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FRIDfAY, AUGUT ~'15. 1947 ,

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Academic Cunselors
Avise Underclassmen

Medical Program Will
Be Centralized at Center,

In Extension
Service High

Freshmen and sophomores will
be glad to know there are
16 faculty members on campus
who are ready and willing to
sare the many problems con-
frpnting students in their first
to years in college.
This welcoming group may be
found at the Office of Academic
Counselors in Mason Hall. Accord-
ing to Prof. Arthur Van Duren,
director of the office, the coun-
selors are anxious to discuss any
probem in the student's economic
ife, including health, employment,
(Continued from Page 1)
more students although "we have
had to relinquish rooms specially
equipped to suit our needs to
larger departments." Another
small department, oriental lan-
guages, is using office space for
6lasses, but expects to provide for
all registrants.
More Room
Although ."quite crowded" last
semester, the botany, anthropol-
ogy, journalism and romance lan-
pages department do not ex-
pct to turn away any students
next fall.
The physics department will
take over several rooms in the
East Engineering Building this
fall for classes. A more serious
problem is a shortage of compe-
tent instructors for advanced stu-
dents. With a larger program
than before the war, the depart-
ment is operating with a smaller
Housing Problem
The lack of housing in Ann Ar-
bor for additional instructors is
S indering the growth of the rap-
idly-expanding German depart-
ment. Comparing this summer's
enrollment of 375 with the 284
figure of last summer, Prof.
Henry W. Nordmeyer, chairman of
the department, declared. "If this
indicates a trend, it is not in the
best 'interests of efficient teach-
ing." Classrooms are scattered
over the campus, he said, but
space is adequate.
The psychology department,
the first day in the spring term,
may receive some relief in the
fall. The situation is expected to
be eased by the switch of psychol-
ogy 31 from group two to group
three. In addition, the department
has requested the use of Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre for two
courses to fill the need for large
classrooms. Office space and more
room for graduate students are
other pressing problems.
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extra-curricular activities, stu-
dent-faculty relations and stud
yelp Select Courses
The primary task of the coun-
selors is to assist students in
selecting their programs a n d
their field of concentration. The
importance of this 'guidance has
caused all freshmen and sopho-
mores to 'be assigned to a coun-
selor who maintains direct super-
vision over their academic work
from the time of their arrival at
the University.
The large number of veterans
are provided special counseling
services at the Veterans Services
Bureau in the Rackham Building.
Traditional Policy
Freshman students will follow
the traditional policy of the lit-
erary college in the selection of
courses. All must take work in
physical education for which nc
credit is granted, and in additior.
must attend a series of six hygien
lectures and demonstrations. The
English composition course musi
be elected during the first semes-
ter to fulfill the English require-
ment for graduation. In additior
students may select 12 other credit
hours of classes each semester.
Largely because of the greatl
increased number of admissions
a ruling has tightened academi
standards. Non-veteran student
must maintain at least a C aver-
age during their first semester ir
attendance; veterans are per-
mitted an additional session ir
which to maintain this minimuir
Attendance Requirements
Attendance requirements ar
more lenient than in the past
however; students are expectec
to attend classes regularly. Ab-
sences will be considered on an in-
dividual basis by the instructo
concerned and action will be taker
where absence is endangering sat-
isfactory academic progress.
Freshmen are not eligible tc
participate in extra-curricula
campus activities during thei
first semester here, but may there-
after, providing a C average i
The following system of grading
is used by the University:
A-excellent; 4 honor points per
hour of credit.
gB-good; 3 honor points per
hour of credit.
C-fair; 2 honor points per
hour of credit.
D-deficient passed; 1 honor
E-not passed; no honor point.
X-absent from examination.
A minimum of 120 hours with
at least two-point (C) average is
required for the bachelor degree.
Most of the courses in the lit-
erary college are held in Angell
Hall, facing State Street. Ro-
mance language courses are held
in the Romance Languages build-
ing. Classes in zoology and botany
meet in the Natural Science
Building. while those in chemistry
assemble in the Chemistry Build-
ing. Classes in other departments
meet in Mason Hall, Haven Hall
and University Hall.
'.U' Film On Tour
"Michigan on the March," film
story of the University during the
war, is now making a good-will
tour of Latin American cities, ac-
cording to a report from the State'
Soon to be sent to Buenos Aires,
Argentina, the film has also been1
shown in Santiago, Chile, and7
Quito, Ecuador.


