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"Young students are young
people and they make mistakes," he
said. The harsh discipline "can
discourage people from using the
Cohen and the two students
wrote to the appeal board of the
Academic Judiciary, appealing for
clemency. According to Cohen, the
two students told him the appeal
board revoked their suspension and
replaced it with an English class.
They must still take the ethics
COHEN NOW describes his
attitude toward the board as one of
"puzzlement." "I don't know why
they're taking an English course.
What does that have to do with
'I don't see the relevance of it at
all. The problem was not that
people didn't know how to write,"
he said. Cohen said he will wait to
hear the appeal board's reasoning
for, the punishment before he

policy pos
decides if he will bypass the board
on similar cases in the future. "I
don't know their reasoning well
enough to see if it works."
One student, who requested that
he not be identified, said he will be
suspended next term for plagiar-
izing. He thinks the punishment is
too harsh. He was brought before
the board for turning in a paper he
co-wrote with a friend.
"I GOT the feeling (the board)
was interested in doing what is
right, and if they were allowed to do
what they wanted, I wouldn't have
been suspended," he said.
But because he was convicted of
a "major infraction," the board had
to suspend him. "Whether they feel
that the punishment fits the crime,
they had no choice," he said.
The student does not feel that all
students should be brought before
the board for the same infraction. "I
feel bad because I was screwed over.
But just because I was screwed over
doesn't mean (others) should be


hs problems
screwed over. What they (the people
not brought before the board) got
was probably justice."
NISSEN, however, thinks the
rules that "lock in" punishment for
particular offenses may encourage
justice, not prevent it. About 10
years ago, the board had free range
in assigning the penalty.
"You can imagine the un-
evenness that occurred," he said.
"The composition of the hearing
board is constantly shifting,
constantly changing." One board
would issue a mild penalty, while
another one would issue a
"About every third case, I'd get a
blistering letter from a professor"
complaining about the incon-
sistency of the board and saying he
or she would never use it again,
said Nissen. "We had to do
something to put a little more
equity into the decisions."
believe the mandatory punishments
are too severe.
"Generally, I personally don't
think it's too harsh. This is a
community of scholars...(One
must) adhere to a code of the
highest personal standards of
behavior. If there is a wrongdoing,
they must face punishment," said

for profs
Nissen pointed out that students
can appeal their punishment if it is
too harsh. In the past three years,
five of 14 suspensions have been
revoked by the appeals board. In
one case, a student had a
scholarship that was contingent on
staying in school. The student
appealed the suspension and won.
self one of the more liberal
members of the board, but he does
not think the punishments doled
out are too harsh, even for first-
time offenders. "He did commit the
offense and he has to pay the price,"
he said.
Though Nissen encourages all
faculty members to bring their
cases to the board, "There is no way
that I know of that you can force
the instructor to bring it to the
He notes that this is not a
problem peculiar to the Univer-
sity's justice system. "Look at
consistency in the public domain.
You can't force somebody to report
a crime."
"I don't think there is any
system that's ideal," he said. But "I
think for the most part the
punishments are just."



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relocate in120 days - the advance
notice currently required - because
of a change from rental housing.
Giving them a year's notice would
enable them to search thoroughly
for other alternatives to rental
housing in Ann Arbor's tight
housing market.
Lowell Peterson (D- First Ward)
supported the ordinance, saying it
would allow the city to plan for the
impact of people forced out of their
housing because of rental changes.
The council, however, tabled the
plan because it saw inconsistencies
and vague areas within the
ordinance. Although the proposal
gave residents in low-income
housing a year to make plans, it
didn't provide for any alternate
housing. Developers objected to the
city's intrusion with the rental
market, and said the ordinance may
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violate the state Condominium
Conversion Act.
"We never pretended this would
be a solution toraffordable housing
problems," said councilmember
Kathy Edgren (D-Fifth Ward). 'This
is the most we could do legally."
Councilmember Dick Deem (R-
Second Ward) said he was reluctant
to vote for the ordinance because it
would have a serious impact on the
city if it caused legal problems and
planning problems within the city.
Jeanette Middleton (R- Third
Ward) said, "We need further legal
clarification. I would hate to see the
city getting involved in a big
The discussion of the ordinance
followed a presentation for Home-
less Awareness Week. The council
passed a resolution introduced by
Mayor Ed Pierce to support the
awareness week.
"The chances of finding indepen-
dent lodging in a place like Ann
Arbor are almost negligible," said
Pierce. "So the fault lies with all of
us. It's a societal problem."
The University is planning
activities to support the homeless
awareness week. Activities include
bucket drives, presentations, and
movies on the homeless.

