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Once again, look for a little snow,
a little sun, a few clouds and a
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Vol. XCIV-No. 91 Yopyright 1984, The r'ioiigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 20, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Anew ball game

Athletics and academics are bum-
ping heads once again this month, as
University administrators look at
what to do with the physical-
education department - an appen-
dage of the School of Education left
with an uncertain future since last
year's budget review of the school.+
Physical education, which has
been labeled a "back door" to the
Univer'sity for athletes whose
academic records are too poor to be
admitted to other programs, is the
University's black sheep these days.
No school or college including the
School of Education appears to want
the program, and University ad-

for ph
ministrators specifically excluded
the program from decisions made
after last year's review.
WITHIN THE next two weeks, the
University's executive officers will
decide what to do with the depar-
tment, which enrolls a substantial
portion of the football and basketball
teams. According to many high-
level officials, the likely result of
their decision will, be a new
academic unit, independent of any
school or college, reporting directly
to Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Billy Frye.t
Mary Ann Swain, an assistant to
Frye, has investigated the recom-
mendations made by the School of


ys. ed.
Education review committee last
year to cut the physical education
department's budget by 40 percent,
discontinue teacher certification,
eliminate the leisure studies aspect
of the program, and remove the
kinesiology or exercise science por-
tion from the school.
Swain said this week that although,
no decision has been made about
where to relocate the program,
teacher certification and the leisure
studies program - which includes
fitness and recreation - will not be
eliminated. She also said that the
department's budget probably will
be reduced by only 30 percent.
See 'U', Page 6

Physical education: Athletics heads in...

... while the School of Education may be on its way out

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turn the ta]
on rege
By LAURIE DELATER "I bet half of ther
and KAREN TENSA listening," said one st
When the regents left, the students public comments
played. preceded their take-ov
After an hour-long public comments tell that at least two
session at the regents meeting yester- asleep."
day, the regents left for dinner. Fifty In the public comm
student activists, some of whom had activists took five m
just finished speaking immediately chastise the regents 0]
climbed into the empty chairs and from defense departn
voted to end all military research on the inadequacy of only
pus and raise minority enrollment five minutes to c smps
tol campus public comments sess
THEY ROCKED BACK and forth in allow each speaker five
the plush chairs, sipped from the water THOSE FIVE M
glasses left by the regents, and enough tire, however,
laughed. See ACTIVIST

m weren't even
udent about the
session which
er. "And I could
of them were
ents session, 10
ninutes each to
n topics ranging
vent research to
ly allowing them
yn. The regents'
sion rules only
for a few semi-
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Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Activists sit in the regent's and executive officer's chairs in the Regents Room of the Fleming Administration Building
after the regents meeting was adjourned yesterday. In a mock vote, the protesters agreed to abolish military research
on campus and to divest the University funds from South Africa.

to resume
fines for
late books
The fine-free ridel University
Libraries have provided for students
with overdue books will come to a halt
when the libraries begin charging fines
for overdue books returned after Feb. 1,
officials said yesterday.
Problems with Geac, the recently-in-
stalled computer circulation .system,
have prevented libraries from sending
out overdue notices since August. But
'David McDonald, head of the library
systems office, said Geac is working
correctly now and will begin mailing
notices soon.
"THE SYSTEM will start printing
notices on the first (of February),"
McDonald said. "How fast they go out
will depend on how much there is still
out after the first."
Patrons will be informed of the up-
coming fines through notices posted
throughout libraries and advertisemen-
ts in the Daily.
McDonald said that although
libraries using Geac have not been
sending out overdue notices the com-
puter does have a record of which books
were checked out and when.
IF AN OVERDUE book is not retur-
ned by February 1, students can be
charged the entire fine - which could
be sizeable given the libraries' 25 cen-
ts per day per book overdue rate. Mc-
Donald said students will not be fined
for overdue books returned by the end
of January.
"Students can go to any Geac library
and the computer will tell you all
the materials you have out, and from
which library they were discharged,"
McDonald said.
There are approximately 16,000 over-
due materials checked out now, said
Jim Cruse, head of circulation service
for the Graduate Library. This number,
he added, is "typical."
WHEN THE Geac system is in full

