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11, 1

THE MICHIGUAN D AILY

TUESDAY. MARE 21. 1967

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Student

Government

Council

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Can didates:

Marti

Brue
Kahn

SGC member-at-large, two terms
Member of Presidential Commis-
sion on Student Participation in
University Decision-Making
Co-chairman, SGC Draft Refer-
endum
Sponsor of a joint student-faculty
committee to establish proce-
dures for course evaluation
(Passed by the faculty's Senate
Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs-March 13, 1967)

Ruth
Baumann
SGC member at-large, three terms
Wyvern Junior Women's Honor-
ary
Former Executive Board Membeer
of UMSEU
Forimer member of SGC Student
Concerns Committee
Delegate to National Student Con-
gress, 1966
Member, Presidential Commission
on Class Ranking
Co-Chairman of SGC Draft Ref-
erendum

Lieberman
Member of Ann Arbor Tutorial
Project, summer and fall, 1966
SGC voter count, 1966
E.R.A.P. Community Development,
1967
'In June, 1966, the students, fac-
ulty, and administrators who pre-
pared the Knauss Report on the
role of the student in University
affairs recognized the importance
of encouraging students to become
full participating members of the
University community; and made
seven comprehensive recommen-
dations designed to improve stu-
dent faculty administration con-
tact.
In the past eight months, Uni-
versity response to the HUAC
subpoenas, the sit-in ruling, the
draft referendum, the Cinema
Guild disruption, and the Daily
crisis, has made it evident that if
the philosophy of the Knauss Re-
port is not being implemented, it
is clear that the students of this
University cannot rely on anyone.
other than themselves to construct
powerful alternatives to imper-
sonal administrative structures.
This means first and foremost a}
recognition by the student body
that it can and will control its

The issues facing the Council
are clear and well defined. The x
tremendous strides accomplished
by this year's Council under Ed-
ward Robinson's administration in
the areas of student participation
set the precedent. The Presiden-
tial and Vice-Presidential Advis-
ory Boards, the Rental Union and
the recent establishment of legal -
advice for students have been sig-
nificant gains and giant steps in
securing a more active and cogni-
zant student body. However, these
concepts MUST reach the realiza-
tion of their potential as influen-
tial bodies.
I feel that the internal com-
mittee structure needs revitaliz-
ing in its directions and goals. <$
These committees hold the ans-
wer to ,whether SGC will become ; n
an effective organization or revert.
back to an instrument of the Ad-
ministration's discretion. More em-a
phasis should also be placed on
the creation of ad hoc committees,p
to deal with various intrinsic pro-
blems as they arise.
I do not speak ideally when I
say that the Student Government Advisory Board to Vice-President
Council needs to be flexible, and Pierpont-staff aide
possess the ability to perceive the Assistant Chairman, SGC Public
crucial needs and desires of. the Relations Committee
students. How efficiently it can Assistant Chairman, SC Voter
utilize the resources and potential Registration Committee
available in its future communica- Eighteen-Year-Old Vote Commit-
tions with student organizations, tee
administration and faculty re- SGC Liason; Hinsdale House,
mains to be seen. Only through Alice Lloyd Dormitory
the efforts of the Student Govern- UAC World's Fair
ment Council will the realization Sesquicentennial Escort
of a more influential student role The critical ' challenge facing
in university policy be achieved. Student Government Council is to
become an independent, self-gov-
erning body with clearly defined
powers of legislation. Rulings that
affect students primarily should
be made by students. (For ex-
ample, the final decision regarding
sophomore hours should be made
by SGC.) A situation in which SGC
has to support and enforce rules
it did not and cannot help make
is ludicrous.
ks The implementation of the Pres-
idential Commission and the vice-
presidential advisory boards is a
valuable move in restructuring
tkstudent government, but these
groups must be considered means
rather than ends. SGC now has
the responsibility to maintain
close contact with the commis-
- r.xsions and boards and carefully
evaluate their activities and pro-
posals.
J nSoiThe coming months will be cru-
cial ones for other SGC involve-
ments, including the recently ap-a
proved legal aid program for stu-
Stae trl Coa founad e-dents, relation'of SACUA course
ecrts evaluation efforts to students
-aP etue dneeds, the restructuring of Joint
Vice-President and Student Ad- Judiciary Council, and the Stu-
visory Committee of American dent Housing Association studies
Culture Students' Association of campus housing. -
Secretariat member of Soph Show If SGC is to realize its full po-
Secretariat member of Homecom- tential as a governing body, con-1
ing certed efforts must be made for
constant communication between
Students should have maximum the council and its constituency.
opportunity for involvement in Further, SGC must more effect-
decisions affecting their lives with- ively represent the needs of the
in the university and Ann Arbor student body by initiating pro-
communities. SGC should not sit grams which show some cognizant
on the sidelines waiting for deci- foresight of potential problems.
sions by the Advisory Boards and I

