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September 06, 1979 - Image 31

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IYU SEE ENES ltAPEN CALL DA1r ) 0
We 're back
While the Daily won't always be as large as this special edition, we
do publish smaller issues every day except Monday. Today's issue is
an updated version of one that was mailed last month to new students.
Our regular editions will contain state, national, and world news from
wire services in addition to articles written by Daily staffers. To have
the Daily delivered to your dorm or doorstep, call 764-0558. For those
interested in joining the Daily's business, news, sports, or arts staffs,
stop by to see us at 420 Maynard or watch the paper for announcemen-
ts of special meetings.
Take ten
On September 6, 1969 plans to renovate the Michigan Union were
already underway. On that date University officials proposed the for-
mation of a student-faculty committee to study various uses of the
Union that would encourage more students participation and improve
its financial status. One of the plans under consideration was to move
to the Union students organizations such as the Student Government
Council, which at that time occupied the Student Activities Building.
The change was eventually realized. See the story on Page One about
current plans for Union renovations.
Whose plaza?
Famous as the home of the rotating "cube," the concrete plaza
surrounded by grass in front of the Administration Building last year
became the setting for a lengthy showdown between University sign
painters and a rebellious group known as MARVIN (Michigan Anar-
chists Rarely Viewed in Nepal). As proclaimed by a blue sign, the area
is officially called the "Regents Plaza," but the covert MARVIN
claimed responsibility for changing the sign to read "People's Plaza."
University painters would dutifully change-the sign back to its original

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 6, 1979-Page 3A
S. African divestment likely to

be active 4
By MARK PARRENT
Fierce debate is likely to continue
this fall over the issue that garnered the
most publicity on campus last fall: the
question of whether the University
should sell its holdings in firms that do
business in South Africa.
All sides in the debate agree on at
least one thing: the system of in-
stitutionalized apartheid practiced in
South Africa is repulsive, and measures

campus issu
should be taken to change the situation
there.
The Washtenaw County Coaliton
Against Apartheid (WCCAA), a group
composed primarily of students, favors
the University selling its stocks and
bonds in any company that has busines
operations in South Africa. The group
organized a demonstration at a Regents
meeting last March that forced the
Regents to go to court for an emergency
order allowing them to meet behind

this fall

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locked doors with only members of the
press and other selected individuals
allowed to attend.
THE PROTESTERS had earlier
chanted loudly whenever a Regent or
administrator tried to continue the
meeting. After the Regents had
retreated to their upstairs meeting, the
group agreed to leave the Regents'
Room when Interim University
See DIVESTMENT, Page 7

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form every time the rebels altered it until a stalemate developed with
the sign remaining blank. In a prepared statement issued at the time,
MARVIN announced its dedication to "causing disorder withih the
University community" because the "anarchists" felt the University
had "developed an enivironment too staid to stimulate.thoughtful
scholastics." The group . also submitted a list of demands to the
University as follows below. (MARVIN was not the first group to use
the'sign-painting tactic, however. A group earlier in this decade at-
tempted to rename the sign in a similar fashion.)
* Change the sign permanently to read "People's Plaza."
'4Because that's what it is, not a Regents plaza," according to the
group's spokesperson));
* fill the Fishbowl full of water;
" shorten the hours of the library system to free students so they
can develop into concerned, aware people;
" ban Stanley Kaplan from campus-his school serves merely to
reinforce misguided professional anxieties;
* force professors to emphasize learning not grades, teaching not
research;
* increase support for WCBN; end the 'students only' limitation,
pipe free radio into University buildings,
e arrange for round the clock showings of "Twilight Zone";
* purchase lightweight plastic trashcans to replace the cement
soap box cans presently on the Diag;
" spring, and subsequent hiring of dog shit removal squads;
" end mediocrity.
Happenings
FILMS
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Coming Home, 7 and 9 p.m., Angell Hall
Aud. A.
Cinema Guild-Monsieur Verdoux, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
(below CRISP).
SPEAKERS
School of Metaphysics-Sarah Bassett, regional director,
"Meditation", 7:30 pm., 2191/2 N. Main (Call 996-1363 to register for
class that also begins tohight.
MISCELLANEOUS
University Sailing Club-Slide show and introduction to sailing, 7:45
p.m., Physics and Astronomy Bldg. (Dennison Bldg.).
On the outside
The prospects of oncoming classes and long book lines won't be the
only thing to sweat over today as temperatures are expected to climb
into the sweltering mid-80's. The September skies will be partly cloudy
and the low temperature will be in the 60's.
THE U of M MEN'SOGLEE CLUB
It' more than a club-
It's an adventurel
WE'RE LOOKING FORA FEW GOOD MEN
Freshmen, Sophs., Grad students . . everyone!
AUDIIONATOUR MASS MEE lNG
SEPT 10, 7PM, ANDERSON RM.,
. t the MICIII UNION

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