F A"Y, NOVEM33ER 80, 1956
THE MCHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1956 TUE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE TH1U~E
UNI VERSITY PRESIDENT:
Tasks Increase In Complexity
By THOMAS BLUES.
"There are never two days alike."
University President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher leaned back in his chair
and replied to the inquiry, "What
is a typical day in the life of the
President of the University of
"Perhaps there might have
been something of a typical day
during the administration of thexsy
late President James B. Angell,"
said President Hatcher.
The President 'commented thatfy
in the period from 1871 to 190914
Angell answered his correspond-"
ence in long hand, personally ad-
mitted students to the University
and administered disiplinary ac-
He compared the less strenuous
period at the turn of the century
to the hugeness of the president's
responsibility t o d a y, explaining
that, "A president now encounters
a variety of problems that tend to
vary everyday activity."
Responsible For 'U,
Relaxing between meetings in:
his spacious offices on the second!
floor of the Administration Build-
ing, the eighth top administrator -Daily-David Arnold
of the University. explained, "The UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Harlan Hatcher's job has grown
President is responsible for the en- with the University. There's "no such thing as a typical day."4
tire area of a 70 million dollar1
University operation in process istrative branch has necessarily He related, as an example, the1
year round." expanded." Several vice-presidents construction of the Washington
The 58 year old president has are delegated several jobs. Heights Residence Hall.,
the administrative and scholastic Regular Conferences He said that as this building is
background for his immense oc- "We have regular iconferences," nprocess, plans are being pre-
cupation. Born in Ironton, Ohio, said President Hatcher, "in which pared for two more dormitories
President Hatcher received the problems of the various offices are to be constructedion North Cam-
Bachelor of Arts degree at Ohio discussed and policy formed." p us s "We will begin constructions
State. on these projects as soon as plans
By 1927 President Hatcher had . President Hatcher is extremely are completed and financing de-
received his Master of Arts de- interested in keeping closer touch tails are worked but."
gree and Doctorate in Philosophy. with the student body. "I am per- President and Public
He became vice-president of Ohio nally interested in .the develop-
StateUniversity-eid948,henosimentof student government," he President Hatcher brought up
State Unversity i 1948, the posi- said. the relationship of the presidency
tion he held at the time of his Reviewing tthe housing situa- to the public. "It is my duty," he
election to the presidency of the tion on campus he mentioned that said, "to keep the people of the
Univer-sity of Michigan in 1951. the University has projected hous- state informed and keep the Uni-
The silver haired administrator ing requirements. "We are trying versity image in the minds of the
now has a ijob that oversees edu- to find ways and means of a plan- public."
cational facilities, financial sup- ned housing program over the This is done partly' by visits to
port for the institution, and the next several years."stecomnis.H hatkn
student body. He also is the of- state communities. He has taken g
ficial representative of the Uni- two trips for this purpose durg
versity. #, the current year.
Perhaps one of the more im- State Tou,. He also mentioned the stepped
portant of his accomplishments is up activities of the Development
the establishment of a summer in- Stresses Ve~11 Council and alumni clubs to fur-
stitute on the Near East to assist ther this end. The president, per-
in training experts for work in " sonally, has devoted much time to1
this vitally important area of the On Science the inauguration of the Develop-
world. ment Council.
Alumni Support - The Committee on Science and One significant aspect of his
A central responsibility of the Technical Education of the State role as University representative
president, he said, is University of Michigan discussed the prob- is President Hatcher's membership
support coming from Alumni, the lems caused by increases in the in the American Association of
legislature and friends. "The presi- science courses in Michigan Universities, consisting of presi-
dent must be constantly alert to schools at its meeting held at the dents from 39 of the nation's lead-
problems of getting funds to op- University yesterday. ing educational institutions.
erate the educational institution." This increased emphasis on He served twice as president1
Speaking of the complexity of science has brought protests from while he was head of this group
the administration as compared scholars and euto inthrfor two years.
to that of 50 years ago the dis- areas of curriculum study, the President Hatcher commented
tinguished chief executive com- committee noted, that it is a highly significant or-
mented, "As we have grown in ganization. "When serious situ-
size and complexity, the admin- Representativeseof industry, la-I ations confront our universities it
bor, and all levels of education is the AAU that makes great policy
U' TV erl~es hfrom kindergarten through gradu- statements."
aT e is te school form the committee. Social Life
'U' 1 1 V They feel that it is necessary for Imotntohsrpenaiv
citizen to have some insight int Importntto ahis representative
Presents Talk the fundamental concepts ofdency.
scienersan mahematicinorder In relation to this social func-
On Counseling forces at work in our modern tion he mentioned the open houses
at wokiuueperiodically held for students at
culture." - his home on South University.
