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Incoming Women

To Start Orientation Pro(

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Mrs. Healy Named To Head
U' Dean of Women's Office

The cheery new face in the
Dean of Women's office belongs
to Sarah Lutes Healy, newly ap-
pointed acting associate dean of
Mrs. H'ealy's appointment was
announced July 7 by Provost
James P. Adams. She will be in
charge of the Office of the Dean
of Women pending the appoint-
ment of a dean.
MRS. HEALY succeeds Associ-
ate Dean Mary C. Bromage, who
resigned her post June 30.
Formerly coordinating direc-
for of Alice Lloyd Hall, Mrs.
Healy relinquished that position
in order to devote full time
to the Dean of Women's office.
"I am pleased to have the op-
portunity to work with Michigan
students and am looking forward
to working with them in the fall,"
Mrs. Healy said.
back to a school from which one
graduated and to have the op-
portunity to further the progress
already made here," she added.
As coordinating director of
Lloyd Hall, Mrs. Healy's duties
included supervising the activi-
T ties of the four residence houses
in the hall, besides planning
and heading an "in-service"
training program for the staff,
which included 16 graduate
A graduate ,of the Richmond,
Mich., public schools, Mrs. Healy
attended the Ward Belmont Junior
College and received an A.B. de-
gree from the University.
FROM 1930 to 1932 she served
as a dormitory social director at
the University. In 1932 she went
to Syracuse University on a fel-
" Iowship in personnel. There she
headed a women's dormitory un-
til 1934.
Serving as director of resi-
dence on the dean of women's
staff at Syracuse from 1934 to
'Big Sisters'
Aid Freshmen
Program Provides
Friends, Counselors
Among the many friends the
freshman coed will make in her
residence hall one of the first will
surely be her big sister.
The big sister is Just what the
nam e indicates. She is to be a
guide in all ways to her little sis-
ter, helping her orientate to col-
lege life.
inaugurated for the first time last
year in the dormitories to aid the
freshman women, and to help ban-
ish the fear that no one cares what
happens to them. The plan met
with great success last year.
There will be a big sister
chairman in each dormitory
with the big sisters working un-
der her. Each big sister will have
not more than three freshmen
in her charge.
Each big sister is to contact her
little sisters during the summer
either by mail or by arranging a
meeting if their homes are near
enough to make it possible. They
' are to find their charges as soon
as they arrive at school and con-
tinue close contact with them
throughout the school year.

IT WILL BE the duty of the
big sisters to assume some of the
responsibility of training - the
freshmen in becoming aware 'of
their duties to the residence halls,
the University and themselves.
The big sisters will also be
responsible for making the
freshman aware of scholarship,
conduct and activities.
Big sisters will be a social aid
to their charges, too, and they
are to familiarize their little sis-
ters with campus rules of con-
duct. They will be ready and will-

1935, she then headed a dormi-
tory for one year, was assistant
dean of women for two years
and director of residence in her
fourth year at the University
of Arizona.
She next became dean of women
at the University of Idaho, South-
ern Branch from 1939 to 1940.
Mrs. Healy then retired from ac-
tive college work until she accept-
ed the appointment as coordinat-
ing director of Lloyd Hall last

Women Aided
By Counseling
In Dormitories
Graduate Students
Are Friends, Guides
When each freshman first comes
into her dormitory she will meet
a graduate student whose particu-
lar interest is in helping her to
adjust to the many aspects of col-
lege life which are new to her.
THIS STUDENT is a resident
counselor, and she will be avail-
able throughout the year when
advice and help or just a friendly
listener is needed. Counselors are
members of the personnel staff of
the residence halls.
Counselors do not attempt to
solve all problems brought to
them, but they do know where
to refer students for advice they
are unable to give.
These sources of reference in-
clude academic counselors and the
Health Service, as well as voca-
tional counselors.
der the supervision of the resident
director of her dormitory 'as an
assistant to the house director.
Their duties vary somewhat
in each house, although their
main job is to help students
with personal problems, both so-
cial and academic.
Counselors provide a personal
link for the student with the fac-
ulty, the dormitory staff and the
administration. Since they are all
recent college graduates they are
better able to understand coed
* * *
ONE COUNSELOR said she be-
lieved that factual questions about
the campus such as, "How do I
find the gymnasium?" are, the
most numerous kind of problems
during the first part of the year.
As the students become ac-
quainted with the campus, ques-
tions about scholastic problems
take over as the leading cate-
Chosen on the basis of their
academic standing and interest in
and understanding of women's life
on campus, many counselors plan
to go into personnel work. They
gain valuable experience in their
counseling jobs.
* * *
THE DEAN of Women's Office
selects counselors from a wide
variety of academic fields.
An in-service training pro-
gram which the Dean of
Women's Office conducts for all
women's residence staff mem-
bers is also offered to the coun-

'WHERE GOOD FRIENDS GATHER'-The side entrance of the Women's League swings open continu-
ally as men and women pass in and out. Coeds are attending committee meetings or other League
doings, or maybe dropping in for a quick coke to talk over the past hour's lecture with classmates.

