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Vol. 18 No. 26 Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut May 17, 1967 Coeds Come To Fairfield COORDINATE SCHOOL PLANNED The Board of Trustees and Fr. William C. Mclnnf>s pause for a relaxing moment during last Friday's Boanl Meeting. With Fr. Mcinnes are, seated, l\lr. James v. Birkenstock (left) and Mr. Herman W. Steinkraus a.nd standing (left to right) Mr. Martin F. Burke, Mr. Paul F. Nachtmann, Mr. Alex Ross, Mr. James V. Joy aml ~Ir. \Varren J. Faust, Legislature Defeats 'Liberal' Regulation·s By BENOIT POISSON and JEFFERY PATRISSI A move to liberalize Campus Center dress regulations was narrowly defeated at a recent meeting of the Student Legislature. Bill proponent Albert Mariani yielded the floor to Thomas Truscinsky who explained the bill and cited the survey he took favoring the change in attire. 88% - Informal Mr. Truscinsky's survey indicates that 88% of the 145 students polled favored informal attire at all evening meals .. H e a lso stated that if the purpose of the "formal attire" was to "impress visitors" that it was ineffective because it came at the wrong time of the day. Speaking for the Minority, Robert Carpenter cited a poll which he took supporting the dress regulations as they currently stand. As one point of consideration repre,;entative Thomas Ross argued "that our attire should befit the much improved dining facilities in the new campus center " After a heated debate the bill was voted down for lack of a majority. Liberal Privileges Gerald Salomone's special privilege bill was accepted overwhelmingly by the body Gerald Solomone stresses a point of his "Special Privileges Bill" to contemplative colleagues at the legislature meeting. The motion retained all the provisions of James McGovern's bill but made the requirements much more liberal. Any second semester sophomore automatically becomes eligible and does not lose his privileges because of a campus. Mr. Solomone was questioned about this provision and he rebutted that "a campus is not a fair indicator of what kind of a student you are." A compromise amendment was proposed by Dennis Donovan, but falled to get the necessary two-third vote. The bill was voted on after some discussion and passed. Activity Fees The majority leader introduced a measure which would provide for a method of inforcement for the collection of activity fees. A provision which would allow the Attorney General to inform the parents of non-payment was deleted in an amendment by Ronald Mitchell. The bill was then accepted. Michael Bocchini had the rules suspended so that his appointents could be approved. Frederick Heissenbuttel was appointed chairman of Publications on the executive board, while Mardi Gras '68 co-chairmen Anthony Labesky and John Tabellione w e r e approved. James Nicksa was given the Continued on Page 4 Fairfield University will seek an existent women's college to share the University's campus, according to an official decision today by ·the Board of Trustees. To implement the plan, the University will give the selected women's institution a 30-acre tract of its campus worth approximately a half million dollars. Committee Evaluates Policies By CHUCK ANGELO :Many students who live on campus have found faults in the administration's present system of r egulations, yet few have attempted to alleviate this situation. Action The announcement of this action, a first for a Catholic institution, was made known by the Fairfield University Board of Trustees in a statement endorsing the principle that "joint education of men and women at the colleg·iate level is academically, culturally and socially desirable in our present age." The Trustees' decision empowers the University administration to actively seek a women's college to invite to Fairfield University and establish itself as a coordinate college. Under this arrangement, each institution would retain its own "Action" is the motto of Stu- identity and administration but dent Government Vice Presi- would share faculties and fadent Thomas Colucci's Fact- cilities. Finding Committee. The committee has been ini· tiated in order to evaluate our present system. Under the chairmanship of John Wohlers '69 it has taken this problem seriously and is now striving to accomplish a ~finite result where apathy once was prevalent. Other Colleges Efforts have been concentrated on the formation and tabulation of a questionnaire which has as its goal a nationwide appraisal of campus life at other colleges. This que,;tionnaire covers the areas that contribute to the often conflicting situation at Fairfield. The topics of the questions range from sign-ins to the evaluation of a pass or fail marking system in the required subjects of Theology and Philosophy The purpose of the questionContinued on Page 6 A representative of the Trustees, who stressed the need for esta!blished educational centers of excellence, spoke of the rapidly increasing number of small women's colleges in the United States, especially those affiliated with the Catholic Church. Outlining the pressures placed upon these small institutions, the spokesman said that "increasingly strong competition from growing state universities, inability to raise tuitions high enough to meet operating costs, the struggle to obtain Federal funds, rising faculty salaries and other factors, would cause many of the small women's colleges to cease operation within the next decade." The spokesman said that the Trustees, who believe that the future of Catholic higher education is in "consolidation rather than fragmentation," support the coordinate college plan at Continued on Page 7 Homecoming Junior Class members Timothy 1\fcMla.nus and Paul Greeley were recently appointed co-chalnnen of the Second Annual Homecoming Weekend to be held on November 10, 11, and 12. Plans will surround the Providence football game, while in· eluding a semi·formal dance, concert, and Sunday event. Page Two THE STAG Progressive Move After thorough and exhaustive consideration of the pro's and con's of coeducation, the Board of Trustees has reached a decision which will radically change the structure of Fairfield University. The STAG feels that the decision to coor dinate Fairfield with a women's college was made in the best inter ests of the entire community. We look forward to Fairfield's continued and accelerated growth in the near and new future. Such a momentous decision was made only after careful consideration of the views expressed by the various segments of the community - students, faculty and administration. A large portion of the faculty and administration voiced hope in the establishment of a co-institutional setup, while more than half the student body favored co-institut ion in the Student Government Poll. This new system promises to more adequately fulfill the role of the University academically, socially and cultur ally. Academic-ally, Fairfield will benefit substantially by coordinating with an already established women's college of sound academic standing. Socially, the change will effect great strides in ridding Fairfield of its long berated artificial atmosphere. The more complete social environment will facilitate the end of the traditional "weekend exodus." Culturally, women will provide a fresh point of view which will enable Fairfield to better fulfill its role as a true liberal arts university. Practically speaking, the transference of a reputable women's college to Fairfield will avoid the tedious process of assimilation necessitated by any other acceptance of female students other than the co-institutional plan. Although the details have not been thoroughly determined, we hope that the decision to make Fairfield a coordinated institution will reap the fullest rewards possible. Most importantly, the fine tradition that has been Fairfield's should be continued and built upon. It is especially in this sense that we welcome this change. Letters To The Editor Representative? To the Editor: The eventful meeting of the student legislature which was held last Thursday night pointed up to me a basic question concerning representatives here at Fairfield. The Campus Center dress regulation bill was defeated by a close vote and a number of students began to question whether or not they had been considered. Two polls were offered as evidence - contradicting each other. Which one was right? But that is not the real question in my mind: Who are the "representatives" representing? Ours i-s not a complicated body but our constitution says that the legislative branch will "insure for each member of the student community a just representation in the affairs of the designated government of that community . (Art. II sec. I) I think a clarmcat ion is necessary on the question. Were the representatives elected so that they could exer cise their Establlahed liU BOARD OF DmECTORS Chairman of the !5oard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Hughes Editor in Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lynch Editorial Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... . Michael Muilln Associate Editorial Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurence Pnld'homme Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Callahan Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Kohler SENIOR EDITORS NEWS: Jay Doolan. SPORTS: Edward Williams. FEATlJIU!:S: Ralph Kister. ART: Peter DeLisa. PHOTOGRAPHY: Thomas Quaekenbush. LAY<YUT: Philip Keane. COPY: Fred Heissenbuttel. ADVERTISING: Barry Smolko. cmOULATION: Richard Nilsson. ASSOCIATE EDITORS Sports: William D'Alessandro. Features: Vincent Curcio. Photography: Mark Borserine. STAFF News: Peter Hearn, Edward Castiglione, Daniel Richardson, Benoit Poisson, Drew Draves, William Rabbett, Gerald Saibo, Michael Collins. Sports: Robert Sillery, James Magnuson, Richard Benashki. P hotography: Richard Makse. Features: George Deren, J ohn Mullen, John Reidy. Vincent Curcio, James Gatto, John McKenna, Paul Kemezis. Cir· culation: Stephen Racket, Gene Tully. Layout: Thomas Boudreau. FACULTY MOD:ERATOR, Albert F. Reddy, S.J. The opinions expressed by columnists and reviewers are their own and in no way reflect the Editorial Position of THE STAG. Published weekly during the regular university year, except during holiday and vacation periods, by the admininstration of the University. The subscription rate is three dollars per year. Address Box S. Campus Center. Reprel>-ented for National Advertising by National Advertising Service, Inc. own initiative and responsibility for the benefit of the student body or were they elected so that they could voice the opinion of their constituents? Clearly a compromise is called for here. As one of these representatives I believe that every student has a right to be heard in the interest of the greatest benefit for the University community. The legislature meetings are open for all. Respectfully. Benoit Poisson Representative, Class of '69 Job Well Done To the Editor: May I congratulate you and your staff on the excellent issues of the Stag in recent weeks? The Theology Department is most pleased by thE> extensive and intelligent coverage given our guest lecturers in recent weeks. Both Father Donnelly and Msgr. Bourke were particularly impressed 'by the interest shown by the Student-Community and the excellent questions proposed by them after each lecture. To you and your staff many thanks and a most pleasant sununer. Sincerely Yours, (Rev.) James A. Walsh, S.J. Chairman - Theology Dept. 1 of 35 To the Editor: With the freedom given to the Student Government, one may wonder why there isn't more agreement between Student Government !bills and student wishes. May we suggest that the basic problem lies in the relation between the representative and the students he represents. Ideally, on a given issue the representative should vote for the opinion of the students he represents rather than his own individual opinion - which is only one opinion out of 35. Why should this 1/ 35 decide the given issue ? The r epresentative has been elected ·bY the students to represent them and their Opinions, therefore, as representative he should carry out their will. Thus, when an important issue comes up he should take it to the 35 people he represents and turn in their opinion as his vote. Consequently, we see the representative's job as a three-fold task: 1) he should inform each student of the important issue, 2) he should r ecord their opinion on the issue, 3) he should vote in accordance with the majority opinion of the students he represents. In this way the government will more consistently do what the students want it to. Thus, we will truly have a Student Government. James Murphy '70 Joe Musumano '70 Weigh Escalation To the Editor: Mr. Ralph Kister's column in the May 10 STAG affirms that President Johnson "must and shall" escalate the strength of our land force in Vietnam. Yet Mister Kis