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The Michigan Daily - Sunday, December 9, 1984 - Page 3

University Prof. Thomas Donahue
found himself in a peculiar position this
On one hand, the atmospheric and
oceanic science professor said he
respects the right of guest speakers to
be heard. But on the other, he found
himself supporting his son s in-
volvement in the "citizen's. arrest" of
CIA recruiters at Brown University last
month. His son, Neil, is a senior at
DONAHUE even sent letters to
Brown's president and the college's
dean to express his support of the
students' action.
Donahue wrote in one letter that his
initial impulse was to disapprove of the
actions of Neil and his 67 colleagues. I
am still not comfortable with what they
did. And yet there appear to be some
strongly extenuating circumstances in
this case."
Donahue said that Brown officials,
who found the protesters guilty of
violating student conduct rules, broke

recruiting guidelines set by the univer-
sity's governing board.
THE BOARD'S 1968 policy grants
students the right to "both consult with
representatives of organizations and
also to express their views about the in-
stitutions represented."
Neil Donahue said yesterday that
Brown's career planning and
placement office told students before
the CIA visit that they could only ask
questions involving a career with the
After negotiating with the school's
administrators, the students were
allowed to ask questions like, "If
someone was given an assignment that
was against their moral beliefs, could
they get a transfer?"
BUT BEFORE the recruitment
meeting, CIA recruiter Steven Kahn
told the students, "I will not tolerate
any questions about international af-
fairs," the younger Donahue said.
The students- simply wanted to hold
the CIA accountable for its actions, he
said. They therefore would have been
satisfied with an open forum in which

broke rules too
they could ask CIA recruiters about the
agency's policies. But that idea also
met with a loud "no" from university
officials, who said students could not
force a recruiter to answer questions
about policy.
Instead, the officials urged the
student protesters to distribute written
statements outside the room where the
recruitment meeting was to be held.
Prof. Donahue criticized the Brown
administration for what he sees as a
hypocritical attitude toward the pursuit
of knowledge.
"What is wrong with the proposition
that the university should try to see to it
that the students fully understand the
implications of their becoming em-
ployees of the CIA?" he asked.
"For as many as four years the
university has been training its studen-
ts to question, to behave academically,
and then, quite abruptly, where the
issue is that of interaction with the real
world, the students are expected to
follow a different sort of rules," he ad- Donahue
ded. ...supports action

CIA protesters at

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
A tree shadow creates an eery design on the Korean United Methodist Chur-
ch of Ann Arbor on S. State Street yesterday.
Get into the holiday spirit, take a break from studying, and visit the
Christmas Art Fair sponsored by the University Artists and Craftsmen
Guild. The fair is at the Coliseum from noon till 5 p.m.
Mediatrics - High Plains Drifter, 7 p.m.; Hang 'Em High, 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Cuild - Night Cry, 7 and 9 p.m.; The Great K & A Train Robbery,
7 & 9p.m., Lorch Hall.
U-Club -Oliver, 7:10 p.m., U-Club, Union.
School of Music - Recitals, Elizabeth Wilson, bassoon, 2 p.m.; James
Wilhelmsen, piano, 4 p.m.; Cynthia Phelps, viola, 6 p.m., Jacquelyn Lee,
violin, 8p.m.; Recital Hall.
Ark - Children's concert, Gemini, 2 p.m.; Kay Kamaly, 8 p.m., 637 S.
Professional Theatre Program-As You Like It, University Players, 2
p.m., Power Center.
Musical Society - Vienne Choir Boys, 4 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
First United Church - Ragtime Christmas Bash, 8 p.m., 1917 Washtenaw.
His House Christian Fellowship - Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m.,
925 E. Ann.
Men's / Women's Gymnastics - Wolverine Invitational, compulsories
competition, 10 a.m., finals, 1 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Canterbury House - Episcopal worship service, supper, program, 5 p.m.,
218 E. Division.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Special Christmas Cantata worship service,
10:30 a.m.; Christmas dinner following worship; student supper, 6 p.m.,
Lord of Light, Hill & Forest.
* Cross Country Ski CLub - Cross Country ski clinic, 1-5 p.m., Pendleton
Room, Union.
Ruthven Planetarium Theatre - "The Christmas Star", 4 p.m., Exhibit
Michigan's basketball team meets Western Michigan today in Crisler
Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild - Double Suicide, 7 p.m., Lorch Hall.
School of Music - Concert, Chamber Winds/University Band/Campus
Band, Larry Rachleff, Eric Becher, Robert Ponto, conductors, 8 p.m., Hill
Auditorium; Harpsichord students recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Hopwood Program - Jack Sharrar, "Avery Hopwood, His Life & Times:
Or, Gold Digging on the Great White Way," 4 p.m., E. Conference Rm.,
Neuroscience.- Thomas Sherman, "Coodinate Expression of
Hypothalamic Vaspressin and Dynorphin MRNA During Stimulation," 4
p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Near East & North African Studies - Brown bag, David Edwards,
"Reffedtdons on the State of Jihad in Afghanistan," noon, Lane Hall Com-
Macromolecular Research Center - Ronald Baney, "The Conversion of
Organometallic Polymers into Ceramics," 4 p.m., 3005 Chemistry Bldg.
Engineering - F. Ulaby, "Microwave Remote Sensing," noon, 4073 E.
Engineering Bldg.
Asian American Association - 6:30 p.m., Trotter House.
Research Development & Administration - Wang PC users group, 2 p.m.,
Assembly Hall, Rackham.
Turner Geriatric Clinic - Women of all ages, 10 a.m., 1010 Wall St.
Guild House - Judith Minty & Hulusi Czoklay, poetry readings, 8 p.m., 802

