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   Mass Media, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1972, Boston, Massachusetts                                INDEX J p t 6 5 it MEDIA CITY EDITION Free classifieds and noti ces arc available to members of the University community starting today Details pg 6 VOL VII No I UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON MONDAY SEPTEMBER II 1972 College I Presents Interim Document For Sept 27 Vote Nominations For Assembly Due Sept 14 College 1 will resubmit its Constitution for ratification September 27 28 and 29 The identical document was defeated last spring by students of the college Simultaneously elections for positions on the new University Assembly will take place Nominations for the positions must be submitted td a Universitywide Election Task Force headed by College I Dean Daisy Tagliacozzo by September I4 The College I Steering Committee voted last spring to offer the same document again to students and faculty but with the addendum that if passed the Constitutiononly be effective for one year The addendum also stipulated that a committee be formed immediately to restudy governance models and submit proposals for a more permanent type of governance ut the end of the oneyear period Briefly the College I Constitution provides for an Executive Commission of twentyone members eleven faculty eight students one professional and one nonprofessional staff to run the college with the Dean Most work will be done by committees appointed by the Executive Commission A system of checks recall and referenda is specified in the constitution which allows 35 percent of the faculty or 20 percent of the students to veto any Executive Commission action Dean Tagliocozzo noted that if the Constitution should again fail to pass an interim form of governance would be implements whereby she in consultation with the present College I Steering Committee will appoint members to a new Steering Committee for a period of a year Copies of the College 1 Constitution are available in the Deans office 2nd floor Salada University Senate office 5th floor Statler Hilton and the Mats Media office 4th floor Sawyer With nominations due to close September 14 balloting for the 40 positions on the University Assembly will be held September and 29 Application forms for nominations can be found on page 6 At present the Universitywide assembly will consist of 40 members 20 from each college W i t h a 6040 ration eight students and 12 faculty members will be elected from each college An election Task Force has been created consisting of three faculty members and four Their function is to insure the success of both the college referendum and the universitywide election Wood Charges Chancellor Not Repre sentative by Raul Tooher Search Committee Starts Deliberations To Replace Ousted Chancellor Fired Despite UMB Appeal Asst rrovost fiabcock Dean Strange College III To Combine Career Study Liberal Arts College 111 has the highlyinnovative educational potential to have a majoridca has been greeted on the impact on education in The College is due to state and the Dean John Strange said in an interview with the Media last week He sees the college as breaking new ground in combing the professional with the liberal Strange who has spent most of the summer on the Boston campus organizing staff to develop programs for the new College of Public and Community Service said he has been very pleased with the enthusiasm with which the Fdtt Enrollment Up By Number Applying Unchanged by Peter Kadzis In a memo to ActingChancellor William R Hamilton Director of Admissions F Donald Costello reports that qualified candidates for admission had a better chance of acceptance this year than last Although enrollment was increased by over 1000 new seats his year most of which were allotted to incoming freshmen there was no significant change in the number of applications filed This year out of the approximately 7000 who ACTION Takes 50 UMB Students Emphasis On City With a flurry of last minute telegrams informing this years University Year for ACTION student volunteers that orientation briefings were scheduled last week UYA officially got underway with students participating 20 more than last year Negotiations between ACTION staff and ACTIONWashington over payment towards faculty release time here and to clear the way for additional faculty advisers and more students proved successful with UMB getting an increased student involvement in the experimental aducational program According to UYA IS of the 50 student volunteers will be placed on the Task Force For Children Out of School a citywide group which hopes to help motivate high school and elementary students to consider reentry into Boston schools This years volunteers with u wide range of social agency backgrounds are expected to begin their yearround field work jobs this week Like last year and after considerable debate in the University Senate at last years end volunteers will receive a total of 30 academic credits for the years placement divided among field work weekly urban seminars and an independent study project supervised by a faculty aw tuber Bach student receives about a month Last year a faculty adviser supervised no more than two ACTION volunteers For each student the faculty member was compensated This year however faculty advisers member will supervise five volunteers Continued on page 2 applied 4600 rAfcre accepted and 2200 enrolled 1900 of these were freshmen The admissions office reviewed 4500 freshman applications and accepted 6 out of every 9 applicants to reach the enrollment goal for Sept 1972 By comparison in 1971 4500 application were reviewed and 4 out of every 9 applicants were accepted For the first time at UMB one out of every three entering students has one SAT score under 450 However eight out of every ten students ranked in the top 50 of their high school graduating class Explains Change Mr Costello points out that in the profiles of entering classes elswhere similar changes are taking place This is because College Board Scores in 1972 are lower this year throughout the nation when compared to previous years We can further state hat applications are down this year throughout the As UMB approaches its enrollment goal of students within the next ten rears the profiles of entering Freshmen will be going up and down depending on the These aic intangiables that are growth pattern of our The most interesting factor in this