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PERMIT NO. 13
Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 4-S oight
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday; May 30,
1986 Sixteen Pages
New cour es stresng critical The courses would differ from stan-
dard classes in their emphasis on
thinking proposed by a special LSA critical thinking, Eagle said. This
panel would cost at least $1 million to would involve not only teaching
fully implement, according to LSA of- students about a topic, but also
ficials. They are pursuing several teaching thenrhow to learn.
avenues of raising the money. ACCORDING TO Eagle the report
The Blue Ribbon Commission, proposes 20 large "planet courses"
established in December of 1983 to per semester which would ac-
improve undergraduate education at .comodate approximately 200 students
the University, has also suggested each. A professor or team of
reviews of some departmental con- professors would run each of the cour-
centration programs. Another ses. Smaller sections would be taught
proposal that would narrow be graduate teaching assistants.
distribution requirements in-all Under the SKILL plan, students
departments is already beig im- would take three planet courses and
plemented. then a smaller seminar in the first or
THE COMMISSION, which con- second semester of their sophomore
isted of six faculty members, one year. While there are already some
administrator, and one student, has college courses that stress critical
submitted its final report to the LSA thinking there is no comparable
Executive Committee. The report, program elsewhere, Eagle said.
which has not been publicly released, The Commission did not come up-
also dealt with non-curricular issues with a specific plan for implementing
such as financial aid, admissions the proposal and there are differences
policy, and the role of counseling. o pno ewe omsinmm
Accrdig t comisionmemer ersover how it should be ap-
and Slavic Languages and Literature proached
Prof. Herbert Eagle, the new course Jack Meiland, commission member
program - under the acrnonym and LSA associate dean for
SKILL (Skill and Knowledge in Curriculum and long range planning,
Lifetime Learning) -mwould ideally S lu Pa gel
consist of 30 to 40 courses each See BLUE, Page 4
LSA senior Ann Machala relaxes in the Arb on her day off from Kline's department store. "The Arb is a great
place to hang out and get sun," she said.
Ann ArborM-ites bring
Arb to life in summer
By ELLEN FIEDELHOLTZ reserve which encourages both pen- while others use it as a place to party
Nichols Arboretum, or the Arb as it siveness and playfulness. down," said Gil Jaeger, the curator
s affectionately referred to by most "Some people leisurely stroll and superintendantof the Arb.
Ann Arborites, is a 144 acre wildlife through the Arb and observe wildlife See STUDENTS, page 11
'U' Terrace may picket after losing parking
By ELLEN FIEDELHOLTZ
Residents of a University housing
unit may picket the opening of the
new University hospital to protest the
loss of paking to the new medical
Residents of University Terrace, a
housing unit for married couples, is
located between the new hospital and
the Arb. Residents demanded in a
memo that all 123 parking spaces
previously reserved for them be
ERIC LUSKIN, DIRECTOR OF
MARRIED HOUSING, SAID "this
request is unreasonable. There never
was one parking space per apar-
tment." While all residents are given
parking permits, parking spots are
Residents also asked that no
buildings be torn down in order to
make room for more parking spaces.
The University Housing Office
originally suggested two 'U' Terrace
buildings be demolished to accom-
plish this, but realized that this was
an unacceptable solution, in lightof
the present housing crunch in Ann
THE RESIDENTS also asked to be
consulted on any future plans for
development of the 'U' Terrace area.
While Luskin said this demand was
unreasonable, he noted the future of
the area would depend on the needs of
'U' Terraces proximity to the new
hospital makes it the ideal place for
medical center expansion, Luskin
"It seems to be U Terrace is the housing, said hundreds of people will
only place left for them to expand still need parking, despite plans to
whether it is in five years of twenty." build yet another parking structure
IN ADDITION, housing' on Glen Street.
studies indicate $1.8 million
of plumbing and electrical Residents of U Terrace were also
repairs will be needed in bothered by the refusal of hospital
the next two years to administrators to talk to them direc-
restore the forty- tly. Instead, the hispital negotiated
year-old housing unit. through Luskin and Foulke of the
A new Northwood unit on north cam- housing office.
pus may be more economical than
repairing U Terrace. Luskin said this was reasonable,
'U' TERRACE residents are not the since the family housing office serves
only ones affected by the parking essentially as a landlord for U
crunch. Hospital employees have Terrace residents.
been told they can no longer park in Although the parking protest is the
the area, and were instructed to park immediate concern of the residents,
in a lot on FUller road, then take a spokesman Jerry Huntley said all the
shuttle bus to work. rights of the tenants must be
Dave Foulke, associate director of safeguarded.
...genius or autocrat?
See Story, Page 3