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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom






Picketers hold
Union boycott
In one of the largest protests on campus this year,
more than 350 Black students converged on the Union
yesterday to begin a new Black Action Movement.
BAM organizers called for a 24-hour economic
boycott of the Union, which ends today around 1
The protest began with a march and rally from the
Rackham building to the Diag and ended three hours
later after students had formed a revolving human
chain around the front and north side of the Union.
At the rally, BAM organizer Charles Wynder read
off the 11 demands which they presented to the office
of University President Harold Shapiro Tuesday.
MSA minority affairs chair Lannis Hall said the
administration has forgotten promises made after the
1970 BAM strike. "It's a memoir on the mantle; they
have just left it to die."
As members of the audience shouted "Black Power
is real power," spokespersons for the movement said
participation in the struggle is important at this
University. "There is no one on this campus who
will stand up for you unless you stand up for
yourselves," said BAM organizer John Simpson.
Michelle Johnson, a LSA junior, told the audience
of another racial incident against Blacks on campus.
As Johnson and a group of friends stood outside of
South Quad last night a group of White males
shouted, "You goddamn Black bitches," she said.
"This University is going to be free for everybody
or it's going to be free for nobody," said graduate
student Anthony Henderson before students marched
toward the Union.
Loren Siebert, an engineering senior who was at
the Union during the boycott said, "I think some of
See BAM, Page 3

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON.
Lee Rudolph, president of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, gives the Black power students to the Union for a 24 hour boycott yesterday. BAM wants the ad-
salute as he and other Black Action Movement (BAM) members lead over 300 ministration to act on their eleven demands to improve Black student life.

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Recent suggestions to extend the
tenure review period from seven to
10 years has prompted heated debate
among deans and faculty.1
With the University's present
tenuTe review . process, faculty
members must be notified by the
seventh year if they will be granted
tenure. They are allowed to remain
with the University- for one year
after the decision. If this period is

extended, faculty would be reviewed
in their ninth year.
Gilbert Whitaker, dean of the
business school, supports the
extension. Whitaker said the
extension would give administrators
more flexibility when granting
tenure and give faculty more
opportunity to take part in "risky"
research projects because they
would have more time to complete

William Stebbins, chair of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, holds the
opposite view: "If you give (faculty
members) three more years, they
will expect three more years of
scholarship," Stebbins said. "Six or
seven years is plenty of time to
judge a faculty member," he added.
Whitaker believes more faculty
may be given tenure if the period is
See GROUP, Page 2

Regents will
discuss rules
for research

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Res1 ents
about city
Ann Arbor Mayor Ed Pierce was
put on the defensive last night by
First Ward residents concerned ab-
out the city's rising crime rate, al-
legedly poor city services, and law
The residents, at a forum for
mayoral and city council candidates
held at Community High School,
charged that the city's Building
Department failed to prevent Kappa
Delta Rho fraternity from illegally
leasing a house in the First Ward.
The fraternity moved into a
house at 711 Catherine Street last

Although the Board of Regents
is not expected to vote on proposed
changes in the University's
classified research guidelines until
next month, it will hold a special
discussion on them before their
meeting tomorrow.
"There will be plenty of
discussion in the next few days,"
said Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor). "We'll have to wait and
see" about a vote on the guidelines.
The agenda for this month's
regents' meeting does not include a
vote, according to Assistant to the
Secretary of the University Doris
Estep, but, she said, "nothing's
ever certain."
MEMBERS of the Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, the Michigan Student
Assembly, and the ad hoc
committee which was formed last
term to review the current
guidelines are expected to speak at
today's discussion.
The current guidelines for
classified research utilize the "end-
use" clause, which prohibits
research that can be applied to
killing or maiming human beings
at the University. Non-classified
research, however, has no such

In 1985, President Harold
Shapiro appointed a 12-member ad
hoc committee to review the current
Nine members signed the
majority report, which eliminates
the end-use clause in favor of a
policy requiring researchers to
publish all results within one year
of completion of the project's
funding period, except in special
cases. All research contracts would
also be made public. These rules
would govern all forms of research,
classified and non-classified.
The other three members
proposed the minority report, which
stresses "academic freedom": the
researcher's right to study any
topic, and leaves individual
decisions on controversial research
up to the regents.
Last term, SACUA, MSA, and
the Research Policies Committee
made their own recommendations
for new guidelines. SACUA and
MSA proposed extending the end-
use clause to all forms of sponsored
research, and the RPC recommended
the majority report with a few
revisions. The four student
members of the RPC resigned in
protest of the issue before it voted
on its proposal last December.
The United Coalition Against
Racism demands are justified.
The Decline of the American
Empire lacks shocking sexual
revelations, which makes the
film quite boring.
Fonir Michioyan wrestlers shoot

September without obtaining a
pspecial city permit required under
zoning laws. Neighbors said they
complained to the Building Depart-
ment last fall, but were told the city
would not enforce the zoning law.
They also said fraternity members
have caused noise and litter prob-
Wendy Rampson, a zoning
coordinator for the Building Depart-
ment, said the zoning law was not
enforced because the city has not

Speaking out Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Two women read their demands concerning Lesbian and Gay Males to University President Harold Shapiro
yesterday in the Fleming Building. The demands, presented in response to anti-gay violence, call for
measures to combat discrimination against homosexuals. See Story, Page 2.

Special to the Daily
LANSING - University President Harold
Shapiro's request for increased state funding for
the University yesterday turned into a
discussion of the social advantages of racial
Addressing the state House. Subcommittee
on Higher Education, Shapiro only briefly
touched on the appropriations request, saying he

report discw
He spent most of his 15-minute report
discussing the social challenges presented by a
rapidly changing world. Shapiro, an economics
professor, said the nations of the world are
becoming more interdependent, so the United
States' culturally and racially diverse population
will be invaluable in preparing this country for
the challenges such interdependence will bring.
B E F O R E the United States can be
"culturally sensitive" toward other nations,

sses racism
officials are meeting daily with both campus
and non-campus groups to discuss racial
Committee chairman Morris Hood (D-
Detroit), who sharply criticized Shapiro for a
lack of contact with students at the March 5
racism hearing, asked Shapiro to outline the
steps the administration was taking to ensure
student grievances reach top officials.
Shapiro said the administration has posted

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