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Editorial Freedom degrees.
Vol. XCI V-No. 125 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 9, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages
Camp us gays sttil waiting for policy

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Second of a two-part series
On a cold day in December 1982, members of
Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus (LaGROC)
protested on the diag demanding that Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro guarantee the
University would not discriminate on the basis
of sexual preference.
Today - almost 15 months later - there is no
such protection for gay students.
SHAPIRO REFUSED the group's initial

request to add a non-discrimination clause on
sexual preference to the Regent's bylaws and
he hasn't decided yet whether to issuea weaker
form of protection for gay students in a
presidential policy statement.
LaGROC members have made a few attem-
pts to pressure Shapiro into making a decision
during their more than year-long wait, but
adopting a University policy on gay rights is a
potential risk, and Shapiro has moved
cautiously.

Last year LaGROC members charged that
the University was reluctant to adopt a non-
discrimination policy because it could jeopar-
dize military research on campus.
Administrators feared that with a
discrimination policy for gays, the University
would have to ban military recruiters from
campus because they discriminate against
homosexuals.
The federal government has warned other
schools which have banned recruiters that

much of their federal funds could be cut off.
But this year, LaGROC members say the
main obstacle is the unwillingness of Univer-
sity regents to back a non-discrimination
policy.
Some regents say they are reluctant to sup-
port a policy for gay students because they
question if such protection is necessary.
UNIVERSITY Regent Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) said he is concerned that a policy
statement would encourage members of the

University community to ,advocate
homosexuality which he is not comfortable
with.
Roach said he is uncertain whether he would
support a policy statement because he is "not
sure that it is necessary."
Although Roach says students should be free
to do what they please in private, it's a dif-
ferent issue for the University to adopt a policy
supporting homosexuality.
See CAMPUS, Page 5

Military,
research
protesters
file assault
reports
By ERIC MATTSON
Two demonstrators arrested Tuesday
during a sit-in to protest Pentagon-
sponsoreg research have filed assault
reports against a graduate student and
a campus security official, an Ann Ar-
bor detective said yesterday.
One of those demonstrators could
also face assault charges, the detective
said..
THE TWO demonstrators were
arrested along with nine other students
who were staging a sit-in at an East
Engineering Building laboratory to
protest research which is sponsored by
the Department of Defense.
The protestors were arrested for
trespassing shortly after they pushced
their way into the laboratory at about
1.2:30 p.m.
Police said yesterday that they would
investigate all three reports before
presenting them to the city prosecutor.
If the prosecutor feels there is enough
evidence for a conviction, he will ask a
judge to issue a warrant for arrest, they
said.
Two of the reports, filed shortly after
members of the activist group the
Progressive Student Network were
dragged by police from the laboratory
were made by protestors Tom Marx
and John Hartigan, said Ann Arbor City
detective David Sahalke.
MARX, A University graduate, con-
firmed yesterday that he had filed an
assault report with the police shortly
after his arrest, but declined to name
whom he had filed the report against.
He also declined to describe how he was
allegedly assaulted.
Hartigan, a University student, was
See PROTESTERS, Page 5

Committee
rejects aid

to

Nicaragua

WASHINGTON - President Reagan
failed yesterday to win Senate com-
miteee approval of a request for $93
million in emergency military aid for
El Salvador and $21 million more for
Nicaraguan rebels.
Reagan had asked the Senate Ap-
propriations Committee to provide the
money as amendments to two sup-
plemental money bills, but the panel
rejected the Nicaraguan amendment
and delayed until next week a vote on
the El Salvador amendment.
The vote dealt a sharp blow to
Reagan's plan sent to Congress only
hours earlier to rush military aid to the
Nicaraguan rebels and to the
Salvadoran army, which is fighting
Marxist insurgents.
The committee was also expected to
consider Reagan's proposal for $93
million in emergency military aid for
El Salvador. The president had
proposed attaching the military aid
request to two unrelated bills passed by
the House on Tuesday.
The committee approved $200 million
for low-income energy assistance after
rejecting the $21 million package for
the Nicaraguan rebels. Reagan
proposed linking the $93 million for El
Salvador to a bill that would send
emergency food relief to Africa.
Despite Reagan's defeat, the ad-
ministration could try to revive the $21
million proposal when the bill reaches
the Senate floor.

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF

America must take notice of the lessons learned from the civil rights move ment:
Clark says beliefin.
principles key t10 chanhge

Reagan
... suffers loss in Senate committee
Earlier yesterday, House Speaker
Thomas O'Neill denounced the
president's rmilitaryaid proposal as a
"back-door approach" to obtain the
money.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said the administration settled
on the maneuver after exploring
various options for quickly resupplying
Salvadoran government forces who are
See SENATE, Page 2

By MARK SMALLWOOD
Fighting for principles is the only way to change the
future, former attorney general and civil rights activist
Ramsey Clark told a crowd of 200 in Rackham Assembly
Hall last night.
Americans shouldn't shut their eyes to injustices, such as
Civil Rights violations, but they should speak out or protest
for social change, he said.
CLARK POINTED to the success of nonviolent demon-
strations during the 1960s Civil Rights movement.

