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Page Eight


Tuesday, February 29, 1972


Members of

Women seek greater
enrollment in law



strike for rent demands

A massive rent strike by the
Pontiac Heights Ad Hoc Tenants'
'Union (PHAHTU) may take place
if their demands are not met by
the Board of Dirsectors of the co-
operative there.
According to Ann Desautels, a
spokesman for PHAHTU, the
members of the Tenants Union
(TU), will decide on whether or

not to strike at a mass meeting to
be held tomorrow.
The rent strike will be consid-
ered if action is not taken on the
TU demands but David Romain, a
vice president of the Pontiac
Heights Housing cooperative said
that the Board of Directors of the
Cooperative was never presented
with the demands. "They never
placed those demands formally to

the Board," he said. Jim Madden,
another member of the Tenant's
Union, however, stated that he
personally gave Romain the de-
mands at Romain's home on Sat-
Among the demands asked for
is the list of 150 names of fami-
lies who are supposedly slated for
eviction, which TU says is held by
the Board of Directors of the Co-
The Tenant's Union is also de-
manding documentation that pres-

(Continued from Page 1)
qualified applicants are admitted
without regard to sex. Hence, the
"women's admission p o l i c y" is
cast in terms of continuing non-
discrimination, rather than em-
bodying a specific program to re-
cruit' and admit women to law
McCauley says he devotes "very
little" special attention to women's
applications. "I've become scrupu-
lous about it; I ask myself, is
nroduets sell


ent rent rates are in compliance v"
Combattin sex roles with the Economic Stabilization
Act, and that evictions be ceased
(Continued from Page 1) the many men around tne Law until the possible rent-freeze vio- On the lighter side of campus
frequent use as symbols for all Quad has some interesting aspects. lations have been investigated. politics, Bill Thee, a former Stu-
women and the subsequent over- The Lawyer's Club did not allow dent Government Council presi-
reaction to their comments. women in until 1968, and as Shir- Finally, PHAHTU is asking for dential candidate, had an "Off the
"Every time I open my mouth, ley Moscow, '74L, theorizes, "If enforcement of the city code reg- Commies" T-shirt printed before
I'm speaking (it seems) not only you have a sort of monastery (as ulations requiring fire extinguish- the election. Brad Taylor, an SGC
for Myself but for every other a dorm, the male students) can ers on each floor at the stairway member, followed suit, saying it
girl," says Rutzky. dismiss the presence of women. was "just to make people mad."
. Further, faculty and fellow male But if there are 30 or 40 of us landings. Does he think "Off the Com-
students tend to overreact to a living here, they can't go into One of the key issues of the mies" T-shirt will proliferate? "No
woman's comments in class. For dinner and say 'that dumb girl in conflict is the evictions. Romain conservatives will wear them," he
Instance, explains Seigal, "I re- class' because somebody's going to maintains that there is no list of says, "now that The Daily staff
member one professor who, when- be around to say something." bought some." Taylor is pondering
ever a girl spoke, he would bend There are sub-groups of women, names of people who are to be an "Off the People" shirt next.
Dver backwards to listen very in- too, with special problems to face evicted. "We never had a list of Bumper stickers have also of-
tently, and give the benefit of the in addition to sex discrimination. 150 names," the vice president fered students another means of
doubt and everything to the 'poor Law School functionaries who said. However, PHAHTU alleges expressing a, personal feeling or
little things.'" ' have made a big deal out of "wo- that three members of the co-op belief.
Yet, there is a group of men men coming to the Law School to
who, according to Siegel, "treat us find a husband" and so on, seem saw the list while i the property "Most of the stickers I have to
as colleagues, with no hang-ups at to ignore the fact there are a sub- manager's office on other business. print," says another local pro-
all, and a few who were more wo- stantial group of married women According to Romain there have prietor, "are aimed at an individ-
men's lib than the girls. If I ever law students, who also may have been only three evictions in the ual's protest. I get all kinds of
had doubts there were guys who children.
said, c'mon, you gotta do it!" Lon- Moscow views the problem as past year. In contrast to this Mad- weird requests."
;don adds that "a lot of guys think simply depending on the woman den, claims that there have been For instance, for one customer,
it's about time something was and her husband or fiance. Un, at least five evictions within the he printed, "If you can't bear it,
done." fortunately, Terry Kaye, '74L, past 11 days. FROG it."
From a slightly different angle, submits, "the- burden of deciding - - - -
the area of social relations with still remains with the women."

there any sex bias in this one, one
way or another?-you can't answer
for your secret subconscious pre-
judicts," he says, "but you try to
do the best you can."
McCauley has no information of
the number of women applicants
to the school for this year, but it
will be prepared for next year.,
While administrators say they
treat all applicants equally, ac-
cording to the "Admissions Office
Report" of the Law School this
year, the women first-year stu-
dents admitted in 1970 had over
two-tenths higher grade point av-
erages and scored 28 points higher
on their Law. School Admissions
Test (LSAT) than the freshman
The admissions process itself, as
outlined by McCauley, is based on
a compilation of data which has
been designed to predict those who
will be "successful" in Law School,
success being defined exclusively
as a higher law school grade point
average achieved. The prediction
index consists of Law School Ad-
mission Test scores and adjusted
grade point averages in college,
as well as weighing for caliber of
the applicant's alma mater.
A University law professor has
found that presently women as a
whole tend to get slightly lower
grades than men all other factors
constant, the reverse of what sta-
tistically used to be true.
With regard to a law school ad-
missions dean working under a
completely "objective" numerical
prediction system, Forsyth says
that if "one's goal is admitting the
people who are going to get the
best grades, then to admit the man
over the woman because that's
the way our statistics work, well,
that is sex discrimination clear
and simple."


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Day Calendar Robert F. Williams Defense Fund,
Tuesday, February 9Feb. 29, 8:00 p.m., Basement of Lane
Special Physics Seminar: J. Harte, Bahai Student Group Intercalary Days
Yale Univ., "Musings on the Environ- Party, Feb. 29, 8:00 p.m., 725 South Di-
inent and Physics," 2038 Randall, 1 p.m. vision.
Computing Center Short Course: LSA Student Government open meet-
"ARU.The Audio Response Unit," Sem- ing, Wed. March 1, 7:00 p.m., 3 Mich-
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LSA Coffee Hour: 2549 LSA Bldg., 3 The Ann Arbor Abortion/Action Co-
p.m. alition, Wed., March 1, 7:00 p.m., 1510
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