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April 07, 1981 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily, 1981-04-07

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Law school
j ournalists
irked over
ban on
quoting

By ANN MARIE FAZIO
Editors of the Res Gestae. the law school newspaper, and
the school's Student Senate president are upset over the law
school faculty's recent decision to prohibit Res Gestae repor-
ters and student observers from directly quoting faculty
members at their monthly meetings.
The faculty voted last Friday to allow the law school
Student Senate to allocate one of its three faculty observer
positions to a Res Gestae reporter under the condition that
the observers do not attribute faculty quotes by name in their
meeting reports.
ACCORDING TO RES GESTAE Editor-in-Chief Matt
Kiefer, the faculty decision will have no effect on the
newspaper's coverage of next month's meeting since the last
issue will already have been published. But he added that the
newspaper probably would not have sent reporters under the
current restrictions.
Kiefer said the final decision as to whether the Res Gestae
will attend the meetings under the current conditions will be
up to next year's staff.
"We're very disappointed in the result," said Kiefer. "We
got nothing we couldn't have gotten by going to the Senate
ourselves."
Kiefer said reporters did not need faculty approval to at-

tend the meetings. Journalists could have attended the
meetings by asking the Student Senate to reserve them one of
its three observer slots. However, this would not have
allowed the reporters to quote faculty members, so the
newspaper sought faculty permission to take quotes at the
meetings.
Law School Student Senate President Doug Ellmann said
the decision does not allow students complete access to
decisions "that will affect their lives. I would like to see com-
plete disclosure," he said.
LAW SCHOOL DEAN Terrence Sandlow said the non-
attribution contingency was necessary to avoid jeopardizing
the informal nature of the faculty meetings.
"People come to these meetings without an opportunity to
think deeply about what is being discussed," he said. "The
spirit of give and take that is present at the meetings would
be disrupted" if the observers were allowed to attribute
quotes.
Kiefer said he finds it puzzling that the faculty is not con-
cerned with applying freedom of speech issues they teach in
class to themselves.
Professor Peter Weston said, however, "it is not unusual
for authorities to operate under non-attrition. It is standard
practice in government."

The Michiga~n Daily-Tuesday, April 7, 1981-Page 3
LSA fcu fy asses
discontinuance mto
C~nkmotCon

By SUE INGLIS
LSA faculty members passed a
resolution yesterday specifying that
departments or programs targeted for
possible elimination be included in
discussions with the LSA Executive
Committee before the College com-
mences with discontinuance
proceedings.
The resolution, introduced at yester-
day's LSA faculty meeting by History
of Art Prof. Joel Isaacson, stated that
discussions between the targeted unit
and the executive committee should in-
clude both an initial written presen-
tation by the LSA dean explaining the
reasons for the contemplated action
and a provision allowing the unit an
adequate opportunity to respond.
THE DESIGNATED unit should also
be included in the selection process for
the composition of a peer review com-
mittee, the resolution stated.
However, the resolution amounts

only to an admonition, said Robert
Holbrook, associate dean of acadmic
appointments. It suggests to the ad-
ministration that this is the way the
faculty wants the college to act, he said.
The proposal was prompted by the
January announcement by the dean
and the executive committee that
proceedings had begun which could
lead to the discontinuation of the
geography department. The final
decision rests with the Regents.
Faculty members of the geography
department have raised questions
about whether the dean and the
'executive committee had sufficient
data to go forward with the decision to
set up a peer review committee before
discussing the matter with the depar-
tment.
Isaacson said that the Regents'
guidelines for program discontinuance
do not address the procedure for the
period prior to the formation of a
review committee.

