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Vol. LXXXI, No. 157 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 13, 1971 Ten Cents
esidential ollee: Four ears of innov
By HESTER PULLING 25 55# ssisN %%225 55%##s5tion, has tested the educational into a community academically. evaluation by the teacher of each makin
and CARLA RAPOPORT value of the planners' experi- However, only the college's sen- student's capabilities and perform- the co
First of a series mental programs. ior and junior classes have gone ance in class. non-a
Y Much of that program has been through every part of the original Enthusiastically greeted by fac- Top
innocently enough when you see ". found by the RC community to core. Last fall, the college dis- ulty members and students alike, from
theang anoachin You re college:be a worthwhile enhancement of carded it amid student and faculty RC's grading system is based on demic
the gang approaching. You recog- their educations. But they have sentiment that by requiring all the premise that letter grades put ing pr
hyfound the opposite to be true of students to take the same pro- students in boxes and categories in the
wide lapel suits, and broad-brim- certain key elements of the col- gram, the RC was being too in- while written assessments of the Thi
med hats. As they approach, you Af ylege's program, which have con- flexible-and not taking into ac- student more accurately portray a by lit
notice machine guns casually sequently been discarded. count the needs of the individual student's potential. Alfred
slung over their shoulders. . ...................................In one of the most heated student. Another basic element of the month
But others pay no attention debates in the college's history, college revolved around the foun- RC's f
to the sinister group. Several cats graduate education - The Resi- In the summer of 1967, part of the core program - perhaps the Freshman seminar-the English ders' concept of education in the be ch
walk by with ardent indifference- dential College. the dorm was swiftly converted to cornerstone of the founders' con- composition course-and the for- classroom. With the belief that of the
The 24-hour bridge game con- A division of the literary col- college as trunk rooms changed ception of the Residential College eign language program tillere- education cannot be imposed on sarily,
tinues with hardly a glance, and lege, the RC was conceived in to classrooms and lounges to of- -was thus disbanded. students, RC's planners set up will f
students pass without concern, the mid-1960's by a group of fices, making way for the Univer- The c o r e curriculum required of the core program has been small and unstructured classes to results
Only a visitor to East Quad would University faculty members who sity's first living-learning student every student in the college to discontinued, allow greater participation of each Mos
be startled by the cast of another envisioned the new college as an community. take a sequence of specially-de- O t h e r experimental programs student, and to encourage rela- the co
student-run movie. answer to the growing size and Now, four years after opening signed liberal arts courses, cover- started at Residential College, tionships to develop and continue theirc
Four years ago, however, there impersonality of the University. its doors, some 100 liberal arts ing English composition, foreign however, have met with more suc- outside the classroom. family
were neither cats nor movie They also planned the college students will be the first class to language, social science and the cess. In a bold departure from Essential to the college commu- For
cameras at the quad. In the fall to serve as a sounding board for graduate- from the Residential humanities. traditional grading methods, RC nity has been RC's governing body the R
of 1967, engineering students were innovative experiments in under- College. The college's founders believed set up a special pass-fail grading - the Representative Assembly. this p
bumped out of the dorm to make graduate education, which, if suc- Over the four years, the col- that by taking a unified academic system. Composed half of students and know
ropm for the University's most cessful, could then be exported lege's pioneer class, along with program for the first two years in The unique factor of this grad- half of faculty and administrators, ing th
ambitious experiment in under- back to the parent college., the RC faculty and administra- the college, students would develop ing method is an extensive prose the assembly is the chief decision-

Twelve Pages
rition
g body for all issues facing
llege - both academic and
cademic.
ics of concern have ranged
heated disputes over aca-
requirements to the grow-
oblem of animal excrement
quad.
s week, a committee selected
erary college acting Dean
Sussman, will begin several
s of intensive study of the
irst four-year cycle, and will
arged with evaluating each
college's programs. Neces-
student opinion of the RC
igure prominently in their
t students talk proudly of
llege's programs-- assessing
college as they might a close
member.
instance, one senior says of
tesidential College, "I love
lace, I guess it's because I
nearly everyonehere includ-
e dean. But quite simply, I
See RC, Page 7

SPRING PEACE OFFENSIVE

r ofs

Local

groups set

war protest

oppose

By CHUCK WILBUR
As the term's end approaches, campus anti-war groups
are mobilizing students for the spring offensive against the
war in Indochina.
Organizing efforts center on the massive anti-war dem-
onstrations scheduled April 24 in Washington, sponsored by
the National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC), and co-spon-
sored by the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ),
which is also sponsoring Mayday actions.

