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Seventieth Year of Editorial Freedom

I ait.







tstitute of Science
) Begin Operation
White Named as Director; 'U' Seeks
lanning Funds for -New Building
Daily City Editor
, Institute of Science and Technology will begin operation at
diversity this month.
e Regents established the Institute, the budget, bylaws and
hip at their meeting last month. Two years were spent in plan-
ad obtaining the fundsnecessary for .the new unit.
sociate Dean of the engineering ,college Robert R. White was
Institute director. the 43-year-old professor of chemical and
metallurgical engineering will di-
rect research in all phases of the
basic and applied sciences.
A budget of $500,000, covered by,
a similar state appropriation, will
finance the Institute's first year.
The University is currently seek-
ing $140,000 from thes Legislature
to finance plans for the Institute's
Request 'Essential'
Vice - President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss de-
scribed this planning request as
....... ."very essential" and said the Uni-
versity is "very badly cramped" for
research space at the present time.
He said for the first year, "we
are going to do the best we can
and make space where we can,"
and suggested renting facilities for
the Institute as a possible solu-
tion. He said because of the space
problem the Institute will not be
able to operate with "full effective-
WOF. ROBERT WHITE ness" the first year.
,.. Institute director "We hope to bring in outstand-
ing people from outstate and with-
in the state to aid in the Insti-
1'B._r* tute's research," Niehuss said. He
v-. { noted the Institute will be state-
I0I-O f u. wide in scope, and that the Uni-
O .L' versity will consult with other
state institutions and laboratories.-
Attract Industry
1 . ! [AtatIduty Regent Car Brablec noted that
similar institutes in the East, par-
t dramatic works; including ticularly around Boston, have at-
ave's "The Way of the tracted a "considerable amount"
" and if available, "Look of new industry to the area.
rard Angel," will be offered Niehuss said although no specific
year's season ticket holders plans for research have yet been
e speech department play- drawn, space technology will prob-
ably be a field of specialization for
speech department will pre- the new Institute. He said the
playbill of five major pro- executive committee which was
is, opening their season appointed by the Regents recent-
"Hore Eas Ha" byEu-ly will decide the initial areas of
Horse ats .Hat" by Eu- scientific study which the Insti-
[4biche and Marc-Michel. tute will enter this year.
rce will be presented Oct. Named to the Institute's ten-
)ugh 31. member executive committee for
taph for George Dillonh" by one-year terms were Prof. Robert
Psborne and' Anthony C. Bartels of the mathematics de-
ton will be given Dec. 9 partment, Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr.,
h 12:. An opera, yet to be of the public health school, Prof.
nced, will be presented in Paul McCracken of the business
etion with the music school administration school and Prof.
3 through 27. Robert W. Perry of the chemistry
am Congreve's restoration department.
y, "The Way of the World," Three deans were appointed for
presented April 6 through two-year terms: Stephen S. Att-
sing the season April 2T wood of the engineering college,
h 30 will be Ketti.Frings' Roger W. Heyns of the literary col-
tion of Thomas Wolfe's lege and Ralph A. Sawyer of the
See SPEECH, Page 9 graduate school.




