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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1971

NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT SCHREINER

Election recommendations

THE FOLLOWING recommendations
for the campus-wide elections
which began yesterday and are con-
tinuing today were explained in last
Friday's Daily.
SGC
at-large
seats
Recommended
Joel Silverstein, Michael Davis, Ar-
lene Griffin and David Burleson.
Acceptable
John Koza, Bob Nelson, Art Nishioka,
Marty Scott and Bob Garrity.
The referenda
Funding proposals
We recommend that students v o t e
"No" on the referendum calling f o r
the abolition of SGC funding by end-
ing the 25-cent per student allotment
Council receives from student fees each
term.
Conversely, we urge that students
support an increase in SGC's financial
base by voting "Yes" on the referendum
calling for an increase in SGC's p e r
term allotment to 85-cents per stu-
dent.

At the same time, we recommend
that students support the viability of
school and college governments by vot-
ing "Yes" on the referendum calling
for the per student allotment of 50
cents per term to the student govern-
ment of his unit.
Concerning the allocation of n e w
funds we urge "Yes" votes on the pro-
posals for continued support for t h e
women's crisis center, and for the es-
tablishment of a cooperative grocery
store, a child care center, low-cost
housing, a recycling center, and in -
depth consumer report.
However, we recommend a "No" vote
on the proposal to spend money for an
academic chair for teaching courses
not presently available.'

Facul
lHE COMMITTEE has reached
two general conclusions.
FIRST, we gladly acknowledge
that compared' with faculties at
many other universities the Mich-
igan faculty has better relation-
ships with its administration and
governing board and a larger role
in the University's important de-
cisions. Nevertheless, we conclude
that the University's best interests
in the years ahead will be served
by sharpening and enlarging the
faculty's participation in Univer-
sity governance.
SECOND, we note that for some
time, and particularly during the
past five years, the economic sta-
tus of the Michigan faculty has
been suffering a relative decline.
We believe that failure to reverse
that trend will lead a significant
portion of the faculty to be re-
ceptive to proposals for faculty
unionization.
A nationwide movement to or-
ganize faculties for collective bar-
gaining appearsto have the State
of Michigan as a focal area. Cen-
tral Michigan University was the
first four-year college in the coun-
try to elect a bargaining agent. In
1971, Oakland University was the
first to sustain a faculty strike.
Last February Senate Assembly
appointed a Comnnittee on the
Rights and Responsibilities of
Faculty Members and asked it to
report on the "present and future
nature of faculty organizations."
The following are excerpts from a
resume of the report and recon-
niendation by the committee.

tained therein would be embodied
in specific faculty-administration
recommendations to the Board of
Regents, together with any reac-
tions or suggestions that may. is-
sue from Senate Assembly.
-After trying to seek agree-
ment with administration officials,
the committee should have the
right of consulting on these mat-
ters directly with the Board of
Regents.
-In the event that agreement
is not reached, the committee
shall then report to Senate As-
sembly the areas of disagreement
and the respective positions there-
to.
-The Senate Assembly would
then have a number of options,
including but not limited to (1)
accepting the report of the com-
mittee without comment, (2) in-
structing the committee to return
to negotiations with a modified set
of proposals, or (3) directing an
appeal to the Board of Regents. In
the event that agreement still can-
not be reached, Senate Assembly
could request that the matter go
to fact-finding or advisory arbi-
tration, or it could register its dis-
satisfaction by adopting and pub-
licizing a resolution of censure.
2. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
IN ADDITION to its role as a
negotiating agency, CESF should
also be given the responsibility
continually to investigate, analyze,
and otherwise monitor the eco-
nomic treatment of all individ-
uals that comprise the University
of Michigan faculty, to make reg-
ular reports, to propose guidelines
on faculty compensation, and to
make recommendations for facul-
ty discussion and approval, sub-
ject to the supervision of Senate
Assembly and SACUA.
These duties, together with the
responsibility for consultative ne-
gotiations, would at a minimum
necessitate appointing a paid staff
consisting of an executive ad-.
ministrator and a secretary, and
operating an office cooperative
with but essentially independent
of the administration.
CESF should be charged with
responsibility for considering the
compensation of faculty members
as individuals rather than as a
mere group of averages, and
should be charged to uphold the
right of every member of the uni-
versity faculty to fair economic
treatment in comparison with his
peers. It must, therefore. develop
procedures for working with the
several schools, colleges, and de-
partments to prevent and to over-
come inequities suffered by less
advantaged faculty members.
B. P L AN N I N G, BUDGETING,
AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION
1. Long Range Planning
SENATEaASSEMBLY should
consider long-range planning as a
process requiring both diverse ap-
proaches and concerted, integra-
tive effort over the next three
years. Each committee having spe-
cial concerns that could be
brought to the overall planning

