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.LXXXI, No. 1Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 2, 1970



Daily News Analysis
A new word entered the student
vernacular last year-repression. And
with the numerous laws and rules
passed in the last six months aimed
at c a m p u s disruptions, repression
promises to become an active part of
the student experience, as well.
Most of the legislative activity cen-
tered in the state houses across the
country, with Michigan's Legislature
passing one anti-disruption bill and
tacking a number of similar amend-
ments on the higher education ap-
propriations act.
Repression connotes a number of
tactics, all aimed at the elimination,
of political groups which have become
ostensibly dangerous to those in posi-
tions of power. It can take the form
of laws which are in themselves re-
pressive, or the application of other-
wise reasonable laws for purposes of
The anti-disruption act which Gov.

William Milliken signed into law last
June allows a judge to impose a jail
sentence of up to 90 days and a fine
of between $200 and $1,000 on per-
sons who:
-"Intentionally constitute a clear
and substantial risk of physical harm
and injury to other persons;"
-"Intentionally constitute a clear
and substantial risk of damage to or
the destruction of the property of the
institution;" or,
-Participate in the "unreasonable
prevention or disruption of the cus-
tomary and lawful function of the
institution by occupying space neces-
sary (for carrying out the institu-
tion's functions) by use of force or
threat of force."
In addition, the act imposes a sen-
tence of up to $500 and 30 days in
jail on persons who refuse to leave a
campus building when ordered to do
so by the president "or his designee."
Milliken called it a "fair and 'ob-
jective bill," adding that the new law

will give campus authorities more
"legal muscle" in dealing with dis-
The act was seen by many as a
legislative reaction to the nationwide
campus strike a month earlier over
the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and
the killings at Kent State and Jack-
son State. It was at the same time
that the State Senate was beginning
to write the higher education appro-
priations act.
When that 'act finally made it
through'both houses and a confer-
ence committee; it had these amend-
ments added:
-A measure requiring expulsion
for students who damage university
-A prohibition against paying any;
university employe for the purpose of'
educating a student found in posses-
sion of an unregistered firearm or
"dangerous weapon" on university
-A measure cutting off state aid


for students convicted of breaking a
civil law or university rule while in-
volved in a protest; and-
-A provision requiring all faculty
members to spend a minimum of 10
"classroom conf'act hours" a week.,
The first three are fairly clear in
their in'nt, and although legislators
spoke of "increasing professor pro-
ductivity," they meant the last meas-
ure to prevent professors from taking
part in class boycotts such as the
Black A c t i o n' Movement (BAM)
strike in March.
Perhaps just as interesting as the
amendments which passed are the
ones which were rejected, since they
give some indication of legislative
thinking and of what may be in store
for the future.
An amendment sponsored by Rep.
Joseph Swallow (R-Alpena) would
have prohibited any state university
from establishing admissions criteria
on the basis of race, national origin
or religion. Although he spoke of


prohibiting discrimination when he ended t
introduced the amendment, other from d
legislators immediately attacked it as state'si
"insidious," "unconstitutional,"t and allowed
singling out the University for estab- whenevE
lishing a 10 per cent black admissions failed f
goal, one of the results of the BAM ing,. fror
strike. lators t
Another series of amendments autonon
would have prohibited students this "we've
fall from being allowed time off to go about"
and campaign for political. candi- Since
dates. That one was sponsored by yet, the
Rep. Joyce Symons (D-Allen Park) versity
who also offered an amendment initial
which would require universities to typified
pay the cost of police who are called Council
in to quell any disorder. Many believe "I th
the first lost because politicians like bad wh
all the help they think they can get but wh
and the second went because several it knoc
legislators believed it could make a "They'r
university president hesitant to call But]
in police when they were needed. to the
Perhaps the most sweeping meas- until t]
ure of all was one which would have is going

the autonomy (independence'
irect state control) of the
universities and would have
the Legislature to step in
er it deemed necessary.! It
or a variety of reasons rang-
m the ,belief of some legis-
hat the universities must be
mous to be effective to a
already got enough to worry
attitude on the part of some.
all the bills are untried as
reaction to them at the uni-
level remains to be seen. The
student reaction is perhaps
by Student Government
President Marty Scott.
hought the amendments were
en I heard them one at a time,
en you read them all' together,
ks you on the floor," he said.
re bad and more is coming."
no concrete student response
measures can be formulated
;he University decides what it
g to do, and, as this Supple-

ment goes to press, the administra-
tion appears to be adopting a "wait
and see" attitude
"We are not eager for a confron-
tation on the autonomy question,",
said Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Allan Smith. "If we lose a fight,
we're really in trouble and if we win,
k we still won't have exactly endeared
ourselves with the Legislators."
"To bring a general suit that all
these are unconstitutional is just ask-
ing for trouble when we don't have
an actual case to work from," he
added. "We'll wait until a case comes
up and decide what to do with it."
Perhhps the measure of most im-
mediate concern is the one on faculty
"I think we're going to have to
develop some different understanding
up in Lansing of how you, measure
educational activity," Smith said, im-
plying that the University will work
to get the measure removed or dras-
tically altered.










