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Making a business of

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Goings-on at the University's Department of
Intercollegiate Athletics are making some
people very unhappy.-
Criticism-at least from those who feel free
to speak on the record-has been escalating,
and the reasons for this apparent new surge of
discontent are complicated at best.
THE ATTACK seems to boil down to these
three complaints:,
* The department is too large and obsessed
with profits.
" The department may be forcing the Univer-
sity to compromise its academic standards.
*'The University faculty has lost control of
the athletic department's operations.
"The athletic department is run for itself, by
itself," said Loren Barritt, professor of

and A
Academics 'r
educational psychology.
Similar sentiments were echoed in many
parts of the University community.
FIRST, CRITICS claimed that the depar-
tment's financial separation from the rest of
the University might allow athletic ad-

ministrators to forget that they are working at
an educational institution.
Barritt, a long-time antagonist of the athletic
department, said that if the University faculty
had its way, the Michigan sports complex
would not be operated as a business.
Skyrocketing revenues and the ardent desire
for winning teams have obscured the original
goals of intercollegiate athletics, said Thomas
Potter, a third-year law student and a member
of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics from 1978-80.
SAYS HOWARD Wikel, a University alum-
nus and patron of the athletic department:
"Winning leads to a vicious cycle."
To keep the department solvent, Wikel said,
the Michigan football stadium must be filled
every game. And to keep it filled, the

Wolverines have to win, he continued.
That kind of pattern can lead to problems,
Wikel admitted.
So people watch the department-with its
$10.5 million budget-and find fault.
PSYCHOLOGY PROF. Donald Brown, a
member of the faculty's governing board, the
Senate Advisory Committee on University Af-
fairs, questioned whether the athletic depar-
tment should have complete control over the
money it generates.
Brown suggested that some of the money
could go to the recreational sports department
to boost the University's sagging intramural
sports program.
"It would be nice if a very careful
examination of funds generated by the athletic
department could be done," he added.

TO HIS CRITICS, Athletic Director Don
Canham replied: "If you're going to have in-
tercollegiate athletics, and you're going to
have the money to do it, you either get money
from the general fund-like most schools do-
or you can go out and get it. There's no magic
wand, you've got to go out and get it."
University President Harold Shapiro said he
believes the "business" metaphor, when used
in conjunction with the athletic department, is
"Nobody in this world would go into inter-
collegiate athletics for money," Shapiro said.
"No one who runs a business would stand for
academic requirements."
BUT CANHAM is, by nearly all admissions,
the consummate business man. No one faults
See MAKING, Page 9

Ninety-Two Years CLOUDS
of Mostly cloudy and mild
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Sdrof rain later in the day.
Vol. XCII, No. 156 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 16, 1982 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages

CULS rep
co mnuttee
A student member of the Executive
Committee of the Coalition for the Use
of Learning Skills (CULS) resigned
yesterday, claiming that the coalition is
overly secretive and is not dedicated to
aiding all minority students on campus.
"I am disheartened," Debra Cisneros
wrote in her letter of resignation, "with
the direction that the committee is
going in and with the attitudes and
opinions among some of the committee
members." She said the public was
being kept in the dark about the com-
mittee's activities.
"I DON'T THINK they want the
students to be aware of what's going
on," Cisneros said in an interview last
night. She said the committee is now
keeping two sets of minutes, one to use
for committee records and the other, a
synopsis to give to the LSA Student
Government and to the CULS staff.
John Russ, director of CULS, said the
two sets of minutes are kept primarily
for purposes of clarity and to avoid put-
.ting unresolved issues or personality
conflicts into the public arena.
"The objective of the executive
committee of the Coalition for the Use
of Learning Skills is to clarify the im-
portant issues, and we share as much
relevant information as we can with the
staff of CULS and the college," he said.
Cisneros said the controversy over
the minutes arose because information
about the coalition's plans to recruit 100
freshperson members each year had
been made public.
"A COMMENT was made that the
See CULS, Page 8



250 protestors

More than 250 students packed a
special meeting of the University
Regents yesterday to criticize the ad-
ministration for its plans:to "redirect"
the University by eliminating some
programs and beefing up others.
The students, many of whom were
participants in a group called the
"April 15 Coalition," said they were

angry that administrators were moving
ahead with retrenchment plans without
considering adequately the opinions of
BECAUSE THE coalition persuaded
so many students to speak before the
Regents' usual monthly meeting
yesterday, the Regents had to- extend
the time set aside for public comments
during the meeting from 30 minutes to
one-and-one-half hours. Also because so
many students showed up at the
meeting, the Regents moved from their
usual meeting chambers in the ad-

ministration building to a large
meeting room in the Michigan Union.
Theistudents gathered on the plaza
outside the administration building in
the afternoon yesterday. And, as more
and more students. assembled, the
mood remained light but defiant.
Some of the students carried signs
protesting the administration and some
played guitars and banjos, singing
songs to the high-spirited crowd.
BUT, DESPITE the festivities, the
tone of the students' messages was
.See MORE, Page 5

