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Gordon VanWylen named president Dr. G o r d o n V a n W y l e n was a p p o i n t e d t h e n i n t h p r e s i d e n t of H o p e College F r i d a y . T h e app o i n t m e n t b e c o m e s effective July 1. V A N W Y L E N , Dean of t h e College of E n g i n e e r i n g at t h e University of M i c h i g a n , was o n e of over 100 c o n s i d e r e d by t h e Pres i d e n t i a l S e a r c h C o m m i t t e e . Last O c t o b e r , at t h e i n v i t a t i o n of t h e t r u s t e e s , he visited t h e c a m p u s and met with many administrators a n d f a c u l t y as well as s o m e students. While at U of M V a n Wylen c h a m p i o n e d s u c h c o n t r o v e r s i a l issues as m i n o r i t y r e c r u i t m e n t and t h e rights of f a c u l t y m e m b e r s . He was also involved in c o n t r o v e r s y s u r r o u n d i n g classified r e s e a r c h o n the university c a m p u s . VAN WYLEN was instrumental in a v e r t i n g class disr u p t i o n s in t h e e n g i n e e r i n g s c h o o l d u r i n g racial d i s t u r b a n c e s at U of M in 1 9 7 0 , a c c o r d i n g t o an a d m i n istrative s p o k e s m a n f o r t h a t instit u t i o n . V a n Wylen r e p o r t e d l y m e t w i t h m o v e m e n t l e a d e r s a n d explained t o t h e m t h e c o l l e g e ' s p r o gram of i n n e r - c i t y s t u d e n t recruit m e n t , t u t o r i n g a n d f i n a n c i a l assistance. Van W y l e n ' s l e a d e r s h i p in t h e s e p r o g r a m s a n d his willingness t o listen a n d talk d u r i n g t h e e m o t i o n a l p e r i o d of t h e d e m o n s t r a tion was a m a j o r f a c t o r in s p a r i n g

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t h e e n g i n e e r i n g college a n y d i s r u p t i o n s , " t h e s p o k e s m a n said. L A S T Y E A R , the university's S e n a t e A s s e m b l y c h a r g e d the ins t i t u t i o n s ' s Willow R u n L a b o r a t o r i e s w i t h c o n d u c t i n g classified government research. T h e Assembly a l s o c o n s i d e r e d r e s t r i c t i n g t h e " f e d e r a l c o n t r a c t s of g r a n t s t h a t limit p u b l i c a t i o n s of t h e r e s u l t s . " In an issue of The Michigan Daily V a n Wylen s t a t e d t h a t " o u r c o n s i d e r a t i o n of policies of classified r e s e a r c h s h o u l d relate t o o u r c o n c e r n f o r h u m a n life, it w o u l d seem t h a t t h e wise c o u r s e f o r a college is t o allow its f a c u l t y t o participate in classified res e a r c h - a t the same time prom o t i n g t h e o p e n p u b l i c a t i o n of basic i n f o r m a t i o n . It is in everyone's interest, surely, that technological d e v e l o p m e n t s find t h e i r way as q u i c k l y as p o s s i b l e f r o m d e f e n s e p r o g r a m s i n t o t h e civilian s e c t o r of o u r e c o n o m y , " V a n Wylen said. V A N W Y L E N , 51, a t t e n d e d Calvin College f r o m 1 9 3 7 t o 1 9 4 0 a n d t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Michigan f r o m 1 9 4 0 t o 1 9 4 2 o n t h e 3-2 plan. He received his A.B. d e g r e e f r o m Calvin a n d a B.S.E. f r o m Michigan in 1942. U p o n g r a d u a t i o n , he t o o k a p o s i t i o n as an e n g i n e e r with t h e du P o n t C o m p a n y . In 1 9 4 3 he e n t e r e d t h e N a v y , w h e r e he received a c o m m i s s i o n as ensign a n d a f t e r s u b m a r i n e t r a i n i n g was assigned t o t h e U.S.S. H a r d h e a d . He m a d e six p a t r o l s in t h e S o u t h Pacific. A F T E R T H E w a r . V a n Wylen r e t u r n e d t o t h e U of M f o r a M a s t e r ' s degree a n d t a u g h t at Pennsylvania S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y f r o m 1946 t o 1 9 4 8 . U p o n c o m p l e t i n g his d o c t o r a l s t u d i e s at t h e Massac h u s e t t s I n s t i t u t e of T e c h n o l o g y in F e b r u a r y 1 9 5 1 , he j o i n e d t h e f a c u l t y of t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Michigan as assistant p r o f e s s o r of mechanical engineering. Van Wylen was n a m e d c h a i r m a n of t h e e n g i n e e r i n g d e p a r t m e n t in 1 9 5 8 . In 1 9 6 5 he was a p p o i n t e d d e a n of

