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Class of'41

To Be Largest In ManyYears;




Program For
Frosh Week
Special Aptitude Tests,
Lectures And Recreation'
Included On Prograin
New Students Are
Assigned To Groups
The class of 1941-this fall's in-
coming freshmen-will meet officially
for the first time Tuesday, Sept. 21,
at the opening of the University's
11th annual Orientation Period, the
week when the campus belongs to
those entering students for the pur-
pose of their becoming acquainted
with their surroundings for the next
four years.
The Orientation Period's program,
opening Tuesday, will schedule activ-
ities running thrbugh Saturday, Sept.
25, and including such diversified
items as physical examinations and
mixers, addresses and examinations
and registration and recreation sports.
In addition to those activities, the
freshmen will have on their schedule
pre-professional talks for those stu-
dents who hope to enter the profes-
sional curricula, an R.O.T.C. inspec-
tion and demonstration trip, an in-
troduction to the facilities offered by
the Health Service, and an excursion
through the General Library.
94 Freshman Groups
For the freshmen, their first Uni-
versity year opens at 8 a.m. sharp
Tuesday, with 94 Orientation groups
already planned as compared with
90 groups which took part in the
week's activities last year.
Every freshman is assigned to a
member of the faculty, his adviser,
who assists the students of his group
in planning their scholastic programs
and guides them through the difficul-
ties of classification and registration.
The advisers are helped during Ori-
entation Week by student assistants.
This year a new procedure has been
adopted for freshman women who
have been admitted to the College
of Literature, Science and the Arts.
These freshman women have been
divided into groups of ten to 12 with
an upperclass woman as student as-
sistant. The upperclass assistants
will guide their groups through the
different activities of Orientation
Week. The Academic Counselors of
the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts will advise the freshman
women in these groups in selecting
their courses. Individual conferences
will be arranged for each freshman
woman for this purnose.
Prospective freshmen are urged to
arrive in Ann Arbor two or three
days before the beginning of Orien-
tation Week if it is possible, so that
proper rooming accommodations may
be secured, and so that the entering
students can get unpacked and set-
tled by Monday night in order to
devote their full time to the Orienta-
tion program from Tuesday on.
Academic Counselors For Freshmen
All students of freshman standing,
including transfer students, are as-
signed an academic counselor in their
first semester of residence. Every
freshman is invited in the first
week of the semester (by postcard)
to make a definite appointment with
his counselor. These invitations
should be answered immediately upon
receipt. At the consultations, prob-
lems such as the relation of the
academic program to outside work,
the relation of the student to the
faculty, and the allotment of time for

study are discussed. Freshmen must
secure the approval of the counselors
for their second-semester elections.
First-year students should address
any questions about academic proce-
dure or university practice to their
academic counselors who are as fol-
lows: Dwight C. Long, Kenneth L.
Jones, Chester B. Slawson, Charles
M. Davis, Bruno Meinecke, Abraham
Herman and Mr. Erich A. Walter,
Chairman, Academic Counselors. The
office of the academic counselors for

