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ganizes an advisory system by which entering upperclass women are
assisted, during registration and throughout the year, to establish
themselves in the unity of the University. The Vocational Conference
Committee arranges each year for a series of meetings and speakers
upon vocations open to women, and particular stress is laid upon the
preparation which women may make in the University for these

The Judiciary Council is the self-government branch of the
Women's League. This Council has charge of such matters of con-
duct and House regulation as are referred to it by the Board of
Directors of the Women's League and the Dean of Women.

The University Musical Society

The University Musical Saciety is a body corporate, organized
under Article 171 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1903, entitled
"An act for the incorporation of associations not for pecuniary
profit." Its purpose is "to cultivate the public taste for music and
afford opportunities for the acquisition of musical knowledge and
skill," and to this end it is empowered to establish and maintain "a
school of music, a choral society, an orchestra, and to give public
concerts." Its membership is limited to the original incorporators and
officers and graduates of the University. Its fees for tuition, concerts,
etc., are placed at the lowest possible point compatible with sound
business principles, the financial side serving but as a means to an
artistic and an educational end.

The University School of Music. — The University School of
Music, situated in Ann Arbor, gives systematic instruction in vocal,
instrumental, and theoretical music, such as the University does not
undertake to provide. It possesses an ample and highly trained fac-
ulty. Students above the rank of freshmen in the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts, of the University may, with the permis-
sion of the head of the department of Music in the University, elect
not to exceed two hours per semester of practical music in the School


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of Music to count towards the University degree. Catalogues may
be obtained by addressing Professor A. A. Stanley, Director, The
University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The University Symphony Orchestra. — A complete orchestra
of about sixty members from the University and the School of Music
receives thorough training under the head of the Violin Department
of the School of Music. It gives several public concerts during
the year.

The University Choral Union is an organization of students
and others, for study and practice of choral music under the direction
of the professor of music in the University, and for the promotion
of general music culture. It is one of the largest student musical
organizations in the world. Each year it takes part in the Annual
May Festival by contributing several of the larger choral works.

Under the auspices of the University Musical Society the follow-
ing courses of concerts are announced for the year 1920-192 1 :

Choral Union and May Festival Series
pre-festival concerts
I. Oct ig, 19^* Sextette from the Metropolitan Opera Company,
in a program of excerpts from Verdi and Puccini Operas.
Marie Rappold and Nina Morgana, Sopranos; Helena Marsh,
Contralto; Giovanni Martinelli and Guiseppe Corallo. Tenors;
Thomas Chalmers, Baritone; Emilio Roxas, Pianist.

a. Nov. II, Sergei Rachmaninoflf, Pianist.

3. Dec. 13, Jan Kubelik, Violinist; Pierre Augieras, Pianist.

4. Jan. 34, 193 1, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ossip Gabrilo-

witsch, Conductor.

5. Feb. 31, The Detroit S3rmphony Orchestra, Ossip Gabrilowitsch,

Conductor; Philipp Abbas, Violoncellist.

6. Mar. 7, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ossip Gabrilowitsch,

Conductor; Marcia Van Dresser, Soprano.

twenty-eighth annual may festival

7. May 18, 1921, First May Festival Concert: Miscellaneous pro-


8. May 19, Second May Festival Concert: "Elijah" (Men-


9. May ao, (Afternoon) Third May Festival Concert: Children's



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10. May 20 (Evening) Fourth May Festival Concert: Miscel-

laneous program.

11. May 21, (Afternoon) Fifth May Festival Concert: Symphony


12. May 21 (Evening) Sixth May Festival Concert: "Aida**


Among the organizations and soloists announced for the Festival
at the time of going to press, are the following: The University
Choral Union, Albert A. Stanley, Conductor; Children's Chorus,
George Oscar Bowen, Conductor; ihe Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Frederick Stock, Conductor; Rosa Raisa, Florence Hinkle, and Rosa
Ponselle, Sopranos; Merle Alcock and Carolyn Lazzari, Contraltos;
Tito Schipa, Orville Harrold, and Giacomo Rimini, Tenors; Theo-
dore Harrison, Arthur Middleton, Baritones; Carles Tittman, Bass;
Alfred Cartot, Pianist.


1. Nov. 4, 1920, Albert Spalding, Violinist; Andres Benoist,


2. Nov. 13, United States Marine Band, William H. Santleman,


3. Dec. 2, Percy Grainger, Pianist

4. Jan. 10, 192 1, The Flonzaley String Quartet

5. Feb. 28, The New York Chamber Music Society, Carolyn Beebe,



1. Oct. 24, 1920, William Wheeler, Tenor; Samuel P. Lockwood

and Marian Struble, Violinists; Albert Lockwood, Pianist

2. Nov. 14, University Symphony Orchestra, Samuel P. Lockwood,

Conductor; Marian Struble, Violinist

3. Dec. 5, Mrs. William Wheeler, Soprano; Mrs. Maud Okkel-

berg. Pianist; Samuel Pierson Lockwood, Violinist; Accom-
paniments by Mrs. Okkelberg and Mrs. George B. Rbead.

