Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1948, Page 7, Image 7

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    Frenchwoman Notes Grading
Lack of Respect for US Faculty
^ By Betty Lagomarsino
Maybe it takes European diplo
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
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
"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
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
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.|
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.
Holzman, freshman in liberal arts,
175 points.
The five alternate members of
the team who did not fire for rec
ord were Robert W. Essig, Robert
L. Reaves, Arthur M. Bayly, Ed
ward J. Jamison, and Gene F.
Captain William F. Ilintz, offi
cer in charge, and M/Sgt. Malburn
i Emerald Classifieds!
'OR RENT, Room for single man,
close to campus. $18.00, 960'^
Patterson. Call 1744-W. Even
Gamma Alpha Chi
To Refund Money
Full refunds will be made to all
students who ordered Christmas
•’ards through Gamma Alpha Chi,
Maryanne Hansen, president, an
nounced yesterday.
She said the money would be re
funded during the next two weeks.
D. Mudd, team coach, accompanied
the team to Corvallis.
LOST: Brown, gold-top Eversharn
pen. Name engraved Geo. C.
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FOR SALE: Tuxedo, excellent con
dition; fine material; size 38
long; $25.00. 2437 Columbia.
Phone 1381YV. (76)
LOST: Black silver Shaffer pen.
Finder call 2884.
ROOM & BOARD: Men student
$45 a month. Cooperative mana
gement. 2477 Alder. Phone 623L.
BOARD for students. Call 67S6-R.
Ice skates (8Ve Pine leather shoes
Pre-war chromium, nickel
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