A Clarkson Mosaic - page 244

With the publication of this periodical, the industries and secondary schools will be able to get better
acquainted with the technical accomplishments of Clarkson students.
It was endorsed by Clarkson's administration, department chairman, and the student
chapters of national professional societies. After 82 percent of the underclassmen agreed to pay
one dollar a year for subscriptions, the honor societies pledged to make up financial gaps in the
first two issues lacking national advertisements.
Final Examinations.
In response to numerous complaints from students, a special Faculty
Committee on Final Examinations (Dean Herron, Professors Lindsey, Hecker, McHugh, and
Renzema) made recommendations about Clarkson's final examinations. Their report, endorsed
by the Faculty Council, included the following:
1. Final examinations should emphasize:
(a) Evaluation of student's judgment and intellectual power, rather than the
adequacy of his ability to remember factual material;
(b) Correction and assimilation of the subject matter of the course.
6. In multiple sections of a course a completely uniform examination policy should be
8. Examinations should be stated so clearly that anyone familiar with the subject can
readily judge what is expected as an answer. Attention also should be given to the mechanical
makeup of examinations.
Chi Epsilon.
Clarkson's chapter of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honorary
fraternity, was formally installed on May 27, following the acceptance of Clarkson's application
by the fraternity's 38 member chapters. Thirty-six Clarkson students were chosen for
membership, including Edward T. Misiaszek '52, who returned to campus in 1962 to teach and
serve in various administrative offices, including associate dean of engineering, and dean of
undergraduate studies.
Betty Baderman.
Joining the staff in 1949 as news secretary for public relations, Betty was
promoted to Director of Public Relations on the departure of Don Boyd who had held the post
for several years. She had graduated from Syracuse University Graduate School, Journalism
Division, in 1949, following her degree in liberal arts from Syracuse two years earlier.
War Orphan.
Maurice Gryner, a Polish war orphan "adopted" by Lambda Iota, celebrated his
ninth birthday on December 22. Adopted two years earlier by Lambda through the Parents Plan
for War Children, he had been born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1942, and while still an infant, had
been sent with his family by the Gestapo to a camp in Malines. Eventually he was sent to
Brussels after the death of his family in a Polish concentration camp.
After the war, he turned up in a colony for war orphans in Belgium. Ever since the
fraternity "adopted" him, every pledge during the "Hell Week" scavenger hunt had to find some
wearable article of clothing and a toy for Maurice. In addition, each member was assessed a
certain amount to make up the $15 monthly payment sent to Maurice's orphanage, along with a
generous package of Christmas gifts sent by the fraternity. In May 1952, Foster Parents' Plan
reunited Maurice with his aunt living in Paris, and so Lambda sought a new orphan to sponsor.
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