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Sunny anid pleasant;
no precipitation

Vol. LXXX, No. 162 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 17, 1970 Ten Cents
Student files: The politics of pri"
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN of Anderson's office said at the Nissen admits that he surveyed students are registered and in Although the Administrative ulty member see the file directly. they di
Editor time that if any of those arrested the records of The Daily senior god standing." Board was workiig on a draft of Graf, however, says that his of- require
While civil libertarians have wished to drop a course they editors, but says he does not think "I think if I had found some- policies governing student records fice allows professors to see a stu- The
long pressed for the establishment would have to make a special ex- there was anything wrong with it. one who wasn't enrolled, I would a year ago, Nissen says that work dent's file if the faculty member transfe
ssict policies governing student panation of why they were over- have brought that to the board's was dropped. says he wants to write the student counsel
records, counselingm offices in the workeds"Ies Ianly curousays. attention and asked for their di- Under a draft of policies current a recommendation. The office does Perso
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And it is beginning to show rested i the clash between dem-rections,Nissensays April 1969, Nissen says only the not ask the student for clearance versity
Andiniseginnritgt t owo r estedranth ashobetweerhe- where theeditors were from and Although Nissen says this was student's counselor or a repre- before the, file is released, Graf formati
Arguing for tighter control over onstrators and police after the how they were doing in school." the first time he has looked up a sentative of the Administrative says. but Nis
the privacy and content of stu- March Regents meeting, T. R. Nissen says .he ran a check on student group's records, he in- Board would be allowed to see a A student's academic record in- always
dent records, Oiable sources re- Harrison's academic record was the number of hours being car- dicates that it may not be the last. student's file. Nissen admits he was cludes his transcript, application Nisse
port a number~ of incidents they summoned and inspected by Hon- ried by each: senior editor. He "I may well do it again for my not acting as a representative of to the college, high school recoi- year, hi
feel constitute misuse of the aca- ors Director Otto Graf. Graf also says he was especially interested I pal sati factas w heloed up the menatgn, test scoren m- onerea
demic files: recently inspected the record of b e c a u s e some of the previous own personal satisfaction," he the board when he looked up the mendations, test scores, and tem- one Pea
demi iles r , reedtly inspecte te recltodgh senciaurs eome ofd te evious says. records of The Daily senior porary file cards with notations one Fei
0 In Sptember 1968, LSA As- the editor of The Daily, although senior editors had been in aca- Graf denies the charge that he' editors, made by the counselor for each tion ag
sus ant Dean George Anderson there was no ,apparent reason for demic trouble and he wanted to looked at the records of the two Nitsen says the draft of proposed appointment the student makes. Both w
placed on file a newspaper clip- him to do so see if there was a trend. students. "No, I think /there must guidelines also barred faculty . Nissen says the counselor's no- Graf
ping with the names of the 240 0 On the day of the appoint- Nissen says he had mentioned be some mistake," he says. "I members from direct access to a tations are helpful to the student contact
persons arrested in the massive ment of the 11 iresent senior edi- that he would make the check at would have no occasion to look at students' file. Instead, a member because they frequently help sub- contact
welfare sit-in in the Washtenaw tors of The Daily, Eugene Nissen, an Administrative Board meeting their records." of the Administrative Board will stantiate student claims that they given
County Bldg. The list was marked secretary to the LSA Administra- and had met with no objection. Assistant Dean Anderson is in sit down with the professor and were told by the counselor that that. tl
to indicate which of those arrest- tive Board, summoned and in- Later, he says, he reported to the the hospital and unavailable for answer general questions about their course selections were suf- under w
ed were LSA students. Members spected their academic records. Administrative Board that "the comment. the record without letting the fac- ficient to obtain a degree although

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d not actually meet college
notations also help in
rring a student from ont
or to another, Nissen says.
ns from outside the Uni-
occasionally request in-
on from the academic files,
sen and Graf say they are
turned down.
n says that over the past
e has had requests from
ce Corps representative and
deral Bureau of Investiga-
ent to see students files.
ere turned down he says.
says he has also been
ed by Peavce Corps re-
ed by Peace Corps re-
no information. He says
ere are no circumstances
which he would divulge the
See LSA, Page 6



