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Partly cloudy,

Vol. LXXXI, No. 24 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 30, 1970 Ten Cents
Academic reform: tuents ake e initi
By BOB SCHREINER Although the aims of the groups jor departments involved are his- -The Budget. This is an area ulty's ire over so emotional an students in an advisory or a voting Bo
and EDWARD ZIMMERMAN are diverse, they have traditional- tory, English and economics. in each school and departmnt issue," says Randy Beers, a mem- capacity. uate
In Winter, 1969, the dispute ly centered around two general -Grading. The extension of the which the faculty has usually pre- ber of the history students steer- This year, the majority of stu- evalu
over the literary college's language areas: Changing the decision pass-fail grading system is an item ferred to handle alone. However, ing committee. dent groups seem to be. satisfied ment
requirement was able 'to bring a making mechanism within their on the agenda of almost every the financial overtones of the Related to these substantive with the extent of their repre- tions
sizeable number of students to- academic unit to include greater student group. While some stu- minority admissions dispute has academic issues is the question of sentation, saying that even non- they
gether on an issue which has rare- student participation; and press- dents are pushing to make all prompted some student groups to student participation in the actual voting participation allows them a In
y been a focus of campus politics ing for specific decisions on aca- courses in their units pass-fail, the seek participation in the setting decision-making within each aca- significant input into the system. ment
the issue of academic reform. demic issues. majority - such as the Student of priorities for allocating their demic unit. For this reason, student leaders Scie
A year-and-a-half later, the Council inthe business adminis- unit's fundso hlclg ad say, most of their reform efforts stru
In a series of recent interviews, Cucli h uiesamns ntsfns
battle for altering many aspects of tration school-seek to end letter -Tenure. This area-the hir- In most schools, coleges an this year will be aimed at the abou
academic life at the University representatives of the groups have grading in certain courses only. ing, promotion and dismissal of departments, decisions on the ap- actual decisions made by the fac- ing t
has been submerged under a flurry described the issues which will -Admissions. With the estab- faculty members-is the one as- pointment and promotion of fac- ulty bodies, rather than the de- for a
ofmr oua oilises c o-AmisionstWihmthtehab- facutyrembes-i theonea- ulty members, and on budgetaryitefqur
of more popular social issuessuch concern them this year as includ- lishment last spring of a Univer- pect of academics in which the cision-making process itself. quir
as minority admissions and the sity-wide' minority admissions pro- students have virtually no partici- matters. are handled by an execu- This term, the history depart- jor n
University's ties with he military. . -Curricular reform. This will gram, many of the student groups paion in the University. Yet most tive committee elected by the fac- ment will resume debate on a cour
Thus, as campus-wide political continue to be of the greatest plan to press their academic unit student groups indicate they are ulty. ither faculty committees proposal to change the program centi
gropps prepare foN another year concern to the student groups; to establish special programs hesitant to take up the issue, fear- h avejurisdiction overfother areasafor g raduate students. Under the Ne
of activity, the blunted quest for they, say it is the area which af- which will aid the new black stu- ing that the faculty will be in- such as curriculum, proposal, the students would be unde
academic change h5' been rele- fects them the most. As the term dents to adjust to the University. transigent on other issues if btu- In past years, student efforts required to take courses in only that
gated to smaller, less conspicuous progresses, m a n y departmental In addition, some groups, such dents press for more influence in in academic reform have focused four historical fields, instead of conci
student groups within almost student g r o u p s have begun to as the Graduate Association of tenure decisions. on gaining representation on these five. They would also have wider cour
every school, college and depart- press for vast changes in the con- Political Scientists, have begun to "There are more important con- bodies. Many faculty committees latitude in deciding which courses to as
ment. centration requiremients. The ma- recruit minority students. cerns without arousing the fac- have responded by seating some to take.

Eight Pages
th graduate and undergrad-
history students also plan to
late the department's place-
program, which finds posi-
for graduate students after
receive their degrees.
the political science depart-
the Undergraduate Political
ice Association has been in-
nental in the past in bringing
t curricular changes, includ-
the awarding of four credits
.ll courses and ending the re-
ment that a prospective ma-
nust take two political science
ses as prerequisites for con-
il Gabler, p'resident of the
rgraduate association, says
this year the group will be
erned with the frequency of
se offerings. It will attempt
sure that popular courses are
See ACADEMIC, Page 2


