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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 54, Number 9 (April 1953)

Vakos, Catherine
Campus chronicle,   p. 17

Page 17

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JUDGING FROM the activity on campus, April rain
   drops must have a smattering of adrenalin in them. Stu-
   dent government is taking on a new look, new campus
 officers are serving, the new Cardinal staff is turning out
 copy, the senior class is working hard on centennial plans,
 and spring sports are receiving vigorous participation.
   Another change is the renaming of the 57-year-old
 Women's Self-Governing association. Women students voted
 last month to change the name to Associated Women Stu-
 dents (AWS). Structure and purposes of the organization
 remain the same.
   Student government is being given a complete overhaul-
 ing. A student-faculty reorganization committee, which has
 been working since last fall, presented its recommendations
 to board in late March. Board approved the new constitu-
 tion and a referendum was placed on the April 15 election
   To take effect, the new constitution must be approved by
 two-thirds of the student body. At this writing, it seemed
MiL.afARY BALL Court of Honor on April 11 was this quintet of coeds.
Starting clockwise at the bottom, are Jan Granberg, Milwaukee; Jean
Riley, Green Bay; Sally Kelly, Milwaukee; Susan Moll, Winter Park,
Fla.; Beata Besserdich, Madison; and Evelyn Coogan, Chicago. Nicholas
Galanos of Madison was general chairman.
APRIL, 1953
that getting out so large a vote would be a challenging
test of the desire for student government on campus.
   Harley Hinrichs, reorganization committee chairman, said:
"We ask for the opportunity to govern ourselves-subject,
of course, to the review of SLIC, the faculty and Regents.
We ask for the right to at least be heard on decisions
directly affecting our welfare as students."
   The new plan would:
   1. Create a student senate composed of 33 students and
three voting faculty members. Board has 18 members.
   2. Provide for election of four senate officers and two
students each from four districts. Other members would be
organizational presidents and sub-committee chairmen.
   3. Discontinue the Wisconsin Men's Association.
   A nine-man academic freedom committee has been set
up by student board to act on violations of its two-point
academic resolution. The resolutions defend the faculty's
rights to academic freedom, and the rights of student organ-
izations that meet University regulations to exist on campus.
The latter resolution was aimed at efforts by the YGOP
to ban the Labor Youth League (LYL) from campus.
   Legislative pressure, which began after the LYL brought
a Communist Daily Worker editor to speak on campus, has
stepped up work on a report by a SLIC sub-committee on
University recognition of student organizations.
   The campus will get a glimpse of how UW students lived
 in days gone by during Senior Centennial week-May
 18-22. It will be run in co-operation with Parent's weekend,
 an AWS event (that's Associated Women Students, remem-
 ber?) Costumes of a century ago will be worn, buggies will
 be hired, and an old-fashioned party will be held in the
 Union. Silent movies will be shown, and a beer garden will
 be set up on the Union Terrace on May 22. The Stardeck
 will be open for dancing. Mustached waiters will serve pink
 lemonade for the ladies and beer for the gentlemen. Chinese
 lanterns will light Park street for square dancing and polkas.
   The senior class gift will be a donation of a minimum
of $2,000 to provide reading matter for a student lounge
in the new library.
   Students have submitted musical compositions, literary
works, one-act plays, art works such as paintings or sculp-
tures, or works of combined media for the Inter-Arts Festival
scheduled for May 10 to 24. Selections are being chosen by
faculty boards. There will be ait art show in the Education
building during the festival, a drama and combined media
program May 16, and a music and literary program May 17.
  The 1953 Prom netted $570-the first profit made by the
dance in three years . .. Tournament of Song will be May
23 . . . Over 1500 people crowded the "great white way"
at Campus Carnival this year. The charity event had 27
variety and audience participation shows sponsored by 45
campus groups and netted a sizable sum . .. . The Little
United Nations conference drew more than 200 people from
five states this year. Keynote speaker was J. K. Krishna
Menon, India delegate to the UN General Assembly . . .

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