Mass Media

March 21, 1967

Issue date: Tuesday, March 21, 1967
Pages available: 8
Previous edition: Wednesday, March 1, 1967
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Mass Media, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1967, Boston, Massachusetts The Mass 11 Media the truth shall make you VOL 1 NO 6 UNIVERSITY OF MARCH 21 1967 Could Lose Faculty Library Growth Meets Crises By Lawrence Bowser h A report of the library committee dated October 20 1966 indicates that unless the committees re commendation for a drastic increase in the current legislative allocation is promulgated the University may lose its ability to attract distinguished faculty and administrators The committee which included members from most academic de partments and chaired by Dr Rich ard Powers recommended an ac quisition rate of volumes per year for ten years to meet the needs of a quality University pro gram The report states that We are faced with the prospect of fall ing volumes short of the minimal requirements for sup porting our projected 196768 pro gram Under these conditions it is inconceivable that we should offer the variety of courses called for to meet the needs of students majoring the various disciplines and unless there is a prompt substantial change the faculty must very soon advise their stud ents to make whatever plans they can to transfer to other institu The committee initially request ed an acquisition of based on the minimal needs for the course offerings projected for The amount allocated for 196667 however which fortunately was doubled by Chancellor Ryans transferring unspecified funds to the library account For 196768 the govern or is recommending for book acquisition which still falls far short of committee recom mendations The report states that The committee pointed out that even given an annual accession rate of volumes which would mean during the next ten years we would gain no ground at all in relation to some fifty other university The report further indicates The question raised by the li brary appropriation is whether an education that is even can be achieved The effect of planning on a sudden switch in aim from excellence to adequacy is severe and the results of the li First Legislative Begins Business By Dennis McKinley Having elected Jim Smith 69 President Art Mabbett 69 Joan Corkum 69 Sec and John Comerford 70 the UMBs first Student Council has begun organizing in preparation for the load of student planning and legislation which it is expected to contend with this year Admldst general confusion over correct parliamentary procedure the young salons encountered con siderable difficulty in handling motions from the floor including the motion calling for the elec tion of S C officers COUNCILLOR BROWN SAYS OF FICER ELECTIONS ILLEGAL According to Councillor John B B Brown the ruling that SC officer nominees cannot vote in this election is unconstitutional because ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER the Constitutional rules for conduct of SC meetings pro hibits such a When Brown rose at the March 9 meeting to oppose the disen franchisement of the nominees Council President Smith called an executive session and order ed all spectators to leave the room When the room4 was cleared Smith reopened Officer Election Polls to accept George Welden fellers vote as he was absent from the March 7 election Brown again rose to voice his opposition to the disenfranchise ment as well as the reopening of the balloting and was ruled out of order by Smith Brown told newsmen that he was severely chastized by Smith for obstructionist opposition and was warned by Smith that he could be replaced by a more co operative At this point runnerup for the Presidency Peter Bradley with drew his candidacy in the name of unity in the and the members applauded The matter was then considered closed and the election results were sus tained In response to Browns indict ments Smith said John Brown offered no real objection totheno votefornominees measure be cause his leaving the room with the rest of the presidential candi dates at the voting time implied his agreement with the measure Because he was the only opponent Continued on page 3 brary situation are both concrete and The report ex emplified the English department which has already had to drop a research paper from the sopho more course In a clarification memorandum Library Committee member Freda Salzman said The reports issued last year in the name of the Com mittee did not represent the think ing of the whole She stated in an interview that although she was unquestionably in favor of such a library she felt it was mis leading to represent it as purely an undergraduate facility This is University not merely an undergraduate liberal arts college The Library should furnish the needs of faculty and limited re Commenting on the Reports al lusion to attracting faculty prof essor Salzman said A Library is a barometer of the kind of support a University will get We cant expect to attract the kind of people we want if we dont provide ade quate library iher first rate U niversity without a good library but the converse can be Charles Knight Assistant Pro fessor of English also a former committee member disagreed with the general tone of Professor Salzmans memorandum and in answer to her memorandum stated that it is disturbing because it represents a backward step in our discussion of the Universitys needs The Library Committee of course did not intend its re commendations to be Dr Knight was optimistic how ever about the recent addition of Walter Grossman former head of Harvard Library staff to the library staff At least the funds we do have will be used in the best possible said Knight Women Alumni Sponsor Book Drive The Womens Committee of the UMass Greater Boston Alumni Club is currently collecting all types of books to be sold at a UMB book sale in midApril Pro ceeds of the sale will buy books for the library Boxes for collections will be in front of the bookstore and Student Affairs Office Students and Fa culty are asked to bring all kinds of used books novels texts paperbacks etc Anyone contributing a large number of books may call Mr McDonald in the Student Affairs Office to make arrangements for a special book pickup Joint Committee Hears Merger Bill Dick Goldberg A spokesman for the Mass Joint Committee on Education says The merger bill will almost certainly die at the hands of the Mass Board of Higher Education to which it will be Of the more than fifteen persons who on March 8 appeared before the joint Committee on Education only the Bills author Rep Gerald F OLeary DS BostonDor chester and Michael Daly D were propo nents OLeary presented a copy of the bill to Committee Chairman Sen Mary L Fonseca DBris and began his argument by stating that will need at least two and one half times more space to accommo date all its students by 1971 Chan John Ryan We must relieve present over crowded conditions and also ease the taxpayers burden This can be done by providing the campus style State University at Bos ton with its wide range of facil ities outside the city limits The Chestnut Hill location does not present such a traffic problem as does Park Square for it is not in a downtown business district and can be easily reached by public transportation Furthermore the new campus for students could be completed by 1972 with a 100 million dollar bond issue pro vided Anywhere from 37 to 50 million dollars of this bond would be subsidized by the federal gov ernment I would also like to propose a graduate school for up to 7500 students to occupy the present location of Boston State Rep Daly touched on the finan cial aspects favoring the bill Since there is already so much tax exempt land in Boston he said I dont see how it is fiscally or economically sound to have three public institutions in the city There is already such a heavy burden placed on the tax payers and I see no need for duplication in faculty assignments three separate deans libraries language laboratories and cafe terias Studies have shown that there is definitely a return to the urban university From 19651970 Massachusetts high school grad uates going on to college will in crease by more than The majority will lean toward public institutions The proposed State University at Boston would pro vide an excellent educational op portunity tor a greater number of The first opponent of the Bill was a representative of the Board of Trustees tor State Colleges He said Is neither feasible by destroying the tradition of both Boston State Col lege and Mass He further stated that Boston State is now in the process of acquiring ad ditional property in the vicinity of its present site However Mass Art is considering moving to another location and being re named Massachusetts College of the Fine Arts with subjects such as architecture and music to be offered James Miller representing the Newton Board of City Planners called for a further study of the proposed location by the Board of Higher Education According to U Mass President Lederle there is a distinct difference between the three institutions in volved in the merger and there should be no amalgamation of He reemphasized the advantages of an urban site and said that the trustees are still looking for a permanent site in the city Since the university does not wish to buy additional buildings more space will be leased before next September and I call for a thorough study of the problem by the Board of Higher Continued on page 3 Deans Forum Tiiis Afternoon At In Room 215 ;