years entering class as in other years are those veterans housewives and transfer students that comprise 30 to 40 of that impossible to compute into traditional class profile Special Admissions Out of the 1900 new freshmen about 200 were admitted under the Specia Admissions policy which is directed by UMB alumus Livaughn Chapman The Special Admissioi Program Is geared to meet the needs of students who while showing College potential may need extra help usually remedial services because o their financially disadvantaged backgrounds Area Breakdown About 70 percent of the new freshmen come from within a 5 to 7 radius of Boston This means that most of the freshman class went to high schools in Boston Cambridge Brookline Milton Quincy and other schools around the city About 10 per cent come from the North shore while another 10 per cent come from the area South of Quincy Transfers Of the 7000 application received by the Admissions Office 2000 of the m were filed by students seeking to transfer into UMB 800 were accepted The majority of the transfers came from Massachusetts Community Colleges others Continued on page 8 open in the Fall of 1973 with 300 students and 20 faculty members Point or Park Major priority was given during the summer months to designing the colleges home at Columbia Point Apparently here was some doubt early in the summer as to whether the college would locate at the new campus site or rcnuun at he present Park Square location Strange noted that he was originally hesitant on moving to The Point He saw the downtown location as being closer to the areas of major concern the College wjll hopefully enter into He was also fearful of the College becoming too closely identified with one region vf the Jty rmjiiciy Point Dorchester Strange was apparently convinced that the move to Colleges interrelationship with the rest of the campus might be critically impaired by an in town location He also Continued on page 3 President Robert C Wood charged that the inability of exChancellor Francis L Broderick to represent the Boston campus adequately and his inability to represent the President tothe campus were the cumulative reasons For his June firing Characterizing the relationship between a president and a chancellor as sne of ambiguity and Wood said that there was no specific incident that brought about Uroderick firing but rather the net result of his laft as chancellor Wood claims that rather nan a presidential request br resignation the decision to ask for Brodericks resignation was a Distressed In a mid summer nterview Wood also expressed concern over the status of the campus constitutions At the final Senate meeting last semester Wood said I am distressed at going into an active summer of university development under contingent arrangements and with existing university governance mechanism no longer reflecting the facts of academic Wood indicated in his May 25 speech that he wanted to indicate the consequences of ineffective leadership and the lackof governance procedures Existing Conditions Wood said that his remarks shouldnt be taken as holding w to bijt rather as an observation of an existing He stated that the real issue was the campuses ability to govern itself Wood also said that there would be a major report on tenure coming from his office this Fall Dr Hamilton Dr Broderick Analyses Of Two Chancellorships Enter Hamilton Hamilton Studying Open Admissions by Joe lacono ActingChancellor William R Hamilton said he is taking a hard look at open admissions but expressed reluctance about placing the Boston campus in the position of the City University of New York which he said is drowning in the sea of open Renewed consideration of open admissions began here last Mayafter a University Senate ml hoicommittee completed its response to the report of President Woods Committee on the Future University The ad Inw committees report now known us the Ferguson Report after English professoi Mary Anne Ferguson who chaired the committee proposed that ilie campus expand its lowincome enrollment to 5565 percent Freshman departing after bus tour ol UMB and Columbia Point In 1971 percent of the student body from families having incomes tyilow As 1 re ail it the Ferguson repor recommends giving equal weight to socioecpmonic standing as a criterion for admission Hamilton said adding I think that means open I am looking very carefully at CUNYs program of Hamilton indicated and they have had several Although the final draft of the Ferguson Report did not liken its recommendations to open admissions preliminary draft did mention CUNYs program The reference to CUNY was deleted from the report upon the suggestion of former Chancellor Francis L Broderick who reasoned that the comparison was unfair since includes community colleges at well as the Universitys senior college campuses The Future University Report which wa Continued on page 8 by Paul Tooher Acting Chancellor William R Hamilton sees UMass Boston as a public university in Boston which provides for Boston area students as good an education as Hamilton 46 was appointed acting chancellor by the University Board of Trustees July 11 replacing Francis Broderick who resigned under pressure at the June 28 Trustee meeting He had been Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at UMB since 1969 Under Consideration With recommendations from the Chancellors Search Committee due by December 31 Hamilton is in the difficult position of running the campus on an interim basis while being actively considered for the position as permanent Chancellor Most observers agree that there will be a substantial change in style if not in substance between the Broderick and Hamilton regimes Noted for his administrative ability Hamilton has already implemented programs to tighten reporting procedures and administrative accountability During mid summer Hamilton suid that he was in the process of forming a committee to study the entire scone of student affairs within Continued on page 3 Exit Broderick by Paul Tooher Hes quick to point out that his new office is actually larger than the one he previously occupied on the twelth floor and indeed it is But the view isnt nearly as impressive from the sixth floor of the Salada Building the chairs arc less comfortable and theres no carpeting on the floor Francis L Broderick is now a Commonwealth Professor of History and will be teaching two courser in the College I history department this fall His abrupt and summary dismissal from the position