t h e C o l l e g e of E n g i n e e r i n g , w h i c h has 3 1 0 0 u n d e r g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s , 9 0 0 g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s a n d a res e a r c h b u d g e t of a b o u t $8 m i l l i o n per y e a r . V A N W Y L E N ' S m a i n field of i n t e r e s t is t h e r m o d y n a m i c s a n d c r y o g e n i c s . He is t h e a u t h o r of a t e x t b o o k . Thermodynamics, published in 1 9 5 8 a n d t r a n s l a t e d i n t o Arabic and Hindi. He has co-authored three b o o k s w i t h o n e of his f o r m e r students, Professor R.F. Sonntag, Fundamentals of Classical Thermodynamics, Fundamentals of Statistical Thermodynamics and Introduction to Classical and Statistical 77?erm odyna m ics. V A N W Y L E N has been a c t i v e in a n u m b e r of s c i e n t i f i c a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l s o c i e t i e s . He is f e l l o w of t h e A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n f o r the A d v a n c e m e n t of S c i e n c e a n d t h e A m e r i c a n S o c i e t y of M e c h a n ical E n g i n e e r s , a n d a m e m b e r of S i g m a Xi a n d T a u Beta Pi, an h o n o r a r y engineering society. He has served as a c o n s u l t a n t t o a n u m b e r of i n d u s t r i e s a n d f e d e r a l laboratories. V a n Wylen has also b e e n a c t i v e in a n u m b e r of c o m m u n i t y a n d religious o r g a n i z a t i o n s . He is a m e m b e r of t h e Board of T r u s t e e s of t h e I n t e r - V a r s i t y C h r i s t i a n Fellowship and Scripture Union, and is a m e m b e r of t h e A n n A r b o r Christian Reformed Church.

Take heed; an important announcement T h i s s p e c i a l issue of t h e anchor is t h e last of first s e m e s ter. T h e anchor will r e a p p e a r F e b . 7. I n f o r m a t i o n r e g a r d i n g articles, a n n o u n c e m e n t s or a d v e r t i s e m e n t s f o r t h e F e b . 7 issue s h o u l d be b r o u g h t t o t h e anchor o f f i c e , t h e b a s e m e n t of G r a v e s Hall, n o l a t e r t h a n T h u r s d a y , F e b . 3.

VanWylen's chief task: achieving long-range goals by Mary H o u t i n g T h e m a j o r r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of H o p e ' s p r e s i d e n t s h o u l d be t o strive t o a c h i e v e t h e i n s t i t u t i o n ' s l o n g range goals in d a y t o day d e c i s i o n s , a c c o r d i n g t o Dr. G o r d o n Van W y l e n , n e w l y a p p o i n t e d p r e s i d e n t of t h e college. fc i A L S O F E E L m y role as p r e s i d e n t d e f i n i t e l y i n c l u d e s prov i d i n g t h e college w i t h s p i r i t u a l and moral leadership, although m o r e by e x a m p l e t h a n b y p r e a c h i n g , " he s t a t e d . Van Wylen m a d e t h e c o m m e n t s at a press c o n f e r e n c e Friday after being unanimously e l e c t e d by t h e b o a r d of t r u s t e e s t o fill the p o s i t i o n l e f t v a c a n t by the r e s i g n a t i o n of Dr. Calvin V a n d e r Werf in A u g u s t 1970. T H R O U G H O U T his r e m a r k s . V a n Wylen e m p h a s i z e d t h e neces-

