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tErje Hotofr of Campus <fhoust)t anb Action Cfje Bufe^^tjrontcle Volume 61, Number 1 Duke University. Durham, N. C. Friday, September 17, 1965 1,217 Freshmen Face Busy Orientation Week By NANCY McCOMICK News Editor One thousand two hundred seventeen freshmen arrived at the University today to begin a week of orientation before classes start. The class, which Director of Admissions William Brinkley called "exceptionally well-prepared," comes from forty-two states, the District of Columbia, four foreign countries, the Canal Zone and Puerto Rico. The class includes three Presidential scholars, 32 National Merit Scholars and six winners of National Achievement Scholarship Prizes for Negro Students. Six hundred twenty-two of the freshmen are in Trinity Col lege, 380 in the Woman's College, 133 in the Engineering College and 82 in the Nursing School. The decrease in the size of the Trinity College class from the 651 of last year and the increase in the size of the Woman's College class from 347 are due to the availability of space said Brinkley. The dormitories on West have been overcrowded. The first floor of Faculty Apartments on East has been opened up to accommodate more women. In the class 1969 are 16 presidents of their senior class, 45 presidents of their student body, 58 editors of their high school paper and 72 editors of their high school annuals. 23% Of Freshman Class Receive Scholarships Totaling $250,000 $250,000 of University funds is being used this year to provide financial aid for 23% of the entering freshman students. The University an extensively - endowed school, usually provides some form of aid for approximately one-fourth of the student body. Thirty-one incoming freshmen have been awarded Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarships. Twelve of these are North Carolina residents; the others are selected in accordance with their geographical location to fill regional quotas. The scholarships are renewable and are valued at $200.00 to $2400.00 annually, depending on the financial situation of the recipient's family. Eleven freshmen in the School of Nursing have been awarded University scholarships on the basis of their promise as leaders in nursing. These scholarships range from $200 to $1200 annually and may be renewed for the sophomore year. Other scholarships awarded by the University using funds from the organizations include three National Methodist, two General Motors, and one Proctor and Gamble Scholarship for freshmen. About 19 per cent of the new students attended private schools. Brinkley did not release actual figures for average College Board examination scores, saying "they're so high they would frighten you," but he released average percentile ranks of the classes in the schools. In Trinity College, average scores for the SAT verbal test were in the 90th percentile, math in the 92nd percentile and the English achievement test in the 80th percentile. In the Women's College, verbal SAT scores averaged in the 94th percentile, math SAT scores in the 92nd percentile and English achievement test in the 96th percentile. In the College of Engineering, the verbal SAT average was in the 86th percentile, the math SAT average in the 98th percentile and English achievement test in the 70th percentile. Dean Ann M. Jacobansky of the Nursing School said that average verbal SAT scores of the entering nurses were in the 82nd percentile, and average math SAT scores were in the 86th percentile. Two hundred forty-nine of the entering freshmen had one or more college placements or transfers from taking the Advanced Placement tests. Brinkley said of the class, "It would appear that this class is as well-prepared in their secondary school education as any we have ever had. The secondary schools are doing a fine job in preparing students for college." Open Houses Set Tomorrow Freshman men are reminded to pick up the tickets that will admit them to the East Campus open houses on Saturday night. After the open houses there will be a dance in the parking lot behind Brown and Bassett Houses on East. The Coed picnic is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Monday. The cost is $1.25 and includes a September 23 Convocation To Begin Academic Year By CHAD GOFF News Editor Thursday, September 23, the University will hold its Second Anual Convocation, officially opening the 1965-66 academic year. The event, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Indoor Stadium, will provide the only opportunity for members of the administration, faculty, and students from all of the University's graduate and undergraduate schools and colleges to renew their dedication to the pursuit of truth and extension of human knowledge. The program begins with an academic procession in which about 400 members of the faculty and administration as well as class and student government presidents of all of the schools and colleges will participate. Following the invocation by Dr. Cleland, University President Douglas M. Knight will present long-range plans for the University. His speech will also cover the progress made since last year's Convocation. He will also consider what the future holds for the students at the University. Also included on the program is the presentation of flags to the Senior class presidents of the four colleges. chicken dinner. There will be a pep rally after the picnic with the Pep Band and the cheerleaders. Y groups will be paired up to avoid any problem with dates. Following the picnic and pep rally, there will be a faculty critique of summer reading in the Baldwin Auditorium on East. This will be followed by dormitory discussions in the East campus houses from 8:30 until 10 p.m. For more information contact your Y-man or the Y-office in 101 Flowers. Open house tickets will be available in front of Page Auditorium Saturday morning and afternoon only. Summer Reading Faculty To Discuss Books By BOB HOWE News Editor As in past years, the faculty critique is expected to be a stimulating event in the orientation program. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Baldwin Auditorium, discussion will center on the two novels required as summer reading for incoming freshmen. Dr. Thomas E. McCollough, Assistant Professor of Religion, will speak on Andre Gide's The Immoralist. A native of Alabama, Dr. McCollough served as a Southern Baptist missionary in Switzerland before coming to the University, and he has contributed many articles to such religious publications as "Baptist Student." The second speaker on the panel will be Dr. Glenn R. Negley, Professor of Philosophy and former head of the department. He will analyze The God That Failed, a book edited by Richard Crossman. Dr. Negley's publications com- *prise WHO ARE THE MEN AND WOMEN BEHIND THE HEADLINES? It could be you. The CHRONICLE wants freshmen reporters and writers to help get behind the big campus events and stories—to explore the backstage happenings in campus politics—to search for ways to make this a better school for all of us. Get behind these headlines and behind your school. No previous experience is necessary; training is provided for positions. If you are interested, come by the Chronicle office or call Libby Falk at 2603. Positions are open in feature writing, sports, photography, advertising, and circulation. And be sure to stop by the Chronicle table Wednesday afternoon at the activities open house. lengthy list, including four books as well as a multitude of shorter articles on ethics and politics. The third member of the faculty panel, Dean Margaret Ball of the Woman's College, will preside. A brief question and answer period will follow the criticisms. From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., smaller groups will continue discussions. All Trinity and Engineering students are invited to participate at socials in East Campus dormitory parlors. The topic of discussion will be up to the discretion of each house. Fittings for the official University blazer will take place Monday and Tuesday in room 204 Flowers Building. The classic Navy flannel blazer with the University seal and class year woven on the pocket is traditionally sold each fall by the Senior Class. Fittings and orders will be taken from 10 o'clock in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. .. : ■■ ■ ■... .■■■■■..■■■ :..
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 61, no. 1 (Friday, September 17, 1965)|
|Series||The Duke Chronicle|
|Subject-Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Durham (N.C.)|
|Creator||Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)|
|Source||The Duke Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University|
|Rights||The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Texts and images from this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from Duke University.|
|Digital Collection||The Duke Chronicle|
tErje Hotofr of Campus
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|