'U' dorms slowly. adjust to alcohol policy

Despite a recent tightening of dormitory
drinking policies, residents say things haven't
changed much - at least not yet.
Earlier this month, housing officials outlined,a
new policy to enforce existing drinking code and
make them more uniform throughout the campus
dormitory system.
THE POLICY forbids students to mention booze
in party advertisements, collect money to pur-
chase alcohol at a party, and drink in the hallways
or lounges of dorms.
Most students, however, say they have yet to see
any difference.
"At Couzens the policies were enforced much
earlier," said sophomore resident Anne Yurik.
Markley agreed. "Markley is not doing anything
different than we've done all year."
Last weekend, Bill Sheahan, a Mosher-Jordan
resident, organized a "progressive" party at his
dorm. He said he knew the rules about alcohol and

'Before, we were kind of walking a tightrope. Now we
know what we can and can't allow.'
- Glenn Merz
Couzens Resident Advisor

planned the party according to the rules. The
liquor remained in residents' private rooms and
everything was under control, he said. "The
resident advisers were completely satisfied," he
Harold McMillin, a West Quad RD, said he
thinks the rules, although not yet strictly enforced
in all the dorms, will begin to take effect in time.
THE RULES "will centralize the policy so that
every staff member in every dorm will operate
under the same policy," he said.
"In mid-year you can't expect everything to

change right away," he said.
Couzens Resident Advisor Glenn Merz, said, the
policy "will make our job easier. Before we were
kind of walking a tightrope. Now we know what we
can and can't allow."
ALTHOUGH SOME students are concerned that
RAs and other staff members will become a police
force rather than peers, most say they don't
believe that that will be a problem.
Janelle Johnson, a student advisor at Alice
Lloyd, said, "It's really not a problem asking kids
not to drink."

"Most of the resident advisors are nice about
it," agreed Markley resident Tom Kippola.
MOSHER-JORDAN'S building director, Susan
Harris, said she hopes the University's campaign
for more responsible use of alcohol will "create a
higher level of awareness and more discussion
concerning the topics of alcohol use and
She said she hopes the new clearly-defined
regulations will "make it easier for the resident
advisors to understand the policies and for the
students to upderstand, why the resident advisors
do what they do."
McMillin said one of the good points about the
stricter rules is that they may help decrease van-
dalism in the dormitories. Less vandalism will
mean "big savings" for the University because
fewer repairs and less maintenance will be needed
after the parties.
Students don't think the policies will eliminate
dorm drinking, and as Kippola said, "No matter
what the rules are, people are going to drink."

Money matters
F YOU'RE worried about finding enough funds to pay
your heating bills for another cold winter, try doing.
more than just filling out financial aid forms and
praying for extra money. The financial aid commit-
tee of Michigan Student Assembly is asking for interested

Sergeant Bow Wow
THE MILITARY needs a few good dogs. If your pup
stands proud and tall and can make the grade, the
military will pay $400 for the canine recruit. A recruiting
team from the Department of Defense Dog Center at
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio is at the Corpus
Christi Naval Air Station today testing dogs for active duty.
To qualify, the dog must be part German shepherd, Rot-
tweiler or Bouvier Des Flanders and must be one to three
years old. And the government isn't discriminating on the
basis of gender-male or female will do-but the animal

LORIDA HAS A Sunshine Law requiring that govern-
ment activities be conducted in full public view, but
employees at St. Petersburg City Hall think transparent
windows in the bathrooms is taking full exposue a little too
far. Workers recently installed 127 new tinted windows in
the basement bathrooms at City Hall. But the tint was tain-
ted, or at least a touch too thin. One can see right through
the glass. "You might say we're getting maximum ex-
posure," said city engineer Bob Bedell. Only after the
$77,50 worth of glass was installed did officials realize that

students in residence halls as long as they obtained paren-
tal permission. The Regents also voted to allow each
housing unit to determine their own hours of visitation for
members of the opposite sex.
Also on this date in history:
* 1971 - Several cafeterias were forced to shut down due
to a strike by University service employees.
* 1969 - Writer-in-residence Kurt Vonnegut told students
if they want to be writers they have to be paranoid.
* 1925 - Local landladies of roominghouses held a secret
meeting to discuss ways of keeping their rooms filled if the
University instituted a dormitory system. '7






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