ter admits that with our "present commitment of power, we have not reduced infiltration or weakened Hanoi's will to fight." All considerations of "abst ract humanitarianism" aside, what r eason do we have to expect that more troops will in any way change the situation ? To quote Arthur Schlesinger, "the ratio of superiority preferred by the Pentagon is 10 t o 1, which means that every time we send in 100,000 more men the enemy has only to send in 10,000 or so, and we are all even again. Reinforcement has not created a margin of American superiority; all it has done is to lift the s talemate to a higher and more explosive level." If we are indeed just striving for "some form of military victory" we might as well, as it has been rather aptly put, "blast them back May 17, 1967 into the stone ages" and forget about it. But if we are trying to find a just and honorable solution to a complicated problem, we must weigh carefully any further escalation in regard to the tactical, political, and moral implications Involved. Respectfully yours, Bruce Schauble '69 Dogwood Thanks To the Editor: We would like to thank all those who helped make Dogwood '67 such a great success. Special thanks go to our committee chairmen and to the other Juniors who gave their time to make sure all had an enjoyaJble weekend. We would also like to bring to everyone's attention the fact that we impressed everyone 'by our conduct at all the weekend's events. The manager of the Stratfield Motor Inn, those in charge at Sherwood Island, the leader of the "Chosen Few," and Anthony himself all mentioned that we were a well behaved college crowd and, in the case of the entertainers, a great audience to perform for Thanks again to the Class of '68. Sincerely Robert McCann WOllam Coftin Co-chairmen Looking Back To the Editor: On October 24, 1964, the Very Rev. William C. Mcinnes S.J. was installed as the Sixth President of F airfield Univer sity If I may quote one passage from Father Mcinnes address (TheReligious University. In A Pluralistic Society) on that Installation Day: No institution in our modem plura· listie society (l8.D guarantee the per· feet conduct of anyone, either adult or youth. But a religiously committed school can at least reveal the rell· gious roots of the problem and can further suggest an answer to the ques· tlon of why young women should not be allowed in men's donnitorles. A religiously dedicated institution should be able to r eply forthrightly to the nine o'clock rally that is herald· ed by the cry: "we want booze." Certainly such an institution should be able to provide some response to these inarticulate gestures towards learning and not leave a ;vacuum the relationship of learning and action. After two years plagued by a lack of response, lack of commitment, lack of communication, lack of an adequate answer, we might do well to ask ourselves where we went wrong. Is the blame for rules against liquor or open houses to rest solely on the shoulders of the administration ? Perhaps not, for when we came to Fairfield University, we were more or less green with expectations, blindfolded, somewhat fearful and naive to the campus way of life. Pr esently we have all been exposed for at least ten months to Fairfield's mode of existence. With this background, I ask the question, not :ironically, but honestly: Have we formed a unified, responsible, mature, enthusiastic, and active student body? This letter is neither a defense nor a condemnation of the immature students, but mer ely an opportunity for them to quietly fade away from the campus picture and become a silent but unfortunate part of Fairfield University history. Once t his element is removed from our development , I am confident that Father Mcinnes will be able t o give us the answers to our "inarticulate gestures towards learning" that plague us presently ; for from his address he already has the responses to our questions prepar ed. Respectfully, David Zola '69 May 17, 1967 THE STAG Students & Teachers Partners By DAN RICHARDSON What is the relationship between a student and his instructor? This question was discussed by panelists Dr. James Farnham, Dr. William Garrity, and Fr. Robert Healey, at this year's final Faculty Forum. Partnership of the instructor should be sonal level. Fr Healey gave the taken as a point of departure for discussion. This does not mean that the teacher's ideas should go unquestioned, but that they merely represent a knowledgeable opinion in a particular field. The students and teachers have the r igh t t o demand " the very best of one another," concluded the English Department Chairman. example of two top universities where their professors are "simply experts" and share their knowledge on a very impersonal level. "This," he reflected, "has worked out very well." Liberalization Push At a small liberal arts college the faculty must push toward Continued on Page 4 Father Healey expla.ins Fairfield's conservath·e problem as panelists Dr. James Farnham, Dr. William Garrity, and Mr. Robert O'Neill listen at this year's final Faculty Forum. "This relationship should be a partnership," began Dr. Farnham. "Both the student and teacher must take part in a discovery process." The relationship cannot and should not be defined from beginning to end, but rather there must be The second speaker, Fr. s Healey, stated that this enz•or Forum's taking place indicates · o.ur dissatWa.ction with the Week- A Fitting Finale a "growing process". Dr. Farnham further explained that there must be both equality and inequality in the classroom. The equality, which is to be recognized, is that of both student and teacher as primarily human beings, and the authenticity of the experience of both. Point of Departure The inequality prescribed is that the insights and knowledge present state of aJiairs concerning this matter. He stated that this is "a. new problem". There is a generation lag between new needs and that old form, and this old form is at-tributed to the very conrervative element on campus. This problem can, however, be a "pseudo-problem" depend-ing on one's aims. A decision must be made between professors' top research work and s tudent- faculty r ela tions on a per- A Direct Reporf Approximately 269 s e n i o r s will march down Alnnmi Field, Sunday, June 4,to receive their Fairfield diplomas and bring their college careers to an end. But before the impressive. openair ceremony begins, the Class of '67 will be t r e a ted to a Senior Week of a.ctivities, cited by Co-chairmen Peter O'Brien and Kenneth Pavalonis as one that promises "to bring the four years at Fairfield to a fitting and exciting conclusion." Activities Schednle On Thursday afternoon, the first event, a Graduates Reception, will take place. A surf party that evening will feature AI Madison and his band. A formal dance on Friday evening will highlight that day's festivities, which also inchides an afternoon picnic and barbecue. Class Day will be held on Saturday when parents arrive to join their sons for a review of the class' four years and the bestowing of academic and activities awards. The day will be climaxed by the Parents and Seniors Date Dance. On Sunday, a Baccalaureate Mass will be offered before the 4:30 p.m. commencement exercises. A complete list of academic or scholarship honors, guest speakers, honorary degree recipients have not yet been released. What Happened At Catholic University ? Editor's Note: Fr. Varnerin, an associate proflessor of chemistry at Fairfield, is currently on leave for post graduate work at Catholic University. The story is his a.ccount of C.U.'s recent dismi!r sal of Fr. Charles E. Curran, an bnportant event fD Catholic education. I was not in Washington for the fir:.-t few days but was here for most of the rallies and for the settlement. In addition, I had an almost unique opportunity for varied reactions. My cousin, Archbishop Pedroni, Apostolic Delegate to Thailand, Laos, Malaya an d Singapore visited Washington during the famous week and I was with him for a day and a half showing him Washington. During that time I visited s taff as well as a number of government officials, including the House Speaker, John W McCormack, and was able to discuss C.U. with many different people. Opinions vary w 1 d e 1 y, of course, and we at C.U. feel that the beSt. account has not been written yet and, quite possibly, cannot be written for many years to come. We do not know the long range effects but do have the intnition that we witnessed a significant event in Catholic education. The events developed very fast, very very fast; such an accelerated pace would not have been possible if there_ had not been suspicions that ot her priests were fired ill the past, if Cardinal Bea, and Fathers John Courtney Murray and Hans Kung had not been denied the opportunities to speak on campus a few years ago, and if the administration had not attempted (against the advice and wishes of parties concerned) to fuse the Department of Religious EducatioR with the School of Sacred Theology last Fall. Yet, during this series of events I have noticed a growing confidence in the fa.culty and student body that there is great potential here for excellence. The a.ction of the trustees provided the final stroke which united the fa.culty and student body to a degree never thought possible in any institution. As a result, F ather Curran return, the J esuit Community at Carroll House filled me in on the details, many press statements and other background material had been duplicated and widely circulated. By the time of the faculty meeting and simultaneous rally on Thursday afternoon, word was out that a number of bishops had already wired in endorsements for F ather Curran; Archbishop Hallinan, the only View of students during ·c.U. protest over dismissal of Father Curran. was fired Monday· ·evening and k ept qui e t for twenty-four hours before making it public; the school was closed down on Wednesday. The first word I received was on my way back to Washington on Wednesday evening. I was winding up an exciting phase of my sabbatical. On Monday I had an inspiring day a t Amherst College; Tuesday I was at Fairfield to pass on ideas for design of the new Science Center; Wednesday I had another inspiring day at Swarthmor e. I was mulling over the ideas and inspirations I received a t Amherst a nd Swarthmore as well as a t American Univer sity, Haver for d, Bryn Mawr and t he University of Massachusetts the previous week ; I flick ed on the radio and heard the news. On my :trustee to. have voted in favor of Fr Curran, indicated that the t r ustees had not been informed of the unanimous endorsement of Curran and of his orthodoxy by the faculty of the School of Theology and by the Academic Sena te ; Cardinal Shehan wired from Rome that Fr. Curran should be reins t a ted. The faculty meeting sent its representative to t he rally to !]J1119un.ce the 400 t o 18 vote of tl1e faculty for a boycott until Fr. Curran is reinsta ted. At the rally on Friday, vague rumors w e r e out t h a t the trustees were being polled again. Cardinal Cushing sent his endorsemen t and st ated that he, as a t rm:.-tee, neither voted n or would vote because he "knew nothing about r unning a university" and was against ex-officio appointments to the B o a r d of Trustees. Further endorsements came in from the Jesuit theology faculties at Woodstock, Maryland and St. Mary's, Kansas; the Catholic Theological and other organizations backed Charlie. Over the weekend, word was passed around that Archbishop O'Boyle (chancellor of the University) , B i s h o p McDonald (rector), Fr. Curran and the faculty of the School of Theology would meet on Monday afternoon. We still feared a delaying tactic and that the issues would not be r esolved, in fact there probably would not have been a settlement at this time save for Archbishop O'Boyle. If anyone em e r g e d with greatness, Archbishop O'Boyle should be high on the list; he worked behind the scenes with dignity and competence--he is an unsung hero and deserves the vote of confidence and admiration of all. The issues were settled with an absence of triumphallsm on either sid&-(the only exception ·being an editorial in the school paper which even NCR criticised). We can talk about the monumental b I u n d e r of the trustees which triggered the strike, or the prudence of the fa.culty strike vote, or of the appropriateness of p r 1 e s t s , brothers and sisters speaking and striking, etc.; but the net effect, I t h i n k , has b e e n most constructive. C.U. has found an identity-development toward academic excellence and all parties are anxious to contribute to that emerging goal. Possibly a good summation can be the words of Cardinal Newman in his Letter to Lord Howard: "The open university, when complemented by a strong mission, may be safer than a closed Catholic college." No wonder Cardinal Newman was persecuted; he was born too soon or we took too long to listen to him. The strong mis-sion of C.U. has been crystallized, many of us think and know that C..U. can serve an important mission in the country as a w i t n e s s to Christ through competence and scholarship, excellence and academic freedom. The position of C.U. is almost unique because this institution :is the only educational apostolate of the e n t i r e church in the United States. The most important question of academic freedom and Catholic dogma requires further study and development. Archbishop O'Boyle made it clear that the reinstatement of Charlie did not indicate an abandonment of traditional teachings. Yet, Father Curran, a c o m p e t e n t and responsible scholar, received the support of his fa.calty and was reinstat. ed. Does not this support indicate that academic fr~ dom is somehow assocl.ated with responsibility and competence rather than with agreement or disagreement with traditional teachings? Even though infalllb ill t y guarantees protection from error, it does not assure that the "last word" has been said and that doctrinal development and insight ceased with the ex cathedra pronunciation. Even infalllblllty is cast within the framework of the evolutionary stage of man's ability to know at the time of the definition. Fr. Curran is working in a sen::;itive area, to be sure, which has and still demands deep study of the best scholars; we s till do not know if the traditional doctrine is an absolute or the best statement for the pre:.