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Page Eight


Sunday, March 10, 1968




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Slates Head
SGC Con-Con
Delegate List


Michael Davis
SGC Administrative V.P.

Carol Hollenshead

Bob Nelson
SGC Personnel Director

Dave Phillips
Student Consumer's Union

Panther White
Exec. Committee, City Course

Shelly Mittleman
UAC Outreach Committee

With the end of imposed regulation, with the
restructuring of the Office of Student Affairs, and
with the incorporation of SGC, what students do
will be limited primarily by their vision and
A. ACADEMICS: Incorporation of SGC will al-
low students to determine for themselves directly
how much money their government will have to
Support of College and School Governments:
SGC does not have the time, skill, or right to be-
come involved with the detailed academic ques-
tions'of concern to students as members of a par-
ticular school or college of the University. How-
ever, the work of school and college governments
is important to student academic life, and many
school and college governments are seriously con-
strained by lack of money. We therefore pledge
to establish a fund (initially of about $5,000) to be
allocated per capita to the democratically-elected
student governments of the various schools and
colleges to be used to initiate and maintain pro-
grams deemed beneficial to their respective aca-
demic units.
2. Special Intercollege Programs: SGC should
actively work for curricular innovation involving
more than one school or college. The proposed
Interdepartmental Department (which an SGC
select committee is now working to have organ-
ized) could be used to channel SGC money for
the creation of desired programs.
B. ECONOMICS: SGC should work to guaran-
tee that no student has to pay more for goods or
services than those goods or services are worth.
1. More Competition for Ann Arbor Merchants:
The Student Consumers' Union (SCU) is already
trying to bring in competition to reduce prices of
groceries, dry-cleaning, clothing, and general sup-
plies. SC should also, and we pledge to see that
it does, publish a comparative price booklet to in-
form students of low prices, investiga'te establish-
ing a major cooperative book and dry-goods store
(like the Harvard Coop), and devise means of
using student consumer power (like that of the
Fraternity Buyers' Association) to force Ann Arbor
prices down.

2. Low-Cost Housing: Only a higher vacancy
rate can force apartment rents to fall substantial-
ly. We pledge to try to get the University to build
apartments on Central Campus (for which the
University already has plans), to investigate the
possibility of an incorporated SGC building apart-1
ments itself, and (if that proves possible) to work1
to see such apartments built.
3. Separate Room and Board Contracts for the}
Dorms: Present residence-hall policy is to require
every resident to pay for meals whether he eats
them or not. We pledge to work for separate room
and board contracts and for a variety of board
contracts to fit students' varied needs.
affects students as students should be the concern
of SGC.
1. Intramurals: What was once the best intra-
mural program in the country is today a disgrace.
The problem is money. We propose that, with the
incorporation of SGC, SGC put to referendum a
large levy for the intramural program; that if
the levy passes, SGC offer the money to the intra-
mural program on conditions guaranteeing that
the money will be added to money already assigned
the program and that the projects to which the
money is allocated meet the approval of students.
2. Classified Research: Publicity of thought and
work is the foundation of an academic community.,
Insofar as there are secrets within the University,
that foundation is undermined. Therefore, we have
opposed and will continue to oppose the presence
of classified research at this university.
3. Reorganziation of the Office of Student Af-
fairs: We pledge to see the OSA reorganized so
that those making decisions are responsible to
boards dominated by students.
NELSON: SGC Personnel Chairman; Bus. Mgr. Apart.-
ment Legal Guide. Student Housing Assoc.; SGC Public
Relations Board; OSA Committee on Disclosure of Student
HOLLENSHEAD: Incumbent; Chairman, Student Con-
sumers' Union; City-Student RelationsmBoard; Select Com-
mittee on Con-Con;
DAVIS: SGC Administrative V.P.; Author of incorpora-
tion; co-sponsor of sGC motion of Freshman Women's
Hours; Teaching Fellow.

