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0,14r, Ad41gan atly
Fifty-Sixth Year
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ThePost-War University
ALUMNI WHO "go back to Michigan" for the 1946 Victory Reunion will
find their University changed in many ways. Behind the familar fa-
cade of buildings and campus, important underlying changes are taking
place. With the war's end and the GI Bill, the nation's colleges and univer-
sities have been faced with the problem of meeting the educational needs of
thousands of young men who might never have been able to go beyond high
school. Working with equipment and buildings necessarily taxed by the war
period when replacement was impossible, the universities had to become
flexible as they never were before, adjusting to a new level of mass education.
At Michigan, the adjustment problem has been particulary severe. Lured
by the University's national reputation for the best in the academic, sports
and social fields, thousands upon thousands of veterans have applied for
admission. In accommodating itself to this new demand, the University
has become a basically different place.
Records have been shattered all along the line. The fall enrollment here
will be more than 18,000, an all-time high. The engineering and graduate
schools have more students than ever before. Naturally, students are older,
matured in differing degrees by their years in the service. There are many
married students. With the increased enrollment, housing facilities have
been especially taxed. Approximately 1700 students live nine miles from
the campus in the Willow Village community. Near the Coliseum, some 70
married students have set up house-keeping in a temporary housing devel-
opment. As fast as possible, the University has begun housing and class-
room building programs, expanding to meet the need. But this has been
a painfully slow process. In Ann Arbor as throughout the country, building
materials and labor are at a premium. We have had to wait for priorities
as well. During the waiting period, temporary measures have been put into
Dormitories are crowded, with extra students in every room. Classes
are larger' than ever before.,There are more lecture courses, more night
classes, rnore' graduate-student assistants. Personal contact. between student
and professor has been cut to a regrettable minimum. On the other hand,
standard 'have been raised a "C" average is now required for a student to
remain; in school, with exceptions for only veterans. Michigan is more of a
state school. than ever before, with new out-of-state students banned
admissixi;'to ev.ery part of 'the University. The old nation-integrating con-
tacts between Far West and East and South have become a thing of the past.
To meet the needs of its largest student body, the University has
changed. Alumni who graduated as recently as last year would find them-
selves living in a. different world. More than ever before, the Alumni Reunion
will be a sharp reminder of the disappearance of the old,
-Milt Freudenhein
Honors Program in Liberal Arts
Promises Indtvdual A ttention

JAG School
Trained 2,684
During War

Fall Term Grad School
E nrollmen t To Top 2,000

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During World War 11, the Graduate
Bronze Plaque Awarded School residence enrollment dropped
To 'U' for Services to a low of around 700 as compared
Jude Avo Geer s with a peak1800senrolled in the pre-
w ar years.
The graduation of 91 officers in the
Judge Advocate General's School last These figures were estimated by
February climaxed the School's three Mrs. Carol R. Sullivan, recorder for
year existence here. the Horace H. Rackham School of
This Was the nation's only Officer Graduate Studies. "Since V-J Day,"
Candidate School maintained by the Mrs. Sullivan said. "our enrollment
JAG Department. has increased to 1,700 and present
JAG DJAGrtholwaentestimate for the fall semester run
the .JAG SCooL was ransferrge around 2.000 to 2,100." This does not
the . W.CookLaw uadrngleiim luldc students who ar e in the ex-
September, 1942, from Washington.tramural cities.
and since that time a total of 2,684
candidates and officers have been As happened on all college cam-
gr'aduated from this triigpro- puses. the war almost eliminated from
traiingthe class room male students. This
f was particularly true at the grad-
Ofthis total 1,258 comprised ithe uate level, Mrs. Sullivan explained.
27 Officer Classes: 942 were in the "In addition to many men being
15 OfficermeCanddate Clnase cond called into the armed services, many
tract termination classes nmembers of the faculty were them-
telves called into the armed or civil-
Fourteen Filipino officers were also ian government service, thus making
among those to complete courses in the extra teaching load for the pro-
the School, including six who grad- fessors so heavy that they had little
uated with the last group. time for working with graduate stu-
Maj.-Gen. Thomas Green, Judge dents and for directing research,"
Advocate General of the Army, pre- she said.
sented a bronze plaque to Dr. Blythe Few Teaching Fellows
Stason, Dean of the Law School. "Another factor which further in-
during the final ceremonies. Given on creased the average professor's un-
the behalf of individual members of dergraduate teaching load," con-
the JAG Department, the plaque tinued Mrs. Sullivan, "was the shor-
has been mounted near the east entry tage of teaching fellows who cus-
of the Lawyer's Club. It reads: tomarily enroll in the Graduate
"In grateful recognition by the School for work towards the doc-
Judge Advocates of the Army for pa- torate at the same time as they re-
triotic contribution made by the Uni- lieve their department by teaching
versity of Michigan Law School dur- the elementary courses."
ing World War II in placing at the While all departments were forced
disposal of the Judge Advocate Gen- to cut down on the number of courses
eral of the Army the facilities of the they could offer to the graduate stu-
W. W. Cook Law Quadrangle as the dent, Mrs. Sullivan said that the hu-
site of the Judge Advocate Gener- manities were the hardest hit. "Many

