THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday. March 22, 197U
PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT
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3 SLATES FOR PRESIDENT and VICE-PRESIDENT
Joe Goldenson Steve Nissen
for President for Vice President
1. RECRUITING AND THE MILITARY - A. The University must end all
recruiting for corporations which either: (1) contribute to the war effort, (2)
'contribute to environmental destruction, (3) discriminate against black people or
women, (4) or whose employees are striking. B. We demand the University sever
all ties with ROTC. C. The University abandon all research whose function is to
destroy life, to provide improved techniques for crowd control, counterinsurgency, or
electronic surveilance, or contribute to the war effort. D. That these research
facilities switch over to environmental and other humane research.
2. ADMISSIONS - 4. We actively support the BAM demands for increased
Black enrollment. B. We demand the University also recruit working class and
lower income White students., C. To facilitate these programs the University should
establish a differential scale of tuition based on ability to pay.-D. To meet these
demands the University should reorder priorities and not increase tuition. E.
However, the admissions problem cannot be completely solved until the University
adopts an open admissions system.
3. WOMEN'S LIBERATION - A. We support women's demands for a free
24-hour day-care center available to all students, faculty, and non-academic staff.
B. The University should provide a free clinic where all women could obtain
abortions. C. Women faculty members and staff should receive comparable pay
to men employed in similar jobs. D. The University must end all discrimination
against women in academic programs.
4. ECOLOGY - A. The University in conjunction with the city of Ann
Arbor institute a mass transit system, financed in part by fines on industry. B.
The-University equip all vehicles with pollution control equipment.
5. UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE, - A. We support the demand of the Radical
College for a University-wide congress composed of students, faculty and campus
workers which have the power to set priorities for the budget and wodld for all
matters be the highest decision-making body in the University. B. We believe
students should have parity representation on all major faculty committees which
may affect students, including committees which have the authority to hire and
fire faculty members.
6. HOUSING - A. We support the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union and the rent
strike as the only practical way to improve the local housing situation. We believe
the University should actively support the union. B. We support the demand that
the University construct low cost housing on a large scale as the most practical
method of breaking up the monopolistic Ann Arbor Housing market.
7. ACADEMIC ISSUES - A. The pass-fail option should be extended to all
intermediate and advanced courses, including concentration, leading to the total
institution of pass-fail grading. The competitive aspects of education need to be de-
Jerry De Grieck
for Vice President
Bruce Wilson Larry Solomon
Our candidacy for SGC President and Vice President is a demand for a
reordering of priorities, both by the University and by SGC.
1. MINORITY ADMISSIONS -- 0 Immediate acceptance and implementation
of the Black Action Movement's demands is the minimum acceptable response by
the University. * The primary source of funding for Minority Admissions must be
the University, not additional student fees.
2. HOUSING -- 0 The University has predicted a student housing shortage
for next year, yet their commitment to not compete with Ann Arbor landlords has
kept them from acting to prevent that shortage. * The University must provide
emergency housing for next fall. 0 Planning must begin immediately for the
construction of low cost housing units.
3. STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING - Dorm and house
policy decisions must be made by those whom they affect. 0 Significant student
input must be a part of budgetary decisions at all levels. * Duly constituted stu-
input must be a part of budgetary decisions at all levels. * Student judiciaries are
trying students for non-academic offenses.
the only legitimate University bodies for trying students for non-academic offense.
4. ACADEMIC REFORM - 0 Students and faculty should continually evaluate
courses and work on their restructuring. 0 Teaching quality, as well as research
and writing, must be the criterion for tenure. " All bodies which make academic
decisions must include parity for student voting.
5. COST OF LIVING IN ANN ARBOR - . An investigation should be made
into the feasibility of a student food co-op. * A Consumer Union must be set up
to conduct studies and to initiate pressure on local merchants. * Academic reprisals
must not be used against members of the Baits Tenants Union or any other students
for withholding rent from University Housing. 0 The University must establish a
Day Care Center for the children of staff, faculty and students.
6. COMMUNICATION -- 0 SGC should meet regularly with representatives
from dorm, house, school, and college governments, fraternities and sororities, and
organizations. 0 Regular communication should be established with SACUA and
other faculty groups and non-academic University employees. * SGC should make
greater use of WCBN in communicating with students. 1 SGC should increase its
efforts to involve students in the Ann Arbor community through voter registration
and other programs.
7. COUNCIL ORGANIZATION - 9 SGC should increase its use of the com-
mittee system in order to directly involve more students and to successfully follow
through on its policies. 0 The executive officers and the Council as a whole should
meet in planning sessions to provide a context and a direction for SGC's action.
8. RECRUITMENT, MILITARY RESEARCH, ROTC - 0 ROTC, military re-
search, and military recruiting can no longer be tolerated at the University. 0 We
oppose the role that U.S. corporations play in the war effort and in the destruction
of the environment.
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HOUSING - With enrollment increasing, with living space already tight, the
University should build low cost, single student housing. Money is a problem, but
an administration which came up with many to fund the administration building
can produce the funds to building housing.
CONSUMER PROTECTION - The University Store, Student Credit Union
and Coop. have gone a long ways toward aiding the consumer,' but the Student
Consumers Union needs to be revitalized. Reports of the Union should expand
into areas of food, clothing, and a listing of professionals in the area (doctors,
MINORITY ADMISSIONS - The quota seems 'the only feasible means of
guaranteeing sufficient black enrollment to be serving the University's obligation
to society. While society always needs educated people, no matter what race, it
is now particularly desperate for educated blacks. Therefore its admissions procedure
must be modified so as to admit more blacks.
