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Ninety-six Years of Editorial Freedom


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Vol. XCVI-- No. 1

Copyright 195
The Michigan Doily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, September 5, 1985

Eighty-two Pages

to rise
For the second year in a row,
minority student enrollment at the
University is expected to rise, despite
a nationwide trend of decreasing
minority enrollment.
Following eight years of
decreasing enrollment at the Univer-
sity, black student enrollment finally
rose last year, from 4.9 percent in the
1983-84 school year to 5.1 percent in
1984-85. Hispanic, Asian, and Native
American enrollment also increased.
MONIQUE Washington, assistant
director of admissions, said she is
"expecting a modest increase in
enrollment like last year," in this
year's minority figures, although
exact numbers will not be released
until the fall.
Although the numbers look good, of-
ficials say the University still has a
long way to go to reach its goals.
"I think that we still have a lot to
do," said Niara Sudarkasa, associate
vice president for academic affairs.
Efforts must include reaching out to
prospective students and increased
faculty involvement with minority
students, she said.
"WE NEED to be more rigorous in
seeking out minority students," added
Bob Holmes, associate vice president
for academic affairs.
Last year, Hispanic students com-
prised 1.7 percent of the student body,
while Native American enrollment
was 0.4 percent. Asian students, while
not considered an under-represented
minority, accounted for 4 percent of
.the student population, bringing total
minority enrollment to 11.3 percent.
Ron Aramaki, the Asian represen-
tative in Minority Student Services,
said that if the trend for Asian studen-
ts continues, enrollment for that
group should jump from last year's
1,200 students to 1,400 or 1,450 this
ONE WAY the University has tried
to attract minority students has been
through the appointment two years
ago of Sudarkasa, who oversees
minority recruitment and retention.
"The appointment focuses people's
See 'U', Page 6






James Picozzi, the former Univer-
sity law student accused of setting fire
to his law quad room in 1983, has won
a significant part of his suit against
the University.
Picozzi is still seeking $9 million in
damages from the University, but he
has received a letter of good standing
from law school Dean Terrance San-
dalow after being cleared of the
charges made against him.
PICOZZI'S federal court suit,
calling for both reparations, prom-
pted a hearing last spring before local
attorney Robert Guenzel. He was
mutually appointed by the University
and Picozzi.
After five months of deliberation,
Guenzel decided Aug. 22 that the
University had not, "by clear and
convincing evidence, established that
Picozzi started the fire."
The fire occured March 8, 1983.
Picozzi never returned to the Univer-
sity after treatment for injuries from
the fire. Law school officials accused
Picozzi of setting the fire so that he

could later blame classmates who he
said had been harassing him.
Claiming harassment from fellow
students, they argued, would make it
easier for Picozzi, or any law student,
to transfer schools.
BUT IN HIS ruling, Guenzel wrote,
"It is possible, and maybe even
probably, that Picozzi started the fire
in a desperate attempt to gain admit-
tance to Yale Law School, but I do not
think it is highly probable."
As a result, Guenzel ordered San-
dalow to write the letter of good stan-
ding that Picozzi had requested along
with the settlement for damages in his
suit, biled in Aug. 1984. Picozzi argued
that the letter would help him transfer
to another law school.
The issue of whether the University
should also provide Picozzi with
money for damages will be taken up
in federal court, though the date has
not been set yet.
"I'M HAPPY with the opinion in
that Mr. Guenzel wrote a very careful
decision," Picozzi said. He added that
See ARSON, Page 13

Pell Grant recipients
get award increase

University students who were
awarded Pell Grants got a surprise of
between $100 and $150 more than they
were awarded last spring, said Har-
vey Grotrian, the University director
of financial aid.
The gift is courtesy of the U.S.
Congress, which decided last fall to
raise the maximum Pell Grant awar-
ds from $1,900 to $2,100. The money to
cover the increase was not allocated
until July, so the financial aid office

didn't award any grants over $1,900.
IN JULY , the House and Senate
allocated the extra $810 million
dollars to the program, and the finan-
cial aid office adjusted the awards.
Lynn Borset, assistant director of
financial aid, said the office had to
start notifying people of th7: awards
in March and decided to
"play it safe" because it was unclear
how much money would be allocated
in July.
But with the increase in funds, Bor-
See PELL, Page 10

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The University will appeal a recent
court decision upholding a state law
which requires state colleges to divest
themselves of investments in com-
panies with holdings in South Africa.
The appeal which is expected to be
filed next week with the Michigan
Court of Appeals, is the University's
latest effort to challenge the state law
designed to combat apartheid.
Judge Caroline Stell ruled last month
against the University's claim that
the law violated the University's con-
stitutional autonomy from the state.

At stake in the appeal is about $5.5
million in investments remaining
from about $50 million in investments
the University once held.
The University divested about 90
percent of those investments in 1983,
but kept stocks in companies
headquartered in Michigan or with
large numbers of employees in the
state as a base for its suit filed that
These companies are Dow
Chemical, General Electric, General
Motors Corp., IBM Corp., and Min-
nesota Mining and Manufacturing.
See 'U,' Page 10

U .