a "model" lease providing for an
eight-month option lease; for
damage deposits and rent paid
prior to moving in, to be held in
escrow by a bank, and for a stand-a
ard sub-let lease.
3. Expansion of the Student
Rental Union and Student Legal
Service which are now in an em-
bryonic stage of development.
4. Request pid from the State
of Michigan for the construction
of low-cost apartment units to
lower the general rent level and to
create a normal vacancy rate.
Among other problems in rela-
tion to dormitory units, I would
work toward:
1. Abolishment of sophomore
hours and apartment prohibition
for women.
2. Abandonment of the "moth-
er" system.
I intend 'to support basic, revi-
sional measures in the structure
of decision-making at the Univer-
sity' to allow for greater student
participation and responsibility.
While I will be working especial-
ly hard for students' interests in
the area of housing, I will also
work to maintain an awareness of
all the current student problems
and to assume a position com-
mensurate with th3e needs of the
student body as a whole.

Steven Schwartz
Student Government Council
member, 1965-1966
Board in Control of Student
Publications, 1966-1967
Delegate of 18th National Student
Congress 1965: student serv-
ices-travel, insurance, discount
cards; student welfared-econo-
mic opportunity, economic un-
ions: also Vietnam war, Berke-
ley, and student freedoms
Delegate of 19th National Stu-
dent Congress, 1966: co-author
of Drugs and the College Cam-
pus: Marijuana and Psychedelic
Drugs; also concern with draft,
Vietnam war, academic free-
dom, and student newspapers
Delegate of USNSA Regional Con-
ference-1965, 1966. 1967
George KuehUi
ESteering Commitee member of the
Delta Upsilon Alumni Fund Or-
ganization
Representative of Delta Upsilon at
Provincial and National Conven-
tions
Member-at- large of Delta Upsilon
Executive Committee
Alumni Relations Chairman of
Delta Upsilon
Past Recording Secretary of Delta
Upsilon
Active participant in other cam-
pus activities such as Home-
coming and Winter Weekend
Garth Black
Freshman baseball team, 1966
Delta Upsilon Planning Commit-
tee member
Chairman of both of Delta Up-
silon's Parents Committees
Delta Upsilon Constitution and
By-laws Committee member
Delta Upsilon Constitution and
By-Laws Committee member,
Delta Upsilon parliamentarian
Delta Upsilon home-coming
co-chairman
Ronald A. Klempner
Associate Editorial Director of
Michigan Daily
Member of USSPA (United States
Students Press Association)
Member of ULLR (Ski Club)
Member and campaign work with
Young Democrats

S Mhrk B. iHodax
Member of Symposium Committee
and Chairman of Major Speaker
Program of Contemporary Dis-
cussion Committee.UAC
Member of ;Michigan Daily
Business Staff
Robert Neff
Chairman of University Services
Committee, UAC %
Chairman of Research-Advisory
Committee. UAC
Executive Council, UAC
Chairman of Fall Orientation
Executive-Advisory Orientation
Committee
Sesquicentennial Escort
b. Kell Williams
Worker for major political party
Finalist in Speech Department
competition
University Symphony and
Marching Bands
Rick .Handel
Coordinating Vice-President of
Student Government Council
U. of M. NSA delegate to 1967
Michigan Region NSA
conference
President Alpha Phi Omega,
National Service Fraternity
Chairman of SGC's Counseling
Committee
Member of the national Alpha Phi
Omega Constitution and By-
Laws Committee
Student Traffic Advisory Board
University Calendaring Committee
John Kelly
Appointed by President Hatcher to
the University Committe eon
Standards and Conduct
Delegate to 2 national and 3 state
Alpha Phi Omega Conventions
Ticket Coordinator for UAC's 1966
and 1967 World's Fair
Former chairman of SGC Educa-
tional Affairs Committee
Co-chairman of University Policy
sub-committee of Student
Housing Association
Member of Vice-President Cutler's
Advisory Committee on Housing
Lynne Killin
Assistant night editor and edito-
rial staff member of Michigan
Daily

The time has come for a dynamic approach to student participa-
tion in University affairs. For far too long, students have been limited
to a minor role in the decision-making process at the University. Stu-
dent Government Council has been ineffective because it has been
separated from the rest of the University by an institutional buffer,
i.e., the Office of Student Affairs. In other words, SGC has been a
student government with very little power in any real sense. What has
been needed is a University Government which will integrate students
into the decision-making process of the University.
Therefore, we have been working for the following:
I. STRUCTURAL REVISIONS

Mark

A. University Government

~ ~ own destiny. !Students should have
The establishment of a tripartite, 18-man University Policy Coin- control over such, vital areas as
mittee which would fall directly below the Board of Regents and student housing, student publica-
which would determine general policy for the University unless said tions, student government, and
policy was vetoed by the Regents student conduct.