sity t h a t H o p e r e t a i n b o t h its C h r i s t i a n c h a r a c t e r a n d its intell e c t u a l f r e e d o m . O n e of t h e reasons h e a c c e p t e d t h e p r e s i d e n c y , he said, is H o p e ' s e n v i r o n m e n t of Christian freedom. "Our nation needs churchr e l a t e d i n s t i t u t i o n s of higher edu c a t i o n t h a t o f f e r a rich C h r i s t i a n d i m e n s i o n t o c a m p u s life at t h e s a m e t i m e t h a t t h e y preserve intell e c t u a l f r e e d o m , a f r e e spirit of i n q u i r y , a n d m a i n t a i n relevance in their academic p r o g r a m s , " Van Wylen said. C H R I S T I A N c o n c e r n a n d love c o u p l e d w i t h a respect f o r t h e f r e e d o m of o t h e r s at H o p e is o n e of t h e m a j o r d i f f e r e n c e s b e t w e e n the e n v i r o n m e n t h e r e a n d at the University of Michigan, Van Wylen s t a t e d . "1 t h i n k t h e r e can be a b e t t e r living s i t u a t i o n at H o p e , " he added.

Senior Bob Roos named new editor of 'anchor' S e n i o r B o b R o o s was n a m e d s e c o n d - s e m e s t e r e d i t o r of t h e anchor by t h e S t u d e n t C o m m u n i c a t i o n s M e d i a C o m m i t t e e Wednesday. Roos replaces graduating senior Garrett DeGraff. A history major with a cumulative grade p o i n t average of approximately 3.2, R o o s transferred t o H o p e in S e p t e m b e r 1 9 7 0 f r o m Metropolitan S t a t e College in D e n v e r . While at M e t r o p o l i t a n R o o s e a r n e d n i n e c r e d i t - h o u r s in journalism. R o o s h e l d t h e p o s t of a s s o c i a t e e d i t o r of t h e anchor f o r t h e past t w o s e m e s t e r s . In his first sem e s t e r at H o p e , R o o s w o r k e d as a reporter. Junior Mary Houting and s o p h o m o r e G a r y G r a y will h o l d editorial positions u n d e r the new editor.

W h e n a s k e d if he saw a n y conflicts between maintaining a C h r i s t i a n a t m o s p h e r e a n d o n e of i n t e l l e c t u a l f r e e d o m w h e n hiring faculty. Van Wylen admitted " t h e r e w o u l d be a t e n s i o n . S o m e t i m e s o n e has t o m a k e h a r d choices." " I T H I N K in hiring it is i m p o r t a n t t o l o o k at all t h e q u a l i f i c a t i o n s of an i n d i v i d u a l a n d pick t h e best p e o p l e t o a c h i e v e the goals of t h e c o l l e g e , " he said. V a n Wylen a d d e d t h a t t h e h i r i n g of f a c u l t y is n o t his j o b alone and that a proper climate s h o u l d be d e v e l o p e d in w h i c h s u c h q u e s t i o n s c o u l d be r e s o l v e d . HE CALLED the political s t a n c e of a college p r e s i d e n t " a d e l i c a t e m a t t e r , " b e c a u s e of t h e d i f f i c u l t y of s e p a r a t i n g o n e ' s private c o n v i c t i o n s f r o m his o f f i c i a l r o l e as r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of t h e college. "1 d o n ' t w a n t politics t o bec o m e a b a r r i e r b e t w e e n myself a n d t h e f a c u l t y , " he said. "1 t r y t o avoid p o l i t i c i z i n g , b u t 1 w o u l d s p e a k o u t o n an issue if it i n v o l v e d a deep personal c o m m i t m e n t . " H O P E O F F E R S its s t u d e n t s a unique opportunity to examine C h r i s t i a n t r u t h s . V a n W y l e n ass e r t e d , a d d i n g t h a t every s t u d e n t s h o u l d be f r e e t o m a k e his o w n religious a n d m o r a l d e c i s i o n s . A m e m b e r of t h e C h r i s t i a n Ref o r m e d C h u r c h , V a n W y l e n ann o u n c e d he i n t e n d s t o c h a n g e his denominational affiliation. "1 t h i n k it is a p p r o p r i a t e t h a t t h e p r e s i d e n t of H o p e College be a member of the Reformed C h u r c h , " he stated.

