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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 30 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, October 21, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily
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By MARTHA SEVETSON
Thomas Easthope, after 18 years
as the University's associate vice
president for Student Services, is re-
signing today to follow a "very lu-
crative business opportunity."
Easthope said he will put his res-
ignation letter on Vice President for
Student Services Henry Johnson's
desk in the morning, but he will not
actually leave the University until
He is quitting his position as
second in command in the Student
Services office to become a partner
in Diamond General Development, a
local venture capital firm that in-
vests in startup companies.
"(Easthope) appeared to be the
kind of person I can work with," said
Howard Diamond, a partner in Dia-
mond General Development. "I think
he's an excellent judge of people,
and we personally get along well."
Easthope said the firm has been
pursuing him for several months,
but he had to resolve administrative
and financial arrangements before he
agreed to take the position.
"This had nothing to do with
anything in the University,"
Easthope said. "It seemed like an
Y appropriate time for a change, and
I it's a good opportunity for me
J Michigan Student Assembly
,r President Ken Weine, who has
d worked closely with Easthope on
t assembly financing and services, said
Easthope has been an important ad-
... resigns from post
Monaghan, Pursell protested Daily Photo by SCOTT TUH
LSA senior Deborah Fishman (right) holds a sign yesterday, protesting U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Ann Arbor) and Domino's Pizza owner
Tom Monaghan's reported meeting with Honduran business people. The Ralliers say the Hondurans represent a government that does not
respect human rights and supports Contra rebels on its soil.
MSA reaches PIRGIA
By ANDREW MILLS
The Michigan Student Assembly passed a
modified version of a contract last night which
put the PIRGIM issue to rest after months of
The assembly decided to accept a proposal
from LSA Rep. Michael Phillips to amend a
contract between the assembly. and the Public
Interest Research Group in Michigan, an
environmental lobbying group. The amendment
Sstates that students running for PIRGIM's board
of governors must not be affiliated with any
student political party.
PIRGIM board member Kristin Brink assured
the assembly that if Phillips' amendment was
passed, the group would definitely sign the
The contract, as passed last week, details how
students can obtain a refund of a 75 cent fee
assessed on each student at registration.
The contract also specifies how the lobbying
group must run the elections for its student
governing board. Lobbying group members were
displeased with a provision in the contract that
allowed students to run for the governing board
under a party affiliation.
PIRGIM members say that if students were to
run as party members, their campaigns would
ignore PIRGIM issues and focus only on "MSA"
issues such as the code of non-academic student
MSA also passed a resolution that
reprimanded three engineering groups for their
alleged participation in a "road rally" scavenger
hunt that resulted in the vandalization of a shanty
on the Diag.
Labelling the act as "racist," the assembl'
asked College of Engineering Dean Charles Vesl
to. cease granting these groups the status of
student organizations. Such an action would
prevent the groups from having office space of
holding meetings in campus buildings and would
terminate their organizational account at Student
Organization Account Services.
Student groups must be "recognized" by MS-4
every year. The assembly has the power tc
withdraw group status, but the Universit)
administration is responsible for enforcin
Responding to allegations that the student
were not punished enough, Vest said he "saw nc
benefit to be had by taking vindictive measure:
against the individuals or the groups."
See MSA, Page 5
ministrative resource for students.
"He has been upfront and honest
about his opinions on MS A," Weine
said. "I have not agreed with him. on
everything politically, but he's not
going to give us the runaround."
The mechanism for selecting
Easthope's successor has not yet
been determined, but Weine insisted
that the assembly will play a deci-
"It is crucial now that the Office
of Student Services allow MSA a
role in (Easthope 's) replacement,
seeing that this position is one that
MSA has contact with," Weine said.
Vice President for Student Ser-:
vices Henry Johnson, declined to
comment on Easthope's resignation
until it is official.
U's research policy
still, sparks debate
SAssoc. Backham Dean faces minority needs
By ROSE MARY WUMMEL
James Jackson, who as an
undergraduate escorted Martin Luther
King Jr. around Michigan State's
campus, has now set his sights on
improving minority enrollment in
Rackham Graduate School and en-
couraging minority students to
complete their Ph.V s.
