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December 10, 1949 - Image 6

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Vest Quad Men Broaden Relations

With Faculty


EMPHASIS ON INFORMALITY-Faculty' Associate Prof. Frank L. Huntley, of the English depart-
ment, getstogether with three Adams House men for a bull-session in one of the student rooms. Left
to right are Prof. . untley, Charles Stauffer, '53M, Jap Reid, '51, and Bill Stonebraker, '53M. In-
formality is the keynote of. the West Quad's program for increased student-faculty contact.

Focus Program
On Informality
Residents of the West Quadrangle have created an air of in-
formality in their relations with members of the faculty.
Circumventing the formal atmosphere of the classroom, they
have organized a broad program for increased student-faculty con-
tact within .the Quad itself.
OUTSTANDING FEATURE of the program is the Faculty As-
sociate Plan. Set uP to provide Quad men with a means of informal
"intellectual stimulation," the Plan calls for appointment of certain
faculty members to honorary unpaid positions on the staffs of in-
dividual Quad units.
The Associates often eat dinner at the Quad, visit residents
or perhaps talk in house lounges. They are chosen by the men
of the Quad and appointed by the Board of Regents.
First conceived by Provost James P. Adams in 1947, the As-
sociate Plan was put into effect largely through the efforts of Quad
men George Roumell, '51, and Bob Paul, '50.
SO FAR NINE associates have been appointed. Seven of them
are associated with Quad Houses, while Assistant to the President
Frank E. Robbins and Prof. Arno Bader, of the English department,
act as advisors to the staff of the Quad's Strauss Memorial Library.
Affiliated with Adams House are Prof. Samuel J. Eldersveld,
of the political science department, who was on the staff of the
house when it first opened, and Prof. Frank L. Huntley, of the
English department.
Dean Emeritus of Students Joseph A. 1ursley is connected with
Michigan House, while Dr. Mark A. Hayes, of the University Hospital,
acts as Allen-Rumsey's associate.
IN LLOYD HOUSE, Prof. James K. Pollock, chairman of the
political science department, Prof. Lionel H. Laing, of the political
science department, and Dean of Women Alice C. Lloyd serve as
As an adjunct to the Faculty Associate Plan, scores of other
faculty members are frequently invited to the Quad to participate
in forums, panels, review sessions, and informal get-togethers.
PRESIDENT ,Alexander G. Ruthven has called the West Quad
program a "full realization of the concepts set forth in the Michigan
House Plan."
"The Plan has proved itself in every way and can no longer be
considered an experiment," President Ruthven said.
It was through his incentive that the Michigan House Plan was
drawn up in 1939 as a basis for the reestablishment of a residence
halls system at the University.
THE PLAN WENT into effect just 80 years after University
dormitories were abolished by the late President Henry P. Tappan as
"objectionable remnants of the Monkish cloisters of the Middle Ages."
Seeing a real need for residence halls here, President Ruthven
adopted a philosophy that instead of acting as mere boarding
houses, they could be set up to give the student experience in
communal living and assistance in expanding his education.
This was a new concept of American dormitory life. It became
the backbone of the Michigan House plan, and it has served as the
guiding principle behind the program in the West Quad.

DISCUSS FACULTY ASSOCIATE PLAN--West Quad men talk over their Faculty Associate Plan
with President Alexander G. Ruthven. Seated in the Quad's Main Lounge are, left to right, Bob Paul,
'50E, President Ruthven, Quad President George Roumell, '51, and Resident Director of the Quad
Peter A. Ostafin of the sociology department. Pa il and Roumell have been instrumental in putting
the Faculty Association Plan into practice.


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ADVICE FROM DEAN-Michigan House President Joe Kosik,
'51B, left, talks over a Quad problem with Dean Emeritus Joseph
A.. Bursley. As Associate of the house, Dean Bursley is a fre-
quent Quad visitoi.
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THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE QUAD-Scores of faculty members come into the Quad each semester
to eat and talk )with residents, so that Thursday night student-faculty dinners, have become a
virtual tradition. Above, George A. Peek, of the political science department, center, meets with men
of Chicago House. After dinner they retired to the house lounge for a discussion of University life.


FACTS OF LIFE-Congregated in their lounge, m n of Michigan House listen intently as Dr. John
D. Morley, of the Health Service, explains var ous sex problems and relations. Along with talks
in individual houses, student-faculty associa ion -on a Quad-wide basis is provided

TIME OUT FOR COFFEE-Lloyd House residents quit their books temporarily and adjourn to
the Union for coffee with their Faculty Associate Prof. Lionel H. Laing of the political science
department. Dr. Laing considers the Quad prog am a natural way for faculty members to see the

PREVIEW-Strauss Memorial Library Associates Prof. Arno L.
Bader, of the English; department, left, and Assistant to the
President Frank E. Robbins, right, look over a new book with
librarian Tom Rice, '50B.

through forums, question-answer
Rise Stevens
To Sing at Hill
Rise Stevens will give the sixth
Choral Union concert 8:30 p.m.
Monday in Hill Auditorium.
Miss Stevens, famous for her
portrayal of opera's notoriously
seductive Carmen, has also
achieved success in the'movies, on
the radio and in the record shops.
HER FIRST movie effort was'in
1941,' in "The Chocolate Soldier"
when she sang opposite another
Choral Union concert artist, Nel-
son eddy. In 1942, she appeared
with Bing Crosby in the Academj'
Award picture "Going My Way."
She won her first movie role
upon the recommendation of
Eddy, who sent an MGM execu-
tive to see her ins her West
Coast debut with the San Fran-
cisco Opera Company.
Crosby, who recommended her
for the "Going My Way" part after
meeting her on a War Bond show

review sessions a id a smoker held each spring.

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the formal relations of the classroom.


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