-ent stage of scholarship and comprehension of truth. Fr. Curran has been judged favorably on his competence and responsibility in a matter which is open to study among scholars and has far-reaching implications in the sanctification of souls. Page Four THE ST..A:....;...S....;;... __ Review 'THE BURMESE HARP' By JOHN BOLAND At a time when war is upon us and factions have arisen both for and against, it is of some value to us that we can view an anti-war film made by one of our recent enemies, enemies who were categorically classified as barbarous savages. Kon Ichikawa has assembled for his group of leading characters a number of actors who, except for their language and Oriental physical characteristics, are no different from a group of American soldier;;, or Brittish, or French, or whatever Set in Burma in W W II the Burmese Harp deal;; with a company of Japanese soldiers fighting on a remote front. Left by their nation to fend for themselves, they have lost external communications and turned inwards for spiritual sustenance and camaraderie. Their chief form of expression is song, in which they are accompanied by a harp. Of the group of soliders, only one plays the harp. To their great dismay, he is lost after their surrender when he volunteers to go out with the enemy and try to convince a stalwart force of cave defenders to give up a futile struggle. Though he does not return, they become gradually aware, through outsiders visiting their prison camp, that he has survived and is somewhat reluctant to join them. They do not realize, however, that the lost man has made an attempt to return, but, discovering on his jungle sojourn time and again the visible remains of the war, he has lost his personal goals and vowed never to go back to Japan until he has buried all of the bodies which lie rotting on the hillsides. Although the film contains many scenes of these rotting, vulture-tormented corpses, it is more than a mere horror show. Even in the midst of death the fact of the wandering soldier's piety and loyalty is not subdued, but rather given prominence through illustration. With an equally keen sense of balance, Ichikawa has managed to treat with ;;ympathy and respect the victorious British, those who were responsible for the immediate carnage. It is unfortunate that, despite its other fine points, the Burmese Harp has one structural deficiency in that it i;; anticlimactic towards t h e end, where it becomes very episodic, giving some evidence of Ichikawa's cinema background (1964 Tokyo Olympiad) . Though it has this flaw, it is a far better film than most of its technically perfect but aesthetically vacuous contemporaries. Min~isters Named and R~a,b·bi Chaplains Two Protestant ministers and a Jewish ra!bbi have been named as chaplains of Fairfield, according to a joint announcement by Fr William C. McInnes and Dr H o w a r d C. Nutting of the Greater Bridgeport Campus Ministry The Rev Robert Bettinger, chaplain at the University of Bridgeport, will act as minister to Protestant students. He will be asisted by the Rev Francis Continued from l'agc 1 nod as head of the Academic Forum. Loopho.le Closed The approval of Robert Maggi's bill r equiring the investigation of .all financial bills closed a "loophole in the distribution of money." Monthly financial reports by the treasurer to the Legislature will be required as the result of the adoption of a measure by Thomas Ferrigno. A law redefining the activities fee was passed and a maximum of five dollars was set. X. Cheney, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. Rabbi Victor Solomon of the Congregation Ahavath Achim in Fail1field will serve as minister to Jewish students at the University The chaplains will hold regular office hours for students of their faith and will be available for consultation upon request. The newly-appointed spiritual leaders will work directly with Fr Raymond Bertrand, director of the University Chapel, and Fr. Joseph McCormick, chaplain for Catholic students at the University. Noting that the new appointments mark the fir-st time that provisions have been made directly for students of other than the Catholic faith, Fr Mcinnes explained that the move is being made "in order to provide a truly ecumenical setting for students who come to the University As the number of Jewish and Protestant students increase at Fairfield," he said, "it is only fitting and proper to provide for them an effective spiritual direction." If these grilming faces are any iltdication, the newly elected officers of the Glee Club are quite !>leased with their new posts. They are: Carl Chadburn '68, President, Nelson Bond· hus '69, Secretary, Robert Emon<l '68, Treasurer, and Edward Lamb '68, Vive-President. Commenting on the cooperative effort, Dr Nutting, who is senior minister at the United Church of Christ in Bridgeport, said the objectiv·es of the Campus Ministry are to understand the Christian faith in modern society, to share in conferences to explore ecumenical relations, and to seek renewal of human life, corporate and personal. Dr Nutting explained that the board of directors consists of several sponsoring denominations and the members represent the universities, the student body and the Council of Churches. The Bridgeport Campus Ministry participates in activities with the Student Christian Movement in New England, the National Students Christian Federation, ·-md the World Student Christian Federation. Forum Continued from Page 3 liberalization. To do this there must be a receptive climate on the part of the student. "Student and faculty must be pushing toward the same goals." In a note of sharp criticism of THE STAG, the Classics Professor said it is not as effective as it should be in bringing student and faculty opinions to the foreground. He suggested faculty profiles to ascertain and define ideas and goals for the university Practical Probl•ems The practical problems, such as the Lack of oftice space and privacy for student-faculty consultation was discussed by Dr. Garrity. He mentioned that the li.mita,tions of time on both t he pal't of the students and faculty make apl)Ointment ti.Jnes difficult to arrange. "What we need is more space. Perhaps a private office for each professor, but this would require a great deal of money" Something To Say By John Mullen What do we think we all did here at Fairfield University this year - any year? Or should I be bold enough to scare those who are already scared enough and ask - for four years? The answer necessal'ily would have to deal with (although the administration would get around it some way) the concept of a liberal arts education. Walter Kaufmann, in his provocative book The Faith of a Heretic, states, "If the point (of a liberal arts education] were simply to give information, we should not require universities. There would be no need for faculties and classrooms libraries might prove sufficient if they featured reading lists." The time, I believe, is well over due for all those eoncerneu to take a long critical look with honest eyes at whether or not the traditional, American liberal arts education has degenerated to the status of being merely an information service. !Obviously, intellectually but not apparently, there must be some other value in a liberal arts education than merely ,informing. If not, then why classrooms and not just libraries? Kaufmann suggests that, "The classroom situation lends itself much better than most books to stimulating and maintaining real interest in ~ variety of different views." Kaufmann is hypothesizing, not analyzing. In reality, it seems to me, that the present classroom setup does neither stimulate nor maintain interest. Rather, it has become boring and a downright waste of expensive time - intellectually and monetarily The present classroom s·ituation has outlived its usefulness - if it ever was. The absurd classroom conditions are obvious the instructor dictates his prepared information for fifty minutes to note taking machines (uninterested and nonunderstanding students) who are pressured into a life or death situation of reading these irrelevant notes repetitiously until memorized. The student is graded on how well he intellectually vomits up these notes which he has memorized to the point of meaninglessnes•s. The undergraduate has learned the futility of his asking that what he learns should have pertinence to his life. The teacher was bored years ago and in a matter of months the student joins him. And so it goes - day after day, month after month, semester after semester, year in year out - in which time the irrelevancies have established !boredom and automatic responses as supreme. Under these conditions the instructor is nothing more than an animate computer (built in a graduate school) and far inferior to the mechanic computer soon to replace him if something is no ~ done. Unless the teacher can become what Professor Willian1 Arrowsmith calls "the evidence of the text we study, a living example of the meaning and value of what he teaches," there will no longer be any need for him. Simply, if the teacher cannot come alive in his class in the sense of not merely stating the facts but _analyz·ing them in an attempt to make them applicable and rele· vant to his life and the lives of his students then he is, according to Arrowsmith, one of those men "who are fit to have other fates." Arrowsmith summarizes, in his article "The Shame of th Graduate Schools," that there is no optimistic hope that our graduate schools will be turning loose anything other than "processed scholars" whose god is bibliolatry (books, research, and busywork) and who are surrendering "a mistaken loyalty to a cramped and academic sense of order " It seems to me that the entire present concept of a liberal arts education is in a rut so deep and so dark that the light of orig•inality is incapable of illuminating the exits. The rut was •burrowed and continues to be burrowed by the "traditional education" and the "mistaken loyalty" to it. A rut recognized by its lack of imagination, lack of freedom, lack of creativity, and lack of originality resulting in inefficiency and futility Fear and intellectual cowardice to end the tradition keeps Uf: chained in the rut. A tradition so powerful that it has become synonymous with education. A tradition characterized by bookishness, busywork, and bibliographies -irrelevant to intellectual development and critical thinking but which has become a god to intellectual discipline thought to be the end rather than the means. A tradition not only powerless in the games of the establishment but which actually caters to it (and, thereby, sells out to it) in newly constructed but already cracked buildings called Campus Centers rather than Student Centers. A tradition not only contrary to but which by its very characteristics suppresses creativity In short, a tradition that professes to give but which is contradictory to a liberal arts education. How much longer can the academic community afford to enslave its·elf to this decadent tradition at the risk of suppressing everything that is true and honest? What, then, is the end of the valid and valuable liberal arts education? To teach man to think carefully, conscientiously, and critically not about what he is permitted to think about but about everything that there is to think about. To inoculate man not against bigotry, inhumanity, a'nd propaganda of one kind while