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Vol. XCV, No.62 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, November 16, 1984 Fifteen Cents Twelve Page


protests 'U',
The fight over Voter's Choice may have ended
November 6, but controversy surrounding the tax-
cutting ballot proposal is alive and kicking.
At the regents monthly meeting yesterday, Regent
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) protested the Univer-
sity's role in defeating Voter's Choice, which would
k have rolled back all state taxes to their December
1981 levels unless increases were approved in a
special election.
IN OTHER action, the University's Board of
Regents decided to request a $45 million increase in
state aid for the next fiscal year, a hike that one ad-
ministrator said "may seem enormous" but is "well
Baker said he neither endorsed nor opposed Voter's
Choice, which was defeated by a 3-2 margin, but he
said that "the University must avoid entanglements
in the destructive web of partisan statewide politics.''
The University became involved in Voter's Choice
last September, when the regents approved a
resolution asking the University's president and
executive officers to campaign against the proposal.
Baker abstained, explaining that he was "troubled by
the fact that we take the people's money and use it to
lobby against them."
THE UNIVERSITY asked alumni, parents, studen-
ts, and faculty to vote against the proposal. In addition,
See 'U', Page 5

Shapiro releases


code draft

The new draft of the student code for non-academic
conduct proposed yesterday by University officials
would give students the right to be tried by a jury of
their peers.
And the out-of-classroom conduct rules would ap-
ply to faculty members, deans, directors, and the
University's executive officers as well as students.
THESE features are two of several changes the
University administration has made in revising its
March draft of the code. The new draft was mailed
yesterday to the University Council, the committee
responsible for issuing new conduct rules. University
President Harold Shapiro has asked the committee of
students, faculty, and adminstrators to review the
new draft and issue a code which can be voted on by
the Michigan Student Assembly, the faculty Senate
Assembly, and the Board of Regents.
Under regents' bylaw 7.02, all three of these
groups would have to approve the code before it was
The code would replace the existing Rules of the
University Community and would punish students for
such acts as arson, theft, vandalism, assault, and
some types of civil disobedience.
The changes in the administration's draft come in
large part as a result of recommendations from the
University's Civil Liberties Board and students.
Some of the other major revisions:
"The participation of attorneys would be unrestric-

ted during trials in which expulsion or suspension for
more than one semester is a possible sanction. The
March draft gave the administrator who was acting
as hearing officer the right to limit the attorney's
" Any sanctions imposed on a student under the
code would not be noted on the students' transcript;
eHearings before the all-student board would be
open, not closed, unless the hearing officer decided
* Only the rules prohibiting arson, physical harm, or
hazing will apply to fraternities, sororities, co-
operatives, and other campus organizations. The
March draft applied all of the conduct rules to those
groups; and
* Any amendments made to the code would have to
be proposed by the University Council and voted on
by students, faculty, and the regents. The current
draft says that amendments need approval from the
regents only.
THE ADMINISTRATION will ask the Civil Liber-
ties Board to develop special procedures for dealing
with cases which involve free speech, dissent, or
academic freedom issues.
The regents' bylaws say any code must apply to
faculty and administrators as well as students. The
administration's new draft is an attempt to get back
to those bylaws, said Virginia. Nordby, a policy ad-
visor who directed the administration's work on the
See NEW, Page 5

LSA senior Lee Winkelman (left) and LSA sophomore Paul Josephson
protest the student code of non-academic conduct yesterday at Regents'
Plaza. See story, Page 5.

