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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom







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The University's Board of Reg-
ents approved new guidelines Friday
which impose almost no restric-
tions on any research done at the
University. The new policy passed
with a 5-2 vote, and is effective
Supporters of a restriction on
research that could be potentially
harmful to human life are planning
to protest the regents' decision.
Research officials have main-
tained that little will change under
the new policy. But some res-
earchers feel it will give them the
chance to resubmit projects that
were rejected under the old policy.
Car wash
Anybody who was in the
vicinity of South and East Univ-
ersity on Saturday couldn't help but
notice the blocked traffic caused by
W car wash near Ulrich's. The
activity, however, was more than
just a car wash. It was the first
major activity by a group of Black
and white greeks who banded
together to fight racism on campus.
More than 100 sorority and
fraternity members from five white
houses and four Black ones worked
side-by-side washing about 200 cars
as the "Pepper and Salt Shakers"
(PASS). The car wash was the
culmination of months of discus-
sion and planning.
"I think PASS is the mechanism
to facilitate interaction," said Gary
Perlman, LSA senior and a member
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
See NEW, page 5

THE MOST controversial
aspect of the new policy is the
removal of the 20-year-old "end-
use" clause, which banned classified
research that could be applied to
killing or maiming human beings.
The clause was not discussed at the
"End-use was 'difficult to
interpret and open to guesswork,"
said Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science Prof. Thomas
Senior. "The new policy is a
workable one, and I think it will be
an effective one."
The previous classified research
guidelines, passed by the regents in
1972, required the researcher to

publish results within a year after
the project's completion. The new
policy requires publication, but
does not specify a time period.
THE NEW guidelines stress
"academic freedom" - the
-researcher's right to research any
topic. They impose the following
" a researcher must disclose the
existence of the project, the identity
of its sponsor, and the purpose of
the research;
" the involved researchers,
department chairs, deans of the
schools and colleges and directors of
the institutes and centers, and the
Vice President for Research, will all

be responsible for reviewing
projects. Previously, non-classified
research had no such review process
and classified research proposals
were reviewed by the Classified
Research Review Panel and the
Research Policies Committee;
- the Vice President for Research
will provide the regents with an
annual report on the effects of the
new policy.
Even after the regents' rejection
of the end-use clause, its advocates
vow to continue their efforts.
Tamara Wagner, military research
adviser to the Michigan Student
See REGENTS, Page 3

Nurses vote
to strike
next week

The University nurses' union
notified the University hospitals
Friday of their intent to strike if a
settlement for a new nurses' con-
tract is not reached by April 28.
The nurses have been working
under an extended contract since
their old contract expired Sept. 30.
In February, the Professional Nurse
Council (PNC) voted to authorize a
strike if leaders decided a strike is
necessary to speed negotiations.
The PNC, which represents
1,400 registered nurses at the
University Hospital and other
University health care facilities,
authorized the strike in an effort to
bring seven-month negotiations to
a close:
According to the PNC, the
issues which have remained unres-
olved include:
-transferring and promoting
nurses according to seniority. Past
practices have been random and
based on favoritism, according to
the PNC;
-a permanent work schedule, so
the nurses do not have to rotate
between two shifts;,
-increased staffing for the

'We've used the ulti-
mate weapon we have,
which is the intent to
-Margo Barron, chief
Professiona Nurse
-a 10 percent salary increase for
'a retroactive increase in salary
which would include a pay raise for
the seven months the nurses were
working under an extended contract.
University officials refused to
comment on the proceedings,
however they will continue to
negotiate, according to University
Hospital spokesperson John Turck.
The University and nurses will
meet with a state-appointed
mediator in Detroit tomorrow.
"We've used the ultimate
weapon we have, which is the


Code rally
More than 100 students gathered on the Diag Friday to protest the implementation of what many student
leaders are calling a code of non-academic student conduct. Six speakers addressed the crowd, urging studen-
ts to oppose the administration-imposed 'code.' See Story, Page 3.

