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AN DAILY

.1LS ai 11!

STUDENTS MEET IN NIGERIA:
ISC Resolves To Support Algeria

MSU Approves Propos
For New Honors Colle

A contested issue calling for
United Nations action on the Al-
gerian problem was resolved by
members of the 7th International
Student Conference meeting in
Ibadan, Nigeria.
The .issue which was raised by
the Research and Information
Commission, an agency of ISC,
brought response from North Afri-
cans including Morocco, Tunisia,
and Algeria.
Delegates from these countries
wanted a Conference resolution
which "expressed the hope that
the United Nations would use all
its authority to support the equit-
able and quick settlement of the
Algerian problem."
Opposing this move were many
delegates from European countries'
whose National Union of Students'
constitutions limit them to official
discussion on problems which "con-
cern students as such."
Amendment Proposed
The stalemate over the wording
of the resolution threatened to
split the 200 delegates collected
from 60 different countries.
An amendment was proposed by
the New Zealand delegate, say-
ing: "The 7th ISC expresses hope
that an equitable and quick solu-
tion to the Algerian problem will
be found on recognition of nation-
al independence, the prerequisites;
for free and democratic education
in Algeria."
The change in wording to bring
the problem within the borders of
educational discussion, was agreed
to by the Algerian delegate. Later,
a vote on the resolution was unan-
imously in favor.
RIC Resolutions Passed
Other business acted on at the
10-day conference which began
Sept. 11, included passage of all

the rseolutions forwarded by RIC.
RIC is a . commission established
by the conference especially to
study violations of academic free-
dom or student rights.
The conference also took stands
on violations of university auton-
omy or student rights in Hungary,
Nicaragua, Cuba, Cyprus, South
Africa, and East Germany.
The Hungarian resolution de-
plosed the complete absence of
university autonomy or academic
freedom, before or after last Octo-
ber's revolution. The RIC report
presented 36 pages of documents
which proved the university situa-
tion remained identical now to
that existing before the revolution.
Events planned for next year
State Bar Asked
To Change Policy
Both the University and Wayne
State University have asked the
State Bar of Michigan to recon-
sider its television policy -i- al-
though not in relation to two
shows it recently banned.
They requested that the bar
consider approval for a weekly
labor mediation program on tele-
vision. '
The bar recently ordered two
Detroit judges to stop appearing
on television traffic court and
juvenile programs..4

include a Latin American Student
Congress, the Ninth International'
Student Seminar and a Pan-Afri-
can Students' Conference, to be
held in conjunction with a East,
West, Central African Seminar.
R.IC teams were proposed for
Iraq and Spain after theConfer-
ence received reports, during the
last year, of complete lack of stu-
dent rights in these countries.
Countries elected to the Super-
vision Committee for next year
are Ceylon, Costa Rica, Ghana,
Italy, Peru, Sctoland, South Africa,
Sweden and the United States.
Wesleyan Revises
Committee -Plan
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The
system of faculty committees at
Wesleyan University has under-
gone a radical reorganization this
year, in order to provide a greater
unification of administrative abil-
ity and responsibility in policy
making.
A formerly large number of
separate committees have been re-
duced to three--the Advisory Com-
mittee of the Faculty, the Educa-
tional Policy Committee and the
Administrative Committee.
A revamping of the entire com-
mittee system has called for
switching of duties to fit the new
three-committee plan.

F N

EAST LANSING - Michigan
State University has approved
plans for the establishment of an
Honors College.
Planned for the superior stu-
dent, the new college will provide
special opportunities for students
who show promise of high achieve-
ment in all fields.
Admission to the Honors College
will be based on academic per-
formance during the freshman
year, said Thomas H. Hamilton,
academic vice-president.
'Students who achieve a "B plus"
average by the end of their first

year will be relieved of all
requirements of graduation
other than credit hour tota
A detailed program will I
vidually planned for each
student by an adviser in l
of interest.
Credit in some courses r
attained by examination u
pedent study under the s
sion of a faculty member. Q
undergraduates will be pe
to enroll in graduate work
maximum challenges to ab
dents, Hamilton said.

