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See Weekend Magazine


Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, April 18, 1986


Vol. XCVI-- No. 136

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

draft f
By KERY MURAKAMI proposed code
duct, which w
After more than a year of students' beh
deliberations, the University Council classroom.
yesterday released for discussion THE COUNCI
ideas on how the University should begin work on
deal with violent crimes committed violent crimess
on campus. dalism. They
Councilmembers stressed that they recommend th
are not recommending the allowed to ac
"emergency procedures," but only forms of protest.
putting them forth for input by others Yesterday, t
at the University - including the supporting th
Michigan Student Assembly. The authorities sh
council will re-evaluate these disobedience, w
procedures in the fall before working University's
on a formal recommendation. political protest
The council - which consists of Previously, tl
three students, three faculty mem- waiver in its t
bers, and three administrators - has, procedures will
been working on an alternative to the political dissen

Twelve Pages
or input

of non-academic con-
ould have regulated
havior outside the
IL is now expected to
procedures for non-
such as theft and van-
are not expected to
at the University be
t against non-violent
he council continued
he idea that civil
ould deal with civil
when they limited the
jurisdiction over
he council included a
draft saying: "These
not pertain to acts of
t or civil disobedien-

ce." However, whether an act com-
mitted during a protest is serious
enough to be considered an act of
violence, rather than civil disobedier-
ce was up to the discretion of a
University hearing board.
YESTERDAY, the council announ-
ced "these procedures will not pertain
to violent behavior that occur in con-
junction with acts of political ex-
pression, including civil disobedience,
except where grievous bodily harm or
arson has been intentionally commit-
ted by the actor."
Since it is University policy to have
police on hand during non-violent
protests, Suzanne Cohen, co-
chairperson of the council, said the
University should not handle such in-

Terrorism,, protests follow
U.S. attack of Libya

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Dean Baker, a Rackham graduate student, holds the nameplate for Regent Deane Baker yesterday in the
Fleming building after the Regent meeting. Baker joined about 100 other students in a protest calling for the
University to honor Nelson Mandela, jailed S. African activist.
Regens aydiscuss Mandela

From the Associated Press
Terror struck back against the United States
and its friends on three continents yesterday, in an ex-
plosion of vengeful fury ignited by the American bombing
of Libya.
Terrorists killed three kidnap victims in Lebanon, tried
to blow up an El Al jetliner in London and tossed firebom-
bs at U.S. targets in Tunisia.
IN city after city around the world, angry crowds
swirled around U.S. embassies and screamed
their hatred for "U.S.A. Aggressor."
Bomb-disposal squads scurried around European
capitals in response to threats. American embassy staff
members were preparing to be airlifted out of Sudan. In
Libya itself, nervous Westerners looked desperately for
ways out of the country.
And in Moscow, in a possibly ominous development, the
Soviet Union summoned foreign ambassadors and for-

mally asserted its right to free passage through the seas
and air around Soviet-aligned Libya, a move that might
signal Kremlin intentions to maneuver additional naval
vessels or other military equipment in the tense
THE Reagan administration was clearly braced for fur-
ther shocks. "We are prepared for an increase in
terrorism," White House spokesman Larry Speakes said
in Washingtotn.
But he said the U.S. leadership believes its bombing of
Libyan cities Tuesday will "in the long run...reduce the
risk to Americans" from terror attacks.
In lebanon, retaliation for the U.S., raid was swift and
THE bodies of three kidnap victims - identified as
writer Alec Collett, and teachers Leigh Douglas, and
Philip Padfield, all Britons - were dumped on a highway,
each shot once in the head.
See TERROR, Page 7

Two members of the University's
Board of Regents said in a private
meeting with student leaders last
night that a majority of the board
would favor discussing a review of the
!regents' bylaw that prevents jailed
South African leader Nelson Mandela
from receiving an honorary degree.
The meeting involving regents Paul
Brown (D-Petoskey) and James
Waters (D-Muskegon) to stay in the
Regents Room of the Fleming Ad-
ministration Building, in a vigil for
THE STUDENTS decided to occupy
the room after the regents failed to
act yesterday on the students'
I demands that Mandela by given the