Regents hi'ke.
Health S rvc
By LOU FINTOR Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
questioned the status of a study which is
The Universityns Regents yesterday designed to set grounds for exemption
approved a $2 icrease i the man- from the mandatory fee.
datory student health service fee, Roach also expressed dissatisfaction
raing it to $49 e sudent pebor ) with the way the budget was presented,
RaideentoDean heake(D-asArb and cautioned Health Service ad-
said he opposes the hike because it ministrators to present "an actual"
duplicates coverage for students who budgtnt yes
have healthinuacpoces budget next year.
TvHEMANDATRYepdoes not ROACH initially suggested post-
TH E MANDA TORY fee does not poning the rate increase until the study
cover costs of hospitalization, long- results were complete, but later agteed
her lines, or spepolcies, Baker said, to approve the hike so long as ad-
ministrators "give us an actual"
already cover these services as well as budget.
those offered by the University Health
Service. See REGENTS, Page 5

UNIVERSITY REGENT Gerald Dunn (D-Lansing) studies a meeting agenda (above) before more than 250 students
packed the Anderson Room of the Michigan Union to protest the University's policies of retrenchment, military resear-
ch, and minority affairs.

Phony flyer declares
curfew to curb crime

Bursley murder suspect Kelly
may be given 'relaxing' drug

"Due to the alarming increase in
the numbertofacts of criminal sexual
abuse in the past month," flyers
across campus tell passersby, "the
Department of Safety and Security, in
conjunction with the Regents of the
University of Michigan have decided
to institute a curfew - midnight
to 6 a.m. - for all men."
University security officials said
yesterday they were not amused by
the flyers, which began popping up all
over campus late Wednesday night.
THEY ARE a hoax, assured Walt
Stevens, director of the University's

Department of Safety. Security of-
ficials are ripping them down, he said.
The signs bear the University
Safety Policy Committee logo and, if
iot for a poor job with white-out on the
original, they would be fairly convin-
"We believe this (curfew). policy
will protect women from rape and will
increase the safety of women on cam-
pus," the flyer states. ,L
"I believed it," said Marco'Loren-
zetti, -a freshperson in the School of
Art. "I was just going to ignore it."
According to Harold McMillin, a
See PHONY, Page 2

Psychiatrists examining Leo Kelly, the
22-year-old former University student
charged with the shooting deaths last
year of two Bursley dorm residents, say
Kelly is not cooperating with them and
have suggested that they be allowed to
give Kelly "a relaxing agent."
Kelly, whose trial is set for May 24 in
Washtenaw Circuit Court, is being
examined by state forensic
psychiatrists to determine his mental
state at the time of the shooting.
IN A LETTER to presiding Judge
Ross Campbell, state psychiatrists
suggested administering sodium ber-
vital to allow him to remember the

events surrounding the shooting of Ed-
ward Siwik and Douglas McGreaham,
prosecutor Lynwood Noah revealed last
William Waterman, Kelly's attorney,
has said he opposes administering the
drug to his client, and has pledged to
appeal any order to administer "a mind
altering drug" to Kelly.
"We consider it an intrusion of our
client's basic rights," Waterman said.
"Our client is unable to recall the even-
ts. It's a natural psychological reaction
to these traumatic events."
William Meyer, director of the foren-
sic psychiatry department at Ypsilanti

State Mental Hospital, said sodium
bervital is not a memory drug, but a
"relaxing agent . . . for dealing with
loss of memory" when talking. Meyer
refused to comment specifically on the
Kelly case, but said that sodium ber-
vital can be used in conjunction with
other treatments like hypnosis to help
jog the memory of subjects.
When Kelly's trial on two counts of
first degree murder begins, Waterman
said he plans to show that Kelly's "fear
of failure and (academic) stress caused
"Not :everybody is able to handle"
classroom pressure, Waterman said.

... against drugging Kelly


Overcrowded dorm conditions
TWENTY-EIGHT members of South Quad's Gom-
berg House discovered something of the true
meaning of togetherless Wednesday night after
they were trapped for 45 minutes in one of the
dormitory elevators. It seems that the residents stuffed
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Training for... whatever
One officer called it a training film, but his.superiors on
the Virginia Beach, Va. police department disagreed.
Police Chief Charles Wall said it was bad judgement to
show a portion of the film Deep Throat during an evening
roll call. "In this state," Wall pontificated, "that film has
been banned as pornographic, and the officers who viewed
the film knew that. I think it was poor judgement on their

Clean as a whistle
There's more squawking than usual going on at the
Chester park Laundromat in Duluth, Minnesota - and not
because the spin-dry cycles are broken or management
refuses to accept Canadian quarters. The owner, Phil Lun-
dberg, has turned the laundromat into a veritable bird
haven. Lundberg keeps more than 75 cages lining the walls.
"You have to make money to survive," Lundberg admits.
"But I also try to make the business a little bit unique." He

Also on this date:
-1932 - The Michigan Cooperative House was founded
heralding the humble beginnings of the University's Inter-
Cooperative Council and a nation-wide cooperative living
s 1944 - In an unprecedented move to safeguard the
secrets of the coming Allied invasion, Britain forbade
neutral diplomats to leave the British Isles and places a
drastic censorship on all diplomatic communications to and
from the nation.
" 1.971- A Daily repsorter and free-lance photographer

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