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Vol. LXXXI, No.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, July 17, 1971
04 I" FRI. ts ove
to closc eace
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PSYCHOLOGY PROF. ROBERT HEFNER asks the Board of Regents yesterday
to postpone a decision to close the University's Center for Research on Conflict
Resolution-one of the nation's first peace research institutes.
Regents change rb
cur few re gultions
By CHRIS PARKS
The Regents moved as expected yes-
terday to close down the University's Cen-
ter for Research on Conflict Resolution,
amidst charges that their action was po-
The center, which has been a focal
point of controversy over its longstanding
support of radical causes, will be ter-
minated effective August 30, although
provisions have been made to continue
publication of its quarterly review, the
Journal for Conflict Resolution.
University executive officers contended
that the $38,640 the literary college pays
out annually for center salaries is one of
the items that will have to be cut from
the University's austerity budget.
President Robben Fleming said, "The
University is under great financial pres-
sure and we can't continue to do every-
thing in the future that we did in the
Psychology professor Robert Hefner,
director of the center, charged however
that the motivation for the action was a
desire to silence the center, due to its
reputation as an "activist institution".
Hefner cited to the Regents the lend-
ing of the center's offices to the Black
Action Movement during last spring's mi-
nority admissions strike as an example
of the activist nature of the institution.
The closing of the center came as a re-
sult of a recommendation of the Execu-
tive Committee of the literary college.
The committee recommended the clos-
ing because of what it termed "the in-
creased inability in recent years of mem-
bers of the Center for Research on Con-
flict Resolution to obtain external finan-
The Executive Committee's report
states that the center has received no
funds in gifts since 1967 and that cur-
rently only one financially sponsored re-
search project is being conducted.
Hefner yesterday assailed the report
as containing "a number of inaccura-
The statement, Hefner asserted, "un-
derstates by $100,000 our grants" and in-
See CENTER, Page 2
By P. E. BAUER
If you go down to the woods today, be
sure you leave them by 11:30, keep quiet
past 9:30 and light no fires.
Yesterday, the Regents approved a new
set of rules governing the Nichols Arbore-
tum, changing the present curfew hours
and instituting new "quiet hours."
The Regents took their action, accord-
ing to Vice President for Finance Wilbur
Pierpont, "because of complaints from
local residents of noise and offensive
behaviour" by users of the park, affec-
tionately known by generations of stu-
dents simply as "the Arb."
The Regents acted on a recommenda-
tion formulated by University Council.
Student Government Council and Uni-
versity security officials.
SGC President Rebecca Schenk said the'
new curfew "will not affect" those who
occasionally sleep overnight in the Arb.
"The worst that could happen," she said.
"is that they would be asked to leave if
they were being noisy."
Regent Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stock-
ridge) said at yesterday's meeting that
he could see no good reason to leave the
Arb open even as late as 11:30.
"People who get up with the sun atent
out at that time of night," he said.
And, he said, "Exactly what would be
going on between 9 and 11:30 that
wouldn't be so loud as at any other time
of day Im afraid to ask . . . maybe one
of you younger guys will tell me."
Regent William Cudlip (R-Detroit)
considered the change to be a good idea.
"You must remember that people other
than students might want to have it open
a little later," he said. "For instance, a
50-year-old man might want to talk to
a 50-year-old woman there . . . they
might want to pick up pine cones," he
Curfew rules in the Arb have not been
strictly enforced in the past,
According to Ann Arbor Police Lt.
Robert Conn, police action is taken in
the Arb only in the event of complaints
being made to them.
Patrolling the Arb regularly would cost
too much money, he said.
President Flem ing
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Affairs Allan F. Smith told the Regents
yesterday that in both total enrollment of
minority students and providing them
with financial aid, the University is ahead
of its projections.
The University made a commitment to
achieve a quota of 10 per cent black en-
rollment and increases of other minori-
ties by 1973-74 following last year's Black
Smith claimed that 1,266 minority stu-
dents-including both graduate and un-
dergraduate students-received a total of
$3,078,711 in financial support during the
1970-71 academic year. This exceeds the
goal set for the year of 1,150 students
and the estimated $2,947,500 in financial
aid which had been outlined in March,
The vice president based his figures on
a report prepared by William P. Fenste-
macher, an assistant to the vice presi-
Fenstemacher's report noted that the
new minority financial aid statistics are
"on the conservative side but accurate
within five per cent." Various undergrad-
uate and graduate loans, for example,
were not included in the 1970-71 financial
aid totals, he said.
According to a survey taken in the fall
of 1970, an estimated 1,782 black, Ameri-
can Indian or Chicano students were
enrolled during the 1970-71 academic
year out of a total of 32,940 on campus.
Fenstemacher's report listed only minor-
ity students receiving financial aid.
Whereas 619 minority graduate and
professional students were listed as re-
ceiving financial aid, compared to a pro-
jected total of 500, 647 undergraduate
minority students received financial aid,
below the projected figure of 650.
The average amount of financial sup-
port, excluding loans, necessary to attract
and support a minority student is $1,642
per year for the undergraduate and $3,357
per year for the graduate student.
See QUOTA, Page 2
HUMBLY MAGNIFICENT CHAMPIONS
players capture pri
By MARIANNE RZEPKA
Things have had time to settle down in
the small Upper Peninsula town of Cop-
per Harbor since the 14th Annual Inter-
national Frisbee Tournament ended just
two weeks ago.
And the Humbly Magnificent Champions
of the Universe - Ann Arbor's contribu-
tion to the event - have returned home,
but not empty-handed.
"Though the main purpose was to have
a good time," according to team member
Margie Meiswick, the Ann Arbor contingent
' _did pick up trophies in the women's "guts
frisbee" tournament, the long distance
throw and the men's unofficial "guts fris-
In official "guts, frisbee", two teams of
five members face each other 15 yards
apart. The object is to throw the regulation
orange frisbee back and forth as hard as
possible, points being scored when the
other team drops, catches with more than
one hand, or misses the frisbee entirely.
In an unofficial "guts frisbee" game,
the rules remain the same with on excep-
tion: "everyone is bombed," explained Meis-
Naturally, the Ann Arbor team won and
brought back an engraved loving cup.
Unfortunately, in the official contest,
the Humbly Magnificent Champions came
in "about fouurth," recalled Meiswick. She
added that the winners, the Highland Park
Aces from Chicago were "all sober and
wanted to win."
The Aces - last year's runners-up --
took home the coveted Julius T. Nachazed
See FRISBEE, Page 2