"We are interested in increasing
the representation of students and
faculty of all ethnics and minori-
that lie ahead.
"He's been such a dynamite
leader. He motivates people to go
way beyond what they thought they
were capable of doing," said Gwenise
Conklin, who worked with Jackson
for four years at the Institute for So-
cial Research building.
Jackson, appointed associate dean
of Rackham Graduate School last
spring, has already begun to meet
with faculty to discuss the effective-
ness of GRE scores in predicting the
success of minorities.
He has also begun developing ties
with Florida A&M and other
historically Black universities in an
attempt to ease the entry of graduate
students from these schools into the
"I have some very clear goals.
My goal is to bring (the campus)
that cultural pluralism that makes
the University mTore than it was be-
fore. If the 'U' can't bring diversity,
it can't live up to its goal to edu-
cate," Jackson said.
See JACKSON, Page 5
By MELISSA RAMSDELL
The new research policy, adopted
by the University's Board of Regents
last April, is still the subject of in-
tense debate between students, fac-
ulty, and administrators.
Some fear it will stimulate an
increase in military research by eas-
ing the restrictions on classified re-
search. "I'm sure there's the poten-
tial for an increase in funded research
by the Department of Defense; the
less restrictive we are, the more
funds we may recruit." said Research
Policies Committee Chair Joe
Vice President for Research Linda
Wilson, who proposed the new pol-
icy two years ago, disagreed. "I don't
think the policy will have any im-
pact on that."
Advocates of the new policy
think it will permit researchers
greater "academic freedom" and sim-
plify the review of proposals.
Opponents object to the elimination
of the "end-use" clause in the old
guidelines, which prohibited any
classified research projects that could
kill or maim human beings.
Under the new guidelines, the
"end-use" clause is replaced with the
requirement that research must sup-
port the "University's mission and
the public interest," as well as
"enhance human life." This require-
ment is now extended to all spon-
sored research projects - classified
The power to enforce these rules
has passed from the Research Poli-
cies Committee into the hands of
deans and department heads. The
committee now only advises Wil-
"The other mechanism was very
cumbersome and led to a lot of witch
hunt activity - I feel this is a more
open mechanism," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline).
Martin Tobin, director of the Di-
vision of Research Development and
Administration (DRDA), said,
"Personally, I don't feel there will be
any chianges in proposal or award
activity as a result of the regent's
adoption of a new policy."
Regent Dean Baker (R-Ann Ar-
bor), who voted in favor of the new
policy, said it is too early to tell
what the long-term effects will be.
"The issue is not military re-
search - the issue is the question of
openness of research," Roach said.
The two can and do conflict, how-
ever. The defense department often
restricts researchers' rights to pub-
lish their work. This goes against a
See MANY, Page 5
ties," Jackson said.
Last year, graduate minority en-
rollment was the lowest it had been
in 10 years. Black enrollment had
dropped to 4.2 percent, while figures
for Hispanic, Asian, and Native
American remained relatively con-
Jackson's colleagues are confident
that his tremendous dedication and
commitment to others will enable
him to perform the difficult tasks
Daily Photo by GRACE TSAI,
Newly appointed Rackham Graduate School Associate Dean James
Jackson brings imaginative ideas to improve minority recruitment and
Market bounces back
with biggest rise ever
Displaced women shelter INSIDE
may open next year
By the Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average
bounced back 102 points yesterday,
but its biggest point rise ever on its
second busiest day in history erased
only one-fifth of the previous day's
parital recovery of the stock market,
declared, "There is nothing that has
happened here that should result in a
"Economic fundamentals in this
country remain sound and our cit-
By STEVE KNOPPER
A new boarding house for dis-
placed women will open sometime
after May, 1988 if everything goes
as planned, said Catherine Fischer,
Women's Crisis Center coordinator.
new shelter would be used "for
women who are out on the street
after domestic quarrels," instead of
"burnt-out drug addicts" or people
with psychological disorders. "Any
additional bed space we can add is
LSA's C-minus language re-
quirement will not improve Uni-
versity language instruction.
OPINION, Page 4
Taj Mahal will bring his jazzy
blues to the Ark tonight.
ARTS, Page 7
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