SEPT. 29, 1942
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Engineering Societies Offer
Freshmen Many Opportunities
Although freshmen in other col-
leges may fret and stew because there
are few activities open to them until
their second semester, freshmen in
the College of Engineering will find
plenty of opportunities open to them
in the form of the various engineer-
ing professional societies.
Not only is there one such organi-
zation for each engineering depart-
ment, but many of the societies over-
lap, and all bid a' cordial welcome to
the freshman engineer interested in
learning more about his chosen pro-
ASME Is Largest
Largest engineering department in
the college, the mechanical engineer-
ing department offers membership in
the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers. Intended primarily for
mechanicals, the organization offers
such professional advantages that it
is almost equally popular with engi-
neers in other fields.
Automotive engineers, although
technically enrolled in the Depart-
ment of Mechanical Engineering,
may get together in an organization
of their own-the Society of Auto-
Over in the East Engineering
Building, the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers makes itself ap-
parent, drawing its members both
from the ranks of the chemical engi-
neers and from the metallurgicals.
The metallurgicals have a society
of their own, however, in the form of
the American Institute of Mining and
Metallurgical Engineers, abbreviated
For students interested in the field
of electrical engineering, the Amer-
ican Institute of Electrical Engineers
will offer opportunities to meet pro-
fessional men in that field, and to
learn something more than is taught
in the classroom.
Engine Honor Society
Closely coupled to the electrical de-
partment is Eta Kappa Nu, an elec-
trical engineering honor society.
Membership is for upperclassmen
Civil engineers, wnen they're not
out on campus surveying or in class-
rooms building imaginary bridges,
will do well to join the American So-
ciety of Civil Engineers, which is the
society designed particularly for that
Like the mechanicals, the civils are
also sub-divided, and those students
particularly interested in highway or
transportation engineering will be in-
terested in 'the Transportation Club.
Most engineering professional soci-
eties will be holding organization
meetings and membership drives ear-
ly this semester. Watch The Daily
and engineering college bulletin
boards for announcements.
Men's Congress, all-campus organ-
ization representing undergraduate
unaffiliated men, will begin its sixth
year of operation this fall under the
direction of Norton Norris, '43.
With the advent of the war, the
numerous annual projects of the in-
dependent men's group will show a1
decided shift from the former pro-
gram with special emphasis placed on
The Men's Congress is planning to
set up a Rooming House Commission
to study the problem of student hous-
ing which has become so acute during
the past year. The Commission will
have hearings, grant and conduct in-
terviews, collect data and compile sta-
tistics, the findings of which will be
presented to Dean Bursley.
To Study Room Situation
In addition to the Commission to
study student housing, Congress will
sponsor a rooming house council,
comprised of undergraduate non-
fraternity men selected or appointed
from every approved house on cam-
pus. The council will pass on projects
concerning rooming house members,
and the executive officers of Congress
will put into effect the measures pass-
ed by the council.
Another war-born vongress project
is the Servicemen's Bureau where
University men in the Service may
register when on campus. The bureau
will provide rooms and dates, which
will be obtained from accredited lists
of the Women's Assembly.
Membership cards, obtained from
the National Independent Student's
Association headquarters at the Uni-
versity of Texas, will be available for
all Congress men this fall and will
carry such privileges as admission to
social events and discounts on clean-
ing and laundry.
Will List Prices
An especially designed committee to
keep tabs on prices of rival companies
in cleaning, shoe repair, clothing,
food, flowers, tuxedo renting and the
like will be formed and the data made
available to students upon request.
This purchasing information service
is another of the projects aimed to
adjust the student to war-time liv-
Since student cooperatives are be-
coming increasingly significant as a
means of providing low cost room
and board facilities, the Men's Con-
gress will encourage and recommend
more student operated houses at the
University. While it recognizes that
these are important as a means to
more economical living, Congress be-
lieves in fostering these cooperatives
because they are a practical appli-
cation of democracy, with its con-
notations of teamwork, racial and
religious tolerance, elimination of
waste and extravagance.
To Co-operate With Coeds
This year, more than ever before,
Men's Congress will strive for more
collaboration with the Women's As-
sembly. An inter-dependent commit-
tee to work for greater cooperation
between the men and women inde-
pendents on campus will be set up
for jointly sponsored social and in-
The files of old examinations will
once more be available for those de-
siring to make use of them, and the
Tutorial System is being revived.
Dean Woodburne Adviser
To Outstanding Students
In Tutorial Programs
Michigan's Degree Program for
Honors in Liberal Arts, modeled on
the tutorial programs of Harvard,
Oxford and Swarthmore, will begin
its fourth year of existence on cam-
pus this fall.
Begun as an experiment, the pro-
gram has met with such enthusiasm
on the part of the students partici-
pating that it has become a perma-
nent feature. Assistant Dean Lloyd
S. Woodburne of the literary college
will again act as general adviser to
approximately 15 seniors and 15 jun-
iors taking part in the program.
These students are chosen through
the records of their first two years
and by examination, and will receive
five hours credit for their work.
Participants in the program are
given wide latitude and individual
preference in the selection of courses
for their junior and senior years.
Programs are worked out with tutors
following the special interest of each
student, and courses are chosen ac-
cording to what is believed will bring
out the best efforts of each student.
During his senior year each stu-
dent in the program must write an
essay on a subject selected by him in
consultation with his tutor. This es-
say will be judged by the Board of
Tutors and other members of the fac-
ulty which the board may invite. The
student will also write a comprehen-
sive final examination in his field of
study and in related fields. Those
who have shown superior ability in
their work will be recommended for
honors at graduation.
This Degree Program for Honors in
Liberal Arts should be distinguished
from other honors programs in the
literary school. The Departments of
English, History and Philosophy also
offer honors courses to students con-
centrating in these subjects. Students
in the programs do not work under
tutors, but receive their honors by
doing superior work in certain des-
ignated courses. Juniors and seniors
in the Program for Honors in Liberal
Arts, on the other hand, do not
necessarily concentrate in any one
This year the honors program will
offer four seminars to seniors and
three to juniors.
Asst. Prof. Otto G. Graf, of the
German department, will conduct a
small senior group in a critical study
of the forms of literature.
Asst. Prof. Howard B. Calderwood,
of the political science department,
will hold a seminar on "Scientific
Method in the Social Sciences."
A third group will meet with Assoc.
Prof. Stanley D. Dodge, of the geog-
raphy department, to discuss the gen-
eral topic, "Ethics and Society".
The Michigan Wolverine, largest
student cooperative in the world, en-
ters its tenth year this fall and once
again will provide regular meals,
laundry service and other student
supplies and services at cost.
Organized in 1932 as a depressionj
enterprise, the Wolverine opened in
Lane Hall with 75 members, and soon
expanded to its present membership
of about 700 and moved to its res-
taurant home at 209 N. State Street.
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