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<Tf)t ©otoer of Camp tut tS$ougt)t anb action TOje ©ufeiACftronttle Volume 58, Number 39 Duke University, Durham N. C. Friday, March 1, 1963 Trustees Meet With Students • • • Engineering Requests $7.5Million The Board of Trustees discussed the strengthening of the University's science and engineering programs this afternoon. The College of Engineering proposed a ten- year, $7.5 million plan to strengthen its faculty and curriculum, double its graduate enrollment, and construct a $3.4 million addition. The department of physics reported it has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation gift that will enable construction on a $1.4 million addition^ to start this spring. The department of chemistry compared its building to a "Model T" and asked for a new one. It was emphasized that funds are not currently available for any of the projects except the physics building. Response to a Challenge Dean Walter Seeley of the College of Engineering said the school's plan is in response to a "challenge to make significant contributions to regional and national technological growth which are possible only because the College is part of a strong liberal-arts-centered University," Dean Seeley stressed the importance of developing a strong graduate-level program. He anticipated a growth of from 70 to 150 graduate students by 1965. Undergraduate enrollment, now 430, would climb to 500. The addition would double the present physical space of the College. His report to the Trustees explained the engineering division "is too small to cover the whole spectrum of engineering education. Some areas must be left to the larger, state-supported institutions, so we have chosen to concentrate on the design and research aspects." Dr. Henry Fairbank, chairman of the physics department, said the physics addition would (Continued on page 5) TRUSTEE THOMAS SOUTHGATE '37 talks with students Sylvia 3. McKaig '64 and Lydia Cantrell '64 at yesterday's student—Trustee meeting. The students outlined the needs for a new University center on West and a student center on East. Campus Chest Gets 21c Per Student Campus Chest 1963 received only $700 in contributions from West Campus students, according to L. E. (Butch) Atwater III '64, chairman of the YMCA committee. A supplementary drive will be held in about two weeks. The total was the lowest Campus Chest has attained in some years, Mr. Atwater said, and the collection averaged out to only 21 cents per student. A reasonable contribution, he estimated, would be one per cent of a student's monthly allowance. Need for Student Centers On East, West Outlined Related stories and picture, pages 3, 5 Student leaders told the Board of Trustees last night that there is a pressing need for a University Center on West Campus and a student center on East. The student leaders addressed the Board after an unprecedented student-Trustee dinner. The students told the Trustees about student life, needs and goals. The session opened a three-day meeting during which the Trustees are reviewing the University's plans to strengthen itself. Unique in Two Respects The dinner meeting last night was unique in at least two respects. It is believed it was the first Trustee meeting that students, and reporters, attended. John M. Markas '63, president of the Men's Student Government, presided. Other sessions this week end are executive, but important reports to the Trustees by members of the Faculty and Adminsitra- tion are being released. The reports are believed to be unprecedented in their depth and number. University officials are stressing that most of the reports discuss aspirations that may or may not materialize. They are not statements of policy. It was also pointed out that funds for most of the projects being proposed are not yet available. West Center The need for the West Center was documented by Marilyn Howe '64 of Hanes House, Marie Choborda '63 from East, and Charles E. Hill '63 of West. Mr. Hill said Flowers Building is "grossly inadequate" to provide the focal point for extra-academic life that the University needs. He said the University Center would "have something for everyone." The building he envisioned _ This year for the first time the committee had allowed the students to plan and run the drive, he stated. There were no goals, no pledge cards, no late solicitation, and the students chose the charities. Envelopes were distributed among the student body and no "high pressure" sales tactics were used, he added. An "overwhelming number" of envelopes were returned empty. "It is my feeling," Mr. Atwater related, "that students refused to go to the trouble and sacrifice of contributing to the fund." Another person commented that the "fallacy of the system was that the student found it too easy not to give." TELEPHONES! ! new telephones i West Campus A dozen bloomed t yesterday. The installations fulfilled Allen Building's November promise to install "ten to 15 new phones in two months." Student government had sought the facilities. One student tied the installations to the Board of Trustees meetings. "Dr. Humm got his sink," he said, "and now we get telephones. They're shaping the place up for the Trustees to see." ■.,-....:,■. he would include a 3000-seat auditorium; galleries for the display of paintings, photographs and sculpture; a 1000-seat banquet hall which would double as a ballroom; ten to 15 meeting rooms; rooms and apartments for 15 guests; conference rooms; a bookstore "big enough to browse in"; a large snack bar; music lounges and practice rooms; office space for student activities; recreation areas, eluding bowling alleys, card rooms and pool tables which would be self-supporting; and provisions for students to pursue hobbies, like photography darkrooms. The need for a student center for Woman's College was presented by Ann Barbour '63. The building Miss Barbour envisioned would be a "combination family room, shopping center, city hall and open forum." individual Responsibility Emphasized East Candidates Release Platforms By VIRGINIA FAULKNER Chronicle News Editor Candidates for the chairmanship of the East Judicial Board emphasized greater student responsibility, while the three candidates for the Woman's Student Government presidency cited student participation in platforms released today. Muriel G. Farmer '64, candidate for Judicial Board chairman, wanted five late permissions each semester for every student—signed at her own discretion. She also desired an extension of senior privileges to juniors after these privileges have been cleared with the Administration. * * * MISS FARMER also favored an immediate change in Sunday night house closing to midnight and promised to work toward giving all students except first-semester freshmen midnight permission during the week. Another of her campaign planks was late permission during during a "big week end" for everyone—not just those attending the University social event. In her platform, Sara L. Cosens '64 stressed the need for a clear definition of the student's responsibility in plagiarism and cheating. She too promised extension extension of senior leave to juniors and midnight house closing for everyone Sunday night. * * * MISS COSENS envisioned a new penalty, the "House Judicial Committee Warning," to replace the campus for junior and seniors. Accumulation of warnings would result in review and possible curtailment of upperclass privileges. A specific number of midnight permissions, for freshmen and sophomores, to be used at the students' discretion, was another of her planks. Joan B. Holmquist '64 proposed giving midnight hours to sophomores and second semester freshmen and eliminating the requirement that women must sign out for West at night. She promised both by the end of this semester. * * * SHE ENVISIONED communication with other schools (Continued on page 5) Trustees Meet Tonight, Hear Hart, Knight The agenda for the remainder of the three-day meeting of the Board of Trustees includes talks by President J. Deryl Hart and President-elect Douglas M. Knight tonight, and intensive review of the building plans for the Arts Center, West Library, Medical Center and Divinity School tomorrow. Dr. Hart to S peak President Hart will speak briefly at a dinner tonight at 6:30 in the Old Trinity Room. Dr. Knight will then discuss "Some Preliminary Thoughts Concerning the Future of Duke." Tomorrow the Board convenes at 10:30 in 201 Allen to discuss the building plans that reportedly are in the most advanced stages. These include: •An addition to the West Campus Library, costing about $5 million. The building of this addition has been assigned the highest priority. The Duke Endowment has already contributed $1 million toward its cost. •A new Arts Center. A representative of the New York consultant designing the Center will speak. The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation has already contributed a "substantial" amount om money toward the Center. • An addition to the Medical Center. It was learned that plans are already prepared for a connecting wing between the main Hospital and the Gerontology Center now being built. This would provide a new main entrance and emergency ward. •An addition to the Divinity School, which would probably include a new chapel. The addition would be built in back of the school or onto Gray .
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 58, no. 39 (Friday, March 1, 1963)|
|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|
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|