SGC should be more of a grass- There have been many questions among the thinking students
roots political body than a Thurs- today about the actual quality of the undergraduate University of
day-night debating society. Its Michigan. To correct for what I think is a general failing of the
purpose is to mobolize the student University's teaching capacity, I support and suggest:
body and eliminate or reduce the 1) Tutorial reading courses offered in all departments. These are
presently offered in the Psych., Soc., and Math., departments.
current student problems. Primar 2) Seminars-Groups of students could sign up for the above courses
Cion is one of the most basic ex- and form these seminars. 3) More experimental courses such as the
amples of student discrimination. City Course and the Residential College's Freshman seminars. 4) Oral
Dry cleaners, food, jewelry, and examinations to be given in smaller courses. 5) Letter grades are de-
clothing stores are places where humanizing. Why'not substitute in written individual instructor eval-
SGC could help immensely. II. uations Instructors would be forced to have personal contact with
Student Housing Association and students. 6) Ad hoc review of "publish or perish" criteria to place
Rental Union - 8 month lease, emphasis onto teaching rather than publishing. 7) Abolishment of
damage fees, parking facilities, the mandatory language requirement. 8) Students holding seats on
high rents-all are important,
areas of student concern. III - all bodies of academic decision-making on the department, college,
Course Evaluation Booklet - and university level. 9) Work-Study rotation of semesters, similar to
Academically this is one of the programs at Bennington and Antioch. Such a program now exists on
most important projects that SGC the Dearborn Campus for engineers; why not bring this to the Cen-
has undertaken. It requires much tral Campus and why limit this to engineers. 10) Field experiences
time and energy which many are such as Outreach in the Psychology department should be extended
unwilling to give. These are spe- to other departments. eg. ghetto work for Sociology.
cific actions and projects that, The Student Government Council has been found lacking in
upon completion, would be of ex- unity and efficacy as of late. To correct this, I support: 1) SGC spon-
treme benefit. The problem with
many council members, however soring a coordinating committee to the Graduate Assembly to com-
is that they do not put their time bine the interests and actions of the two. 2) Incorporation of SGC.
and efforts into these committees. This would enable SGC to legally own property, operate stores, invest,
'This is the basis of my running etc. 3) Unionization of the students. A union is formed when a group
for a council seat. I will put my of people ban together to protect their common rights. All students
efforts into these projects as well would be free to join this union.
as represent my constituency. The eight-month lease looks imminent. Landlords are raising
Other Issues: Classified Research the rents as high as 25 percent which ameliorates the purpose of the
-war research is acceptable1as i T 1)4itb -i.t h. it n d N th

Plans for Student Government
Council's f i r s t Constitutional
Convention since its founding are
starting to take shap. First of
course comes the matter of elec-
tions, with the actual convention
scheduled to meet soon after the
results of the election are known.
The okay for the convention
took place at last semester's SGC
elections, where six thousand stu-
dents voted overwhelmingly their
approval. A University-wide Se-
lect Committee on the Constitu-
tional Convention was then con-
vened by SGC, with University
Activities Center President Don
Tucker, '68, as chairman, to de-
vise a method of electing candi-
After two months of hassling,
the committee finally agreed on
a method of representation where-
by the proportionate number of
students in each University school
would be alloted delegates acord-
would be allotted delegates ac-
cording to the size of their school.
Tucker's recommendations were
accepted by SGC, and SGC mem-
ber Tom Westerdale, Grad., pro-
grammed a University computer
to tabulate the actual numbers
of candidates each school was
The final tally gave students in
the literary school, which is com-
bined with the Rackham School
for Graduate Studies, the greatest
number of delegates with 25. The
engineering school is second, with
seven representatives. Then fol-
lows the education school, five
delegates, and the medical, busi-
ness administration, law, and
nursing and pharmacy schools
with two delegates apiece. The
music school, the schoo iofarchi-
tecture & design, the school of
social work, the dentistry school,
the natural resources school and
the public health school all are
allotted one delegate apiece.
Forty-eight Candidates
Forty-eight candidates from the
literary school have filed* peti-
tions, and are on the ballot. Three
slates were announced. The Stu-
dent Union ,Slate, organized by
SGC Executive Vice-President
Ruth Baumann, has 16 candidates,
the maximum allowed on one
slate from the literary school.
(SGC rules state that not more
than two-thirds of the total num-
ber of delegates from each school,
rounded off to the nearest whole
number, may appear on any given
Miss Baumann's slate includes
Voice-SDS leader Eric Chester,