forcing him to profess another, but to inoculate him against all kinds. I conclude with the words of Walter Kaufmann which I dare anyone, who thinks he cares, to read twice, "people who cherish their own freedom can ill afford to tolerate authoritarianism in their education." May 17, 1967 THE STA6 P•g• Five More Letters To The Editor Corrections? To the Editor · Being a member of the Fairfield University tennis team, I feel it my existential responsibility to comment upon certain aspects of Mr Paul Hughes' column (May 10, 1967). First and foremost, I suggest that the well-informed Mr Hughes exercise his feet before he exercises a typewriter. The "four brand new (and quite expensive) nets" are two in number How, Mr. Hughes, can these nets be considered equipment of the tennis team, per se? They are provided for the use of -each and every student at Fairfield (the Prep included, I might add) not just for the varsity team alone. Next, the "first class transportation" (with the exception of the Rider tournament) is provided 'by the team members. In a sense it is "first class," for this is the brand of team I believe we have. The "Utopian luxury" (full time ~oach) was possessed by every team on .. is year's schedul-e, with the exception i two (University of Bridgeport and 8acred Heart. One team, namely Holy Cross (N.B., a Jesuit institution) is under the able guidance of a top rankIng New England player (Nick Sharry) Sure, we were provided with an ample supply of tennis balls. However, one cannot wear a can of tennis balls during a match. This is where the main gripe of the team lies. We need personal tennis equipment (sneakers, shirts, shorts, racquet restringing, etc.) , not just nets and balls. The schools on our schedule see fit to provide these things. Why can' t Fairfield? Perhaps the powers that be (whoever they are, for no one seems to know) wish to keep this "minor sport" exactly that. If so, this is unfortunate. A R-espectfully yours, Brian Fitzgerald '69 Ray of Light To the Editor: Last week's Staglan4l (5/10/67) by Mr Paul Hughes very successfully shed the proper light on the Athletic Department and Director George Bisacca, for once giving a little credit where credit is due. It's so easy to bite the hand that feeds you and be ungrateful for the unselfish efforts of a few sincerely dedica ted people. Of course the tennis, track, soccer teams, etc. need a lot more help by way of equipment, financial subsidy and guidance. But as Mr Hughes so astutely pointed out, none of these needs can be fulfilled as long as the Athletic Department doesn't have its own money and must rely on the decisions of the University Budget Committee. \Vhy must George Blsacca and his department be so selfishly criticized and belittled for doing their utmost for Fairfield sports? Unfortunately, because Mr Hughes chose to show what is being done under the limited circumstances, many shortsighted readers will accuse him of defending an Athletic Department concerned solely with basketball, and still others will go so far as to att ack him as just not being aware of what these other Fair:fi·eld sports need. It doesn't require much insight to see that neither 'lolds much truth. There was obvious research in and ,-ommunication with the Athletic Department before the column was written. Such positive action is needed to offset the negative views of those sat·isfied with mere griping, grounded in more emotion than fact, which is only detrimental to a department which is lbend-ing over backwards for Fairfield sports. I personally would like to see all athletic teams at Fairfield eqipped as best as possible, but as was so correctly stated by Mr. Hughes, " ... such repeated pleas, along with numerous others which would bolster athletics at Fairfield have fallen on deaf ears." Is the Administration listening? Sincerely, John Hoffman, '68 White Wash To the Editor . After reading Mr Hughes' "report" on the state of athletics at Fairfield University, I can only conclude he is either trying to get the adminirotration off without taking responsibility for the present mess or just isn't cognizant of the facts. My own personal feelings are a combination of both. Having spoken to various players, obviously a technique of reporting ignored by Mr Hughes, I came to the conclusion that this article is a white wash. Just because the tennis team does well without a coach, does not preclude that the team does not need a full time coach. I believe tennis needs a coach to improve the individual player's performance. I would suggest speaking to members of that team ,before stating your "facts"?? My own reason for writing this letter is in defense of the track team. You stated, Mr. Hughes, that the chief problem with the track team is lack of interest. Have you consulted any students on campus other than your crystal ball? If you would leave the precincts of the STAG office you might, other than seeing daylight, acquire some pertinent facts on this matter If you had taken the trouble to int-erview the track team members you might have gotten the facts. If we had a place to practice during the winter we would have more guys out for the team. You can't practice when the gym is off limits whil-e the Preppies practice basketball. This eliminates the only place where running could be .possibly done while snow cov· ers the ground. Quite a few Frosh run· ners grew discouraged at the lack of sympathy that our pleas for a place to practice elicited from the Athletic Of· fice and quit. Later, when the season started, the remaining Frosh discovered that they would not be getting equipment, at least for a while. When they finally got the equipment it was found to be all but unusable. Thus the rest of the Frosh quit except for two out of a total of perhaps twenty to begin with. By the way, I'm still waiting for my flats to arrive, two months after ordering them, and with a week and a half of the season to go. Thus, it is not a lack of interest that keeps the track team in the doldrums. The simple fact is that the Athletic Office and the Administration just don't care a b o u t the track team. We are relegated to the scrap heap not by lack of student spirit, ·bUt rather, by sheer neglect. Therefore, Mr Hughes, please don't write any more articles pertaining to the situation of Athletics on campus. Your evident lack of depth in reporting eliminates you as a competent judge of the situation. Who's To the Editor · Respectfully, Joseph De Cresce '69 to Blame In Stagland (May 10) Paul Hughes ably pointed out that the existing problems associated with the Athletic Department do not find their roots in its personnel. The recent criticisms of minor sports should direct their fire at the NCAA rather than the Athletic Department of Fairfield University. If one was to carefully examine the structure of the NCAA they would find that it considers only three sports to lbe major· baseball, basketball, and football. The greatest emphasis in all university div: isiOn and co.llege division schools is placed on these three sports. Thus, the mere size of letters awarded to lettermen at Fairoeld conforms with the NCAA standards, that is, only basketball and baseball, major; track, go1f, tenrus, and soccer, minor At Fairfield only one sport is registered in the university division - that is basketball. Th-e other sports are registered as college division. ~he other criticisms should be directed at the University's fiscal program, and not at the Athletic Department. All the published criticisms aimed their remarks at lack "of's" which stem from the lack of sufficient funds, namely, coaches salaries, track conditions, limited equipment, and playing field conditions. The Athletic Department could raise its standards if, and only if, it was able to be separated from the University - that is, if the Athletic Association were allowed to become self-sufficient. All this can begin if a University fieldhouse were to be built, increasing the potential revenue of the A.A. But since this will take time, measures will have to be taken NOW to assure a continuence of our bulging Athletic Department. Our present program is growing as fast, if not fas,ter, than the University itself, through the dedication of Athletic Director George R. Bisacca. Decision for change does not lie in the Athletic Department, so I hope that the powers governing the atheletic program changes can have the foresightedness to enact a program to assist our Athletic Director, who has done so much to enhance the name of Fairoeld Univer, sity. I also hope that the negative criticism which has been so freely offered can be changed into constructive criticism based on fact not fiction. Losing To the Editor · Respectively, David Zola, '69 Patience The members of the tennis team fully appreciate the position of the Athletic Department and find ourselves in sympathy with it. In this light, we feel quite privileged to represent the only varsity team on campus that subsidizes itself (to the tune of $150 a year.) We appreciate the nets recently "donated," although we would all like to inquire for the nets left up all winter to brave the elements. Did they prove less sturdy than the team when faced with neglect? Our patience, as well as our strings and sneakers, is wearing thin. We have needed a coach desperately for years. We have needed a source of inspiration and organization that only a coach is able to provide, a source that no Eastern team on a par with us is without. What we do not need are poorly written, ill-informed articles that worsen our situation. Jack McKenna '68 Internal Freedom To the Editor Before I even arrived at Fairfield, I heard the rumor that within the next ten years, Fairfield would be considered the Notre Dame of the East, not in quantity but in quality. Just recently I came across an article in Harper's Magazine that dealt exclusively with N.D. Here are a few interesting quotes which I feel to be very applicable to our university "On its campus at the edge of South Bend, there are 6,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduates, as well as classroom buildings, dormitories, etc." This leaves quite a larger group of students to ,cope with than Fairfield has. "The dormitories, despite relaxed cur· few regulations," (which have been lifted for all but first semest-er freshmen), "and a greater reliance on individual responsibility - are still inhabited - and probaibly inhibited - by priests." "Undergraduates are demanding more respons,ibility - the right to have cars and ent-ertain women (the rules against drinking in the dormitories seem to be largely ignored)." In regards to whether N.D. can be the "university for the whole world," this is what was said. "Yet it is clear that the university, with its growing research programs, its ecumenical studies and conferences, its service projects in North American cities and in Latin American hamlets, its young theologians, its internal freedom, and its dynamic president, is taking the responsibility seriously." I personally feel that F.U is growing, although slowly, in its research programs, is broadening its ecumenical conferences gradually, is building up its service projects, is composed of many intelligible thinkers with important ideas (not calling them theologians), and has the capable administration and faculty (not singling out anyone) The question I am very puzzzled by is whether Fairfield has the "Internal freedom" to expand progressively outwards. Will Fairfield University become the Notre Dame of the East?' Respectfully, Richard J. Chlarappa, Jr. '70 Films Tonight Three historic opera "shorts" will be offered this evening at 8 p.m. in Gonzaga Auditorium. The films are in conjunction with the University's "Spring Festival" Films included in tonight's presentation are: Opera Program- excerpts 1915-1938 (Silent and Sound) with Geraldine Farrar, Mary Garden, Enrico Caruso, Nino Martini, Gladys Swarthont and Kirsten Flags tad. Highlights from Cannen - featuring Tito Gobi and the Rome Opera Company. Invitation to Music - Backstage at the 1950 Music Fe:.-tival of Florence, Italy - opera and ballet. After The Fall The Westport-Weston Community Theatre, frequent occupants of the University Playhouse, is currently in rehearsal for the first amateur production in the Eastern United States of Arthur Miller's "After The Fall." The show, which will be presented at University Playhouse, is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. May 26 and 27, and June 2, 3, 9, and 10. Tickets, regularly $2.75, are being offered to students at a special rate of $2.00. Reservations may be made at the Fairfield Camera Shop, P ost Road in Fairfield or by calling Mrs. Inge Van Gelder in Westport, 227-6120. .-T H·E- S:T.