Marriage counselling will be the The Committee believes "every President Hatcher himself knows
topic under discussion in this student must have adequate ex- of no other large university that
week's program of the "Marriage" perience in these areas as a part of has this feature.
series on the University Television his general education." Combining these responsibilities
Hour at 10 a.m. Sunday over A lack of persons adequately entails many hours of meetings,
WWJ-TV. prepared in science and mathe- traveling and just plain work on
Host for the "Marriage" series matics to meet the demands of the part of this University's presi-
is Prof. Robert Blood, University teaching, industry, and research dent. But in spite of this President
sociologist and a marriage coun- is recognized by the committee. Hatcher still takes time to concern
sellor. However, their chief concern is himself with the students person-
Prof. Blood will introduce as the design of well balanced edu- ally. His warm, friendly person-
special guest this week Aaron Rut- cational programs which will meet ality is especially a benefit to him
ledge, leader of the counselling the long range need of the indi- in this respect.
service and training program in vidual and society. It is easily seen that the nature
counselling and psychotherapy at The Committee believes that of the President's job makes it
the Merril Palmer School in De- programs can be designed to meet impossible for him to even com-
troit. these educational needs and supply prehend a typical working day. As
A series of dramatic vignettes an increased number of specialists he put it, "Somebody once said the
will be used to illustrate the value without drawing from other im- most complicated organization in
of seeking outside help when a portant fields. society is the State University."
marriage runs into trouble. -_
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By WILLIAM LEWIS
If a person applies to a medical
school this year, he has approxi-
mately, a 50 per cent chance of
Last year 14,937 individuals ap-
plied for admission to the 76 ap-
proved medical schools in the
United States. Of this number, 7,-
835 were admitted.
Pour major ways medical
schools evaluate their candidates
for admission are: 1) college
grades, 2) score on the Medical
School Admission Test, 3) a per-
sonal interview with each student
and 4) references from the candi-
dates' undergraduate instructors.
Over the past five years there
has been a steady decline in the
number of students entering medi-
cal school who have "A" (3.6-4.0)
college records, according to a
survey conducted by the Ameri-
can Medical Association.
In 1950, 40 per cent of the mem-
bers of the entering class had "A"
averages while in 1956 this had
dropped to 15 per cent of the en
tering students. 70 per cent of
last year's freshman class had "B"
(2.6-3.5) averages and the remain-
ing 14 per cent were 2.5 or lower.
Actually, 50 per cent of the
medical schools call for no more
than a C, or C plus average and 30
per cent have no specific mini-
mum grade-average policy at all.
The Medical College Admission
Test is, today, almost universally
required by the medical schools.
It is given twice each year, in the
sprig and i the fall. Candidates
should plan to take the examina-
tion the semester before they ap-
ply to medical school.
This examination is designed to
measure the student's.quantitative
reasoning ability, his verbal com-
prehension, his "understanding of
modern society" and his know-
ledge of the basic principles of
Medical schools place a great
emphasis on such qualities as the
student's character and integrity,
his Intellectual, emotional, and
personality development and his
"initiative and motivation towards
a career in medicine."
It is mainly in the interview
that these qualities and feeling of
the candidate can be revealed.
Most medical schools interview be-
tween 95 and 100 per cent of the
students that apply for admission.
Letters from the candidate's
college instructors are considered
of some value in evaluating the
student. Generally, two such refer-
ences are required; one from a
non-science and one from a sci-
Medical students have consis-
tently stated that they feel a de-
ficiency in their knowledge of the
schools have taken this feeling
into account in their choice of re-
quired subjects for admission.
All schools state.that they would
like the candidate to pursue his
own interests and almost all
schools have indicated they give
science majors no extra prefer-
Requirements, however, do vary
considerably from school to school
although some Physics, Biology
and Chemistry are required by all.
The average tuition per year for
a "state" school is $450 for resi-
dents and $770 for nonresidents.
The average tuition at the private
medical schools is $925.
IN WAR OR PEACE:
Israeli Students Show Strong Feelings for Homeland
By D1IANE FRA SER . ..
By DINE FASERclasses and students were respon-
"The patriotism of Israeli stu- Bible for reading and learning the
dents in Jerusalem towards their material on their own, she ex-
home land is unbelievable," Libby plained.
Rosenbaum, '57, said. Many of the university students
The 20-year-old psychology ma- expressed concern about raising
jor spent the school year of 1954- epessed coerng aouth
55 sudyng t Jrusaem' Herewthe standard of living of the im-
55 studying at Jerusalems Hebrew migrants by working at camps
nI"tudents -are deeply interested where the immigrants first live.
in the future of Israel and display Rn one of these projects, riss
a great devotion toward the coun- ation program for the children
try," she said. "They know the nh
history of every landmark and and. taughtarithmetic to the illi-\>
defen ther coutry t a!terate. ~~
willdeedtercutyaa Though both Arab and Israeli
moment's notice." students attended the university,
Visited With Uncle ithe dark-haired coed noted no dis-
r Miss Rosenbaum journeyed to crimination displayed against the 1
Israel with an uncle who was es- Arabs. "In fact." she added, "I j
tablishing a psychiatric ward in found them very hospitable."
the Hadassah Hospital there. .FriendKidnapped
In the three months before her
classes began, Miss Rosenbaum
underwent an intensive study of
the Hebrew language under a
special project set up by the city
Miss Rosenbaum said her first
classes were delayed a week be-
cause the students went on strike
when the tuition was doubled.,,
Impressed with Freedom
"I was quite impressed with the
freedom of the students in the
university," Miss Rosenbaum ob-1
served. "All classes were lectures
and one exam was given at theS
end of the term."
No attendance was taken in the
Miss Rosenbaum recalled an in-
cident where an American friend
from Chicago and two Arab stu-
dents were kidnapped by Jordan
border, police and held for three
days. "If it weren't for the fact
that my friend was an American,
they might not have been returned
at all," she said.
Miss Rosenbaum seemed very
impressed with the purposeful at-
titude of the Israeli students and
the determination of the people
to build up Israel.
"You have to see the enthusi-
asm of the young people who are
helping to build up Israel to be-
VISITS ISRAEL-Libby Rosenbaum, '57, was impressed by the
patriotism of Israeli students in Jerusalem during her year at the
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