SGC President Bruce Kahn, new-
ly elected Grad Assembly Presi-
dent Stuart Katz, Grad Assembly
member Terese Westerdale, and
SGC member Tom Westerdale.
The slate is completed by Thomas
Abbott, Charles Arnold, Marsha
Daigle, Bruce Levine, SGC Coor-
dinating Vice-President Paul Mil-
grom, Maureen O'Shea, Mark Ro-
senbaum, Ronald Shurin, Bruce
Stanton, and Sandy Morter.
Two More Slates
SGC member E. O. Knowles or-
ganized a second slate of fifteen
candidates, headed by Panhellen-
ic Council President Ellen Heybo-
er, Inter-Fraternity Council Pre-
sident Bob Rorke, SGC treasurer
Bob Neff, Inter-House Assembly
President Steve Brown, and Lit-
erary School President Jeff Mess-
ner. The list is completed by Lee
Mary Danielson, Robert Gorsline,
Wendy Kress, Tom Mowry, Bob
Nelson, Dave Phillips, Mary Liv-
ingston, Bill Steere and Suzy
College Republican leaders Mi-
chael Renner and Robert Will-
marth comprise the third -slate.
The other delegates for the liter-
ary school also include David
Damm, Maureen DeLong, John
Entenman, Richard Kopeke, Mar-
tha Most, Don Racheter, William
Sharkey, Wade Shull, Eugene
Smith, Suzanne Swayze, Gary
Talpos, M. Gwen Tanguay, and
Douglas Wilson.
Eleven students from the en-
gineering school have filed for the
seven positions available. Leslie
Anderson, Carl Bloch, Christoph-
er Bloch, Jeff Bowden, Mark Har-
ris, Eugene PeFouw, Gates Moss,
James Kavajaugh, Gary Busch,
KenPurdy, and Gerald Silvulka
compose the list of candidates.
Out of a possible nineteen can-
didates for graduate school dele-
gates, only four students are run-
ning. Steve Cohen is a candidate
from the school of business ad-
ministration, and Sharon Good-
man is running from the educa-
tion school. Sue Mayberry is the
candidate from the music school.
First Elected
Law student Robert Fredericks
became the first Con-Con dele-
gate to be elected. Because the
University law students have their
Spring break during the regularly
scheduled SGC elections Tuesday
and, Wednesday, elections for
them were held last Thursday,
and Fredericks receved 74 votes.
He was the only student running.
Four seats from the education
school, two from the medical
school, and one each from busi-
ness administration, law, nursing
and pharmacy, music, architec-
ture and design, social work, den-
tistry, natural resources and pub-
lic health will be unfilled after the
election, due to a lack of candi-
The Tucker Report,' as adopted
by SGC, specified that every at-
tempt should be made to make
use of a computer system, not
only to facilitate the actual count-
ing of the ballots, but to provide
a check right in the programming
against students voting in the
wrongsschool, either intentionally
or mistakenly.
But use of the computers prov-
ed to be so much trouble and of
so little advantage because of
many last-minute problems which
hadn't been thought out, that any
computer system for this election
proved infeasible.



long as it is unclassified. I am
againt classified research because
it does not maintain. or further
the main purpose of the Univer-
sity. II. Demonstrations and sit-
ins should be used only after all
available administrative channels
prove unsuccessful. III. I am firm-
ly committed to the principle that
students should be proportionate-I
ly represented in any attempt to
restructure the OSA. IV. Incor-
poration-Financial independence
of SGC requires this step which
would be the major tool in im-
plementing the constructive pro-
grams of council.

reform. I suggesL:1) Unlversi~ yul nuosmng on us ana on 1orn
Campus to give the students low-cost 8-month housing of a quality
at least commensurate of those on campus and adequate transporta-
tion to classrooms. 2) More renewed and strengthened boycotts on
individual realty firms. 3) Incorporated SGC investing in real estate
by students on a co-operative basis. 4) Extension of apartment privi-
leges to Sophomore women which would free several Residence Halls
for conversion into apartments.
Parking on campus has imposed a financial burden on students.
Ann Arbor collects unjustified dollars from students from meters
and parking tickets. I support: 1) Abolition of all parking meters on
and around Central Campus. 2) Abolition of parking on Central Cam-
pus with parking units built off of Central Campus with commuter
buses for transportation. This bus system could be extended to in-
clude off-campus areas such as Washtenaw Ave. for the protection
of students walking home late at night.


Three Hopefuls

To Debate

Gail Rubin Paul Milgromn
Incumbent SGC Coordinating V.P.