Arabs mourn





Mideast status unclear



.. iCAIRO (') - As the A ra b
world mourned the death of
w>, :Gamal Abdel Nasser yester-
day, world leaders wondered
what effect his death will haveK
on peace efforts in the Middle
<> j' bEast.F
Many feared the Egyptian sres-
Nt ssdsident's death may mean a new
seo setback for the already stalled er
peace talks between Israel and
its Arab neighbors.
President Nixon, however, said ;
£ r> it was too early to know how,. m
k - ;A :,; " + Nasser 's death may affect the
.troubled Mideast. He told news-
s , ?' $ P4 rm ., Mmen accompanying him to the U S.
< " #}. ii 6th 'Fleetrin the Mediterranean:
Chi} ( L c.,"It will contribute a new situa-
tion, but whether it contributes
~ ~. .~.. to more tension remains to be
6o l
$$}$'" +<to say because we do not know
B HNNA M NRI'Nwhom his successor will be or whe-n Uyd ym sp l t
' r t .> ther it migh t be some kind of
"y to beciv leadsip." Student Tim Butz left, burns what wassaidtt
h Some diplomats at the United service at Kent State University. They service v
4:'# .<":, . Nations said Nasser 's death might { May 4 in a confrontation with Ohio National GI
spell the end of the U.S. initiative the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
AssocEated Press that laid the groundwork for the mn
BTIG ALMED HELNI of the Egyptian army, left, meets in talks with a 90-day cease-fire be-
Amman with other officers of the Arab peacekeeping force named twen Israel on one side andnEgyptNrEdng hs fLEGAL SYSTEMu:
to monitor the cease-fire in Jordar A The meeting took place in )v Jarin othe Uothr .a da- tn
stde city's IntercontinentaldHotel.ordisg Gn t a toismms
hth rdiFagree, mandngi hwas t dod1dm1 iareun it
nhearly to tell, a U.N. spokesman re-royrt
P ea ce he program.Actnssm gyPresident Anwar Sadat
leaders, some of whom began aT-,p r
riving for the state funeral ongtmt
P e comr h , r ll ycie cnotalenatyce frm wol --m akns e uptid n se- Ter u
There was little speculation By DAVECHDIITh rbe
a E taschedd lt dn Unyian. a el
HIamnEgeptyasssin their hour of The committee formulating a poe apane t
By HANNAH MORRISON mourning as to a successor to Nas- new University judicial system wasn alt
ser. but they learned that some deadlocked last night on one of gs and to n
agree to ocus ttenion o Anngs Aongmate
The Oct. 3 anti-war rally in Ann Arbor promises to be of his closest advisers had been the few remaining issues as it at- n o
the key demonstration in the country at that time," says Jim at his bedside, among them Sadat.1 tempted to finalize recommenda- bility of evide
Lafferty, chairman of the Detroit Coalition to End the War. He was a fellow officer in the tions for a permanent legal sys- Student G
1952 coup against the monarchy tem to replace present interim President Mar
The coalition-sponsored demonstration will begin as a and was chosen by Nasser to be procedures. the importan(
march 'from the football stadium after Saturday's game to his vice president. He is acting Torpedoing hopes for approval pointing out v
a Diag rally. president until a new chief execu- of a general outline at the meet- Hoffman wa
Jerry Gordon, national Peace Action Coalition (PAC) tive is chosen, within 60 days. ig, student, faculty and admin- questionable
chairman, will address the rally on the Vietnam war, the Others included Gene w Moham- istration members of the commit- agoconspira
Pissues. Michaelmmdd Fawzi, commander in chief tee disagreed on who should de- Some of th
e at is s tof the armed forces, and Air Mar- de procedure in jury trials of the com
Stiliwagon, Democratic 'candidate for Congress will also be shal My Sabri, a former confidant Th comteapiedb colleagues wo
on the program. of Nasser. President Robben Fleming last i st
Lafferty says another anti-war demonstration is planned With Sadat as chairman, the A p r i 1, previously approved the dominated p
for Washington, D.C,,, to protest d "Victory in Vietnam" march executive committee of Egypt'spncleotrabyauifpeis well as a jury.
alo chduedfo tatdae.only political party, the Arab So- -students being tried and sen-; The,, stude
aloshdldfo htdt.cia ist Union, and the Cabinet met t ne ysuetsada qia made clear th
has~~~~ne by studentstd and sanols faclty cc-
However, national PAC has withdrawn support of the in emergency session. It was pre- lent procedure for faculty me-prove any pa
Washington rally because, Student Mobilization Committee sumed they discussed the dateshbens. entry facult
memb~er Tom Vernier' explains,' , See ARABS, Page 8. would decide
whn tun, promises to be a confron Tecom
tation-type march." Mcensus: Thom
PAC representatives, from col-~ panel by lotf
las trugt Strdae to isn Y~' 'ber of stude
Deri, atSaudy odscs '#; f<was apparent
the Oct. 3 demonstration and x " other plans w
agreed to focus attention on Ann $ a I Among the
Arbor. panel of on
"A football Saturday in a col- faculty memb
lege town is a good time to kick , chairman ele
off fall anti-war activities," Laf- plan with the
ferty says. - l1awyer, a pa
Vernier adds that the' purposewihafcl
of the march is to "remind people panel of two f
that the anti-war issue is not r student chai
The Detroit Coalition has held . judices that
several press conferences to publi- grounds," La
cize the demonstration. The group Antoine said
has also leafletted high schools, faculty accept
shopping centers and the down- better with tr

-Associated Press
te memorial
to be a draft card at the close of a Monday night
was in memory of the four students killed at the school
uardsmen. The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, president of
is at the right.
deadlocked on
cedural panel



n blocking commit- would result in more competent
t is the composition rulings and which could be sold
preside over hear- politically.
ake procedural rul- During the meeting R e g e n t
ers such as admissi- Robert Nederlander (D-Birming-

