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Inrollment of


U Phoenix
Project Will
Pacify Atom.
Living Memorial
To Finance Study
Little more than a year after
towering columns of smoke had
appeared over Hiroshima and Na-
gasaki, the plan for a Phoenix
Project was born on this cam-
Designed with the intent of
making atomic energy the slave
rather than the master of man,-
kind, the Phoenix Project idea
originated in the minds of Stu-
dent Legislature members who
wished to make the University's
war memorial a "living" one.
* * *
CONTRASTING with the war-
time Manhattan Project, the
Phoenix Project derived its name
from the Arabian myth about the
phoenix bird which flies to an
altar every 500 years and then
burns itself as a sacrifice. Out of
the ashes, supposedly, a new phoe-
nix bird arises, and flies grace-
fully away.
Thus it is hoped that from
the ruins and ashes of Hiroshi-
ma and Nagasaki the Phoenix
Project will also rise, bringing
new and powerful peacetime
uses of atomic energy.
Carrying the official sanction of
the U. S. Atomic Energy Commis-
sion, the project is estimated to
cost $6,500,000. A two million dol-
lar building will be constructed
here in Ann Arbor, which will con-
tam laboratories and study rooms
for scientists of physics, biology
and sociology.
* * *
pla ng to ove a scientist of
world note serve as the director
of the building. Ie will have a
small staff which will be assist-
ed from time to time by other
scientists who wish to use the
facilities of the building, and
scientists here at the University.
Funds to support the project
for the next 10 to 15 years will
come from the remaining $4,-
500,000: After this time it is felt
that the program will have be-
come self-sustaining.
A question which naturally
arises'in considering the proposed
See PHOENIX, Page 5
Registration in
Draft Required
Of U1 Students
Ann Arbor's draft board, Na-
tional Guard Unit and recruiting
stations have been swamped by
curious and anxious queries by
University students on what exact-
ly is their status as students in
the new programs necessitated by
the war.
Most students will be affected
by the draft, and must register
within five days of the time they
turn 18 years old( Those who are
already signed up need only to
sit back and wait.
ANN ARBOR Mayor William E.
Brown, chairman of the local
Board, warned that anyone de-
linquent in registering for physi-

cals may be disciplined by imme-
diate induction or other means.
The local Board recently ex-
panded and moved into new of-
fices at 210 W. Washington St.,
serves as an information board
forh undreds of students who
inquire about their status, Mayor
Brown said.
What is a student registered at
his home board gets his greetings
while at the University?
* * *,
MAYOR BROWN explained that
a student can transfer his induc-
tion to the Ann Arbor Board, but
cannot rtansfer his registration
cr classification. Once you regis-
ter at a board, it remains your
home board as long as the draft
is in force, he added.
So if a student is registered
in Brooklyn and is called while

AIR VIEW OF CAMPUS-The University is situated near the middle of Ann Arbor, on the dividing line between the rolling hills to the west and the flat, glaciated
plain stretching away to the Great Lakes. The cluster of neo-Gothic style buildings in the center of the picture is the Law School. Running along beside it, north and
south, is State Street, main artery for the campus area. On the left are grouped the West Quadrangle, Michigan Union, and Administration Building. North of the Lawv
School on State Street is the center of campus, containing Angell Hall (distinguished by its huge columns), home of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the
Natural Science Building and, in the center, the General Library. Further north is the carillon tower. In the background rises the mammoth University Hospital, with
the smokestacks of the heating plant on one side and the women's dormitories on the othe-.

Groups Form Backbone
Of U' Student Activities

With 128 to choose from, almost
everybody at the University be-
longs to some student club or or-
Ranging from organizations of
students from the same locality
to political pressure groups to pr -
professional clubs, the 128 orgari-
zations form the backbone for
University extra-curricular acti-
* * *
PROBABLY the most active and
most publicized are the various po-
litical and social pressure-discus-
sion groups. The Young Republi-
cans, for instance, have put forth
a policy platform for adoption by
the national party.
The Committee to End Dis-
crimination has been campaign-
ing for removal of all questions
from University entrance appli-
cations that might be used for
discriminatory purposes.
The Young Democrats, Young
Progressives, United World Fed-
eralists, American Veterans Com-
mittee, Americans for Democratic
Action, Council of the Arts; Scien-
ces and Professionns, Inter-Racial
Association, International Rela-
tions Club are also often in the
limelight. And a campus UNESCO
group is operating to study and
aid the development of that or-
ganization within the UN.
* * *
HOMEMADE entertainment is
the objective of the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society, Hot Record Club,

l University Bands, Michigan Sing-
ers, and Men's and Women's Glee
Appreciation of the arts is fur-
thered through membership in
such organizations as Arts Cho-
rale, Arts Society, Inter-Arts
Union, Michigan Gothic Film So-
ciety, Modern Poetry Club, Stu-
dent Players and Theatre Guild.
* * *
THE COLLEGE of Engineering
boasts eight clubs that deal with
the various branches of engineer-
ing. The fields of engineering that
are represented are chemical, elec-
trical, matallurgical, civil, mech-
En gineering
Labs To Open
Employment of enginee ring
graduates from the University will
continue to improve, according to
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the en-
gineering college.
In 1949, he pointed out, 92 per
cent of its graduates were employ-
ed. Undergraduate enrollment in
the engineering college last year
was 3,288. Of these, 1,026 grad-
Three new laboratories will be
in operation this fall in the civil
engineering department-structur-
al engineering, sanitary engineer-
ing, and hydraulic engineering.

