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Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom


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Classified Research

President Robben W. Fleming
believes the University should take
"a general position against clas-
sified military research." In an
interview with The Daily, Fleming
indicated he also believes the
school should not accept contracts
such as the current $1.5 million
classified counter-insurgency proj-
ect in Thailand.
Discussing a wide range of is-
sues Fleming also said he:
-Personally would have no op-
position to abolishing grades.
-Thinks elimination of the
compulsory requirement t h a t
freshman men and freshman and
sophomore women live in dorm-
itories may be the best solution
to problems over disciplinary jur-
isdiction in residence halls.

third of the $34 million in clas-
sified defense department re-
search handed out to American
universities. The bulk is done at
Willow Run Laboratories with the
remainder being done in the
engineering school. I
"A great deal of these projects
are unnecessarily classified," ex-
plains Fleming. "Everyone tells
me there is no need for so much
classification. A number of people
who do work can't see any reason
to classify. They argue that it was
simply easier to classify every-
"I think the universities should
apply some pressure to get some
of it declassified. Many top ad-
ministrators around the country
feel this work is unnecessarily
classified, and they would like
to tend to push to declassify it."
Fleming indicated he specific-
ally opposes the University taking
on classified military research in
foreign countries.
"I would much prefer myself
that insofar as there are military
applications -of research abroad,
that work not be done at the Uni-
"I think it prejudices the na-
ture of our University's research
in those areas of the world. It
gives rise to the idea rightly or
wrongly that a University re-

searcher may not be objective.
"Our University has various
social, economic and cultural pro-
grams going on in foreign coun-
tries. If we become identified with
military affairs in those areas it
could prejudice us in the eyes of
the people in those countries.
"For the University to be iden-
tified with the military would not
be good for our research in social.
economic and cultural programs."
The University currently is in
the midst of a $1 million classified
counterinsurgency p r o j e c t in
Thailand. Under defense depart-
ment sponsorship University scien
tists have helped build a "Joint
Thailand-U.S. A e r i a 1 Recon-
naissance program" to held the
Thais "find clandestine Com-
munist guerilla activity."
One University researcher is
currently working in Thailand
and 20 to 30 Thai military men
men have been trained in recon-
aissance techniques at the Uni-
versity and in Thailand.
When asked if he would press
for the cancellation of this Thai-
land work Fleming said "I don't
really see how we can do that."
The Thailand contract expires in
The University also has a top-
secret $261,192 sub-contract from
. Stanford Research Institute for

work in Thailand. The contract
is so secret that its name, spon-
sor, purpose and the researchers
involved can not be revealed. The
project is simply named "1111."
Although University researchers
have been working on the project
since last summer and completed
three months of field work in
Thailand the project has not been
formally approved by the Regents
or publicly listed in the Office of
Research Administration "Re-
Fleming says he's "opposed to
the university being involved in
any projects that aren't cleared
at our end. I'm not favorable to
beining engaged in projects with-
out our knowledge."
Fleming does not think that
his policy means the University
would lose a significant amount of
research. For one thing, he says
he would be willing to "establish
some criteria so that some specific
classified projects can be exempt-
Fleming says he also believes
the universities can pressure the
government into declassifying sub-
stantial amounts of research. "A
good deal of classified research
doesn't need to be dropped be-
cause we think that by applying
pressure it can become declas-
sified research."

Fleming indicated that he has
expressed his views on classified
research late last year before a
Faculty Senate research policies
committee which is now reviewing
the matter. A final report from
t h a t committee is expected
shortly. It will be followed by a
general faculty vote on the entire
question of classified research.
On the issue of the campus
grading system Fleming said "I
think you can make a good argu-
ment that when you start off
with good students like we have
at Michigan you could get off
very well without grades. A
simple pass-fail system might
"If that argument were made
to me I would take it very serious-
ly. I think it might, be rightly
done. However. I don't think It
could be sold to the faculty.
"And I also think that if we
were to try such a system that
students would back it at first
but eventually there would be
heavy student pressure to return
to grades."
Discussing the question of
dormitory rules and regulations.
Fleming said he didn't believe "the
University can say it has no in-
See FLEMING, Page 2

-Feels the
tion is "worth

concept of Student
Council incorpora-
talking about."

Fleming said he thinks the
school should take a "general po-
sition against classified research
and then set up policy guidelines
to make exceptions for specific
The University currently has
about $10 nillion in classified mil-
itary research projects, nearly a

-Daily-Andy Sacks


Report To Rec4
New Role for
By DAVID SPURR ion-Maki-ng. He will point out
A commission appointed last significant differences in the two
year by former President Harlan reports for discussion by the com-
Hatcher is drafting a final report mission Friday.
which will recommend increasing Hatcher appointed the commis-
student voice in decision-making sion, which includes students, fac-
at all University levels. ulty, and administrators, in No-
The introductory section of one vember, 1966, after a series of stu-
preliminary report submitted by dent protests.