Brown face
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health service to stock suicide pills to
use during a nuclear war.
"With the suicide pill referendum,
Brown has a reputation as the most
liberal of the Ivy League schools," he
The university wasn't about to risk
volatile headlines saying that Brown
opposed the CIA or that it kicked
students out for "trying to uphold the
law," he said. -
DONAHUE SAID that in previous
controversial cases, such as when
protesters disrupted a speech by CIA
director William Casey or when several
women spray painted "fight back" on
campus buildings after three women
were raped, the university gave out
serious punishments.
Sarah Lammart, a sophomore
protestor, accusedthe university of
refusing to expell or suspend the
students because of the tuition dollars it
would lose. Shiela Blumstein, a
linguistics professor and the council
chairwoman, denied that council bowed
to any outside pressure.
"The council made its decision based
on the public hearings," she said. "We
made our decision just on the facts. I'll
stand by that."
SHE SAID THE decision "reaffirms
the right to protest."
Activists use
60's tactics
to oppose
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IMPETUS FOR THE "Free South Africa
Movement" came from a rash of
violence in South Africa in recent mon-
ths. Clashes between police and blacks
have resulted in the deaths of more
than 150 people and the arrest of more
than 3,000, including widely known
black political and labor leaders.
To dramatize their concern over
South Africa, the U.S. labor movement,
led by the AFL-CIO, has actively par-
ticipated in the anti-apartheid demon-
Several labor leaders - among them
Gerald McEntee, president of the
American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employees - have
joined 13 members of Congress and the
children of the late Martin Luther King
Jr. and the late Robert Kennedy Jr. in
taking the step of going to jail briefly as
a symbolic gesture.
Like in the sit-ins of the 1960s, their
arrests in front of the South African
Embassy here and consulates in
Boston, New York and Chicago have
been on minor charges, which have
generally been dropped.
All told, more than 60 people have
been detained in protests around the
South African Ambassador Bernar-
dus Fourie, while saying he recognizes
the right of Americans to protest, has
raised the issue of the sanctity of em-
bassies, at one point mentioning the
siege of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.\
Almost all the congressmen courting
arrest have been members of the
Congressional Black Caucus. That
group wants U.S.-Africa policy to be
eein de anttin nrnetsv Paround t

In this case, however, she said the
"students upset the balance of the right
to protest with the right of free speech."
"They have the right to protest, but
protest within the guidelines listed in
the student handbook.
The handbook forbids protests which)
"infringe upon the rights of others" to
attend university functions such as the
recruiting presentation.
The protesters say they will fight the
decision although they would not say
The decision can only be appealed
only if the students can prove the
hearing was not fair or find new
Eight other undergraduates who had
signed a list taking responsibility for
the actions were found not guilty
because theynweren't present at the
protest. A medical student, the only
graduate student involved, was found
guilty, but was only given a reprimand.


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