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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 70, Number 7 (May 1969)

Alumni seminars: live (it up) and learn,   pp. 13-15

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  dramatic about their anonymity,
  "but there is also no point in nam-
  ing names since the group is un-
  structured," a spokesman told the
  Wisconsin State Journal this month.
     The group of 35 has been meet-
  ing informally for about a year, as
  "a group of professors concerned
  about the future of the University."
     "The University administration is
 ...aware we exist, but we haven't-gone
__to them and no member of the ad-
  ministration has spoken to us," the
  spokesman said.
     The group is composed of faculty
  members from Engineering, Agri-
  culture, L&S and Education, among
  others, he said. He noted that "poli-
  tically, it's totally ineffective," but
  added the prediction that "rather
  formal faculty parties get set up
  Regents Vote
  to Continue
  Campus ROTC
    At its May meeting the Board of
  Regents reaffirmed its support of the
  campus ROTC programs and urged
  creation of added programs at new
  four-year campuses.
   Since February, the five-hour
freshman ROTC orientation pro-
gram-the final compulsory aspect
-has been voluntary. Participation
in the program itself has been volun-
tary since 1960.
   Student voices have been raised
both for and against ROTC here, as
they have on campuses across the
nation, although both sides have
been peaceful at Wisconsin.
   The Wisconsin Student Associa-
tion president and The Daily Cardi-
nal have called for the elimination
of ROTC from the campus, but im-
mediately following Regent action
on the program, a sophomore stu-
dent presented a petition, bearing
3,500 signatures, supporting ROTC.
   Speaking to the regents, Univer-
sity President Harrington noted that
the University cannot drop ROTC
because it is required by the Morill
Land Grant Act and state statutes.
May, 1969
WHA: Higher and Higher
   A new outreach of extension edu-
cation undertaken a year ago by
University Extension, the University
of Wisconsin, has won one of the
highest awards in television.
   The National Academy of Tele-
vision Arts and Sciences' 1968-69
station award honoring outstanding
community service, an Emmy statu-
ette, was presented last month to
WHA-TV, the University Extension
station, for "Pretty Soon Runs Out."
   The program    was a 2½-hour
combination documentary film and
panel discussion which featured citi-
zens and government officials talk-
ing about relocation in the face of
urban renewal, plus housing condi-
tions in the inner city of Milwaukee.
The film was produced by Univer-
sity Extension and Willis-Warden-
burg Films of New York for the
week-long series, "The Inner Core:
City Within a City," in April, 1968.
  The University Extension broad-
casts were designed to acquaint Wis-
consin residents with conditions and
attitudes of the state's Negro com-
munity. Most of Wisconsin's blacks
live in Milwaukee and the majority
of those 90,000 live in a ghetto-like
neighborhood on the near north side
called the "inner core" or "inner
   This is the first time in the six-
year history of the station award
that it has gone to a public televi-
ýsion sstation.-WHA-TVY is also the
first Wisconsin station to win an
   Another WHA-TV program, the
last in the inner core week series,
called "The New Generation and
the Establishment," won a regional
honor for the second annual special
citation from the academy. The cita-
tion honors that station "which de-
velops innovative programming to
enhance the lives of disadvantaged
young people, motivates them to
make the most of their opportun-
ities, or which fosters frank dialog
and effective cooperation in the in-
terest of community ability."
   WHA-TV was one of three sta-
tions in the country receiving honors
in both the station award and special
citation categories this year.
HELLO, EMMY! The coveted award from the National Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences went to University station WHA-TV this year, making it the first
in the state ever to be so honored. Emmy was won by WHA's week-long series,
"The Inner Core: City Within a City", produced by Ralph Johnson
(left), radio gen-
eral manager. William N. Robersen '61 (center) of University Extension was
director; and Ronald C. Bornstein (right) coordinated the series.
                                                     (continued on p. 19)

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