AIR VIEW OF CAMPUS--View of campus looking west up. North University. In the center fore-
ground is the Natural Science Museum. On the other side of Washtenaw is the new medical build-
ing. In back of the medical building on East University on the left side, is the engineering school
at the end of the diagonal. In the background (left) is Angell Hall and to the right is Natural Sci-
ence building. On North University is Hill Auditorium and to the right of Hill is the Burton Memorial
Tower whose clock strokes remind would-be errant students of class time.

Engine School
Will Broaden
Students Take Lead
In Expansion Plans
Students in the engineering
:ollege, under the leadership of
,he Engineering council, will
strive to re-establish the Honor
System for all classes this fall.
Inaugurated in 1916 as the re-
sult of a student petition to the
faculty, the Honor System was
Discontinued for underclassmen
in 1944 because of the large num-
ber of students coming into the
engineering college from other
schools who were not familiar
with the traditional system.
During the past two years, the
Engineering Council, student gov-
erning body, and the Michigan
Technic, engineering student pub-
lication, have been active in pro-
moting the revival of the Honor
System for freshmen and sopho-
mores. At the present time the
plan is still in operation for up-
Students and members of the
faculty and administration have
agreed that the Honor System
cannot successfully be imposed
upon the student body and there-
fore the demand for the system
must originate with the student
body. The fate of the Honor Sys-
tem is to be decided by the stu-
dents-and the faculty is taking
no part.
Student Signs Pledge
Under the Honor System, writ-
ten quizzes and examinations are
unproctored and the student is
required to write and sign the
pledge: "I have neither given nor
received aid during this examina-'
tion "
Students- who observe members
of the class cheating on an ex-
amination are expected to warn
the violators and, if they persist,
to report them to the Student
Honor Committee and testify as to
the details of the violation.
The offending student is then,
brought to trial before the com-
mittee, whose members are elected
by the different classes. The com-
mittee investigates the circum-
stances, obtains all the evidence
and decides upon the guilt and
punishment, which may be any-
thing up to and including expul-
Recommend Action
The sentence, in the form of a
recommendation, is sent to the
Faculty Disciplinary Committee
which has the power to carry out
the sentence. The offending stu-
dent has the right to appeal to the
faculty, and the dean is consulted
before final action is taken re-
sulting in suspension or expulsion.

Forestry School Emphasizes
Strictly .Professional Courses

Offering a choice of subjects
ranging from furniture productio'u
to fur-bearing animals, the School
of Forestry and Conservation aims
at making its courses strictly pro-
fessional in nature.
'Two years of work in other
schools is required before the stu-
dent is admitted to the school,
where he has a choice of a three-
year curriculum leading to a de-
gree of Master of Forestry or
Master of Wood Technology.
The forestry school includes in
Offer Degree
Program In
Ethics Course
Undergraduates who desire a
cultural training leading toward a
life of intelligent spiritual citizen-
ship should consider the degree
program in religion and ethics,
according to Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, University Research
Consultant in Religious Educa-
tion. .
"This is a program preparing
university trained laymen to live
in a modern world, and is only in-
cidentally for prospective clergy-
men," Dr. Blakeman emphasized.
Diversity of Courses
The program features a great
diversity of course offerings in the
liberal arts field, including 154
hours distributed among seven
departments. The courses have
been selected to give the student
a knowledge of religion in three
areas: as an aspect of civiliza-
tion; as an aspect of thought;
and as an aspect of social rela-
Juniors who choose this degree
program will major in religion
and select a minor sequence in
either literature, oriental lan-
guages, sociology, science, psy-
chology, history or philosophy.
Among the courses in religion are
English Bible, philosophy of re-
ligion, psychology of religion and
the Restoration.
Prerequisites Listed
Prerequisites for the degree pro-
gram are 60 hours of work and a
C average or higher. It is recom-_
mended, however, that the first
two years' work include philos-
ophy 31 or 34, psychology 31, so-
ciology 51, speech 31 and English
31 and 45.
Students meeting these require-
ments may consult with any
member of the program commit-
tee composed of Professors De-
Witt H. Parker of the philosophy
department, J. E. Shepard-psy-
chology, A. E. Wood,-sociology,
H. Y. McCluskey-education and
William H. Worrell-oriental lan-
Dr. Blakeman stressed the fact
that care is constantly taken to
"see that no teaching falls from
the University level to the level
of sectarian emphasis."1

