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Rackham Building For Graduate Studies Faces The Mall

Student Senate Group Discusses
Local, National, World Problems

32 Seats Filled By Election
From Campus At Large
By Proportional System;
A novel feature of extra-curricular
student life introduced last year is the
Student Senate, a body of 32 students
elected from the campus at large.
which acts as a focal point for dis-
cussion of all subjects of importancet
and interest to students.
The Senate was organized by an in-j
dependent student sponsoring com-
mittee which conducted an election
by proportional representation in
March. Sixty-four students filed nom-
inating petitions. The election was
conducted largely along political lines
with most of the candidates volunta-
rily classifying themselves as "con-
servative" or "liberal."
Among the national and world is-
sues discussed by the Senate were
naval expansion, collective security,
ment they are making in the field
of fluid mechanics. Their curricula
has been planned "to meet the in-
creasing demand from industry for
graduates with the thorough theoret-
ical grounding in mechanics and
mathematics needed to cope with dif-
ficult engineering problems of the'
research type."

the Spanish war, the Child Labor
amendment, the Ludlow war referen-
dum and others. The chief parts of
the group's work, however, was devot-
ed to local issues, the most important
of which was the housing issue. After
conducting a hearing at which land-
ladies, realtors and the University
administration were represented, the
Senate recommended State subsidized
dormitories as the only solution for
the problem.
New elections to the Senate will be
held in the fall to fill the seats vacat-
ed by graduations. All students except
freshmen are eligible to become can-
In the system of proportional rep-
resentation, each ballot, is cast with !
the candidates listed in order of the
voter's preference. In order to be
elected, a candidate must receive a
number of votes equal to the total
number cast divided by the number
of offices to be filled - in the case
of the Senate, one-thirty-second of
the total vote. All candidates receiv-
ing sufficient votes on the first ballot
are declared elected, and their surplus
votes accorded to the second choice
on each ballot. Thereafter, on each
count, the candidate having the low-
est number of votes is eliminated and
his votes transferred to the next
choices on the ballots.

University Presents
Broadcasts On Air
Over Many Stations
The Bureau of Broadcasting has
expanded its service to the University
and to the public in recent years, for
in addition to the 190 programs over
Station WJR and 37 programs over
Station WMBC which it sponsored
during the 1937-38 University year, it
has been supplying continuity to Sta-
tion WMPC of Lapeer and to various
other educational broadcasting sta-
tions. Prof. Waldo Abbot is the direc-
tor of broadcasting and professor of
speech in the University.
During the year Dr. Joseph Maddy
presented his "Fun In Music" series
over the National B: oadcasting Com-
pany. The University Glee Club was
heard from the campus over the Colf
umbia Broadcasting System. A 30
minute recording oi band music was
made aniJ sent to the University of
Michigan Club of Philadelphia at the
time of the i:otball game. This re-
cording was so r nthusiastically re-
ceived that it was broadcast over
Station WIP of PhilaIphia. At the
request of the Michigan L "ate depart-
ment of Public Health studAents were
cast, rehearsed, and sent to Dctroit to
present a nation-wide program for
the National Congress of Parents and


Engineering School Expects Record
Enrollment In Its Varied Programs


Ten Accredited Four-Year
Courses Offered In All
Types OfEngine Work
Offering 12 different programs of
study in the different fields of engi-
neering and combined courses with
Business Administration, Forestry
and Law, the College of Engineering
is expecting a record enrollment this
fall, as thenumber of students enter-
ing has increased every year, reaching
1954 last year.
The college has 10 four-year pro-
grams of study accredited by the En-
gineers' Council for Professional De-
velopment. This council, which rep-
resents the American Society of Civil
Engineers, the Aierican Institute of
Mining and Metallurgical Engineers,
the American Institute of Mechanical
Engineers, the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers, the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers, the
Society for the Promotion of Engi-
neering Education and the National
Council of State Boards of Engineer-
ing Examiners, undertakes to formu-
late criteria for colleges of engineer-
ing which will ensure their graduates
a sound educational foundation for
practicing the engineering profession.
The programs accredited by the
Council include those in aeronautical,
chemical, ciyil (including transpor-
tation), electrical, mechanical, and
metallurgical engineering, naval ar-
chitecture and marine engineering
and engineering mechanics. In addi-
tion, four-year curricula, not accred-
ited by the Council are offered in the
specialized fields of astronomy, geod-
esy, and surveying, mathematics and
The work offered by the several de-
partments is usually broader than the
name of the department may indicate.
For example, under chemical engi-


neering will be found metallurgical,
industrial and general chemical engi-
neering; under civil engineering will
be found structural, hydraulic, trals-
portation, sanitary and municipal en-
gineering; under electrical engineer-
ing will be found power, communica-
tion and illuminating engineering and
electrical design; under geodesy and
surveying will be found geodesy, topo-
graphic and boundary surveying and
courses on the legal and administra-
tive problems involved in titles and
-boundaries; under mechanical engi-
neering will be found steam power,
internal combustion, xhydromechani-
cal, heating, ventilating and refriger-
ating, automobile and industrial en-
gineering and machine design; and
under naval architecture and marine
engineering will be found in addition,
water transportation.
The mechanical and chemical engi-
neering departments seem to attract
the largest number of students enrol-
ing with aeronautical engineering
running a close third. Chemical engi-
neering and metallurgy is the field in
which there is the largest graduate
enrollment, probably because of the
fact that an advanced degree is be-
coming almost a necessity for going
into research and development of the
field in those lines. Some new work
in plant design will be offered next
year by the chemical engineering de-
The mechanical engineering de-
partment plans to add a new course
in air-conditioning and during the
summer session of 1938-39 will hold
an Institute in Internal Combustion
Engines of which Prof. Axel Marin will
be chairman. Aeronautical engineer-
ing group will continue its graduate
courses offered in advanced struc-
tures and advanced airplane struc-
ture just begun this year,
Through a cooperative arrange-
ment between the University and the

State Highway Department, the test-
ing of £naterials for use in state high-
ways and bridges is done at the
University, and students in advanced
transportation engineering are conse-
quently able to secure the benefits to
be derived from observing the work
of trained State employes in this field
in the highway laboratory in the
East Engineering Building.
The' engineering mechanics depart-
ment has been sponsoring a symposi-
um on the properties of metals'this
summer under the direction of Prof.
Stephen Timoshenko of Stanford Uni-
versity, formerly a member of the
University faculty, and one of the
most outstanding men in that field.
They will continue their regular
courses and go on with the develop-


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