N. Korea silent on shooting
SEOUL, South Korea-A South Korean announcement of reports
that archnemy President Kim II Sung of North Korea was shot dead
brought strong denials from his overseas envoys yesterday but only
silence from his Communist nation.
After a weekend of rumors, the South Korean Defense Ministry
announced yesterday that North Korean loudspeakers along the 151-mile
demilitarized zone separating the two countries had broadcast statements
that Kim was shot to death.
Defense Minister Lee Ki-Baek later went to the National Assembly,
where he said to lawmakers, "Judging from all such circumstances, it is
believed that Kim has died or a serious internal power struggle is going
on there."
However, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Sung
greeted the leader of Mongolia at Pyongyang's airport early this
Iranian arms shipments end
WASHINGTON - President Reagan said yesterday he has
"absolutely no plans" to send more arms to Iran, although his
spokesman said the president's authorization for the weapons shipments
technically remains in effect.
"We have absolutely no plans to do any such thing," Reagan told
reporters. Nor, he said, would he be firing Secretary of State George
Shultz or any other top foreign policy advisers as a result of public
controversy over the covert operation.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes, meanwhile, said Reagan had
told him there would be no futher arms shipments but that the
"intelligence finding," a Jan. 17 document authorizing the weapons and
spare parts sales, is technically "still in effect" because it carried no
time limit and has not beeen rescinded.
Yesterday in London, Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite, flanked
by three American former hostages, said that news of secret U.S. arms
supplies to Iran and arguments over it complicated his efforts to free
other captives in Lebanon.
Gov. proposes water cleanup
DETROIT - Gov. James Blanchard yesterday outlined a plan to
clean the Great Lakes by 2000, including development of new
technology and getting the federal government to "step up to its
responsibility" in water quality.
Blanchard, speaking to the opening session of a three-day conference
on Great Lakes water quality, briefly described the plan he dubbed
"Great Lakes 2000."
"We're going to have to launch our own revolution here in the Great
Lakes region," Blanchard said to delegates to the meeting of the "86
Summit on Great Lakes Water Quality."
He said 14 pollution sites - nine in the Lower Peninsula and five
in the Upper Peninsula - were targeted for cleanup by his plan. He
said other parts of the plan included establishnent of a Great Lakes
research fund, enhancement of federal "Superfund" programs to clean
toxic dumps and efforts to "press the federal government to live up to
its responsibility in the Great Lakes."
Boesky case will not slow
takeovers, experts say
NEW YORK - The Ivan Boesky insider-trading case will reduce
stock trading based on takeover rumors but is unlikely to dampen
takeover activity in general, merger specialists predicted yesterday.
Boesky, who agreed to pay a record $100 million penalty to settle
government charges that he engaged in illegal insider trading, was the
most successful and famous of Wall Street's risk arbitragers, or
professional takeover speculators.
Many arbitragers spend huge sums investing in stocks involved in
takeover situations that have been publically disclosed. They generally
hope to buy the shares for less than what the acquirer ultimately pays
for the stock when the merger is completed.
Some arbitragers, however, also invest in stocks that are only
rumored to be takeover targets. And that often fuels heavy trading in
the stocks before any public announcement of a takeover bid is made.
Immigration law spurs fear
WASHINGTON - Hispanic groups fear that the new immigration
law could lead to widespread firings of workers with Spanish accents,
but a random survey finds little evidence that large numbers of
Hispanics are losing their jobs.
"There are definitely rumblings in (Hispanic) neighborhoods" about
job losses, said Amin David, president of a Hispanic rights group, Los
Amigos of Orange County, Calif. "There's no question that employers
are very edgy and concerned."_e
But while reports of firings haven't gone beyond the rumor stage,
David predicted employer sanctions will harm the Latino community

"because skin color will determine the employability of an individual
- regardless of the documents that person can provide.
"It will unfortunately be a knee-jerk reaction, and we're very worried
about that," he said.
Even before President Reagan signed the bill to overhaul the
immigration laws - and make it a crime to hire an illegal alien -
there were some indications in Houston and Dallas that employers
might move to fire Latino workers who may fall into that category.
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NOVEMBER 18th & 19th
Election Who is Eligible to Vote
LSA Student Govt. Positions All Registered LSA Students
MSA Positions All Registered U of M-AA Students
Rackham Student Govt. Positions All Registered Rackham Students
Fishbowl ...... 8:45- 3:00 8:45- 3:00
MLB .......................... 9:00-12:00 9:00-12:00
UG I .. . ....................7:00-10:00 7:00-10:00
Grad.........................6:45- 9:45 (North) 6:45- 9:45 (South)
Education .:.................... 9:30-12:30
Business ....................... 11:00- 1:15
Law ........................ ...11:15- 1:30
Frieze ......................... 11:45- 2:45
Art......... ................10:00-12:15
Music..........................12:30- 2:30
Medical Science ................7:15- 9:15
Natural Resources .............. 12:00- 2:15
Public Health .......... ........11:30- 1:30
C.C. Little ......................-12:30- 3:30
Dental 11:45- 2:00
Rackham ...................... 4:00- 9:00 4: 00-700
EECS .......................... 8:00- 9:00 8:00- 9:00
Couzens ....................... 4:00- 6:00
Alice Lloyd ..................... 4:15- 6:15
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Police investigate robberies
Ann Arbor police are
investigating several burglaries in
the campus area over the weekend,
according to Sgt. Jan Suomala. On
Saturday, a car battery worth less
than $75 was stolen from a garage
on the 800 block of East Huron
street by a thief who entered
through the unlocked door. The
battery was reported stolen between
11 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m.
An Ann Arbor man was victim
of "strong-arm" robbery Saturday
night in front of the Michigan
Union. "Strong-arm" robbery is
violent, but committed without use
of weapons, Suomala said. The
man told police he was sitting in
his car when he was surrounded by
10 other men. One of the men
reached into the open window and
took the man's coat, valued at
On Sunday, a door was forced
open at the 400 block of Hamilton
Street, where a cassette tape was
taken from between 9 and 10:15
Police are also investigating
burlaries that occurred last Thurday.
A stereo, camera, briefcase, and
calculator of unspecified value, was
taken from an apartment on the
1300 block of Geddes between 1
p.m. and 7 p.m. At the 1000 block

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