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Faculty play quiet

role in code battle

By THOMAS MILLER
Third in a series
.Although the battle over a code
governing students' behavior outside
the classroom has appeared to be a
showdown between students and ad-
ministrators, there is a, third group
whose behind-the-scenes, and oc-
casionally public, role may play a
bigger part than most think.
The University's faculty certainly
s more at stake than first glance
would reveal in the debate over adop-
tion of a student code for nonacademic
conduct.
FACULTY leaders say they have at
least two good reasons for being in-
volved in the issue.
Traditionally faculty government has
felt obligated to keep tabs on campus or
educational developments which affect

the civil liberties of students.
"Believe it or not, faculty do take an
interest in students and their civil liber-
ties," said Daniel Moerman, an An-
thropology professor on the Univer-
sity s Dearborn campus and member of
the University's faculty government's
Civil Liberties Board.
THE BOARD, a subcommittee of the
faculty Senate Assembly, investigates
national and local issues which may in-
volve the civil rights of professors and
students.
Also, under current University
bylaws, the faculty Senate must ap-
prove the code before it can go into ef-
fect. And that, in itself, is enough to
stir some interest among professors.
But perhaps the biggest threat facing
the faculty is indications that ad-
ministrators and the University regents

may change University bylaws to
bypass students and possibly even the
faculty if the groups refuse to adopt the
code.
"(THE CODE)is a major campus
issue," said Moerman. "It is clearly not
just an issue between the students and
the administration."
So far, however, faculty government
and its leaders have kept a low profile
in the debate, preferring to express
opinions privatelybwith administrators
rather than in public forums or in the
newspapers.
This could change, though, as the
final drafts of the proposed code are
completed and brought to the regents
for approval, and as faculty interests in
the debate become more defined.
THE CIVIL Liberties Board has
taken the strongest stand of any faculty

body on the proposed code. The group
spent several months last winter inves-
tigating the code and the possible bylaw
,change, at the request of the faculty
Senate and the Michigan Student
Assembly.
In a report sent to University
President Harold Shapiro last year, the
board said that it was "especially con-
cerned that vague or open-ended wor-
ding" in parts of the proposed code
would encourage especially stiff or
perhaps even arbitrary punishment of
students.
And by leaving students confused
over what is acceptable conduct and
what is not, the code could have a
"chilling effect" on legitimate protest
or freedom of speech, the report said.
MOERMAN SAID he wasn't entirely
convinced by administrators'

argument that a code is needed to
protect the campus from arson, rape,
and other serious crimes.
"I'm not convinced that the problem
is as bad as they say it is," he said.
"Sometimes it seems like we are swat-
ting a fly with a bazooka ... but then
they show me statistics that point to the
need for a code. The unfortunate thing
is having a code for 35,000 people to
protect them from a few loonies."
Like many faculty leaders however,
Moerman said that the concept of a
code governing behavior outside of the
classroom is not as outrageous as many
students have made it out to be.
"I THINK it's legitimate for the
University to want to protect itself," he
said. "And I think the (faculty Senate)
Assembly will support a code that fairly
protects the students' rights."

The Civil Liberties Board and the
faculty's top governing committee, the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs, have taken a considerably
stronger stance against amending the
regents' bylaws to pass the code
without student or faculty approval.
In June, the Board sent a letter to
Shapiro, MSA, and the faculty senate
stating that the regents' bylaw "must
not be substantially revised and should
be observed" in the passing of any con-
duct code.
PSYCHOLOGY PROF. Martin Gold,
chairman of the Civil Liberties Board,
said that if the regents do try to pass the
code without student approval, the
board would complain.
That has left students with at least
See FACULTY, Page 3

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'Sneezes

and coughs
plague 'U'
ay fever
suff erers
By BOB GORDON
To many students the fall's first frost
means. the end of summer fun. But to
others suffering from itchy eyes and
sniffles caused ,by hay fever, frost
pelts relief.
The high concentration of pollen in the
air has many students sneezing and
coughing and running to the nearest
drug store in search of an over-the-
counter cure.
THE UNIVERSITY'S Health Ser-
vices isn't reporting an increase of the
hay fever cases, but Director Caesar
Briefer said the cases are "relatively
greater in severity."
"I'm so stuffed up I feel like an old
hirmney," said Howard Stern, an LSA
junior. He said he's embarrassed to get
into elevators because "the other
passengers get perturbed, when you
sneeze on them."
See POLLEN, Page 7