4. Dec. 12, Mass Singing, George Oscar Bowen, Leader; Univer-

sity Band, Wilfred Wilson, Leader.

5. Dec. 16, Christmas program by school children, George Oscar

Bowen and Lulu M. Allen, Leaders.


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6. Dec. 36, Christmas program, Earl V. Moore, Organist

7. Jan. 9, 1921, Mrs. Grace Johnson Konold, Soprano; Marian

Struble, Violinist ; Mrs. George B. Rhead, Pianist ; Accompani-
ments by Mrs. Rhead and Mrs. Dorothy Wines Reed.

8. Jan. 16, University Symphony Orchestra, Samuel P. Lock wood,


9. Jan. 30, To be announced.

10. Feb. 13, To be announced.

11. Feb. 27, University S)rmphony Orchestra, Samuel P. Lockwood,


13. Mar. 13, To be announced.

13. Mar. 27, To be announced.

14. April 3, University Symphony Orchestra, Samuel P. Lockwood,


Matinee Musicale

The Matinee Musicale is a club of Ann Arbor women, interested
in music. In addition to its own regular meetings, it has maintained
during the present year the following concert course :

1. Oct. 19, 1920, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano recital.

2. Nov. 9, 1920, Charles Carver, basso, and Frank La Forge, com-

poser-pianist, in recital.

3. Feb. 8, 192 1, Sascha Jacobinoff, violin recital.

4. Mar. 15, Ypsilanti Normal Choir, Lenten program. Frederick

Alexander, director.

5. Mar. 22, Detroit Symphony String Quartette, assisted by Madam

Olga SamarolT, pianist.

Philological Society

The Philological Society is an association of all members of the
faculties in the departments of the ancient and modem languages,
together with such advanced students in these departments as may
be proposed by faculty members for election to it. The society holds
regular meetings, at which papers embodying the results of original
research arc read and discussed. Occasionally lecturers arc secured
from other universities.


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Cercle Francais

In connection with the French department, the Cercle FranQais
offers students an opportunity to improve their pronunciation and
their general knowledge of the language through the thorough study
and presentation of French dramatic masterpieces. The club is com-
posed of active* associate* and honorary members. All associate mem-
bers are eligible to election to active membership upon the recom-
mendation of a committee composed of the Director and three stu-
dent members appointed by the president of the club. Aside from
the dramatic performances, the Cercle seeks to further the interest
of the French language, literature, and life by weekly lectures given
by members of the French department and by distinguished men of
letters from abroad.

Circolo Italiano

The aims of the Circolo Italiano are to promote interest in
Italian civilization. With this end in view, lectures on Italian arts,
literature, science, and Italian culture in general are given from time
to time by members of the faculty. Since the Italian language is
spoken constantly at the meetings of the club, students of Italian have
an opportunity to increase their knowledge of the language. Read-
ings in Italian, and dramatic performances are often given for the
entertainment of the members. All University students interested in
Italian civilization, and all members of the faculty are eligible 'to
membership in this club.

Sociedad Hispanica

La Sociedad Hispanica de la Universidad de Michigan is a vol-
untary student organization with a limited number of active mem-
bers. Associate members, admitted by majority vote of the society,
are permitted to take part in all its activities, but do not enjoy the
right to vote upon matters of policy or business. The purpose of
the organization is to promote interest in the Spanish language and
literature, and in the relations of the occidental Latin world to the
United States. Throughout the academic year meetings are held fort-
nightly, with regular literary programs and the general use of Spanish
in unconstrained conversation, affording opportunity for practice in
the spoken language supplementary to the work of the class room.
Incidentally the association will annually give public performance of
a standard dramatic work, as well as offer a course of lectures deal-
ing with matters of interest to the general public.

Michigan Dames

The Michigan Dames, an organization composed of the wives of
graduate and undergraduate students, was founded in I9I4» *>*<1 ^^^
numbers about one hundred members. Its aims are social and edaca-


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tional, and special care is taken to make the wives of new students
at home in Ann Arbor. All students' wives are urged to become
members. Requests for further information should be addressed to
The President of the Michigan Dames, Lane Hall.

Other Organizations, — Other organizations of various nature and
purposes exist among the faculty and the student body, which culti-
vate other interests of the University life not so closely connected
with the work of any special department.


The requirements for admission to the various schools and col-
leges of the University are given in detail in the pages of the Cata-
logue devoted to those schools and colleges. In brief it may be said
that the satisfactory completion of a full four-year course in a stand-
ard high school, amounting to at least fifteen units, is required for
admission to each of the three colleges, the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, the Colleges of Engineering and Architecture,
and the College of Pharmacy, while one year of collegiate work is
required for admission to the College of Dental Surgery, and two
years of collegiate work are required for admission to the Medical
School, the Law School, and the Homoeopathic Medical School.