blasts Fleming



on disciplinary issue

Student Government Coun-
c i 1 yesterday condemned
President Robben Fleming for
rejecting Wednesday a stu-
dent-faculty agreement on
University judicial procedures
and for requesting a special
tri-partite University commit-
tee to recommend a new Uni-
versity judicial system.
Calling Fleming's action "a re-
pudiation of the years of work
put in by students and faculty"
on the bylaw draft containing the
proposed procedures; SGC asked
Fleming to "stop stalling" and
immediately bring the judiciary
proposals before the'Regents.
Earlier in the 'day,, SGC met
with Fleming and discussed the
bylaw dispute over the proposed
Office of Student Services (OSS).
SGC Vice President Jerry De-
Grieck said that at an open meet-
ing with the Regents at 2 p.m.
today, SGC would propose "in-
terim bylaws" for OSS. The pro-
posal would state the existence
of an OSS vice president and a
student policy board, leaving the
details to be worked -out sometime
next year, after the new OSS has
been inioperation for a while.
In its statement criticizing
Fleming on his judiciary action,
SGC accused him of ignoring
"what is essentially a community
decision, because he does not like
the result." The statement w a s
referring to the bylaw draft ap-
proved last summer by SGC and
Senate Assembly, the faculty's
decision-making body.
That draft proposed giving
Central Student Judiciary (CSJ)
the authority to try all students
accused of violating rules set up
by the new University Council,
a tri-partite body empowered to
make general rules for the en-
tire University community.
Fleming voiced objections to
the bylaw draft on the general
grounds that he opposes granting
all-student judiciaries sole juris-
diction over matters which affect
persons other than students. On
this basis, Fleming maintains the
disciplinary system should include
judicial bodies consisting primar-
ily of faculty members as well as
bodies composed entirely of stu-
Each judiciary would have juris-
diction over different offenses,
See SGC, Page 6

The University housing office yesterday recognized the
Baits Tenants Union (BTU) as ,the official spokesman of all
Baits residents and agreed to meet with the union to discuss
its demands.
The decision to recognize the union will probably be
subject to regental review, according to Director of University
housing John Feldkamp.
The decision was made at a meeting' yesterday between
Feldkamp, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara
Newell and several members of the BTU and its parent or-
ganization, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union.
However, despite yesterday's agreement, the union has
only-been recognized as -aspokesman-and .not the officiaL.

-Associated Press
Artist's conception of Apollo 13

Daily-Thomas R. Copi
BAM strike analysis
Visiting history Prof. - , [ speaks to a group of students last night about the recent BAM
strike, and the implications of that strike for the future of the black movement at the University.
The panel discussion in which he took part was the conclusion to a week of strike analysis
presented by BAM.
Law School accusel''m is
Roges' firm ofbias


13 aims

bargaining agent - for Baits
tenants. As a spokesman the
group can only discuss its de-
mands and its decisions are
not binding on Baits residents.
In order to gain the status of
"bargaining agent," the BTU is
circulating petitions among Baits
residents asking them to support
the union as such an agent.
The BTU hopes that this will
enable it to be recognized by the
housing office as "the sole bar-
gaining agent" for Baits tenants
and thus enter into binding ne-
The Baits union has sponsored
a rent strike since January in an
effort to force the University both
toy recognize it and meet the fol-
lowing demands:
-Create a rates committee
composed of students and housing
office representatives, which would
oversee all the financial aspects of
Baits housing;
-Institute a regular audit sys-
tem to eliminate unnecessary
costs, especially concerning desk
service, the snack bar and main-
tenance service.
-Improve maintenance and the
dormitory facilities;
-Accommodate a fourth man
in a triple suite for no more than
a week at the beginning. of the
term to guarantee full occupancy
of Baits and provide temporary,
housing for those who lack a room.
Establish different rates for
single and double rooms in a triple
The BTU is critical of what it
believes to be a general lack of
See 'U', Page 6

YPSILANTI - O v e r 1,000
students marched around the
Eastern Michigan University
campus here last night in sup-
port 'of a student strike called
to emphasize five student de-
The strike, which was only
partially successful yesterday, en-
ters its second day today. How-
ever, the;strikers received a huge
boost last night when Dean of
Students Thomas Aceto-an-
nounced he was resigning to show
his support for the student de-
mands. The students are demand-
-The rehiring of a number of
professors recently denied tenure
for what students say are political
-Increased student voice in de-
-Installation of a non-voting
student member on the Board of
See CLASS, Page 6

