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Y-Klcctions 9 a.m. • 7 p.m. Friday ■Stye Bufee Cfjnmtcle India- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Page Volume 63, Number 51 Durham. North Carolina Monday, February 12. 1968 Coffeehouse changing to better meet its goals By JACK JACKSON Tbe Celestial Omnibus is currently remodeling and is also restructurin Is program format to a decentralized, nightly basis. Each night is to have a theme of its own as well as a staff that works that particular night on a regular basis. Accords ng to Jeff Van Pelt, general manager, these changes are being -made in order to attract greater interest on the part of faculty members and .the campus fraternities. Van Pelt says that more support from these two segments of the campus population is needed as the hoped-for goals of the CO cannot be accomplished without them. The coffeehouse is ordinarily closed on Monday nights. On Tuesdays films will be featured with two showings of a full- length feature film as well as short subjects with discussion seminars and Other activities to involve the audience. The program director for Tuesday mights will be Lee Hawley. WEDNESDAY NIGHT will be "encounter night" under the joint direction of Elmer Hall, Jan Kernodle, and Dave Birkhead. Speakers will be invited on diverse topics of current interest and seminars will be arranged. The Duke Forum will also be held. Thursday nights will feature an arts program directed by Bill Patton. Various forms of drama as well as readings of tooth prose and poetry will be featured. Discussions on the arts will be held. Modern dance and the "new music" will also be on the program. Van Pelt expressed a hope that women from Epworth will become involved in tlie pro- other Friday there will be a discotheque with big-name bands from all along the East Coast and go-go girls. The alternate Fridays will have jazz combos, "real dancing" <in Van Pelt's words), in terwoven with films and records after the fashion of the original French discotheques. Friday night will be under the direction of Chris Dane. SATURDAY NIGHT is to be managed by Gerret Warner and Jeff Davis. It will be fashioned after the old type of Greenwich village folk club with both local talent and performers from New York and Washington. Sunday night is to be a free night ■which will allow scheduling of any desired events not included in the more rigid sheedules or Ithe other five nights. Due to the current remodeling and to other problems the CO is facing a ffinan- cial crisis which will have to resolved through subsidies, gifts and general fund- raising, Tbe renovations are being done this week while tbe coffeehouse is closed. The workers are interested students who want a part in determining the new image of the CO. Anyone else who is interested in this .project may take part. BESIDES DECORATERS the coffeehouse also needs dedicated workers to serve as waitresses, nigbt managers and program managers. Working in the CO is a good opportunity to meet peovle and to "get in on" some very good programs, accordin gto Van Peft. The combination of increased staff, new decor and new programming is expected to help the coffeehouse achieve its ■goals of increasing educational programs beyond the classrooms and durmitories, providing a creative centeir for all members of the University community, and generate a concern in each person who came there for all the other visitors Van Pelt maintains. Trustees reaffirm academic freedom The Executive committee of the Board of Trustees decided not to interfere with the invitation to speak here this spring extended to Adam Clayton Powell by the Student Union Major Speakers Committee. Tbe posiition of the Board was revealed by Chairman Wright Tisdale after Friday's meeting. Powell disclosed recently that Duke is among the 14 college and university campuses where he has accepted invitations as a speaker. When it appeared imminent ::,:.. .I'., I :i ■■ ..'■ .-.-.: V -.' ■:■■■':■ '. - fluenee to prevent bilm from speaking ghere he sent 'the following telegram to the Chronicle: If the students of Duke yild to this suppression of free speech, which might be good for our republic, then what do we have to look forward to a vacuum ?