Rushing Plans For All Sororities
AndFraternities Are Announced

Michigan's 18
List Complete
Fall Rushing

Rules For

The revised rushing rules for sor-
orities have been announced by Har-
riet Shackleton, '38, president of the
ExecutivenBoard of the Panhellenic
The rules which have been accepted
by the sororities are as follows: L
Rushing shall extend from 3 p,m. Sat-
urday, Sept. 25, until 9:30 p.m. Tues-
day Oct. 12.
2. Initial teas shall be given from
3 p.m., to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25,
and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday,
Sept. 26.
3. Rushes need not reply to printed
tea invitations but they are told in
their pamphlets that they must ac-
cept or refuse any other invitation in-
closed, at tea Saturday or Sunday, or
by telephone before 11 p.m. Sunday
evening. If they can not reach the
house by telephone that evening they
must let the house know the next day.
4. A rushee may attend only one
of the initial teas at each house.
5 Entering students are told in
their pamplets that they must not
stay longer than three-quarters of an
hour at each house, and that they
may go to all the initial teas for which
(Continued On Page lit
Choral Union
Season To Be
One Of Finest
Series Famous Through-
out Country As One Of
Best To Be Offered
The Choral Union season of 1937-
1938, sponsored by the University Mu-
sical Society, promises to be one of
the finest which has been presented.
The series is famous throughout the
country as one of the best, and is un-
usual for a college series.
Through this group of concerts, and
the May Festival which follows it,
and is under the same management,
Ann Arbor has the opportunity of
hearing artists of world-renown, an
opportunity which seldom comes out-
side of the country's large musical
The Boston Symphony Orchestra,
to appear here under the baton of
their famous conductor, Serge Kous-
sevitsky, on Dec. 8, has become a reg-
ular visitor to Ann Arbor. The
Cleveland Orchestra, with Artur Rod-
zinski conducting, will play here on
Nov. 9. This will be their second
performance here in recent years.
Two outstanding pianists will be
on the program, Serge Rachmaninoff
opening the season on October 22,
and Ruth Slenczynski, the twelve-
year-old prodigy, appearing here on
January 10.
The vocal field will also be well
represented, for Richard Crooks, the
Metropolitan's tenor star, will sing for
Nov. 19, and Gina Cigna, also of
the MetropolitannOpera, a soprano,
(will appear on Jan. 28. The Helsinski
Chorus, from Finland, which is prov-
ing itself so popular in its American
Arbor for the first time on Jan.
28, with Martti Turunen conducting.
Georges Enesco, the Rumanian vio-
linist, will also make his first ap-
pearance in Ann Arbor, playing the
closing concert of the series on March
1. Fritz Kreisler, violinist known and
loved everywhere, will play here on
Nov. 29.
The Choral Union concerts are
presented, in Hill Auditorium, where
the large crowds who attend the con-
certs can all be accommodated. Sea-
son tickets for the series are priced
at twelve, ten, eight and six dollars.
Included with a season ticket is a
three dollar coupon which can be
applied on a season ticket for the

Official Period Of Rushing
Will Begin Sept. 25, And
Last Through Oct. 7
Rushing by Michigan's 41 fraterni-
ties will start at noon, Saturday,
September 25, and last through the
evening of October 7, according to
Bud Lundahl, '38, president of the
Iriterfraternity Council.
Every freshman who wishes to
pledge a fraternity must pay a reg-
istration fee to the Council. This fee
may be paid all through the rushing
period at a special desk maintained
by the Council in the lobby of the
Union. Upon payment, each rushee
will be given a copy of the council's
handbook which lists all rushing
rules, all fraternity members and all
fraternity houses. The fee is 50 cents
until Saturday, September 25, and
one dollar thereafter.
Offices To Be Open
According to Lundahl, the Coun-
cil's offices, Room 306 of the Union,
will be open every day from the first;
day of Orientation week through the
last day of rushing.
All freshmen having problems con-
cerning fraternities or rushing are
urged to come to the Council's offices.
Lundahl also said that an effort
is being made on the part of the
Council to provide any rushee with
an introduction to any house that
he wishes to become acquainted with.
Complete rules for rushing this fall
as released by Lundahl follow:
Article 1: Definitions
1. The rushing period, during
which the following rules are in ef-
fect and are under the jurisdiction
of the Executive Committee of - the
Interfraternity Council, begins on the
Tuesday noon of the Orientation
2. Rushing shall be considered any
conversation or contact of any sort
whatever with an eligible man except
by telephone or mail. Any such con-
tact at times other than those speci-
fied by these following rules shall be
considered a violation.
3. Any undergraduate or alumnus
shall be restricted by the same rules
as a fraternity man.
4. A rushee shall be any entering
undergraduate male student not af-
filiated with any national college
fraternity represented on this cam-
pus and who has paid his rushing
Article 2: Rushing
1. Any entering student who wish-
(Continued On Page 11)
Schools, Colleges And
Proper Abbreviations
To indicate the various schools
and colleges in which a student is
enrolled, the following are in gen-
eral use on the University campus:
College of Literature, Science,
and Arts - Numerals alone.
College of Engineering - E.
Law School - L.
Medical School -M.
College of Architecture - A.
School of Dentistry - D.
College of Pharmacy - P.
Graduate School - Grad.
Special Students - Spec.
School of Music - SM.
School of Education - Ed.
School of Business Administra-
tion - BAd.
School of Nursing - SN.

