The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 6, 1986- Page
Transfer students have no regrets
By KELLY McNEIL
LSA sophomore Anne Vanden
Belt transferred to the University of
Michigan from Princeton
University because "Princeton was
too small, too snobby, and too
conservative." She also said she
was attracted to the entertainment
and volunteer opportunities in Ann
Like Vanden Belt, most transfer
students seem to have found their
niche at the University. Whether
they transferred for academic reasons
or for the diversity the University
offers, many are happy they did.
OF THE 21,981 undergraduates
at the University in Fall 1985,
4,405 were new freshmen, 1,235
were new transfer students, 865
were transfers from other University
campuses, and 240 were readmitted
to the University.
Associate Director of
Admissions Monique Washington
said admission requirements for
transfer applicants are different than
those for freshman applicants.
Sophomore transfer students are
admitted on the basis of their grade
point average and the types of
courses they took at their previous
Because sophomore transfers
have only attended one year of
college, their high school record and
college entrance exams are also
considered. The high school record
plays a "less significant role" for
junior transfer students because they
have had two years of college,
"EACH SCHOOL and
college is autonomous in terms of
Washington said. For example, the
business school and the School of
Education only accept transfer
applicants with junior standing.
Other schools, such as the School
of Art and the School of Music,
accept both sophomores and
Many transfer students say they
were attracted to the University
because of its prestige and the
variety of programs offered, but
some criticized the red tape and the
LSA senior Charles Korsal, who
transferred here from Grand Rapids
Junior College in his junior year to
study Japanese, said he has trouble
finishing tests here.
Art School junior Tim Snow
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said has "no regrets at all." He
finds the University more
interesting and more diverse than
Calvin College in Grand Rapids.
The University "has everything I
want for an undergraduate program,"
LSA sophomores Tom Spitzer
and Peter Berman also say they
made the right choice by
transferring to the University.
Berman said the University is "300
percent more organized" than
Northeastern University in Boston.
To him, "CRISP is a breeze!"
Spitzer was attracted to the
University's low cost compared to
Brandeis University, his old school,
and thinks the psychology
department is better here.
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Company may fire worker
for reporting safety faults
WASHINGTON (AP)-A com-
pany may fire an individual under
-the nation's labor relations laws for
.reporting violations of federal safety
%,statutes to the government, the
:National Labor Relations Board said
:,The NLRB upheld its1984
.decision dismissing a complaint by
'a non-union Michigan truck driver
-who claimed he was fired illegally
under the Taft-Hartley Act for
* arranging an inspection of his rig
after it-was involved in an accident
because of malfunctioning brakes.
THE U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia lacy
year ordered the NLRB to reconsider
the case. In a 2-1 decision, the court
said the agency erred in stating that
the Taft-Hartley law restricts
"concerted activity" to only those
actions engaged in with or on
behalf of other employees.
In its ruling yesterday, that
NLRB officials said will likely
reach the Supreme Court, the board
agreed that its narrow definition of
concerted activity is not mandated
by the 1947 law.
But it said its definition is a
discretionary "reasonable construc-
tion" because the law is aimed at
protecting collective actions by
workers rather than activities
"solely by and on behalf of" an
The board said the truck driver,
Kenneth Prill, was not protected
from being fired by Meyers
Industries Inc. of Tecumseh, Mich..
"Although we may be outraged
by a respondent who may have
imperiled public safety, we are not
empowered to correct all im-
morality or illegality arising under
all federal and state statutes," the
Porn shop owner files lawsuit
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Whitman, who owns the Danish
I4pws bookstore on Fourth Avenue,
dpened his store in April 1980
dutside the area zoned by the city in
1978 for stores carrying "adult"
material. The Danish News was
dlosed by the city two weeks after it
WHITMAN defied the 1980
court ruling and opened his store in
September 1982 for 19 days.
After a Court of Appeals ruled
his sentence because the contempt
of court sentence is unrelated to the
city's case against him.
Washtenaw County Circuit
Court Judge Patrick Conlin ordered
Whitman to report to jail by Sept.
26 to complete his sentence. On
Sept. 25, Whitman filed a Civil
Rights lawsuit against 21
individuals, including Laidlaw,
Conlin, former city
councilmembers, and the city.
He will not be ordered to return
I knew I was going to be framed. In my business
you can either lay down or stand up, and I stand up.'
-Terry Whitman, owner of the
Danish News bookstore
Edward Hood, a city councilmember
between 1979 and1983.
"I DON'T know him at all,"
said Earl Greene, a city
councilmember between 1976
and1982. But he added that
Whitman's present case is
unjustified and that the 1978 city
council was aimed at restricting
adult bookstores to certain
locations, not putting them out of
business. "It was our feeling to
keep the zoning in such a way as to
keep adult bookstores in one area,
instead of causing a blight to the
whole community," he said.
Whitman currently owns seven
bookstores, three massage parlors,
and six movie arcades in Michigan.
From his residence in Perry, near
Lansing, Whitman said this six and
a half year legal controversy is the
result of an effort by the city to
violate his civil rights.
In his lawsuit, Whitman charges
that officials violated his rights 62
times. Whitman said some of these
violations were passing of
unconstitutional zoning law in
1978, illegally revoking his
occupancy permit, and depriving
him of a fast trial.
In reference to these allegations,
Laidlaw said: "All of his
claims...have gone to court many
times...and there has never been a
finding by anybody that the City of
Ann Arbor violated his civil
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tIat the city had made a technical
error in its 1978 zoning law, the
city's case against Whitman was
thrown out. Because Whitman's,
bookstore was established before
zoning laws were changed, to
conform to state law in May 1980,
ho was granted permission to keep
tle bookstore open until his lease
For each day Whitman kept his
store open in 1982 in defiance of
the 1980 court order, he was ordered
to spend one day in jail. He served
two of those days in jail in 1982
and three last week, but still has 14
left, even though the Court of
Appeals threw out the city's case
WHITMAN claims he does
not have to serve the 14 days since
the city's case against him was
overturned, but City Attorney Bruce
Laidlaw said Whitman must serve
to jail until Newblatt rules on
whether the city violated
Whitman's civil rights in the city's
original case against him.
"THEY'RE pretty silly,"
Laidlaw said of the charges in
Whitman's lawsuit. "He sued a
city official who has been dead for
three or four years."
Laidlaw predicts that most of
Whitman's charges will be thrown
out of court because under the
Statute of Limitations, no one can
be sued for acts committed more
than three years ago. In addition,
Laidlaw said, Whitman is suing
Ann Arbor officials who weren't
even in office at the time of the
Most of the defendants named in
Whitman's civil rights lawsuit
don't remember dealing with him.
"I don't recall ever having any
coitact with this individual," said
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