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the Daly business staff National Faculty Group Drafts Paper
Li ::::~:Naming Students' Academic Freedoms




"Students should be free to take
A national group of faculty reasoned exception to the data or
representatives has drafted a views offered in particular courses
statement advocating a liberaliza- of study. They may be required
tion of student regulations which to know thoroughly the particu-
would make the University rules lars set out by the instructor, but
handbook cringe. they should be free to reserve per-
Prepared by a committee of the sonal judgment as to the truth
American Association of Univer- or falsity of what is presented.
sity Professors, the statement Knowledge and academic perform-
urges professors to eliminate ance, not belief, should be the
speaker bans and censorship-and yardstick by which students are
to fight to install student reign measured," this section declares.
over student rules. No Disclosure
T h e document is entitled Student opinions must be par-
"Statement of Faculty Responsi- ticularly protected, the statement
bility for the Academic Freedom says, against "improper or harm-
of Students." It will be included ful disclosure." This means that
in the AAUP Bulletin this fall information received by a faculty,
and placed before the annual counselor "is of a privileged char-
meeting next spring at which acter and its protection against
time it may become the official improper or harmful disclosure is
AAUP viewpoint, a serious professional obligation."
Even if adopted as expected, The document further contends
the statement would still have no that disciplinary cases, which do
formal authority on the nation's not result in suspension, should
campuses. But its proponents hope not be entered into permanent
the statement - several years in academic records available to
the formulation-will have its in- outside parties.
fluence on the rule-makers. . University records have long
Faculty's Job been a matter of controversy.
Divided into f o u r sections Joint Judiciary Council members
spanning seven pages, the docu- have levelled charges against the
ment holds faculty members re- Office of Student Affairs contend-
sponsible for protecting free ex- ing that private information is
pression, un-biased admissions shown to employers.
policy, student government rights Only to Evaluate
and due process. And a host of Administrators contend that the
others. private files are used only to
The first section, "Responsibil- evaluate students applying for
ity of the Professor as Teacher" graduate admission at the Uni-
calls for evaluations of students versity.
according to their performance- The document's second section
not their opinions. outlines the "Responsibility of the
Student Hits Health Seryice
For After-Hours Clinic Fee,

Professor as Participant in Insti-
tutional Government." Assuming
the faculty members play a role
in administrative decisions, the
statement asserts that they should
work for non-discriminatory poli-
cies against students.
This ranges from admissions
policies to student organizations,
where the statement advocates
these non-rules:
-Student organizations should
not be forced to submit lists of
their members to college officials.
-These organizations should
have free speaker privileges with
the only control being "an orderly
scheduling of the use of space."
--Student representatives in
student government "should have
clearly defined means to partici-
pate in the formulation and ap-
plication of regulations affecting
student conduct."
Contrary Rules
The University has rules con-
trary to. all three recommenda-
tions. Student groups are required
to submit membership lists as a
prerequisite to University recog-
nition. A state-wide speaker ban.
is imposed which denies the right
of students to bring any speaker
advocating the overthrow of the
government by force. And Student
Government Council has sought in
the past few years to gain control
over student conduct-unsuccess-
This section also calls for the
abolition of administrative cen-
sorship rules, particularly in the
firing of controversial newspaper
editors. A, recent example of this
"management of news" by admin-
istrators occurred at Oakland Uni-
versity where the editor was dis-
charged for trying to run a sex
survey tabulation.
Part Three
The third section assigns "The
Responsibility f o r Safeguarding
Off - Campus Freedom of Stu-
dents." This section denounces
double - punishments where both
civil and institutional authorities
prescribe penalties for civil mis-
demeanors. It also implores the
institution to fight for students
maintaining "what they regard as
their political rights" in pickets,
freedom rides or other peaceful

All-campus open houses wilt be held in State Street fraternities Sunday New charges for after-hours calls to Health Service are likely to
deter students who need emergency medical care, a University gradu-
%fternoon, August 50. You're invited to stop in for a pleasant preview ate student predicted recently.
His claim drew a quick rebuttal from Melbourne Murphy, assistant
to the director of Health Service.
r n.The new policy, in force since June 1, levies charges of $3 or $5
t on a student coming to Health Service outside of regular clinic hours.
________________-- -< i e a been injured in a
The Mass Rush Meeting, an informative introduction to the particulars Univrsitybuidingojn niver
>f rush and fraternity life at Michigan, will be held on Wednesday, rThere wileit-sonore t *c oeshe
y v automatically, escape this fee.
Fv U R ~ Preiouly a suffcintl evere
September 9 at 7:0 p.m. in the Michigan Union Ballroom. O Remergency entitled a student to
{ gfree after-hours care.
The graduate student, George
And rush itself begins on Sunday, September 15. F RE H M EN N. Vance Jr., said that "my con-
SFE Hcern is about the student who
learns about this charge, then gets
Uo tiye sick one night and says, I'll just
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 live with it until morning.' By 9
a.m. he may be in a coma. This
...~ ~wyr~ ~.n.y . Hill Auditorium 8:30 P.M. is the thing thatsarcost
:w r.;:".tickets: .$:.0O, $1.50, $1.00 m e h ng t's atrocious to
............... .... . fii . r
Vance, who holds a master's de-
Sgree from the public health,
in public health is to get people

See Related Story, Page 3,
Extra-Curricular Life Section
needing medical care to see a doc-
tor. He said the institution of the
Health Service fee is a step away
from this goal.
But Murphy denied that any-
one need pass up medical care
because of the new fee. Students
unable to pay their bill may have
it waived by Health Service Di-
rector Dr. Morley Beckett.
He said the after-hours fee was
prompted by the -increased ex-
pense involved in maintaining a
doctor on duty or on call during
off-hours. Even with the new
charge, he pointed out, the Serv-
ice loses money on after-hours
calls. Whether the tab amounts to
$3 or $5 depends on the call.
Vance commented that he be-
came aware of the new policy only
after he was charged for a Satur-
day afternoon call. "If they must
maintain the fee, they should at
least publicize it," he declared.

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