ty

status:

process should be especially
charged with this responsibility
and all committees asked to bear
in mind this need for long-range
planning. In particular, the fol-
lowing committees and commis-
sions may be expected to have
complementary material to offer.
without unduly overlapping in
their activities: Academic Affairs,
Financial Affairs, Economic Sta-
tus, Proper Role, Resource Alloca-
tion, and University Relations.
2. Commission on the Future of
the University
In addition, Senate Assembly
should immediately seek for the
establishment of a Commission on
the Future ofthe University,
whose charge it shall be (a) to
study proposals for change in
the planning and financing of
American higher education, in the
operation of extension services,
and in the interrelated structuring
of undergraduate, professional,
and continuing education, (b) to
serve as a coordinating agency for
long-rangeplanning activities of
other university committees, (c)
to report its finding to Senate As-
sembly and the Central Adminis-
tration, with any further publica-
tion within the University com-
munity that may be appropriate,
(d) to place on file relevant bibli-
ographies and materials, and (e)
to make recommendations for
further study and action.
3. Proper Role of the Univer-
sity
SENATE ASSEMBLY should
encourage the Proper Role com-
mittee to follow up its initial in-
vestigations reported in February
and March, 1971, with specific
charges relating to the Univer-
sity's position within the State of
Michigan and within higher edu-
cation generally.
C. SENATE ASSEMBLY PRO-
CEDURES
SENATE ASSEMBLY should
take steps to improve the patterns
of representation both in its own
membership and in its. commit-

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Assembly

report

Senate Assembly meets

Recall Brad Taylor
We urge students to vote "Yes"
the Recall Brad Taylor referendum.
SGC procedures

on

tees. VACUA in particular should
be charged with the responsibility
of finding and reporting ways to
improve the recruitment and
nominating process. Particularly
notable is the low proportion of
younger faculty.
SENATE ASSEMBLY should
ask that the University of Michi-
gan fund a continuing program of
study by designated faculty and
supportive personnel (a) to ascer-
tain the attitudes of faculty and
other members of the University
community on issues affecting ac-
ademic work and (b) to gather de-
tailed information regarding the
economic status of the faculty, as
a whole and in its parts, as com-
pared with that in other institu-
tions of higher education.
SENATE ASSEMBLY should

establish a regular procedure, not
only through the "University Re-
cord" but by other means as well,
to assure (a) a greater knowledge
of its committees' work among the
faculty, (b) a greater ease of ac-
cess to them by faculty, (c) a
more effective discussion within
the University community of is-
sues raised in their reports, (d) a
more thorough monitoring and
following through of programs
proposed or instituted by Senate
Assembly, and (e) the establish-
ment of several resource stations
within the University library sys-
tem where faculty and others can
expect to find up-to-date docu-
mentation on issues being con-
sidered by Senate Assembly and
its committees.

We recommend that students in-
crease the fairness of SGC voting pro-
cedures by voting "Yes" on the Pro-
portional Representation Amendment.
At the same time we encourage stu-
dents to reinforce their desire for dem-
ocratically elected student governments
by voting "Yes" on the Consent of the
Governed referendum.
Finally, we urge a "yes" vote on the
Special Referenda proposal suggesting
that SGC conduct occasional special
elections to decide "important q u e s-
tions."

