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Hove, Arthur O. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 69, Number 4 (Jan. 1968)

1967 - a typical, historic year,   pp. 18-19


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nam conflict, and Dow Chemical and
CIA job interviews.
   One of the protest disturbances in
October on the Madison campus
ended with police action, and has
resulted in law court, faculty disci-
plinary committee actions, and legis-
lative hearings, which still were not
ended as the year came to a close.
   Several of the student protesters
withdrew from the University, three
others were expelled but have ap-
pealed their expulsion, while several
others are facing jury trial in circuit
court.
NAATIONAL RECOGNITION
-' * came to the University of Wis-
consin during 1967 in a number of
areas.
   UW Pres. Harrington was chosen
president-elect of the National Asso-
ciation of State Universities and Land
Grant Colleges. The position makes
him No. 1 spokesman for public
higher education in the nation, since
the association is composed of the 99
major public institutions located in
all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and
traces its history from 1887.
   Late in the year also Chancellor
J. Martin Klotsche of the University's
Milwaukee campus was elected presi-
dent of the Association of Urban
Universities, representing about 100
institutions throughout the nation.
   During the year a young University
of- ,-isconsin astronomer--as-named-
one of 11 new scientist-astronauts by
the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. He is Prof. Rob-
ert A. Parker, who reported for train-
ing at the Manned Spacecraft Center
in Houston, Tex., Sept. 18.
   The overall quality of the Wiscon-
sin faculty again was rated third in
the nation in an analysis by Dr. Ray-
mond H. Ewell, vice president for
research of the State University of
New York at Buffalo. Wisconsin was
the top-ranked Big Ten institution in
the evaluation, based on ratings in
the 1966 study of graduate education
by the American Council on Educa-
tion. The University of California at
Berkeley came out on top with 845
points in the computation, while Har-
vard scored 842 and Wisconsin 708.
   The quality of educational research
performed at Wisconsin has been
rated second nationally in a ranking
January, 1968
based on opinions of leaders in the
field. Wisconsin and Chicago tied for
runnerup to Stanford University in a
survey conducted by the Bureau of
Applied Social Research, Columbia
University.
   The U. S. Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare selected the
UW as one of six new document
clearinghouses in the field of educa-
tion in 1967. The new clearinghouses
are designed to make significant re-
search findings and other important
reports available. The University
received an initial allocation of
$169,529 for educational facilities.
Areas of specialization included
teaching of English, library and infor-
mation sciences, educational media
and technology, early childhood ed-
ucation, and adult and continuing
education.
   A  survey placed Wisconsin sev-
enth among state universities and
land-grant colleges whose alumni are
executives of the largest corporations
in the United States. The University
was credited with contributing 23 top
executives in the 500 major industrial
corporations surveyed by the Office of
Institutional Research of the National
Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges.
   Another compilation ranked Uni-
versity Hospitals among the top 25
in the U. S., as evaluated by a jury
of hospital experts for a national
-maga'zinc.
   The University still ranks third
among the nation's public institutions
in voluntary support and rose to 14th
place among all American colleges
and universities, public and private,
according to 1967-published tabu-
lations by the American Alumni
Council and the Council for Financial
Aid to Education. Among the public
institutions only California and Michi-
gan were ahead of Wisconsin. The
voluntary support comes from foun-
dations, non-alumni individuals,
alumni, corporations, and religious
organizations. It does not include
contract grants from the federal
government.
   Gifts and grants to the University,
including federal funds, totaled
$45,323,742.65 during 1967, an in-
crease of nearly $11 million over
1966.
   A $4,396,900 grant for assistance
to Madison graduate students in the
social sciences and humanities-the
largest single grant ever received by
the University of Wisconsin from any
source, came from the Ford Foun-
dation during the year. The seven-
year grant-largest in the Univer-
sity's history from a foundation, fed-
eral agency, corporation or private
individual-iS part of a major experi-
mental program by the Ford Foun-
dation, aimed at reforming doctoral
education in these fields. The grant
will supplement UW funds available
from other sources for assistance to
graduate students, helping them to
achieve doctorates inr a shorter time.
Tr-immiing the tiime span would make
the scholars available sooner to soci-
ety for full-time employment and
service.
   The Ford Foundation also gave the
University another grant during the
year of $800,000 to establish a Cen-
ter for Development on its Madison
campus with training, research, and
overseas service programs in eco-
nomics and public administration for
developing nations.
   The Center grows out of a long
relationship of the University of Wis-
consin and the Ford Foundation in
overseas development projects, and
University programs aimed at help-
ing nations in Asia, Africa, and South
America improve their economics
and administration. Wisconsin econo-
mists and poflitical scientists, !ong
associated with overseas development
programs, will be joined by members
of other interested disciplines in the
ultimate form of the Center. It also
will work closely with the Midwest
Consortium for International Affairs
in project-related research and proj-
ect management.
  Another large grant of $3,609,021
came to the University in 1967 from
the Wisconsin Alumni Research
Foundation (WARF). Two-thirds of
the amount, or $2,401,121, is ear-
marked for Graduate School re-
search. The remaining $1,207,900
will cover part of the cost of the new
Agriculture-Life Sciences Library
now under construction on the Mad-
ison campus.
   It was, as they say, a big year. And
1968 will probably be bigger as the
University of Wisconsin continues its
forward movement.
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