Student Body
In Legislature
Committees Serve
All 'U' Students
Student Legislature's first ac-
tion this fall will be for the stu-
ball tickets beginning Monday,
dents - helping to distribute foot-
Sept. 25.
SL's second act of the year will
be for the students, too - it will
throw a gigantic all-campus dance
right after the Michigan State
football game Sept. 30. The Legis-
lature will work in conjunction
with affiliated and independent
groups to put on the dance open
to all students in the Intramural
* * *
SL, IN ITS FIFTH year and
gaining strength and prestige as
it goes, is the official government
and spokesman for the University
student body. Each of its 50 mem-
bers represents 400 students, and
is elected for a two-semester term
in elections held each spring and
Organized on a congress-cab-
inet basis, the Legislature meets
bi-weekly to discuss student pro-
jects and policies.
Its cabinet, composed of offi-
cials elected from the Legisla-
tive body, considers all legisla-
tion and decides what is to be
brought up at general meetings,
which are open to all students.
It also acts as direct liaison to
the administration, schools of the
University and the general pub-
Two cabinet members are on
the powerful Student Affairs
Committee, made up of seven stu-
dents and six faculty members,
who administrate alltstudent af-
into various committees and sub-
committees, which carry out legis-
lative details andstanding -ser-
vices for the students.
Standing committees include
Cultural and Educational, Na-
tional Student Association, Var-
sity, Campus Action and Pub-
lic Relations.

Students Speed Through
Registration Machinery

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An elaborate maze of desks, fee-
stamping stations, wooden barri-
cades and dangling signs is the
University's registration machine.
Termed a "scholastic miracle of
mass production" by the Regis-
trar's Office, which plans it, reg-
istration is the testing ground of
every University student.
* * .*
IT TAKES a master plan to
route 20,000 students through reg-
istration in three days, and the
Registrar's Office has achieved
such efficiency that 1,000 students
can register and classify inside an
The scheme for such smooth,
operation involves hours of plan-
Changes Told
In Curriculum
A new four-year undergradu-
ate program in public health tech-
nology in the School of Public
Health is one of several major
curriculum innovationsplanned
for the 1950-51 academic year,
University officials have announc-
The new program will lead to a
degree of bachelor of science in
public health. All previous courses
in this field have been offered at

elco me Insignificatii
New Students: "
OFICE of Student Af- D eclineL.
irs welcomes you most
Ly to the University and BO fficials
aspects of your University
ies, both in your class-
ndeavors and in your ex- Draft, Enlistmei
rricular undertakings.
joining our University May Affect Tota
unity, you will discover
Ives among friends. New
e n t s who are seeking Enrollment on the UniverE
ships will find our re- campus is expected to ho
g students not only hos- around the 21,000 mark for ,
but anxious to include fall semester - though it n
their groups. drop slightly below the all-ti
will find the University record of 20,618 on the first d
o cooperate with you in of classes a year ago.
tters that deal with stu- But University officials qu
fe. It expects you to ac- fied their prediction, indicat
esponsibilities as natural that "the world situation" mi'
nitants of the privileges revise the figures. They said t]
you expect to enjoy. May the effect of increased recruit;
nd at the University the and the draft cannot be forec
ion and training which yet.
ape to receive, and may
nd your extra-curricular PRELIMINARY estimates sh
ies meaningful in terms a total of 24,000 students atte
hieving a complete and ing classes here and at'off-cam
unded life. branches of the University.
-Erich A. Walter Of these, approximate
Dean of Students 5,000 will be freshmen or taan
fer students. The total numb
participating in Orlentati
a Week for new students la
jentaton year was 5,250.
And between 7,500 and 7,
id students with some military
/ OA d perience are expected. This
presents a decline of nearly 2,1
in the number of veterans as co
W co iter s pared with last year.
c * * *
COLLEGE AND University e
.wrollment in Michigan generally
ing students will get then expected to increase by 25 to
icial introduction to thepei cent inrthe next 15 years.
ty Monday morning, Sept. The tide will begin to be felt
n the orientation program the college level in four ye
derway at tyo mass meet- though its full impact will be
layed several more years wt
men women will meet at enrollments swell all along 1
n Waterman Gymnasium, line.
shmen men at 8 a.m. in
mditorium. Transfers can STEADILY HIGH postwar e
ter, and will meet at 10 rollment at the University, n
he women in Waterman entering its fourth year, was
d the men at Hill Audi- t r i b u t e d b y administrat:
spokesmen to five primary fi
* * * to-
REESE MEETINGS, incom- An increase in the birth rate
ents will meet the group An increase of 15 to 20 per ce
who will lead them to their in the state population as a :
ming activities, and get sult of inter-state migration d
plies they will need dur- ing World War IL.
week. An increase in the capacity
en a r e divided into the public schools, particularly
of 10, men into groups the upper high school grades.
or more, and each group A decline in jobs available
responsibility of an un- students in the upper high sch
duate leader. grades.
An increase in social recogniti
ien and transfers will be of the value of college educatio
into two groups for wel-__________
lectures by University of-
* * * 1e lei ~
ter p.m. Monday Pres.
er Ruthven will address eu1a 0io s T
nbined freshmen groups,
:15 p.m. Provost James P. G oInto EI t
will welcome the transfers.
light of Tuesday's sche-
ill be an open-air square Put Responsibility
for transfer men and wo- On Each Student
a be held in the Natural
e parking lot. The new eligibility regulatio
est of the day will include approved last May by the Studi
meetings, and freshman Affairs Committee, will go i
ry placement tests at 8 effect this semester.
Under the revised procedu
* * * eligibility cards will no longer
DAY AND Wednesday required and responsibility for
0 to 5 p.m. the President's servance of eligibility requl
ill be open to incoming ment will be placed directly u

