The Faculty council was so unconcerned with political issues this year that Rosovsky says he does not know who on the council is a liberal and who is a conservative. Its pace was sure and deliberate--even a little boring. The council had to cancel two Faculty meetings this spring because there was nothing to talk about.
Still, partially out of force of habit, the caucuses stirred themselves out of hibernation briefly this spring to participate halfheartedly in the council elections. Arthur Maass, Thomson Professor of Government, put together a conservative slate in consultation with, he said "10 or 20 or 30 people." The liberals, meanwhile, were caught napping and had to get Rosovsky to add liberal nominees to the ballot.
When the results came in, it turned out that the Faculty, in the lightest turnout ever in a council election, swept in most of the conservative slate, but the liberals seemed fairly pleased with the success of their last-ditch effort.
The new members of the council are: George F. Carrier, Coolidge Professor of Applied Mathematics, a member of the Maass slate but well-liked by liberals; William N. Lipscomb, Lawrence Professor of Chemistry and a conservative; James S. Duesenberry, chairman of the Economics Department and a conservative; Irvin DeVore, professor of Anthropology, a liberal upset victor over the Maass candidate Nathan Keyfitz, Andelot Professor of Sociology; Sydney J. Freedberg '36, professor of Fine Arts and a conservative; Elisabeth Allison, assistant professor of Economics and a member of neither ticket; and Linda Seidel, lecturer on Fine Arts, from the Maass slate. The liberal's only serious loss was Jean Bruneau, professor of French, who was defeated by Freedberg.