ommend Regents


Hold Hearings

Not included in the Claude-Sin-
nott draft is a section in the
Kahn-Bruss-Groth draft concern-
ing the Office of Student Affairs.
Since, the section states, ", . . the,
Vice-President for Student Affairs
is caught . . . between students on
one hand, and the Regents on the
I other," he should be replaced by
a new Vice-President for Student

On Hours,

Visitation Policy


commission members outlines a
basic philosophy: ". . . students
should be involved in decision-
making at the department and
college level as well as at the Uni-
versity level . . . The Commission
bases its report on these prin-
ciples: first, that students . . . are
free to exercise their rights as cit-I
izens as they see fit; and second,
that students as members of . .
the University should participate
with other members of that com-
munity in the decision process un-
der appropriate delegation from:
the Board of Regents."
Rackham Dean Stephen H.
Spurr is reviewing two separate
preliminary reports submitted by

First Report

The first preliminary report was Services who would have "no pow-
written last month by Professors er over Rules and Regulations con-
Inis L. Claude of the Political cerning students," but who should
Science department and Maurice devote his time rather to "im-
J. Sinnott of the Engineering proving the service which the Uni-
school. Monday, commission mem- versity provides for its students."
ber Bruce Kahn, '68, President of Student Review Board
Student Government Council, read In addition, a student board of
a new preliminary report which he review would be set up with the
said had "significant differences in jower to veto decisions of the Vice-
content" from the Claude-Sinnott President for Student Services.
report. The new report was written In the area of housing, both
by Kahn and commission members drafts basically agreed in recom-
Neal Bruss, '69, and Miss Gretchen mending that the University move
Groth, Grad. "toward a policy in which resi-
Both drafts were written in an dence hall living is not compul-I
effort to accurately sum up what sory."
the commission as a whole has Both Reports Considered

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other members of the Commission concluded during a year of study To answer an "urgent need forj
on the Role of Students in Deci- and discussion. clarification and rationalization"
(Claude-Sinnott) of the Univer-
sity Judicial system, both draftsj
indsor Editors Qut advocate replacing the Joint Judi-
faculty joint University Committee.
Under the Claude-Sinnott plan,
OCer O bscenindividual schools and colleges
could assume original jurisdiction
over the JUC.
By BRIAN FORD editors admitted were "dirty." The Kahn-Bruss-Groth draft,
The co-editors of the Univer- A member of the paper's staff however, includes a JUC which
sity of Windsor's student news- said such words have continually would be "the organ of appeal
paper, "The Lance," faced with appeared in print and did not from all sub-judiciaries," includ-
possible expulsion from the uni- constitute a change in "The ing the schools and colleges. Fac-
versity, resigned yesterday. Lance's policy.
Disagreement between the ed- According to co-editor John ,voteonly in cases involving sus-
itors and the university's admin- Lolar, "municipal pressures forced pension or expulsion of students.
istration arose over the use of the administration" to ask the Campus Council
common slang words which the Board of Publications at the uni- Both drafts advocate the estab-
- ___.____-- --versity to have the "questionable' lishnent of a Campus Council,
words eliminated from the paper. made up of administrators, faculty
Co r t el 's The board refused to intervene. embers and elected student rep-
The Senate Committee on Stu- non-academictbehavior. This area
dent Conduct Activities and Dis- includes public lectures, protest
Sentencingcipline (SCSCAD) then asked Lo-and demonstrations, picketing,
lar and co-editor Marion John- ' teach-ins and sit-ins.
ston to attend its meeting on Regarding academic conduct,
Mond yMonday. There, Windsor Presi- the Claude-Sinnot draft recom-
dent J. F. L y mends that "the governing facul-
to guarantee that objectionable ties of the various schools' handle
Sentencing of former University four letter words be eliminated cases of alleged misconduct. The
student Mary Barkey, who pleaded from the paper. Kahn-Bruss-Groth draft, however,:
guilty to a disorderly conduct According to Lolar, three alter- specifies that a student "be guar- E
charge in the Cinema Guild case, natives were presented: 1) the anteed . . . the right to appeal to
has been postponed from Jan. 8 editors could stay on the paper a permanent body composed of
to Jan. 22, The postponement was and not print the words: 2) they students and faculty members
granted to allow pre-sentencing could resign immediately; or 3) from his college."
investigations to continue. thd stay on y;..f---s---g.
they-could stay on the paper,

