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VoL. LXXIX, No. 70 Ann Arbor, Michigan,-Tuesday, November 19, 1968 Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Academic
By RON LANDSMAN apathetic s
Daily News Analysis these stude
Everybody's trying to get into the act. The bigg
No sooner did the history department appointmen
hold an open meeting for students and Where insi
faculty than at least four other depart- curriculum
ments followed suit. cern of bot
The great rush for student involvement of student
in academic reform was under way. tenure and
The departments which have acted un- defined.
der the new banner for reform-and some The eco
begun long before the history department initiated
acted-are largely in the social sciences other dep
and humanities: English, romance lan- he se
guages, philosophy, mathematics, econo- have set u
mics and anthropology. partlent s
'Much of the action began only under faculty. St
strong faculty initiative-particularly -in the faculty
the history, economics and English depart-
ments--+but students are picking up much The depa
of the burden'in these and other depart- to obtain s
ments. Nonetheless, the problem of the teaching al

reform

movements

gain

tudent is still a major one for
nt groups.
est issues are, naturally, faculty
nts and curriculum innovation.
titutional reform.is under way,
has been the clear joint con-
h students and faculty. The role
s in faculty appointments-
promotions-has been less well-
nomics department has so far
more academic reforms than
artments. Graduate students
p committees parallel to the de-
including one for recruiting
udent opinions will be heard on
ons and tenure that come before
irtment will use questionnaires
tudent evaluation of professors'
bilities, chairman Harvey Brazer

says. They 'will present "reasonably rep-
resentative" student views to the people
making the decision, although the stu-
dents will not be present at the voting.
Two other departments that have gone
quite far in student involvement-English
rand history-have steered clear so far of
any formal role for students in appoint-
ments. Nevertheless, students there have
taken on a major voice in curriculum
matters.
"No student has said anything about
having a say in faculty appointments,"
Nancy Tfuchnik, '70, says, "and I think the
faculty would be very receptive toward
the idea."
The temporary steering committee of
the history student group has toyed with
the idea of having students elect two of
the four faculty members on the executive
committee, which makes tenure decisions

for that department. However, the idea
was not suggested to the faculty when stu-
dents made their proposals about a month
ago.
A number of reasons were given for not
presenting the'idea. One was the argument
given by faculty members in private dis-
cussions that the functioning of the com-
mittee depends on the trust faculty mem-
bers put in the people they elect, that
being a function of personality more than
anything else.
In the political science department, pro-
posals are being developed by the graduate
students which will go far beyond what
even the economics graduate students have
done. However, the proposals still face ap-
proval by the graduate student body, and
must be negotiated with the faculty after
that.
Essentially, political science students

seek to gain parity wit
academic matters by e
on all committees and
4
and by restructuring1
mittee of the departm
They have also pr
proposals for changesi
gram. Joe Falkson, a
the students, says the
simplification of thed
ments to allow for mor
the complete eliminati
requirement.
In a similar vein, th
ment eliminated the la
in its graduate progra
sion pushed largely by
Brazer says.
How far the politic
students will get isr
.Falkson describes face

momentum
,h the faculty on all as "mixed," although, he says "We are
equal representation not up against a monolithic front. We 'have
at faculty meetings allies."
the executive com- . The philosophy departtment is under-
ent. taking reform in its structure as well, John
epared far-reaching Economos, Grad. reports that the faculty
in the graduate pro- has already accepted in principal some
major organizer of type of voting role for students, and it will
2 proposals ask for be up to a meeting of the graduate stu-
distribution require- dents tomorrow to give a definite proposal
e course options and as how it should be handled.
ion of the language But in the meantime, graduate student-
faculty cooperation in the two previous
semesters have brought about substantial
e economics depart- change in the graduate program, including
nguage requirement revision of the prelims and the language
m last year, a deci- requirement.
y graduate students, "The main issue this year is representa-
tion," Economos says, feeling that much
al science graduate has already been done in many substan-
an open question. tive areas.
alty reaction so far See ACADEMIC, Page 10

RENEW COALITIONS:

Czech

people

Senate

Assembly

recommends

initiate strikes
PRAGUE (M - Threats of more strikes spread across
Czechoslovakia yesterday, with Prague journalists balking at
new, Soviet-ypromoted press restrictions. Informed sources
said a resolution circulated among the journalists stated the _
mass media workers would strike if their demands were nct
met.
Meanwhile striking students, bolstered by pledges of
support from many workers, stepped up their criticism of they
4 abandonment of post-January reforms forced by the Soviet
invasion of their country.
The evening paper Vecerni Praha said 95,000 students
throughout the country were participating in strikes that
would last until tomorrow. Prague students remained in their
departments, refusing to ad-

editors

name

successors
Regents to consider
facuty'proposals
IResolutiiiis onl course evaluaiojin,
publiationS board also ciscutssed
By ROB BEATTIE
Senate Assembly yesterday approved by a vote of 30-13
a resolution recommending that outgoing Daily senior editors
select their successors.
The resolution will be submitted to President Robbin
Fleming and the Regents with faculty recommendation that
it replace the procedure described in the Interim Report of
the Advisory Committee on Communications Media. The
Regents are expected to consider the report at their December
meeting.
A similar resolution was passed by Student Government
Council last month. ~

A&P bows
to boycott
of grapes

mit outsiders.
The Union of University Stu-
dents issued a proclamation say-
ing freedom of press, association.
scientific research and free exit
from the country are "inalienable
human rights from which it is
not possible to precede under any
circumstances."