- Adam Powell". The telegram was datelined from his home in Bimini, -in the Bahamas. The invitation to Powell was estended last fall by the Major Speakers Committee of the Student Union. April 31 'has been set .tentatively for Powell's appearance. IN REFUSING to interfere the Executive Comimittee showed its awareness of the long tradition of academic freedom which has prevailed here since the Basset case in 1903 and has been reaffirmed by ,tbe appearance cf Herbert Apthecker. -No formal policy for allowing bona fide student groups to invite significant speakers of their choice has ever been formulated, though, despite the long existence of this tradition. Due to this fact the Trustees, as the only body capable of doodling? The coffeehouse is re-desi-rned Experiments aid curriculum situation TUTORS NEEDED iTUTtWi The Baptist Student Center, Edgemont and South Buchanan all need one-to-one tutors and also people to work with groups (arts and crafts, modern dance, recreation, etc.) If you would like to talk to someone about helping please call the YWCA office (9-5) 2909, or the Baptist Sturent Center (3-5) 286-6097 this week. Editor's note: this is the last article In a five part series concerning curriculum reform at Duke over the past decade. By DON PEARCE In recent years -the two constant sources of criticism of intellectual life at Duke, the living group arrangements on East and West campuses and the prescription character of the undergraduate curriculum, have led several groups of Duke students Ito experiment with more imaginative approaches to educatinn. The infamy of uniform requirements and its relation to student initiatives In the academic area has been described by Margy Emerson "70: 'Too often professors find themselves teaching unimaginative courses t o disinterested and resentful students. Neither group as left with much energy or enthuasiasm for the more creative and UCM retreats to make evaluation of progress spontaneous type of learning which often has to take place in spite of the formal curriculum." PARTICULARLY with reference to course material some Duke students have not accepted the spirit of the educational philosophy between the covers of the Undergraduate Bulletin of Instruction. Tins has meant student-launched ventures into instruction on both oredit and informal bases, sometimes with the aid of faculty members and even deans. Approved for credit this semester are the Tabard probe of the "Jimpact of the Mass Media on Contemporary Society" and York's study of Job in literature. Preliminary approval has now been given to Beta Theta Pi's proposal to explore the relation of Freud and psychoanalysis to James Joyce. The Social Sciences Corridor, one of six living-learning groups presently com- pri-fiBg Faculty Apartments, began in the last academic year its practice of choosing ia social science course from the Duke curriculum and taking it for credit as a 'group, assuring some fusion of academic and residential philosophies. Last semester, for instance, the Corridor's women focused on "Elements of International Re I a Dions" (Political Science 121). choose from any field which i " The language corridors mainly emphasize facility in the spoken skills, but an informal and somewhat irregular program of activities supplement conversation. The French group is now planning a discussion of the relation of literature and music, hopefully with the help of French literature and music professors. The Ganman Corridor complements its language practice with acquaintance with songs, poems, and hopefully German dances (if a teacher can be found). The Spanish Corridor has heard presentations by numberous Spanish and Hispano- American vteitors to the campus, as well as occasional talks by Duke i (Continued on Page 4) according to audience formulating policy according to the bylaws, must review any situation that arises with no clearer guide than tradition available as their precedent for action. The Trustees are expected to formulate a written policy on the subject when they meet Marcy 9. Dr. Knight commented on the situation (see page 2) emphasizing that an invitation to a speaker does not represent an endorsement of that speaker or of his views by either the institution or the organization acting as bis sponsor. Middle east conference Ambassador, legal scholars and government officials will gather at the University next month to search for peaceful solutions to the continuing Middle East crisis. The conference is expected to be ewe of the most significant exploratory sessions outside the United Nations. Representatives fromlsrael and Arab countries have agreed to participate. Attention will focus on the theme "■Middle East Crisis: Test of I intern ation Law." Topics will include the role of the! UN in the area, law of the seas, status of refugees, the future of Jerusalem and proposed solutions. The gathering is scheduled March 8-9 at the Law School. Arrangements are being made through the Duke International Law Society and .the American Society of International Law. Among the leading spokesmen for countries invoked in the hostilities will be Ambassador Muhammad El-Fairra, permanent representative to Che U.N. from Jordan, and U.N. Ambassdor Shab- tai'Rosenne