The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 10, 1985 - Page 3
RSG resolution opposes
classified research at 'U'
By ROB EARLE
The Rackham Student Government
unanimously adopted last night a
resolution calling for a complete end
to classified research at the Univer-
RSG voted 10-0 in favor of the
resolution, which opposes classified
research on campus, whatever the
findings of the ad hoc committee
studying possible changes in the
THE PRESENT University
guidelines governing classified
research, which were adopted in 1972,
forbid research that cannot be
published openly, and that may
threaten human life.
The resolution follows similar op-
position to classified research on
campus expressed by the Michigan
Student Assembly, and by the Univer-
sity community last Thursday at a
public meeting of the ad hoc commit-
tee. Previous opponents have suppor-
ted the current guidelines, however,
making RSG the first organization to
come out against any
"THE POINT is to put us on record
as being opposed to any sort of change
in the classified research guidelines,"
said Dean Baker, president of RSG.
"Academic research has to be free
of censorship," he said, adding that
"the University has to be leading the
fight against this kind of censorship."
"We're prepared to stand by the
resolution as an absolute principle of
the way the University should be
governed," Baker said.
THE RESOLUTION reads:
"Resolved: that the Rackham
Student Government is fully commit-
ted to ensuring that all research that
takes place at the University. of
Michigan is entirely open and
available to public scrutiny, regar-
dless of whatever guidelines per-
taining to classified research the
University may choose to adopt."
RSG agreed to send copies of the
resolution to members of the ad hoc
committee, members of the Board of
Regents, and University President
RSG also decided to investigate the
possibility of holding its elections in
conjunction with those of MSA.
While issues such as the cost-
splitting with MSA and the need for
twice-annual elections still had to be
decided, members hoped that holding
RSG elections with MSA would in-
crease voter turn-out. Less than one-
half of one percent of the eligible
Rackham students voted in the last
In other action, RSG voted to
,remove member Mike Heney for
reason of chronic absences. RSG
bylaws require a member be removed
after missing three meetings unex-
Daily Photo by JAE KIM
The Washtenaw chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a vigil in front of the Federal Bldg. as part of
an annual nationwide effort to remember victims of drunk driving.
Strike at health food distributor
will not leave Ann Arb
By JOSEPH PIGOTT
Health food lovers, fear not! A
strike at Midwest Natural Foods
Distributors Inc. will have little effect
on Ann Arbor health food retailers'
Leo Fox, owner of Arbor Farms
market, said, "I expect to have the
products on the shelves as usual,
because we have an adequate number
of alternative suppliers."
TEAMSTERS local 377 represen-
tative Steven Beech said that the 31
workers decided to strike Sunday
night because they felt they deserved
a higher raise than the 45 cents over
three years that the food distributor
"We believe that the company is
doing well enough to give us just
that," added Beech. "They also wan-
ted to limit new workers' wages to six
and a quarter, which would sent all
the older workers out the door."
Company president Steven Gior-
dano said he hopes that theworkers
would accept his contract and resume
"IF WORSE comes to worse, we
will try to replace them with other
people. We can replace them, and if
we must, we will replace them,"
This is not the first time that this
Teamsters local has gone on strike.
"They went on a wild-cat five or six
years ago over parking privileges,"
"They wanted a place to smoke pot,
and we wouldn't give it to them," he
Minority students form group for change
(Continued from Page 1) aren't really going to the base of the of the group see this as an example of
minority groups. problems," said Goto. a "breakdown of support for
"The sooner we can disband the bet- "By just getting more minorities to minorities" that they are trying to
ter...our purpose is production the University, they can't expect to combat.
toward unity," Goto said. give an image of sensitivity to Although this informal group is
"Byar tyn Gto fgrouwhwemnrtsGtosaid. , comprised of four different
'By trying to figure out why we minorpast, The quality of life has to be im- minorities, they are discovering that
we hoe to break the current misun- proved if the University wants to they have many common needs. "A
e ta t nmake this a better place for lot of people don't really know why we
derstanding that exists between norities Sanchz ad. 'need a common ground," said Paul
minorities, Gotocadded. m WHATEVER THEIR ethnic origin Kim, an active member of the Asian
THIS GROUP, which is composed American Association. But in order to
of representatives from the Black, these minorities representatives feelAmrcnsoiao.Buinrdrt
Asian, Hispanic, and Native- that the University's policies have effectively combat these controver-
American population, arose from the been unfair. According to Goto, an sial policies, minority groups need to
need for more minority student in- example of this is the University s unite, according to Kim.
volvement. handling of the Trotter House. "A lot of it is just brain storming,"
Ideally the Minority Affairs Council The Trotter House has traditionally Kim said.
should provide the representation and been open to any minority group and
unity that this group is striving for, was controlled by Minority Student -
according to Goto and Sanchez. But Services until the beginning of this
they agree that this is not happening. year. At that time, the control of the
"The Minority Affairs Council house was switched to housing for
(MAC) wasn't fulfilling our needs, fncse ass.hGoto fes that t If you've ever dream
and through our efforts we hope tofTrcte os ool ethaa a, s
take advantage of the activities and Trotter House would be much of an airplane, this
potential that it offers," Goto said. stronger under one roof. it's really like.
GOTO AND Sanchez agree that the "Now that housing has control of it,
nature of the University's policies are the emphasis for minority housing A Marine Corps p
dividing minority groups. Their will inevitably be lost so the univer- can take you up for
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Prisoners of Conscience, a movie about Amnesty International's efforts .
to free political prisoners will be shown tonight as part of a program
celebrating International Human Rights Day. The program, com-
memorating the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration on
Human Rights, also includes four guest speakers, and will begin at 7:30
p.m., in the Kuentzal room of the Union.
Michigan Theater Foundation - Young Frankenstein, 8 p.m.,
Near East and North African Studies - Sallah, Pt. II noon, Viewing
Bird of Paradise - Bill Heid Trio, 207 S. Ashley.
School of Music - Improvisation Concert, organ, 8 p.m., Studio 2110;
Chamber Winds, 8 p.m., McIntosh Theater; recital, piano department, 8
p.m., Recital Hall.
Chemistry - Kirk Frye, "Applications of PET," 12:30 p.m., room 3003,
Chemistry - Amos B. Smith, III, "Synthesis of Architecturally In-
teresting Natural Products," 4 p.m., room 1300, Chemistry Bldg.
Chinese Studies - Brown bag lecture, Heidi Ross, "Foreign Language
Schools in China: An Ethnographic Account of the Shangai Foreign
Language School," noon, Commons room, Lane Hall.
Rudolph Steiner Institute - E. Katz, "The two Jesus children and the
one Christ," 8p.m., 1923 Geddes Avenue.
Gay Liberation - Action Against AIDS, 7 p.m., Main floor, League.
Geology - AGU meeting, 4 p.m., room 2501, CC Little Bldg.