Faxon 'said the apparent con-
tradiction first came to his at-
tention two weeks ago through a TOU II
Daily article citing specific actions
taken by the Regents in closed
session. President Ro
The Regents regularly act se- participate in
cretly on land transactions, ap- Conference on
pointments and honorary degrees late in Februa-
and staff and faculty salaries. Al- of a task forcec
though they usually take the ac- The group,E
tual vote at their brief public ses- John Charles7
sion, details of the matter being from the Unix
voted on are rarely disclosed and will present a r
of ten a number of previously and youth to
agreed-upon actions are approved conference pan
as one. I "It's a coni
Details of regental action are there are eight
likewise kept out of the official on various issi
minutes by referring only to num- education and
bered exhibits which are never 'de- explains. "Eac
scribed. two co-chairn
In his letter to Kelley, Faxon years old and
referred to the attorney general's Fleming and
earlier opinion and asked for a the other mem
ruling-on the following questions: at the Irvine c
-Can the Board of Regents versity of Calif
"exercise its constitutional or legal at the end of"
powers at a meeting from which outline of the
the public is barred?" force's report.
-What is the legality of any Fleming say
transaction or business conducted it inconsistent'
at such a meeting? a White Hou
-What is the responsibility , of sidering perso
the Regents to keep complete by Vice Presi
minutes of all their actions and to who alluded t
make those minutes available to "marshmallow.
the public? "One who'si
-Can the Regents legally con- tion doesn't m
duct business by telephone, or by whether to att
any other means which does not1the basis of w]
See REP., Page 8 , it," Flemings

Associate Managing Editor
In a move which could end the Regents' ability to meet
in closed session, Rep. Jack Faxon (D-Detroit) yesterday sent
a letter to state Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley requesting a ruling
on' the legality of" the current regental practice. )J'1
The Regents typfrially spend approximately 14 hours in
meetings at each monthly 'session, only four of which are
open to the public. This is in apparent contradiction of a
ruling made by Kelley in August, 1969 which states any meet-'
ing of the Regents for the transaction of' business, held in
accordance with the Regents own rules, must be open to the
The attorney general is legally obligated to make a ruling
in response to a request from.
ruling has the'force of law.% !

)bben Fleming will
a 'White Ho u se
i Youth sometime
ry as co-chairman
on education.
also c haired by
Thomas, a student
versity of Virginia,
report on education
be 'discussed by
Ierence in which
or ten task forces
.es such as drugs,
poverty," Fleming
h task force h a s
ren, ones over 25
the other under."
Thomas met with
:bers of the group
ampus of the Uni-
ornia for three days
August to plan an
e education t a s k
s he does not feel
'for him to attend
se conference con-
nal attacks on him
dent Spiro Agnew
to Fleming as a
interested in educa-
hake a decision on
end a conference on
chat party is doing

'overnment Council
rty Scott emphasized
ce of such rulings,
what Judge J u l i u s
s able to do with'
rulings in the Chi-
cy trial.
he faculty members
nittee insisted their
uld have little faith
that has a student-
rocedural panel as
ent representatives
eir reluctance to ap-
nel that is perman-
y controlled and
procedural questions
s are defendants.
.atte's previous con-
osing the three-man
from an equal num-
ntsd and faculty -
ay forgotten astsix
vere presented.
e alternatives are a
ty student and one
er with an additional
:ted by lot, a similar
chairman an outside
Lnel of two students
ity chairman and a
faculty members with
members have pre-
reflect their back-
w Prof. Theodore St.
., In the terms of
ance, they would feel
ained legal presence."

ham) , suggested the committee
might present the range of alter-
natives and reasoning b e h i n d
them on the question to the Re-
gents for them to decide.
Scott and Michael Davis, Grad,
disagreed, saying the committee
was charged with coming up with
a recommendation. They added
that to let the Regents choose al-
ternatives would upset the delicate
balance established - if. a de-
cision could be made.
After three hours of discussion
the committee appeared no closer
to agreement, and members to ad-
.journ and consult their respective
constituencies before next week's

Abortion reform: Not enough
By The Associated Press tion law reform, put it another way: "Sure, a
Abortion laws have now been liberalized in woman under 24 weeks pregnant' could get an
15 states. But liberal doesn't always mean avail- abortion in New York today. But she'd probably
able. be discouraged, disheartened, disillusioned, hu-
It's still easier to get one if you are wealthy. miliated and broke."
It's still easier to find out where to get one With some modification, aspects of that state-
if you live in a large city and have a private ment describe all of the states which have broad-
doctor. ened their abortion laws since 1967. True, abor-
And it may take time. So much, that it would tions have .increased spectacularly in some places:
probably help to make the appointment before New York City's 15 municipal hospitals performed
you get pregnant. 1,281 during the first four weeks of that state's
In short, women who previously jetted to new law this summer as compared to about 581
Puerto Rico, or England, or Japan, can now taxi for all of 1967. Maryland's 2,134 abortions during

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