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Faculty Salaries

Erollment Maintained


Associate Personnel Director
The over-all picture for Univer-
sity enrollment for this fall, based
on the predictions of admissions
officials, is that it will generally
remain at last year's level, with
the addition of the Dearborn Cen-
ter bringing it up slightly.
Like the enrollment; the housing
situation in the University com-
munity will remain steady. For the
second straight year, the Univer-
sity will have more than enough
dormitory space for women stu-
dents, at least, without resorting
to "doubling up," as they have
done in the past.
The men's housing situation is
also expected to be the same as
last year: all spaces will be filled,
and Assistant Dean of Men Karl
D. Streiff said he is expecting to
set up temporary quarters on the.
ninth floor of South Quadrangle
again this year, . although the
number of men it will house "will
certainly be under 50."
Hold Enrollment
Cuts made in the University's
budget requests for the 1959-60
fiscal year have made "impossible
any large-scale increases in total
enrollment," University President
Harlan Hatcher said recently.
"Increases may now not exceed
from 200 to 500 students," he
commented. "First-year admissions
must be held to 3,000. We have
had no new buildings for two
years, and this has meant an ex-
cessive use of classrooms and
equipment, especially in the grad-
uate school.
"We have also reduced our staff
through natural attrition by more
than 100, and dare not increase
it," he said.
University Vice-President for
Student.' Affairs James A. Lewis
said that the freshman class would
consist of "3,100 students, with a
lee-way of 15 or 20 on either side
of that figure.
Deans Estimate
"The deans estimated a total of
3,160, and there are still a few of
the units which admit freshmen
that have openings for more stu-
dents, but by and large, the ad-
missions quota is filled," Lewis
said. Last year's freshman admis-
sion total .was 3,083.
The Rackham School of Gradu-
ate Studies is expecting approxi-
mately 1,500 new students this
fall, which is "about the same
number as last year; we don't
anticipate any increase," Max W.
Crosman, assistant to the dean,
William E.. Stirton, University
vice-president and director of the
Dearborn Center, said that the
Center's enrollment for September
will be "somewhat less than 200,
See HOUSING, Page 9

Major Concern
Nearly Three Million Earmarked
For Boosts in 'U' Staff Wages
After a year.of financial and academic unrest, the Uni-
versity is mending with its largest operating budget in history.
The 1959-60 budget totals $42.7 million, including an ap-
propriation of $33.4 million -from the Legislature.
Faculty salaries, repeatedly called the University's great-
est concern last spring, have been raised on an average of
almost 10 per cent. University Vice-President and Dean of
Faculties Marvin L. Niehuss called the wage boosts a "real

rr .

THE BIG MOVE--Students moving into University housing this year need have no fear, about not
having a room. Women's residence halls expect vacancies this year, while the men's units expect a.
temporary bulge. This overflow will be housed on the ninth foor of South Quadrangle until spaces'
open up in the dormitories..
New. SGC Plan Ready forApprova

Student Government Councils
will consider a new constitutional
plan for itself during the coming
Nine members of the SGC Plan
Clarification Committee worked
on a revision of the plan, at the
request of the University Board of
Regents, from February until
June. The Clarification Com-
mittee consisted of three members

each of faculty, student body and
The original SGC Plan, which
was approved in a campus-wide
election in December, 1954, and
adopted the following spring, re-
placed two student "government"
bodies then extant: Student Ac-
tivities Committee (SAC), which
vas authorized by the Regents to

President's Welcomne
I extend a cordial welcome to the students who are begin-
ning new programs of study at The University of Michigan.
May I remind our freshmen that since they are spending
four or more years at the University they proceed immediately
to lay their academic foundation soundly; that they explore all'
aspects of the University, curricular and extracurricular;. and
that they take the long look at what they expect from life
before deciding how the University can best help them reach
their goals.
Best wishes for success and happiness in your life and work
at The University of Michigan.
Harlan Hatcher

co-ordinate and supervise. student
activities on campus,t and Stu-
dent Legislature (SL), which was
the voice of student opinionon
campus but ;'had' no, official. dele-
gation of" authority from the Uni-
versity, although its constitution
had been approved by the Re-
The original plan also made
provisions for a seven-member
Board of Review, composed of the
Deans of Men and Women, two
students and three faculty mem-
Under the new plan to be con-
sidered by the. Council, the com-,
position of the Board in Review
would be changed, as well as its
name. To be known as the Com-
mittee on Referral, the tri-partite
group will consist of nine mem-
bers, although only seven will
have voting stgtus.
As with the Board in Review,
the Committee on Referral will
retain the SGC president as one
of the student members, and SGC
will appoint one other student,
currently not a Council member,
to fill the other student post.
See NEW, Page 9

