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Vol. XCIII, No. 7 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 16, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Regents

'unaware'

of investment issues

By BARRY WITT
Although the University annually throws its
multi-million dollar corporate influence behind
the production of nuclear weapons, the in-
dividuals who decide the Univeristy's invest-
ment policy say they don't understand what's
going on.
Last week, the Daily disclosed that the
University does not consider the ethics in-
volved when it votes on dozens of corporate
issues, covering a wide variety of social con-
cerns-from nuclear weapons to affirmative
action.

ACTIVIST investors in many large American
corporations ask shareholders every year to
disapprove of certain of these companies' con-
troversial activities by voting on special
resolutions.
But most members of the University's
governing board contacted this week weren't
'familiar with the specific resolutions that come
before the many corporations in which the
University invests its $120 million endowment.
One Regent said she was "not informed," a
second said he was "not aware," and two
others said they "didn't know" that the Univer-

sity voted every share of its more than $1.5
million of General Electric Corp. stock against
a resolution asking the company to halt its con-
tributions to the nation's nuclear weapons ar-
senal.
THEY ALL agreed that these issues ought to
be considered somewhere in the University
community, but only the two women on the
board-Regents Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor)
and Nellie Varner (D-Detroit)-said that they
personally were interested in finding out more
about what positions the University is backing.
Power said she would like to see a discussion

opened up somewhere on campus concerning
the proliferation of nuclear weapons, expecting
"certain actions and policies by the University
to result from (such debate)."
And Varner said that although none of the
issues had ever been presented to her since she
joined the board 21 months ago, she wants "to
know what we do and why we do it."
BUT THE Regents were not unanimous in
their desire to see investments once again
become an issue on campus. In the late 1970s,
students disrupted several Regents meetings
demanding that the University pull its invest-

ments out of U.S. companies working in
racially-segregated South Africa.
In 1978, after more than two years of
discussion, the Regents adopted a resolution
calling on the companies in which it invests
to improve the conditions of their black em-
ployeesin South Africa.
The South Africa resolution is the only
University policy that recognizes the existence
of possible ethical implications in investment
decisions.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said that
for the moment, that resolution is enough.
See REGENTS, Page 2

State approves

'U 'sto
By BILL SPINDLE
with wire reports
The massive cut in state aid to higher
education, written into Gov. William
Milliken's executive order, was ap-
proved by House and Senate commit-
tees in Lansing yesterday. The move
made into law the cut that University
officials had been fearing for several
weeks.
Yesterday's vote will mean the
University will lose about $7 million it
expected from the state last month.
But eleventh-hour negotiations worked
into the law a promise to pay back the
money next summer, when the state
SIsraelis
advance
on Beirut
after death
of leader
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)- Israeli
tanks and troops fought their way into
west Beirut yesterday and their gun-
boats opened up with missiles in a new
offensive against Lebanese leftists and
Palestinian guerrillas following the
assassination of President-elect Bashir
Gemayel.
About 2,000 guerrillas were reported
still in west Beirut along with thousands
of leftist Lebanese Moslem militiamen.
The Israelis apparently felt that with
the assassination of Gemayel, the
guerrillas and leftists would resume
warring against the Christians and the
Israelis, who invaded June 6.
THE GUNBOATS opened fire on the
oceanside neighborhood of Rouche and
the Carlton Hotel area after a ground
penetration of about 2.5 miles into west
"Beirut in what the Tel Aviv command
said was aimed at preventing a
dangerous new linkup between the lef-
tists and PLO guerrillas.
It was the first time the Israelis had
gone into west Beirut in force since they
invaded Lebanon 14 weeks ago to rout
the PLO. Many of the guerrillas are in
the eastern Bekaa Valley, camped with
some 25,000 Syrian troops.
Moslem leaders met in an emergency
session at elder statesman Saeb
Salam's mansion in west Beirut and
urgently appealed to President Reagan
and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to "in-
terfere and curb the Israeli invasion,"
Lebanon's state television reported.

Lte aid
presumably will have more money. U
LAWMAKERS and Milliken justified Star
delaying the payments - which total tha
$112 million to public schools across the stal
state - as a last-ditch way of balancing trat
the state's books. tual
Besides delaying payments to saic
schools, the order also cuts $38 million S
in grants to local governments, wor
bringing the total amount cut from this agr
year's state budget to $150 million. adn
Although repayment of the money - to r+
has been promised to schools, at least H
one top University official has ex- Ger
pressed worry that the state may be in prof
no better of a position to pay the money
next year..

cuts
JNIVERSITY Vice President for
te Relations Richard Kennedy said
t the delay will only put off the
te's problems. "It simply keeps
nsferring the problem until they ac-
lly appropriate the $7 million," he
d last night.
everal legislators shared Kennedy's
ries. Some raised concerns the
eement will not be honored by a new
ninistration taking office next year
vplace the retiring Milliken.
owever, state Budget Director
ald Miller told the Senate Ap-
priations Committee "that com-
See STATE, Page 3