several applications from Oak Ridge."
She said that this may indicate that
many people who came in contact
with science through working on the
atomic bomb may be desirous of do-
ing further work in the field.
Mrs. Sullivan repeated, however,
that the biggest responsibility of the
Graduate School today is to provide
more teaching fellows so that the
faculty burden of teaching under-
graduates may be decreased.
Field Campus'
Will Multiply
U' Enrollment
The University of the future will
probably teach many times the num-
ber of students who inhabit the cam-
pus, by means of extension courses,
according to Dr. Charles A. Fisher,
director of the University Extension
Dr. Fisher says he wouldn't be sur-
prised to see the day, very soon,
when the ratio of off-campus to on-
campus students would run as high
as ten to one.
Enrollment Leaps
Dr. Fisher and his assistant, Ever-
ett J. Soop, who is in charge of the
Detroi.t center of the extension ser-
vice, pointed to the fact that the
Extension Service registered 13,500
students in the 1944-45 school year.
while the enrollment a decade ago
was only 3,500.
The Extension Service attempts to
give courses aimed at the needs of
the people, Dr. Fisher emphasized.
Demands range all the way from a
request for a course for prospective
home-builders through anrinstitute
given annually for Detroit area fire-
men to an amateur band and orches-
tra which practices regularly at the
Detroit center under the direction of
University bandmen.
The biggest task now, according to
Dr. Fisher, is to round up faculty
men and funds to set up classrooms
in the field. Although the. idea of
off-campus instruction is nothing
new, he pointed out that it is an
idea which is rapidly growing upon
the people of this country, and has
unlimited possibilities in an era of
post-war development.
The University School of Business
Administration is planning to teach
courses in Grand Rapids, giving stu-
dents full credit toward degrees.
While this is an emergency measure
to relieve the crowded campus condi-
tions, it is typical of the modern
educational trend toward diffusing a
state university over the whole state.
At present the Extension Service has
centers in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw,
Grand Rapids and Bay City.
The opinion of some facultymen
who have gone into the field, Soop
pointed out, is that such a policy is
dissolving the once popular notion
of the ivory-tower isolation of a uni-

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U' Extension
Enrollment To
Rise in Future
American service men and women
from Guadalcanal to Corsica have
been encouraged to continue their
education through United States
Armed Forces Institute course ad-
ministered by the Correspondence
Study Department.-
The University, in cooperation with
nearly 100 other colleges and univer-
sities throughout the nation, will con-
tinue to make these courses-by-mail
available to armed forces personnel
for several years, according to gov-
ernment plans.
During the war, USAFI courses
were sent from the University to al-
most 4,000 men and women in all
branches of the service-the eighth
largest enrollment in the country.
Many of the students completed the
courses in which they originally en-
rolled and have elected new ones.
Some of them are now continuing
their education on the campus.
Both high school and college cre-
dit courses, including basic courses
in languages, mathemathics, social
studies and science, are listed by the
Another wartime product of the,
Correspondence Study Department
is aid to veterans. Since January 1,
the department has been providing
courses to veterans under the GI
Bill of Rights through a contract
with the Veterans Administration in
Washington, D.C.
The department has 26 full or part
time instructors, most of whom also
teach on campus.

of our chemistry, physics, and en-
gineering students were engaged in
research work for the government
and cur records showed a higher
than usual number of students en-
rolled pa't time," Mrs. Sullivan
She also pointed out that the for-
eign representation changed in char-
acter and that while formerly, Euro-
pean students predomihated, during
and following the war years students
from China, India, Turkey and the
Latin American countries have come
to the University in increasing num-
bers. "Now the enrollment is so
large that few students except former
students and students here on schol-
arships can be admitted to the Grad-
uate School from foreign countries,"
Mrs. Sullivan added.
Present Trends
Among the present trends. Mrs.
Sullivan cited the increasing number
of students who ar'e working for the
doctorate, the marked interest in
physical sciences as well as in the
social sciences although to a lesser
extent, and the request often made
by students for recognition of Span-
ish as one of the languages approved
for the doctorate requirement. At the
present time. French and German
are the recognized languages. "It
may also be significant," Mrs. Sul-
livan said. "to note that we have

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The degree program for "Honors
in Liberal Arts," which will be re-
sumed in the literary college this fall
after a four-year lapse, will bring
the benefits of intensive individual
development to a mass educational
Modeled after the famed Oxford
and' Cambridge plans, the honors
program is based on individual work
under the direction of a tutor.
According to Prof. Stanley D.
Dodge, director of the Board of Tu-
tors, the honors program "does not
train for particular jobs but devel-
ops the individual per se."
Students' enrolled in the program
will attend no classes but will meet
periodically with their tutors. Text-
books will be unknown to the honors
student, since he will be 'reading di-
rectly from the sources of know-

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Nor will the honors student take
routine blue books. He will write
comprehensive examinations in his
field of concentrated study and col-
lateral fields and in his senior year
will submit an essay on a subject se-
lected by him in consultation with
his tutor.
As outlined by Prof. Dodge, the
honors program offers the following
1. Individual work in the student's
)wn line of interest.
2. Work in close association with
a tutor.
3. Marked intellectual stimulus.
Another advantage of the honors
program described by Prof. Dodge is
the doing away with the "course-
ification" of knowledge where there is
little continuity from course to course
and little connection from depart-
ment to department.

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