The morality of research

PRESIDENT FLEMING'S statement
Monday on classified research and
the Willow Run Laboratories was en-
couraging for its rational approach to the
highly volatile research controversy, but
disappointing in that it largely avoid-
ed the moral issue surrounding classified
research.
One well-taken point from Fleming was
that the proposed Senate Assembly class-
ified research policy would apply only to
federal contracts. Clearly, he has pointed
out a major flaw in the proposal.
Although the focus of the anti-classi-
fied research drive this past year has been
a staunch anti-military stance, the ac-
tual proposal seeks to ban military re-
Gala premiere
THE PEOPLE'S Republic of China made
its U.N. debut Monday, "with a bitter
attack on the United States."
The substance of this "bitter attack"
was a request for immediate withdrawal
of U.S. troops from Indochina and the
cessation of U.S. military support for
Taiwan.
Observers considered this "attack" a
surprise, having expected China to re-
spond to their warm welcome in the Unit-
ed States. Instead, they got a forthright
statement of China's position in two areas
of deep concern to the Chinese.
If this opening episode can be taken
as indicative of the way China plans to
conduct itself before the General As-
sembly, perhaps that body will be prod-
ded towards a more serious and business-
like orientation, devoid of such silliness
as acknowledging an opaque p 1 a s t i c
"warm welcome" when the task at hand
is not friendly at all.
-R.S.B.
Editorial Staff
ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
Editor
JIM BEATTIE DAVE CHUDWIN
Executive Editor Managing Editor
STEVE KOPPMAN .... ... ....Editorial Page Editor
RICK PERLOFF As ociate Editorial Page Editor
PAT MAHONEY Assistant Editorial Page Editor
LARRY LEMPER , Associate Managing Editor
LYNN WEINER Associate Managing Editor
ANITA CRONE........ .........Arts Editor
JIM IRWIN Associate Arts Editor
ROBERT CONROW........ ...... .... Books Editor
JANET FREY ... . . . Personnel Director
JIM JUDKII' -Photogra; 1v Editor

search solely on the grounds of academic
freedom. Thus, if acacemic freedom, or
the freedom to disseminate openly the re-
sults of research, is what the assembly
really values, then certainly the policy
should be broadened to all research agree-
ments that limit open publications of sub-
sequent results.,
BUT IT IS apparent that the true moti-
vation behind the proposal was a de-
sire to end University ties with the mili-
tary - with the issue of academic free-
dom arising simply to make the proposal
more palatable for liberal and moderate
psyches.
It seems likely, furthermore, that this
maneuver might cause the Regents to re-
quest that Senate Assembly propose a
uniform policy for all campus research.
This would delay the implementation of
any new research policy and probably
would necessitate loosening the criteria
for refusing classified research proposals
in order to preserve much of the Uni-
versity's politically innocuous proprietary
research.
Certainly, Fleming's statement s h o w s
compassion for the employes of Willow
Run, and rightly so. If the University de-
cides to ban all or most classified re-
search, surely it should be willing to aid
those men and women who were attract-
ed or perhaps even recruited to come to
the- campus at a time when research was
one of the top goals of this institution.
BUT FLEMING'S major failure is his
implication that by changing the
status of Willow Run to an independent,
;non-profit corporation, the University
has satisfastorily dealt with its moral
dilemma over classified research.
If Willow Run's present research pro-
jects continue - whether under the aus-
pices of the State of Michigan or a non-
profit corporation - nothing substantive
will have been accomplished, save the
creation of a false consciousness that the
University has absolved itself of all com-
plicity with the U.S. military establish-
ment. Certainly the Viet Cong will have
no appreciation that the remote sensing
devices that detected them were not de-
veloped in a universiy atmosphere.
Taken as a whole, Fleming's statement
is particularly encouraging in that he
did not take a firm stance against the
assembly's proposal. It is well-known that
he was under considerable pressure from
a number of strong research proponents
to, take geh an nosition. hut a.nwrentlv. he

