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   Mass Media, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1971, Boston, Massachusetts                                MASS VOL V NO UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON APRIL Committee Recommends End To SATF Class Funding The Student Affairs Committee of the Student Senate voted Monday to cease utkuMiitui Student Activities Trust Funds to classes had been originally budgeted for class events next year The SAC moved to establish a universitywide social events committee to oversee such affairs in the future and gave it The remaining was earmarked for use by the University Media Committee tipping Us total to S3 000 less than it asked for In addition to its funding of the MASS MlDIA fhe yearbook and CRUMB the Media Committee is trying to get more money for UMBs infant radio station and a new freshman literary inapazinc Medlapnoto Brown The Student Affairs Trust Fund gets its money from a activities fee charged to all students A total of is in trust for next years student activities including allocations based on class budgets It has been felt for some time that classes should not be receiving such large amounts of the total student affairs budget The senioi class this year was allotted and has spent most of it on a senior weekend last month at which a small percentage of UMB seniors attended Kevin Korrain 71 class president said that most of the class money should bo allotted to a senior class and Jhat if any money was to be retained by underclassmen the amount be low The recommendation for a University social events committee must be approved by the University Senate A decision by the Senate is not expected though before class elections which get underwav Manny Trillo SAC chairman listens to arguments for and against Student Activities Trust funding of class events Organizations Close In Behind April Rally The most widely publicized antiwar rally march campin mass demonstration or whatever one chooses to call the Washington D C activities planned for the Week of April 18 has gained support of almost every civil action group in New England The highlight of the weeks expression against the Nixon administration will be Operation Dewey Canyon an invasion of Washington sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War a New York based group of nearly now on active duty reservists and Vietnam veterans will participate in the campin organized by former Marine Commandant Richard Schoup who now sees no light at the end of the tunnel as Lyndon Johnson once saw The Dewey Canyon III Activities will begin with a march from Arlington National Cemetery where thousands of WWII and Korean war soldiers have been buried Veterans will stage a mock search and destroy operation around the city and conduct the interrogation of prisoners as part of guerrilla theatre The National Peace Action Coalition and its 35 nationwide affiliates has done most of the organization NPCA has demanded the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all troops and material from Southeast Asia They have vowed to conduct peaceful orderly and nonconfrontational mass actions to reach the 73 percent of Americans who want an immediate withdrawal of American troops percentage based on last months Gallop The endorsement list includes civic religious educational business and professional people throughout the country Three professors have endorsed the April actions Leonard Kirsch professor of Economics George Salzman professor of Physics and Charles Knight professor of English have attached their names to a list of an estimated people groups and organizations Among others Washington SMC page 8 Medlaphoto Trowt Dr Gregory Anrig I and Miss Susanne Gassner outlined the UMass Institute of Learning and Teaching before University Senators Thursday night Story on Page 3 Senate Accepts Student Evaluation Of Instructors A lengthy University Senate meeting last Thursday evening proved worthwhile as the governing body moved to accept certain guidelines to establish an annual University wide teacher evaluation program that would take effect next year The Senate after debating the complex mechanics of the Academic Affairs Committee recommendations for such an evaluation passed the proposal which will include both student evaluation of teachers as well as requiring each department to consider evaluation of its own Committee On Future Of The University Reviews Urban Education At UMB President Woods newly formed Committee on the Future University visited the Boston campus last Friday and Saturday and met with faculty and jtudents in a public meeting highlighted by speeches from Fred Harrington former President of the University of Wisconsin and Virginia Smith one of the top staff persons on the Carnegie commission stud ing the Urban university Along with these experts there were people from Model Cities and Welfare organizers who gave there opinions of what hey expect from an Urban University The Committee attempting to learn through research what changes the University of Massachusetts could and should expect in the next ten years held this meeting to talk about the progress already made and to hold discussions with the University community Committee Staff Director Peter Edelman called this ciscussion session Very helpful particularly the One practical problem concerning the Universitys relationship to the community was brought to light Saturday morning when a group of very eloquent Dorchester residents confronted the Committee They asked the University to become aware of the fact that students wanting to live near the Columbia Point campus could create widescale housing problems for residents With the University of Massachusetts expected to triple in size within approximately eight to ten years this is a very real problem which the Committee has given assurance they are sensitive to The Committee is still in the process of gathering information and so no definite statement could be obtained concerning content of report Mr Edelman however made a few comments on sortie trends of thought about the Boston campus He said there are COMMITTEE faculty The Senate also approved five new upperlevel French courses submitted through the Senate by the French Department The five threecredit courses will be literature in translation offerings a new type of course offered amidst University pressure to reform the type of languagecourses previously offered at UMB No knowledge of French will be required to take the new innovative courses Russian as a major field of study was also approved as the proposal finally reached the Senate floor Action on approving Russian as a major had been delayed because o the recent debate on revising the corecurriculum which spanned almost two months Additional Russian courses were accepted as a part of the Russian major proposal Therewas some question on the part of Senators exactly how the teacher evaluation program would be financed after an initial University subsidy It was recommended by Alfred Proulx associate Frtnch Professor a member of the EVALUATION page 2 this week If I he Senate upholds he committees recoinnten class officers could find themselves without funds to implement for their events i It recommended thai newly elected class presidents be assigned to the social events committee An advocate of the University events committee Andy Warren 71 SAC member and former Student Senate President said that UMB should no try to compete with resident campuses BUDGlT page 3 Sargent Reveals Plan For College Without Walls Massachusel t s Governor Francis W Sargent announced plans last week to develop a college without walls before the end of 1972 to provide an alternative form of state higher education The Governor outlined tin proposal for an offcampus degree program at a press conference on Thursday April I with Dr Kdward C Moore of the Board of Higher Education Sargent noted that the operating costs of the program could be js little as ten percent of the expense of a conventional Dr Moore explained that I he external degree school is intended to serve individuals who because they hold fulltime jobs or who because of physical or e c o n o in i c h tndicaps gccgraphical isolation or other reasons have not been able to attend institutions of higher FLEXIBLE OPTIONS iSuch a degree also offers opportunitiesr for some of the restless younger people to pursue college programs outside of the academic institutions with their Mockstep structure Moore said Students who prefer to interrupt their educational experience would find that an cxiimul degree would give them more flexible options and a second The offcampus program will utilize television advance OFFCAMPUS page 3 BULLETIN University Senate CoChairman Don Babcock said Friday that Chancellor Francis Broderick has approved the Senates action of April I altering the core curriculum The KnightBabcock proposal tthich substantially reduced the number of requirements now goes to the Board of Trustees for final action Governor Sargent   

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