for, splashdown
SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON UP - The Apollo 13 astro-
nauts recharged a weak battery yesterday and prepared their
crippled command ship for today's return to earth as con-
fident specialists on the ground worked to perfect the crit-
fA ical, unique re-entry procedures.
Mission Control radioed the complex instructions on how
and when to jettison the lunar module which has kept them
alive since their command ship became ineffective following
an oxygen tank rupture Monday night.
Mission Control also directed the astronauts to give the
ship a small thruster jolt at 7:53 a.m. this morning to aim,
the ship precisely at the splashdown target.
The small course co: rectioln
scheduled for 7:53 a.m. is intend-
ed only to refine the ship's aim.
It is already on a path that would
land it in the Pacific without fur-
ther adjustment.
The cripp'ed Apollo 13 can
precisely 5:13 p.m. yesterday.
The new course will bring them By RICK PERLOFF
to a landing in the Pacific at 1:07 Daily News Analysis
p.m. today, 580 miles southeast; The Ann Arbor Tenants Unit
of Samoa. vating patience, nurturing opti
looking toward the future as i
r s o flight lan (-2 accomplish its primary goal: d
for splashdown Monday 200 niles into a perman~ent organizationv
south of Christmas Island, 1800 tenants control of apartment p
miles north of the Friday site.
insures the protection Of "tenan
The helicopter carrier Iwo Jima After experiencing few dra
sailed yesterday for the planned ccsses. this year the union seer
Aollo 13 recovery area. vw te- came to the realization that rec
p orted clear of a possib'y threat- --

The former law firm of Secre-
tary of State William Rogers has
been barred from using job re-
cruiting facilities at the Law
School because of charges that it
discriminates against women.
In a unanimous vote Tuesday,
the law faculty barred the New
York firm of Royall, Koegel and
Wells from using recruiting facil-
ities during the 1970-71 academic
year. The decision was announced
The action resulted from an in-

vestigation of charges that a re-
cruiter for the firm made state-
ments on campus Oct. 27 that
indicated the firm has a hiring
policy discriminatory to women.
The charges were made by mem-
bers of the local chapter of Kappa
Beta Pi Legal Sorority.
In a statement, the law faculty
said several male students had
confirmed that the alleged state-
ments were made, and that those
statements "would lead a reason-
able man to believe it is more dif-
ficult for a female law graduate


to obtain employment with the
firm in question than it is for a
male law graduate."
The faculty said the law firm
would be denied use of recruiting
facilities next year unless; it can
provide "convincing evidence" that
the alleged statements were not
made, or did not indicate a dis-
criminatory hiring policy.
In January; the Law School
questioned Royall, Koegel and
Wells about the charges. The firm
replied that it "does not discrimi-
nate on the basis of race, color,
sex, creed or national origin. ."
William Koegel yesterday said
that he had been informed of the
faculty's action by Law School
Dean Francis Allen. "We don't
discriminate in any way," Koegel
said, reiterating the firm's stated
In a . statement released yester-
day, a Kappa Beta Pi spokesman
said that the recruiter had indi-
cated that fewer women would be
hired than men, and that those
who were hired would need higher
The statement also said that the
recruiter had indicated that it was
a waste of time to invest in women
lawyers because they only stay a
while, get pregnant and leave.
Because of the Law School's ac-
tion. Kappa Beta Pi announced it



long strugglre

Statements list 1000
supporting''BAM 1.3

on is culti-
mism and
t strives to
which gives
policies and
nts' rights."
matic suc-
ms to have
ognition by

it is a result of a number of problems
the union has encountered this year -
problems of transition, it contends -
which have forced it to reevaluate itself.
The sizeable decline in fall rent strik-
ers from last spring caused new organiz-
ing techniques to materialize.
And ultimately the major tactic, the rent
strike, was and is being sharply de-empha-
sized in favor of more publicity-oriented
projects such that the strike may con-
stitute only a threat or perhaps a last

effect, the medium became the message.
And as union leaders take pains to
point out, lower rents do not constitute the
organization's major goal. It is, to be
sure, something it sorely wants to oc-
complish to improve tenants' living con-
ditions, but, they argue, significant re-
ductions of rent would come only as a
result of the realization of the union as
a power in itself.
For only if the union evolved into an
organization which could command pow-

Over 1,000 people have signed
complicity statements admitting
they took part in actions during
the Black A c ti o n Movement
(BAM) strike similar to those for
which 13 students face charges.
Peter Denton, Grad, announced at
a, noon Diag rally yesterday.
The statements claim the 13
students were3singled out and ask
that, if the 13 are tried, everyone
signing the statement receive the

pointed by Fleming and infor-
mally agreed upon by BAM..
Students in the literary college
would normally appear before the
Administrative Board, which has
no voting student members, and
graduate students would come be-
fore the Rackham Executive
A number of student groups
have insisted that students should
only be tried before all-student

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