The Prague journalists, 106-
By JUDY SARASOHN strong, met after the Communist'
The A&P store on Huron Street party's Central Committee an-
announced yesterday it will not nounced a new resolution adopted
at the four-day committee meet-
sell California grapes as long as ing that ended Sunday.
the United Farm Workers (UFW)i
continues its boycott against Cal- The resolution stressed that the
ifornia Grapes. press and news media should
The UFW has been boycotting serve "primarily as an instrument!
stores selling California grapes in for the implementation of party
support of the grape pickers' fight and state policies," and journal-
for collective bargaining rights ists will be held responsible for
with California grape growers. the "protection of state interests." THREE MEN WHO helped eng
- This A&P has been the target The journalists declared they of Education ending the 35-day
of a six-week general boycott were opposed to "general attacks UFT president Albert Shanker,
organized by a group of students, on the information media and the
faculty and' area residents. Nick blackening of its role after Janu-
Mills, a spokesman for the group, ary and in the difficult days of
said, "Over 640 people simply August."
turned around and refused to Students began their sit - in Yte a c
shop there." strikes Saturday in support of de-
Mills claimed that the store's mands that Czechoslovakia's lead- NEW YORK (P) - A teachers'
change. in policy was "a response ership guarantee freedom of in-
to our boycott activity and move formation, assembly and foreign union voted an end yesterday to
in the store's self-interest." travel in this Soviet-occupied the worst educational tieup in the
Bernard Hartman, manager of country. nation's history, a citywide strike
the store, was not available for that kept the vast majority of New
comment last night. . The first strikes got under way h
The boycott is part of a nation- i Prague suburbs and in Olo- York's 1.1 million public school
al movement to get the country's mouc, central Moravia. children out of classes for seven
large farms to recognize the right After government warnings that
of farm workers to collective bar- demonstrations would be met with The bitter strike, which closed
gaiining rights and unionization, force, the students abandoned as most of the city's 900 public
The UFW began the boycott be- suicidal their plans for a Sunday i schools for 35 school days, pro-
cause it felt that strike attempts march to commemorate the -29th voked racial and religious anti-
by grape pickers to win collective anniversary of the day Hitler , mosity between the Negro slums
bargaining rights were failing be- closed Czechoslovak universities'and, the teachers' union, most of
cause of the availability of Mexi- because of anti-Nazi demonstra- whose members are Jewish.
can labor. - tions. It marked the third time since

The media committee interim
report, issued two months ago, re-
commends that a revised student
publications board appoint T h e
Daily editor, managing editor, and
editorial director and. that these
three apoint the remaining mem-
bers of the senior staff.
Presently the entire staff is ap-
pointed by the Board in Control
of Student Publications acting on
the recommendations of the out-
going senior editors.
The resolution passed yesterday
differs slightly from that intro-

ineer the settlement yesterday between the United Federation of Teachers and the New York City Board
school walkout talked to newsman outside Gracie Mansion last night. They are (from left to right)
Mayor John Lindsay and New York State Commissioner of Education, James Allen Jr.

hers end 35-day

}

the strike began Sept. 9 that the placed a trustee in charge of the
AFL-CIO United Federation of eight-district schools in Brooklyn.
Teachers (UFT), a predominantly Under the peace pact:
white union of 55,000 members, -Only authorized persons will
returned to classrooms. On two be permitted inside the Ocean Hill
previous ° occasions, the walkout schools.
was renewed. - Herbert Johnson, associate
This t i m e, however, a state state superintendent of schools,

duced to, the assembly a month
I ago on behalf of the Senate Ad-
wvisory Committee for University
Affairs by Prof. Roger Lind of the
School of Social Work. Rather
ulation of 125,000-71 per cent than amending the media com-
black, 24 per cent Puerto Rican, 4 mittee report, the Senate Assem-
per cent white, and 1 per cent bly resolution will be submitted to
Oriental. the Regents along with the report
Its 19-member local governing as an alternative proposal.
board last year was given limit- The final resolution also differs
ed control of its schools and their from the original in that it states
8000 pupils. The coolness of thesd y e outonseni
UFT to the course of the decent- editors and the outgoing business
ralization experiment led to the manager after consulting with the
ouster of the 79 white teachers, board shall appoint the new sen-
along with several hundred others ior editors and the new business
who later transferred or retired. manager.

