former President Richard Nix-
on's administration.
This was confirmed yester-
day by John Barker, a spokes-
man for special prosecutor Hen-
ry Ruth, after the action was
hinted at by Rabbi Baruch
Korff at a news conference.
IN RELATED post-Watergate
news, Korff announced his re-
tirement yesterday as Nixon's
chief legal fund raiser. Fight-
ing tears and expressing his
continued commitment to the
former President, Korff cau-
tioned reporters "not to read
anything sinister into my deci-
sion to relinquish these respon-
sibilities. I am not stepping
down in my friendship for
Barker said the special pro-
secutor's office "never had any
position at all over ownership
of the Nixon papers." All we
were concerned about was get-
ting access to materials we
needed for possible criminal
prosecutions," he said.
"We have had access, we've
been getting documents," Bark-
er added. "Our access to this
point has been satisfactory."
NIXON IS challenging the
constitutionality of a law passed
by the last Congress that gives
the government possession of
the papers. He also seeks to
make the Ford administration
live up to its agreements to give
the papers to him.
A group of reporters, histor-
ians and other scholars has en-
tered the suit. A three-judge
court is considering the consti-
tutionality question which seems
certain to reach the Supreme
Court no matter how it's de-
Barker said the prosecutor's
office had an agreement with
Nixon's attorneys for access to
the documents it needs.
Few jobs
(Continued from Page 3)
tion said that the drop in jobs
has been caused by ecinomi..
problems coupied with an un-
related reduction in the demand
for teachers and re:archers.
"The bottom has drspped owtI
for school teachers as a result
of the sharp and continued fall
in the birth rate, and there will
U-M Stylists
at the UNION
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"WE'VE received 25-30 taped
conversations in the last few
months," he said.
The prosecutor's office intends
to go out of business by Sept.
30, although it is known to be
continuing to conduct investiga-
tions that may result in indict-
Although spokesmen won't
say, areas believed still under
investigation are the 18 min-
ute gap in the Nixon tape of
June 20, 1972 - three days after
the Watergate break-in - sev-
eral campaign contributions
cases and the activities of
Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, a close
Nixon friend.
THE THIRD and last of the
Watergate grand juries will be
discharged on July 7, but other
regular grand juries can con-
tinue work already begun.
By law, Ruth must give Con-
gress a final report on the ac-
tivities of the prosecutor's of-
fice since it was established in
May 1973.
Meanwhile, Korff said he is
resigning as chairman of trus-
tees of the President Nixon Jus-
tice Fund for personal reasons.
AS A last act, he turned over
a check for $25,000 to a repre-
sentative of the firm that has
been fighting Nixon's legal bat-
ties since he stepped down as
president, and read a state-
ment from the firm that indi-
cated there is a balance of
$155.155 remaining.
The payments cover only the
work done in challenging gov-
ernment possession of some 42
million Nixon documents and
tapes on constitutional grounds,
Korff said.
"President Nixon requested
me specifically to meet only
those bills which involve the
constitutional issues, vis-a-vis
the presidential papers," Korff
"The president does not want
us to pay any other bill or in-
debtedness. He chooses to meet
his obligations. He confined the
President Nixon Justice Fund
solely to the constitutional is-
for grads
be little demand far colee
faculty members in the 190'"
she said.
SIMILARLY, the avaiisbiity
of research and dovel.pmest
positions peaked 'n the mbi-60's
and has dropped seadily sina
then, Gordon ptinte vout.
She predicted that the j ohb
market for cllee gradaaes
would become "highly favorable
by the latter half of the 180i's"
if the economy coolnues to
But long-run factors dictate
that students ohold ccmbine
liberal arts eaucation with tra-
ing in "salable skills' such as
engineering, statistics and com-
puter science, acco d g to

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