T"HE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941j
PAGE FOURya.aTHE MItCHIGAN L 11i u8
Students Plan,Supervise Building Of ouses
By WILLIAM BAKER Students Do The Work client, inspecting the site, analyz- for drawing up plans, although in their state exanmnations, they be-
A comparative newcomer among Anycne desiring to construct a ing the requirements, making pre- the long run they would save by come licensed architects.
University services, the University small building for himself can liminary 'sketches, and finally securing an architect's assistance. Four Hours Credit
At the Clinic, hosvever, they get TeCiihwvr pna
ofMcia rhtcua lnccome to the Clinic for assistance, making the drawings and writing AteCnc oeete e The Clinic. however, open as a
of Michigan Architectural Clinic omthe services of an architect, re- four-hour credit course to gradu-
serves a twofold purpose by giving Professor Brigham explained. The specifications. Professor Brigham ceiving all the advantages to be ate and senior students, offers the
actual experience to individual only qualifications are that the explained. Final plans must be gained thereby, and they obtain opportunity of obtaining experi-
student architects and contribut- building shall not exceed $6,000 in approved by the Clinic director. this service at a nominal charge to ence under real-life conditions.
ing limited architectural service to cost, and that the individual con-. After the plans have been ap- cover cost of printing. The student meets the client,
struct it for his own use. proved by the client and the head On the other side of the picture, works with him, and solves the
those erecting small buildings for sProfessor Brigham continued, are actual problems that he will have
their own use, according to Prof. When a person desiring to con- of the Clinic, the function of the the benefits to the student. Stu- to face regularly as a professional
George B. Brigham, Jr., director struct a hom or building comes to Clinic is done, except for limited dents ordinarily cannot receive ac- architect.
of the Clinic. the Clinic, and it is ascertained inspection of the construction by a tual experience as architects in Contrary to the expectations of
One of two of its kind zin the that he meets the requirements, he faculty architect. The owner takes |school, and even after leaving some, the Clinic has nbt met with s
One f to ofitskin yinthethathe eet thereqiremnts heschool they are unable to work as opposition on the part of prof'es-
country, the other being at the is turned over to a student in the his plans to any architect, who . sonaos citects. By limiting
inmdependent architects. sional architects. By :lmiting
Pratt Institute of Fine and Applied Clinic, who handles the designing does the actual construction work For three years, he explained, buildings to $6.000, the architects
Arts, Brooklyn, New York, the and planning under faculty super- Doesn't hurt Architects they are required to work under a have agreed that the Clinic will
Clinic serves a purpose in its field vision. Ordinarily, Professor Brigham professional architect. They usual- not compete with them, but will
similar to the purposes of student Th tudent . explained, builders of small homes ly do mere detail work, seldom be- actually help them by increasing
e s serves just asa pro-' are unable to obtain the services ing assigned a complete job in appreciation of the services of an
dental and medical clinics in those fessional architect would, discuss- , of architects, because they feel direct contact. with the client. architect, Professor Brigham con-
professions, ing the problems raised with his they cannot afford the fee charged 4tter this period, when they pass eluded.
With Entire State
One of the valuable contacts
of the University with the state
is by means of faculty members
who are assigned through the Ex-
tension Service to speak through-
out the State.
Although the budget allocation
for fees provide for only 100 lec-
tures, the large number of Uni-
sersity speakers assigned was
made possible through contribu-
tions from organizations seekingI
speakers and there is much evi-
cence that University speakers are
.ipreciated by the communities
towhich they are sent.
Go To Small Towns
It has been the policy of the
Extension Service to reserve the
free lectures for small towns in
the outlying sections of the State,
and, in return. these places co-
operate by advertising the meet-
ings to the public. Such contacts
throughout the state are of great
value to the faculty members and
to the University as well as the
A recent study of the extension
student body showed that 76 of the
83 Michigan counties were rep-
resented in extension credit and
noncredit courses offered through
Education At Home
Evidence accumulated each year
shows that the program is meet-
ing the interests and needs of per-
sons throughout the state who are
unable to come to the University
campus, and requests for classes
from communities located at con-
siderable distance from Ann Arbor
are steadily increasing.
The recent erection in Detroit
of the Horace H. Rackham Edu-
cational Memorial, which will have
facilities available for the class
program of the Extension Service,
will make possible a more co-
hesive program of classes which
are nose held in buildings scattered
throughout the cit.s s E
Takes Health Role
The School of Education co-
operates with the W. K. Kellogg
Foundation in putting into effect
its health program for the schools
in the Michigan counties served
by the Foundation.
Advisory service on a propect to
improve instruction in health and
mental hygiene in the high schools
of.the Kellogg area has been given
by Prof. Mabel E. Rugen and Prof.
Howard Y. McClusky.
Al mnni Head quarters
Public Officials Begin Here
Providing well-trained men and ,intensive investigations in the
women for public service in both field of public administration.
the state and nation - that has Government being the compli-
cated mechanism that it is today.
been the main goal of the Curric- knowledge of it and its adininis-
ulum in Public Administration, tration is an absolute prerequisite
part of the Institute of Public and I for those intending to enter public
Social Adinioistration of the Hor- service. Since 1914 the University
ace H. Rackham School of Grad- has had a Curriculum in Munici-
uate Studies. pal Administration for training
The Curriculum under the direc- those interested in municipal ad-
tion of Prof. George C. S. Benson ministration. but only since the
of the political science department, academic yeai 1936-37 has the
has a four-fold program: (1) to enlarged public administration
equip citizens with a oiuad under- curriculum bees in operation.
standing of government and its A two-year siuds entitles one to
administration, (2) to familiarize a degree of Me'ter of Public Ad-
business and professional men ministration. and many graduates
with the relations between govern- have gone out , -erve in national,
ment and business, I3 to supply state and loes: o-venmeotal posts.
those who desire to enter public The courses o: ered include tech-
service in administration or politi- tical ones in. .ition to the un-
cal capacities with technical train- dergraduate tring. Field train-
ing, and (4) to train those who ing and researc are also part of
intend to carry on research and the prograim.
Alumni activities make the University of Michigan strong, and
here is located the brain center of the entire program. It is beau-
tiful Alumni Memorial Hall, on the southwest corner of the
campus, across State Street from the Michigan Union.
During the past year a revitalized appreciation of the Univer-
sity 's attitude toward graduates and former students has been
noticed among the alumni. Impressive evidence of this continually
increasing interest on the part of the alumni of the University,
and in the majority of the alumni associations was the launching
of 18 new University of Michigan clubs.
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