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with the operation of non-compulsory physical training, officials at have decided to continue the voluntary plan next year.

are reaching more upperclassmen and getting more intensive and skilled with the new system," said Mary Guest Paget, Director of the Program Dance, and Recreation. Even though attendance for some sports has she added, there is more time for new offerings, and consequently over-anticipation has increased.

virtually on a "you-name-it" we'll-get-it" basis, the expanded program answered student requests for judo, scuba diving, and skiing-conditioning. of interest" are prompting consideration of a Radcliffe crew, aviation and squash-court facilities.

is no longer a "department of physical education" as such. The new Sports, Dance, and Recreation embraces a non-credit art seminar and co-ed as well as conventional sports, and is really designed as a response interest in the performing arts, creative arts, and physical recreation.

Commenting on the voluntary plan at its inception last fall, Harvard officials expressed fear that the upperclass athletic program would suffer if freshman physical training were not compulsory. At Radcliffe, the experiment has had results contrary to this prediction.

In riding, participation has been consistent enough to allow intensive training; for the first time this year, riders have been able to progress beyond jumping to the hunt. In swimming, the number of students taking the Red Cross water-safety instructor course has increased notably.

Program Creates Initiative

"We are trying to teach not just skills, but a real taste for sports," Miss Paget said. The new program is apparently having this effect, since student initiative has been strong. Moreover, "students are beginning to understand the value of conditioning for its own sake," the director added.

New facilities in the non-sports part of the program include a photo darkroom in Whitman, and a stereo set and record collection in Agassiz.

Equipment for impromptu games is stored in the Field House at the Quad, and can be checked out at any time. "We have everything up there but a football," Miss Paget said, "and that's coming."

are reaching more upperclassmen and getting more intensive and skilled with the new system," said Mary Guest Paget, Director of the Program Dance, and Recreation. Even though attendance for some sports has she added, there is more time for new offerings, and consequently over-anticipation has increased.

virtually on a "you-name-it" we'll-get-it" basis, the expanded program answered student requests for judo, scuba diving, and skiing-conditioning. of interest" are prompting consideration of a Radcliffe crew, aviation and squash-court facilities.

is no longer a "department of physical education" as such. The new Sports, Dance, and Recreation embraces a non-credit art seminar and co-ed as well as conventional sports, and is really designed as a response interest in the performing arts, creative arts, and physical recreation.

Commenting on the voluntary plan at its inception last fall, Harvard officials expressed fear that the upperclass athletic program would suffer if freshman physical training were not compulsory. At Radcliffe, the experiment has had results contrary to this prediction.

In riding, participation has been consistent enough to allow intensive training; for the first time this year, riders have been able to progress beyond jumping to the hunt. In swimming, the number of students taking the Red Cross water-safety instructor course has increased notably.

Program Creates Initiative

"We are trying to teach not just skills, but a real taste for sports," Miss Paget said. The new program is apparently having this effect, since student initiative has been strong. Moreover, "students are beginning to understand the value of conditioning for its own sake," the director added.

New facilities in the non-sports part of the program include a photo darkroom in Whitman, and a stereo set and record collection in Agassiz.

Equipment for impromptu games is stored in the Field House at the Quad, and can be checked out at any time. "We have everything up there but a football," Miss Paget said, "and that's coming."

virtually on a "you-name-it" we'll-get-it" basis, the expanded program answered student requests for judo, scuba diving, and skiing-conditioning. of interest" are prompting consideration of a Radcliffe crew, aviation and squash-court facilities.

is no longer a "department of physical education" as such. The new Sports, Dance, and Recreation embraces a non-credit art seminar and co-ed as well as conventional sports, and is really designed as a response interest in the performing arts, creative arts, and physical recreation.

Commenting on the voluntary plan at its inception last fall, Harvard officials expressed fear that the upperclass athletic program would suffer if freshman physical training were not compulsory. At Radcliffe, the experiment has had results contrary to this prediction.

In riding, participation has been consistent enough to allow intensive training; for the first time this year, riders have been able to progress beyond jumping to the hunt. In swimming, the number of students taking the Red Cross water-safety instructor course has increased notably.

Program Creates Initiative

"We are trying to teach not just skills, but a real taste for sports," Miss Paget said. The new program is apparently having this effect, since student initiative has been strong. Moreover, "students are beginning to understand the value of conditioning for its own sake," the director added.

New facilities in the non-sports part of the program include a photo darkroom in Whitman, and a stereo set and record collection in Agassiz.

Equipment for impromptu games is stored in the Field House at the Quad, and can be checked out at any time. "We have everything up there but a football," Miss Paget said, "and that's coming."

is no longer a "department of physical education" as such. The new Sports, Dance, and Recreation embraces a non-credit art seminar and co-ed as well as conventional sports, and is really designed as a response interest in the performing arts, creative arts, and physical recreation.

Commenting on the voluntary plan at its inception last fall, Harvard officials expressed fear that the upperclass athletic program would suffer if freshman physical training were not compulsory. At Radcliffe, the experiment has had results contrary to this prediction.

In riding, participation has been consistent enough to allow intensive training; for the first time this year, riders have been able to progress beyond jumping to the hunt. In swimming, the number of students taking the Red Cross water-safety instructor course has increased notably.

Program Creates Initiative

"We are trying to teach not just skills, but a real taste for sports," Miss Paget said. The new program is apparently having this effect, since student initiative has been strong. Moreover, "students are beginning to understand the value of conditioning for its own sake," the director added.

New facilities in the non-sports part of the program include a photo darkroom in Whitman, and a stereo set and record collection in Agassiz.

Equipment for impromptu games is stored in the Field House at the Quad, and can be checked out at any time. "We have everything up there but a football," Miss Paget said, "and that's coming."

Commenting on the voluntary plan at its inception last fall, Harvard officials expressed fear that the upperclass athletic program would suffer if freshman physical training were not compulsory. At Radcliffe, the experiment has had results contrary to this prediction.

In riding, participation has been consistent enough to allow intensive training; for the first time this year, riders have been able to progress beyond jumping to the hunt. In swimming, the number of students taking the Red Cross water-safety instructor course has increased notably.

Program Creates Initiative

"We are trying to teach not just skills, but a real taste for sports," Miss Paget said. The new program is apparently having this effect, since student initiative has been strong. Moreover, "students are beginning to understand the value of conditioning for its own sake," the director added.

New facilities in the non-sports part of the program include a photo darkroom in Whitman, and a stereo set and record collection in Agassiz.

Equipment for impromptu games is stored in the Field House at the Quad, and can be checked out at any time. "We have everything up there but a football," Miss Paget said, "and that's coming."

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