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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 6, 1987- Page 5

Shapiro
to head
university
coalition
By MARTHA SEVETSON
University President Harold
Shapiro will chair an association for
the next year that advocates federal
support for university research
programs. The Association of Am-
erican Universities elected Shapiro to
the post at their October monthly
meeting.
"It's an indication of the esteem
his colleagues - presidents of other
large research universities - have for
him," said Tom Head, assistant to
the AAU's president for public
affairs. Shapiro was unavailable for
comment.
Shapiro was voted to the position
by the association's members, the
presidents of 54 American and two
Canadian research institutions. He
will preside over its executive
committee and work with the
association's full-time president on
policy issues the group will address,
Head said.
"Our major legislative priority at
the moment is trying to get in place
a federal program to f in a n c e
renovations of research facilities at
colleges and universities," Head said.
Both the House of Representative and
the Senate are currently considering
such bills.
.In addition, the association has
been instrumental in lobbying for
funding to graduate education and tax
policies that benefit higher education,
said Howard Grobstein, the
University's federal relations liaison
for research.
"(The AAU) is one of the leaders,"
Grobstein said. "They carry an
important role, particularly in
Congress."
Grobstein said Shapiro's
appointment as chair is not likely to
have much influence on the
University's research program.
"Perhaps we'll have a little more
influence in the AAU for the short-
term," he said.
Every year, the chair rotates
between public and private member
universities. When Shapiro assumes
the presidency of Princeton
University Jan. 1, he will continue
as chair, representing Princeton.

GOP questions committe report

WASHINGTON

(AP) - The

congressional Iran-Contra commit-
tees will provide evidence of lies and
document-shredding, recommend
changes at the CIA and White House,
and provide at least a few surprises in
their final report, due to be unveiled
November 17, panel members said
yesterday.
But Republican members, all but
three of whom voted against the
majority report when it was approved
yesterday, mounted a campaign to
discredit it in advance, contending it
is biased, laced with innuendos, and
reaches conclusions not based on
evidence.
One GOP lawmaker, Sen. Jesse

Helms (R-N.C.), urged the Senate to
pass a resolution recommending that
none of the witnesses interrogated by
the committees be indicted unless
accused either of perjury or of
criminally profiting from their
actions.
The Senate rejected that move on
a 91-4 tabling motion, despite
Helms's argument that "the public
good would not be served by flog-
ging a dead horse any further."
"I don't think Oliver North ought
to be indicted. I don't think he ought
to be pushed around any more," he
said, referring to the White House
aide who was a key figure in the
secret Iranian arms sales and cland-

estine aid to the Nicarguan Contras.
Sen. Warren Rudman, (R-N.H.)
ranking Republican on the Senate
Iran-Contra panel, advised senators to
read the report before taking such
action.
"There is so much in the report
that will comes as a surprise, even to
those who followed the hearings,"'he
said.
Rudman said that while the report
accuses no one of violating the law,
it does contain evidence that
thousands of documents were shred-
ded "not to hide them from the KGB,
but from the FBI."
He said there is also evidence
some witnesses lied to Congress and

to the attorney general and that
millions of dollars of government
property was converted to private
use.
Shortly after the two committees
met to vote on the reports, Repub-
lican members who were in the
minority on both panels, were telling
reporters the majority report was
fatally flawed.
"It is not objective; it seeks to
prove what I believe was precon-
ceived ideas," said Sen. James
McClure (R-Idaho). "The majority
report is really a political statement
rather than an objective account of
what happened."

Shapiro
... becomes AAU president

Court nominee admits drug use

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Supreme Court nominee Douglas
Ginsburg admitted yesterday that he
used marijuana once in the 1960s
and on. a few occasions in the 1970s.
President Reagan and Attorney
General Edwin Meese immediately
issued statements declaring their
continued support for Ginsburg,
whom Reagan nominated to the
Supreme Court last week.
There was no immediate response
from Senate Democrats or
Republicans on Ginsburg's
bombshell declaration. The Senate

Judiciary Committee is preparing to
hold hearings on the nomination
next month. Questions have already
arisen about Ginsburg's participation
as a Justice Department official in
cable television company.
"Earlier today, I was asked
whether I ever used drugs. To the
best of my recollection, once as a
college student in the '60s, and then
on a few occasions in the '70s, I
used marijuana," Ginsburg said.
"That was the only drug I used. I
have not used it since. It was a
mistake and I regret it," he added.

"The president accepts h i s
statement, doesn't feel that it
influences his judicial qualifications.
He stands by his nomination," said
White House spokesperson Marlin
Fitzwater.
The development plunged
Ginsburg into fresh controversy
which had the potential to derail his
nomination.
Reagan's earlier attempt to fill
the vacant seat on the Court ended in
defeat when Robert Bork was
rejected, 58-42.

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