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Student leaders

spark code opposition

Second in a series
When administrators proposed a student code
6f nonacademic conduct, for the first time in
several years they provided students with an
issue that is almost entirely their own.
It doesn't carry the moral and ethical
questions which drove the debate several years
ago over the University's financial interests in
South Africa, but which also were far-removed
from the average students' interests.
THE CODE also isn't an issue, like past
Sbudget cuts in large schools,, which many
students could let others fight for them.
Of all the major campus issues in the last few
years, the code seems to be most relevant
students, the most directly pointed at them,
and the most forced upon them.
Yet the vast majority of students have
responded to it with little more than a yawn.
While some organized protests did get off the
ground last year,-there has been almost no
,campus-wide attention to the issue so far this
year. Even last year, the protests were often
sporadic and poorly attended.

PLAGUED by an apathetic student body and
faced with an administration which threatens
to bypass them completely, these leaders have
succeeded only in stalling passage of the code
while hoping for an organized student respon-
"We're not giving up, but it's an uphill bat-
tle," said MSA Vice President Steve Kaplan.
And compared to code opposition, support for
it has been almost non-existent. If the code has
many supporters among students, they have
yet to speak up in public.
AS STUDENTS settle in this fall, however,
the core of last year's opposition to the code,
with a few new faces, is beginning another at-
tempt to organize a unified student protest.
Three groups are at the head of this op-
position: the Michigan Student Assembly; No
Code, a group assembled last year specifically
to fight the conduct code; and Students Active
to Stop the Code, a small group which was for-
med this term and hopes to expand quickly.
Although their tactics and approach will

probably be different, all three groups agree
that the present draft of the code is unaccep-
NO CODE and SASC advocate outright rejec-
tion of any code or at least tearing up the
present draft and starting from scratch.
Last year, MSA rejected the present code in a
non-binding vote, but stopped short of saying
the University shouldn't have some sort of code
to govern student behavior outside the
The biggest difference between the groups,
however, is that MSA has a direct say in
whether the code is adopted, while the other
groups have to rely on protests and activism to
gain input.
UNDER CURRENT University bylaws, MSA
has to approve the code before it can be adop-
Although leaders of all three groups are
unified in their opposition to the code, getting
them to agree on its worst aspects is nearly im-

MSA president Scott Page said the worst part
is that administrators can amend any part of
the code without approval from MSA or any
other representative student body.
HE ALSO said administrators have failed to
even demonstrate a need for a code.
"Do you see crime and pestilence? I don't. I
see a reasonable amount of partying and fun-
making," he said. "I don't see a University in
turmoil. I don't see things out of control."
Lee Winkleman, an LSA senior who formed
SASC, said "the judicial system is perhaps the
single most horrible part of the code."
HE SAID because the proposed judicial
system is designed to process students faster
and with less red tape than a real court, there
are bound to be violations of students' rights of
due process.
Eric Schnauffer, a first-year law student and
head of No Code, said the system's rules of
evidence, which are lower than those in a real
court, ' also violate students rights.
See STUDENT, Page 2

... opposes proposed code

Of 1 11 Sunny with a high around 80.
Editorial Freedom
r Vol. XCV No. 13 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 20, 1984 1 et ih ae

SAT sco
NEW YORK(AP)-Women and future teachers were
among the biggest gainers as average scores on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test registered their largest rise in two
decades last year, The College Board announced yesterday.
Average math SATs were up three points to 471 in 1983-84,
while average scores on the verbal section of the exam rose a
more modest one point from the previous year to 426. The
SAT exam is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, with 800 a perfect
score. Nearly a million college-bound high school seniors
take the SAT each year.
VERBAL SCORE averages were up in 32 states, fell in
eight, and were unchanged from 1982-83 in 10 states. Math
scores rose in 37 states, declined in 11 and were unchanged in
two, the board reported.
President Reagan hailed the increase at a political rally in
Waterbury, Conn., but said, "It's not enough. We've got td do
better." -
"Significantly, the increase in this year's math average
can be attributed largely to women, whose scores rose four
points over 1983, while men's rose by two," said College
Board president George Hanford at a news conference.

lead in
'e rise


Women still trailed men, however, with males averaging 495
in math, compared with 449 by women.
IOWA LED the nation with average math scores of 570 and
verbal scores of 519-but only 3 percent of that state's high
school graduates took the test.
Particularly encouraging in this year's results, said -Han-
ford, was that seniors expressing an interest in majoring in
education improved their math performance by seven points
to 425, and by four points to 398 in the verbal section. Many
educators have voiced concern lately over the steadily
declining caliber of new teachers.
Hanford said the nationwide gains meant that "instruction
in the schools has been improving and high school students
are giving greater attention to academic study." But he ad-
ded there's a long way to go before schools make up the
losses in test performance over the last 20 years.
The erosion in average SAT scores has been cited as proof
that public education has deteriorated. Hanford insisted,
however, that "SAT scores do not paint a complete picture of
the state of American education."

Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Happy trails
Laura ccaro, daughter of Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro meets with Ann Arbor attorney
George Sallade during the opening of the Mondale/Ferraro campaign headquarters on State Street. Zaccaro was in
town yesterday as part of a campaign tour through Michigan that will take her to the Michigan State University campus
o ot urges crac kown
on violence In home

Man arrested at Mon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man with
a knife. concealed under his pant leg
was arrested yesterday as he tried to
approach Democratic presidential
nominee Walter Mondale at a noon
rally, the Secret Service said.
Rich McDrew, agent in charge of the
San Francisco office of the Secret Ser-
vice, said the man was spotted at the
start of the rally in Justin Herman
Plaza by agents and police officers who
noticed he was "kind of a shouter" and
was trying to work his way to the front
of the line to get close to Mondale.
HE WAS identified as Paul Fuentes,
28, of San Francisco. .
Fuentes faces arraignment today
on charges of possessing a concealed
weapon and resisting arrest.
San Francisco police spokesman
Mike Hennessey said Fuentes never

posed "an. immediate threat" to Mon-
McDrew said the officers approached
Fuentes to ask him a question "to get a
feel for what he was doing." When he
didn't respond, they decided to keep a
closer eye on him, McDrew said.
FINALLY, as Fuentes approached
the candidate, the man "pulled up his
pant leg and a police officer and agent
noticed a strap around his leg ... It tur-
ned out to be a holster with a knife in
it," McDrew said.
Meanwhile, in Hamilton Township,
N.J., police arrested a man along,
President Reagan's motorcade route
after they received reports of a gunman
on the Atlantic City expressway, but all
they found on the man was a camera.
"It was not a gun. The guy had a
camera and apparently he has been

dale rally
charged with a local violation," Secret
Service spokesman Mike Tarr said.
John Williamson, 28, of Hamilton-
Township, has been charged with inter-
fering with a governmental function,
eluding police, hindering apprehension,
and possessing an open alcoholic
beverage container in a motor vehicle,
according to Lt. Frank Lentz.
Lentz said Williamson was standing
on the expressway, which is off limits to
pedestrians, waiting to photograph
Reagan when the motorcade passed
by. A motorist noticed Williamson
and reportel to a state trooper that he
saw someone walking on the highway
and thought he had a gun.
Hamilton police descended on the
area and chased Williamson, who fled
into a nearby wooded area.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Justice Department task force
urged law enforcement officials Tuesday to lift the "veil of
secrecy" surrounding family violence and crack down on
spouse beating, child abuse and mistreatment of the elderly.
"The law's protection should not stop at the family's front
*door," said the report of the Attorney General's Task Force
on Family Violence. "Violence is a crime, whether it's com-
mitted inside the home or on the street, whether it's com-
mitted by a loved one or a stranger."
Attorney General William Smith, who established the task
force, promised to implement the recommendations of the
nine-member panel of law enforcement officials,
psychologists and family experts, and to coordinate the effort
with the Health and Human Services Department.
At a news conference, the task force chairman, Detroit
Police chief William Hart, noted that "a victim of family
violence is no less a victim than one set upon by
"The legal response to family violence must be guided
primarily by the nature of the abusive act, not the relation-
ship between victim and abuser," he said in presenting the
The report, apparently anticipating criticism for en-
couraging police and prosecutors to intervene in what it
called "traditional family matters" said the government has
a responsibility to act in obvious cases of violence.
The protest that never was
SARM NOW!" was the cry of a protesting
student vesterdav on North Campus,

"Child abuse, spouse abuse and the abuse of the elderly,
incest, and child molestation are not matters of personal
belief or how to deal with children or keep order in the
house," the report said. "They are crimies. They are
Assistant Attorney General Lois Haight Herrington, who
heads the deaprtment's justice assistance division, noted in
an interview that the report called for aggressive but fair in-
vestigations of family violence.
The report recommended that:
" People charged with violent family crimes be arrested
just as if there was no relationship between the victim and
the alleged attacker.
" When no arrest is warranted, the investigating officer file
a report on an incident.
" Prosecutors cease requiring alleged victims to sign a
formal complaint against a close relative to initiate
" Victimized children be handled with greater sensitivity
by prosecutors and judges. The panel proposed videotaping
the testimony of children so they do not have to confront their
alleged attacker in a courtroom.
" Judges jail violent abusers who inflict serious injury.
When appropriate, the panel said, judges should have the op-
tion of imposing weekend or evening jail sentences to preser-
ve a family's financial stability.

to replace
UGLL *study

Within the next week, Michigan Ter-
minal System (MTS) computers will
begin to take the place of lounge chairs
and tables that occupy the un-
dergraduate library's fourth floor
lounge. And by the end of the year, the
lounge will house computer terminals,
not pop machines and candy dispen-
"We feel that the need for a computer
facility for general student use was so
great that we could trade off the lounge
for (a computer center)," said David
Norden, UGLi director.
"THE UNIVERSITY spent millions
of dollars renovating the Union with all

the new food places so we don't need the
food there anymore," Norden said.
According to Norden, trading the
lounge for a computer center was a
mutual decision between the computer
center, the engineering school, and the
The computer center needed more
space for their MTS terminals, the
engineering school needed to expand
their existing facilities for engineering
students, and the UGLi wanted to make
the best use of the available space,
Norden said.
"It was a once in a lifetime occurren-
ce that everyone's plans coincided and
See COMPUTER, Page 3

Tuesday members of the Progressive Student Network, a
campus activist organization, were able to muster a
respectable 25 students to protest. Yesterday, however, it
just looked like they bit off more than they could chew.
What's in a name?
JAMES WILLIAMS didn't know what he was getting into
when he promised his wife Cosandra that she could


B ILLIONS OF BURGERS later, the original McDonald's
restaurant will become a, one might call it McMuseum, in
tribute to the company's history, McDonald's Corp. of-
ficials say. "There are only about 15 McDonald's left in
terms of original style," spokesman Steve Leroy said
Tuesday. "We thought we might restore this one to reflect
the role McDonald's played in all of our families'
histories." The iate Ray Kroc opened the red-and-white
tiled restaurant on April 15, 1955, and started selling

where an Air Force F-15 fighter bomber
was on display. Few were listening,


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