Daily Trojan, Vol. 58, No. 3, September 21, 1966
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University of Southern California DAILY • TROJAN vol. xvm LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1966 NO 2 Senior colloquia experiment to test new pass-fail grading system Expansion of program possible—if successful BOVARD AUDITORIUM And along comes the Association-Friday AN ENDLESS SEA OF FACES In drop-and-add line Drop-and-add chaotic—what else is new? By HAL LANCASTER City Editor As expected in most knowing quarters, the first day of drop-and-add was chaotic. The lines were long, the gymnasium was muggy, and tempers were short. But those in the know at the Registrar's Office still insisted that all would work out for the best. They were last seen sneaking out the back door and heading in the general direction of Mexico. Nevertheless, it all continues, and will all this week from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. •><K>r INCREASE Among the assurances from the registrar's office were the claim that the number of windows for getting class cards and the number of people serving these windows have been increased by 50 percent over last semester. and the optimistic estimate of a one-hour average time for a student to meet the challenge of making a program change. The same rules which plagued students yesterday remain in effect. An advisor's signature is required for all changes involving the addition of new classes. A change of program name card must accompany the request for program change to avoid the two-dav delay that goes hand in-hand with obtaining one at this time. Tf anyone is disheartened by this report, and is seeking sympathy, just one comment—Mexico is only 300 miles due south. When you get there, just look for a couple of guys hiding under . sombreros and mumbling something about “H cards. Thev‘11 answer all your questions. By CHUCK ZAREMBA \ssistant City Editor And then along comes The Association ... to Bovard Auditorium Friday night at 8:30. Tickets for the concert, which is sponsored by the Men's Hall Association, are available for $2 from resident advisors in the dorms. The seven young men that are The Association have had two hit records ‘ Along Comes Mary” reached the top ten nationwide about four months ago. “Cherish" is currently number one in the Los Angeles area. NOW AN ALBUM The group has also released an album which is coincidentally titled “And then along comes The Associa- LSD claims challenged by psychologist A USC psychologist has claimed that LSD has no significant lasting impact on unmotivated normals. ^ Dr. William McGlothlin, research psychologist, said in a preliminary report on a study he is preparing, that unsuspecting subjects receiving the hallucinogenic drug exhibited quite minimal effects compared to those reported by LSD enthusiasts. The paper, presented to the American Psychology Association, reported small changes in the greater appreciation of art and music from the use of LSD. Various personality changes, such as decreased defensiveness, a less materialistic viewpoint and greater introspection were noted. Dr. McGlothlin and his colleagues conducted experiments with three groups of 24 male graduate students between the ages of 21 and 35. The subjects did not know they would be taking LSD. THREE INJECTIONS On three separate occasions, one group was given 200 micrograms of LSD and another group 25 micrograms. A third group received amphetamine, a drug that stimulates an abnormal feeling of buoyant vigor and health. “The 200 microgram group spent about 80 per cent of the session lying quietly on the couch,” Dr. McGlothlin said. “By comparison, the amphetamine and 25 microgram LSD groups both spent about 40 per cent of the time lying quietly and the remainder talking or reading.” Med School appoints director of planning Gordon Cohn has been named director of planning for the School of Medicine. A former Long Beach junior and senior high school teacher, Cohn has served for the past five years on the university relations staff as director of communications. His new responsibilities, which will move him from the main campus to the School of Medicine near the Los Angeles County General Hospital, will relate to fund-raising. ILLINOIS DEGREES After earning his bachelor and master's degrees in English from the University of Illinois. Cohn taught at Long Beach’s Franklin Junior High School and Lakewood Senior High before joining the USC staff. Wrhile at USC he has continued his graduate studies and is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in higher education. His wife Lois has also taught in the Long Beach Unified School District — three years at James Monroe Elementary School and two years at Helen Keller Elementary. She earned her bachelor* degre# tion,” and also hit the top ten across the country. They also released a single about a year and a half ago called “One Too Many Mornings,” which rivalled their two big hits in quality despite the fact that it wasn’t heard on the radio more than half a dozen times. Friday night's concert will include all three single releases plus other selections from their album. In addition, the group will soon release another album, and some of the songs from that will also be featured. STARTED IN L.A. The Association got their start in the Lcs Angeles area. They made frequent appearances at the Ice Houses in both Glendale and Pasadena, where they never failed to draw large audiences. They also played at many benefit concerts, at the Teenage Fair, and twice at UCLA. Their most recent appearance was a $3-a-seat-and-up engagement that left little room in Santa Monica City Auditorium a week and a half ago. The Association has also toured nationally, and following their performance in Bovard Friday, they will leave for a month-long engagement in