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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 73, Number 1 (Oct. 1971)

The University,   pp. 17-22


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to the discrepancies in the- quality
of education on the primary and sec-
ondary levels of some minority stu-
dents, and the resultant variations in
academic preparation. In all cases of
minority students, special attention in
the admissions decision will be given
to the nature and type of courses
taken in the secondary school, to an
emerging and improving commitment
to an educational goal, and especially
to comments and statements made on
the maturity, motivation, and other
personal qualities of the applicant as
supplied by the applicant, his sec-
ondary school and character refer-
ences."
  In a further recommendation, com-
mittee members, referring to the spe-
cial five-year program of tutorial and
financial assistance for minority stu-
dents established in 1966, suggested
that "standardized tests, although re-
quired, will not be used as a decisive
factor in the admission of either Wis-
consin or out-of-state applicants. Fur-
ther, it is our recommendation that
for other minority group applicants,
test scores should not be considered a
major factor in admission but should
be used primarily for counseling and
placement after admission to the Uni-
versity."
Vice Chancellor Describes
UW Drug Education Efforts
   The University's educational ap-
proaches to the drug problem include
"substituting fact for myth, objective
thought for blinding emotionalism,
and making the facts and thoughts
available to all," says F. Chandler
Young, vice chancellor for student
affairs.
   Dr. Young told a national com-
mission recently about activities of
the UW Faculty-Student Drug Ad-
visory committee and the Drug In-
formation Center on the campus.
   Of the Center he said: "Judged by
the number using it and the number
of outsiders wanting to duplicate it,
the center has been singularly effec-
tive. It has developed the well-
deserved reputation of honesty, con-
fidentiality, and objectivity. The low-
keyed, intellectual, knowledgeable,
and understanding approach to atti-
tudes, feelings, and information about
drugs of all kinds has been welcomed
ANOTHER WIN. For the second time in four years, your Alumni Association has
been honored nationally for its services. The
American Alumni Association, at its recent national meeting, awarded UWAA
its 1971 Citation for Improvement, presented for signi-
ficant efforts in alumni program activity and content. This year's theme
was "Mobilizing the Understanding and Support of Alumni
Behind Education." Competition was heavy from the more than 1,500 teaching
institutions who are members of AAC. Among staff
who helped win the award are, from left, foreground, Associate Director Gayle
M. Langer; Elma K. Haas, director of Alumni Pro-
grams; and Director Arlie Mucks, Jr. Admiring the award is 1971 Association
President, Robert (Red) Wilson.
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