-A·G • 2 . -- " ~ -- .. --· -~- ! .. With Two Weeks To Go A Senior Looks Back EDITOR'S NOTE- This being the last issue of the school year, the STAG would like to take thls opportunity to congratulate and bid a fond farewell to the Class of '67. A member of thls graduating class revealed to us his feelings upon leaving Fairfield. We thought that perhaps they would be of interest to the rest of the Student body. Things go better with Michelob, Lowenbrau, Heineken, Schlitz, Turborg, Carlsberg, Miller's Schmitz. Come alive, they tell us You're in the soft-drink generation! That's close. Last year, while lecturing on that great man, John Stuart Mill, the man who knew how to read Greek and Latin in his eighth year, and who was never a boy, our teacher told us that he did not believe in overburdening his students because the students had a more important part of their intellects to develqp, and thus, needed time to be about other business than studies. I agree. And thus, in this inadequate summation of my feelings of the last four years, you will please forgive me if I seem to dwell too heavily on the seemingly irrational and insane. For, you sec, I feel that w.e come here as boys and for this brief span, must act like, and be treated like boys, while the boyhood is wearing off, and the manhood, whatf"'Vt>r that is, is creaping on. I remember, for example, the feeling of comradship I got when carloads of townies invaded the campus and the sym- Ray Gaboriault bolic Jesuit, after first having tried to dismiss them, told us to clean the bums off the campus, and we did. (I use the term rather losely, being weaker than most I only watched, but the feeling was there nevertheless) This feeling was often repeated in bars and basketball game and other places where it is god to have a brother. I remember the feeling of communion I got when my classmates opened themselves up to me, and I to them, telling things that could never happen to anyone else .and finding that we had these In common - hurts and joys. We always opened up, talking through the night until the birds started to sing, going to bed feeling very empty, yet to wake feeling very full. (All night, you are sick. Yes, by some standards.) I remember the feeling of loneliness over the ones who didn't make it. There was one who walked into his room, packed his bags, told his room- Deputy Grand Knight David Zola '69, and Grand Knight Jay Crane '68, relax together, after their recent election, at a Knights of Columbus picnic. 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They don't appear in the Manor, the official organ of beatification, but they are a part of us, however small, both those who deserved it (and there's always someone ready to decide this) and those who didn't (hoping for a moment that mistakes may be admitted, even with the perfect, and hoping that, for some, even in failure, there may still be some hope for passage) I will r emember lots of things about Fairfield, not now, when coerced into writing about them ("someone should do it") but later, in some other university, hung over on coffee and cigarettes from an assorted semi~all-nighter, (for studies naturally) while lying sleepless. They, the memories, will rise groaning from the bog out of which I cannot dredge them now The paper is pretty full (this issue anyway) And on the night before graduation, Kevin Kiernan's history will be fuller, and I hope, a hell of a lot funnier Fact Fi.nding Commi·tte~e Continued from Page 1 naire is to provide a source of facts with which thls progressive committe can judge life here and recommend revisions. Unified Body In calling for student .support of the new activity, Mr Wohlers remarked, "Many students have often criticized our Student Government as impotent, but now when our officers are trying to accomplish a definite result which is a benefit to all, it is imperative that the students support them. In t he past when our leaders sought revision of the regulations for our community, the administration knew that it was dealing with individuals - not a unified body If this situation continues, the complaints will find no solution·." "The time for a change," concluded the committee chairman, "is now." "When our student leaders attempt to discuss the problems with t he administration their effectiveness depends on student support.'' -May 17, 1967 U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT Internal Revenue Service MANY Professional and Technical POSITIONS In modern working environment for Day and Evening Graduating Seniors & Alumni Intensive Training and Career Opportunities in the Position of For Majors In lnterna~ Revenue Agent Accounting Professional Accounting position. Entrance Salary: GS-11, $9221, GS-9, $8218, GS-7, $7303, GS-5, $6387. Merit advancement to higher levels, plus within grade increme.nts. Positions in grades GS-5 thru II now availoble in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Boston. Positions in grades GS-5 and 7 now available ·in Buffalo, Albany, Hartford and most major cities in the United States. Will examine tax returns of corporations, partnerships, individuals, fiduciaries and other business enterprises. Experience required: Six years for grade GS-11 and five years fo grade G'S-9 of diversfied professional accountrnq or auditing work, a substantial portion of which provided emphasis on accounting for Federal Tax Purposes. GS-7 requires four years of professional accounting or auditing experience; or appropriate MS degree or superior academic achievement. G$..5 requires three years of similar experience. A Bachelor's degree which included 24 semester hours ·in accounting can be subsitituted for three years of such experience. For grades GS-5, 7, 9, payment will be made for travel and transportation expenses of new appointees to first post of duty. New entrance salary rates for GS-5, 7, 9 effective June 4, 1967. Positions ava~able for men and women. Interviewing in: Boston District Tel. George O'Toole (617) 223-6000 Manhattan District Tel. Hank Kramer (212) 264-21 13 Brooklyn District Tel. Ed. Luberoff (2 12 596-4489 or 4745 Hartford District Tel. Gregory Nisotis (203) 244-27 60 For further information contact yot~r COLLEGE PLACEMENT DIRECTOR POSITIONS AT GRADES GS-7, $6451 and GS-5, $5331: Revenue Officer All Majors Y.isit taxpayers from all walks of life. Examine records, obtain information regarding business situations, insure protec-tion of the taxpayer's and Government's interest. Positions available for both men and women. Prerequisite: Have received Rating on current Federal Service Entrance Examination. Tax Technican All Majors Specialists in resolving all kinds of Federal income tax questions not involving professional accounting ·issues. Conduct office ·interviews and corresponds with taxpayers to identify and explain tax issues. Positions available for both men and women. Prerequisite: Have received Rating on current Federal Service Entrance Examination. Special Agent ACCOUNTING, LAW, POLICE SCIENCE, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Special Agents of the Intelligence Division ·invesioigate willful evasions of Federal income, excise, estate, social security, wagering and other taxes. They play an important role in the nation's drive against organized crime. Positions available for men. Prerequ-isite: Must have 12 semester hours in accounting. Have received Rating on current Treasury Enforcement Agent test. . Appointments to the above positions, depending on applicant's availability will be immediate or upon graduafoio.n. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE An Equal Opportunity Employer May 17, 1967 ~··········································· ................ . Unfinished Business By Georre Deren STOP FOR A MOMENT As I start out I know this column will be especially difficult to write. It will be my last and therefore I would like it to be my lbest effort and at least to me the most significant. I wish I could sit down and relate, within the physical limitations allowed, the many thought I've had on a variety of topics. I'd like it to be possible to put down on paper all my experiences in a way that you the reader could sift through them and judge which ones you would want to pay attention to and use for your own purposes. But I'm afraid that they could never really be meaningful and they would remain just what they were in the beginning - mere words. The problem is, of course, that our experiences in life are so personal and subjective. And yet our place in this world can never be as isolated human beings, shut off from contact with the rest of existence, living each day for complete and pointless security and not caring what happens to the man next door or the soul around the globe. We are integrated with the rest of creation whether we like it or not. To the extent that wt> cooperate and make a conscious effort to belong - that is a subjective decision. This is related to the topic I would like to speak a·bout in this, my last column. I have to admit that I am frankly disturbed when I hear someone say as did Mr Reidy in last week's STAG, " I wouldn't stoop to their level; not even to talk with them. It makes me sick just to talk albout them." To me, this shows an extremely closed and narrow mind. It shows a person, perhaps, with more of a feeling of fear of communication than a feeling of conscious justification of his own views. But he is not alone. It typifies, I believe, this fear in all of us which prevents us from conveying expressions of love and understanding, charity and concern. It symbolizes our tendency to regard the many beautiful and worthwhile things we have in this world, a world divinely created, with cynicism and disbelief. It demonstrates the lack of confidence we have in seeking peaceful solutions to potentially disastrous situations and our inclination to use the human being not as an end but as the means to other, less-worthy ends. This way we have of kidding ourselves manifests itself on campus every day of the week. It shows when we criticize the eccentric and different behavior of fellow students. It shows when we refuse to see a person crying for help as one worthy of our time but rather someone to be tolerated and socially ostracized. So we must stop for a moment and ask ourselves several questions. What are we doing here at the University and why? What are our goals in life, our motivations, what do we consider valuaible to us and in our lives and why? How can we become more human in our approach to ourselves and therefore our fellow man? Has apathy and not empathy been our security? When we leave here will we enter society the solid, tradiHonal, double• breasted, letter-of-the-law Catholic? And will we allow the world the same world we constantly criticize - to stay the way it has been? All these answers are up to you and me. We'll never reach those answers so long as we allow obstacles, shallow and unimportant obstacles, to stand in our way whether they be skin color, ethical principles, or political beHefs. Can we afford to sit back complacently in our material institutions and know that some day our children will read in history books that in the state of Bihar •in India forty out of fifty million suffered from severe famine while the United States entertained the highest standard of living in the history of mankind? Or that distinct minorities were penned in disease-ridden slums while men on Wall St. debated the Stock Market and 5omething called property rights? This is our world to improve. These are our brothers in Christ we are dealing wit\). It will call for Love and in turn pain and sacrifice for without these elements it would not be an act of Love. So let us put our guns and petty hatreds, our unfounded jealousies and material concerns aside for a moment and dwell on the Supreme Sacrifice of Love that took place nearly 2,000 years ago. Lsn't that what Hfe is all about? GREAT!! THE FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE WILL BE OPEN ALL SUMMER AT REGULAR HOURS (9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Many New Items Arriving During Summer Months THE STAG Coordinate School Continued from Page 1 Fairfield because they recognize the University's respons~bility to both the men and women of today's world and consider this plan to be ~he most desirable form of joint education at this time. He also noted that if, for some reason, the coordinate college plan cannot be realized, the "Trustees will consider further exploration of other arrangements for implementing education for women at the higher level." The Very Rev. William c. Mcinnes, S.J., Fairfield Univer· sity's president, who said prel· imina.ry steps have been taken toward contacting some possible choices, expressed strong ap· proval of the coordinate college proposal. "We recognize," he said, "that for an educational institution to be true to itself and society in the twentieth century, we must become in· volved with the total communi· ty, both men and women." Father Mcinnes, explaining that the coordinate college plan is cons-idered an integral part of the University's new phase of