Coeds Campus i Center at League;
OffersBed, Board Recreational Facilities


An Editorial
Michigan coeds saw the pass-
ing of two deans of women this
year with a great deal of sad-
Dean Alice C. Lloyd, who had
guided coeds for 20 years, died
March 2 after an illness of
several years. Her faithful
service and kind assistance will
be remembered long after the
last senior who knew her grad-
Soon afterward on June 30,
Associate Dean of Women Mary
C. bromage resigned the job
she had so ably performed for
six years.
Both of these women have
left with Michigan memories of
the untiring work they did so
Sorrow over the departure of
these two beloved deans is light-
ened, however, by the confi-
dence that Mrs. Sarah Lutes
Healy, newly appointed acting
associate dean of women, will
carry on with the same sincere
spirit of cooperation in working
with the women on campus.
-Pat Brownson

Every University coed is auto-
matically a member of the Michi-
gan League, the center of women's
activities on campus.
Advantages offered by the Lea-
gue include food service, hotel ac-
commodations, rooms for projects
and committee meetings, the spa-
cious library, a ballroom for dan-
cing and a theater where plays
are regularly presented.
* * *
THE CAFETERIA on the first
floor doubles as an eating place
and between-class rendezvous.
Rooms on the second and third
Aoors may be rented for special
A new Musicon sound system
for dancing has been installed
in the ballroom. Dances will
be held on weekends.
Hotel accommodations are es-
pecially for the use of alumnae,
who are all life members of the
League. Reservations may also be
made for friends of students.
*1 * +
STUDENTS MAY obtain rooms
for projects and committee meet-
ings without cost.
Lounge rooms, separate study
and music rooms are open to all
coeds. Traditionally a women's
building, men must be accom-
panied by women on the second
and third floors and the garden.
The League Library, one of the
most comfortable and well-equip-

ped of
ate an

campus libraries, is re-
for women only. Cozy
and arm chairs help cre-
atmosphere conducive to

Frosh Weekend, TraditionalyEvent, Provides
Chance To Dance for Newly-Arrived Cod

study, while the shelves

offer the

; U} Alumnae
Undertake Projects,
Give Scholarships
Thirty thousand strong.
That, in round figures, is the
number of living women gradu-
ates of the University, says Alice
J. Russell, executive secretary of
the Alumnae Council of the Alum-
ni Association.
THERE ARE 35 alumnae clubs
in the country, besides the U. of
M. clubs which accept both men*
and women members.
Projects are undertaken by
alumnae chiefly to aid women
on campus. A total of 41 under-
g r a d u a t e scholarships are
awarded through the Alumnae
Individual clubs stage plays and
bridge parties to raise funds to
send women from their area to the
University on scholarships. Teas
at Christmas time, during Spring
vacation or before school opens in
the Fall, are held by many clubs
to give undergraduates an oppor-
tunity to meet alumnae.
IN MANY CITIES mothers of
University students may become
associate members of the alumnae
club in their community.
The Alumnae Council is now
financing the remodeling of
Henderson House, a self-help
house maintained by women stu-
dents. The Council will be devot-
ing its housing efforts solely to
this residence, since the original
Alumnae House, later known as
Mary Markley House, had to be
closed last year.
Formerly housing 16 women, the
residence will be able to accom-
modate 28 when completed, It may
not reopen until later in the Fall
semester because of the rennova-
* * *
IT IS NAMED in honor of Mrs.
Mary Bartron Henderson, an ex-
ecutive secretary of the council.
Alumnae raised funds to dedicate
the house to her memory. She was
also responsible for much of the
fund raising for the women's Lea-
Scholarships are another of
the big permanent projects of
the council. A fashion show was
given in Detroit last year by
alumnae of Southeastern Mi-
chigan. Proceeds from the show,
which netted more than $9,000,
went into a fund to provide
s c h ol a r ships in dormitories
which do not have any scholar-
ships of their own.
Thirteen scholarships of $200
each will be awarded annually to,
coeds living in Stockwell, Mosher,
Jordan, Henderson, Alice Lloyd,