Student spins

Wheel of Fortune

While most University students
spent their spring break basking in
the Florida sun, Paul Selvin was
winning money on the TV game
show Wheel of Fortune in Bur -
bank, California,
Selvin taped his show on
February 28th. It will be broadcast
on May 13th at 7:30 p.m. on
Channel 4..
Selvin, a 19-year-old LSA soph -
omore from Windmere, New York,
auditioned for the show in
Washington D.C. last August. He
was the youngest of 20 qualifiers
for the show out of the 1,800 that
ALTHOUGH the popular
game show is based in California,
Selvin tried out at one of its
traveling audition spots. He credits
his mother for the initial idea and
getting his trial date - "a lot of it
was coincidence," Selvin added.
During the two-day tryouts, he
had to solve 11 of 15 hangman
paper puzzles, introduce himself in
front of an audience, and play
several mock games and buying
rounds. In the actual game show,
the contestants spin a wheel to buy

letters that solve a secret phrase.
Although Selvin revealed that he
won the first game, he wants to
wait until the show for his friends
to see the solution of the second
and third games that he lost. "I
don't want my friends to laugh at
me," he said. "I want to see if they
can figure them out."
'Vanna. was incredible
looking. It was almost
disgusting how pleasant
she was. She seemed
totally unaffected by her
- aul Selvin, LSA
In the actual show he solved the
puzzle, 'Doctor's Waiting Room,'
and won $1,150 to buy whatever
show prizes he wanted. He bought a
$1,000 stereo system and a $120
painting, while the remaining
money was applied toward a gift
The televised show is only about

20 minutes long, but Selvin spent
more than eight hours at the studio
on the day of his taping. The first
three-and-a-half hours were spent
being made-up, learning the rules of
the game, and figuring out how to
spin the wheel.
AFTER two of the four tapings
of the day, the contestants attended
a special buffet with show hosts
Vanna White and Pat Sajak. Selvin
said he did not get a chance to talk
with White or Sajek because they
sat at different tables, but he did
notice their appearances.
"Pat had a lot of make-up on.
And his hair was frosted," said
Selvin. "He was very Hollywood.
"Vanna was incredible looking.
It was almost disgusting how
pleasant she was," he said. "She
seemed totally unaffected by her
Selvin's show was the last to be
taped. After waiting more than
eight hours to get on the show, he
had become very close with the
"We became like a family... we
all wanted each other to win," he

Universities foresee
a shortage of profs.

Where have all the scholars
gone? In the 1970s, the job market
for college professors was flooded
with new Ph.D.s looking for posit-
ions. At the same time, colleges
were loaded with tenured faculty.
The biggest crop of applicants met
up with one of the worst job
markets, and graduate enrollments
But now the trend is reversing,
and college administrators say they
are having trouble filling openings.
The worst, they say, is still to
The problem will probably peak
in the early-to-mid 1990s, when the
wave of faculty retirements will
combine with an upturn in the
number of 18-year-olds and demand
for faculty will increase. Current

undergraduates planning on getting
doctorates right out of college will
be graduating between 1993 and
Administrators are hoping that
today's undergraduates will take up
the slack left by the, last group of
college graduates. The depressed job
market in the '70s scared that group
away from academics. "We went
through about 15 years when we did
no hiring," said College of
Engineering Dean Charles Vest.
Department heads are unanimous
in declaring academics a wide open
market for today's crop of graduate
students and undergrads. "It's agreat
time. It's a super time" to go into
academics, said Statistics depart-
ment chair Ed Rothman.
Anticipated openings are due to
See 'U', Page 5
Regent Deane Baker has his-
torically opposed student rights.
Director Susan Seidelman dis-
cusses her films and the pop-cul-
ture generation that inspired
The football team held its annual
intrasquad spring game on Sat-

Paul Selvin
.. meets Vanna White

Camelot may evoke images of King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,
but for a group of aerospace engineering
students, it means a vehicle to transport
people to and from Mars.
Project Camelot - Circulating
Autonomous Mars Earth Luxury Orbital
Transportation - is the final project of
students in Aerospace 483, Space System
Design. According to Aerospace Engineering
Prof. Harm Buning, the goal for the class

plan vehicle for round

had no real guidelines when they began the
project. The class subdivided into smaller
groups, with each group designing a certain
part of the vehicle. They then coordinated
with each other to assemble it into a
complete vehicle. Because of this set-up,
Buning said, the project "turns out to be a
gigantic effort," stressing teamwork and
THROUGHOUT the project, the class
assumed the existence of a permanen!
space station on Mars, which would justify

would fly in an orbit from Earth, over Mars,
and around the sun before coming back to
But there already are potential ways to cut
down on travel time. Waterman said
engineers are working on ways to make the
return trip from Mars back to Earth also
about five months.
Ruth Petrowsky's group was responsible
for the first task to be accomplished -
designing the outward configuration of the
ship. "We wanted to keep the mass under

rip to Mars
Trudell said.
TRUDELL and Haddrill had to create an
artificial gravity comparable to Earth's and
designed a torus, a rotating ring-shaped
structure that will sit atop a propeller. The
living quarters also have to be able to resist
radiation from solar flares.
The class has estimated Project Camelot
would cost $18.5 billion with existing tech -
Ed Short, the project manager, said the
transport vehicle is an extension of last

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