THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, June 29, 1977
'U' consolidates minority commissions
By LORI CARRUTIIERS
The University's C o m m i s s i o n for
for Women will cease to exist July 1. On
that day, the commission will consolidate
with the minority, veteran and handicap
commissions and fall under the auspices
of the affirmative action program and
the direction of Gwen Baker.
The consolidation move is considered o
be for efficiency, rather than economic
"SOMEONE MIGHT go to the minori-
tias, women and the affirmative action
office for aid with a problem. This re-
sults in three different departments work-
ing on the same problem," Baker ex-
plained. She sees consolidation as a step
toward eliminating repetitive work.
But members of the commission are
worried that the affirmative action office
will not be as effective in rallying wo-
men's concerns. They fear that changing
the commission's current format will
leave women without a place to air prob-
lems before they get out of hand. "Lack
of direction often means lack of action,"
one commission member said.
Though JBaker has not authorized com-
mission members to continue their meet-
ings, she did ask for their assistante in
the future. "How do we organize? How
do we plan?" she asked the commission.
Baker criticized the lack of activism
by faculty women, minority women and
men at the University.
"We need their help to be effective,"
she said. Referring to her status as both
a woman and a minority, Baker said,
"Don't cut me short in my involvement
"The person who discriminates against
women looks the same as someone who
discriminates against handicaps and min-
orities. We are dealing with the same
kind of animal," Baker added. "Advo-
cacy is 75 per cent of the work, the other
'25 per cent is administration."
At an earlier meeting, the-commission
met with University President Robben
Fleming and asked him how the new of-
fice would be organized.
"I don't tell a dean how to organize
an office so I don't think I'll tell Gwen
how to run hers," Fleming told the com-
mission. "It is assumed that within the
general framework the initiative will
come from her, and that she has the
power to lean on administrative offices
and to come to the vice-presidents and to
myself," he said.
Fleming said action to consolidate be-
gan at this time "partly as an efficiency
"With Eunice Burns (chairwoman Com-
mission for Women) and Joe Wright's
(chairman Minority Commission) terms
ending, it was a logical time for a shift-
over," Fleming said. According to Flem-
ing, consolidation will "better intergrate
problems with similar elements."
The commission was established in
1971 as part of the University's first af-
firmative action program.
Acting as an advocate for University
women, the commission has held noon
meetings twice a month to discuss wo-
atICHIGAN High Court rules against Nixon
(Continued from Page1) A a half years in office. But one before him, should be allowed
I q Recordings Preservation Act, of the court's dissenters, Jus- to decide which portions of the
-I mO was unconstitutional. tice William Rehnquist, said the presidential materials he gen-
The court said the act did not Nixon case could affect all fu- erated to give to the govern-
,. -. 5 °violate the separation of pow- ture presidents. ment for public consumption.
'"Desire Under the ers between the legislative and His contention was directly
e U r eexecutive branches of govern- rebutted by Justice John Paul During Nixon's three-year
\ U Ya s AUGUST 4 r ment, did not violate Nixon's Stevens. battle to control the materials,
right to privacy or his presi- JUSTICE WILLIAM Brennan the tapes and documents have
w t l adential privilege of confidenti- Jr. wrote the majority opinion, been stored at the White House
ality, and did not significantly joined by Stevens and Justices and the National Records Cen-
JUIra27n30 AUGUST 2 5 interfere with his rights of as- Potter Stewart and Thurgood ter in Suitland, Md.
2 Asociation. Marshall.
AndSganan THE JUSTICES also ruled Justices Harry Blackmun, Nixon and other officials of
that the law was not an illegal Lewis Powell Jr. and Byron the executive branch have been
ou 28 3'S AUGUST 3 a "bill of attainder" - a law White joined in most of Bren- allowed access to them, but the
aimed at punishing an individ- nan's findings. General Services Administra-
nO ual whose guilt has not been Rehnquist and Chief Justice tion (GSA) was made custo-
Mcon -Fri 1 -5established in the courts. Warren Burger dissented, say- dian of all materials by the 1974
The law, and the court's de- ing Nixon, like every president act.
,.-EN. 'I ER or the perform N arts cision, involved only the tapes
and papers from Nixon's 5 and
- - - -Wheeler vetoesCDB
funds for downtown park
som eth new U (Continued from Page 3) downtown a r t s competition,
get some money from the city stands 18 feet tall and resembles
to stick up a statue in the mid- a gateway.'Sullivan said the lo-
dle of the street, because they're cation was perfect because the
stuck with a statue and no place structure would stand as a con-
to put it." nection between the Farmers'
CAROL SULLIVAN, chairper- Market area and the downtown
son of Ann Arbor Tomorrow, area.
said in her opinion the park was On July 6, }Council will con-
well within the federal guide- sider a resolution to override
lines. the mayor's veto. Eight votes
"It's within the CDBG target are necessary to overturn the
area and it is preventive of ur- mayor's decision.
w ee ::?ban blight," explained Sullivan. Sullivan said she was conf2-
SIDEWALK "There's not much beauty in dent the veto would be over-
CAFE the area and I think the park is ridden. "Unless we have an ab-
t-pe Camrpw, on
bnngs the ,ris kaate
flat or ofthe side alk cafe it)
Located cotfl he ' ta'ty
side- of the C(aipt~t. lon 0the -
Lazy Daze 'Sidewalk Cate
a accented by cafe tables
a ' picnv-basket" ment
and a friendly. casual
atmosphere And u) keeping
,egh the LEuropean tradi
ion. Sangna will be
sered in pitchers If you ve never been to
garnished with a sidewalk cafe. or just want
tasty rwt to reacquaint yourselt with
is very special appeal we'll
be featurng a pitcher
of -Lazy Daze'
something pedestrians can ident-
The sculpture, winner of a
sentee problem with Council, I
see no problem in overriding
our grand opening week
of June 27th.
Bnngafnend. Sit, relax
and enjoy something that s
very new and different to
Open 1130 til dusk
TONIGHT-Wednesday, June 29
FRENCH NEW WAVE FESTIVAL
Originally used to refer to a group of cahiers du cinema critics-
turned-directors (Truffaut, Godard, Rivette), the name "New
Wave" has since spread to directors such as Varda, Matie, and
Vadim who made personal, unpretentious films, often with very
little money. 1959 was the big year for the "New Wave," the year it
became internationally recognized. This summer, we are presenting
six of the best and earliest works of the French "New Wave."
(Jeon-Luc Godard, 1959) 7 & 10:30-AUD. A
A French gangster and an American journalist carry on an affair,
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story by Francois Truffaut. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg.
French with subtitles.
(Louis Molle, 1958) 8:45-AUD. A
Often censored because of its explicitness, The Lovers concerns a
marriedbourgeois woman (Jean Moreau) who meets a young man,
makes love with him, and decides to stay with him. "Louis Malle
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realizing-the story of love at first sight. The Lovers is a passionate
film, free, intelligent, with an absolute tact and perfect taste."
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