Since in the judgment of the University authorities it is deemed
wise that men and women room in different houses, all undergraduate
women in the University, except those living at home, are required
to live in the Halls of Residence, Sorority Houses, or University
Houses. All are approved and supervised by the Dean of Women,
These houses are supplied with first floor parlors, and in most of
them reside a number of responsible upperclass women who make
a distinct effort to develop in each group a sense of responsibility
and wholesome ideals.

There are at present at the University of Michigan four resi-
dence halls for women — Martha Cook Building, Helen Newberry
Residence, Betsy Barbour House, and Alumnae House. The first
three of these buildings are fire-proof, four stories in height, and con-
tains elevators. Martha Cook Building will accommodate 117 stu-
dents; Helen Newberry Residence, 75 students; Betsy Barbour House,
80 students. With few exceptions rooms in all three residences are
single. The rooms are heated by steam, lighted by electricity, and
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sewing room for the use of residence students. Alumnae House has
been provided through the efforts of alumnse of the University. It is
a two-story building comfortably and attractively arranged and fur-
nished, and accommodates sixteen students. It is operated on the
cooperative plan. Each woman in the house is responsible for some
part of the light housework, for which she receives fair compensation.

Changes in rooming place may be made only with the approval
of the Dean of Women. Rooms should be engaged with a definite
understanding as to the period of the lease.

Applications for rooms should be made to the Dean of Women.


The University attempts to conserve the health of students and
has arranged for their medical attention. This is done mainly through
the University Health Service, which has headquarters near the
campus at 226 South Ingalls Street.

The Health Service is supported by a portion of the student
annual* fees and provides for practipally all of the necessary medical
attention to students. A staff of six physicians including one woman,
two nurses, and assistants, devote their entire time to the interests
of the student health.

Dispensary. — The Dispensary is open five hours daily where stu-
dents may receive free office medical attention and ordinary medicines.
A student may consult any physician of the Health Service Staff at
choice. Prescriptions are filled at the Health Service Pharmacy in
Room 372 of the Chemistry Building. If a student receives attention
of a Health Sarvice physician at his room, a charge of $1.00 for a
day call and $2.00 for a night call is made. The corps of physicians
in the Medical Schools co-operate with the Health Service whenever
students need the attention of specialists. The Health Service is open •
to all students of the summer session, and for those remaining during
the regular vacations. The dental clinics are open to students; the
only charge being for material used. Students are advised to have
their teeth examined at least once a year.

Hospital Care. — Provision is made at the University hospitals for
the care of sick students requiring bed care. If the care of such a
student is previously approved by the Health Service, sixty days will
he given without charge to the patient. Charge is made for nursing
expense in excess of $2.00 per day total, except for self-supporting
students unable to assist financially. All surgical operations are free
and the Health Service pays the hospital expense of those required
for the immediate health of the student.


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Health Preservation. — The efforts to conserve health in the Uni-
versity consider many factors which are recognized as important in
preventive medicine. Students are expected to obey the rules and
regulations formulated by the University Committee on Sanitation.
Failure to comply with these rules and regulations will be investi-
gated, and may lead to discipline.

New students entering the University are advised to bring evi-
dence of having been successfully vaccinated against smallpox, as
this has been made a requirement for continued attendauce at the
University. Cases of infectious disease likely to injure the health of
others are excluded from class rooms and from University attendance.
In case of threatened smallpox, the University offers free vaccination
to all students, but, those who neglect vaccination and become infected
with the disease are subject to such disposition as the Health Officer
of the City may direct. Free immunization against typhoid fever
will be given to any student.

A required course of lectures and demonstrations on personal
health is given for all first year students in the Colleges of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts, and of Engineering and Architecture* A
course in general hygiene is required of medical students, and is open
to students of the entire University. This course extends through
one semester, three times a week, and is attended usually by from
300 to 400 students. Special instruction along lines of sex hygiene
is given to all students, men and women separately.

All new students are given a complete medical and physical ex-
amination under the direction of the Health Service and the depart-
ments of Physical Education. Periodic medical examinations are
recognized as very important in the preservation of health. Medical
students, on account of more frequent exposure to infection, are urged
to undergo a physical examination once during each semester of
the four years.

Students are urged to select good rooms, with special attention
to hygienic conditions. All rooms should be easily ventilated, kept
at about 65 degrees temperature, separate for study and sleep, and
should have single beds and individual drinking cups. Examination
of sputum will be made at the Health Service laboratory and any
student who has a cough which continues for a week or longer, should
take the sputum there for examination.