development, said that both the Board of Trustees and the University administration are "enthusiastic about the dialogue with women's colleges which will result from Fairfield's action." The Trustee decision announced today follows five months of discussion at Fairfield University on the question of coeducation. Dul'ing this time, the over-125 faculty members and 1,500 male undergraduates tossed aJbout the pros and . cons of the issue at forums, in The STAG and through opinion polls, with tabulations indkating that a majority disapproved of coeducation but approved of a coinstitutional or coordinate arrangement. Oakroom Exhibition Opera singer, Enrico Caruso, probably the most famous tenor of all time, was also an artist of considerable talent. Two originals of his works - a self portrait sculptured in bronze, and a pen-and-ink self caricature -are currently on exhibit in a collection of opera memorabilia in the Oak Room. A large photograph of Caruso (from the Archives of the Metropolitan Opera Co~pany ) is also on di~play with such items as a six by seven foot painting of Metropolitan star Mary Garden; Donald Oenslager's original set and costume designs from the New York Opera presentation of Monteverdi's "Orfeo" photos and sketches of ancient opera stars from the last fifty years, from the collection of Metropolitan Opera historian William Seltsman; costumes worn by such great opera divas as GraceMoore, Geraldine Farrar, Olive Fremstad and Brenda Lewis from The Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition is one part of the University's annual Spring Cultural Festival - "A Salute to Opera on the Occasion of Claudio Monterdi's 400th Anniversary". Page Seven Trustees~ Statement The Board of Trustees of Fairfield University, having heal'd reports from the Administration, faculty and students concerning this problem, endorses the principle that joint educat·ion of men and women at the collegiate level is academically, ·culturally and socially desirable in our present age. In order to implement this principle, the Board recommends that a coordinate women's college be sought to join with _Fa~rneld University as soon as possible. We recognize at this time that tile coordinate system is the most desirable form for joint education and this should take precedence over any other possibility We recommend to the Administration, therefore, that it make an intensive and_ thorough effort to implement this program. If the possi:bHity of a coordinate women's college cannot be realized, we endorse the further exploration of other arrangements for implementing education tor women at the higher level. Such exploration should include the investigation of the creation of a women's college within the Univers- ity or full co-educat·ion under one organizational structure. We do not feel that either of these latter systems is as desirable as a coordinate college arrangement and hence do not wish to have this second implemented until' full in~ vestigation and exploration has been made for a coordinate college. . I~ is our re~ommendation that faculty and students be sufficiently notified in advance of any arrangements before they are made final. In accordance with Art. III. _Sec. 1, b, of the Student Government Constitution, . 1. Student A filed an appeal to the Supreme Court re : a se~Ies of c~puses given by a prefect for alleged offenses committed prevwus to and during .the Mardi Gras weekend, 1967. 2. A total of eight campuses bad been given two for not signing in on Friday night; two for not signing in on Saturday night; - two for insubordination, - two for improper conduct The student appealed the two for insubordination on the grounds that they wer-e imposed for exactly the same signing in and the two for improper conduet on the same grounds. ' 3. The Supreme Court convened to sit on the case on March 9, 1967 Its disposition was: · a. The two campuses for insubordination were upheld on the. grou~ds th~t, ~is request for permission to sign out being demed, his actiOn m proceeding with his intentions did constitute a separate offense of insubordination. . b. !he two campuses for improper conduct were rescinded. Th1s actiOn lby the Court is not to be construed as condonation of the act of staying overnight at a motel on a social weekend. It is merely the Court's condonation of Student A in this case, since there has not •been a clearly defined and enforced policy on this matter on the part of college authorities. c. T~e Court interprets the act of staying overnight in a motel durmg a social weekend as a clear and definite violation of Student Handbook injunction against conduct "detrimental to the n_ame of the University." (p. 18) It therefore instructs the _o_ffice of Student Services to take all suitable means to publicize and enforce this interpretation. 4. The Court's decision was unanimous. - PETE SEEGER On The Guitar And Banjo JUNE 18, 7:30 P.M. Staples High School, Westport, Conn. Benefit: World Affairs Center Tickets: $1.50, Students $2.50, Adul.ts FAIRFIELD LAUNDROMAT POST ROAD, FAIRFIELD Now pick up on Wedneaday & Friday and delivera on Friday & Wedneaday At Mra. Brown'• Office .Near The Mail Boxea THE BEST IN LAUNDERING WE FOLD 'EM. TOOl Ph 102 Ph 115 Friday, May 19 9:20A.M. Ph 153 Ph 182 1:20 P.M. Ec 12 (Fr. Hohmann) Ma 112 En 102 (Mr. Riel) Psy 166 Hi 52 (Dr . .A!bbott- 30320 Psy 168 So 12 Ac 12 Saturday, May 20 9:20A.M. Hi 164 Ac 162 (Mr. Fitzpatrick) Ed 141 Psy 12a 1:20 P.M. Gm 192 Ma 102 Go 12 Ps 16 Go 158 (03033) Psy 16 Hi 158 (03033) Monday, May 22 9:20A.M. En 12 Fa 161 En 26 1:20 P.M. Ac 112 Gr 12 Bi 82 Hi 52 (Dr. Abbott -10101) Ch 12 Ps 82 Ch 16 Ps 86 Ch 82 Psy 171 Tu~day, May 23 Ed 145 Fr 22 Fr 32 Gm 12 Ac 102 Bu 142 (Mr. O'Neil) Bu 144 9:20A.M. tGm 32 Sp 12 Sp 22 1:20 P.M. La 10 Ec 12 (Mr. Duchesneau) Ec 132 La 12 Ma 16 Ma 152 Ps 127 Psy 148 Ru 22 En 102 (Dr. Rinaldi) En 152 ( 40404) Gm 112 Gr 124 Hi 152 So 166 Sp 182 Til 181 (40404) Wednesday, May 24 9:20A.M. Til 15 Til 25 Til 143 Bl 12 Bu 162 Oh 24 Ch 112 Ch 162 Ec 105 (02202) En 152 (02202) En 196 Fr 182 Gm 172 Go 132 Thusday, May 25 Bu 126 Ec 182 En 121 Gr 22 Bi 131 Fa 151 Ph 191 1:20 P.M. Hi 82 Hi 122 Hi 132 Hi 1.54 .Ma 132 Ma 172 Ps 186 Ru 32 So 164 Sp 152 Th 181 (02202) Ma 12 Ma 14 Ma 22 1:20 P.M. Go 158 (60550) 9:20A.M. Bu 112 (60550) Bu 122 Hi 52 (Mr. Baehr - 60550) !Hi 126 Bu 142 (Mr. Pinkman) Ec 105 (60550) En 116 En 132 Fr 138 Hi 158 (60550) Ph 132 Ps 84 Sp 32 Ac 132 Bi 111 Hi 16 Friday, May 26 9:20A.M.Ph 136 Ps 172 Bi 160 Bu 112 (54040) Ec 12 (Dr. Walters) Ec 124 En 144 En 172 Saturday, May 27 Bi 152 Bu 172 1:20 P.M. Fr 12 Hi 172 Hi 194 It 12 So 14 En 164 Go 112 9:20A.M. Bu 173 Ch 122 Hi 52 (Dr. McCarthy) Hi 166 Ch 174 La 22 En 111 So 182 1:20 P.M. Ac 162 (Mr. Connelly) Go 122 Bi 84 !Hi 52 (05065 - Mr. Baehr) Bu 132 Hi 192 Ec 12 (Fr. Devine) La 112 Ec 110 Ps 188 En 102 (05065) - Dr.iR.inaldi) Psy 1.32 En 125 Til 142 THE STAG Summer Seminar Planned A new seminar program, constructed to examine current practice and critical issues of urban planning in Connecticut, will be offered here at Fairfield this summer, according to Mr Richard J. Kinney, di~ctor of the University's Bureau of Business and Public Administration. Entitled "Ideas and Issues in Urban Planning," the course will be on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., June 1 through July 27, and will be held in the Campus Center. The nine sessions will have a double focus, explained Mr. Kinney. "It will aim at informing municipal officials, planning and zoning commission members, zoning board of appeals representatives, and other interested citizens about recent occurrences in the field of planning," he said. He pointed out that the course also will examine "some critical issues" that are being faced by many Connecticut communities and investigate what has been done, what is being done and what should be done "to enhance the livability of urban areas." The subject matter for the nine-session course will be centered around presentations by planning experts and critics who will discuss various planning projects. The evening's topic will then be opened for discussion to the participating class members. The moderator for each session will be Mr. Marshall. L. Winston, a city planner with the Raymond & May firm, New Haven. Dr. Winston, who has been designated to serve on an education subcommittee of the New England Chapter of the American In:,-titute of Planners, will guide the course discussions to effect a thorough examination of each topic. A partial list of speakers who will t a k e part in the course at the University is: J.une 1: Albert B. Morgan, Area Development Manager for the Connecticut Light and Power Company, who will speak on "Succe:.-sful Promotion of Industrial Development in Suburban Communities." June 8: Harry D. Williams II, Fairfield County's largest developer, to speak on "Clustering Residential Development." June 15: Samuel W. Pine, Associate Partner of Raymond & May Associates, planning consultants, formerly Planning Director for the City of Norwalk, who will discuss "Apartment Development in the Suburbs." June 22: Earl H. Rush, Fairfield Town Planner, will speak on "The Need for Aesthetic Controls in Urban Development." June 29: Daniel A. Foley, New Canaan Town Planner, will disCUl>-s "New Directions in Zoning and Subdivision Controls." Also on June 29, State Representative Norris L. O'Neill of West Hartford will present his views on "Large Lot Zoning." The red hot bat of Fairfield's John Walsh has accounted for a triple and two home runs in the last two games, both round trippers coming in a perfect four hit performs.nce against Fairleigh Dickiruion. Track Team Loses First Meet To Hofstra After basking in the success of victory for two consecutive meets, Fairfield Univer:;ity's track team was jarred back to earth by a crushing 94-45 defeat at the hands of Hofstra. The Long Islanders, a perennial track powerhouse, proved that they are the team to be reckoned with in the upcoming championship meets as they administered a thorough drubbing to the Stags, limiting them to only five victories and scattered seconds. There were some bright points, however, especially the performance of J. C. Dennis, who captured three of the Stags' five first places. In addition to taking the high jump and broad jump, Jim set a new school standard of 41' 7" in the triple jump, breaking his own record which he set against Adelphi. The other Stag firsts were scored by Jim Garrity, who C's Top Continued from Page 10 one point all season. Outside center Bob Ellis was the first to score as he ran wide on a sweep, then cut in for a 15 yarder. Jay "Hot Foot!' Crane, chalking up 4 more points for the season, got his first two on the follow up conversion, and the Stags led 5-0. The eager Pups pressed Manhattan back into their own territory many times, but were otten held at bay as a result of well placed fly kicks by the Manbattan fullback. These kicks were not enough, however, to contain the Stag offense as "Fatty" Bob Maher scampered in for a score after getting the ball on a l o o s e Softball Continued from Page 10 Tuesday, Jim Magnuson of C-3 combined with the brilliant fielding of his te.ammates to. pitch a one-hitter and defeat R-2 1-0. Tony DePaolis's single brought Howie Emond in to score to account for the only run of the game. The next day Campion 4 turned the tables on C-3 and swamped "the Bumsmen" 11-0. Jerry Cosker pitched the shutout for C-4 and received hitting support from the entire team. sped to a 10.1 clocking in the 100 and also took first in an exciting and close 220. The remainder of the Stag scoring was done by George Train and Joe DeCresce in the distance events, Bill Cibulsky in the high hurdles and javelin, John Mezzanotte in the weights, Norm Balthasar in the low hurdles, and Rich Fitzgerald in the 440. Despite this defeat, the Stag cindermen have given a good account of themselves so far this season as their record now stands at 2-1. With three meets remammg against Southern Connecticut, U.B., and New York Tech, the Stags have a fine shot at their first .500 or better season in years. Some of the cindermen were also rated fine chances to take medals at the Collegiate Track Conference championships held Saturday at C. W. POb-t. Manhattan serum. Crane's toe hit the mark again giving Fairfield a 10-0 lead. The final tally came as the "Little Red" pushed the New Yorkers back to their own goal. Serum half Kirt Schlichting pickked up a loose ball on the two and dove in for three more points. Befure the game ended, other individual performances were seen by hard running Joe "Snagglepuss" Sindt, hard hooking Bill Connoley and hard-hearted Mike Fox who was "frozen out" the entire game;· So the C team closed out the season untied and unscored with a big 13-0 victory over Manhattan Rugby Club. NEED EXTRA GASH? Gentlemen: We have part time jobs available where you can earn $66.00 for a .20 hour week. Full time