":'} . .. .. Fle..ing Postp nes
-i -
President Robben W. Fleming announced yesterday that
the Regents would hold a public meeting Jan. 18 on the
~ questions offreshman women's hours and the recent Resi-
.......H.....B........Govern.r, dec.sion.al.ow.ng d.rm...ry
~ ~ ..house councils to make their own regulations for visitation
.': hours.
.>~y~'..~ ~The decision in effect negated official University recog-
.~ ~'~x. ~nition of the Boar d of Governors' decision which on Monday,
~ ' 'Director of University Housing John Feldkamp called
"The Board of Governors is delegated by the Regents to
determine policy, but they are also subject to review by the
."..... ..:........"..... . .... ..b.: Regents," Fleming said. The
.~ ~.~ .~.~./Board of Governors' decision A
S is not in effect now.''n an A K
meber, rof.Fank Brau Goferrs
Fr BaaMSU Negro.
AND O CO ES W NTERthat "our decision is the law.
Feldkamp even told us that. We
As the harsh realities of Ann Arbor winter have replaced the last remnants of a long autumnn so too were empowered by the Regents R ecruitm ent
has Palmer Field footbati been replaced by an inviting skating rink. But those winter realities may Iwith making the decision.'~
be a bit too much, as temperatures dipping below zero have continued to keep all but a hardy few IAccordin to sVice-Presidente ByfoKr ILIGS T
safely indoors, snugly sequestered behind a pile of a new semester's reading. "tuden ABair s Richrdr Ctlero B MARKa R. KILING WORTH
~ has the status only of a recoin- Michigan State University Pres,
CONVERSION DUE SOON: endatin"Both he and Fed dnt Joh A. Hanna yetra
ally in favor of the Board's deci- Council to provide new ideas on
sion, with certain reservations, how to attract more qualified Ne-
L o y do Ho u se C e n tr ali e d laiete claimed the right was gro students and staff.
theirs, and the Board of Governors~ According to highly informed
clamedtheright was theirs," said sources, Hannah told the group
e Student Government Council Pi'es- at its regular closed door meeting
P ilo t Pro ra m fo r Nex t Yea r ident Bruce Kahn, '68. "Nowhthe that Michigan State has only
regents are claiming it. I ope twelve Negro faculty members. He
the Board of Governors appre- added that 2.5 per cent of Its
By WALTER SHAPIRO and three women's houses in I mittee To Identify Additional| ciates the position they're in." .suetbfyi er-rae
"I'm all but certain that the MrlyHa lld atteida Male Spaces.1e de,", do' Thvey decison to withhold ui-ta sin Anon A rbor," he said,
Pot Program will move into a moving to Alice Lloyd," said Pilot think there will be that many re- sity rpecogn smetiona gt holdbtsiltosml-rprin
said ADircto Loyd Univ esty f, Prorm Director Diane Hatch, turnees due to the transformation ,curred Friday. "The Regents told Hannah, who Is chairman of
sai Drecorof nierstyHous- Grad.a"We saw such an arrange- of the rest of Alice Lloyd and the me they are not prepared to let CPr ssitJohn son's Civil Rights
ing Jhn Fldkam, "Ican' ment basic to the continued suc-| growing popularity of Couzens something so vital go by default," OComission, came uderfrelatd
think of any reason why this ces ofteprga. Hall as an 1pels dom" said Fleming. "I suggested the Ocoe.fe heDiyrpre
change won't come about." ueso h rga.TePltpprca as dor ss posblt ftha g"his sale of some personally-owned
Such a move, recommended last: She continued, "In such a pro- e Pil aProram has eprs- possbiltyo Gete hrn I land through an East Lansing
month by the Committee To Iden-: gram as Pilot the living units of ed offcia approval oyd, pro- R loen Gertrud Hexpbner (hR- real estate firmithat hnas been
tify Additional M a 1 e Spaces, 'the men and the women just poed moen to AleLloysdhi a "Blomfingd tHills) explined tht accusedodicmnaon
would consolidate the Pilot Pro- have to be near each other. In though Chouens Hall y as hi "Fleming thouht ths wsithein Oewyfr S oadmr
gr am into a single dormitry. The addition, at Alice Lloyd we will frstkhoic ford nethyar. nly way ohndlstuto nerwas or SUf to add moe
program now consists of three be able to take full advantage of 'ascosidre san Cnousbest the mwoment. etn--osil might be to hire Negro teachers
me'shuss nEat udranle the facilities without wov'rying: wscniedanufsbeste Tewohrmeig-silywho had not yet earned their
me - hue -in Ea Qu ran about friction with other units." for the Pilot Program because "it the first of future open mneetings, doctorate and help them to do so.
Thoseconcrnedwiththe i is more difficult to convert into according to Regent Otis Smith
Ths1ocrndwt hePlt co-ed housing and is far more I(D-Detroit) -will be held in the The problem of attracting more
ProgFr c s r am ae lo g: c ma in d p ula ih-per ss w- e nB ll oo , n wil inc ud N egroes i s one w hch a ll
Q a ius of thed prodram bhetwregen- The proposed move to Alice taie fteBoard of Governors, Ien Noveer , 196Te Dnaily
CiyFiee =: M=""'''by the Board oGovernos of 1SGC andeInterfra ernity Council.dprmn dcmnt contnding
2 For example, Prof. Donald R. Residence Halls at their Jan. 18 "I'd assume the Regents will +hat tho rinivyereitv nf Miehisan

Miss Barkey, along with two
other students and a faculty mem-
4ber, was charged with showing an
obscene film. Reportedly the
charges against the other three
defendants will be dropped. It is
also reported that the four will

print the words, and be expelled
from the university.

Because the editors
would have to give
editorial freedom and

felt they
up their
did not

Fire in West
Two Trips by

Want to be expelled, they resign-
ed. SCSCAD met yesterday to de-

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