-Dally-Norman Jacobs,
ITS-As a part of the University summer renovation program, new light fixtures have
been installed in stucy halls of East, West, and South Quadrangles.

/ 1

Change During Century

ANICE WILCZESKI
ntury can really make a
in the University.
he school year began one
years ago, 460 students
o be taught by 21 faculty
including President Hen-
Tappan.
dents could enroll in four
:ourses of study, offered
niversity's two divisions:
artment of Literature,
and the Arts, and the
lnt of Medicine.
ering Thought Radical
erary department offered
al, a scientific and an
ng course. Both the en-
and the scientific course
introduced in the 1850's
then considered by some
tical innovations.
naking his initial choice
program, the student had
a set pattern of classes,
wed to take one elective
nior year. Three courses
en each semester, with a.
aphasis on foreign langu-
ce requirements were
1857, when the applicant
,ss entrance examinations
h grammar, arithmetic,
and modern geography,
hrough equations of the
ee, Latin grammar, all of
"Commentaries," all of
"Select Orations," one
Virgil's "Aeneid," and
ammar and reading.

to crawl to classes. During one
cold winter night a group of stu-
dents filled the bell with water,
holding it up until the water froze
solidly. Naturally, the bell did not
ring the next morning and. the
school slept on. However, the bell
cracked and* never sounded the
same after that.
Supposedly due to a lock of
women, and the refinement they
bring to the campus, these earlier
students were definitely not per-
fect gentlemen. They often re-
moved gates from the houses of
the town and tore up sidewalks.
During one year, freshman spirit
became-violent and after one night
of vigorous raiding was over, the
University president was obliged
to pay the city of Ann Arbor $225
for damages.
Jokes on professors were the
rule rather than the exception at
the time. One group. of energetic
sophomores put a donkey in their
recitation room before class, and
were hard at. work when the pro-
fessor walked in.
Seeing the donkey nibbling at a

pile of hay at his desk, the pro-
fessor turned to the class and said
quite sarcastically, "I see you have
chosen one from your midst to
preside, solyou don't need' me."
Whereupon he assigned 14 pro-
positions in geometry and left.
One of the slang expressions
commonly used today was very
much in use at the University
one hundred years ago. The ex-
pression "cram" was very popu-
lar in the 1950's and it also meant
to study, or to let studies pile up,
before an examination.

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COMPANY
Concert version in English,o
THE MARRIAGE
OF FICGCARO
at the first concert of the
EXTRA CONCERT SERIES
in Hill Auditorium
Sun., Oct,. 6, 830 P*M*
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as a bit cheaper
ie entire year a
e $100. Included
LO admission fee
al of $5 to $7.50
oom in the Uni-
y. Food, books,
tai expenses took
r f the money.

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for
ormt

n 1857 the University was not
eiving annual Legislature ap-
priations, and was supported
=pletely by admission fees, and
iome from a public land grant.
The campus was surrounded en-
ely by farms and wheat fields.
ildings included four faculty
ddences, Mason Hall and South
llege, which were cdmbined to
'm a University hall, a chemistry
oratory and the observatory,
m one of three of its kind in the
rld.
Students Attended Chapel
jniversity Hall contained a
rmitory, classrooms and a
apel. Students furnished their
n study and sleeping rooms, and
re completely responsible for
eping them clean.
An accepted method of sweeping
em was to push the dust into the
11 where the janitor, or Profes-
r of Dust and Ashes, as he was
lied, removed it.
Chapel attendance was compul-
'y then, often starting at 5:30 in
e morning. A college bell, rung
ery morning by Prof. Dust and
hies, woke the entire student
dy up in time for the services.
No Women on Campus
rhe class of '57 (1857) were no
Terent than the current college
pulation when the time came
[arshall Fund
[eeting Planned
A. meeting for University stu-
nts interested in trying out for
arshall Scholarships will be held
4 p.m. today -in Aud. C, Angell
ll.
The scholarships provide funds
rgraduate study anywhere in
e United- Kingdom.
E. H. Moss, British Consul in
troit, will speak at the meeting.
e program will also include a.
n and a tape-recording of an
erview with a Marshall Scholar.
Chairman of the Marshall
holarship program at the Uni-

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