best in fiction.
* * *
THE LEAGUE is also the home
of Judiciary and Interviewing
Councils in the Undergraduate Of-
fices on the main floor. Assembly,
Panhellenic, Merit-Tutorial Com-
mittee, The Alumnae Council and
the Social Director's offices are
also on this floor.
Three times a year the League
is taken over by the traditional
class projects -Frosh Weekend,
Sophomore Cabaret and the
Junior Girls' Play.
JGP is always held in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, where many
dramatic presentations take place
each year.
* * *
social director and advisor for
events carried out by Michigan
women. She is assisted by Patricia
Reed and Gale Huntington, advisor
to Panhellenic.
The present League building
was opened in 1929 after an ex-
tensive fund raising campaign
conducted by alumnae and stu-
dent organizations.
In 1921 the drive began with
puppet shows, fashion exhibitions,
plays, bazaars and rummage sales,
together with many private dona-
Women's Staff Tryouts
Coeds seeking an outlet for an
urge to write may find what they
want on the Women's Staff of
The Daily.
To be eligible to tryout, women
must be at least second semester
freshmen with "C' average. j
They will gather for regular
weekly meetings to learn the ele-
ments of journalistic writing and1
Daily style. Later they will be
called upon to write news and
fashion stories.
After a semester on the try'out
staff, coeds advance to the soph-
omore staff. From this group ju-
nior night editors are chosen.

Week-Long Plan To Introdu
Freshmen, Transfer Students
T o'U' Social, Academic Life
Newcomers Will Go To Receptions, Tee
Exams, Assemblies, Dances, Coke Dates
Whie Getting to Know Way AboutC .am
Freshmen and transfer women coming term. This will inc
will begin one of the most active the physical examinations,
weeks of their college careers at titude tests, registration
8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. classes, and many other eve
In the process of becoming ori- A mass meeting for fres
ented to the campus, they will go women is scheduled for 8
through everything from physical Sept. 18 in Waterman Gymna
examinations to coke dates. Freshmen will meet their g
leaders, obtain all necessary
A PREVIEW of University life istration materials and sche
will be presented to the new wo- for the week, and receive ge
men by means of a carefully plan- instructions.
ned orientation program carried * * *
out by undergraduate women in A SIMILAR meeting for t
cooperation with the University. fers is slated for 10 a.m.
Joan Broomfield, orientation Miss Broomfield will con
chairman of the League, will be the meetings. Ivan W. Par
assisted by Lois Eisele, social director of orientation for
chairman for orientation week, University, and Miss Ethel
and Emily Blair,'secretary. McCormick, social director of
Miss Broomfield will help su- women's League, will be a
pervise the work of the group the speakers.
leaders, coeds who will be the first A style show to introduce
and most personal direct contact women to . the activities of
of newcomers to campus life. Women's Athletic Association
its sports clubs, will take pla
GROUP LEADERS will not be 3:30 p.m. Monday in. Rac:
connected directly with the aca- Lecture Hall.
demic aspect of the University. * * *
They will be responsible for ac- FRESHMEN MEN and w
quainting new women with the will congregate at 7:15 p.m.
geography of the campus setup, same evening in Hill Audito
and for introducing them to cus- for a general assembly. Pres
toms and activities at Michigan. Alexander G. Ruthven will b
They will also guide freshmen principal speaker.
and transfers through the ne-
cessary preliminaries to the Transfer students will ass
--r ble at 8:15 p.m. in Rack
Lecture Hall to hear Pro
ScolarshpsJames P. Adams.
An informal presentation of
students to the President will
O pen to I any place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tu
and Wednesday at the Rut
home. The Ruthven teas are]
s lar bi-weekly events during
school year, when students g
Few, if any, students fail to for chats with the Presidet
come under the stipulations of at his wife. Incoming women
least one of the scores of scholar- also be conducted through
ships, fellowships and prizes avail- home.
able at the University. * * *
Application for most of the gen- SQUARE DANCING Out in
eral scholarships for women may open in the parking lot bet
be made at the Office of the Dean the Chemistry and Natural Sc
of Women. Information on loans Buildings at 8:15 p.m. Tue
and job opportunities is also avail- will entertain transfer stu
able there, especially, but anyone else i
* * * ested in joining the festiviti
STIPENDS COME from the re- welcome. The dancing wil
gents of the University, alumni, sponsored by the square dar
the various colleges, sororities and club of the Women's Athletic
fraternities, dormitories, from be- sociation.
quests or memorial funds and from House meetings for alln
industrial firms. women living in'dormitories
Based on academic ability League houses have been p1
character and need, scholarships nd or :45 p.m. Tues
carry their own designations and - -
stipulations. Stipends r a n g e Wednesday evening will be t
from $50 per semester to $2,000 up with welcoming program
or $3,000 each year on research the individual schools and
fellowships. leges.
Alumni clubs in most of the lar- LITERARY COLLEGE stud
ger cities and in many small areas will meet at Hill Auditorium I
offer scholarships to persons who program designed to give. aI
live in the surrounding territory. spective of student life. Fac
IN MANY SCHOOLS and -and student speakers will ta
IN MNY SHOOL andcol-
leges in the University scholarships An assembly followed by
are available to students who plan open house to view art exhi
to itlabletufiedetw p and meet the faculty is sla
enter a spc iped field. w by the College of Architect
men students are also numerous. and Design. Refreshments
Among these are the $200 Alum- be served
nae Council Educational awards, Education school students
(Continued on Page 2) get together at UniversityI 1

