Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
VoI. XCVI - No. 12
Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, September 20, 1985
vi e for VP
By JERRY MARKON
Paul Josephson, Michigan Student
Assembly president, has narrowed
blown his list of vice presidential
contenders to two candidates as
today's 5 p.m. deadline to fill the
'vacant post draws near.
Amid a series of last-minute
.politicking and negotiations yester-
day, two longtime MSA members
emerged as the only clear candidates
still vying for the nomination. The two
candidates may be asked to share the
position and divide up respon-
" sibilities, said Eric Schnaufer, MSA's
THE candidates strongly being con-
csidered are Phillip Cole, an LSA
junior who has served on the assem-
bly's Budget Priorities Committee for
the past two years' and longtime MSA
inember Bruce Belcher, who has ser-
ved on three influential MSA com-
Josephson is required to submit
either one or two nominations to the
See TWO, Page :3
By JERRY MARKON
University officials are expected in the next week to ap-
point a committee which will be responsible for a com-
prehensive review of classified research guidelines.
The University's research office plans to send letters
requesting a list of students interested in serving on the
committee, to the Michigan Student Assembly and other
campus student governments, said Alfred Sussman, former
vice president for research.
The committee will consist of six faculty members, two
administrators, and two students, Sussman said.
SO FAR, no formal charge has been determined for the
The panel will look at "the general framework of
reviewing the classified research guidelines," Sussman
said. He would not comment further on the committee's
The University's Board of Regents ordered a review of
the classified research guidelines at its August meeting.
The request was prompted by the rejection of an arms con-
trol proposal submitted by Prof. Raymond Tanter, a
political science professor.
AT THE TIME, Sussman said that Tanter's project,
which included strategies for arms control talks, violated
the University's guidelines that forbid the limiting of
publication of research results.
The regents said the policy could prevent any
professor from conducting research.
The present guidelines, approved in 1972 and amen-
ded in 1976, bar the University from participating in
any research project in which the results and methods
cannot be discused openly.
THE GUIDELINES also forbid projects "the
specific purpose of which is to destroy human life or to
incapacitate human beings."
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline), who proposed the
review resolution, said yesterday that "the 1972 policy
as I know it is the only substantive restriction of
reserach on campus. It seems to me if someone wants
to research something, they should be able to in the in-
terests of academic freedom," he said.
"Are we saying that knowledge is dangerous?"
HE ADDED that the language in the guidelines,
especially that which forbids the incapacitation of
humans is "nothing but hodgepodge." Other portions
of the guidelines are "overly cumbersome," he said.
"Times have changed since the last set of guidelines
were approved, and it's appropriate to look at ther in
See 'U', Page 2
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Mason foreman Gren Nicholai watches as worker Dave Putman removes the
brass 'M' that Nicholai helped to install thirty-five years ago. A snow plow
supposedly broke a corner of the "M" last winter, but the chipped fragment
was never found.
Test takers relax,
'M'gone fro-m Diag
By THOMAS M. KROEGER remove the100 pound brass M _
and TRISHA DRUEKE donated by the class of 1953 - frorr
the concrete in the Diag.
Rest at ease if you are one of those Dave Putman, one of the workers,
who superstitiously avoids stepping said the M was damaged by a snow
on the M in the center of the Diag plow last winter and is being taken out
because of the myth that it will cause for repairs. He jokingly told one
you to fail your first exar of the year. passerby that they planned to replace
At least breathe easy for a few weeks. the M with an 0, referring to an actual
Yesterday, University Plant Depar- stunt by some Ohio State University
tment workers used jackhammersto fans who once painted an O over the
See WORKERS, Page 3
By KERY MURAKAMI
The Board of Regents last night met
for over an hour in closed session but
failed to reach a decision on the future
of its legal battle over the University's
investments in corporations that do
business in South Africa.
The issue is whether or not to appeal
a recent court ruling upholding a 1982
state law which required state
colleges and universities to rid them-
selves of their South Africa-related
IN 1983, the board voted 5-3 to divest
90 percent of the University's stocks
in these companies. It kept about $5
million in holdings in order to
challenge the state law. Roderick
Daane, the University's chief attor
ney, argued that the law violates the
University's constitutional autonomy
from the state. Ingham County Circuit
Court Judge Caroline Stell last month
ruled that autonomy applied only to
Regents refused to comment on the
details of last night's closed meeting
which centered on discussion about
the appeal. It was held in President
Harold Shapiro's conference room.