step toward restoring ourl
competitive position" among
American universities.
Receive Offerb
During the spring, as the Uni-
versity's financial future looked
bleak, faculty members were bar-
raged with lucrative job offers
from other schools and industry.
"We came through a rough sit-
uation pretty well," Niehuss not-
ed. Approximately $2.8 million of
the new budget ,was ticketed for
faculty and non-faculty salary
In general, the lower faculty
members, particularly instructors
and assistant professors, received
the most substantial increases,
Niehuss said.
The departments of the Uni-
versity seem "reasonably well sat-
isfied" with their allocations, he
Largest Budget
hThe budget, providing funds for
the Ann Arbor, Y Flint and Dear-
born campuses of the University,
is $3,278,275 greater' than. the'
budget for the 1958-59 year. Sup-
plementing the figure is: $500,000
from the state for an Institute of
Science and Technology, also ap-
proved by the Regents.
Provisions were made in the op-
erating budget for the opening of
Dearborn Center with a faculty
of 13, an administrative staff of
four and related service person-
The Center's budget, described
as "minimal" by Vice-President
and Center Director William Stir-
ton, allows $350,000 for opera-
Two Buildings Open
Due to the minimal budget,
only two of four buildings at the
Center will be opened for students
in the fall, Stirton said. "But
there is room enough for all the
students" in the two buildings
opening: the engineering labor-
atories building and student serv-
ices building,
The Regents also allotted ad-
ditional funds to the University's.
libraries, approving $100,000 for
the purchase of books, $20,000
for additional personnels and $5,-
See RECORD, Page 9

Health Plan
To Feature
Higher Rate

; '

Student covernment Council
recently announced a new student
health insurance policy available
to those registering for the fall
One year coverage will cost $20,
an increase of $6 over last year's
Raised premiums and modified
benefits are attributed to the losses
incurred through a very high rate
of claims over the past two years
of the program.
Modified benefits include elimi--
n~ationof outpatient benefits. ex-
cept in accident cases, limitations
on mental care, and a maximum of
$b00 on hospital miscellaneous ex-
penses. Maternity benefits, for-
merly included for an additional
$11 premium are available in a
separate policy.
Miscellaneous 'hospital expenses
and outpatient benefits, such items
as bandages, medicines, and X-
rays, were permitted under the
former policy to a maximum of
$1,000; Mental care, now limited
to 15 days hospitalization outside
of Health Service, was classified as
an illness for which 120 days hos-
pitalization was paid.
Begun two years ago, the stu-
dent health insurance plan has
been described as "experimental"
by company officials and Univer-
sity personnel alike.
SGC's Interim Committee ex-
plained the revised program and
its causes in a letter to Council
members stating "this is a. new
field and experience in setting
rates and benefits for so large a
number of people in the campus
situation is not easily gained."
Council members voted by post-
card to accept the program, 13-0.
Dr. Morley Beckett, director of
See SGC, Page 9

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'U' Dearborn Center To Open This Month on 'Minima

1' Basis

The University's Dearborn Cen-
ter, expected to be turning stu-
dents away within two years, will
begin operations on a "minimal"
basis this fall.
Lack of operating funds has
crippled the Center since the first
work began on its four buildings
last year.
Only two of the four buildings
are scheduled to open for the cur-
rent year as the Center operates
on a slim $350,000 allotment. In
addition, only juniors will be ad-
mitted with senior level and grad-
uate programs opening in the fu-
Bright Future
University Vice-President and
Center Director William E. Stir-
ton predicts a bright future for
the project, which eventually
nlns toincliuie nrnorams in en-

trally located to students and job
Cooperative Program
The curricula in engineering
and business call for participation
in a co-operative work-study pro-
gram with alternate terms spent
on campus and on' specific work
assignments in business and in-
"Although no academic credit
is granted to students for the
work experience, the University
will not approve any work assign-,
ments which do not offer oppor-
nities or experience which con-
tribute to the total educational
program," the Center's general'
regulations emphasize.
The liberal arts program will be
temporarily curtailed until
enough funds are available.
Likewise,' the classroom build-
9nc .nr +rlt ffiam m-t n

the undergraduate engineering
program and about 350 in gradu-
ate engineering studies. Another
500 will be accepted for under-
graduate business administration
courses, while approximately 300,
will undertake graduate study in
this field.
Alternate Quarters
All of the students in engineer-
ing and business administration
will be on the work-study pro-
gram, . alternating three-month
periods of campus study with
work in business and industry.
Approximately one-half of the
total enrollment will be on cam-
pus at any given time. Evening'
programs may be developed to
serve another 1,000 students.
All course work will be organ-
ized on the quarter system, to ac-
commodate the work-study pro-

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