Salt Lake City. Their appearance at USC was arranged by Greg Vigoren, Men's Housing Association vice-president. This is the first time that a well-known pop recording group has outdistanced the music and drama departments and the Great Issues Forum in the race to reserve Bovard Auditorium. VERA KITT Ad manager Kitt appointed Daily Trojan ad manager The appointment of Vera Kitt a3 advertising manager of the Daily Trojan has been announced by Tim Reilly, director of student publications. Miss Kitt, a senior journalism major, took charge of all advertising — national, local and classified — for the Trojan on Sept. 6. She is respon-s i b 1 e for an advertising volume amounting to approximately $45,000 annually. Miss Kitt predicted substantial increases in DT advertising during the coming year. “National advertising is already up 20 per cent,” she said. Working closely with local advertisers and agencies, she hopes to elevate local advertising volume as well. Miss Kitt has been with the Daily Trojan since her freshman year. Togetherness used in rehabilitation of youth A clinical psychologist is putting togetherness to work in the rehabilitation of youth. Dr. William F. Hill of the ^ outh Studies Center is conducting the final phase of a unique study project which trains California probation officers in group counseling. His “Group Counseling Training Project in Probation” to date has trained near- --- GORDON COHN Appointed planning director from the University of Illinois and her master’s from California State College at Long Beach. The Cohns have two children, Matt, 8V2 and Amy, 5. ly 300 probation officers in the technique. Personnel of the San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Long Beach and Van Nuys probation departments were trained by Dr. Hill. Twelve-man groups participated in eight full-dav sessions. PRESIDENTIAL GRANT The program is funded under a grant from the President's Commission on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime with matching funds from the Ford Foundation. “Group counseling of youngsters on probation is proving economical,” said Dr. Hill. “Counselors who previously could not handle their large case-loads can now serve 100 or more youths and still have time for their other duties. “Most important, the evidence indicates the technique is effective. “Many of these kids are bringing their friends, even ones who are not in trouble, to the group sessions: many parents have asked for a similar program for adults. “A real community demand is being shown.” STUDY PURPOSES Dr. Hill, long active in the field of group counseling and therapy, devised the training program. “Purposes of the study,” he said, “are to provide a real test of the curriculum materials and training design and try to build into probation an apparatus by which group counseling can be introduced and perpetuated. “The five probation departments involved in the study are now in a strong position to mount and maintain group counseling programs.” The project’s first phase was to train supervisors and instructors who in turn trained other probation officers. All training was accomplished by Dr. Hill's group method, similar in form to the actual counseling sessions. EVALUATE SUCCESS The final phase will evaluate the overall success of the counseling, and determine conditions under which it functions most effectively. Dr. Hill said group counseling has been used for years in state hospitals, youth camps and other institutions where there were literally “captive audiences.” However, it has been used only sporadically on the community level. “The training and techniques of group counseling being developed in the study,” he said, “hopefully will be applicable to a number of areas other than probation work—such as vocational counseling, school counseling and parents’ groups.” By MARY MILLKK Feature Editor Seniors will become guinea pigs this term as thev participate m an experimental program of giving pa.«s-fail grades only in all senior colloquia classes. Dr. Neil D. Warren, dean ot Letters. Arts and Sciences, announced that the Scholarship Standards Committee has approved this experiment in order to test possible adoption of the system at USC. Senior colloquia were chosen for the experiment because of the nature of the classes. They are supposed to represent comprehensive study outside the student’s major. “By the time a person becomes a senior, he should be involved in classes- in the content and implication rather than in the grade. The student should enjoy learning for the sake of learning, not for the sake of the grade.” Dr. Warren said. TO CONTINUE? The experiment will be evaluated by colloquia professors to determine if student interest and application is high enough to continue such a system. “Student attitude will be the yardstick.” Dr. Warren said. “The student should be able to enjoy a class and be motivated to study without the inevitability of a grade as impetus. “There is too much emphasis on grades. They over emphasize exams and actually play down the value of learning. “The experiment with senior colloquia will attempt to determine if students can learn and study when the incentive or threat of a grade is removed.” This method of grading does not mean student work will not be evaluated. since personal evaluation of students by their professors will be substituted for letter-grades. PERSONAL CONTACT Warren believes this personal contact between student and professor is an important part of any grading system and is often neglected in the cold bureaucracy of letter-grades. He will meet with all colloquia instructors throughout the fall semester to discuss the practice and to suggest methods of approach. He feels the conference - discussion - advisement practices inherent in a pass-fail system foster learning for the sake of an education