The Civil Rights movement "taught us an enormous
lesson. It showed that the law can be used for social change
when the people want it."
And today, it is still vital for blacks and minorities to fight
for equal rights, he said.
"Equality has never been more important than it is today
and in the immediate future," Clark told the predomrinantly
white audience at the third Warner-Lambert lecture spon-
sored by the college of LSA.
See CLARK, Page 5

GEO to enforce TAs
mandatory union fee*

: ,

Cronkite to don 'U' cap and gown

By SUSAN MAKUCH
Most of this year's graduating class
were mere toddlers when Walter
Cronkite tearfully announced the
assassination of President Kennedy.
Now, 20 years later, the class of 1984
will hear that famous voice in person
when Cronkite speaks during commen-
cement ceremonies April 28 at
Michigan Stadium.
CRONKITE signed off from CBS
Evening News almost three years ago,
but that hasn't kept him out of the
public eye. He has hosted documentary
television features, raced sailboats

and, on occasion, spoken at graduation
ceremonies.
CRONKITE WILL receive an
honorary doctor of laws degree during
his Ann Arbor appearance.
"He's been nominated for an
honorary degree for a long time now,
but this is the first year that he could fit
our commencement date into his
schedule," according to Jim Shortt,
assistant to President Shapiro.
Shortt said that the commencement
speaker is chosen from those persons
receiving honorary degrees.
The veteran newspaper and
television reporter served as United

Press International's war correspon-
dent in Europe during World War II. He
moved on to broadcast journalism in
1950 when he joined CBS News.
Since then, Cronkite has virtually
become a national treasure. Although
he is gone from the CBS Evening News,
he still remains one of the most trusted
people in America.
Cronkite will be able to add his
honorary University degree to the
multitudes of other accolades he has
received such as the Peabody award,
the Presidential Medal of Honor, along
with several Emmy awards.

By THOMAS MILLER
Teaching assistants who haven't paid
mandatory dues to the Graduate Em-
ployees' Organization, the TA's union,
will receive notices today warning
them that they could lose their jobs.
And University officials say they will
back up GEO's threat.
UNDER GEO'S contract with the
University ratified last year, the
University must comply with GEO's
request to fire a TA who hasn't paid
union dues, said Colleen Dolan-Greene,
the University's assistant director for
personnel.
All TAs must pay GEO's mandatory
fee even if they are not a member of the
union.
Currently about 600 of the Univer-
sity's 1,700 TAs have not paid union
dues, said GEO treasurer Rick Matland

AFTER 'TAs receive, the warning
notices they will have 10 days to pay the
fee and by March 25 the Union will ask
.the University to fire non~paying TAs,
said GEO President Celeste Burke.
"We've done everything we can do to
reach everybody," Burke said.
Many TAs who aren't members of
GEO say that paying mandatory dues,
which range from $24 to $60 a term
depending on how many hours the in-
dividual teaches, is unfair.
LAST WEEK, a group of angry TAs
started petition drive to make the fee
voluntary. The group, Graduate
Students for an Open University, has
gathered half of the 560 signatures
needed to force GEO to vote on the
mandatory dues requirement, said
Julie Goldberg, one of the petition
organizers.
See GEO, Page 7

Cronkite
... speaking at graduation

TODAY
Getting the picture
T HE MICHIGAN Ensian, the University's award-winning
yearbook, is beging its 1985 edition and wants to capture
the faces of all potential graduates for posterity. Varden
Studios will be on campus through March 16 to take senior
portraits for next year's book. Take the first step toward
senior-hood and sign up now for anappointment by calling
the Ensian office at 764-9425 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or
visit the Ensiannffice in the Student Publication R11iia

seconds to allow for the listener's answers. Side 1, entitled
"Uh-huh," begins with "Just tell me how you feel," and
goes on to such queries and comments as "Mmmm," "Why
do you think that is?" "Yes," "Why did you stop," "Uh-
huh," and "Is that what you really want?" There's more of
the same on Side 2, which is entitled, "Yes, go on" and ends
with "That's all we have time for now." Mulfeld, who says
he's been seeing a therapist "for a long time - long enough
to get his rap down," is offering the tape by mail order. He
hopes to have it in Los Angeles stores in time for "all the
people in town because of the Olympics." No Ann Arbor
sales plans have been announced, but look for it around

the weather. Want to move into the high-rent district? Try
Pitkin County, Colorado, where Aspen's ski lodges push the
median home value up over $200,000. The guide covers all
3,137 of the nation's counties, from the biggest - Los
Angeles County, population 7,500,000 - to the tiniest -
Loving County, Texas, population 91. Gynecologists will be
flocking to Geary County, Kansas, where the birth rate of
42.6 births per 1,000 women is tops in the nation. The book
can be purchased from the Government Printing Office in
Washington, where Census Bureau officials hope it will
make one list the book doesn't contain - the bestseller list. C-

" 1950 - City officials learned that a new census ruling
counting students as part of the city's population would
bring an additional $100 per student to the city in state aid.
" 1970 - In an unprecedented disciplinary action, LSA
Dean William Hays suspended a student who was accused
of violently disrupting a General Electrics recruiter's visit
to campus.
On the inside.

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