As of September, 1971 about 130
colleges and universities had or-
ganized for collective bargaining
more than two-thirds of which
were community and 28 of which
were in Michigan. Michigan State
University has been the focus of
organizing activity for several
months.
Faculties at nearly every col-
lege and university in Michigan
have experienced formal organiz-
ing activities. The critical ques-
tion that will ultimately face the
University of Michigan faculty is:
to what degree would collective
bargaining be an opportunity to
improve the professional and eco-
nomic status of the University of
Michigan faculty or be a threat
against it?
The committee believes that the
substantive and structural changes
it recommends will serve to sup-
port values fundamental to the
very existence of a university com-
munity and to advance construc-
tive changes in its life.
RECOMMENDATIONS
A. FACULTY COMPENSATION*
1. CONSULTATIVE NEGOTIA-
TIONS
SENATE ASSEMBLY s h o u 1 d
present for early faculty discus-
sion and approval a procedure in-
volving consultative nnotiations
with administration officials on
salary levels and other faculty
compensation matters.Thisre-
commendation stops considerably
short of full collective bargaining
but aims at fulfilling similar
goals. The following proposals in-
dicate the approximate model to
be used :
-The Senate Assembly should
reconstruct the present Commit-
tee on the Economic Status of the
Faculty (CESF) as a professional
consultative negotiating team, re-
sponsible for formulating specific
requests regarding salaries and
fringe benefits for academic staff.
-ThetCESF should be charged
with gathering information and
then conferring with administra-
tion officials. The results of this
initial process should then be em-
bodied in specific proposals from
the committee, coupled with spe-
cific replies from the administra-
tion. These proposals would have
to be made sufficiently early in
the year so that the negotiations
could be taken into account within
the budgeting process.
-If a substantial agreement is
reached between CESF and the
administration, the policies con-

Goldman resignation
To The Daily:
THE REASONS for my resigna-
tion from Student Government
Council:.
SGC is a non-representative tin-
ker-toy body composed of ego-
tripping individuals who find it
more important to maintain them-
selves in a position of pseudo-pow-
er than to do anything useful for
the student community. They want
student money, but they have no
concrete plans for how to use it,
except on the basis of priorities
handed to the'student community
in the past.
SGC is not serving student in-
terests, it is serving the interests

of the Administration. The Ad-
ministration would not have liked
the UM Student Print Cooperative
to come into existence. SGC, in
its customary mode - power-play
- implemented the Administra-
tion's desire. The paranoic accu-
sations and outright lies thrown at
the Student Print Cooperative, me,
and ARM served to, prevent t h e
Student Print Cooperative f r o m
providing student access to t h e
larger County Cooperative being
set up by the Black Economic De-
velopment League, Welfare Rights
Organization (BEDL-WRO). SGC,
which was to have no control over
the larger cooperative, overextend-
ed its power-starved hands to go
around the Student Cooperative,
which was where its power ended,
to BEDL-WRO.
BEDL-WRO does not need that
kind of white upper-middle £lassr
racist bullshit for $1,500 - one-
thirtieth of the cost of the County
Print Cooperative.
SGC got all it could get out of
the situation, its $1,500 back.
There will be no student coopera-
tive input to the County Coopera-
tive.
MY RESIGNATION was some-
thing everyone on SGC wanted,
and now they have that, too. They
are now free to plan camping trips
with Vice-President Knauss, rip-
off students by profit-making on
charter flights to Europe and life
insurance sales. They are now free
to keep SGC in an ivory tower, and
maintain Rebecca Schenk and
Victor Gutman asrfavored proteges
of President Fleming.
It is my hope that the n e w
council can perceive what SGC
is, and what it does, and will work
to change that. But I doubt that
this will happen. In fact, I'm
sure it won't. Council will con-
tinue to diddle along for another
year, functioning out of neurotic
problems and pathetically small

