North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume LIV
Salem College, Winston-Salem, N. C., Monday, February 12, 1973
Number 16
Jan Somerville Named
New Academic Dean
Janis Somerville is Salem’s new Academic Dean.
Dr. Park to Speak
At Commencement
Dr. Rosemary Park, professor
of education at the University of
California at Los Angeles, will
give the commencement address
at Salem on May 20.
Dr. Park visited Salem last
May as a member of the Con
ference on Higher Education,
part of the 200th anniversary
celebration. At the conference
Dr. Park said that now Salem has
a deeper concern for the quality
of life which is lived in society.
She said that it is “not a concern
for the kind of life of one group
in the society, but a concern for
the kind of living that all the
groups were open to in the soci
ety irrespective of race, creed,
sex or income level.”
Dr. Park waid that this con
cern with the quality of life is
the basic problem of our time.
“We don’t want more efficien
cy. We don’t want more work,
but we want more activity that
satisfies, more recreation that
really restores, more sights that
refresh. Not a longer life, but a
more satisfying life.”
Dr. Park was president of
Barnard College from 1962-67
and president of Connecticut
College from 1947-62. She has
been vice chancellor of UCLA.
She has been a director of
the American Council on Edu
cation and the Association of
American Colleges.
Dr. Park also has served on
the Commission of Independent
Colleges and Universities, the
Advisory Council for the Dan-
forth Graduate Fellowships for
Women, the Citizens’ Advisory
Council of the President’s Com
mission on the Status of Women
and the Committee on Universi
ty Relations AID.
She received her A.B. degree
from Radcliffe College and her
PhD. from the University of Co
logne, Germany.
The office of the President
has announced that Ms. Janis
Somerville, director of Salem
College’s Institute for Curricular
Reform, has been selected as the
new academic dean.' She will
replace Dean Ivy M. Hixon, who
will retire this summer on July 1.
Dr. John H. Chandler said
that Ms. Somerville’s selection
came after a “long, hard search
for someone with the qualifica
tions to be Salem’s academic
Chandler said that it is a de
finite advantage to have an aca
demic dean who has been part of
the campus before accepting an
administrative position. There
were five personal interviews of
applicants for the position be
fore Ms. Somerville was selec
ted, said Chandler.
Student representatives, mem
bers of the Board of Trustees,
faculty representatives and the
administration chose Ms. Som
erville from applicants that
come from California, New York
and other states. Her application
was passed by the Board of
Trustees’ Executive Committee
on Tuesday, Feb. 5 with Chand
ler’s recommendation.
Ms. Somerville received her
B.A. from Penn State and her
M.B.A. from Harvard. She is
completing work on her Ph.D.
at Duke University. Ms. Som
erville has worked in North
Carolina at the Board of Higher
Education in Raleigh. She has
been an administrator at Ohio
University and was Associate
Academic Dean at Newton Col
lege and Academy prior to com
ing to Salem. She also was acting
Academic Dean of Newton when
she was there.
Ms. Somerville came . to Sa
lem to be director of the Insti
tute for Curricular Reform. She
has worked on this program with
Chandler and members of the
Salem community to create a
academic program more interes
ting to students. This spring she
will be on campus part time
because her work with the In
stitute will take her to education
institutes around the country.
Dean Hixon expressed sur
prise upon the selection of Ms.
Somerville as her replacement.
She said that she herself had
many things to complete and
files to update before leaving Sa
lem this summer.
“What can I say,” said Dean
Hixson. “I’ve been here 30 years
so I have very mixed feelings
about leavin^BB^W^'^'.'^f^'
I wish her
luck, though,” she said.
Dean Announces
Honor Society
The office of the Academic
Dean has released the names of
Salem’s new honor society mem
bers and the names of the mem
bers chosen last spring. There are
16 women who were elected to
the Honor Society last spring
and 17 elected last week.
