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Tuesday, May 13,'1975.,.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, May 13, 1975 TI-It MICHIGAN DAILY
I

Page Three
Regents to vote
on GRC changes

By SUSAN ADES
The Graduation Requirement
Commission's (GRC) recom-
mended revisions in the literary
school (LSA) Faculty Code will
go to the Regents this Thursday
for possible approval amidst ap-
parent administrative optimism.
The proposals which were in-
itiated by the GRC in October
1972 were thoroughly reviewed
by the LSA faculty over a period
of more than a year and will
undoubtedly have wide-ranging
effects upon LSA students.
THE REGENTS will consider
such measures as incorporating
pluses and minuses into the
grading system and expanding
pass-fail options to a 30-credit
maximum a m o n g countless
other recommendations outlined
in the final report.
GC Chairman Prof. Raymond
Crew stated confidently, "The
Regents are free to debate the
issues but where it is a result
of a two year debate over the
Commission Report, I think it

is unlikely that they will defeat
many proposals.
"It's not all new to them,"
the history professnr continued,
adding that he had gone over
the whole draft with the Regents
18 months ago.
ALTHOUGH there have been
two new Renents elected since
that time, Greo- feels that it
will have no significant impact
upon this week's final discus-
sion and vote on the issue.
"Some pro-visions may raise
lots of comlications but basic-
ally they all seem feasible," the
GRC chairman concluded.
Further speculation on the
Regents meeting proceedings
came from the Cordinator of
Academic Affairs, John Meeker,
"I don't want to sound blaze
but we don't expect any points
to be particilarly controversial
. . . I would anticipate that we
should expect that the final de-
cision will be made on Thursday
and Friday."
See GRC, Page 7

A MEMBER of the Ann Arbor Tenants Unio
Inc. The group is protesting several alleged b
By BILL TURQUE
About a dozen members of the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union (AATU) picketed the Huron
St. offices of Campus Management Inc. yester-
day afternoon on behalf of the rent-striking
residents of 410 Observatory, a Campus-man
aged property.
According 'to AATU spokesperson Larry.
Cooperman, tenants of the eight-unit apart-
ment house, some of whom have been with-
holding rent for almost four month, have been
plagued with a leaky roof, an unsafe fire es-
cape and over thirty other building code vio-
lations.
COOPERMAN called the worst of the leak-
ing apartments "a winter wonderland."
"It was more like Noah's Ark," countered
Wendy Miller, a former resident of the apart-
ient house.
Cooperman said one of the living rooms
was supplied with five garbage cans by Cam-
pus Management to catch the leaking water,
prior to attempting repairs in February.
"THERE WERE so many cans in the living
room you couldhardly walk there," said Coop,
erman. "Not only that, but a lot of books .and
clothes were ruined."
Steven Hollister, a naval architecture stu-
dent who still lives at 410 Observatory, said
Campus' initial effort to repair the roof, after
weeks of requests, was inadequate.-
"They didn't do a very good job," said Hol-
lister, "After a real heavy rain it started to
leak again. In fact, it got worse after they
fixed it."
COOPERMAN said the roof was finally fixed
at the beginning of April.
Hollister added that the fire escape, which
should extend to the ground only when some-
one stands on it, is not structurally sound.
"In a breeze or after a heavy snowfall it

Doily Photo bv STEVE KAGAN
'n pickets the offices of Campus Management,
ailding code violations.
. wsild drop down," he said.
'OOPERMAN said the fire escape, which
is directly-over a driveway, poses a serious
s-ifety hazard to any cars in the area.
"If it ever came down while a car was driv-
ing under it," said Cooperman, "somebody
coIld be killed."
COOPERMAN said the windows leading to
the fire escape are only 22 inches wide, eight
inches short of the legal requirement of 30. In-
adequate ventilation above apartment stoves
and a shortage of hot water are some of the
other tenant grievances, said Cooperman.
Campus Management President D. V. Light-
hammer could not be reached for comment
last night regarding the dispute. Employes of
the rental agency said they had no comment
on any aspect of the demonstration
See LANDLORD, Psge 7

Meany hits govt.
economic policies
By GORDON ATCHESON
Special To The Dail
WASHINGTON - AFL-CIO
President George Meany yester-
day lambasted Congress and
the Ford Administration for fail-
ing to stem the country's rising
unemployment and claimed that
"the very fabric of society" is
being torn apart as a result.
Meany told the Joint Congres-
sional Economic Committee y
that unless the jobless rate is
lowered, "a human tragedy"
will take place because crime,
drug addiction and other ills are
directly related to unemploy-
ment.
W H I L E accusing Congress
and Ford of poor economic
planning, Meany recommended
increased federal aid to the un-
employed - regardless of the
effect on the national debt. M eiany
See MEANY, Page 6
Area parks feature
picnics and -sunshine

By CATHERINE REUTTER
Ann Arbor and southeastern
Michigan may not be famed
for its breathtaking scenery,
but there dre plenty of city
and county parks where you
can spend a warm afternoon.
Two enjoyable parks are with-
in walking distance of campus:
Nichols Arboretum and Island
Park. Nichols Arboretum, or
"The Arb", is honeycombed
with paths to walk or bike
along.
ITS main meadow is often
filled with picnickers, but there
is a prohibition against fires,
Entrances are located on Ged-
des past Forest Hill Cemetery,
and at the foot of Washington
Heights.
Another good picnic spot is
Island Park, near North Cam-
pus. The Huron River, running
through the parkland,is popu-
lated with ravenous ducks, so
bring plenty of bread crumbs.
If you're driving to Island
Patrk, it's bounded by Broad-
way, Cedar Bend Drive, and Is-
land Drive. If you're walking,
a network of paths connect it

with Baites, Bursley and North-
wood.__
ISLAND Park is part of a long
green belt of public land which
extends along Fuller St. River-
side Park, at Canal St. and Riv-
erside Dr., is just across the
Huron River from the foot of
Glen St.
See AREA, Page 7
Clarificatlon
Two key typographical errors
appeared in The Daily's Friday
story on the ongoing LSA dean-
ship crisis that appeared to
quote former deanship nominee
Jewel Cobb. slamming the Uni-
versity's hiring efforts as "not
working for women and minori-
ties." The statement was in fact
made by Affirmative Action Di-
rector Nellie Varner. Cobb has
repeatedly declined comment.
Also, the last paragraph of
the story appeared to express
our concern that the "Cobb af-
fair" not be repeated. In fact,
this was part of a statement by
the Black Faculty and Staff
Association.

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