power-games. SGC is not confused
about its role. At some level, every
member of Council knows exactly
what she or he is doing, and will
continue to play meaningless-to-
destructive games until enough
people are willing to relate to ob-
jective reality and act to take
SGC out of the hands of the ego-
trippers, and into the hands of
the people.
Off the corporate University. All
Power -to the People.
-Barbara Goldman '73
ARM
Nov. 16
Old timers
ro The Daily:
THE SGC CANDIDACY of the
GROUP - Marty Scott, Bob Nel-
son, John Koza, Michael Davis O
and Dale Oesterle - has caused
rather a stir in campus political
circles. The Founding Fathers, per-
ceiving a "crisis" of SGC, have
buried past political differences
and resolved to step in and save
us from ourselves. Like Cincinna-
tus at the bridge, these superstars
have loyally answered the call -
in fact, they have anticipated it
- and stand ready to save student
government from the enemies who
assail it. Whether these enemies
approach from the Right or the
Left is, however, unclear. Churc-
hill's prophecy is fulfilled in re-
verse: The Old World is redressing
the balance of the New.
I ADMIT I have no answer, but
I have an idea of the likely con-
sequences. Fragmented among the
GROUP and the RPC, the votes of
the constructive majority, left or
right, will be dissipated. T h e0
GROUP's superfluous candidacy
will lead to an undeserved victory
by the Far-Right Trojan horse.
-Bob.Black, "73
Nov. 2

Letters to0 The Daily

K

Ftures past

4

Our annual hate ritual with Ohio State
by dave ehudwin_____I

r

NOVICE G. - FAWCETT may be t h e
president of Ohio State University, but
one Wayne Woodrow Hayes is second to
none in fame and influence on that sprawl-
ing campus in the middle of Ohio.
Woody Hayes is an institution at Ohio
State. After 20 seasons leading the Buck-
eyes to victory after victory, he symbolizes
what the university stands for - foot-
ball.
It's not a game or sport at Ohio State:
football is a way of life. The enthusiasm
approaches near hysteria as sell-out
crowds flock to the horse-shoe shaped
stadium on the banks of the Olentangy
River to madly cheer Fat Woody and his
boys.

letics is one of the main factors contribut-
ing factors to this mediocrity.
Furthermore, Ohio State does not stake
its reputation on sportsmanship and, fair-
play. Michigan fans who have travelled to
Columbus have come back with stories
of violence and threats they suffered be-
cause they merely cheered for their team.
IT IS A SHAME when something as en-
joyable to watch and participate in as foot-
ball becomes transformed from a game into
an obsession. It is not surprising t h a t
coaches and athletic directors hae capi-
talized on this hysteria to turn football
into a big business.
This university has not altogether es-

three weeks in Columbus this past sum-
mer and the Buckeyes were just putting
artificial turf in their stadium. ,
Woody knows when he's got a good thing,
so he announced that the stadium would
be open one weekend afternoon for fans
to take home some natural Buckeye sod as
souvenirs.
The fans came, dug and Woody had a
field excavated without charge for his
plastic grass. Artificial turf has previously
been controversial last fall when Ohio
State was set to play Michigan on their
real grass.
The Wolverines had won in 1969 on our
artificial turf, but as the game approached
in 1970 on their grass bumper stickers

OSU fans sing "We don't give a damn
about the whole State of Michigan" and
we respond by singing "Bye-bye Woody".
They have their bumper stickers asking
"Bo Who?" and we answer with "A Buck-
eye is a hairless nut."
BOTH SIDES have booed the other and
there have been fights, pranks and such
an enmity between partisans of the t w o
schools that a visitor from another planet
might wonder why people get so wrought
over a team of people moving a leather
ball 100 yards across plastic grass.
It may be heretical (Bo forgive me) but
our football rivalry with Ohio State has
become too intense. Perhaps it, would be

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