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April 21, 1979 - Image 64

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Page-20-Saturday; April 21, 1979--The Michigan Daily

Assistant Political Science Prof. Joel
Samoff said yesterday that even though
he feels the review of his tenure appeal
has not been "prompt and speedy,' he
does not plan to file a lawsuit against
the University until the appeal
procedures have been completed.
"The courts usually expect you to go
through the internal channels before
they will consider your case," said
Samoff. "So unless something dramatic
happens, I will wait until the appeals
procedures are finished."
SA MOFF FIRST discussed the
possibility of bringing suit against the
University with several attorneys in
February. At that time he claimed he
had a "substantial case."
Samoff, who has been denied tenure
twice, said he is unhappy with the slow
process of his appeal review and said
the Literary College (LSA) code
specifies such a procedure must be
prompt and speedy.
"After May 31, I will be officially off
the payroll of this University and I still
haven't been told anything about the
status of my appeal," said Samoff.

says app
HOWEVER, Computer and Com-
mdnications Sciences Prof. Bernard
Galler, who is a member of the LSA
Executive Committee and chairman of
the committee reviewing Samff's ap-
peal, said he thinks Samoff is aware of
the progress of the review.
"I don't want to talk with Joel
through The Michigan Daily," said
Galler. "If he's got some questions, he
can talk to me about them."
Galler would not comment on the
progress of his committee's report on
Samoff - he said only that the "process
is moving along."
"I DION'T WANT to talk about it. The
last time I said when we would have
such a review done, we were delayed,"
said Galler. "The report does not have
to be done before May 31."
The Samoff Student Support Commit-
tee (SSSC) is currently planning
strategies for future decisions on
tenure, and spokespersons for the
organization said they hope to broaden
their base of support beyond the Samoff
case to include other professors in
similar situations.
Heidi Gottfried, a senior in LSA and a


process slow

member of SSSC, said many persons
feel it has take too long for the commit-
tee to complete its report on Samoff's
"IT'S NOT VERY fair to Joel or to
the students that they will be releasing
their decision after everyone is gone for
the summer," said Gottfried. "It's not
right to leave Joel hanging, or to leave
the students hanging."
"If they decide there's no grounds for
appeal, we'll consider filing suit against
the University," said Gottfried. "But
we want to wait until the appeal is
Gottfried also said the SSSC has gone
through the "whole gamut of the Sano j
University administration" to get their appeal status uncertain
statements of support for Samoff
acknowledged by various officials. this arrangement was not a move
Samoff will be teaching at the the University to sidestep makinga
Residential College next fall, and said decision favorable to him.
Brinkerhoff hits SACFA;
report expected in May


School year soon
finalized, may
your summer be
one great sunrise!
Hasto Luego,

( Cont inued from Page 2)3
Longe and other SACFA members
acknowledged Brinkerhoff's contention
that total divestment would mean
financial problems. "If we eliminate 99
of those 197 companies which have been
chosen because they are the best in-
vestments, I am not sure we won't be
hurt," Longe said.,
UNIVERSITY Librarian Harriet
Jameson, a SACFA member, said, "We
can only do something asa gesture. The
question is whether we suffer finan-
cially for this gesture."
Committee members speculated
about the possible advantages of main-
taining investments in firms doing
business in South Africa and thereby
exercising influence over corporate
If a company leaves South Africa,
either because of stockholder pressure

or any other reason, the plants and
equipment won't lay idle, Longe noted.
SHE SAID, "I would suggest that
other foreign companies will buy them
out and won't be bound by any Sullivan
Principles. We will probably have no
clout with these companies that take
Longe asked, "What have we actually
done for people if we perform this
moral gesture?"
Fullerton answered, "We will have
shown support for the people. I feel that
whatever impact occurs will hurt the
white SouthAfricans, not the black Sout
Africans - otherwise they (the blacks)
wouldn't support the cause."
"The Africans say: 'Get the U.S. cor-
porations out and we will take care of
the other companies'," Fullerton ad-

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