Schreiber

B. Student Government
1. Assemblies.
The establishment of fifteen member graduate and undergraduate
asesmblies. The representation of graduate students would be based
at the departmental and college level, while the representation of
undergraduate students would be based on a ward system proportion-
ed according to residential concentration (to be determined by com-
puter analysis). The assemblies would be responsible for project im-
plementation and would also work closely with student organizations
and academic groups. The assemblies would provide for broad-based
community support and also allow for effective and efficient two-way
communication with students.
2.Student Executive Board
A six man executive board composed of both graduates and
undergraduates would be elected at large by grads and undergrads.
Its members would sit on the University Policy Committee and would
act as the student representatives on that board. The Student Execu-
tive Board would also be, responsible for initiating and co-ordinating
projects designed to tackle problems of mutual concern to graduates
and undergraduates such as housing, parking, and transportation.
3. Presidents and Vice-Presidents
The graduate and undergraduate Presidents and Vice-Presidents,
members of the Executive Board, would be elected at large.
II. PROBLEM AREAS
A. Academic
1. The revision of the Freshman program in order to provide (a)
more effective and realistic student 'orientation into the general area
of student life at the University, (b) greater self-government for the
residence halls, and (c) a more adequate academic atmosphere to be
developed by encouraging faculty members to live in residence halls.
2. The implementation of a reliable and comprehensive system
of course evaluation procedures which is presently being established
with the cooperation of the faculty and University units such as
Survey Research Center and the Center for Research on Teaching
and Learning.
3. Active promotion of departmental level student groups to
work for academic reform.
4. A Community Action Curriculum Program which- would
provide academic credit for social and cultural community projects.
B. Economic Welfare
1. CITY-Intensive grass roots efforts in the area of voter
registration in order to bring about changes in zoning ordinances and
building codes, and more adequate solutions to parking and transpor-
tation problems.
2. UNIVERSITY-Encourage the University to build low
cost apartments.
3. PRIVATE-Urge the fullest support of the work of SOC's
Student Housuig Association and its Rental Union. These groups.
have already begun to deal with the problems of off-campus housing
and their efforts should be encouraged.

Since no one is going to handI
students this power, we will have
to build for ourselves.
Initial steps toward increased
student action are now beinga
taken by the Student Rental
Union, the Judicial Review Com-
mittee of SGC, and the Presiden-
tial Commission on Decision-
making.
However, the efforts of these
bodies cannot be effective without
broad student support and com-
mitment. Most importantly, stu-
dents will have to display the
courage which self-assertion de-
mands.
Students are simply asking to
be recognized as members in good
standing of the community which
they constitute. Since no response
appears forthcoming, we must de-
pend upon our own strengths.
Politics is people. I'm interested
in, putting people back into
politics.

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the Commission on Decision Mak-
ing. SGC must take the initiative
and lead in all areas of student
economic, academic, and personal
welfare.
1. In the. area of housing SGC
should support the new Student
Rental Union. SHA should contin- :
ue to work with the city for betters
housing standards, and to pressure
the university to build low cost
student apartments.
2. "SGC should intensify efforts
to encourage students to register,
vote, and be candidates in city
elections.
3. SGC should support the two
discount bookstores by advertis-
ing, and encourage faculty to only
give their course book lists to the
discount bookstores.
4. SGC should establish an
MTA (Michigan Transportation
Association) to consolidate efforts
to alleviate student transportation G
problems. Bus service should be ex-
tended tothe Hill, especiallyu fre r eC
girls safey at nigt A stuy
dents can use university parking
lots. The MTA should work with
the city concerning street parking, Vice-President of the Student
and investigate the city police's Housing Association
ticketing policy on campus. Assistant-Director of the Student
5. Sophomore women's hours Legal Service
Chairman of the SHA Committee
should be abolished, to Propose a Housing Aid Bill
6. In academics the credit hour to the Michigan Legislature
system should be revised, pass- Member of the Young Democratic
fail expanded, drop-add liberal- Club
ized, and a course evaluation con- Director of Student Hearings on
ducted by a professional research Substandard Housing
organization. As a member of SGC, I would
7. The new legal aid service of be able to more effectively battle
SGC should be extended to take the intolerable housing situation
representative student cases to which exists in Ann Arbor. Exces-
court, including those involving sively high rents bear almost no