opportunity avai~ble during the summer. FOR INFORMATION Can 334-0786 Ext. 2 Mon. & Thurs. ONLY- after 2:00P.M. Mr. PeiJi.grino May 17, 1967 THE STA G Page Nine Intramural Champions By EDWARD WILLIAMS By ROBERT SILLERY The intramural ping-pong and pool tournaments held this week served only to tighten the al- As another school year approaches its final days, it ready extremely close compewould be a good idea to look back on this past year in titian for the yearly corridor Fairfield sports, looking at bot h the highlights and dis- championships. appointments. Allie Vestro succes,-fully de- The two big stories during the fall season were the blossoming of the new football club and the development of a vastly impJ'IOved soccer squad. Although the record is no indication of their achievement, the Fairfield University Football Club, under the direction of dedicated president Paul Barnes, had a very successful season. In their first year of battle, the gridiron men did not fare well on the scoreboard, as they ended up with an 0-5-1 record. But, the big story lies in the fact that the club, privately run by the students of the University, grossed a net income of 2,100 dollars, for their first year's work. (flhe soccer team, in its third year as a varsity sport, compiled its best r ecord at 5-6 for the year. Under the capable leadership of Jim Kuhlman, a dedicated and hard working coach, the Stag hooters played outstanding ball. Great things are hoped of next year's team, as most of the members will be returning. The winter season saw the basketball team face its toughest schedule, ending up with a respectable 12-9 record. Coach George Bisacca had expected great things f rom this year's team, but at the start of the year he encountered the first of his many problems. At the return in the fall, Mr. Bisacca discovered that he would be without the services of his star senior forward Jimmy Brown, who was forced to leave school due to academic deficiencies. He thus lost his major scoring punch and had to revamp his entire offensive plans. fended his ping-pong crown as he repeated last year's triumph over Lou Canepa of C-3. Vestro's dominating style of play was too much for Canepa to overcome, as Allie took t he be::.-t three-out-of five in three straight, 21-14, 22-20, and 21-13. Fred Beyer of R-2 took third. The pool title was won by soph Pete Flattery of G-2 in an exciting contest with runner- up Pete Maher of R-2. Flat tery dropped the first match but then roared back to take the next two games to sew up the vi c t o r y. He displayed a smooth, sure stroke and fine ball control in chalking up the win. Pre-tournament favorites John Durr and Steve Grimes were victims of upsets, with Durr f i n i s h in g third while Grimes fell by the wayside early in t he competition. The race will ultimately be decided in softball, where R-2 has been eliminated, giving C-4 a shot at the title if they can take at least a second. The awards will be given tonight at the Varsity Awards Banquet in the Campus Center. P ete F lattery -Pool- Allie Vestro - Ping·Pong - Tennis Team Takes Third In Rider Cup The Fairfield University tennis team finished third in the annual Rider Invitational Tennis Tournament in Trenton last weekend. The Stags' double team of Brian Fitzgerald and Gary Cochran received first seed in t he tourney and showed it was worthy of the p~-ition as the two sophomores swept aside all competition to win the doubles title. After defeating LIU in the first round, Fitzgerald and Cochran met a h a r d serving team from Hofstra and won in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. By winning this match, Fitzgerald and Cochran advanced to the finals and met the Rider doubles who they defeated in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5. Each team won service in the final set for the first t e n games and the score was 5-5. At this point Fairfield broke Rider's serve and won the eleventh and twelfth games and the set 7-5. Fairfield's Steve Smith received f o u r t h seed in fir:,-t singles draw and was being ousted in the semi-finals by Steve Turner of LIU. Turner who is the 15th ranking East Coast player defeated Smith in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. In the second singles draw, Fairfield's Ben Hill met first seeded Bob Zeah of Rider and lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. On the whole, the season was a disapp.ointment to many people, but the most important fact was that the fans stayed behind the team all year. Next. year's team, combined with the fine frosh of this year - Wayne Gibbons, Frank Magaletta et. al. - should be a vastly impr oved club. Many Stags are waiting to see just how they will fare against such powerhouses as Houston and Dayton, but only time will tell. After the snow cleared away, coach Donald Cook began practices for what he considered to be the "best baseball team in Fairfield's history." After jumping off to a quick 5-1 record, he too ran into many problems and the team is now fighting to stay above the .500 mark. The weather did not help much as it forced many games to be p ostponed, with the team facing an almost unbelievable five games in four days this week. SPORTS PERSONALITY As the y said in Brooklyn years ago - "W ait till next year." With the return of at least six starters, next year's team should be one of the best in New England. The team which has surprised everyone this year was the fabulous golf team which so far has compiled a perfect dual meet record of 11-0. They won the coveted Metropolitan Conference, and were all set for the New Englands. However, they had some tough luck and could do no better than eighth place. Next year's team is expected tot keep its winning ways, as th e re will be many returning membe rs from this year's team, includin g former Connecticut Sta te School Boy Champ, Ted Coia, junior Joe Paisa and soph J ack McConnach ie. The "controversial" tennis team had a fine season as they completed another winning year. The highlight of the year was last Saturday when the racquetmen coped third place in the Rider Cup Invitational. Fairfield fared well as Brian Fitzgerald and Gary Cochran took first place in the doubles match. The track team is also on its way to its most successful season. They have been victorious in two out of three meets and last week took fifth place in the Intercollegiate Conference meet, as James Dennis took two first places. The biggest disappointment has been from the student body. It is hoped that next year more support will be given to a sport which has made Fairfield proud on many occasions. Tonight, the Athletic Department will honor all its athletes in the annual Letter Banquet. The Student Government is charging nothing for the dinner and yet only 184 tickets have been "sold" . What h appened to a ll the support for which the Stags h ave been knotwn? Now that the season is near over, all the Stags sh ould at least come to the dinner and give t heir a thle tes the reco gnition which they deserve. By ROBERT SILLERY Every standoff playing for a t eam which must opp~-e the Fairfield Rugby Club this spring fears the freckled face of Fairfield wing forward Tim Rabbitt. Tim has impressed numerous opponents with his persistents hustle and aggressive defense, as he consistently booms into their backfield to block kicks and drive ballcarriers to the turf with his jarring tackles. Tim is famous for his a::.-tute knowledge of the game. Teammates note that he loves to show off rugby's finer points to less knowledgeable players. The hard-fighting senior was captain of the team during the fall seasc.n. He played an instrumental part in leading the squad to their outstanding autumn record and has also been playing excellent ball so far this spring. The aggressive senior has also excelled in several other sports. He starred on the court for Cathedral High in Springfield, Mass., and played intramural basketball for Regis Ground, displaying an amazing collection of moves and a deadly shot. Tim has also been very active in politics, serving as campaign manager to aspiring candidates on many occasions and lending a sympathetic ear to complainers on the grievance committee of the Student Government. Tim's personality has had Tim Rabbitt much to do with his rugby success as friends agree that his aggressiveness and desire to excel have made him the player that he is. The pugnacious senior is known for his crackling wit and wise remarks, and plays an important role in the success of the ruggers' postgame parties. Tim is an economics major and after graduation plans to enter the Marine Corps. After long and careful consideration, all Tim's acquaintances agree that if he continues to exhibit the hustle and desire he shows on the field, he is bound to be as outstanding a success in his chosen field as he is in Rugby. Baseball vs Stonehill Thursday - Home Page Ten THE STAG Have A Nice Va.ca.tion May 17, 1967 Baseball Team Defeats Queens Loses To Southern & Fairleigh By BILL D' ALESSANDRO The Stags held on to a .500 percentage win-lose record this past week by beating Queens College, this year's Knickerbocker champions, while losing to Fairleigh Dickinson a n d Southern Connecticut. Walsh Wallops 2 Homers John Walsh led Fairfield's hitting attack. In the 10-5 defeat at the hands of Fairleigh Dickinson, Walsh went four for four with two home runs, and three REI's. Fairfield scored in the top of the first when Jim Bolger walked, stole second and came home as Walsh singled in his first run. FDU came back in the third inning, scoring five runs, three on a home run by Mike Costello. Despite Walsh's continued slugging, the Stags never regained the lead. Frank Mahoney was the losing pitcher. He was relieved by Rick D' Amore and Mike Hermida who made his first appearance of the season. Queens Game Against Queens the Stags put together a fine offensive effort to win 8-5. Queens came into the gam e with an 11-2 record. In the second inning Fairfield put on a two out rally with consecutive singles by John Walsh, Dennis Hurlie, and Bill Granata. Pete Gillen then smacked a two base hit completing the three run frame. Three more runs in the sixth gave Fairfield enough of a lead to last the game. Barney Monks and Jim Bolger walked. John Walsh again stroked the big bat for a triple and scored himself on an error. Pitcher Ted Symeon won the game w i t h late inning help from Frank Mahoney. Southern Game Southern Connecticut threw the nation's number one rated pitcher, Rusty Brooder, against Fairfield and the Stags succumbed 5-0. Brooder has allowed one run in forty innings pitched. He gave up just three Four For Teams Softball Battle Title By JIM MAGNUSON Undefeated Gonzaga 3 and the once-beaten teams of Campion 4, Loyola 2 and Regis 1 advanced to the final phase of competition in softball intramurals during the week and will match each other until the champion is decided in the double elimination tourney With alternating days of good and bad weather the teams managed to play eleven games during the week and, in the process, eliminate the weaker teams until only four remained in the tournament. Unbeaten G-3 led the charge as it won two big games. On Tuesday, G-3 met a tough C-4 team and defeated them 9-4. George Wrobel led his floormates to the victory and rapped out two timely hits. Following this game, Gonzaga 3 played Loyola 2 in a battle of the unbeatens. Once again George Wrobel played well as he and Bill Murphy both homered to give their team a 8-3 win. Regis 1 rebounded from its initial loss two weeks ago and pounded out two wins. In t heir first game, the men of Regis 1 edged L-3, 7-4. An error by the catcher gave Regis 1 two runs in the seventh and put R-1 out of L-3's reach. Later in the week, Jim Gruschow pitched a fine shutout and Charlie Phillips walloped two tremendous home-runs as Regis 1 crushed Gonzaga 1 11-0. hits, singles to Barney Monks, Jim Bolger, and Al Vestro. Brad Behan took the los:;;. Behan started strong, striking out six of the first ten men, but gave up two runs in the fourth and fifth innings and one in the seventh. The Stags, now nine and nine, face Stonehill today on Alumni Field. Stag second sacker P ete Gillen watches the Queen's right fielder scramble for his double as he rounds first base. The "Red Snapper's" blast scored Dennis Hurlie, shown crossing the plate, aml Bill Granata.. Ruggers A's Tie; Split With Manhattan B's Lose; C's By JACK MARA The score of the A game Saturday afternoon was 3 to 3, yet it was hardly indicative of t h e "rookum-sockum" brand of Rugby played that day The Fairfield Veterans played probably their best game of the year as t h e y evenly matched the Manhattan squad of English or Scottish Ruggers. As usual, the contest between Fairfield and Manhattan was one of speed and spirit against experience and fineae. "Tiny" Hustles in A Game It would be unfair to say that the Stags outplayed the Manhattan squad, yet it