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The Carolina journal. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 1965-19??, September 27, 1967, Image 4

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The Carolina Journal, September 27, 1967 Page 4 The Cowsills Sing Out Photos by Dan Cook and Monte Zepeda Susan Susan, Barbara, and Bud Bill Bob Barry McCall Hits Home With ‘Kids’ Applauded by a standing audience, Or. Darryl McCall of the English Department delivered his “Last Lecture” on Wednesday of las week. His address, entitled “The Care and Feedingof Students,” had much to say to the student body—and goes to show what one man can accomplish in the interest of a whole profession. “Teaching is one of the few really free occupations left,” said Dr. McCall, in listing things he would have us students know--as parents like to give knowledge they have learned from experience to their children. “There’s a lot to be said for the academic life,” he continued. He also expressed the wish that students could real ize how marvelous is the English Learning Machine In Action By PATRICK Mc^EELY 1 find myself getting quite phil osophical when 1 perceive this vast menagerie of campus life. How can I help myself when I see this enor mous learning machine in opera tion. Here, where time is the most valuable entity of all; here where the “rats” of the maze react to the conditioned response of the bell; here, where a man is measured from “0” to “4”; here where what should be known is mapped (by whom?); here, where drink and drugs are the only relief; here, where sciences battle for indivi dual existence; here, where smalt minds are expanded, genius choked; here, somewhere lies education. Is there a non-fictional educated man; or are we more like the horse pulling the cart with the apple of wisdom dangling before us? will blow this prize our way. I see no certain destination also; if only I were wise enough to know. Even if this sad analogy is accurate, we will plod on, hoping the string will break or the wind language. “Literatirre gives 1- mages of mankind, and teaches about the varieties of mankind,” said Dr. McCall. He regards students as “pet hamsters,” calls us “kiddies,” and admits that he “falls in love” with us in class. “Having no fam ily of my own—no wife and kids to hug me— I guess I’ve adopted you as my family,” Dr. McCall commented. “And , like most parents, I want you to get things easier than i did . . .” In speaking of what he had dis covered about the student-profes sor relationship during his teach ing years. Dr. McCall had formed several rules from this infor mation. One ruie is “Students never do what you want them to.” He continued, “Students start to rebel the minute you give them something to do. But, we would worry if you didn’t show some signs of rebelling.” A second rule: “Students waste their time.” “Or at least parents and professors think you waste your time. The real world, though, is outside the classroom; so actually you may not be wasting your time at all.” Rule three is “No professor can ever get the better of a student.” Dr. McCall used one of his own classes as an example. He allowed this class to vote ontestingpolicy. The students chose the former. “It turned out to be just that much more work for me,” com mented Dr. McCall with a laugh. “Professors learn more from students that vice versa,” he emphasized. “Students keep tea chers alive and in their places. They manifest a fresh light that is lost as one matures.” CLIP AND SAVE I Hit Attractions, Inc. PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE FALL SCHEDULE OF COMING ATTRACTIONS FOR Park Center’s Dances & Shows Sat., Sepi. 30 ^ PERSUASION* THE NEW NANCY a. THE PERSUASIONS. JAMES a. BOBBY PURIFY THE ApPRECIATiONS, HARRY DEAL & THB GALAXIES CARLA THOMAS, CLIF FORD CURRY, THE DIVOTS, THE FLARES MARTHA A THE VANDBL- ^ LAS, THE SENSATIONAL " 8PONTANES, THB MAONIFICENTS THE TEMPTATIONS, THE CATALiNAS SHOW TIMES: FRL—8:3ai2:30 SATURDAY—«-12:00 ADMISSION OF MOST SHOWS IN ADVANCE—$2Jt AT DOOR—SJ.Oe CLIP AND SAVEi

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