from Israel, Natoil El Aflaby, first secretary in the United Arab Republic mission to the U.N., also will be among the speakers. Other distinguished figures lo appear on the program include John Lawrence Hargrove, senior adviser for international law in the U.S. mission to the IMS., Ma- jird Khadduri, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Rear Admiral Lewis Strauss, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Fantasticks really were fantastic The University Christian Movement ■(UCM), under the direction on Nindan Beall, Chairman of the group's Executive Council, held a retreat February 3-4, near Winston-Salem to discuss the progress made during the first half of this . academic year. The retreat, earmarked by a spirit of reevaluation and self-criticism, produced the idea that a gap exists between the ideals which surrounded the group's beginning and the reality of its present functions. A panel of students, including Abbie Doggett, Vice President of ASDU, John Kernodle, Duke law student -member of the National UCM, Bunny Small, representative to the National UCM's summer project in South East Asia, Jackie Lou Smith, President of the Episcopal student group, and Jeff Van Pelt, discussed the topic "UCM, Its Present and Its future." They explored the gap between the ideals and the reality of the group and tried to assess the progress of religious life on campus. THE RETREAT considered on the problem of the naming of the community. Many felt that including the word "Christian" in the name scares away many who are basically interested in the causes of the group. They also discussed the need for a place on campus, like the Celestial Omin- bus, which is a UCM-sponsored enterprise. The members of the retreat felt that although student support has been weak, there is a definite need for a com mon forum where not only students, but faculty and interested, Durham n can meet for free dialogue and i The retreat made moves to establish a Political Concerns Committee, beaded by Bunny Small, to establish relations ■between student religious groups and campus political concerns. The UCM is a loosely structured group, "more a community than an organization," whose members simply "identify with the Christian community," says Elmer Hall, assistant chaplain to the University and advisor to the YMCA. "It's a place to go and become more human than you were before you wedt." CI is to be open later Dining Hall Director Ted Minah and the dining hall staff have extended the hours that the Cambridge Inn will remain The change, made at the request of ASDU, is experimental. According to Minah it is contingent upon the ability of the staff to clean up the area in preparation for breakfast. To assist the staff Minah asks that the students use the trays provided and place them in the fray racks when finished. Student cooperation will .is.sure continuation of the new hours, Minah said. FOLLOWING THE lead of the YWCA and campus religious centers last year, the University Christian Movement has established this semester three programs in experimental education outside the ■formal curriculum. Contemporaneity is ■the common characteristic of the three programs. Experimental Study Seminars will range from "Sartrean Existentialism" to "Violence in Recent Fiction" and "Music and Modern Man." Depth Education Groups are issue-centered, problem-solving dialogues dealing with social questions from underdeveloped nations to li(-hno!ii:;ii.-ai tiepirrsonaliv.alion. Personal Encinintfji- Groups are partially to aid students "to explore their own styles of life and to discover their potential for relationships." Criticism of the living conditions on East and West in relation to academics centers on the claims of anti-in- tellectualism that traditional arrangements engendered. ONE OF THE earliest efforts to merge intellectual and residential interests was the formation of living-learning groups in Faculty Apartments about seven years ago. Besides the afore-mentioned Social Sciences Corridor, five other groups now are established there: Science, the Experiment, French, German and Spanish. By LISA ROSEMAN and ALAN SHUSTERMAN Take a set of important, basic realities of life, things like love, maturation, generational conflicts, and tiie romantioized vision thai youth has of the ■; V ,'■! .*■■..■':■'■ ■ -.