EARLIER IN the day, however,
three of four regents interviewed said
they would support an appeal.
In order to continue the legal battle,
a majority - five of the board's eight
members - must vote for the appeal.
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit),
See STUDENTS, Page 2
$50 computing fee
By KERY MURAKAMI The fee, which will begin next term,
The University's Board of Regents will be $50 per student for the first
yesterday voted unanimously to begin term and $100 thereafter. Students in
charging a fee to all students in order the engineering and business schools
to pay for campus computer irr- will not have to pay the added cost
provem ents. S.ee 'U,' Page 2
Dekes may rent out shant
By AMY MINDELL
Once a contract is reached between owners of the Delta
Kappa Epsilon shant and the Stereo Center, customers
testing out compact disc players will replace activities
testing out pledges.
Owners of the Stereo Center at 605 E. William are
currently negotiating a contract with Deke represen-
tatives on a five-to-15-year lease on the over 100-year-old
building, which was the first fraternity building on cam-
AS A RESULT of the building's owners' failure to pay
about $5,000 in back taxes from 1983 to 1984, the shant at
611% E. William was in danger of being auctioned off by
The cost of taxes and utilities were just too much to
maintain the shant as a place for member initiation
rituals and parties, said David Easlik, president of the
Michigan Deke alumni association which owns the shant.
"It is very sad that we have to do it, but from a financial
standpoint it's the best thing," Easlik said. "We will get
the house back at some point."
BECAUSE the Deke shant is a registered historical
building, the fraternity had to receive approval from the
Ann Arbor Historical District Commission before they
could make interior and exterior changes in order to meet
city building codes.
Last night, a potential hurdle to the lease agreement
was overcome when the commission accepted the
However, the commission set up provisions for the
changes, including several which were designed to main-
tain the original character of the woodwork and preserve
the architectural beauty of the building.
THE fraternity plans to finance the approximately
$20,000 worth of renovations throughtabank mortgage,
Easlik said. He said that the revenue generated by the mor-
tgage will also go to improve the Deke fraternity house at
Les Harvey, the Stereo Center's co-owner, said he wants
a "long-term lease" agreement on the Deke shant. Deke
representatives, however, are looking to sign a short term
lease, possibly a five year lease with options for two more
five year periods.
Harvey and his partner, Bill Leber, said they plan to
build a disc shop in the shant which is completely separate
from their current store on E. William. Harvey added that
they would try to "maintain the fun atmosphere" of the
But Deke members expressed sadness at temporarily
losing their shant.
"It's unfortunate that we have to lose control of it. We
had some really good times in it," said Deke David Roden,
an LSA senior.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -
The military said yesterday that
South African troops, who invaded
southern Angola four days ago to at-
tack rebels trying to gain independen-
ce for South-West Africa, should be
out of Angola by the end of the
"The security forces not only suc-
ceeded in disrupting (the guerillas')
logistic lines, but also destroyed large -
amounts of weapons and am-
munition,"asaid military commander
Gen. Constand Viljoen.
In a separate development, Foreign
Minister R.F. Botha acknowledged
yesterday to officials in neighboring
Mozambique that South Africa had
aided Mozambican rebels in defiance
of a peace treaty.
But Botha also said Mozambique
was harboring guerillas fighting to
overthrow South Africa's white
Inside South Africa, police reported
that a black man suffered critical
burns after a mob of several thousand
blacks burned his home near Queen-
stown, about 500 miles south of
Blacksbregularly attack other
blacks seen as collaborators with the
system of apartheid, under which 5
million whites dominate and deny the
vote to 24 million blacks.
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
The Deke shant, used for initiation rituals and parties, may soon house
an Ann Arbor business. The Dekes may lease it out because of high taxes
and other related expenses.
grand finals next spring at the Daytona International
Speedway. Upon hearing the news, Coon said he called
his mother and told her not to worry about the speeding
tickets he has had to pay in recent years - he now has
a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship and the free use of
a 1986 Dodge Daytona for a year.
THE FISH OFF Palm Beach will soon have the
most elegant artificial reef around. Hairdresser
Greg Hauptner, 39, donated his 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver
Shadow coupe as the first item for the county's new ar-
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