The Honor Society is an hon
orary group, not an active organ
ization and is based on the prin
ciples of Phi Beta Kappa, nation
al honorary society.
Current Members:
Bobbie Anne Brooks
Donna Byrd
Deborah Ann Clark
Catherine Lane Cooper
Sarah Brent Dorrier
Sarah Elizabeth (Beth) Duncan
Carol Marley Franklin
Mary Laurie Fraser
Marcia Anne Garrett
Catherine Gazes
Susan Jones Heaton
Margaret (Peggy) Alda Melvin
Patricia Ann Pickard
Andrea Jackson Sawyer
Rebecca Ann Smethie
Ellen Elaine Workman
New Members:
Margaret Catherine Bailey
Margaret Elizabeth Brinkley
Peggy Lei Bullard
Margaret Erskine Dorrier
Elsie Keller Fuller
Gwen Cairns Holland
Leah Laine McDonald
S"san Elizabeth McLean
L.artha Anne Manly
Elizabeth Lynne Mappus
Lyda Susan Noble
Elizabeth Hinds Perry
Susan Parham Phillips
Ellen Hildreth Rucker
Virginia Gilbert Snead
Julia Dee Wilson
Susan Beery Wingifield
Walter AAetzg^r Speaks
To Faculty, Students
Hoffman Comes
To Salem March 8
The Lecture-Assembly Com
mittee has scheduled writer-radi
cal Abbie Hoffman to appear at
Salem on March 8. Hoffman will
speak to Salem and the public
in Hanes Auditorium Thursday
The committee, headed by
Dr. Laddie Rollins, will pay
Hoffman about $1100 and ex
penses to speak on March 8.
There will be a security guard
for Hoffman at the lecture and
during his stay on the Salem
The Lecture-Assembly com
mittee has engaged Hoffman in
an effort to appeal to students,
who have complained that they
would rather spend money on a
big name than on several medi
ocre, unknown lecturers. Mem
bers of Dr. Rollins’ committee
include Kathy Bacon, Stewart
Taylor, Cindy Lovin, Brenda
Griffin, Laura Crumpler, Dr.
Kelly, Dr. Cardwell, Mrs. Doris
Eller and Mrs. Mueller.
Dr. Walter Metzger, Professor
of History at Columbia Universi
ty, will speak at a faculty curri
culum committee meeting on
Wednesday. Metzger will speak
to the student body on Thursday
during assembly hour.
Metzger will speak at Salem
upon faculty requests because
of his distinguished background
in governance and the curricu
lum process at Columbia. His
lectures will help students and
faculty decide whether to esta
blish a major curriculum change
at Salem through the Institute
for Curricular Reform which is
being decided upon this week.
Metzger spoke at Salem’s
200th Anniversary Conference
on Education last May. At that
time he said “Clearly the role
of the professor had grown com
plex; the metamorphosis of clo
seted administrations into ones
that are more open to the world
and sharing has given rise to the
professor as a campus senior.
Ombudsman, and as union
Metzger also stated that stu
dents are filling combination
roles in the wake of campus tur
moil and that students’ peaceful
attitudes may hide a sullen re
sentment of strictly-imposed
economic pressures.
Metzger is an authority in the
areas of academic freedom and
tenure. He has been a director
in the Training Program in Social
History of the National Institute
for Mental Health since 1967.
He is a member of the Advisory
Council of the Danforth Foun
dation, the American History As
sociation and the American Soci
ety of History.
He was co-author of “The
Development of Academic Free
dom in the United States” and
is author of the section on Na
tional Character on “Generali
zations in the Writing of Histo
ry,” on Academic Freedom: A
Recent Case in “Freedom and
Order on the Campus,” and on
Student Freedom in “Freedom
and Order in the University.”
Metzger received his B.S. from
City College of New York, the
M.A. from Columbia University
and- the Ph.D. fo
and the Ph.D. from the State
Unitersity of Iowa.

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