Program For
Is Explained
Literary College Students
Specialize In Division Or
In A Department
Degree Candidates
Must Have 60 Hours
Students in the University's College
of Literature, Science and the Arts
who are studying for the degree of
Bachelor of Arts or a similar degree
do not "major" in the subject of their
choice, as in the case at many schools
and colleges, but take a first or Gen-
eral Program, usually for two years
followed by a second or Degree Pro-
gram, usually requiring another two
To enter the Degree Program, us-
ually at the beginning of the stu-
dent's junior year, the student must
have completed at least 60 hours of
work with an average grade of C or
better. A student who fails to attain
the C average required for admission
to candidacy for a degree may be
given one semester and one Summer
Session after the semester in which he
passes the 60-hour line, in order to
bring his honor point index up to the
required minimum. The record of
the student, however, must be satis-
factory enough to justify the exten-
sion of time.
Must Select 'Department'
At the conclusion ,then, of his soph-
omore year, when in the ordinary
course of events the student has re-
ceived 60 or more hours and an equiv-
alent number of points (at least), he
becomes, upon application, a candi-
date for a degree. Then he must se-
lect either a "division" or a "depart-
ment" of "concentration."
A "department," in the technical
sense of the word, is a course of study
such as French, History, Chemistry,
or Anthropology. A student is at lib-
erty to concentrate in any department
if he wishes to do so. A "division,"
as the term is technically employed,
refers to a larger grouping of courses,
of which there are three. Group I,,
or Division I, is composed of Ancient
Languages and Literatures, Modern
Languages and Literatures, Classical
Archaeology, Journalism, and certain
courses in Speech and General Lin-
Must Choose One Of Three
Group II, or Division II, is devoted
to scientific courses (Mathematics,
Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Min-
eralogy, etc.).
Group III, or Division III, is de-
voted to the "social sciences" (His-
tory, Economics, Sociology, Political
Science, etc.).
A student may concentrate in any
of these three larger fields of study.
For example: A student who is pri-
marily interested in scientific pur-
suits may, after completing in his
first two years at Michigan a total of
60 hours with at least 60 honor points,
proceed to concentrate in Group II
(Science) or he might select a depart-
ment in the group (such as Physics,
(Continued on Page 6)

Seventh President Begins Ninth Year

Teacher- Sportsman - Executive
Has Many Diversified Interests

Dr. Ruthven Will Leave{
Vacation Spot To Begin
32nd Year Of Service
Some time next month, Dr. Alex-
ander G. Ruthven will close up his
"Summer White House" in the midst
of the Michigan colony at Frankfort
and return to his gray stucco South
University Avenue home to begin his
ninth as President and his thirty-
second year of service on the fac-
The President will leave behind him
a summer of horseback riding andI
His interests are not by any means
confined to the administration of his
official duties from a first floor office
in Angell Hall. They cover a range
of subjects as wide as they are pro-
Director Of Museums
President Ruthven is now taking a
very active part in the construction
of the new $6,500,000 Horace H. Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies.
In the field 3f scientific interests,
his main concern has been the study
of reptiles. However, he has also
shown a devotion to painting and
Botanical Gardens,1
51 A cres Of Fertile
Land, Located Here
Among the valued possessions of
the University is its Botanical Gar-
den, a plot of fertile land consisting
of 51 acres, which offers facilities
for all phases of botanical instruc-
tion and research concerned with
growing plants.
Among the equipment. which be-
longs to the Botanical Gardens are
seven greenhouses, a two-story brick
laboratory, and ample work rooms.
The entire tract has been piped for
An important feature of the green-
houses, it has been pointed out, is the
provision of several senarate rooms

etchings, as well as the collection of
various art objects and books.
Attached to his name in the official
Student-Faculty Directory of the
University is to be found the designa-
tion, "Director of the University Mu-
seums," an office which he has held
since 1927 when the decision was
made to consolidate the various mu-
seums of natural history into one
With University Since 1906
The 55-year-old President, who has
just completed his third decade on
the campus as a teacher and an ad-
ministrator, has been with the Uni-
versity since he was awarded his
Ph.D. degree by the Graduate School
in 1906.
As early as 1910-after only four
years on the faculty, President Ruth-
ven was promoted from instructor to
professor in zoology and made direc-
tor of the museum of zoology. Later
he became head of that department.
During his term as director of the
zoology museum, he conducted var-
ious expeditions to several parts of
the New World, including one in
south Vera Cruz, Mexico and others in
British Guiana, and the Central
American countries. His exploring
activities have been very largely con-
fined to North America since 1923.
In the fall of 1933, President Ruth-
ven journeyed to Egypt to examine
excavation work done by the Univer-
sity in one of its farthest outposts.
His first entrance into the admin-
istrative affairs of the University, ex-
clusive of his duties as head of the
zoology department, was made when
the late Dr. Burton, fifth president,
appointed him to the Senate Commit-
tee on Student Affairs.
Later, in 1928, when former-Presi-
dent Clarence Cook Little was seek-
ing a man for the newly-created posi-
tion of Dean of Administration, Pres-
ident Ruthven was asked to assume
the office. He holds the distinction
of having been the only person to
have filled that position.
As Dean of the Administration, he
assumed many of the administrative
functions of the President and Sec-
retary, his new office having been
made to serve as an adjunct and
correlating factor of the work of
these officers.
10th V Y A Presidnt