Embassy
bombing

stymes

U.S.

security

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON-
Flew the coo
Kent Moncur poses before the first F-15 built, on display on North Campus Wednesday in the midst of a country-wide
tour. The plane continued on its journey yesterday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - As U.S. of-
ficials sought to piece together how
terrorists could succeed for the second
time in bombing an American embassy
building in Lebanon, Secretary of State
George Shultz said yesterday the
casualties would have been worse had it
not been for security measures.
John Hughes, the State Department,
spokesman, disclosed that the embassy
staff was already on alert because of a
Sept. 8 telephone threat that "a vital"
U.S. installation would be destroyed.
THE BLAST tore into the lower
stories of the six-story building, in-
juring as many as 60 people, including
the British and American ambassadors
and 21 other Americans, police, and
emergency officials said.
In Washington, the Pentagon iden-
tified American dead as Army Chief
Warrant Officer Kenneth Welch, 33,
whose mother lives in Grand Rapids,

and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
Michael Ray Wagner, 30, of Zebulon,
N.C. Both were described as embassy
staff members.
Hughes told reporters. that two
terrorists in an explosive-packed van
shot their way through one checkpoint
about a block from the embassy en-
trance. Then, he said, they drove 500
feet under fire from Lebanese guards
until they finally stopped at another
checkpoint at a wall just 20 feet from
the northern entrance into the em-
bassy, but still on the street.
HUGHES SAID the, van then ex-
ploded, severely damaging the em-
bassy building.
About 90 minutes after the explosion,
an anonymous caller claimed respon-
siblity for the attack on behalf of
Islamic Holy War, a shadowy terrorist
group that claimed the bombings that
See BOMBING, Page 5

Regents approve deficit budget

By LAURIE DELATER
Though the University's budget for the
new academic year posts a $1.4 million
deficit, it shows a slight turn around
state appropriations and student fees.
For the first time in at least 10 years,
state aid to the University has in-,
creased. And for the first time in five
years, the portion of the budget funded
by student fees stopped swelling.
THE BOARD of Regents, by a vote of
p-1, approved both the new budget and
year-end audits of the University's

finances at their meeting yesterday,
but were warned that the years of
severe cutbacks in maintenance were
not yet behind them.
The University for several years has
held off on capital improvement and
much-needed general repair in its
buildings in order to avoid balancing
the budget with skyrocketing tuition or
slashes in faculty salaries.
"We're not on top of the problem.
We're just doing better," said Billy
Frye, vice president for academic af-
fairs and provost.

THE $344 million budget shows a
deficit because the regents in July
voted to hold at last year's level un-
dergraduate, in-state tuition. The move
came in response to political pressure
from the'state legislature which voted
to raise appropriations to colleges and
universities that froze tuition. Gov.
Blanchard vetoed the measure.
This year's expenses couldn't be
reduced enough to make up the budget
shortfall, said James Brinkerhoff, vice
president of finance and chief financial

'U' rabble rousers, watch out!

officer.
"We may be able to make some of it
up," President Harold Shapiro told the
regents, adding that the remainder
would be subtracted from the Univer-
sity's equity accounts.
REGENT DEANE Baker of Ann Ar-
bor, the board's lone Republican,
voted against the budget to protest the
deficit. He was the only regent this
summer to vote down a tuition freeze.
Baker pointed out financial
statements which show that the con-
tribution of student tuition to the
University's- budget climbed from 19.4
percent in 1974 to 27.8 last year. State
appropriations, on the other hand, once
provided 40.4 percent of the Univer-
sity's revenue. Last year, that figure
dropped to 32.2 percent.
"It just shows the tremendous
disproportion of funding to this in-
stitution and the burden which has been
laid over to student fees," Baker said.
NOT MUCH of the 11.1 percent in-
crease in general fund revenues last
year went toward student scholarships
and fellowships. Student aid rose only 1
percent, totaling $40 million. Faculty
salaries and wages increased by the
same amount.
The University had almost an eight-
fold increase in revenue from its inves-
See 'U', Page 2

By KERY MURAKAMI
Rabble rousers, get under your soap
boxes ! Only an hour away, the Univer-
sity's Dearborn campus has banned a
self-proclaimed "mini-Socrates" from
0s buildings and properties.
Last April 17, 43-year-old University
extension student John Belisle was
banned from the Dearborn campus.
Yesterday he protested the ban
before the Board of Regents during the
comments session.
"I'M NOT EVEN sure what prom-
pted this," Belisle told the regents. "I
called (Director of Campus Security

