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Vol. XCV, No.20 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan- Friday, September28, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
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By LAURIE DELATER
Three of the University's eight
regents said this week if the Michigan
Student Assembly continues to reject a
student code for nonacademic conduct,
they would change their bylaws to
sidestep MSA's authority.
Two regents would not say whether
they would approve a bylaw change,
but said they favor a code. The last two
regents could not be reached for com-
ment. Only Regent Gerald Dunn (D-
Gardent City) objected to adopting a
code against MSA's wishes.
UNDER THE regental bylaws, MSA
and the faculty Senate must approve
conduct rules before they can be adop-
Removed from the controversy bet-
ween students, faculty members, and
administrators, the regents have not
discussed the issue as a group since last
"It has never been brought to our at-
tention to give it careful evaluation I
would like to give it," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline).
THE REGENTS were only given a
draft of the code as an item for infor-
mation in March. They said this week
they would wait until they received an
updated revision from the ad-
ministration, perhaps in the next two or
three weeks, before they take up the
As a formal governing body, the
Board of Regents does not become in-
volved in the day-to-day running of the
University, but votes on proposals once
the details have been hammered out.
The regents approve almost all of the
A fire truck sits in front of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house as fire fighters battle a blaze in the attic of the house.
Blaze closes sororit house
measures brought before them-but not
IN JUNE, 1983, the regents passed a
set of guidelines that would have
limited non-classified research though
they were supported by administrators,
professors, and students.
Dunn this week objected to any con-
duct code directed only to students,
saying it is discriminatory to establish
one set of rules for students and another
set for faculty and staff members.
In addition, Dunn said he is against
suspending or amending the bylaws to
take away MSA's authority. "That's
really changing the rules in the middle
of the game," he said, "and I will fight
to oppose that."
BESIDES Dunn, however, all the
regents interviewed said some typetof
code is a must, either to protect resear-
chers on campus from interruption or
to crack down on arsonists and thieves.
"To me, when someone says 'No
Code,' that's anarchy," said Roach.
Supporting a bylaw suspension or
amendment if MSA refuses to accept a
code, Roach stressed the board's right
to final say over any policy change at
"THE UNIVERSITY is not a
democracy," he said, adding that it was
the regents who more than a decade
ago gave MSA the "privilege" to ap-
prove or reject a conduct code.
"It is not a right ... It is a privilege
granted by the regents and, I believe, to
be taken away by the regents," Roach
Both Roach and Regent Paul Brown
(D-Petoskey) said that although MSA
See REGENTS, Page 3
By LAURA BISCHOFF
Sorting through their belongings yesterday mor-
ning in the aftermath of Wednesday night's blaze, the
women of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority were shaken-
up but considered themselves lucky.
None of the 66 residents of the house on Hill St. bet-
ween S. Forest Ave. and Olivia St. were injured.
Damage to their personal belongings was minimal.
"All my things are fine, just a little dirty," said
Kim Martin, an LSA sophomore. "We really lucked
RESIDENTS smelled smoke in the house about 7
and again at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday but did not call
the fire department because they could not locate its
By 11:15 p.m., however, the smoke smell was con-
siderably stronger and residents called the fire
department and evacuated the house.
Fire fighters had trouble locating the blaze when
they arrived at about 11:20 p.m. because the
crawlspace was separated from the third floor by
thick plaster. They were forced to cut a hole in the
roof to ventilate the heat and fight the fire from a lad-
FLAMES LEAPED as high as 10 feet above the
roof and smoke was pouring from the hole in the roof
early yesterday morning.
Although the official cause of the fire has not been
determined, fire fighters said that it may have been
caused by faulty wiring in a fan above the bathroom.
The cost of the fire has not.yet been determined.
SOME THIRD floor residents of the house lost
clothing and books to flames or water and smoke
damage. Other residents have to clean their clothes
before wearing them again.
"Some girls lost their clothes but not much else,
nothing like stereos," said one resident who asked not
to be identified.
