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Page 2- The Michigan Daily -- Thursday, April 16, 1987
SACUA plans racism program for faculty

Compiled from Associated Press reports

(Continued from Page 1)
student program will begin at
student and parent orientation in
June, according to Roselle Wilson,
assistant to Vice President for Stu-
dent Services Henry Johnson. Wil-
son would not comment further on
the program.
The implementation of any
faculty program must begin with
assessing whether faculty members
feel the program is necessary,
Nordby said.
McClamroch, professor of aero-
space and computer engineering,
said he is unsure how racism affects
the faculty, and that SACUA is

trying to define the problem, and its
goals and objectives.
"We have to proceed on this
carefully. There is some urgency,
but we have to do it properly,"
McClamroch said.
Beth Reed, vice chair of SACUA
and associate professor of social
work and women's studies, said a
faculty program is long overdue,
and needed to create "an environ-
ment that is equally comfortable for
She said classroom situations
occur that may make minority
students uncomfortable and the

faculty may not know how to react.
"Often things come out and
students offend other students and
don't know it. It's a challenge to
turn it into an educational situa-
tion," Reed said.
The University currently has
workshops for improving under-
graduate education, and workshops
on racism should be part of the
program, suggested Ernest Wilson,
assistant professor of political
As a minority faculty member,
Wilson believes the most important
issue is bringing "an Afro-Amer-

ican perspective" to the classroom.
Material on Black Americans
should be on the reading list for
courses taught by all faculty, not
just minority faculty, Wilson said.
Besides the program on racism,
SACUA is also working on other
minority-related issues. SACUA
members want to increase minority
recruitment and retention, involve
more minority professors in faculty
governance, and organize a cele-
bration at the January Senate
Assembly meeting for the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr., whose
birthday falls on the same day.

Regents study views in writing research policy

(Continued from Page 1)
favoring a resolution that the Uni.
versity should not participate in
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M S A' S Peace and Justice
Committee and other local groups
have collected more than 600
signatures, primarily from students,
that favor an extension of the
The regents will consider these
and other documents when they
discuss a proposed policy.
The other documents include
committee reports which point to a
feeling of discontent with the
clause. An ad hoc committee, ap-
pointed by University President
Harold Shapiro in 1985 to review
guidelines, submitted two reports to
the regents last year. Both reports
recommended dropping the end-use
The majority report, signed by
nine of the 12 committee members,
replaced the clause with an "open-
ness policy," requiring researchers
to publish results within a year
after the project's funding period

However, required publication
would have little effect on the three
current classified projects at the
University. One of these projects,
Electrical Engineering and Compu-
ter Science Prof. Theodore
B irdsall's newly-extended classified
project on ocean acoustic tomo-
graphy, is sponsored by the Office
of Naval Research. The project
requires "access-only" classification;
Birdsall will require classified on-
board access to Navy ships in order
to perform his research, but his
results will still be published.
The minority report, drafted by
the other three members of the ad
hoc committee, imposes virtually
no restrictions on research. Many
scientists favor this proposal,
because it would give them freedom
to research any topic they choose.
"SOME PEOPLE say the
University should be a tool to. stop
weapons and the arms race," said
Neil Gerl, a project representative at
the Division of Research Devel-
opment Administration. "But aca-
demic freedom is what we're all
about - we search for the truth."
The end-use clause has also been
criticized for being too ambiguous.
Anne Jellema, student member of
the Classified Research Review
Panel and LSA senior, said three
weeks ago that Birdsall's proposed
classified project had a direct
application to anti-submarine war-
fare and therefore violated the end-
use clause.
But Birdsall said such an
application would not be used for at

least 40 years. Last week, the
Research Policies Committee and
Vice President Wilson approved the
project, which will be funded for
another two years.
Birdsall's project was an ex-
ample of where the end-use clause
was subject to interpretation. Some
members of the RPC felt his
project would violate end-use; a
majority did not. Thus, even the
most blatant violations of the end-
use clause would be subject to
interpretation by certain participants
in the research review process.
THE REGENTS are aware of
this discrepancy. At a discussion of
the issue during last month's
regents meeting, Roach said there
was "no question of the value of
human life," but added "a value
decision has to be made, and who
Even if the end-use clause was
extended to all research, certain
people would have to make a de-
cision: Will the project be harmful
to human life? Some people would
interpret all research under the end-
use clause; others would still
advocate no policy.
But while RPC student member
Jackie Victor, an LSA junior, had
her position against Birdsall's
project voted down, at least "end-
use leaves an open debate for these
things to be reviewed," she said.
The regents have several op-
tions, and they have gone against
the status quo many times over this