Grads -to
hol0d ph'lo
fo rum s
By SHARON WEINER
Proposals for graduate student
representation and voting power
on the faculty committee will be
discussed at the graduate stu-
dent meeting tomorrow.
"Student participation on the
faculty committee is crucial," says
John Economs, Grad, moderator
of the forums. "We expect to be
granted some representation and
voting power this year."
Prof. Richard Brandt, chairman
of the philosophy department says
the faculty "accepts the student
proposal in principle" but' says,
"There are several questions that
must first be resolved."
Brandt explains these questions
include the number of student
representatives to be seated on the
committee, the students' specific
voting privileges and the method

watchdog committee was desig-
nated to oversee' the return of 79
white teachers, whose ouster from
the ~Negro and Puerto Rican Oc-
ean Hill-Brownsville decentralized
school district led to the strike.
In addition, State Education
Commissioner James E. Allen

- takes over as trustee of the dis-
trict, w i t h the local governing}
n board continuing under a suspen-
sion imposed Oct. 6.
- Three Ocean Hill principals
n were ordered removed, pending
outcome of a court test of the va-

Ocean Hill officials claimed the
unwanted teachers sought to sag-
otage decentralization, a charge'
which was rejected by a trial ex-

The original proposal stated only
that the board should consult the
seniors on appointments, coming
to an agreement acceptable to

li

COON COMMITTEE
Research remains' classified

i
r

By HENRY GRIX
The Classified Research Com-
mittee began reviewing all pro-
posals for classified contracts by
University researchers nearly
two months ago, but lengthy
meetings of the committee have
taken place behind closed doors.
Although chairman Prof. Wil-
liam C. Coon of the medical
school claims his committee has
'made a real difference," he
says none of the committee's
findings will be released until
April. The nine-man faculty
body is scheduled to present its
formal renort +o its naren+tcom_-

sisting his committee is still in-
terpreting the guidelines for
evaluating research outlined last
January by the Elderfield Re-
port on Classified Research, and
must clarify its own function be-
fore it releases information.
Following several months of
debate last fall on the merits
of classified defense department
research at the University, the
Elderfield Committee, chaired
by Prof. Elderfield, was formed
to investigate the University's
involvement in classified re-

not change policy very much."
In fact, the number of con-
tract proposals has "gone up a
little, if anything," he says. Al-
though government spending
cutbacks have severely decreas-
ed the dollar value of the con-
tracts gained by the University,
the volume of research will pro-
bably at least be maintained.
Figures for this month are un-
available, but the University has
accepted seven contracts worth
$320,196 from the middle of
August until the middle of Oc-
tober.'
And from June to August of
this year, the University sent out

reluctant to reverse a decision
by the new committee, which he
does feel is "worthwhile."
However, Student Govern-
ment Council President Mike
Koeneke is more skeptical of the
committee's value. The Coon
committee was originally pre-
scribed to include student mem-
bers, but Koeneke feels Coon is
dragging his feet in developing
a process for ensuring student
participation. ,
Both Coon and Norman en-
dorsed the concept of involving
students on the committee, but
Coon explains the "mechanism"
for locating student members

lidity of their original appoint- aminer.-both groups. of choosing the student repre-
ments. Others were retained; con- The 65-member faculty body al- sentatives.
ditional upon their compliance The refusal to reinstate the 79 so passed a resolution commending One group of students believes,
with orders from the trustees. teachers led to the initial UFT the media committee for its work with many of the faculty, that
strike, on Sept. 9. the scheduled and sending the report to the Re- students ought to participate in all
- A makeup program was out- oeigdyo h alsho et o osdrto. A eiin
lined, lengthening the school day opening day of the fall school gents for consideration. An decisions except those pertaining
and utilizating portions of the term. Teachers reported for schools edm o uo to tenure, promotion or the status
Chrstasand Easterhoias for two dy later ta ek thenj which added the assembly's ap- of individual students.
holidays.in. d a s ta es ekmd rproval to the report was defeated. Presently, all twtentyr senlor fac-
UFT Vice President John J. struck again. Classes resumed for The amendment was not pass- ulPeeraefy tn g
O'Neill stripped of his union du- a second time Sept. 30, but were ed because the members felt the rightsmemeirs hav full v gdepa
ties for opposing the strike, called closed anew by the UFT Oct. 14. See SENATE, Page 6 migt o t.hepeart-
the settlement a major defeat for-d ment committee. There are 90
President Albert Shanker and "his graduate students and 90 under-
racist leadership, which has torn m graduate majors in the deprt-
this city apart."ta or ie eu ment.
S tat ye.The role of the undergraduate
Still facing Shanker is a charge in the department is a matter of
of contempt under the state's concern to both graduate students
Taylor Law, which bans strikes cassesand faculty.
by public employes. He could re- UThere are a lot of things they
ceive up to 30 days in jail, with ed to be heard on," says John
the union fined $10,000 per strike LOS ANGELES P)-State col- Smith said he felt "it would be Bennett,
day. The court hearing has yet to lege trustees ordered embattled a serious mistake if extra police tl "Te ays
be completed. San Francisco State College re- had to be brought to the campus presentyT aere is the under-
The teachers vote in favor of a opened immediately Monday, but when it reopens." grs
return to classrooms was 17,658 to school officials said later they A representative of nonfaculty grs."
2,738. Less than 40 per cent of the were "aiming at Wednesday." employes at the school, William For several years a graduas
OFT membership took part in the The school's president, Robert T. Insley, advised the truste oerated in the deoartment Ben-

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