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Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 12, 1986


4/ol. XCVII - No. 50

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ten Pages

U' prof
in plane
A University physics professor
is in critical but stable condition
after his private plane crashed into
Lake St. Clair yesterday morning.
William Williams, 49, and his
wife Shelly were taken to Bicounty
Hospital in Warren,-Mich. after the
Coast Guard pulled them out of the
lake shortly after 8 a.m. Prof.
Williams, the associate dean for
research in LSA, is suffering from
hypothermia. Mrs. Williams is in
fair condition.
Feldman, a member of the rescue
team, said the Williams's floated in
the 47 degree water for about half
an hour before the rescuers arrived.
The couple, flying a single-.
engine Cessna 182, left Ann Arbor
airport about 7 a.m., before the
control tower opened, on a trip to
New Haven, Conn.
Feldman said ice formed on the
plane's carburetor, cutting off fuel
to the engine. The plane went down
on the Canadian side of Lake St.
Clair, about 15 miles southeast of
Selfridge Air National Guard Base,
which is near Mt. Clemens.
FELDMAN said the rescuers at
See PROF'S, Page 5




University faculty members,
students, and administrators faced
off last night in an emotional
showdown over the University's
policy covering the $150 million in
research that goes on here every
Those in favor of retaining the
"end-use" clause, which prohibits
research that can kill or maim
human beings - and is in the
current guidelines for classified
research - fear that the amount of
military research done at the
University would rise dramatically
if the clause were eliminated.
OTHERS FEEL that the
clause is not necessary because it
either limits academic freedom or it
is not required to preserve openness
among the University community.
Openness, as prescribed in the
majority report released by an ad
hoc committee which reviewed the
current guidelines, normally means
that all research results be made
publishable one year after the
sponsor's funding period has ended.
The majority report "virtually
bans classified research," according
to committee member Rebecca
Besides the openness factor, the

majority report allows researchers
to have access to classified
documents, but the results must be
published five years after the
funding period has ended.
IT ALSO requires that research
contracts be made available for
public inspection, which, according
to Eisenberg, makes the current
review panels - the Research
Policies Committee and the

assessment, though, including
Michigan Student Assembly
military research advisor Ingrid
Kock, who said the review panels
are necessary because their
elimination "removes faculty and
students from the decision-making
IN THE proposed guidelines,
department heads, deans, and the
Division of Research and

'I have the same foals of those who oppose military
research-I don t want a nuclear winter-but I
believe in a strong defense to accomplish that goal.'
-Mark Jaffe, engineering student

Classified Review Panel -
obsolete. The ad hoc committee
feels that the availability will serve
as the enforcement mechanism.
"The current regulations on
classified research fail the openness
test, and the proposals of the
majority report meet the standards
of other universities," said
Not everyone agrees with this

Development Administration make
the ultimate decision about any
project that violates the rules. The
current guidelines leave these
decisions up to the review 'panels
and the Vice President for Research.
The proposed guidelines are
currently being reviewed by campus
groups such as MSA and the
Research Policies Committee.
See 'U', Page 2

Remembering Associated Press
An unidentified man leans against the black granite Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, D.C. yesterday, seemingly in grief. The man
was one of many people who visited the memorial on Veterans Day.

the Un

Handicap servi
By BRIAN BONET adding that she plans to make the
University's Office of Disabled University's services "fully functional
t Services has appointed a new and more operative."
r, filling a position that has been Roselle Wilson, assistant to the vice
for 14 months. president for student services, said,
lys Topp, director of both the "We're really happy to have her accept
Center and Handicapped Student the position. There's a real depth of
es at Hope College in Holland, experience that Ms. Topp can bring to
will assume the post Dec. 3. the University."
E NEW YORK Times has Topp, who had her right leg and hip
d Hope College's program "the amputated due to a rare form of cancer,
jewel for the handicapped." "My has worked at Hope College for eight
is to have a program as good at years. She has been the director of the
iversity of Michigan," said Topp, college's Handicapped Student Services


es fills year-old
since 1981 and was the assistant director aspect of the program," she said.
for Handicapped Student Services at The University's Office of Di
California State University from Student Services has been ru
January 1975 to June 1978. temporary appointees since the
TOPP CREDITS her success in director left in August 1985. D
dealing with disabled students her this time, the quality of service ha
personal experience and her college gone down, "but we were not a
education, which focused on take new initiatives, design
communication studies. programs, or formalize exi
As a result of the appointment, linkages," Wilson said.
Wilson is expecting notable TOPP SAID, "When I kne
improvement in the quality of services position was open a year ago
offered to disabled students. "We are timing wasn't right." But when sh
anticipating improvements in every what disabled students were

un by
e last
as not
ble to
w the
o, the
e saw

through without a director and that the
post was still open a year later, she
decided to apply.
"The need was there as far as the
University was concerned, and my
interest was there," said Topp.
Wilson said it took the University so
long to find a new director because the
salary is lower than salaries for similar
~positions at other colleges. One
applicant was offered the position last
summer, but rejected the offer because
See NEW, Page 5