its activities the entire range of
problems connected with the man-
agement of forest lands and wa-
ters, and with the harvesting and
use of their products.
Has Extension Service
The school also carries on an ex-
tension service to acquaint school
children as well as the general
public with the need for conserv-
In addition to its office and
classrooms in Natural S c i e n c e
Building, the school has a com-
prehensive forestry library, where
approximately 100 periodicals are
received regularly. .
The Wood Technology Labora-
tory maintained by the school has
equipment for testing and treat-
ment of iumber and for testing of
fire-fighting apparatus.
Six large tracts of forest land
near Ann Arbor are owned by the
University and used for study by
forestry students.
Summer Camp in UP
Camp Filbert Roth, on Golden
Lake in the Upper Peninsula, of-
fers study for first-semester stu-
dents in the Ottawa National For-
Attendance at the camp, which
is compulsory, includes trips to
logging camps, wood-using indus-
tries, and other points of inter-
The Botanical Gardens and the
Arboretum are used for study of
forest conditions by the students.
Longer trips are made to for-
ests, nurseries, fire stations, and
other points of interest in the
The Furniture Industry Pro-
gram is one of the few in the
country offering a special series
of studies for the training of stu-
dents who are preparing for tech-
nical or executive positions in the
furniture industry.
Offered in cooperation with the
National Association of Furniture
Manufacturers, the program in-
cludes trips to Grand Rapids furn-
iture manufacturers and lectures
by working furniture technicians.
First Taught in 1881
Forestry at the University was
first taught in 1881 as part of the
political science curriculum. An-
other course was added to the cat-
alogue in 1902.
A separate department was or-
ganized in the literary college in
1903, under the leadership of Prof.
Filbert Roth.
The present School of Forestry
and Conservation was organized
in 1927, emphasis being laid on
the strictly professional character
of the work.
Recommend Studying
Probably the best way to get
good grades at this University, and
this is advice to you young and in-
nocent freshmen who will flaunt
your National Honor Society pins
until you receive five-week grades,
-is to stay home every night in
the week and study.

Centralization of all medical in-
struction, research and public
service will be the core of the plans
for the new medical center as re-
vealed by President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Dean Albert C. Fur-
stenberg of the Medical School,
last semester.
The extension of facilities of
the medical school within the cen-
ter of activities will make possible
a joint program with the public
health school which would estab-
lish one of the greatest centers
of this kind in the United States.
Included in the plans for ex-
Expansion of
Engine School
Enrollment Increase
Creates Space Lack
The construction of the addition
to the East Engineering Building
highlights the expansion p'ogram
necessitated by the greatly in-
creased enrollment, Dean Ivan C
Crawford of the College of Engi-
neering announced recently.
Expect 4,000 Students
"Indications point to a fall en-
rollpent of 4,000 undergraduates,
an every effort is being made to
expand to extend present facili-
ties to accommodate this number"
Dean Crawford said.
Enrollment in the engineering'
school is closed to all except resi-
dents of the state of Michigan and
sons and daughters of alumni.
Although engineering students
are required to take English and
economics, the opportunities for
the study of literature, languages,
history and other humanistic stud-
ies are limited. If a student is
seriously interested in these stud-
ies, he is advised to spend a few
semesters on them before enter-
ing the College of Engineering.
Special Courses Offered
Special engineering courses are
offered in the departments of
mathematics, physics, chemistry,
economics, and business adminis-
The accelerated schedule adopt-
ed during the war has since been
dropped, and courses are current-.
ly offered dring two terms and
a half-term summer session each
year .
Bureau Finds
If the salaries of students plac-
ed in job openings by the Univer-
sity appointment bureau, after
graduation last year, were totaled,
the figure would be about $600,-
000. according to Dr. T. Luther
Puraom, director of the bureau.
Over 400 graduates were placed
in the general job field alone last
year (not counting teacher place-
ment or summer jobs), and 1,328
were placed in teaching positions
in the same period. Salaries for
jobs, on file at the bureau, range
from $1,500 up, including one call
for a corporation president paying
$25,000 annually, and another call
paying $15,000. An estimated 35,-
000 to 40,000 persons passed
through the doorway of the bur-
eau office last year.
Employers prefer the confiden-
tial files of the bureau over let-
ters of recommendation that ap-
plicants carry'with them person-
ally, according to Dr. Purdom.
The files, available only to em-
ployers, are consulted regularly
when job openings occur, Re-

quests arrive regularly for persons
to fill openings in business, pro-
fessional, military, teaching, state
and national civil service and oth-
er governmental positions in all
parts of the world.

