6. UNIVJERSITY LISTED AMONG TOP 59 U.S. INSTITUTIONS
The University has been listed by the Academy for Educational
Development, a Washington-based educational consulting firm, as
one of the nation's 59 leading research universities. Criteria for
citation in the current ranking are the awarding of more than 50
doctorate degrees and receipt of more than $10 million in federal
funds for academic science research in 1970-71.
A spokesman for the Washington firm said the University was
listed in the top category because it awarded 135 doctorate degrees
and received $14 million in federal funds for 1970-71.
7. MINORITY STUDENTS, PROGRAMS ON CAMPUS TO BE STUDIED
Victor P. Gaines has been named to conduct a study of the
minority student situation on campus. The director of special
student programs in the College of Medicine will serve as special
assistant to President Singletary, and will have three areas of
He will assess minority student programs, guage attitudes on
the campus that affect minority students, and begin to establish
priorities to improve services and programs in these areas.
Gaines expects his job to be completed by the end of the sum-
mer, at which time he will return to his duties at the College of
Medicine. The study to be conducted by Mr. Gaines has beEmin the
planning stage for several months.
8. FIRE-DAMAGED ROOMS AT SPINDLETOP ARE RE-OPENED TO MEMBERS
Second floor areas of Spindletop Hall which were damaged by a
fire in December, 1972, have been restored and the facility's entire
public area again is open to members and their guests.
A sterling silver chandelier in the upstairs room where most
of the fire was concentrated has been re-built by a Cincinnati firm,
even though the solder holding the slender arms was melted by the
intense heat. An $80,000 smoke and fire detection system currently
is being installed on all three floors of the building.
9. BUSINESS STUDENTS TAKE HONORS IN PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES CONTEST
Phi Beta Lambda, an organization for business students, took top
honors in the parliamentary procedures contest recently conducted at
the group's state convention. The team will represent the University
at the national convention in June in San Francisco. Team members
are Steve Hamilton, chairman; Patty Hamilton, vice-chairman; Glenn
Larson, secretary; John Duggins, parliamentarian, and Bob Goderwis,