Bevan) Smith to ask him what the
specific charges were, but all I got was
'That's it, get off campus.' "
During a break in the meeting, Dear-
born Chancellor William Jennings told
a reporter that his office received com-
plaints of harassment from female em-
ployees and students. "He'd talk for'
hours in certain offices'and for other
purposes," he said.
"After consulting with the University
attorney, the Dearborn police chief, the
director of campus security, and the
vice-chancellor for business and finan-
ce, we all concurred that banning was
appropriate," Jennings said.

Mystery group, takes.
responsibility for-,:bomb

"HE'S NOT even a student. I think
he's taken one course in two yers," he
added.
Belisle denies having harassed
anybody, but he admits talking to
workers in the Extension Office. "But
when I was asked to leave by the super-
visor, I did - no problem," he said.
Belisle said his ban was politically-
motivated. In December of 1982, Dear-
born campus officials announced a
reduction in library hours 'to cut costs.
Belisle passed out 1,500 leaflets
proposing other ways to save money,
See RABBLE, Page 2

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - The
anonymous phone call that follows the
horrifying deed has become almost a
ritual in the Middle East..
A bombing, assassination or kidnap-
ping occurs, and the phone rings in a
news office.
Yesterday :a man telephoned the
Beirut office of the French news agency
Agence France-Presse to claim
responsibility for the bombing on behalf
of Islamic Jihad.
In the past two years, more than 30
groups have claimed responsibility for
acts throughout the world that
somehow were related to the Middle
East. Sometimes several groups issue a
claim for a single bombing or murder.
The best known - and also the most
mysterious - of the groups is Islamic
Jihad. It has claimed responsibility for
a long series of attacks including the

bombings-at the U.S.. Embassy and at
U.S. Marine and French headquarters
in Beirut last year that killed more than
350 diplomats, soldiers and bystanders.
Generally, Islamic Jihad and the
various other groups claim respon-
siblity for attacks aimed at American
or Israeli interests. Islamic Jihad, for
example, claims to have kidnapped
three Americans still missing from
West Beirut. But the groups also have
focused on France and, recently, on the
pro-Western Arab governments in
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Little is known about Islamic Jihad
beyond its name, which means Islamic
Holy War. Some authorities believe it is
just a code name used by various Shiite
Moslem fundamentalists, who support
Iran's revolutionary patriarch
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini but act
independently.

TODAY
Cubs fever, part 1
LIFELON CHICAGO Cubs fan, who also hap-
pens to be a banker, wants to help others like
himself afford to go to the National League play-
offs and World Series. Wayne Brinkman,
president of Woodfield Bank in Schaumburg, said he'd
heard speculation about how much scalpers would ask for

t

Cubs fever, part 2
THE HOTTEST designer label in town these days is
the Chicago Cubs, but the pin-striped 'suit with the
bright red emblem and white hose isn't available to the
general public. As the Cubs have moved closer to clinching
the National League East Division title for the first time
since 1945, requests for uniforms have "really jammed up
the phone lines," said Dave Lumley, marketing director for
Wilson Sporting Goods, which makes the Cubs' uniforms.

a local nightspot. Rosetti swore that he borrowed most of
his outfit from the father of his date, Jane Gramza, 20, of
Greenfield. "The plaid shorts and bow tie are her father's,"
he said. "So is this pen protector. I swear. Her father is a
real, live nerd." Rather than jumping to her dad's defense,
his date agreed. "My father is a nerd. Honest," she said.
"He really dresses like this." Barb Gommermann, 18, con-
fessed that she borrowed a pair of her mother's favorite
polyester pants for the contest Tuesday night. The women
in the competition wore things like polyester pedal pushers,

$28.50 of his fine? John Simpson, apparently deciding they
might, telephoned City Court from West Germany to say he
was sending the balance of the delinquent fine. Simpson, 24,
formerly of Chattanooga, has paid $10 of the $38.50 he owed
on a June conviction of failing to yield the right of way. A
city form letter sent to Simpson's old address that sought
the remainder and threatened legal action was forwarded,
and on Tuesday Simpson called long distance to say he was
sending a check for $28.50. "I've never gotten such results
from one of those letters before," said Richard Darwin, an

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