pansion are a new maternity hos-
pital, an out-patient building and
new facilities for graduation med-
ical education.
Would Connect With Hospital
Dean Furstenberg has recom-
mended that the new Medical
School be connected directly with
University Hospital so, that there
would be no barriers to daily or
rven hourly conferences between
the clinical and pre-clinical fac-
The proposed school would be
erected on the Ann Street site ad-
jacent to the west walls of Uni-
versity Hospital. The structure
would furnish the necessary facil-
ities for approximately 130 med-
ical students, 100 dental students
and 150 nurses per class, together
with accommodations for an ex-
oansive program of graduate med-
ical education in the pre-clinical
The plans for the new mater-
nity hospital include the accom-
modation of the pediatrics de-
partment with 150 beds and equip-
ment for treatment of childhood
Out-Patient Building
The out-patient building will be
de.<igned to furnish facilities for
an out-patient clinic with ade-
quate waiting rooms, office ac-
commodation, examining rooms
and all the necessary equipment
for modern diagnosis. The clinical
department would be arranged in
such a manner as to make possible
the centralizationi of diagnosti-
cians, teachers and investigators
and the referral of patients from
one' department to the other with
Great Books
In New Class
,Sixteen literary classics will
compose the required reading list
of Humanities 1 and 2, the new
great books course for freshmen,
which will begin in the fall on a
two year trial basis.
Greek and Latin classics will be
covered in Humanities 1, and
Medieval, Renaissance and mod-
ern literature will be studied in
the second term. Instructors,
drawn from the English, classics,
history, philosophy, geography,
romance language and German
departments, will be free to stress
their own particular fields and to
use their own techniques for
stimulating student interest.
The required list of readings,
taken from a list of 30 readings
compiled for a similar course at
Columbia University, includes, for
the first semester: Greek plays,
works by Plato, Aristotle, Homer,
Herodotus, Thucydides, Vergil,
Tacitus and the Bible. The second
term list includes: Dante's "In-
ferno," Shakespeare's comedies
and tragedies, Cervantes' "Don
Quixote," Milton's "Paradise Lost,"
Moliere's comedies, Fielding's
"Tom Jones" and Goethe's
Classes finishing the required
books ahead of schedule will read
up to a maximum of ten addition-
al authors from an optional list.

The University's Extension Ser-
vice enrollment continues to climb
and may approach a 16,000 total
for the state by the end of the
year, according to E. J. Soop, as-
sociate director of the Extension
According to figures compiled
at the end of the spring semester,
enrollment has reached a new
high of 15,766 as compared with
15,395 for the previous year.
A trend observed this year is
an increase in the proprton
of enrollments in courses which
carry credit. During past years,
such enrollments have consti-
tuzted approximately one-fourth
of the totl registration; this
year, they represent about one-
One factor in the shift, accord-
ing to Soop, is the large enrQLl-
ment in the field course in ed-
ucation offered in Sault Ste.
Marie, Houghton, Ironwood, Es-
canaba in the Upper Peninsula
and in Port Huron, Elkton, Uiay
City, Traverse City, Petokey and
Alpena in the Lower Peinsuai.
A check of this year's figures
with last year's shows a decided
increase in enrollments in the 1e-
troit center. In the fall of }946,
enrollment jumped from 2,860 'to
4,622, and a similar increase is
expected this year.
Here are some recent facts of
general interest:
The Extension Service offers
423 credit and noncredit s
es in all parts of the state, }d-
eluding the Upper Peninsula. It
also o f £fe r s correspondence
courses in all parts of the state,
including the Upper Peninsula.
It also offers correspondence
courses to residents of other
states and to G.I.'s all over the
It conducts institutes or sxqrt
courses in cooperation with such
groups as the Michigan Council of
Parents and Teachers, the Mihi-
gan State Federation of Wonn',s.
Clubs, the Michigan Council f
Churches, and state fire-fighting
It conducts a Community Adult
Education program adn-inike ;ed
by Dr. Howard Y. McClusky Which
reaches approximately 10,000 per-
The Service has a roadcastng
Network which operates over Sta-
tions WJR and WWJ of Detroit,
WKAR of East Lansing, WPA of
Ann Arbor and WKZO of Kala-
The Extension Service als has
a Lecture Bureau which arranges
lectures by University speakers in
Michigan communities. During
the year so far, 516 lectures were
given in 118 centers by 152 dif-
ferent speakers to an audience of
If anyone asks you, the pres-
ident of the University is Dr
Alexander Grant Ruthven. You
will get a chance to shake his
hand and drink his tea at any
of a number of Riuthven Teas,
at which he and his wife Will
play host at their S. University
St. home. Notice of Ruthven
Teas will be published in The

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