while the letter-grade system often overshadows the value of a course. Pass-fail systems are already used in some graduate and research courses at USC. These experiments and others like them, notably Cal Tech's system of giving only pass-fail grade3 to freshmen, have been successful. GRADE POINTS At the present time, the pass-fail system will not affect grade point averages. Unit credit only will be given for the courses. Membership in honorary societies and such will not be affected either. Eligibility will be computed on the basis of regular letter grade courses taken—not counting the 8 units of pass-fail grades. KUSC plans transmitter changes soon KUSC FM will increase its power nearly six times with the addition of a 16.500-watt transmitter, enabling the station to be heard from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Dennis Nielsen. chief engineer, said yesterday. Construction of the new transmitter is complete and it should be connected to the antenna and ready for use by Nov. 1. Last week the station received an FCC construction permit enabling completion of the installation. Operating from the same tower, the new transmitter will replace the old one of 2.900 watts. The old transmitter, one of the oldest in Southern California, will be used as an auxiliary. “The FCC will permit us to bmad-cast on program test authority’ when the transmitter is hooked up. prior lo granting our license. It could take as much as a year to obtain the actual license," Nielsen said. With the present transmitter, the broadcast radius was 5 to 10 miles. The new radius will be 20 miles. However, with above average receiving equipment the station will probably be heard from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Nielsen said. Several new programs have been scheduled for KUSC. which will begin broadcasting October 3. “Campus Line,” a phone-in show will air every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Also, later this year KUSC plans to broadcast a continuing series of radio dramas, using the original scripts from past radio series. Two of the radio dramas each week will be produced elsewhere and sent to KUSC, while the other three will be produced at KUSC. The program is scheduled to begin in December. “This year on KUSC, for the first time in 20 years, we feel that we have the staff, the equipment and the capabilities of achieving great things on the station,” said Paul Miller, production director. Nielsen is looking for an electrical engineering student who would qualify for the federal work study program to asist in the engineering maintenance and design. 10 Trustee Scholars enter USC with top high school records A swimmer, a Junior Miss a.nd a. national Elks Scholarship winner are among 10 freshmen admitted as Trustee Scholars for the fall semster. LINDA KAY BRIDGES of La Puente maintained a straight-A average for four years, received a National Merit Scholarship and was a member of/ California Scholarship Federation. An English major from Manhattan Beach, CLARICE ALAYNE CLARK, was ranked number one in her class with a grade average of 3.86. She received the DAR Good Citizenship Award and was a semifinalist in the American Field Service foreign exchange program. Another straight-A student, GARY BENNETT COHEN of West Los Angel ea, enters as a history major. A National Merit finalist and California Scholarship Federation memfcer, Co- hen was active in his high school student council, student court and other organizations. LAWRENCE S. DAY of Lo-mita has been admitted as a predentistry student. In addition to membership in California Scholarship Federation, he received athletic awards and the Faculty-Department Chemistry award in high school. JERRY HORNBEA K of Newport Beach, earned life membership in California Scholarship Federation, a National Merit Letter of Commendation and was elected to various student posts at Corona del Mar High School. A journalism major, JO ELLEN K R U M M, enters among 1,500 other freshmen. She was active on her high school paper, and was a member of Interscholastic Press Association, an office-holder in Quill and Scroll and in the Anchor service honorary. ROBERT LEE, an engineering student from San Pedro, was admitted with a 3.96 grade average. In high school he was president of his class, student body and student council. He holds a National Merit Letter of Commendation and a National Elks scholarship. A pre-med student from Honolulu. RICHARD T. MOORE. JR., maintained a straight-A average, was a National Merit semi-finalist, a member of the National Honor Society. Escondido’s Junior Miss, NANCY WINT. is an English major whose interests also include music- She was a member of CSF and was commented by the National Merit program. KENNETH ALAN ZIS KIN of Burbank, has been accepted by USC as a sociology major. Ziskin was a championship swimmer in high school.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 58, No. 3, September 21, 1966|
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University of Southern California
DAILY • TROJAN
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1966
Senior colloquia experiment to test new pass-fail grading system
Expansion of program possible—if successful
And along comes the Association-Friday
AN ENDLESS SEA OF FACES In drop-and-add line
Drop-and-add chaotic—what else is new?
By HAL LANCASTER City Editor
As expected in most knowing quarters, the first day of drop-and-add was chaotic.
The lines were long, the gymnasium was muggy, and tempers were short. But those in the know at the Registrar's Office still insisted that all would work out for the best.
They were last seen sneaking out the back door and heading in the general direction of Mexico.
Nevertheless, it all continues, and will all this week from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.