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
New regulations introduced this year in the University's libraries because of unusual crowds may discourage students
from using the libraries as "social halls."
'Stricter rules bring

security
By BARB MISLE
It may take more than just a positive
attitude to "hit the books" this year.
Unusually large crowds, tougher
regulations, and the continuing con-
troversy about available study space
will confront many students hoping to
use the University's libraries this term.
Beginning Sept. 27, there will be new
security guards to police noise levels on
all floors of the Undergraduate
Library, according to library officials.
IN ADDITION, rules allowing food
only n the fourth floor and smoking only
in the basement will be strictly enfor-
ced, said Dave Norden, head of the un-
dergraduate libraries.
"We want to make the library more
conducive to studying and create a
more business-like atmosphere," Nor-
den said.
The Graduate Library will not be
exempt from the crackdown on rules.
By Winter term, it is expected that the
snack machines in the first floor study
lounge will be removed, and that the
"no food' rule will be carefully
monitored throughout the building,
Norden said.
THE NEED for new rules surfaced at
the time of the controversial decision to
close the graduate reserve desk and
combine it with the UGLI reserve
sevices. The new University reserve
desk, which serves both un-
dergraduates and graduate students, is
located on the third floor of the UGLI.
Although this move saved the
libraries $50,000 in personnel costs,
graduate students and faculty deeply
resented the change, according to
Bruce Frier, Chairman of the library

guards
committee.
Grade-conscious students have
flocked to the UGLI and Graduate
Library early this term, causing them
both to be crowded by 7 p.m., observed
many students.
THE INCREASED popularity of the
graduate library with undergraduates
has made it impossible for faculty and
graduate students to study and do
research there, he said.
"There is the feeling among the
faculty that the quality of the research
library has suffered," Frier said.
"The committee's purpose is to try to
develop alternative places to study, so
undergraduate students aren't driven
to the Graduate Library because they
can't find anywhere else to work,"
Frier added.
IDEALLY, A new building in the
place of the oldpEconomics Building
would solve the problem of inadequate
study space, Frier said. But the
University has no plans or funds to add
a new building specifically for
studying, according to Eric Rabkin,
University Dean for Long Range Plan-
ning.
Some members of LSA student
government suggested the renovation
of diag-area buildings, such as Mason
Hall, to create classrooms that would
double as study spaces at night.
A more feasible solution, however, is
to improve studying conditions and en-
force quiet hours in University residen-
ce halls, thus encouraging students to
study in the dorms, Frier said.
NO MATTER how attractive a dorm
study lounge may be, some students
still claim that nothing beats locking
oneself in a graduate library carrel.

to UG i
With this in mind, some students fear
that undergraduates eventually will be
prohibited from using the Grad Library.
"I think we should have a place equal
in quality to the grad library," said
Peter Ross, a member of LSA student
government.
"The University has given professors
and graduate students a good deal all
around-they bend over backwards for
them," he added.
RABKIN SAID that it is legitimate
for the University to favor the faculty
and the graduate students.
"No one wants to keep un-
dergraduates out of the graduate
library, but we want to keep out all
students who use is as a.social hall,"
Rabkin explained.
He added that if students felt more
study space was needed, they should
band together to express their concer-
ns.
Student governments in dorms were
established for that purpose, but it is
extremely difficult to enforce residence
hall quiet hours according to Larry
Moneta, area director for central cam-
pus dorms.
"THE ANSWER to dorms being
inadequate for studying is to encourage
individual responsibility and con-
sideration for others," Moneta said.
"There is study space available."
A long range plan to renovate the
UGLi, currently on hold because of
budget problems, is designed to draw
students away from the graduate
library, Norden said.

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS

Cuddly companions
Sandy Gala gives away kittens to passersby in the Diag yesterday.

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Tulsa, Okla., which he says is centrally located and easy to
reach by air. The event would be broadcast all over the
world, Griffin says, so everyone could help celebrate the
bimillenium. Q

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haven't had a burglary in 16 years," said William Sullivan.
"It should be in the Guiness Book of World Records, con-
sidering the area we're in. They already have 11 officers
and they want to add three more. My God, it's already the
most tightly guarded place in the world."
Identification a-go-go
GO-GO DANCERS in Brimingham, Ala., will be
relieved to know that the city council is not requiring
them to carrv an identification nrd "on their nersnns" at

th had increased from $168,218 to $765,118 since taking of-
fice.
Also on this day in history:
" 1948-The University inaugurated its own frequency
modulation station which took the call letters WCBC;
" 1954-Montgomery Ward gave students special savings
during its anniversary sale by offering a matched shirt and
pants outfit for $4.87;
" 1966-Students gathered in the First Methodist Church
to "do things with language and talk about love";
* 1973-Ulrich's bookstore offered partial rebates on
hntrc after n PTRGIM rinr revaled the Tnivursitv

Planning for 2000
F THE WORLD survives until the year 2000, a
Washburn University (Topeka, Ka.) professor has
big plans for one heck of a celebration. Criminal
intin nrnfacenr Grald Griffin mailed invitation to

Defensible borders
B ISCAYNE BAY surrounds the minuscule municipality
of Indian Creek Village, Fla. and there's only a single,
guarded bridge to the mainland, but you can never be too
' curm.P ,-nnc i ;+ nnn ,-.m ciann , n ha'n1 ' cs'l,

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