Vice President Fedele Fauri

Acting LSA Dean.Suss nan

'U' fills several high
administrative posts

Regents alter
OSS proposal
The Regents approved a section of the
(bylaws July 17 giving final authority for
appointment of division heads in the Office
of Student Services (OSS) to the vice presi-
dent, leaving the student policy board to
advise in the appointments.
The basic bylaw adopted by the Regents
was the Student Government Council and
Senate Advisory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA) compromise, which estab-
lishes the OSS vice president and student.
policy board without defining the relation-
ship between the two.
The question of who has the final author-
ity in OSS has been the main point of con-
tention between the Regents, SGC and
SACUA. Although the compromise was in-
tended to avoid that conflict, Regent Law-
rence Lindemer (R-Stockbridge) offered an
amendment specifying that the OSS vice
president "shall designate newly-appointed
heads of the various units with the advice
of the Student Policy Board."
"We are extremely upset over the amend-
ment to 7.04 which gave the vice president
power to appoint without the consent of the
policy board," Jerry DeGrieck, SGC execu-
tive vice president said after the meeting.
"It was an unnecessary amendment since
the vice president and the policy board will
always be able to agree on at -least one per-
son. It shows a lack of trust on the part of
five of the Regents."
Regents Gertrude Huebner (R-Bloomfield
Hills), Otis Smith (D-Detroit) and Robert
Nederlander (D-Detroit) voted a g a i n s t
Lindemer's amendment.
The passage of the OSS bylaws brought
to a closethe latest chapter in over four
years of controversy over the office. In
June 1969, an ad hoc student-faculty com-,
mittee submitted a bylaw draft which.would;
have given the OSS student policy board
binding control over the vice president. It
was subsequently approved' by Senate As-
sembly and SGC..
Since then, the Regents and President
Robben Fleming have' held numerous dis-
cussions, with representatives of SACUA
and SGC. ; Disagreement centered around
the question of who was to; have final
authority, with Fleming arguing that no
executive officer could function properly
if he or she was bound by a policy board.

New library to open
The newly-completed Harlan Hatcher Library, an extension of 'the Graduate Li-
brary, is scheduled to begin operations this fall. The modern structure with its land-
scaped mall, air-conditioning and high speed elevators is in vast contrast to its neigh-
bor, the General Library, and will help ease the over-crowded conditions of the library
Senate Assembly rejects
fal campaign proposal


The 15 per cent tuition increase an-
nounced in A p r i1 was finalized by the
Regents July 17 following their approval of
a budget for 1970-71 totaling $267 million.
The Regents adopted a general fund
budget of $121,210,376 for the current fiscal
year at their July session, following passage
July 4 by the State Legislature of an appro-
priation for the University totaling $73.5
The $73.5 million figure is $2.3 million
below the governor's recommendation for
the University and $10.5 million less than
the University's request.
The budget figure adopted by the Regents
includes the state appropriation and rev-
enue from other sources, as well as the tui-
tion and fee increases announced last April.
Tuition for out-of-state undergraduates
now stands at $1,800-up $260 from 1969-
70. In-state undergraduate tuition has been
raised from $480 to $468. There were similar
tuition raises for graduate students,
University officials said the new budget
was "very tight."
"It will require extremely tight manage-
ment to handle these matters this year, and
there will undoubtedly be some deterioration
in our operations," University President
Robben Fleming said.
The budget passed the Regents by an un-
usual 4-3 vote, with Regent Otis Smith (D-
Detroit) abstaining.
The opposing votes came from Regents
Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stockbridge), Ger-
l1 ald Dunn (D-Lansing) and Gertrude Hueb-
d ner (R-Bloomfield Hills).
le "The three of us have some minor reser-
g, vations, frustrations, perhaps, regarding the
l- )budget," UAdemer explained before the
Is This year's general fund budget for all
n three campuses includes $73,504,735 in state
ar appropriations, $34,265,078 in student fees,
n $10,81,000 in direct cost reimbursement from
s, federal and other contracts, and $2,380,000
al in other revenue. With an additional
$229,562 'provided from working capital, the
e total comes to $121,210,376