-■ i>: these concepts until only its universal essence remains. Write some pretty, tender and funny songs about what you have left. Mold it all into boy-loves-girl, ■boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl story peripherally fealturing two scheming fathers, a dodering actor, a British Indian who dies, a wall, a narrator, and a very expensive, deluxe rape. You've just written 'The Fantasticks," New York's longest running musical as it was performed in Page Auditorium Friday night. And you've done a tremendous job. A PLAY LIKE this is good enough to carry itself without more than adequate acting and moderastely good staging. This road company, though, had quite a bit more. The stage posiitionling and special effects, such as the multicolored paper leaves floating down from the lights, emphasized each significant word. The costumes, which were deliciously unconnected to each other, set the ap- The Experiment i In the Fantasticks The girl is surrounded ■proprialte imood — the boy looked button- down collegiate while the girl sported an irrelevant, wrinkled cross between a ballet dancer's costume and a 1920's flapper's outfit. The acting held up well, in spite of a few casting incongruences. Donna Curtis as the Girl was quite unpretty, as befits a ■princess who is really nobody at all but the daughter of a button salesman. The Boy, Don Pinson, gangled and gawked as one who hasn't "been around" does when he's in love. Unfortunately, his maturation under his experience with tbe world didn't seem to change his acting manner. Ht fit too naturally the part of the kid. STEALING several scenes, John Long as the Actor and Justin Morley as ithe Man Who Diies, tore up the audience with fractured Shakespearian recitations by Long and a hilarious death scene by ■Morley. Tbe fathers came across best in songs such as "Never Say No" and "Plant a Radish." Co-producer David Cryer was suave and cool as the narrator, a part wheh can be most aptly described as a good man serving as a symbol of evil. He provided the commentary and a moral structure for the play. None of the songs were elaborate or complex, but at the very worst, they were appropriate; at best, they were classic. "Try to Remember" both introduced and summarized the action, and ■within the words of this somg lies a theme, sentimental perhaps, bue one that would touch anyone who has been in love, is in love, or wishes he were in love. A message from the narrator, "cclebrat senation," lies behind the song, the play, and for those who arc in love, the whole world. There arc lots of things that one remembers from "The Fantasticks." The mask behind which one hides from the world and sees nothing evil, the wall that held people i-ngi-thi-i- while it stood and separated them when it fell, and the pieces o[ colored paper and snow, which didn't distract but instead held your attention to the words being spoken, A memorable exercise in simplicity and life.
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 63, no. 51 (Monday, February 12, 1968)|
|Series||The Duke Chronicle|
|Subject-Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Durham (N.C.)|
|Creator||Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)|
|Source||The 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|
9 a.m. • 7 p.m.
■Stye Bufee Cfjnmtcle
India- 7:30 p.m.
Volume 63, Number 51
Durham. North Carolina
Monday, February 12. 1968
to better meet its goals
By JACK JACKSON
Tbe Celestial Omnibus is currently
remodeling and is also restructurin Is
program format to a decentralized,
Each night is to have a theme of its
own as well as a staff that works that
particular night on a regular basis. Accords ng to Jeff Van Pelt, general
manager, these changes are being -made
in order to attract greater interest on the
part of faculty members and .the campus
fraternities. Van Pelt says that more
support from these two segments of the
campus population is needed as the
hoped-for goals of the CO cannot be accomplished without them.
The coffeehouse is ordinarily closed on
Monday nights. On Tuesdays films will be
featured with two showings of a full-
length feature film as well as short subjects with discussion seminars and Other
activities to involve the audience. The
program director for Tuesday mights will
be Lee Hawley.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT will be "encounter night" under the joint direction
of Elmer Hall, Jan Kernodle, and Dave
Birkhead. Speakers will be invited on
diverse topics of current interest and
seminars will be arranged. The Duke
Forum will also be held.
Thursday nights will feature an arts
program directed by Bill Patton. Various
forms of drama as well as readings of
tooth prose and poetry will be featured.
Discussions on the arts will be held.
Modern dance and the "new music" will
also be on the program. Van Pelt expressed a hope that women from
Epworth will become involved in tlie pro-
other Friday there will be a discotheque
with big-name bands from all along the
East Coast and go-go girls. The alternate
Fridays will have jazz combos, "real
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|