Mark Madoff
Housing Organizer

Academic Tenure
Quite clearly, the quality of instruction at the
Uiniversity is largely dependent upon tenure de-
cisions. It is a fact that only one professor in five
is brought to the University for his outstanding
teaching ability. This situation can best be reme-
died by gaining the right for students to partici-
pate in making tenure decisions.
Academic Curricula
There is a need for an institutionalized process
for establishing interdisciplinary courses. A course
such as "War: Its Causes and Results," for ex-
ample, cannot be established through ordinary
We advocate the creation of an independently
funded Student-Faculty Board for Inter-disciplin-
ary Studies. This board would sponsor a course
mart where students and faculty members could
meet to discuss new course ideas. The board would

We propose that SGC, once' incorporated, seek
federal grants to build student housing to be op-
erated at cost and to drive down housing costs in
Ann Arbor. We further propose that Student Ren-
tal Union seek the right to bargain collectively on
behalf of students using boycotts and rent strikes
as economic weapons.
Student Cooperativesj
An increased allocation of student fees to SGC
could be used to establish student cooperative
stores where students could buy goods at consid-
erable savings. As little as one dollar per student
per semester would provide $80,000 per year to;
establish and operate student cooperatives.
Graduate Representation
SGC has not been able to adequately represent
certain specialized-interests of graduate students.
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University Activities Center and
Student Government Council are
co-sponsoring the Think-In de-
bate among SGC Presidential
prospects tomorrow night -in the
Union Ballroom at 7:30.
Newly-elected UAC President
Dan McCreeth, '68, said the idea
for such a program "is excellent
because it will stimulate interest
in the election, and encourage a
greater voter turnout." The three
candidates, Michael Koeneke,
Mark Schreiber, and Panther
White, have all indicated their
support for the debate, and their
intention of attending.
SGC sponsored a teach-in last
Friday night, with speakers re-
presenting some of the major is-
sues on the ballot, and a large
crowd filled the Ugli Multipurpose
Room to participate. A much
greater crowd is expected at the
The event is being chaired by
retired UAC President Don Tuck-
Major issues that will probably
be discussed include University
participation in classified war re-
search and membership in the
Institute for Defense Analysis,
student housing in relation to the
8-month lease, SGC incorpora-
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rents, and Schreiber advocates
tenant unions to be formed by
apartment residents to collective-
ly bargain with management
agencies. Both favor, in the event
of incorporation, low-cost stu-
dent housing buildings to be built
by SGC.
Candidate Panther White is
pushing for a student union, in-
stead of a 17-member SGC,
whereby faculty, administrators,
and merchants would be forced to
deal with the collective power of
hundreds or thousands of stu-
All three candidates favor in-
corporation of SGC, whereby SGC
would be able to lease, buy, and
rent on its own, autonymous from
the University.

The format of the Think-In
will be opening remarks not to
exceed ten minutes by each can-
didate, followed by a question-
answer-rebuttal sessionuamong
the students and candidates.
Koeneke, a business administra-
tion major, is running with SGC
Treasurer Bob Neff, '69. Econom-
ics major Schreiber has Andy
Quinn, '69, as his running mate,
while White, a junior from Ohio,
has Shelly Mittleman, '70, as his<
vice-presidential candidate.
White and Mittleman are also
running for council seats on a
ticket, as well as the executive
Other issues: Koeneke says SGC
must convince the administration

to set aside about 1000 parking
spaces for the students close
enough to campus for each stu-
dent. Schreiber advocates arota-
ting semester, whereby students
would be involved in both campus
and non-campus life, alternating
work with formal study. White
wants field experiences such as
Outreach in the psychology de-
partment extended to other de-
partments, such as ghetto work
for Sociology.

School Posts Open





Three seats for the Board in Deitch, Carla Kish, and Elizabeth
Control of Student Publications Wissman are the candidates.
and one seat for the Board in There were originally three
Control of Intercollegiate Athle- candidates for the athletic board,
tics will be decided in this week's but candidate Joel Block has since
election. withdrawn his name. Phillip
Three is the maximum number Brown and Joseph Jones will now
of student candidates on the pub- vie for the position.
lications board which also in- The duty of the publications
cludes three University vice-pres- board is approval of Daily ap-
identsthe vice-president for stu- pointments which The Daily edi-
dent affairs, the vice-president tors decide. The athletic board
for university relations, and the makes decisions relevant to Uni-
vice-president and chief 'finan- versity athletic policy.
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