Council drafts code alternative

r 'Ufezes in-state tuitionagain

Bowing to pressure from state legislators, the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents last month voted for the second
year in a row to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates,
but raise tuition for all other University students.
The regents' decision to freeze in-state tuition came af-
ter state leaders, including Gov. James Blanchard,
threatened in July to veto increases in state appropriatons
to higher education unless Michigan's colleges and
universities kept tuition at last year's levels.
TUITION FOR in-state freshmen and sophomores
remains at $1,086 per term, while tuition for juniors and
seniors remains at $1,214 per term, as a result of the
regents' 6-1 vote.
But out-of--state undergraduates face an 8 percent in-
crease, hiking underclassmen tuition to $3,634 per term
and upperclassmen fees to $3,910 per term.
Rackham students were dealt an 8 percent tuition hike
also, and students in the University's medical, law, and
business schools will see 9.9, 9.5, and 11 percent increases
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STUDENTS IN these schools face a greater increase
because they can expect to receive higher salaries than
Rackham students upon graduation, said Billy Frye, the
University's vice president for academic affairs and
Each student will pay $60.25 per health services as well,
a $4 increase over last year.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor), who voted against
the tuition freeze, criticized the plan, saying "The
decision (to freeze tuition) was largely a political
BAKER SAID the University should not be involved in
state politics. "All governors want to be reelected and all
of us understand his desire for re-election. However, I
respectfully recommend that he not use pubic higher
education and the independent university system as a foil
for his re-election campaign," he read from a prepared
"The University should be the beneficiary of the
political process, not a primary participant," Baker ad-
See 'U,' Page 13

The code - a proposal to govern
students' behavior outside the
classroom - is dead, at least for now.
A year ago, students and ad-
ministrators were gearing up for a
battle over the code. Students said the
code was an attempt to control
students' private and political lives,
while administrators said the code
was necessary to protect the Univer-
sity community from a few
CODE" stickers around campus, held
demonstrations and forums, and
hired an airplane to fly around
Michigan Stadium on a football
Saturday with the message, "Studen-
ts Unite --Dump the Code."
But suddenly, in November, 1984,
the fight recessed to a room on the
third floor of the Michigan Union.
University President Harold Shapiro,
after months of "talking about
whether to talk," had had enough, so
he returned the code to its original
promulgators: the University Coun-
* The council, a nine-member panel
consisting of three students, three
faculty members, and three ad-
ministrators, is authorized by a Board
of Regents bylaw to formulate rules to
govern the University community.
NOW, SEVEN months after the
council's first meeting, it is unclear
what type of document will emerge,
but a comprehensive code seems to be
out of the question.

'The whole point of our system is to
protect the University community, not
punish the accused.'
- Prof. Ann Hartman

The regents and the administration.
have ultimate authority over the code,
so they could eventually pass
whatever type of code they want. But
for now, they seem content to wait and
see what the University Council
Exactly what the council can do to
satisfy students, faculty, and ad-
ministrators is unclear. The council;
seems to be moving toward consensus
on emergency procedures for dealing
with violent behavior, but less serious
offenses, such as vandalism, haven't
even been discussed.
THE COUNCIL unveiled its first
carefully developed idea in July in a
3 -page outline of procedures
designed to keep dangerous students,
off campus.
The document appears to be an ef-
fort to address administrators'
demands for a way to protect mem-
bers of the University community.
The procedures are designed "with
only one purpose in mind: to protect
the University community from
violence," the document states.
Social work Prof. Ann Hartman, a

faculty representative on the council,
said, "The whole point of our system
is to protect the University com-
munity, not punish the accused." The
original code was designed to punish
the offender.
UNDER THE new plan, a central
coordinator would decide whether
"emergency restrictions" - on class
attendance or presence in certain
buildings, for example - should be
imposed upon someone accused of a
violent offense pending a formal
The hearing would take place within
two weeks of the alleged offense, and
would "determine what, if any,
danger of violence continues and what
minimum set of restrictions will en-
sure the safety of the University
community," according to the
The procedure is designed to be
used only in extraordinary situations,
but its fairness has been questioned.
One of the most serious potential
problems is that a student who is
acquitted by the civil courts may be
See NEW, Page 11

A classic arrival
OES COKE by any other name sell the
same?" is a question Ann Arbor storekeepers
are asking about the reappearance of Coca-Cola
Classic on shop shelves this week. Some merchants

Coca-Cola Classic. But across campus at Marshall's
on State Street, where the soda was reintroduced
Tuesday afternoon, sales have been dim. "It's only
been in the store an hour, and we don't have a sign up
or anything so we haven't sold that much of it," said
assistant manager Loren Heider. "We should put a
sign up," she added, waving a felt tip pen. But her

UNIVERSITY: The students, the faculty, the
administration. See section B.
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