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Page 6-Tuesday, May 16, 1978-The Michigan Daily
House to vote on violence bill

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would allowpolice toarrest a suspected
criminal even if no other witnesses are
present. Currently, most laws require a
witness to see the crime but this new
bill would enable police to overcome
that difficulty if they have sufficient
cause to believe a crime will be com-
"A woman will not have to worry
about being beaten up if she calls the
police and they have reason to believe
someone is being hurt," Binseld said.
A second bill would strengthen the
power of a court injunction that bars a
member of one sex from visiting
another if one has demanded that the
other stay away. For example, if a wife
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)
- Argentina's 1977 fish exports
doubled last year, reaching $80
million, reports the Ministry of
Since forming the Secretariat of
Maritime Interests in 1976, Argen-
tina has been actively developing its
fishing industry.
in a benefit
for the Ark
Sat., Sun.,
May 20 & 21
2 shows each night
8:00, 10:30

obtained an injunction prohibiting her
husband from visiting her but he
disobeyed the court order, he would be
subjected to a misdemeanor. Under the
new bill, the misdemeanor would hand
him a mandatory jail sentence and a
fine. The present law only forces him to
pay a fine.
"Now all the guilty party has to do is
pay a fine. The bill could mean a jail
sentence up to 90 days. I believe this
will be a big deterrent," Binsfeld said.
ANOTHER BILL would insure that
records of these injunctions are kept in
the police station and not in the cour-
"This way if somebody claims they
have been abused they don't have to
wait until the next day in court and get
that injunction shown to the police,"
said Binsfeld.

One frequent problem in handling
domestic violence is the lack of
adequate training for police officers
who are assigned to stop it. Another bill
would require police officers to attend a
basic training program to deal with
normal situations of domestic violence.
It is unclear exactly how the police
department would institute such a
ANOTHER BILL would establish a
three-member board to decide how
much mney to allocate to different
agencies dealing with the care of vic-
tims of domestic violence.
"We want to be able t6 meet the needs
of the victims without having to wrestle
through the normal bureaucracy," Bin-
sfeld said.
The last two bills would insure that all
cases of domestic violence are

classified according to who is involved
and not only what type of assault. Un-
der the present law, assaults are
divided into different categories but the
victims of the .assault are not men-
tioned. The new bill would allow the
police and the courts to evaluate the ef-
fectiveness of various new programs by
comparing what the amount of assaults
in each category are.
The final bill would allow a judge to
mandate counseling for the instigator
of domestic violence. If the judge
decides the individual has learned from
the counseling, he or she can be
released and the crime would be retrac-
ted from his or her public record.
If both the House and Senate pass the
bills, they will be sent to Governor
Milliken. It is expected he will sign the
bills into law.

Academic calendar discussed

The University's academic calendar
was a major topic of discussion at
yesterday's Senate Advisory Commit-
tee for University Affairs (SACUA)
"I'm frankly embarrassed," said
SACUA member physics professor
Lawrence Jones, referring to the length
of the University's trimester. Jones
said "the amount of material we are
able to transmit ina three-hour course"
in one term is not enough.
MOST SACUA members appeared to ,
favor the idea of lengthening the
current fall and winter terms and
replacing the spring'summer term with
a shorter "summer school."
Many expressed a desire to compare
the length of the University's term with
those of "peer institutions."
Newly-elected SACUA chairman
Shaw Livermore, mentioned that the
University's fall term has varied in
length from year to year by as much as
three days, while the winter term has
remained fairly stable.
In other matters, SACUA member

Jesse Gordon, a professor of social
work and psychology, said he sees no
reason for finals to be scheduled on
Passover. Holidays are "predictable,"
Gordon said. Other SACUA members
agreed that the University should not
schedule exams to conflict with
the value of the three "study days" that
directly precede finals, and one mem-
ber even said he though study days
might be "counterproductive."
The matter of the'academic term will
be further discussed at the SACUA
meeting next Monday with University
President Robben Fleming. Also to be
discussed at that meeting is the bill
which allows the state to give aid to
private schools. "The administration
did not choose to act formally in op-
position to it (the bill)," explained
The faculty will decide if it will take a
stand on the issue even though the ad-
ministration did not. "It would indicate
some difference of opinion, which I'm
not sure is bad," said Livermore. "I

think that bill passed extraordinarily
with no hearing, which is incredible to
BRIEFLY brought up at the meeting
was a confidential report on student
course evaluations.
Later in the afternoon, at the Senate
Assembly meeting, it was announced
that Ilene Olken, professor of Italian,
will replace the retiring Irene Fast on
the Board for Student Publications.
Civil Liberties Board chairman
Bruce Friedman presented to the
faculty his committee's Policy
Statement on Relationships Between
University Faculty, Personnel, and
Students and Intelligence Agencies,
and led a discussion on the topic. (See
story, page 1).
James Duderstadt, chairman of the
Academic Affairs Committee, presided
over a discussion on the committee's
Proposed Amendments to Procedures
for Discontinuance of Academic
Programs, a document which was ap-
proved by the Senate Assembly and the
Regents last year.


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