HAPPENING
FILMS
Ethnographic film series - Les Maitres Fous; Trobriand Cricket, 7 p.m.,
MLB Lect. Rm. 2.
SPEAKERS
Urban Planning - Kan Chan, "Technology Assessment," 11 a.m., 1040
Dana.
Ecumenical Campus Ctr. - Arthur Boyd, "El Salvador and Central
America: The Other Side of the Story," noon, Int. Ctr.
Psychbiology - Alfred Mansour, "Long-Lasting Changes in Morphine
Sensitivity Following Amygdaloid Kindling," 12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Bioengin. - Clyde Owings, "Anthropology," 4 p.m., 1084 E. Engin.
Geology - Amos Salvador, "Late Triassic-Jurassic Paleogeography and
Origin of Gulf of Mexico," 4 p.m., 4001 CCL.
Macromolecular Research - Charles Han, "Dynamic Light Scattering of
Dilute Polymer Solutions in the Non-Asymptotoic Region," 4 p.m., Cooley
Baer Rm.'
Reactor Engineering James Webb, "Anticipated Transients Without
Scram," 4 p.m., White Auditorium.
Hillel, CREES - Mark Pinsen, "Jewish Response: Sources for East
European History," 4 p.m., MLB B114.
Pi Sigma Alpha - Austin Ranney, "The Presidential Selection Process in
1980," 4 p.m., Hale Aud.
Dem. Socialistic Org. Cte. - Jim Chapin, "Reform Within the Democratic
Party," 7:30 p.m., 2203 Angell.
MEETINGS
Extension Service - Mich. Assn. of Infant Mental Health: Vulnerability
and Adaption," 7 a.m., Rackham.
Human Sexuality Office - meeting of Les/Gay Health Professionals, 802
Monroe, Guild House.
His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., League.
MSA - Presidential Debate, 7:30 p.m.; Union Kuenzel Room, Constituen-
ts' Time, 9 p.m., 3909 Union.
Science Research - Nancy Hopwood, "Environmental Influences on the
Growth of Children;" Paul Hays, "The Electrical Environment on the Ear-
th, Thunderstorms, and the Active Sun," 7:30 p.m., Chrysler Ctr. Aud.
PERFORMANCES
,Union - Preview, Men's Glee Club Friars, 12:30 p.m., U. CLub.
UAC - open Impact Dance Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Union Ballroom.
School of Music - Honors Assembly, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music - Campus Orchestra/Arts Chorale, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Eclipse Jazz - open jam session, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Union U. Club.
MISCELLANEOUS
Health Service - screening program for Tay-Sachs disease, 10 a.m.-4
-p.m., Michigan Health Service Lab.
Psychic Inst. of Mi. - meet Mary Christie and Jack McCarthy 11 a..m.-
noon, Wonderland Shopping Center.
Rec. Sports - Squash Club Match, 6:30 p.m., CCRB.
WCBN - Call-in, Tenant Advocate Show; call with any tenant problems,
6:30-7 p.m., 763-3500, 88.3 FM.
Rec. Sports - clinic, the Effect of Diet and Exercise on Metabolism, 7:30
p.m.,,1250 CCRB.
RC-exhibit, "Artists' Books: An Exploration of the Form," 8 p.m., Rm.
126 E. Quad, reception at 6:30 p.m.
Hillel - Masada television series, 1429 Hill, 9-11 p.m.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of;
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.
The Department of Philosophy
announces
THE TANNER LECTURE PROGRAM, 1980-81
April 10 & 11
JOHN RAWLS
James Bryant Conant University Professor
Harvard University
The Tanner Lecture on Human Values
"Basic Liberties and Their Priority"
Friday, April 10, 3:30 p.m.
Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4
SYMPOSIUM ON THE

TANNER LECTURE
Saturday, April 11
Modern Languages Building, Auditorium 4
9:15 a.m. Presentation of comments:
ANTHONY KRONMAN
Professor of Law, Yale Law School
BRIAN BARRY
Professor of Political Science and of Philosophy,
The University of Chicago
SAMUEL SCHEFFLER

Study finds more
murders by strangers
PHILADELPHTA (UPI) - Ampri

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is in the throes of a massive upsurge in
homicides involving "strangers killing
strangers" matched in this century
only by the Prohibition-era slayings of
gangland's heyday, a criminal resear-
cher said yesterday.
The handgun has replaced the sub-
machine gun as the nation's most
feared killer and drug traffickinghas
replaced the bootlegging of liquor as a
key factor in the soaring murder rate.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY sociologist
Margaret Zahn, chief researcher in a
national study of homicide in eight U.S.
cities, found similarities in violent
crime trends of the 1920s and early

1930s and the situation today.
"During the Prohibiton era and the
Depression, there was a similarly high
rate of stranger murders - strangers
killing strangers," she said.
"The pattern seemed to change when
Prohibition was eliminated and the first
laws controlling guns started to
emerge. Handguns were not considered
then, but laws were invoked at the
federal level against submachine guns.
"There are more murders by
strangers. There are proportionately
fewer family murders and we should
start to look at why we are seeing this
repeat in pattern."

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