VOLUME LI I
MAY DAY '6B FEATURES "THE PLATTERS"
The big May Day festivities got under
way Thursday and will continue on thro
ugh Sunday afternoon. Tonight at 8:00
Al John's "Soul" band, "The Organiza
tion," is scheduled to play in the grill room
in the basement of Founders for all who
can shell out SI.OO per ticket.
Then, Saturday morning at 6:00 Men's
May Day a diaper run
around the campus by the Frosh followed
by a number of skits in the middle of the
campus. These events last until 7:30 A.M.
and are "more or less restricted to male
That afternoon, at 2:00, Women's May
Day proceeds with the presentation of the
May Queen, Sue Disharoon, her maid of
Honor, Connie Carter, and the rest of the
Queen's Court, including, Lynn Dorsett,
Julie Kemper, Claudia Doris Downing,
Carol Ann Macon, Diana Elizabeth Morris,
Judy Murray, Patty Thomas, and Jean
Faculty Approves New Curriculum
The faculty approved the Educational
Policies Committee's Curriculum Proposals
Monday, April 29, 1968. This represents
the second phase of reform of Guilford's
Core Curriculum. The first reform, passed
a year ago, was the first change in
curriculum made since Dr. Hobbs became
President, and was the result of a study
headed by Dr. Frederick Crownfield.
The second phase of curriculum change
is the result of a year long study by
Dr. William Burris, the New Academic
Dean, and the Educational Policies Com
According to Dr. Burris, "the education
al Policies Committee followed three
fundamental guidelines in proposing chan
ges for Guilford's Curriculum: an inter
disciplinary program, a contemporary pro
gram geared to present-day issues, and a
flexible program that will reflect the
differing needs of different students."
In order to create an interdisciplinary
program, a new required freshman course
called "Man in the Twentieth Century I
and II" has been adopted. This course
will take six hours of the Freshman load
each semester. The first six hours, "Man
in Society," will focus on man's identity
and the moral, social, psychological, poli
tical, economic, religious, and philosophi
cal problems which confront man in the
twentieth century. Six to eight professors
from many disciplines will plan and
conduct the course. Two lectures for the
GREENSBORO, N. C. MAY 3, 1968
Parker. The Student Union hopes to
round up Ken Lee and Mike Citron,
winners of last Sunday night's talent show,
to play for the afternoon.
Saturday night at 8:00 "CC and the
Souls" alternate platform positions with
Dick Well's Orchestra at the Semi-formal
dance held in the cafeteria.
Sunday afternoon at 2:00 "The Platters"
are scheduled to play for about two hours
entire group, and two discussion sessions
for smaller groups of approximately twen
ty students will be held each week.
"Man in the Twentieth Century II"
will be similar six hour course for the
freshman year and will be devoted to
understanding "Man in his Environment".
This course will emphasize the scientific
and technological aspects of modern man's
The language requirement has been
changed from twelve hours to nine hours
and the comprehensive exam has been
dropped. The passing of the third semest
er of a foreign language will be the major
objective. The first two semesters will be
devoted to written and verbal proficiency,
and the final semester will be devoted to
appreciation of the literature and culture
of the area where the language is used.
A new program in non-western studies
has been set up for the Junior year. Hope
fully this course, three hours each semest
er, will help the student understand the
contemporary world. Six to eight courses
will be offered in such non-western areas
as anthropology, history, literature, poli
tics, religion, philosophy and sociology.
Juniors will be required to take two
three-hour courses from the six to eight
courses offered. It is hoped that this
special non-western program will help
bridge the gap of Western bias that now
exists in Guilford's Curriculum.
The present freshman composition cou-
in Dana. Admission charge is $2.00 a per
son to hear the "Washed Ashore" group.
Joe Hooker, coordinator of events for
the Union, said, "We are trying to offer a
lot more to the students. And, since its
held outside, that will be a change, . . .
something only Seniors have seen in the
Joe is optomistic about the weather;
however if rain should be the forecast,
"there is plenty of room in Dana".
rse will be discontinued and the require
ment in English will be reduced to six
hours of literature. It will place emphasis
on penetrating analysis of a few works.
It is hoped that this literature course will
be a better approach and that all faculty
members will emphasize writing profi
ciency in all written work. If necessary
students will be referred to a remedial
Curriculum II has been established to
enable independent study for those stu
dents of special ability. This type of
curriculum should be attractive to students
from excellent preparatory and high
schools and to those who are preparing
for rigorous graduate programs. Starting
in the junior year, the student under
curriculum II will take the following:
Non-Western Studies (6 hours); Directed
Study in Major Department; Directed
Study in one Related Field; All courses
open for attendance; Oral and Written
Examinations in the Major; Field Papers
in the Major and Related Field when
appropriate. The Senior year will be
Curriculum II is designed to be as
flexible as possible and to meet the needs
of the different types of students at
Guilford. The requirement of all Students
to write a Senior Thesis will be dropped
at a date to be announced and instead an
Honor Paper will be written by students
persuing independent study.
(See Faculty: P. 5, Col. 2)