The damage to the three story, brick house was
more serious, however. In a meeting with resident
yesterday, house mother Joanne Disch said that the
"first floor is in incredibly good condition, the carpet
in the hallway on the second floor is sopping, and
there is extensive damage on the roof." She also said
See FIRE, Page 2
Professors oppose tax cut plan
By THOMAS MILLER
1 A group of professors will join the
University regents and administrators
in condemning the controversial
"Voter's Choice" proposal on the
November ballot, a faculty leader said
Mathematics Prof. Wilfred Kaplan,
president of the University chapter of
the American Association of University
Professors(AAUP) said the group will
probably draft a statement opposing
the proposal next week.
THE "VOTER'S Choice proposal," or
Proposal C, would rollback state and
local taxes to 1981 levels and require all
new taxes to be approved by voters.
The proposal would also reduce state
license and user fees, including tuition
at state universities, to 1981 levels.
Those fees could not be raised again
without approval from 4/5 of the state
legislators or a majority of voters..
The state office of AAUP last week
issued a statement opposing the
THE GROUP has taken similar
positions on other tax cut plans such as
the Headlee and Tisch proposals which
threatened University aid, Kaplan said.
At a University AAUP meeting
yesterday, Henry Prince, executive
director of the state AAUP, blasted the
proposal and said that the University
could lose about $9 million of state aid.
The University, however, could lose
even more money from the tuition roll
back, Prince said.
"THAT TUITION rollback that the
proposal would implement is around
$32 million for the University," he said.
The University has raised tuition 33
percent for in-state students since 1981
and 38 percent for non-residents.
Peter Pellerito, an assistant to the
University's vice president for state
relations, said the $32 million figure
was only an estimate but was "in the
IF THE PROPOSAL passes in
November, University administrators
have warned that tuition would
skyrocket. The University might even
be forced into an unprecedented mid-
year tuition hike this January, they say.
"Students are going to be financially
unable to attend (the University),"
Prince said. "I'm talking about a 40
percent increase in tuition."
Prince said that perhaps the most
important role members of the Univer-
sity community could play in defeating
the proposal is educating voters of its
"If the education sector can educate
the people, there is a better chance of
defeating the proposal," he said.
Kaplan said the local AAUP chapter
will bring the issue up at the next
faculty Senate Assembly meeting and
work with University administrators.
CHICAGO (AP)-Women account for
about one-third of ill first-year medical
school students, a percentage that has
tripled in the past 15 years, the
American Medical Association says.
While the number of first-year
minority students in medical schools
has doubled in the past decade, such
.students still comprise only about 16
percent of new enrollment in 1983-84,
the AMA said. About a third of those
students are black.
THE AMA also said financial aid to
medical students dropped by about 6
percent in 1982-83-the first year to
show a decline in about three decades.
Some of these findings are included in
the 84th Annual Report on Medical
Education in the United States 1983-
1984, detailed in today's Journal of the
American Medical Association.
Ann Crowley, head of the AMA's of-
fice of educational directories, said one
See FEMALE, Page 2
Protest to the end ssociatedP
An anti-Khomeini demonstrator protests to the end as he is placed into a
police van outside the Iranian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands yester-
day. Nineteen protesters were arrested after the ambassador was slightly
.. will fight proposal
Meet the chair
AMPUS Meet the Press ends its summer vacation
today by interviewing Prof. Martin Gold, chair of
the University's Civil Liberties Board. The special
starting time for today's program is 3 p.m. today.
Gold will be interviewed by a panel of three journalists - a
Daily reporter, a reporter from the Ann Arbor News, and a
resolution condemning its Playboy Channel, but the firm is
enjoying the sales the public outcry has triggered. Genesee
County, N.Y. Cablevision said it has more than 650 sub-
scribers to the Playboy Channel - twice the number that
subscribe to the Disney Channel, which was introduced in
the area at the same time. The City Council adopted a non-
binding resolution asking the cable company not to offer the
channel. In addition, a newspaper ad and more than 1,900
petitioners urged the firm not to offer the Playboy Channel
to its 17,000 subscribers. Michael Egan, director of
programming for Cablevision industries, said the op-
pine, ordorless, smokeless" lamp oil for $4.50. Those are the
most expensive and the cheapest gifts offered by the
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tes or the pipe that she's been smoking since she was five,
but plenty of candy. Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard
recently received a letter from Buckingham Palace in
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and regularly gets visits from six generations of relatives.