student-faculty

Another campus group,,

,St

Poindexter
acquitted in
Davis case
NEW YORK (P)-A federal court
jury acquitted David Poindexter
yesterday of harboring black mili-
tant Angela Davis while she was
sought by the FBI on murder-kid-
rpp charges.
The jury took two hours and 10
minutes to reach its verdict. There
were cries of joy and relief among
courtroom spectators.
Poindexter, 36, later told news-
men, "This is a minor skirmish
in a big war. The major battle
s in California over Angela."
One of the issues at the trial
was whether Poindexter knew,
from news media, that Davis was
a fugitive.
As he left the courthouse Poin-
dexter, "deeply relieved to be a
~ree man again," was asked what
e would do next. He quipped:
"I'm going to do what I've done
all my life-go home and watch
TV and read a newspaper."
Summations to the U.S. District
Court jury of seven men and five
women were made by defense coun-
sel Stanley Arkin and Asst. U.S.
*tty. John Doyle III on the fifth
day of the trial.
Judge John Cannella instructed
the jury it would have to acquit
Poindexter if it believed he had no
knowledge of the federal warrant
against Davis in connection with a
fatal courthouse shootout in Cali-
4ornia last summer. Poindexter
later was arrested with Davis at a
New York City motel.
The shootings took the lives of
a judge and three other persons.
Davis is accused of buying the
guns used in the killing, but not
actually being at the scene.

tudent Mobilization Committee
C (SMC) is concentrating . on
sending students to the April
24 demonstration, according to
SMC member Sue Faurot.
Sales of $25 round-trip bus
tickets to Washington have been
small, Faurot said. "Many stu-
dents have finals that prevent
them from going for the 24th so
they are going to the Mayday
actions instead," she said. Faurot
added that ticket sales in area
high schools have been more suc-
cessful than campus sales.
In addition to ticket sales, SMC
is conducting a publicity campaign
for the demonstration, including
leafleting and information tables.
SMC has no specific plans for
activity beyond the April 24 dem-
onstration, according to SMC
member Peter Stein.
Students for the Peace Treaty, a
campus group supporting the Peo-
ple's Peace Treaty negotiated by
members of the national Student
Association with anti-war forces
in Indochina, is mobilizing stu-
dents for the series of demon-
strations.

LSA.
By SARA FITZGERALD
and JOHN MITCHELL
The LSA faculty yesterday
rejected by a straw vote a pro-
posal to establish a legislative
assembly of students and fa-
culty members to govern the
literary college.
Decisions on three other propos-
als, which would all create various
student-faculty policy committees,
were postponed as Acting LSA
Dean Alfred Sussman adjourned
the heated meeting "to allow time
for further discussion."
Sussman said he would convene
a faculty meeting specifically to
consider the governance propos-
als.
In other action, the faculty ap-
proved a pass/fail gfading system
for the Course Mart program. The
approval came as an amendment
to a report made by the Course
Mart Committee.
By unofficially rejecting the
legislative council proposal, the
faculty turned down a plan for a
representative body of 40 faculty
members and 40 students which
would have assumed the legislative
functions of the LSA faculty, with
the assembly's actions subject to
faculty review.
The LSA student government
last night passed a resolution
which condemned the governing
faculty for "its failure to enact
any proposal providing for stu-
dent involvement and decision-
making."
The statement went on to say,
"Judging from their own disord-
erly meeting, it is the faculty, not
the students, who proved them-
selves incapable of self-govern-
ment. They consistently and sys-
tematically moved away from the
proposals of the Student-Fa-
culty governance committee, in-
dicating that student input, when
channelled into committees, is not
See LSA, Page 12

legislature

-Daily-Jim Wallace
PUBLICITY for spring anti-war activities includes the graffiti slogans on walls and sidewalks which
have recently appeared. The bottom slogan refers to the Mayday actions in Washington, which
aim to shut down government operations.

