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©I)E Eotoer of Campus <X<)ougf)t anb Action TOje Bufe^^fjrontcle Volume 61, Number 37 Duke University, Durham, N. C. Tuesday, March 8, 1966 Players To Stage Sheridan Comedy The Duke Players will present three performances of Richard Sheridan's "School for Scandal" this weekend. The play will be given in Page Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. "School for Scandal" is a comedy of errors set in 18th- century England. The play brilliantly spoofs the actions and attitudes of English aristocracy and their gossiping schools for scandal. Pseudo-Love Affair The plot centers around young Lady Teazle, who, in rebelling against her older hus-^,, band, joins a group of gossips. Believing a proper lady must carry on love affairs, she tries to create the appearance that she is carrying on an affair. Her "lover," Joseph Surface, is apparently a respectable man whose brother is a rogue. But as the play develops Joseph is revealed to be a rogue, while his brother Charles is shown to have a heart of gold. Aden Field, a graduate student who is appearing with the Duke Players for the first time this year, plays Sir Peter Teazle. Lady Teazle is played by Becky Roper '66, also making her first appearance with the Players this year. Joseph Surface is played by Phillip Shore '69, who has appeared in "A Thousand Clowns" and in "Finian's Rainbow," and his brother Charles is played by Tom Riggs '67, who has appeared in "Another Part of the Forest." Fred Purnell '66, who has performed in "A Thousand Clowns, plays Sir Benjamin Backbite. The play is under the direction of Prof. Kenneth Reardon. Reserved Seats Only All tickets are reserved and may be purchased at the Page ticket office for $1.50. Reservations may be made by phone at extension 2911. Twelve-Point System Committee Recommends Change In Grading Scale Becky Roper '66 and grad student Aden Field rehearse for the comedy "School for Scandal." Hawks Stomp Friars, To Meet Devils Friday The faculty Committee on Undergraduate Instruction will recommend a major change in the grading system to the Undergraduate Faculty Council this Thursday. The proposal will recommend a twelve-point system (two to thirteen), giving credit for pluses and minuses. If accepted, the change would go into effect probably in the fall semester of 1967. Grades, when interpreted in terms of quality points, would look like this under the new system; and A+ would be worth thirteen points; a B, nine points: a C, six points; a D-, two points By DON BELLMAN Associate Editor The St. Joseph's Hawks rolled over the Providence Friars 65-48 in the Eastern Playoffs last night to earn a chance to play the Blue Devils this Friday in the Eastern Regionals at Raleigh. In the Eastern playoff's nightcap, Davidson mauled Rhode Island 95-65. The Wildcats will play Syracuse in the first round of the Regionals with the v.' ner of that game getting to meet Duke in the final round of the tournament Saturday night. The team that wins the Eastern Regional tournament will play in the NCAA Championship tournament in College Park, Maryland next weekend. (There will be no tickets to the Regionals available to the student body. Red Lew DUAA's ticket czar, reminded the Chronicle that he had warned students six weeks ago to find their own tickets for the Regionals.) (In the event that the Blue Devils go to College Park DUAA will get 500 tickets for that tournament; however, no tickets to the Finals in College Park will BASKETBALL COACH VIC BUBAS leads the cheering Blue Devil faithful as he cuts down the net after Duke's 71-66 win over N. C. State for the ACC Championship. (Photo by Jim Sneeringer) sold to University students. Lewis said. All other tickets to the College Park games were sold last spring within five days after they were put on sale.) Duke did not have to play ir the Playoffs because of the ACC'! distinguished record in postseason games over the past few years. Conference teams have by-passed the Playoffs since 1962. Syracuse was allowed to bypass the playoffs when the Ivy League champion, Pennsylvania, was disqualified by the NCAA (Continued on page 8) Cowley To Focus On Faulkner Works Malcolm Cowley, noted American literary critic and author, will center his speech on March 15, sponsored by the Student Union Educational Affairs Committee, around the works of William Faulkner. Cowley's address, which is under the auspices of the Major Speakers Series, will be held in Baldwin Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Cowley is past associate editor of The New Republic, author of several novels, and the editor of a number of poetry and fiction anthologies. an F, zero points. The effect of this new system would be to eliminate the situation where student has an 80 average and another an 89 average and they both get the same grade. The Committee on Undergraduate Instruction began an intensive study of the grading :ystem early in the fall of this year and the proposed change is the result of that study. An MSGA poll earlier this year revealed that 73.8 per cent of West Campus students are dissatisfied with the present grading system. Dr. George Williams of the English department and chairman of the Committee on Undergraduate Instruction noted that "the committee took the MSGA questionnaire under consideration and arranged a joint meeting with representatives of MSGA on the subject." Williams reports that his committee polled faculty members of eight departments (Economics, English, German, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Zoology) and 85 per cent of those polled are in favor of the proposed change. In the MSGA questionnaire, students indicated a preference for a seven-point system, including pluses hut not minuses. Overflow Crowd Expected Aptheker Address Is Tonight By DON E. MANNING Dr. Herbert Aptheker, leading American Marxist theorist re cently involved in the UNC "free speech" controversy, will speak here tonight under the sponsorship of the Liberal Action Committee and the MSGA. The address is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a question and answer session. An overflow crowd is expected. Aptheker has recently returned from a trip to Hanoi, North Viet Nam, with Yale professor Staughton Lynd. He plans to speak on his experiences in Hanoi. Aptheker's speech follows the appearance on campus last week of Frank Wilkinson, chairman of the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee. Wilkinson was sponsored by the Bar Association. AIH Constitution Change Up For Vote The Association of Independent Houses will vote at its next regular meeting on a new constitution for the organization. Among numerous changes proposed by the new constitution is name change for the association—to the Association of Residential Colleges. The new constitution also provides for the election of a vice- president to handle a new permanent committee system and contains provisions for the election of the President from the entire association rather than just the presidents of the member houses, as has previously been the rule. Both Aptheker and Wilkinson have been denied the right to spea'k at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a controversial decision by Acting Chancellor Sitterson. Sit- terson based his refusal on the previous decision of the UNC Trustee Board, which refused to allow the speakers on campus. In refutation of this, Wilkinson spoke to an off-campus crowd of 1500 last week in Chapel Hill. Aptheker, who is a member of the Center for Marxist Studies in New York, received his original invitation to speak here from Harry Boyte '67 and the Liberal Action Committee. Coming immediately after the cancellation of Aptheker's scheduled speech in Chapel Hill, the invitation was felt by some North Carolinians to be a direct slap in the face of the state government. The Administration approved Aptheker's appearance because in Dr. Knight's words "it is viewed by the University as being in accord with our longstanding policy of respect for the expression of diverse and at times unpopular opinions." Page Auditorium will open at 6:15 p.m. for members of the student body and faculty only; the general public may enter at 6:45 p.m. Outside loudspeakers will be provided for the anticipated overflow crowd. Jr. Chairmen Chosen The Junior Chairmen of the YMCA Freshman Advisory Council have been selected by the Y-FAC Chairman, William D. Kenerly '67. The three men selected are Robert Newton '68; Gary Stubbs '68; and David Young Chronicle Election All persons interested in running for editor of the 1966- 67 Chronicle must contact Libby Falk by Thursday. Previous experience on the Chronicle is not a requirement. BOB JORDAN '67 will chair the new Student Union Board of Governors. Jordan Heads Union Board Bob Jordan '67 was elected last night Chairman of the recently appointed Student Union Board of Governors for 1966- 67. Election was by both the retiring and the incoming Boards. Jordan, chairman of the SU Campus Services Committee, commented upon election, "we are fimly committed to a year of action, but action comes only with the support of the student body. All members of the Board are anxious to hear what other students have to say, and to give them the best Union program possible." Interviews for new committee chairmen continue tomorrow from 2-5 and 7-10 and Thursday 2-5. An interview sign-up sheet is posted outside of 207 Flowers Building.
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 61, no. 37 (Tuesday, March 8, 1966)|
|Series||The Duke Chronicle|
|Subject-Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Durham (N.C.)|
|Description||Two separate issues bear issue number 37|
|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|
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|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|