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Frosh Weekend offers the first
chance for newly arrived coeds to
prove their ability to the campus.
Although the event is compara-
tively new, since it started with
the class of '52, it has already
gained a permanent place among
the varied traditions of Michigan.
* * *
Weekend are divided into two
teams, the Maize and the Blue.
Each team takes one night to at-
tempt to outdo the other in dec-
* * 4'

orations, floorshow and publicity
for the respective dances.
For weeks in advance of the
actual event, students are be-
sieged by various and sundry
publicity stunts, skits and pleas
on the part of the coeds to con-
vince the campus that their
dance will be the best.
The dances are judged impar-
tially, and the name of the win-
ning team, together with their
class, is engraved upon a plaque
in the League Undergraduate Of-
** * *

which the affair has taken place,
the Blue Team has captured the
"Commotion in the Ocean"
was the theme of the Maize
Team of 1952. Decorations and
floorshow c e n t e r e d around
events which took place in the
deep just outside of Davy Jones'
The victorious Blue Team chose
a theme entitled "Deuces Wild."
Decorations and programs were
connected with cards or card
games. The floorshow was a take-
off on Union Opera, which is an
annual production presented by
the masculine faction on campus.
LAST YEAR the Blue Team won
again with a photography theme,
which they appropriately called
"Watch the Birdie." The floorshow
consisted of three still-life scenes
which came to life to depict three
distinct eras of life in Ann Arbor
- the last of which was subtly en-
titled "Rain!"
"Flapper Daze" was the theme
chosen by the Maize Team last
year. Their program took on-
lookers back to the "good old
days" when Valentino was the
hearthrob instead of Clift.
Maizie, the heroine of the floor-
show, entertained the audience
with the trials and tribulations of


Dean Sarah Healy Extends
Welcome T0 Women of '54
We are glad to welcome you, the women of the class of 1954, to
the University of Michigan.
During the past several months the members of the staff of the
Office of the Dean of Women have been assisting you, through corres-
pondence, with your plans for University entrance. Now that those
plans are about to materialize we assure you of our desire to continue
to be of assistance to you.
The opportunities in a university such as ours are innumerable.
How to know what the University has to offer and how to go about
using these opportunities are major problems.
In addition to the Office of the Dean of Women there are many
others here who will help you to find the answers to many of your
questions and. problems. Big Sisters, resident counselors, academic
counselors, all these are interested in helping you in the first weeks of
your college experience. Get acquainted with them early and you will
soon feel a part of the University life here.

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School for square dancing an
recreational games.
will play host to students at
party in the League Ballroom. Th
student councils of - the busines
administration a n d pharmacy
schools are planning programs fo
their respective incoming students
Public health 'school plans in-
clude a receptio nin its third
floor lounge.
Panhellenic Association for so
rority women and Assembly fo
independent coeds will hold a
j o i n t informational meeting
Thursday, Sept. 21 in the League
library. Incoming women will b
given an introduction to the func
tions of each group.
* * *
LEAGUE COUNCIL, one of the
governing bodies of the women's
League, will present a series of
skits at 8 p.m. Thursday for fresh-
men women. Besides providing en-
tertainment, the program will givi

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