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VAN WYLEN added that he feels the relationship b e t w e e n the c h u r c h a n d t h e college is p r e s e n t l y an i n f l u e n t i a l r a t h e r t h a n a f o r m a l o n e . H e e x p r e s s e d his belief t h a t t h e college c a n h a v e a " t r e m e n . dous impact on the d e n o m i nation, primarily through the q u a l i t y of its s t u d e n t s a n d f a c u l ty."

W h e n a s k e d his r e a c t i o n t o M i c h i g a n ' s 18-year-old age of maj o r i t y , Van Wylen revealed his a p p r o v a l of t h e law. " S t u d e n t s have p l a y e d a very r e s p o n s i b l e role in s o c i e t y , " he said. " E S S E N T I A L L Y t h e law is a de jure i m p l e m e n t a t i o n of w h a t was a l r e a d y a de facto s i t u a t i o n , " h e a d d e d . "1 t h i n k t h e s t u d e n t s , administration and f a c u l t y of H o p e are p r e p a r e d t o t a k e this fully in s t r i d e . " V a n Wylen said he e n d o r s e s t h e r e c r u i t m e n t of m i n o r i t y s t u d e n t s , and h a s d o n e q u i t e a bit of it at t h e U of M. " O U R G O A L s h o u l d n o t be t o i n t e g r a t e the college s i m p l y f o r t h e s a k e of i n t e g r a t i n g i t , " he said, "but rather t o involve black p e o p l e in t h e life of t h e c o l l e g e . " A m a n solidly g r o u n d e d in t h e s c i e n c e s . V a n Wylen said he f e e l s the r o l e of t h e h u m a n i t i e s s h o u l d be t o p r o v i d e a b a c k g r o u n d f o r the s c i e n c e s , especially w h e n value q u e s t i o n s arise. " O N E O F T H E great t h i n g s a b o u t H o p e is t h a t its s t u d e n t s a c q u i r e a sense of t h e s a c r e d n e s s of l i f e , " he s t a t e d . " T h e y see life as a g i f t f r o m G o d . " W h e n a s k e d his o p i n i o n of parietal h o u r s at H o p e , V a n W y l e n r e m a r k e d t h a t w h e n s t u d e n t s ass u m e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y t h e y are entitled t o a c o n s i d e r a b l e a m o u n t of f r e e d o m . He a d d e d , h o w e v e r , t h a t c e r t a i n rules a n d r e s t r i c t i o n s are n e c e s s a r y in a n y living c o n d i t i o n . IN A P R E P A R E D s t a t e m e n t issued F r i d a y , V a n W y l e n revealed his r e a s o n s f o r a c c e p t i n g t h e p r e s i d e n c y . B e c a u s e his e n t i r e p r o f e s s i o n a l life h a s b e e n s p e n t in public educational institutions, he s t a t e d , h e n o w wishes " t o m a k e whatever c o n t r i b u t i o n I can t o the private institutions. " A s s u m i n g t h e p r e s i d e n c y of this i n s t i t u t i o n p r e s e n t s n e w o p portunities for personal growth, will p e r m i t m e n e w s a t i s f a c t i o n as an e d u c a t o r a n d e n l a r g e t h e o p -