Dean Fedele Fauri of the School of So-
cial Work took over the post of University
vice president for state relations and plan-
ning Auig. 1.
"I'm delighted that Dean Fauri has
agreed to take on this responsibility," Pres-.
ident Robben Fleming said in making the
announcement. "'His experience in Lansing,
his extensive knowledge of the state and
his outstanding record as an educational
administrator provide a fine background for
The post had been vacant since the death.
of Arthur Ross June 5.
Ross, who had been at the University just
short of two years, was found dead in an
Allen Park, Mich. motel. Authorities later
ruled his death a suicide by an, overdose of
President Robben Fleming called Ross'
death, "a great personal loss, as well as a
misfortune for the University. We s h a l l
greatly miss his keen mind and perceptive
counsel. He was a man of much talent."

The Regents approved the appointment
of Alfred S Sussman as acting dean of the
literary college at their July meeting.
Sussman, who has been an associate dean
of the college for the past two years, will
serve until a permanent dean is selected:
The post was vacated by Dean William=
Hays in May. Hays will return to the. Uni-
versity as associate vice president for aca-
demic development after a one-year sabbat-
Dean Francis Allen.of the law'sschool will
resign effective June 30, 1971, the Univer-
sity announced in May. Allen isexpected to
take a year leave immediately following his
resignation, and then return: to the law
school as a member of the faculty.
Allen, who was appointed dean of the law
school July 1, 1966, said his decision to' leave
was "based entirely on personal considera-
tions." He added that 'he has the "highest
regard for this great law school and'for the
University of which it is a part."

Senate Assembly last June overwhelm-
ingly defeated a proposal which would have,
allowed students to take days off/next fall
to work in national and state elections.
Assembly, the faculty representative body,
instead recommended that eachschool and
college "respond sympathetically" to any
internal student suggestion for such a
schedule change.
The proposal-introduced and defeated at
Assembly's June 15 meeting-called for the
cancellation of five days of classes-Sept.
30-Oct. 2, and Nov. 1-2. The -first period
would have coincided with the last days of
the state voter registration period; the other
two days precede election day.

According to the committee's proposal, a'
five days off would have been compensate
for by holding classes on Labor Day, th
Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving
and De'c. 10-11-which arepresently sched
uled as study days before final exams.
Assembly approved seve r al provision
which were tied to the defeated motion o
campaign work. These provisions call fo
Sthe establishment of a political informatio
center, as well as special courses, workshop
and seminars dealingwith effective politica
Unlike the proposed calendar change, thi
provisions approved by Assembly do no
require regental approval for implements
In other important action, Assembly ap
proved a no-work, no-pay proposal fo
University employes in an apparent con.
tradiction to a previous' resolution passe
which opposed the establishment of an
new policy governing facUlty members wh
withhold services.
Further, an amendment to the proposa
approved by Assembly, asked that any ne'
policies governing faculty strikes be brought
before the Assembly for its consideration.
The conduct of faculty members is cur
rently evaluated by their academic peer
deans, and executive committees.
Two weeks earlier, Assembly refused I
endorse a proposed regental policy whic
would dock the pay of faculty members fo
"withholding services" during class boycott


Camp U
Daily News Analysis e
will happen during the coming
the University?f

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FRONT SECTION: General news, ed'-
itorials, culture and entertainment
in Ann Arbor...
groups, other student groups, envir-
onmental concern, teach-ins, mora-
toriums, student government, publi-
squeeze, Rose Bowl, Bo Schembech-
ler, football, basketball, tennis, golf,
gymnastics, swimming, h o c k e y,
track, wrestling...
STUDENT LIFE: The making of a
bookstore, discipline dispute, diag/
arb. Free 'U'. housing, the draft,

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year at

ined, made the BAM strike the enormous
vent it was.
So, while possible issues can be identi-
Led, their eventual result depends on a
ariety of factors, some predictable, many
ot. With that in mind, some pending is-
,ues can be identified, and some responses

year. With school in session, response
could be as massive on this campus as on
others, and the result could be more than
enough to close the University' down, as
others were closed down in May.
The University could also be closed down
for an entirely different reason-a strike by

grievance process, with higher costs to
both sides.
While refusing to speculate on the pos-
sibility of a strike, AFSCME local President
Paul McCracken says that the grievance
situation will not help avoid one.
'The wildcat strike at University Hospi-
t'ol i,hn enmedlast Mav wa, an indi-

Few questions could be as important or
as difficult to answer. This time last year,



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