The bylaw prohibits the University
from bestowing a degree on those who
cannot accept them in person. Man-
dela, recognized as a symbol of the
anti-apartheid movement in South
Africa, has been serving a life senten-
ce in a South African prison since 1926
for helping to lead the South African
revolutionary group, the African
National Congress.
"It certainly has to be looked at,"
Waters said of the bylaw.
BUT BOTH Waters and Brown
agreed that it is unlikely that the
regents would be willing to change the
bylaw tomorrow or to make an excep-
tion in the bylaw for Mandela.
Brown said a bylaw change would
not be make lightly and that the board
would probably opt to "follow the

procedures" by setting u a committee
to review the situation.
Brown added the regents would be
unlikely to make an exception for
Mandela because they do not want to
become involved in politics.
"IT'S TERRIBLY important that
an institution not become political.
There's five Democrats and three
Republicans on the board and I don't
think we've ever discussed the party
line or what the Governor thinks," he
"Can you really preserve the
quality of a great university if you get
caught up in issue after issue of a
political nature that does not directly
deal with academic freedom,
education, or research," *Brown

Frye gives last budget report

highest 111
The University now employs the
largest black faculty in the Big Ten,
according to Virginia Nordby, direc-
tor of the Office of Affirmative Action.
In addition, this week's annual
report on affirmative action disclosed
that the University has the highest
number and percentage (11.1%) of
female senior faculty members ever
on the Ann Arbor campus.
THE REPORT, which monitors
faculty ratios but does not provide
specific recommendations, will be
presented to the Board of Regents
"The University is way ahead of the
Big Ten in increases in minority
faculty," Nordby said yesterday. She

In his last budget report as the University's vice
president for academic affairs, Billy Frye yesterday
presented the Board of Regents with a budget model that
would increase tuition next year by 15 percent.
Frye stressed that the model was "speculative." He
cited the 15 percent figure as the amount the University
would need to fill the gap between this year's state ap-
propriation and what the University needs to maintain
quality and meet restoration needs in libraries and other
campus buildings.
The model that budgeted a 15 percent tuition increase
assumed that the state Legislature will not increase Gov.
James Blanchard's proposal to allocate the $222 million to
the University this year. The University says it needs at
least $14 million more to continue to compete with the best
collegs and universities and hold the line on tuition.
r ANOTHER model, based on an 8 percent tuition in-
Top TAs

crease, would only meet minimal maintenance needs.
Frye last week predicted. that this year's tuition in-
crease will stay under 10 percent, though he emphasized
that some increase is inevitable. Gov. Blanchard is urging
all state universities to keep tuition increases under the
five percent inflation level.
During his tenure at the University, Frye led the "five-
year plan" which reallocated funds to high priority areas
of the University, such as engineering.
"The faculty and administration may have to face some
very uncomfortable decisions on that," he said.
WHILE University Vice President for State Relations
Richard Kennedy said the exact appropriations from the
state remained unclear, he suspects the final amount will
be close to what Blanchard recommended last January.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) criticized the state's
apparent low commitment to education.

Poet speaks Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Dennis Brutus, an exiled South African poet, speaks to about 100 people in
the Regents conference room last night about divestment and apartheid.
See story, Page 2.

philosophy; Hugh McGuiness, biological science; and

philosophy; Hugh McGuiness, biological science; and
Richard Sax, English language and literature.
Through the nose
F EDERAL WORKER Andrew Crawford says he is
nnt wnrried dhaot the bill he inut got fnm the In-

Down the drain
A MAN WHO lived for nine months in a storm
drain was evicted from the sewers by authorities
after people complained about him popping in and out
of a manhole a block from his subterranean dwelling.
Can T - i ..ctp t urr+ rc nnr- nnlin c otl.-rn .

SET-ASIDES: Opinion approves federal support
of the set-aside programs. See Page 4.




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