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Contract proposal amended by academic board by B o b R o o s T h e A c a d e m i c A f f a i r s Board Tuesday made several minor c h a n g e s in D e a n f o r A c a d e m i c Affairs Morrette Rider's contraet curriculum proposal in prep a r a t i o n f o r its p r o b a b l e passage at t h e b o a r d ' s n e x t m e e t i n g . D I S C U S S I O N o p e n e d w i t h the question whether the contract c u r r i c u l u m s h o u l d be dealt w i t h b e f o r e the p r o p o s a l s t o revise t h e college's core r e q u i r e m e n t s . T h e board decided to conclude action on t h e c o n t r a c t c u r r i c u l u m b e f o r e w o r k i n g on t h e o t h e r p r o p o s a l s . The proposal before the board T u e s d a y was a slightly revised version of o n e R i d e r s u b m i t t e d last N o v e m b e r . It w o u l d a l l o w a l i m i t e d n u m b e r of s t u d e n t s t o write their o w n c u r r i c u l u m in consultation with a faculty " m e n t o r . " Student-proposed curricula w o u l d be s u b j e c t t o a p p r o v a l by a faculty "Contract C o m m i t t e e . " A STUDENT could begin w o r k i n g u n d e r a c o n t r a c t curr i c u l u m at t h e b e g i n n i n g of his s o p h o m o r e y e a r a n d c o n t i n u e until g r a d u a t i o n if so d e s i r e d . T h e proposal states that the c o n t r a c t c u r r i c u l u m p r o g r a m is not t o be c o n s i d e r e d an h o n o r s p r o g r a m . S t u d e n t s wishing t o enter t h e p r o g r a m will be j u d g e d o n the basis of i n t e r v i e w s a n d l e t t e r s

of r e c o m m e n d a t i o n as well as past academic records. T H E REVISED proposal, completed J a n . 12, d i f f e r s f r o m t h e N o v e m b e r p r o p o s a l in t w o m i n o r r e s p e c t s . It s t i p u l a t e s t h a t " n o minimum g r a d e p o i n t average shall be e s t a b l i s h e d as a prerequisite for admission into the contract curriculum," and states that t h e d e a n f o r a c a d e m i c a f f a i r s will p u b l i s h a c a t a l o g in May of each y e a r d e s c r i b i n g each c o n t r a c t c u r r i c u l u m a p p r o v e d b y t h e college. T h e first c h a n g e t h e A A B m a d e in t h e p r o p o s a l T u e s d a y involves the p r o c e s s f o r s e l e c t i n g the fac u l t y m e n t o r s w h o will h e l p s t u d e n t s d r a w u p their p r o g r a m s . T h e p r o p o s a l h a d said t h a t m e n t o r s were t o be s e l e c t e d by t h e academic dean's office. T H E A M E N D M E N T states that s t u d e n t s will c h o o s e t h e i r m e n t o r s from faculty who volunteer, but s t u d e n t s ' c h o i c e s will be s u b j e c t to a p p r o v a l f r o m t h e d e a n s ' o f fice. T h e b o a r d also c h a n g e d t h e context in which the resp o n s i b i l i t i e s involved in b e i n g a a m e n t o r will be p l a c e d . T h e p r o posal h a d s t a t e d t h a t faculty members serving as mentors w o u l d d o so " i n a d d i t i o n t o t h e i r normal responsibilities," but w o u l d be paid $ 5 0 a s e m e s t e r f o r the w o r k .

A S S O C I A T E P r o f e s s o r of Religion R o b e r t C o u g h e n o u r objected to this: " M e n t o r s h i p should be p a r t of a v o l u n t e e r ' s regular responsibilities. Perhaps a m e n t o r s h o u l d have a r e d u c e d load of advisees." He said t h a t if m e n t o r s h i p is c o n c e i v e d as an e x t r a t a s k , it " w o u l d a l m o s t be an a f f r o n t t o suggest t h a t t h i s can be d o n e with $ 5 0 w o r t h of o n e ' s t i m e . " A F T E R F U R T H E R discussion, t h e A A B a l t e r e d t h e s e c t i o n of t h e

Campus views VanWylen " W a i t a n d s e e " is t h e a t t i t u d e of most s t u d e n t s a n d f a c u l t y t o ward Dr. G o r d o n V a n Wylen, Hope's new president. M A N Y S T U D E N T S a n d faculty m e m b e r s had n o f i r s t - h a n d k n o w l e d g e of V a n W y l e n b e f o r e t h e series of m e e t i n g s F r i d a y afternoon. Associate professor of art Robert Vickers response when a s k e d his r e a c t i o n t o t h e a p p o i n t m e n t was t y p i c a l of m a n y f a c u l t y m e m b e r s . " Q u i t e f r a n k l y , " Vick e r s said, " I ' v e never m e t t h e man b e f o r e . 1 really c a n ' t say a n y thing."