To Date Are
Ahead Of '36
President Gives Welcome
To All First-Year Men,
Women In Statement
Busy First Week
Faces Beginners
The class of '41, expected to be one
of the largest in recent years, will
establish itself in this town Tuesday,
September 21, the first day of the
Orientation Week Program, and
plans for their reception are rapidly
nearing completion as University of-
ficials, merchants, and householders
look forward to a record-breaking
Advance registrations indicate a
slight advance in freshman enroll-
ment over last year with 1,386 pros-
pective first-year students already
registered as compared to a compara-
tive date figure of 1,314 last year.
President's Statement
It is my privilege to welcome
you to an institution largely sup-
ported by the people of Michigan
and designed by them to provide
for 'you the facilities you will
need in acquiring an education.
The educational policies of the
University are determined by the
faculties of the several schools
and colleges and are based upon
the belief that their chief objec-
tive should be to encourage and
assist the students of each gen-
eration to think for themselves.
In harmony with this objective,
you will be well equipped to begin
your college work if you under-
stand that the poorest education
which teaches self-control, toler-
ance, and self-respect is better
than the best which neglects the
cultivation of these qualities, and
that the business of your teachers
is not to make you learn, but
rather to aid and inspire you to
teach yourselves. If, in your life
on the campus, you will continue
to assume a proper amount of
responsibility for your own train-
ing, your college work can scarce-
ly fail to be successful and, what
is quite as important, very pleas-
The members of the class of 1941
will begin their activities at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, with the first as-
sembly of the Orientation Week pro-
gram. During the remainder of the
week they will take several aptitude
tests, the required physical examina-
tion for admission, take part in some
planned recreational activities, hear
the professional schools explained for
the benefit of those who plan to con-
tinue after completing their under-
graduate work, examine the facilities
of the Reserve Officers Training
Corps, and attend a mixer at which
they will be given a chance to meet
other members of their class.
Rushing in fraternities and sorori-
ties for men and women students will
begin on Saturday of Orientation
Week and continue for nearly two
weeks after which time there will be
a period of silence climaxed by pledg-
ing in the various houses.
Many innovations in the conduct
of the University will face the mem-
bers ofhthe class of 1941 when they
start the regular schedule of classes,
All students in the literary college will
be required to elect at least one course
which meets on Saturday, following a,
ruling of the executive committee of
the college. Exemptions will be grant-
ed to those presenting legitimate rea-
sons, according to the committee. It

was explained that congestion in the
larger classes caused the ruling.
Extension Division
Is Part Of Michigan
Although most students in the Uni-
versity who are entering attend in
Ann Arbor, there is a vast student
hbod ywhich for nm r ncnncr n nn*

University's 2 New Dormitories,
Are Rapidly Becoming Filled

The University's two new dormi-
tories for men, Allen House and
Rumsey house, located adjacent to
the Union and under its management,
are filling rapidly according to a re-
cent announcement of the office of
the Dean of Students.
All rooms in these units are double
and will cost $90 a semester a person,
and applications for rooms in these
units should be sent to the office of
the Dean of Students accompanied by
i- -1,of o~ n -ac M rlamn

the Orientation period and must be
relinquished on the day following the
lessee's last examination in June.
Seniors are granted permission to
stay until the noon following Com-
Occupancy of the rooms at any
time other than while the University
is in session shall be only by the per-
mission of the manager of the Union,
and those who remain during the
Christmas or Spring Vacations will be{
ni-n ,.noa

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