The water supply of Ann Arbor is examined both chemically
and bacteriologically every week, and when it is under suspicion
these examinations are made daily. The student body is informed
of the condition of the water by means of bulletins posted about the
campus. Since the public water supply was introduced in 1885, no
student has been known to contract typhoid fever from this source
with but one exception. In 1894, the water became suddenly infected
and five cases of typhoid fever resulted, but these were mild and the
source of infection was promptly detected and removed. On the
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advised to drink only boiled water until the source of contamination
has been found and the water proved to be free from danger.

Specimens of food from students* clubs, fraternity and sorority
houses, boarding houses, etc., will be examined free of charge at any
time. Most of the milk used in the city at present is pasteurized and
hence not likely to cause illness.


The State of Michigan extends the privileges of the University,
with only moderate charges, to all persons of either sex who are
qualified for admission. Thus it does not receive patronage, but is
itself the patron of those who seek its privileges and its honors. It
cannot, however, be the patron of idleness or dissipation. Its crowded
classes have no room except for those who assiduously pursue the
studies of their choice, and are welling to be governed in their con-
duct by the rules of propriety.

Students not in their places at the opening of the semester must
present written excuses from their parents or guardians for the delay.

Such delinquencies as tardiness, absence, deficiencies, and offences
against good order, in the several departments of instruction, are
ordinarily dealt with by the Administrative Officers of the school or
college in which the student is enrolled. Flagrant cases are reported
to the Faculty for adjudication.

Students are suspended or dismissed whenever, in the opinion of
the Faculty, they are pursuing a course of conduct seriously detri-
mental to themselves or the University.

The following is a By-Law of the Board of Regents : —

"Whenever any faculty is satisfied that a student is not fulfill-
ing, or likely to fulfill, the purpose of his residence at the University,
or is for any cause an unfit member thereof, the President shall notify
his parents or guardian, that they may have an opportunity to with-
draw him, and if not withdrawn within a reasonable time, he shall
be dismissed."


Students are temporarily residents of the city, and, like all other
residents, are amenable to the laws. If guilty of disorder or crime,
they are liable to arrest, fine and imprisonment. A rule of the Uni-
versity Senate provides that if a student is arrested, or is convicted
of any offense by the civil authorities, he shall be cited to appear
before the Faculty of the school or college in which he is matricu*
lated, and shall be liable to suspension or expulsion.

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While matters of scholarship and general conduct are looked
after by the faculties and administrative officers of the different
schools and colleges, all other student enterprises and organizations
are under the supervision of two general committees, — the Senate
Committee on Student Affairs and the Board in Control of Athletics.
By the formal action of the Board of Regents, the accounts of all
student organizations, are subject to the approval of the Auditor and
Comptroller of Student Organizations, and must be presented to him
for audit at least once each year, and as often as he shall require.

The Committee on Student Affairs has jurisdiction over the estab-
lishment of student organizations and the management of their affairs
and the launching of new enterprises and activities including enter-
tainments of various sorts, and determines the eligibility of students
to take part in these activities, as well as to hold offices. The authority
of this committee is derived from the University Senate and extends
to all non-athletic activities and to all students in every school and
college of the University. Activities of various types are supervised
directly by appropriate sub-committees while the question of eligibility
to participate in any non-athletic activity is under the immediate
charge of the Sub-Committee on Eligibility. The rules governing
eligibility, which have been approved by the Senate, and which apply
equally to all schools and colleges of the University, are given below.




Public Activities.* — Public activities include: (i) Participation
in any oratorical or debating contest, or any dramatic or musical
exhibition; (2) Service on student publications; (3) Holding a Class
or University Office ; (4) Official connection with any of the so-called
college functions, such as the Junior Hop, Women's Banquet, and
similar activities. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, but
merely to indicate the character and scope of the activities referred to.


Eligibility. — The manager or chairman of every student activity
is required to submit to the Chairman of the Committee on Eligibility
a complete list of all students who expect to participate and to ascer-
tain their eligibility before proceeding further with the enterprise.

• Participation is to be interpreted as including a specific preparation
for any public activity or management thereof.


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No student may take part in any public activity until an official
certificate of egilibility is filed with the proper officer in charge of
that activity.


Probation, — Students on probation are forbidden to take part in
any public activity.


Warning. — Students on the warned list are forbidden to partici-
pate in any public activity.


Conditions and Failures. — Students having outstanding conditions
or failures are prohibited from participating in any public activity
except by special permission from the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs. In general a grade of D will be considered as a condition.


Special Students, — Special students are prohibited from partici-
pating in any public activity except by special permission of the
Senate Committee on Student Affairs.


First Year, — No student shall take part in any public activity
during his first year of residence in the University, except by special
permission of the Senate Committee on Student Affairs. Such special
permission will not be granted during the first semester of residence,
but may for proper reasons be granted to students above the rank

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