U.S., Soviets near agreement
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Secretary of State George Shultz expressed
optimism in Moscow, yesterday, about reaching an accord on elini
inating medium-range nuclear missiles from Europe and flew to Brut-
sels to consult with NATO allies.
A senior official in the Shultz delegation told reporters here at a
midnight briefing, "We are very close to a deal. It all depends on hole
the discussions come out (today) and afterward." The official spoke 01q
the condition of anonymity.
In Moscow, Shultz said Soviet Foreign Minister Edward
Shevardnadze told him the Soviets would eliminate their shorter-ranr
missiles in the Soviet Union within a year, apparently meaning within
a year after Senate ratification of a proposed treaty to rid Europe 4f
hundreds of U.S. and Soviet medium-range missiles.
Jury acquits Amy Carter in
CIA protest charges
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - A jury found Amy Carter, Abbi.
Hoffman, and 13 other protesters innocent, yesterday, of chargos
stemming from a demonstration last fall against CIA recruiters at the
University of Massachusetts.
The six-member jury announced the verdict to a courtroom packed
with 130 spectators about three hours after they began deliberations.
Hampshire County District Court Judge Richard Connon cleared the'
chamber after the reading of the first verdict was greeted with thunderos
"The people of Northampton have found the CIA guilty of a larger:
crime than trespassing and disorderly conduct and decided we had a
legitimate right to protest that," the daughter of former President'
Jimmy Carter said as she left the courthouse. .
Panama denies asylum for Nazi
WASHINGTON - Panama suspended plans yesterday to accept
accused Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas after word leaked out that
Attorney General Edwin Meese had decided not to deport Linnas to the
Soviet Union.
Adolfo Arrocha, minister of the Panamanian Embassy, confirmed
that his government agreed to accept Linnas but plans for deportation,
were being delayed and his country is "going to study it further."'
Arrocha said he was unable to say how long the suspension would
remain in place.
Panamanian President Eric Delvalle told the Cable News Network he
was surprised to hear of the possibility that Linnas would be granted"
asylum in Panama and said it was "very unlikely" that the request
would be approved.
Hospital denies Hinckley's pas;s
WASHINGTON - Officials of a mental hospital withdrew theivI
request, yesterday, that presidential assailant John Hinckley Jr. be given'
a 12-hour pass to visit his family over the Easter holiday.
The hospital said it needed time to study "writings and other mater=
ials" discovered in Tuesday night's court-ordered search of Hinckley'g
room. *
U.S. District Judge Barrington Parker accepted the hospital's de-
cision and said he would rule later on a request by the U.S. attorney st
office to seal documents and writings taken from Hinckley Monday:' -t<
Parker had been reviewing Hinckley's letters and papers to determine
his mental condition in the wake of revelations he had corresponded
with Florida killer Theodore Bundy.



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Aw, go jump in the lake. And if you can float, more power to you.
While most University students will be thinking about finals next
week, dozens of Iowan floatation experts will be competing in what
they call a "hydro-energy race."
The race will consist of handmade and powered crafts that will
compete against other schools' boats down the Iowa river next
Saturday. All the Riverfest Commission, sponsor of the race, asks is
that your boat floats.
"This intercollegiate event lets your true colors show, and proves
that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better," wrote Edith Hofmann, an
executive at Riverfest Entertainment, in a press release. "The more
people we have, the more fun it will be."
So, everybody, just blow off your finals and whip down to Iowa for F
a day.
For more information, Hofmann has generously told us that she will
be "getting a hold of (the Daily) within a few weeks." She hasn't yet,
and she sent us this silly press release in February.
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