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(Coniued from Pala 1)
held signs that read "Hey Ross, How
Much Do They Pay You?" and "If
The Criminal Justice System Does
Not Act Against Rapists, Women
The protest culminated when
demonstrators observed a moment of
silence while passing a single candle
around the circle to show their sup-
port of the plaintiff.
"We stand in solidarity with our
sister who had the strength to take
the stand for two hours," McGee
said. "Her courage is going to in-
spire us to keep fighting back We
will not be silenced."
Many of the protesters believe
sexual discrimination was at the root
of the judge's decision.
"The woman is not being be-
lieved because she is a woman. It's
two white males deciding that a
woman's word doesn't count," said
Harold Marcuse, a University gradu-
ate student arrested last November
during a CIA protest at the Career
Planning and Placement office.
Devon Anderson, a protester and
Residential College senior, said the
ruling made her feel "outraged and
Ruling con
(ConthWWe fromn Pae 1)
the apartheid system of government.
Opponents of divestment, on the
other hand, stress that U.S. corpora-
tions in South Africa help the vic-
tims of apartheid by giving them
jobs, and pulling out would only
b worsen their lot.
University administrators worry
that the state's attempt to mandate
University policy infringes upon the
constitutional autonomy enjoyed by
Michigan's colleges and universities,
and it is for this reason, they say,
that they oppose the law.
In May, 1977, following a week
of protest over divestment at col-
leges nationwide, the University's
Board of Regents heard from a num-
ber of speakers demanding the Uni-
versity divest from South Africa.
The debate continued through the
summer of 1977 as proponents of
divestment, including a member of
the African National Congress, ad-
dressed the regents during the,
monthly public comments sessions.

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 4, 1988- Page 5
Peace program receives grant
to expand scope of research

The University's Program in
International Peace and Security
Research will use a recently ac-
quired $500,000 grant to expand re-
search of U.S.-Soviet relations to
include Soviet relations in the Far
In addition, the grant from the
John and Catherine MacArthur
Foundation will be used to recruit
more women and minorities for the
program,, said Political Science
Prof. William Zimmerman, co-di-
rector of the program.
The program currently investi-
gates the conflicts among individu-
als and groups with the goal of de-
termining the causes of interna-
tional strife, specifically clashes
between the superpowers.
"The program has been and will
continue to be a significant vehicle
at the University for discussion of
peace and security issues," said
program Co-Director Harold Jacob-
son, a political science professor.
"The grant enables us to move
things to a new stage," Jacobson
said. The Soviet-American rela-
tionship has been the dominant
world concern for the last half-cen-
tury, he said, but security problems
are now expanding.

To deal with the new security
concerns, the program will adapt to
include a more intensive study of
the relationship between the Soviet
Union and both China and Japan. It
will also study the impact of social
changes in the Soviet Union on in-
ternational security.
"The University has been on the
verge of crystallizing into a major
center for training and research in
international security studies, and
the generous support of the
MacArthur Foundation for our

training program will go a long
way toward accomplishing this
goal," said Zimmerman.
The grant, which covers 1989-
1990, will also go to funding peacO
and security research, and to
recruiting and training predoctoral
and postdoctoral fellows.
The Program in International
Peace and Security Research was
initiated in 1981 by former Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro, and
has been funded by the MacArthur
Foundation since 1984.


-Associated Press
High tide?
Vehicles travelling on a Hong Kong freeway receive an unexpected bath
from a 10-story waterspout coming from a broken water main. The burst
pipe disrupted water service to Hong Kong and played havoc with traffic.
tinus long divestment


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In 1977, the Michigan Student
Assembly withdrew funds from a
University account that invested in
companies with holdings in South
In 1978, after a public forum, the
regents agreed to dump holdings in'
corporations with ties to South
Africa if those corporations didn't
use their influence as a positive force
for change. In 1979, the regents
dropped holdings in Black and
Decker Co. for not meeting this re-

The state legislature passed a law
in 1982 requiring colleges and uni-
versities to divest - it is this law
that the Court of Appeals found un-
constitutional yesterday.
In April, 1983 the regents voted
6-2 to divest $45 million from all
companies, except those with head-
quarters or large number of employ-
ees in the Michigan. At the same
time, they initiated a court challenge
against the state law.

In September, 1985, the regents
agreed to divest a further $4.5 mil-
lion, leaving only $500,000 invested
in corporations with holdings in
South Africa from their original
holdings of $50 million.

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Regents, 'U' officials laud ruling

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Roderick Daane, former Univer-
sity general counsel, now with a
private law firm in Ann Arbor, is
representing the University in the
case. Daane, who was the Univer-
sity's counsel at the time the case
went to court, said he expects an ap-
peal. He declined further comment,
not having read the court's opinion.
Jerry Young, assistant attorney
general in charge of the education

division, who argued the case for the
state, said a decision on an appeal
has not been made yet. If the attor-
ney general decides to appeal the
case, however, papers must be filed
with the Supreme Court within 21
-Daily staff reporter Steve
Knopper and the Associated Press
contributed to this report.




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