CITY RELATIONS: Ann Arbor is now taking a new look at its planning and
at the policies it should pursue. Student Government Council should press for the
appointment of students to the city planning commission so that students. can be
involved in these decisions; students will always live here; they should have a say
in what goes on. To enhance the campus's character, portions of both South Uni-
versity and State Street should be closed to cars. The City and the University must
come to the conclusion that people are more important than cars.
UNIVERSITY INVESTMENTS - Investments of the University have a market
/value of 180 million dollars. The University should invest this money with a view
to the social good it can accomplish, as well as to its financial return and security.
Rather than invest these funds in such companies as Dow Chemical (1,326,942.50),
General Electric ($1,684,235.00), General Motors ($2,168,827.52) and Du Pont,
the University should use such money to fund mortgages for low-income housing.
ROTC -- The ROTC program slhould have no endorsement or support from the
University. The goals that the military are trying to promote are antithetical to the
proper sphere of University activities. Moreover, the structure of the program
permits control to stelm from outside the University. Given this structure and
these goals, then, the University should proceed to sever all ties with ROTC.
RECRUITMENT - The University now actively assists corporations in their
recruiting drives, by providing' free facilities for the process of vocational placement.
The activities of certain companies cast doubt on their right to this privilege.
Therefore a system should be created by the University so that is can become
selective in its choice of which corporations should be assisted in their recruitment
procedures. This is not to bar anyone from campus but merely to end the present
active support to certain companies.
CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
MIDNIGHT SHIFT PARTY PLATFORM
We are committed to non-violent alternatives for students
and our society. We believe violence will only raise the level
of repression and make constructive change an impossibility.
Economic power can have the greatest effect on social change
and by informing and organizing students, we will be able to
gain this power. We believe the economic environment of Ann
Arbor influences every student, and thus is the foundation
of our program.
a. The SGC should regularly publish a complete con-
sumer's guide to Ann Arbor. It should include comparative price
guides for housing, food, and drugs. This price index would
show the best local values and also a comparison with other
areas in Michigan. We believe complete information is an
essential basis for further action.
b. Determination and publication of property ownership
in Ann Arbor.
c. Investigation of the possibilities of a student-run food
co-op prviding reduced food costs.
d. We support the Black Action Movement and emphasize
the need for supportive services as well as increased minority en-
rollment. A summer program to qualify larger numbers of
minority students would be especially useful.
e. We seek a student referendum for the legalization of
marijuana (boo, grass, tea, pot, etc.) on the next ballot.
The need for equitable and significant change is not yet
evident to all members of this academic community. Though
most people who demand equitable and significant change real-
ize this fact, these types of changes must begin to take place.
The present relationship, which calls fo'r those who actively
question "business as usual" to demand and literally force these
changes, must end. But this relationship can only end when
these types of changes are made.
In seeking needed change, I recognize that liberalism and
justice are among America's folk myths. Unlike most myths
and pieces of folklore, these myths are greatly espoused and
accepted in academia to the point where a ludicrous folk
culture complete with ritual self-recrimination and mystic
jargon has evolved. Delusions of self-righteousness accompany
the words and actions of Michigan's academics who call them-
Self-proclaimed liberals are among the most seriously dub-
ious about the BAM demands. They have greeted the BAM
demands with objective ambivalence and often damned them
with faint praise. Significantly, the BAM demands were called
"impossible" by self-proclaimed liberals and reactionaries alike.
Nevertheless, black students, and other students (even ad-
ministrators and faculty) who do not believe in piecemeal solu-
tions to real and overwhelming problems, should not always be
expected to concede their justifiable goals. Life the decision-
maker, we cannot live for the generation which follows us.
Thus, we must begin now to make this university and the people
who run it understand that, though it is part of the American
culture to believe in myths, we cannot let these myths run
.and ruin out lives. More significantly, we cannot let the myth-
makers ruin the lives of the poor, the inarticulate, and the
black simply because they have the proper "credentials."
A student is summarily suspended without a hearing, and
then is reinstated when the dean finds new evidence that he
never bothered to look for in the first place. The BAM demands
are dismissed with a condescending pat on the back by the
administration. Police are constantly on campus and hinder
the free flow of people and ideas. The University continues to
allow corporations involved in the' war effort and ecocide to
recruit on campus. The University continues to allow RQTC
to exist on campus, even after the almost unanimous approval
of the SACUA resolution calling for an end to U. subsidies
of this arm of the war machine.
We can go on and on. Repression is coming down, and
its coming down hard. It has to be stopped. It has to be attacked
from all sides, not just by ad hoc student groups and political
organizations, but also by the elected representatives of the
student body. We've all got to stop dragging our feet and
walking through an academic quagmire. The University is not a
factory that turns out plastic people to work for the corpora-
tions. Nor is the Unirversity an ivory tower'that can ignore the
needs of the black community and of young people.
The Student Government Council has not recently been
a rubber stamp for the administration, but on the other hand,
it has not tried hard enough to seize from the administration
the power that belongs to the students. This power must be
taken over by the students soon, because if we all wait, it w/l
just be harder in the future. And the Student Government
Council must lead the fight for a turnover of power.
SEVEN IMMEDIATE DEMANDS
1) An end to all campus recruiting by most corporations;
2) University acceptance of the BAM demands to be financed
by a complete overhaul of University priorities; 3) An increase
in scholarships to all disadvantaged students, to be started with
monies saved through programs No. 1 and No. 4; 4) An im-
mediate end to the ROTC program; 5) immediate divesting,
by the University, of all stock in major corporations; 6) An