at the first of the bi- the student.
Ruthven teas where stu- * * *
ave a chance to meet their ANY REGULARLY enrolled si
t and eat some of the dent, that is, any student care
okies served on campus. ing 12 or more hours, who is abc
ay night will be church the rank of first term freshm
at whatever church the is eligible to participate in nc
ng students wishes to at- athletic extracurricular activit
providing he has not received r
day, after the week offi- tice of academic discipline.
oses, there will be a sports Academicdiscipline is det
Palmer Field for the wo- mined by the various schools a
id in the evening, a Stu- colleges andnot by the Office
eligious Association party udent Affairs. It consists of r
Hall to which all incom- tification, warning, probation
ents are invited, action pending.,

ning and the work of dozens of
BLUEPRINTS of Waterman
Gym, the traditional registration
stronghold, provide the working
outline. These are marked with
the various "stations" where the
students stop on their way through
the maze.
A crew of janitors are round-
ed up from the campus build-
ings, as well as 50 part-time
employes, mostly students. Fol-
lowing chalk marks placed on
the gym floor, they set up regis-
tration furniture and posted
Between 300 and 400 students
are speeded through registration
every 20 minutes. After waiting
in line with others of their al-
phabetical group, they pass by a
series of "checkers" who make
sure that their railroad cards are
properly filled out.
Red pencils andfee-stamps fly,
and then shutters click as ID pic-
tures are taken by four fast-mov-
ing cameras. After depositing tui-
tion at the several cashiers' win-
dows, the students are ready to
IN SPITE of the apparent com-
plexities of registration and classi-
fication, students usually manage
to get through without mishap.
There are academic counselors and
concentration advisers stationed
at tables in the middle of the
gym to help those having difficul-
ty with classifying. Orientation
leaders remain with their groups
until they leave the Gym to give
advice and minimize the confu-
Information is available from
the many helpers present at
registration, and there are al-

the graduate level.
* *


Interest, Work Habits
Win Acadmic Success
Interest in college work and good work habits are probably as im-
portant as innate intelligence as factors in the academic success of
college students, according to observations made by University officials.
And thke major hurdle for the person who wants a University de-
gree is admission to the University, Registrar's Office studies indicate.
SIX FACTORS determine whether a student will make a satis-
factory academic record at the University. Robert L. Williams, assist-
ant to the provost, listed them as:
1-Strong interest in college work; 2-Ability to manage per-
sonal affairs; 3-Good high school teaching and a proper selection

BUILDING economics will be
introduced to the curriculum of
the School of Architecture and De-
sign - adding the social sciences
to the training of architects.
Starting its second year under a
new program, the literary college
will continue its emphasis on gen-
eralized rather than specialized

'Referral' Counseling Aids Students

Formerly, to be eligible, a s
dent had to have an over
grade average of C or ab
and must have received a
average or better the precedi
semester. Under the new reg
lations, a student needs only
avoid being placed on acadei
The eligibility requirements h
also been liberalized in regard
transfer students. Under the

Freshmen and upper classmen
can find solution to all kinds of
problems - academic, emotional,

trained personnel to help students
with special problems.
What molds the individual coun-
seling services into a network is

are two resident directors, one
for each Quadrangle.
Both Quads are divided into
eight houses, each house having a

Subcommittees include


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