A FEW F A C U L T Y m e m b e r s w e r e m o r e vocal. " I t ' s a g r e a t relief t o have it s e t t l e d n o w , " said Dr. David C l a r k , a s s o c i a t e p r o f e s sor of h i s t o r y . "I have n o d o u b t s a b o u t his q u a l i t i e s as a l e a d e r a n d a d m i n i s t r a t o r . It s e e m s he will be very clear a b o u t his o w n posit i o n , " Clark a d d e d . P r o f e s s o r of p h i l o s o p h y a n d Board of T r u s t e e s m e m b e r Dr. A r t h u r J e n t z felt t h a t c o m m u n i c a tion b e t w e e n the trustees and Van Wylen h a d i m p r o v e d d u r i n g last w e e k ' s t w o - d a y session of t h e b o a r d of t r u s t e e s . HE S A I D T H I S n e w c o m m u n i c a t i o n s h o u l d serve as a " c o r rective" to previous second-hand s t a t e m e n t s a b o u t t h e n e w president. Jentz concluded that the "coo p e r a t i v e spirit t h a t d e v e l o p e d be-

t w e e n t h e b o a r d a n d V a n Wylen p r o m i s e s s o m e very g o o d t h i n g s f o r t h e f u t u r e of H o p e C o l l e g e . " S t u d e n t s w h o m e t V a n Wylen in P h e l p s Hall L o u n g e F r i d a y aft e r n o o n were m o r e n o n c o m m i t a l than the faculty. One freshman s t a t e d t h e n e w p r e s i d e n t is " b e i n g c a u t i o u s in w h a t he s a y s . " He concluded that students "shouldn't p u t him d o w n right a w a y ; we s h o u l d give h i m a c h a n c e . " SOME STUDENTS disapp r o v e d of V a n W y l e n ' s c a u t i o u s a p p r o a c h t o issues. A n o t h e r freshman stated: " H e won't c o m m i t h i m s e l f until h e t a k e s o f f i c e . I d o n ' t like h i m s o f a r ; he s o u n d s too conservative." A t h i r d f r o s h said V a n Wylen was a " n i c e g u y ; j u s t w h a t I e x p e c t e d t h e m t o pick - a nice, conservative, Christian t y p e . "

T h e past is p r o l o g u e . It c a n n o t be i g n o r e d n o r can it be r e p e a t e d . Yet w i t h t h e passage of t i m e the situation requires a constant re-evaluation. C h a n g e f o r t h e s a k e of c h a n g e is n o t really very u s e f u l . M o r e p r o g r e s s can be m a d e , I t h i n k by gradual, thoughtful reform than through crusades a n d g r a n d designs. C E R T A I N L Y T H E R E IS m u c h at H o p e College t h a t n e e d s t o be e x a m i n e d a n d s t u d i e d . Issues s u c h as t h e age of m a j o r i t y , c u r r i c u l u m r e f o r m , g o v e r n a n c e etc., are t o be i g n o r e d o n l y at great cost t o t h e i n s t i t u t i o n . T h e p r o c e s s a n d m e t h o d of d e a l i n g w i t h t h e s e issues is m o s t i m p o r t a n t a n d will d e t e r m i n e w h e t h e r H o p e c o n t i n u e s t o p r o g r e s s a n d m o l d t o g e t h e r as a c o m m u n i t y or w h e t h e r c o n f r o n t a t i o n a n d its d e b i l i t a t i n g e f f e c t will d o m i n a t e o u r lives.

DR. AND MRS. G O R D O N VAN WYLEN MEET THE PRESS.

