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Page 10-Tuesday, December 7, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Supreme Court agrees to hear
discrimination, paternity cases

Supreme Court plunged into new
discrimination issues yesterday,
agreeing to hear cases that affect equal
pregnancy benefits and illegitimate
One dispute involves a new twist on
sex discrimination-whether male
workers must receive the same
pregnancy benefits for their wives that
female workers enjoy. A lower court
decided that any difference in treatment
violates federal anti-bias laws.
A HIGH COURT ruling in favor of
equalizing benefits could prove costly

to businesses, which might be forced to
pay higher insurance premiums.
The justices, announcing the last
cases they will hear this term, also
agreed to take up a challenge to a Ten-
nessee law that sets a two-year time
limit for a mother to sue to establish the
paternity of her child.
A Memphis woman, who sued for
paternal support 10 years after her son
was born, said the law's exception to
the statute of limitations granted for
children on welfare is discriminatory.
In other action yesterday, the court:
" Changed its mind about settling a
dispute over a $7.95 table cigarette

lighter, citing procedural reasons for
dismissing the Illinois case.
" Over one dissent, let stand a ruling
that the National Football League
illegally tried to block team owners
from investing in U.S. soccer teams in
* Rejected arguments by a Viet-
namese bank officer, who fled his coun-
try just before the Communist
takeover, that the Treasury Depar-
tment is freezing assets of Vietnamese
refugees for use as a bargaining chip in
future negotiations between the United
States and Vietnam.

Faculty rejects bid for student member


(Continued from Page 1),
for this month's LSA faculty meeting,
almost twice the number that usually
shows up.
Those in favor of the motion had
argued that student committee appoin-
tments had been successful in the past
but Residential College Prof. Carl
Cohen said this fact was negligible.
"THIS IS not just another case in a
train of cases. This is the committee
that acts for the faculty at large."
.Coehn said he didn't think students
were qualified to serve on the six-
member committee.
"It's an absurd and compromising
situation I hope we will not allow the
college to fall into," he said of the
student appointment.,

THEATER PROF. Zelma Weisfeld
said she thought students did not have
enough experience to serve on the
committee. "What we (faculty) do have
that students don't have is experience,"
she said. "Input is important but what
we're talking about is output."
Another criticism of the motion was
that it contained no specific details on
the new appointee-whether he or she
would be a voting or non-voting mem-
ber and for how long a term he or she
would be appointed. "I would find it dif-
ficult to vote for a motion that leaves so
much up in the air," said classical
studies Prof. Bruce Frier.
Supporters of the motion argued that
adding a student to the committee

would add a new perspective.
Psychology Prof. Wilbert McKeachie
said that although there would be some
concern among faculty members who
would no longer speak freely on
matters such as personnel, the student
point of view must be considered.
"I THINK it would be a healthy thing
for students to remind us about the
quality of undergraduate education at
this college," he said.
According to anthropology Prof. Vern
Carroll, students don't feel they have
enough say in major college decisions.
"The vast majority of students feel they
are paying a lot of money but have very
little to do with the decisions that con-
cern them," he said. "Students feel
there is no way they can have any
significant impact on anything."
LSA senior Richard Layman, one of
about 50 students who attended the
faculty meeting, said he thought
students were as qualified as faculty
members to serve on the committee. "I
do not believe faculty members are
equipped or trained to make ad-
ministrative decisions," he said.
Michigan Student Assembly
President Amy Moore said she was
disappointed by the vote's results.
"Since student representation is crucial
to this university, I'm highly disappoin-
ted by the results of the LSA faculty
vote," she said.


Chow down AP Photo
Two contestants begin a round of "The Great Dog Food Eat-Off" Saturday night at Eugene, Ore. tavern. The Alpo
eating competitions are held every two weeks, and the top contenders will meet on January 29 to pick the winner of the
$500 grand prize.
Council er lns fr hotelcoRleX .

Annual Meeting of The
University Club Board of Directors
will be held in the Bates Room
of The Michigan Union
on December 13 at 12:00 noon

(Continued from Page1)
and Ashley. Phase Two construction,
according to Berger, should begin in
September of 1983.
EACH SET of two buildings will form
an open quadrangle, Berger said, with
a plaza area in the middle. The hotel
plaza will be covered with a glass
dome, he said.
In addition, walkways over the ad-
jacent streets will connect the two
phases of the project, Berger said.
The $6 million loan is being
requested to help cover the costs of
Phase One. Berger said the company
will be seeking additional funds for the
second phase sometime next year.

BERGER SAID the complex will
benefit Ann Arbor because it will create
jobs. "Phase One will probably create
700 jobs, in the office space alone,"
Berger said. "Phase Two will probably
create 750 jobs, and these are per-
manent jobs," such as waiters and
hotel managers he added, not just con-
struction jobs.
The conference center will also at-
tract people to Ann Arbor, according to
Berger. "We believe that by the third
year . . . we will have at least 5,000
visitors a week," he said. "That's a lot
of people visiting Ann Arbor we don't

have now."
Berger said the Approximately 19,000
parking spaces planned in the complex
will help alleviate the city's parking
A public hearing on the proposed
project will be held December 20, after
which city council will decide whether
to approve the plan.
Ii other business, council
unanimously approved a resolution to
appoint Godfrey Collins city adr-,
ministrator. Collins has been acting
city administrator since Terry'
Sprenkel left in July.

Residents campaign to repeal pot law




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$1,000 and a year in prison for
possession of the drug.
Bullard said the group will have no
problem collecting the required num-
ber of signatures. He said he and other
interested people will circulate
petitions among their friends and
m just discovering that there are a
world of people out there who are con-

cerned," Bullard said, explaining that
there is no formal organization conduc-
ting the drive.
BULLARD said people who are in-
terested in the campaign are getting
petitions donated by a local printer.
"All I'm going to do is ask everyone to
(take the petitions) to their natural
constituencies," he said.
Bullard stressed that the repeal cam-

paign is not political. "Don't make this.
a damn political issue, I tell you. It's
greater than that," he told council
members last night..
"I understand the Republicans don't-
want to put it on the ballot, so maybe
you who are Democrats should steal
their thunder," Bullard said. "We've
got to send a new message. The repeal
of this law will say people care."


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