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Page Four


, Wednesday; August 27, 1969

Page Four THE MICHIGAN DAILY / Wednesday, August 27, ~ 969

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A split among radicals


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maintair.ed affiliation with the
national SDS organization.
The major activities of the
two newly-formed radical
groups exemplifies the disagree-
ments which caused them to
The primary thrusts of Rad-
ical Caucus action was an at-
tempt to secure basic academic
reforms - specifically the abo-
lition of the language and dis-
- tribution requirements.
And attempting to achieve
these goals, the caucus utilized
a number of rather familiar
and well-accepted tactics. First,
there was an extensive petition
drive which obtained the sig-
natures of over 3,500 students
opposed to the requirement. La-
ter, there were a series of mass
meetings which culminated in
a non-disruptive sit-in in the
office of literary college Dean
William Hays.
The tactics chosen by the
caucus were not entirely suc-
cessful, but the faculty was
forced to take some action to
reform degree requirements in
the literary college.
Although language and dis-
tribution requirements were ul-
timately maintained for the
Bachelor of Arts degree, the
faculty introduced a new Bach-
elor in General Studies degree
- which will not have either of
the requirements - and insti-
tuted a pass-fail grading op-
tion for completion of the
language requirement.
Meanwhile-, SDS members
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chicken dinner, plus french fries,
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were trying to organize in ano-
ther way. Their first major
move was a two-day class boy-
cott during the November pre-
sidential elections. The strike
was marked by disruption of
some classes in an attempt to
gain support from students. But
their was very little' favorable
reaction to this tactic. .
There did appear to be a good
deal of support for SDS at one
point - during a march on the
h o m e of President Robben
Fleming staged to demand an
end to all war research at the
University. The march drew
about 2000 students.
The next day - election day
- some 400 protesters marched
through Ann Arbor and then
200 of them staged a three-hour
political discussion in the Ad-
ministration Bldg.
But despite the large num-
bers of students who aarticipat-
ed in these demonstrations, they
did not appear to have any long-
lasting affect on the University.
Later in the academic year,
SDS members staged a number
of very small, disruptive activi-
ties including the March 25 in-
cident during which they locked
a Naval recruiter in a room in
the West Engineering building
for five hours.
Both the election day activi-
ties and the lock-in point up
the differences between SDS
and Radical Caucus. While the
caucus was scoring points and a
limited victory on academic is-
sues, the SDS actions seem to
have had little effect.
Perhaps this was because of

the patient efforts of Radical
Caucus to build support, con-
trasted with the SDS concept
that disruptive actions would
find their own support.
In fact, the recruiter lock-in
has only resulted in the bring-
ing of charges to Central Stu-
dent Judiciary against several
of the participants. The charge
- brought by President Flem-
ing - is t h a t SDS members
broke rules of Student Govern-
ment Council which ban disrup-
tive demonstrations. The case
will be heard in the fall.
Despite the apparent differ-
ences between Radical Caucus
and SDS, there has been some
talk of reunification of the two
groups in some form.
One proposal for the creation
of a united radical front at the
EUniversity has been suggested
by t h e Independent Socialists
Club (ISC) - a newly formed
organization w h ic h includes
some Radical Caucus members,
notably Chester and Levine.
ISC -- which Levine char-
acterizes as a forum for debate
and action on issues not direct-
ly related to the University -
has proposed the formation of a
radical students union which
would be m a d e up of all the
radical groups on campus.
Implementation of this pro-
posal - or actual reunification
of Radical Caucus and SDS -
might again provide the Univer-
sity community with a strong,
multi-issue New Left group to
fill the vacuum left by the death
of Voice-SDS.

R(dical Cucis mnembers CauCuS

From resistance



No matter what you like to
do or what you believe in, there
is a place for you at the Uni-
Out of the 35,000 students,
there are -- by mathematics
alone - many who share in-
terests and favorite diversions.
And as a result, there are all
shades of political organiza-
tions, sports clubs, singing and
Idancing groups, and game-
playing clubs. Still other organ-
izations are oriented toward
professional skills.
More than" 75 student activi-
ties are listed in the student
directory every year, and there
are other unlisted organizations
as well, like the traditional vol-
leyball games at Vail House, a
student co-op.
Whatever you want to do, you
can almost invariably find or
gather a group of other aficion-
ados. Do
Try it. Do you want to share
and listen to 1950's rock
classics. Or would you like to
start a Scrabble league? Put an
ad in the Daily classifieds or
post sighs on campus, and see
what happens.

Student activities generally
break down into political, pro-
fessional, sports, cultural a n d
service-oriented categories-
in the political arena, organ-
izations vary from the more
well-known Radical Caucus,

planes, learn judo, play rugby
or lacrosse. '
The culturally-oriented clubs
provide a wide range of oppor-
tunities. You can learn to folk-
dance at regular sessions of the
folkdance club, and there is also

W Ihatever you wrant to do, you Ca(aflam ost
in varially find or gather a group of other
(Irf iriso ldos. Try it . .. Pitt an ad in The Daily
(lss if ied s or post signls ont caulsand Ills, s anI ee
lwlft happens.

Club, a student chapter of the
American Institute of Archi-
tects, a Communications Sci-
ences Student Organization, a
Society of Women Engineers.
Many students work to help
the surrounding community
through a variety of service ac-
tivities. One of the largest is
the Tutorial Project, which pro-
vides University students as tu-
tor-friends for academically
depnrived children in the area.
The new Students Organized
Agaminst Racism also focuses on
social problems.
And then there are a whole
series of organizations which
publish magazines or provide
news and entertainment for the
University. WCBN, the student-
run radio station, transmits on
6.40 AM to all the dormitories,
for example.
Still other organizations a r e
strictly for diversion. You can
rally with the motorcycle asso-
ciation or play chess.
In addition, there are special
student organizations for stu-
dents who share a religious be-
lief, and other groups are
especially for foreign students
from the same country.

SDS, Resistance, and Y ou n g
Americans for Freedom to the
Marxist Discussion Club and the
University Conservative Union.
And like everywhere else in
this country, there are Demo-
crats (Young Democrats) a n d
Republicans (College Republi-
cans ready and eager to re-
cruit new party activists.
Sports clubs offer not always
easily available facilities a n d
transportation to students. You
can ski, canoe, sail, fly air-

a Scottish Country Dance Club.
You can listen to Bach and
other music with the Bach Club,
or study folklore with the folk-
lore club or you can join
one of the singing organizations
on campus, like the Men's Glee
Club or the Arts Chorale, which
perform regularly.
Many professionally-oriented
groups already exist, and others
are always in the process of
forming. These include the
Bacteriology Club, a Forester's
Club, the. Physical Therapy

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