Tear wins LSA-SG

Michelle Tear, newly elected
president of the LSA Student Gover-
nment (LSA-SG) has one up on
President Ronald Reagan.
Tear and her vice president, Michael
Brown, scooped up more than two-
thirds of the votes for LSA-SG's top
slots. The team's coattails extended far
enough to elect all of the SAID party
representatives onto the new council.
ACCORDING to Miriam Dushay,
election director only about 1,700 of the ap-
proximately 14,000 eligible students
went to the polls to cast ballots Tuesday
and Wednesday.
The turnout was far lower than the
pre-election predictions of the current
LSA-SG president, Eric Berman. He

previously said he hoped 3,000 students
would vote and that if 2,500 students
went to the polls, the election would be a
success. Last year, about 2,300 students
voted at the election.
Dushay blamed the lack of interest in
the LSA-SG elections on last week's
national elections. She said that some
students who might have considered
running for the council were too busy
working on the national elections to run
for LSA-SG.
SHE ADDED that the lack of cam-
paign activity on the part of the only
opposition party, SPOCK, caused no
sense of excitement amongst the elec-
"I'm disappointed that SPOCK did
not campaign very hard, but it's not my

place to tell themr
paign," Dushay
more people woul
did all we could i
All 13 of the rep
under the SAID p
ted to the counc
candidates filledi
on the council wi
presidential cand
vice presidenti
Mikatarian, and
Members ofE
organized last M
candidates for la

how to run their cam- Student Assembly elections. SPOCK
said. "Sure, I wish also campaigned for the defeat of a
d have voted. But we proposal, which appeared on the city's
to stir interest in the Nov. 6 ballot, to make Ann Arbor
nuclear free.
presentatives running According to DeGraff, the MSA elec-
arty ticket were elec- tions were a farce, and the party chose
2il. Two independent to run a campaign aimed at pointing out
in the other positions the lack of interest in MSA.
hich has 15 represen- HOWEVER, according to the group's
leader Eric Shapiro, SPOCK's par-
arty consisted only of ticipation in this year's LSA elections is
lidate Greg DeGraff, a different story.
al candidate Doug "We entered the election the night
one candidate for before the deadline because we heard
that SAID was running unopposed,"
SPOCK, which was Shapiro said. "We didn't want SAID to
arch, ran as write-in get cocky, and we did make the election
st spring's Michigan See SAID, Page 2

Some support solely sound-based spelling



executive director Ayb Citron, would significantly
improve the American literacy rate.

actually used simplified spelling), Mark Twain, and
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CIA may
but not as

Central Intelligence Agency
recruiters left town yesterday, one day
after their informational presentation
was thwarted by protestors, but "it's
safe to say" that they will return, a CIA
spokesperson said.
"The question is when," said Cathy
Thurmon, chief of media relations for
the CIA.
PROTESTORS Wednesday staged a
mock trial featuring the CIA as the
defendant in the Modern Language

Building lecture room where three
representatives were scheduled to
speak to students.
The group then chased the CIA
recruiters out of the room to their car
parked across the street.
Thurman said that after talking with
one of the analysts who came to cam-
pus, "the feeling is that they will give
people who wanted to talk to them the
THE RECRUITORS "are not in-
terested in being targets. They're in-

terested in interviewing," Thurmon
The representatives left '"under con-
cern for the safety of their personnel,"
said Deborah May, director of
Career Planning and Placement.
Meanwhile, May said that the 39
students who were scheduled for inter-
views with the CIA were asked to sub-
mit their resumes to the recruiters.
Many of the students, however, were
concerned about their chances to get
See CIA, Page 3

Un-Garde-d moment
Michigan guard Garde Thompson drives to the hoop past Sonan Radovic of
the Yugoslavian national team. The Wolverines coasted to a 100-87 exhibition
victory last night. See story on page 10.

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families for Thanksgiving. The annual project takes a dif-
ferent form each year. Last year the "kidnappers" were
dressed as a street gang. This year they were Soviet Secret
police (KGB) agents. As part of the ransom the sororities
had to do a skit or song for the fraternity while delivering
the canned ransom.

mischief and were fined by Associate Municipal Judge
Cleve Moten. The pledges were arrested at 12:47 a.m. Wed-
nesday as they chopped down bamboo on city property, said
police Sgt. Don Martin.

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