seems as if the r eal action in the game was provided by the red jer:sies. This can be evidenced by the outstanding play of forwards Chris Grauert and Tiny Smith who not only managed to hustle in the serum but who also came up with timely offensive runs. In one instance Tiny litterally ran "through" the Manhattan serum and then booted a fine kick for touch. Langan Drives for Score The backfield also kept the de termined Manhattan Vets on the defensive. Hard working hooker John Swanhaus managed to get the ball out and into the eager awaiting hand of serum half Jay Kirwin. Jay's accurate passes to fellow "SeaRanch" senior Mik~ Kelly kept the Stag backs on the move for a good portion of the game. Then as the Stags began to press on the Manhattan twenty, rookie John Langan picked up the ball and stole the show with a h a r d driving rtm to paydirt. The hard working Stags were soon caught off guard themselves however, when a Manhattan wing running on a sweep to the outside managed to swing to the farside and run 45 yds. for the equalizer Victorious Much of the rest of the game was played on Manhattan territory as the determined Fairfield squad sought in vain to come up with another tally The final score 3-3 hardly did justice to the Fairfield team, especially to t h o s e retiring seniors who gave it that extra something that the Stags are often capable of. B's Lose The B game can actually be told in a few words. Manhattan simply had too much experience and even more, too much finesse for the Stags No. 2 team to cope with. Their strong serum enabled them to win both the lineouts and the serums, a n d as a result, to stay for the most part on the offensive. The first Manhattan score came on a penalty kick called against Fairfield for being off sides. Manhattan converted for three quick points. The next score came on a short cutback to the inside of a loose serum by their stand off. The last tally in the one sided scoring came on a twenty yard run by the outside center. Although the Fairfield squad was not able to contain the Manhattan team completely, they did have some fine moments of their own. Wing forward Paul McGrath played very aggressive defense as did Steve Carre. Bob Manney kept the Stags offensive hopes glimmerIng as he scampered off on one of his pattened "freight train" nms for 35 yds. Bart Franey In his las t appearance a,s a Fairfield Rugger commanded everyone's respect with some fine all around Rugby. Yet the efforts were not quite enough and Manha ttan emerged a 9-0 victor C's Stay Unscored Upon Campion 3 had an amazing week of ups and downs. On Continued on Page 8 The "C" team charges down field for another score in the rugby game against Manha.ttan R.F.C. last Saturday. Again the C game can be summed up, but in even fewer words. They did it again! Playing the consistent ball that has kept the C's winners all season, the Fairfield P ups score heavily without relinquishing Continued on Page 8
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|Title||Stag - Vol. 18, No. 26 - May 17, 1967|
|Date||May 17 1967|
|Description||The Stag, the official student newspaper of Fairfield University, was published weekly during the academic year (September - June) and ran from September 23, 1949 (Vol. 1, No. 1) to May 6, 1970 (Vol. 21, No. 20).|
|Notes||A timeline for Fairfield University student newspapers is as follows: The Tentative, Nov. 7, 1947 - Dec. 19, 1947; The Fulcrum, Jan. 9, 1948 - May 20, 1949; The Stag, Sept. 23, 1949 - May 6, 1970; The University Voice, Oct. 1, 1970 - May 11, 1977; The Fairfield Free Press & Review, Sept. 10, 1970 - Apr. 24, 1975; The Fairfield Mirror, Sept. 22, 1977 - present.|
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|Publisher||Students of Fairfield University|
|Place of Publication||Fairfield, Conn.|
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Vol. 18 No. 26 Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut May 17, 1967
Coeds Come To Fairfield
COORDINATE SCHOOL PLANNED
The Board of Trustees and Fr. William C. Mclnnf>s pause for a relaxing moment during last
Friday's Boanl Meeting. With Fr. Mcinnes are, seated, l\lr. James v. Birkenstock (left) and
Mr. Herman W. Steinkraus a.nd standing (left to right) Mr. Martin F. Burke, Mr. Paul F.
Nachtmann, Mr. Alex Ross, Mr. James V. Joy aml ~Ir. \Varren J. Faust,
By BENOIT POISSON and
A move to liberalize Campus
Center dress regulations was
narrowly defeated at a recent
meeting of the Student Legislature.
Bill proponent Albert
Mariani yielded the floor to
Thomas Truscinsky who explained
the bill and cited the
survey he took favoring the
change in attire.
88% - Informal
Mr. Truscinsky's survey indicates
that 88% of the 145 students
polled favored informal
attire at all evening meals .. H e
a lso stated that if the purpose
of the "formal attire" was to
"impress visitors" that it was
ineffective because it came at
the wrong time of the day.
Speaking for the Minority,
Robert Carpenter cited a poll
which he took supporting the
dress regulations as they currently
stand. As one point of
Thomas Ross argued "that our
attire should befit the much
improved dining facilities in the
new campus center "
After a heated debate the bill
was voted down for lack of a
Gerald Salomone's special
privilege bill was accepted
overwhelmingly by the body
Gerald Solomone stresses a point of his "Special Privileges
Bill" to contemplative colleagues at the legislature meeting.
The motion retained all the provisions
of James McGovern's
bill but made the requirements
much more liberal.
Any second semester sophomore
automatically becomes eligible
and does not lose his
privileges because of a campus.
Mr. Solomone was questioned
about this provision and he rebutted
that "a campus is not
a fair indicator of what kind of
a student you are." A compromise
amendment was proposed
by Dennis Donovan, but falled
to get the necessary two-third
The bill was voted on after
some discussion and passed.
The majority leader introduced
a measure which would
provide for a method of inforcement
for the collection of activity
fees. A provision which
would allow the Attorney General
to inform the parents of
non-payment was deleted in an
amendment by Ronald Mitchell.
The bill was then accepted.
Michael Bocchini had the
rules suspended so that his appointents
could be approved.
Frederick Heissenbuttel was
appointed chairman of Publications
on the executive board,
while Mardi Gras '68 co-chairmen
Anthony Labesky and John
Tabellione w e r e approved.
James Nicksa was given the
Continued on Page 4
Fairfield University will seek an existent women's
college to share the University's campus, according to
an official decision today by ·the Board of Trustees.
To implement the plan, the University will give
the selected women's institution a 30-acre tract of its
campus worth approximately a half million dollars.
By CHUCK ANGELO
:Many students who live on
campus have found faults in
the administration's present
system of r egulations, yet few
have attempted to alleviate this
The announcement of this action,
a first for a Catholic institution,
was made known by
the Fairfield University Board
of Trustees in a statement endorsing
the principle that "joint
education of men and women at
the colleg·iate level is academically,
culturally and socially desirable
in our present age."
The Trustees' decision empowers
the University administration
to actively seek a women's
college to invite to Fairfield
University and establish
itself as a coordinate college.
Under this arrangement, each
institution would retain its own
"Action" is the motto of Stu- identity and administration but
dent Government Vice Presi- would share faculties and fadent
Thomas Colucci's Fact- cilities.
The committee has been ini·
tiated in order to evaluate our
present system. Under the
chairmanship of John Wohlers
'69 it has taken this problem
seriously and is now striving to
accomplish a ~finite result
where apathy once was prevalent.
Efforts have been concentrated
on the formation and tabulation
of a questionnaire which
has as its goal a nationwide
appraisal of campus life at
other colleges. This que,;tionnaire
covers the areas that contribute
to the often conflicting
situation at Fairfield. The
topics of the questions range
from sign-ins to the evaluation
of a pass or fail marking
system in the required subjects
of Theology and Philosophy
The purpose of the questionContinued
on Page 6
A representative of the Trustees,
who stressed the need for
esta!blished educational centers
of excellence, spoke of the rapidly
increasing number of small
women's colleges in the United
States, especially those affiliated
with the Catholic Church.
Outlining the pressures placed
upon these small institutions,
the spokesman said that "increasingly
from growing state universities,
inability to raise tuitions high
enough to meet operating costs,
the struggle to obtain Federal
funds, rising faculty salaries
and other factors, would cause
many of the small women's colleges
to cease operation within
the next decade."
The spokesman said that the
Trustees, who believe that the
future of Catholic higher education
is in "consolidation rather
than fragmentation," support
the coordinate college plan at
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Junior Class members Timothy 1\fcMla.nus and Paul Greeley
were recently appointed co-chalnnen of the Second Annual
Homecoming Weekend to be held on November 10, 11, and 12.
Plans will surround the Providence football game, while in·
eluding a semi·formal dance, concert, and Sunday event.
Page Two THE STAG
After thorough and exhaustive
consideration of the pro's and
con's of coeducation, the Board
of Trustees has reached a decision
which will radically change
the structure of Fairfield University.
The STAG feels that the decision
to coor dinate Fairfield with
a women's college was made in
the best inter ests of the entire
community. We look forward to
Fairfield's continued and accelerated
growth in the near and new
Such a momentous decision was
made only after careful consideration
of the views expressed by
the various segments of the community
- students, faculty and
administration. A large portion of
the faculty and administration
voiced hope in the establishment
of a co-institutional setup, while
more than half the student body
favored co-institut ion in the Student
This new system promises to
more adequately fulfill the role
of the University academically,
socially and cultur ally. Academic-ally,
Fairfield will benefit substantially
by coordinating with an
already established women's college
of sound academic standing.
Socially, the change will effect
great strides in ridding Fairfield
of its long berated artificial atmosphere.
The more complete social
environment will facilitate
the end of the traditional "weekend
exodus." Culturally, women
will provide a fresh point of view
which will enable Fairfield to better
fulfill its role as a true liberal
Practically speaking, the transference
of a reputable women's
college to Fairfield will avoid the
tedious process of assimilation
necessitated by any other acceptance
of female students other
than the co-institutional plan.
Although the details have not
been thoroughly determined, we
hope that the decision to make
Fairfield a coordinated institution
will reap the fullest rewards possible.
Most importantly, the fine
tradition that has been Fairfield's
should be continued and built
upon. It is especially in this sense
that we welcome this change.
Letters To The Editor
To the Editor:
The eventful meeting of the student
legislature which was held last Thursday
night pointed up to me a basic
question concerning representatives here
at Fairfield. The Campus Center dress
regulation bill was defeated by a close
vote and a number of students began to
question whether or not they had been
considered. Two polls were offered as
evidence - contradicting each other.
Which one was right? But that is not
the real question in my mind: Who are
the "representatives" representing?
Ours i-s not a complicated body but
our constitution says that the legislative
branch will "insure for each member
of the student community a just representation
in the affairs of the designated
government of that community .
(Art. II sec. I)
I think a clarmcat ion is necessary on
the question. Were the representatives
elected so that they could exer cise their
BOARD OF DmECTORS
Chairman of the !5oard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Hughes
Editor in Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lynch
Editorial Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ... . Michael Muilln
Associate Editorial Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurence Pnld'homme
Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Callahan
Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Kohler
NEWS: Jay Doolan. SPORTS: Edward Williams. FEATlJIU!:S: Ralph
Kister. ART: Peter DeLisa. PHOTOGRAPHY: Thomas Quaekenbush.