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Honors Steering Committee
Research projc on Ann Arbor
housing market in Economics
Department, read by President
Hatcher, , Vice-President Pier-
pont, SGC, GSC, SHA and Stu-
dent Rental Union
Assistant to Vice President Cut-
ler's Advisory Board and Student
Rental Union
Research project on Boulding
write-in Campaign for Congress
(November 1967)
Hayden House (East Quad) Rep-
resentative, 1965-1966
Voter registration drives in Ann
Arbor
Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor
Young Democrats
Guild House, Hillel, Atid discus-
sion groups
Varsity, Freshman tennis team
and Judo Club
Volunuteer work-Ypsilanti State
Mental Institution
Active student participation can
only be effected if SGC is an ac-
tual representative body of the
student community that poses dy-
namic, feasible solutions to sub-
stantive, meaningful issues. To
help bring about these structural
and attitudinal changes in SGC,
I propose the following:
1. Reorganize and expand SGC
to 25 members (15 undergraduate,
10 graduate) proportionately rep-
resenting the various graduate and
undergraduate colleges within the
University. Thereby eliminate non-
elected, ex-officio SGC members
and Graduate Student Council;
stipulate that at least one fresh-
man must be elected to an SGC
seat, and the President-Vice-Pres-
ident ticket be composed of one
undergraduate and one graduate
student.
2. Center attention on the Ann
Arbor housing problem; support
SHA housing studies and the
Student Rental Union to set-
tle housing complaints, establish
eight-month leases, and lower
damage deposits and rentals. Pres-
sure the Regents to rescind the
by-law of the University non-coi-
petition in the private housing;
market, and seek federal funds
or low-cost housing. Approach the
State Legislature directly through
Representative Jack Faxon, the
University lobby, or letter-writing
campaigns, to further investigate
University housing policies and

Jim Spal ding
An interested and industrious stu-
dent.
Presently, the SGC performs theI
formal functions of recognizing
student organizations and acting
S". .as the official representative
of the Universtiy student com-
munity in expressing opinion and
interest . . ." The SGC may only
express its unweighted opinions
and interests in the decision mak-
ing process of the University.
It is apparent that the need for
the role of the student in the de-
cision "making process can be ex-
panded beyond that of a mere ad-
visory council. This can be ac-
complished by the restructuring
of student government on a con-
stituent-representative basis. A
representative, elected within, a
geographical ward, is the spokes-
man for his constituency in a cam-
pus-wide assembly. The appor-
tionment of the wards would be
on a one man, one vote basis. The
voter would thus have a better op-
portunity to come in contact with
his representative and to express
his individual interests. The as-
sembly with a more representative
basis would speak with greater
authority on student issues. It
would therefore be able to exert a
stronger influence in the decision
making process in the formulation
of student affairs and regulations.
This new structure would encour-
age the expression of opinions by
many who are now alienated by
the . present impersonal atmos-
phere. Under this new plan, there
would now be created a more ef-
fective liason between student and

Blanche

Secretary of Panhellenic Associa-
tion
Panhellenic Executive and Presi-
dents' Councils
UAC World's Fair Central Com-
mittee
REACH Political Party Campaign
UAC International Committee
Homecoming Committees '65, '66
Bush House Publicity Chairman
After much recent progress,
SGC is awaiting the transition of
elections. It will be the responsi-
bility of a new, forward-looking
Council to strengthen past accom-
plishments with a renewal of basic
issues and research into new prob-
lems. By strengthening and reviv-
ing the present committee struc-
ture, SGC should make advances
in the important general areas of
student participation on all levels
of the university community, as
outlined by the Knauss report, in
improved communications, and in
academic reform.
I believe the key-note to most
current problems rests in inade-
quate communications, both for-
mal and informal, between the stu-
dents, student organizations, fa-
culty, administration,.Regents, and
the city of Anri Arbor. The present
SOC Public Relations Committee
should deal more fully with the
dispersion of information con-
'cerning student participation in
the university, with emphasis on
a liason system in individual hous-
ing units extended to apartment
residents.
Through the establishment of
an Academic Committee, course
evaluations, though, unsuccessful
in the past because of inadequate

Mike

McDermott
Reach Political Party, SGC elec-
tion, 1965-1966
I.F.C Special Events Committee,
1965-1966
Residence Hall Council (Hayden,
East Quad), 1964-1965
Homecoming, UAC Special Com-
mittee, 1964
Fraternity Officer, 1965 and 1966

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