Frenchwoman Notes Grading Lack of Respect for US Faculty ^ By Betty Lagomarsino Maybe it takes European diplo „macy. French college students are not required to attend classes, they 'have a less arbitrary grading sys tem, and have no tests but finals. # On the other hand French stu dents show more deference and re spect to their professors. They 'stand when a member of the fac ulty enters the room, and tact fully refrain from in-class com * ments. New Instructor « Those were the major differen ces between American and French universities listed by Mile. Janine 'Renee Courtillon, new Romance language instructor, in an inter view Friday. Mile. Courtillon, who first ar rived in the United States in k September, 1946, graduated from the University of Rennes in 1945. She came to the University of Ok lahoma and UCLA. She came to the University of Ore gon this month after teaching 'French at the University Okla homa. Little Contact The 23-year-old instructor was a student all during the occupa , tion. “But I had no interesting ex periences,” she said, “I didn't be long to the underground and had ■ very little contact with the Ger mans". "Of course they revised tbe his “ tory books.” she recalled, “and! stopped all amusements. We could ^ n’t dance or congregate in groups of more than four”. Rationing, Curfew . Rationing and curfew—11 p. m., usually and 7 p. m. as an occas Literary Group To Scan Woife Thomas Wolfe and his works will be discussed from 7 to 8 tonight in the browsing room of the library by Carlisle Moore, associate pro fessor of English, to begin the se ries of the book and author group under the sponsorship of Miss Ber ■ nice Rise, reading consultant of the library. After the talk, an open discussion period has been sched uled. The group, organized January 21, chose as president, Charles R. Hansard; vice-president, Harry B. Johnson; and secretary, Jessie Becker. • A variety of subjects for future programs includes Thoreau’s “Wal den" by Dr. Holtje, Gay’s “Beg gar's Opera” by R. D. Horn, and Strindberg’s play to be presented by Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt’s class in play production. ICORE of course SONGS By MORTON DOWNEY 4" TUES., THURS., SAT. 10:15 p. m. iona. punitive measure -were the greatest hardships, Mile, Courtil lon believed. The blue-eyed blonde instructor found tlie American university A B-C-D-F grading system especially interesting, in France, she recalled, the grades ran from 1 to 20, with 10 passing. Own Initiative “As far as studying," she contin ued, “we were left to our own in itiative. Classes were held, but we didn't have to attend. Of course, we had to pass the final exam ination to get credit." Mile. Courtillon’s ambition is to teach English. After her gradu ation she planned to find a posi-1 tion in Great Britain. Met American “But I met a student from the' University of Oklahoma”, she re called, “who convinced me to ap ply for an instructorship in aU. S.| college.” Mile. Courtillon wrote the sug gested letters, and several months later received an offer from the University of Oklahoma and came to the United States. ROTC Riflemsr Defeat Staters Oregon State went down to de feat at the hands of the University rifle team by a score of 903 to 871 at Corvallis last Saturday, Colonel Frank R. Maerdian, professor of military • science and tactics, re ported yesterday. Marvin J. Hart, sophomore in music, had the highest individual score with a total of 186 of a possi ble 200 points. He was closely fol olowed by William S. Hall, fresh man in business administration, who earned 184 points. The olher three marksmen mak ing up the winning team were Ray mond C. Bissell, freshman in busi ness administration, 180 points; Charles E. Hallen, senior in lib eral arts, 178 points; and Irwin P. 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