as Chancellor has taken its toll and has seemingly left him a fairly embittered man His three and a half year stint as chancellor of UMB saw the University decide on a final permanent location at Columbia Point evolve into the college system develop a revolutionary new College of Public and Community Service in short evolve from an embroyic university which graduated its first class during his term to an established and rapidly expanding urban university The past year was an unusually stormy and finally fatal one for Broderick On issue after issue especially tenure open recruitment and finally the student strike he found himself caught between campus sentiment anc university policy and often stymied in attempting to relate one to the other Continued on page 3 by Paul Tooher A Chancellor Search Committee has been formed to interview candidates ami make recommendations to the Board of Trustees to find a replacement for Dr Francis L Broderick who was fired at a June 28 Trustee meeting First indication Brodericks ouster came from a Boston Globe story on June 26 which stated that Wood had asked for Brodericks resignation by the June 28 Trustee meeting Although both men initially refused to comment ex Chancellor Broderick called a meeting of the executive committees of both colleges along with the Senate Executive Committee and confirmed the report Broderick also said that he would remain with the University as a full professor with tenure in the History Department He was also awarded the position as Commonwealth professor Broderick indicated that as part of the negotiations he conducted with the presidents office he had secured the assurance that his tenured position would not count in the department total Reacting to the firing the Senate Executive Committee passed a resolution stating the the Chairmen deplore the action of President Wood in acting unilaterally in asking for the resignation of Chancellor Broderick and reaffirm their confidence in former Chancellor The SEC also requested that any decision of an acting Chancellor hr postponed until it had the opporiunily to consult with the President and the Trustees On July 11 the and President Wood presented to the Board their recommendation of William R Hamilton for the position This nomination complicated by the fact that the Trustees had earlier informally voted that any acting Chancellor could not be considered for the position of permanent Chancellor Dr Hamilton indicated that he would not not accept the position under these conditions Apparently negotiations between Wood Bioderick Hamilton ami Mr Joseph Healy chairman of the Board were successful in convincing the trustees not to make their straw vole binding and Di Continued on page 3 Making Of A Law School A Recipe For Innovations What would u growing state university be without a law school While the controversy continued last year over the location the very existence of the UMass Medical School a group of fifteen lawyers taw school administrators and assorted legal types from around the state but predominately from Boston law firms and law schools were brought together to begin talking about the possibility of creating a statesupported law school They asked themselves Is Ma rcia PolitiNam ed Chairman Of SAC Radical changes in the membership of the Student Affairs Committee have taken place since the spring which any result in further changes in SAC policy development and spending The single most important change has been the resignation of John Holiman as chairman and the election of Marcia Politi to that post Miss Politis election will probably alter the attitude of the SAC from one of program development and funding considered by some to be indcscriminatc to one of tightening procedures and policy both financial and political Several subcommittees were appointed by the new chairman at the first meeting over which she presided Several of these expect to find positive action difficult because of a large number of resignations and new appointments A subcommittee was established to develop an outline of the policy the SAC should use in all spending Ai oilier will attempt to de dup an SAC policy toward R e c o g u Student Organizations which until this year had been granted yearly there a need for such would the Great and General Court pay for it where might it then be located whom might it serve and to what extent should it be flavored within the innovative recipe for which Robert C Woods office is known both in educational and political circles News Analysis They reached to no surprise a favorable Conunued on page 2 Headed by Attorney General Robert 11 Quinn the Committee to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Law School discussed those issues over a twelvemonth span great disposition requested that be earmarked lor planning the new school an issued in May a 40page report in support of their recommendations Clinical Approach Scored The committee recommended establishment of a Law Center to he located on the U nihersi campus with planning to commence as quickly lund can be Besides training the repent reads it the law school should oiler program in the law tor undergraduates and should contribute to building allied piulcssions with tne law It should be helping to create a lay with a beitei undemanding of tin role of lasv and the uses ol lega i institutions it continues Within the broader confines that the name Law Ce n t e r implies the committee dealt with such curriculum ideas as i Initial train ing nilerdisciplinarv study u n de r gr a d c c u r r i c u I ti in u n 1 I li o application ol the law produce social Jianye Though the planning tiul staffing gnahcid i now contingent on i i approval of the LMa IV 74 budget where request contained tin A mil erst r i certainty The need loi legal education 1 I I h c undergraduate level the committee said was one 1 reasons lor school In the the strongest blinking a law It is difficult t with the Law Ceniii and Us ut undcigj a dilate ciliu aiinii John Stunge dean ol the College of Iublu anil C o m in unity So i i c e affectionately College 111 has already expressed i n t e i e s t in u c h i r incorporaiion cllori n Ins college But thats joing to Iv on the boston Campus and the Center will IKout west Logistical piohlcms uiisc in dealing with the question of how the Cenicis facull y will ipen d I hen teaching li me lc i w ecu campuses and del ween graduate and students Continued on page 2   

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