Dean Sussman

James Bridges

"While we are emphasizing the HEARING TOMORROW:
Mayday actions, we are also urg-_
ing people to go to the April 24
demonstration and to stay in-
Washington throughout the May-
day actions," says Joel Siverstein,ss
a peace treaty organizerEistis cas
the presentation to the govern-
The basic scenario for the May-,
ent of PCPJ's three demands:
guaranteed annual income of
$6,500 for families of four; re- By ZACHARY SCHILLER Marshall R
lease of all political prisoners; ing that E
and seting a date for the with- Tomorrow's hearing of John Student E
drawal of all U.S. forces from Eustis, '73, on charges stemming'ued all
Indochina-the major point of the from a Feb. 19 demonstration, will urg .
People's Peace. mark the first use of the controver- hearing.
Tha dnl

e challenges
aterim rules

Ei-ht-term poicy
draws criticism
from students
The LSA Administrative Board's policy of limiting literary
college enrollment to eight terms has met with sharp criticism
from students, student governments and counselors in the
Office of Student Services (OSS).
While most persons questioned agreed that such a policy
might be necessitated by the tight enrollment squeeze in the
literary college, they objected to the way the policy was pass-
ed and its being implemented.
"It's a touchy question whether the policy should exist,"
James Bridges, '72, president of the LSA student government

Russell Downing, charg-
ustis assaulted Downing.
Government Council has
students to attend the
ides that a hearing

le coae prvle 1d iai
If te gvernentdoesnotsial Regents Interim Rules and " U IW~.
If the government does not Disciplinary Procedures formulated officer be appointed by the Univer-
meet the demands, organizers have Du asity president to hear each report-
said, demonstrators plan to en- in April, 1970. ed instance of alleged infraction.
gage in nonviolent civil disobed- Eustis's hearing, scheduled for President Robben Fleming has ap-
ience. on May 3 and 4, with the 9:30 a.m. at the North Campus pointed Detroit attorney Theodore
goal of stopping all Washington- Commons, stems from a complaint Souris, a former justice of the
based government operations. ,filed last month by University Fire Michigan Supreme Court, to hear
Eustis's case.

ued, "said that in all the years she
had been on the Board, "this docu-
ment (of the interim rules) was
one of the 'most significant' she
had seen," according to the min-
utes of the meeting" (at which
they were passed).
"Further, these rules, in the
words of Regent Robert Nederland-
er, (D-Birmingham), were, "for
the political trials," Hayes added.
See EUSTIS, Page 12

UN.

7-ton bombs, pound
VitsFire Base 6

SAIGON (P) - U.S. planes are dropping 7.5-ton
blockbusters on North Vietnamese troops laying
siege to Fire Base 6 near the Laotian border, Amer-
ican military sources said yesterday.
It is the first time in the war that the huge bombs
have been used against Communist soldiers. They
previously were employed to make instant helicop-
ter landing zones by blasting away jungle growth.
Now they have been adapted as anti-personnel

Souris has sent Fleming a letter
explaining his objections to the
rules, particularly since they allow
the University to delegate respon-
sibility for student "to one outside
the University."
Since their inception, the code
has been criticized by both stu-
dents and faculty members. Oppon-
ents have charged that the rules
violate the defendant's "basic
rights" in judicial proceedings.
These rights include trial by one's
peers and the guarantee that the
defendant be present at his trial.
The regular code allows the hear-
ing officer both to bar the defend-
ant from the trial if he becomes
"disruptive" and to hold the trial
without him if he fails to appear.

Male-only rule could
keep Berstein off board

By TED STEIN
A 1964 Regents bylaw stipu-
lating that only male students
may be elected to the Board-in-
Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics has cast serious doubt on
the eligibility of representative-
elect Rose Sue Berstein, '73, to
serve on that body.
Berstein, the first female
eleted to the Board, received a

Donald Lund, Assistant Ath-
letic Director, said that although
he couldn't see any reason for
the bylaw stipulation: "Accord-
ing to rules and regulations,
Tom (Kettinger) should be the
guy" to be the representative on
the Board.
Tom Kettinger, runner-up in
the election for the Board seat
said last night that he believes

>said, "because people should
be able to pace themselves, yet
enrollment is very tight at the
University."
"However," Bridges maintained,
"I think the Ad Board sh6uld have
held open hearings like those held
on the LSA governance proposal.
The board should also have noti-
fied students earlier than now
that they couldn't enroll in the
fall."
George Chu, '71, was mistakenly
sent notice that he could not re-
enroll because the Board said
he had accumulated only 95 cred-
its when he really had 104. "Be-
fore the board sends out a letter,"
Chu said, "they should call the
student in and arrive at a mu-
tual decision. However, one Ad
board member told me there

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