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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12,196'

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PACE fir EN

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1967 THE MICIHGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN

Student

Government

Council

(Continued from Page 6)
MICHIGAN FORENSICS GUILD
1965-1968
Secretary 1966-1967
President 1967-1968
VARSITY DEBATE SQUAD 1965-
1967
MICHIGN INTER COLLEGIATE
SPEECH LEAGUE DISCUSSION
TOURNAMENT
First place, 1967
DELTA SIGMA RHO-TAU KAP-
PA ALPHA (National Honorary)
The basic problem with SGC is
the communication gap between
council and the constituents. The
Speakers Bureau was created to
help alleviate this problem, but
few councilmen have been parti-
cipating. If elected, ,I would talk
with interested groups regularly.
I would like to see instituted a
twenty-four hour a day answer-
ing service for students to register
compblaints and suggestions. I be-
0 lieve a councilman must be con-
cerned with and responsive to the
desires of his constituents, actively
soliciting their opinions. I sup-
port the constitutional convention
because a restructured SGC can
better meet this goal.
Student decision-making is an
issue I have been actively involved
in through Markley, IHA, and the
Board of Governors. I belive that
the democratic ideals of our so-
ciety should be applied in this
area rather than any outmoded
notions pf in loco-parentis. There-
fore, I introduced a motion to the
Board of Governors for restructur-
ing to allow a student majority.
The proposal would retain those
benefits of teamwork, i.e., contin-
uity, outside perspectives, an ade-
quate appraisal of the consequen-
ces of actions. Proposals I intro-
duced for closed door visitation
in the dorms and the abolition of
women's hours have had favor-
able response, even though stu-
dents were in the minority on the
Board.
I support continuing legal aid,
the Student Housing Association,
and the course-evaluation booklet,
for these serve the students. SGC
should now work for a commuter
bus service and a student voice in
academics, i.e., proposing new
classes, setting distribution and
concentration requirements, in-
creasing pass-fails.
The basic orientation should be
as a lobby for, student interests.

developed when SGC began lash-
ing out at any and every issue
without making its strategy and
goals, if they existed, obvious to
the student body which is pur-
ports to represent.
There are administrative funct-
ions over which SGC will never
exercise controlrbecause the time
and expertise are beyond the cap-
abilities of students. If the ad-
ministration, however, violates a
university policy, e.g. classified war
research, SGC has the right -
even the duty - to ensure that
administrative behavior conforms
to university policy and goals. Ad-
ministrative inefficiency should
also be a catalyst to SGC action.
SGC should then act upon what-
ever pressure points are avail-
able to correct the condition. If
no such points exist, SGC should,
institute alternatives to the de-
fective university policies. Exist-
ing channels should be the first
recourse in any SGC action. When
existing channels break down,
SGC must resort to independent
action.
Programs such as Student Rental
Union, Course Evaluation Booklet,
and Legal Aid Service will flourish
only if the question of SGC-ad-
ministration relationships is re-
solved. Until then, resources which
could be devoted to these areas
will be siphoned-off. SGC should
also make itself more representa-
tive and responsible by support-
ing a constitutional convention as
recommended by the "Tucker Re-
port."

,ANDREW
QUINN,
The dominant and most mis-
understood issue in the current
SGC election is the relationship
which SGC is to assume with the
administration. Traditionally, SGC
has served the dual roles of ad-
visory board and safety valve with
the administration enjoying a
monopoly over the decision-mak-
ing process. Lately SGC has been
moving into the realm of de-
cision-making while retaining its.
traditional functions. Problems

i 4~

VERON ICE
HOLT
While attending council meet-
ings as a representative of my
sorority, it became evident to me
that council is not a representa-
tive or responsive body. It is not
representative because the elected
members are indirectly respon-
sible to the entire student body
and held directly accountable to
no one. The fact that it is not
responsive is demonstrated in
council's attitude toward its con-
stituency at council meetings.
It irritates me to hear council
members speak of their constitu-
ency as wisdomless individuals for
whom council must provide lea-
dership regardless of their will.
The opinions of constituents
should be listened to with respect.
As a member of council, these
would be my two major concerns:
restructuring council and seeing
council become a more responsive
body. I believe that there are
many valuable services thatcoun-
cil is performing for the student
such as course evaluation, student
legal services, council's plan for
the eight month lease, etc.
There are three more roles
which council has the right to
fill: regulation of student con-
duct, representing the students to
the administration, and making
political decisions only when it is

obvious that they speak for a., ........... _ ... _ .. .
great majority of the student bo-
dy.
In the past I have always striv-
en, both in high school and at
Eastern Michigan University, to
be an active working part of the
school community. Last year at
Eastern, I was vice-president and
then president of Young Demo- A F ' V1
crats. I hope that you will now
give me an opportunity to serve
the University as a member of !
Student Government Council RESOLU1IN
Y T-
VOTE
1. The "Bases for Recognition" of Student Organizations enumerated in
on 4 Candidates the "University Regulations Concerning Student Organizations" are
hereby amended (a) by deletion of section (2) of the Bases, and (b) by
inserting in the place of that section the following:
2. More than half of the total membership of any group, eligible for the
TWO rights and obligations of a student organization as specified in these
REE RE NDUMSRegulations must be students currently enrolled, or .else students who
were enrolled the immediately preceding semester and are eligible to
enroll the immdiately subsequent one; AND at least two-thirds the
total membership of any such organization must be students, as de-
fined above, or alumni of the University, or people who while not cur-
rently enrolled have either been enrolled at the University within
one calendar year previous to the start of the current semester; AND
every such organization must have two student officers entitled to
attend every meeting of the organization or any part thereof, including
all meetings and caucuses restricted to officers or any other sub-group
of the total membership. These two officers shall be those whose
signatures must be submitted to SGC under the Procedures for Recog-
NITE
nition and Registration of these Regulations.
W RKERS Groups having only students as voting members and officers shall be
recognized as "student organizations." All other groups meeting the
requirements of these Bases shall be recognized as "student-commun-
STIL Lity organizations" subject to all the rights and obligations of student
NE organizations under these Regulations.
Nothing in this regulation shall be construed as preventing any student
(FREE PI ZZA for organization from including in its constitution, bylaws, or standing
Our Dedicated rules, a clause prohibiting non-students from membership, franchize,
or holding office, in that organization.
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