L o n g f e l l o w has w r i t t e n ; Let us, t h e n , be up a n d d o i n g . With a h e a r t f o r a n y f a t e ; Still a c h i e v i n g , still p u r s u i n g , Learn to labor and to wait. P e r h a p s t h i s verse c o n t a i n s s o m e u s e f u l advice tor us as we l o o k f o r w a r d t o w o r k i n g as a c o m m u n i t y to develop our educational experience together. IT H A S B E E N R E P O R T E D t o m e t h a t f o r many years Hope students needed a student c e n t e r . T h e y w o r k e d f o r it. T h e i r r e q u e s t s f o r s u c h a f a c i l i t y w e r e well a r t i c u l a t e d a n d the m e e t i n g o n t h e lawn of t h e p r e s i d e n t ' s h o m e t o d e m a n d s o m e a t t e n t i o n be given t o t h e p r o j e c t was c o n d u c t e d in such a w a y t h a t P r e s i d e n t V a n d e r Werf, t h e B o a r d of T r u s t e e s , t h e Ref o r m e d C h u r c h in A m e r i c a a n d H o p e A l u m n i w e r e m o t i v a t e d t o w o r k t o g e t h e r t o m a k e it a reality.

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pay a fee, b u t t h e a m o u n t is n o t specified. A N O T H E R question the board c o n s i d e r e d was t h a t of j u d g i n g t h e w o r k of s t u d e n t s w h o u n d e r t a k e a contract curriculum to d e t e r m i n e w h e t h e r it m e r i t s a B.A. d e g r e e . T h e board m e m b e r s decided to add a p r o v i s i o n saying t h a t t h e C o n t r a c t C o m m i t t e e will have authority to determine "whether t h e s t u d e n t h a s r e a c h e d t h e obj e c t i v e s a d e q u a t e l y " t o receive t h e degree.

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A statement to students from Gordon VanWylen T h e c e n t r a l m i s s i o n of e v e r y college r e l a t e s directly to providing the finest educational opp o r t u n i t i e s f o r every s t u d e n t . T h e s e o p p o r t u n i ties involve n o t o n l y f o r m a l e d u c a t i o n a l p r o g r a m s in c l a s s r o o m s a n d l a b o r a t o r i e s , b u t also t h e i n f o r m a l a s s o c i a t i o n s b e t w e e n f a c u l t y a n d stud e n t s , a m o n g s t u d e n t s t h e m s e l v e s , and t h e t o t a l campus community. H O P E C O L L E G E F O R o v e r 100 y e a r s has h e l d t h a t life is a t r u s t of G o d . T h e p u r p o s e of o u r e d u c a t i o n a l p r o g r a m s m u s t b e to e n a b l e each s t u d e n t t o p r e p a r e h i m s e l f t o utilize t h i s gift of life t o t h e f u l l e s t . T h e r e f o r e e a c h s t u d e n t m u s t be r e c o g o n i z e d as an i n d i v i d u a l with d i f f e r e n t n e e d s , t a l e n t s , i n t e r e s t s a n d abilities. A p e r s o n alized e d u c a t i o n is necessary t o a c h i e v e t h e p u r p o s e a n d goals of a H o p e College e d u c a t i o n . When a n e w p r e s i d e n t is c h o s e n t h e r e is m u c h s p e c u l a t i o n c o n c e r n i n g t h e n a t u r e a n d s t y l e of his a d m i n i s t r a t i o n . What n e w d i r e c t i o n will t h e college t a k e ? What revisions will be m a d e ? W h a t is his p h i l o s o p h y of e d u c a t i o n ? In t i m e t h e s e are revealed. P e r h a p s it is in o r d e r t o e n u n c i a t e s o m e p r i n c i p l e s w h i c h will g u i d e m e as I b e g i n in this n e w role.

p r o p o s a l t o say t h a t f a c u l t y m e m bers w h o v o l u n t e e r as m e n t o r s "will be e x p e c t e d t o d o so as p a r t of t h e i r n o r m a l r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s . T h e f a c u l t y m e m b e r will c o n s u l t w i t h his c h a i r m a n a n d w i t h t h e academic deans' o f f i c e on the m a t t e r of f a c u l t y w o r k l o a d . " The board members also changed a sentence establishing a $ 2 0 f e e w h i c h w o u l d have b e e n used t o h e l p p a y t h e $ 5 0 m e n torship subsidy. The proposal now s t a t e s t h a t s t u d e n t s will h a v e t o