Students at Brown
to vote on Reagan
impeachment plan

Students at Brown University
will vote today and tomorrow on
whether to endorse a proposal to
impeach President Reagan for
alleged violations of U.S. and
Winternational law.
A group called Students for
Ethical Government recently
gathered more than the 500
signatures required to place the
issue on Brown's student ballot. In
a statement released last week, the
group charged that the Reagan
administration has disobeyed
specific congressional orders in an
attempt to overthrow the
Nicaraguan government.
Reagan approved a disinformation
campaign to mislead the American
media on U.S. relations with
Students for Ethical Govern-
ment's most serious claim is that
the Reagan administration is hiding
critical information about the
Korean Airlines crash in 1983,

which killed 269 people. The group
recruited retired State Department
official John Keppel, who is
investigating the matter, to speak
on the issue.
Keppel told a standing-room-
only crowd Monday night that the
plane, which was shot down by
Russian warplanes after it wandered
into Soviet airspace, was actually a
spy plane-as the Soviets
charged-and that the Reagan
administration approved the spy
John Bonifaz, the founder of
Students for Ethical Government,
said the size of the turnout is
evidence that the Brown community
is taking the impeachment issue
HOWARD VINN, a well-
known legal historian and political
science professor at Boston
University, endorsed the
impeachment proposal during a
speech yesterday and said he shared
the group's opinion that the Reagan
See BROWN, Page 2

Winter fashion
Yesterday's chilly temperatures
forced students to break out their
winter wear for the first time this
fall. LSA senior John Hanlon, above,
wards off the cold with a genuine
racoon cap he bought in Toronto.
LSA sophomore David Soliz, upper
left, relies on an orange hunting cap
to keep the frosty air from nipping
his ears. But Magir Shir, lower left,
a staff member of the University's
biology department, seems oblivious
to the frigid temperatures as he
munches on an ice cream cone.
Temperatures are expected to be
even colder today, but will rise by
Friday, according to the National
Weather Service.
Doily Photos by PETE ROSS

'U' will
The University will participater
in a group or 12 major publicf
universities created to improve the
quality of undergraduate education,c
an administration spokeswomanl
said yesterday.
The creation of the group, thee
"Alliance for Undergraduate
Education," was announced yester-
day at a meeting of the National
Association of State Universities
and Land Grant Colleges in !
Phoenix, Ariz.
THE ALLIANCE will serve
as a forum for ideas aboutt
undergraduate education, according
to Robin Jacoby, the University's
representative to the group and
assistant to the vice president for1
academic affairs.l
Jacoby said the exact nature of
the group has not yet been T
determined, but she assumed the
organization would identify
important issues and then set up
task forces to discuss them.t



The member universities would
have their choice of which task
forces to join, but Jacoby said the
group probably could make any
decisions mandating action by other
ever, could be prompted to imitate
other participants' policies. Jacoby
speculated that one such change
could be the creation of a
University post to oversee all
undergraduate education.
The idea for the alliance began at
Pennsylvania State University and
the University of Minnesota 18
months ago, said Jacoby, and then
progressed last summer. Other
members include Ohio State
University, the University of
Illinois, the University of
Wisconsin at Madison, and the
University of California at

The Associated Press contributed
to this story.

1urkeys are the focus of much attention this
month, with the big feast and all. Although the


runners can enter at the CCRB, NCRB, or IMSB
for $1. dollar..
Matchmaker, matchmaker
T he advent of a new dating service took the
campus by surprise last week in a Daily classified
ad, offering free matchmaking services to anyone

expect any response, but Evan does," Selinger
said. If they receive no response, they plan on
dropping the idea. It seems that Selinger has been
receiving flak from the ad because his address was
listed. "People from down the hall will come to
my room asking if I really put that ad in the paper.
They aren't too ready to believe we actually did."


POLITICAL FORUM: Opinion says MSA should
take responsibility for its actions. See
Page 4.




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