Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 33, Number VI (March 1932)
Noer, Frederick J.
Campus events in review, p. 185
March, 1932 The Wisconsin Alumni Magazine t5- Campus F vents in Review -v- -by THE FIRST fatality amongst the Frederick J. Noer, 33 office has brought the council to the fraternities for the current school realization that something must be year. Sigma Pi, social fraternity, done, or the fraternities may be faced has disbanded. This brief announcement from with rules that will come from the faculty. The the officers of the now defunct Greek organization is Interfraternity council is generally recognized as a the first tangible evidence presented so far that fra- body which has no support from its members, and, if ternities and sororities on the Wisconsin campus are new rules are passed, they will have to carry with facing their "test" year. Although it has generally them some form of penalizing the fraternities for their been conceded that the financial condition of the ma- violation. Dean Scott H. Goodnight is favorable to a jority of the organizations is shaky, the disbanding continuance of the deferred rushing plan because fra- of Sigma Pi adds more authenticity to the statement ternity activities, he claims, may hinder the freshmen than any other. The officers of the fraternity state in their studies. Just what may result is not known, that they have only temporarily disbanded and that but he has stated several times that the faculty may they plan to reorganize when condi- step in and take the matter into their tions are more favorable for the main- il own hands. The Interfraternity coun- tenance of the group. Their chapter cil must take some action immediately, house has been taken over by Kappa and the fraternities must back the Psi, professional pharmaceutical fra- j council or faculty action will follow. ternity, with four members of Sigma c Pi living in the house. K "Raising the probation standards on Opnn tthe part of college of letters and sci- triolic attack against the LaFollette Ithe student eligibility committee's rec- Progressives, the newly formed Uni- o mmendations, which state that the versity Republican Club held its first p scholastic requirement for participa- meeting last month to outline a cam- tion in athletics and activities be low- paign in support of the presidential - ered. to the probation level, the thresh- candidate to be nominated by the par- old of which was then approximately ty at their national convention in Chi- .700," said James M. Johnston, '32, a cago this summer. Three -law~ schoolchimnotecmitenar- students, John Dern, Joseph Meigher, l 0 g g w port issued recently. "This proposal, and C. P. Kempel, form the nucleus of ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE if put into effect, would do away with the club, which is organized under A snowstorm at last the existing discrimination between the direction of the Republican na- the eligibility requirement for partici- tional committee in Washington, D. C. This first shot pation in activities, which is 1.000, and the require- in the campaign on the campus will soon be followed ment for participation in athletics, which is .800." by counter campaigns to be organized by student and Thus the battle between students and faculty over faculty members of the Democratic party, who will the eligibility requirements continues. The former's soon meet to elect officers and lay a plan of action. committee recently asked the faculty students life This is the first year that students have taken as ac- and interest committee to revise their require- tive an interest in national politics, and is indicative ments to a lower level, and the faculty retaliated by of the great interest on the part of the students in na- raising the requirements. The faculty committee is tional and international affairs. Foreign students have generally conceded to be in favor of non-revision, as held many public discussions of the Sino-Japanese the athletic standards are in keeping with the Big Ten conflict, and the open forums of the International Re- conference rules, and they see no reason for a change. lations club and the Union Forum committee have been The student committee will revise their recommenda- marked by heated debates on the part of the hundreds tions in light of the recent faculty action, and another of students in attendance. battle is anticipated when the faculty committee takes action on the report. The age-old discussion of rushing rules for frater- nities has again been started by the Interfraternity The history department is mourning the death of council, and at their last meeting they laid the foun- one of its most admired members. Logan, the beauti- dations for the compilation of definite rules to govern ful fan-tailed goldflish that has graced the office of that these activities. Violations of the deferred rushing department, died Feb. 19. It was the namesake of rules adopted by the council recently have been wide- Prof. Frederic Logan Paxson, and was presented to spread, and the possible action from the dean of men's (Continued on page 200) Page 185
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