T h e b u i l d i n g was n o t realized at o n c e , nor c o u l d s u c h a s t r u c t u r e have b e e n o f f e r e d t o the s t u d e n t b o d y at t h a t t i m e . T h e p l a n s w e r e r e f i n e d a n d e n l a r g e d far b e y o n d t h e original proposal to include a theater and book store, and an e x p a n d e d f u n d raising e f f o r t was u n d e r t a k e n t o f i n a n c e t h e p r o j e c t . T o d a y H o p e h a s o n e of t h e f i n e s t s t u d e n t c e n t e r s of a n y college in t h e n a t i o n a n d also o n e of t h e f i n e s t t h e a t e r s .

VanWylen's major task: achieving long-range goals Continued from page I portunities for me to make meaningful c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e w o r l d of h i g h e r e d u c a t i o n , " he said. V A N W Y L E N v o i c e d his f a i t h in small p r i v a t e colleges like H o p e t o solve t h e p r o b l e m s c o n f r o n t i n g higher e d u c a t i o n . T h i s t y p e of " c o l l e g e c o m m u n i t y can be m o r e responsive, more constructive, and m o r e p o s i t i v e in its a t t e m p t t o solve t h e s e p r o b l e m s , " he s t a t e d . T h e n e w p r e s i d e n t also ann o u n c e d his i n t e n t i o n t o c o o p e r a t e w i t h a n d s u p p o r t H o p e ' s syst e m of involving f a c u l t y , s t u d e n t s and administrators in policy formulation and i m p l e m e n t a t i o n . " W H I L E l e a d e r s h i p is a desirable c h a r a c t e r i s t i c f o r a presi-

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Mrs. Van W y l e n , w h o h o l d s a m e d i c a l d e g r e e , said she e n v i s i o n s her role as t h e first lady of H o p e College t o b e p r i m a r i l y t h a t of a wife a n d m o t h e r . S e c o n d l y , she said, she will try t o w o r k on a one-to-one basis with people, "getting to k n o w individuals." Because V a n W y l e n ' s a p p o i n t m e n t will n o t be e f f e c t i v e until July 1, he said he plans t o s p e n d o n e or t w o d a y s a m o n t h b e f o r e s u m m e r visiting the college in order to become acquainted with s t u d e n t s and f a c u l t y .

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H O P E H A S B E G U N c o n s t r u c t i o n of a new s c i e n c e c e n t e r . N o w we can l o o k f o r w a r d t o s e c u r i n g a n e w p h y s i c a l e d u c a t i o n c e n t e r . Bec a u s e of y o u r s u c c e s s w i t h t h e s t u d e n t c e n t e r and t h e e f f e c t i v e s t u d e n t p a r t i c i p a t i o n in t h e design a n d f u n d i n g of t h a t p r o j e c t , I a m c o n f i d e n t t h a t the p h y s i c a l e d u c a t i o n c e n t e r h a s b e e n b r o u g h t m u c h closer to reality.

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p e r i o d s b y a n d for t h e s t u d e n t s o f H o p e College,

H o l l a n d , M i c h i g a n , u n d e r t h e a u t h o r i t y of the S t u d e n t C o m m u n i -

1 e a g e r l y l o o k f o r w a r d t o j o i n i n g w i t h y o u in t h e spirit of a c o m m u n i t y t h a t s h a r e s a n d w o r k s together. During the m o n t h s ahead I hope to s p e n d s o m e d a y s o n c a m p u s a n d will a t t e m p t t o a r r a n g e i n f o r m a l visits w i t h v a r i o u s g r o u p s of students. I e x t e n d t o all t h o s e in t h e H o p e c o m m u n i t y m y great a p p r e c i a t i o n f o r t h e c o n f i d e n c e and t r u s t w h i c h t h e y have s h o w n in m e a n d will d o m y v e r y best t o f u l f i l l t h e s e r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s .

d e n t , t h a t l e a d e r s h i p m u s t involve t h e collective w i s d o m of all t h o s e w h o are a f f e c t e d by the d e c i s i o n , " Van Wylen said.

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