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September 08, 1988 - Image 41

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Regent
Deane
Baker
(R-Ann Arbor)
"There are some areas
where discrimination, in
the sense of making
choices, is appropriate.
For example, a homosex-
ual should not be em-
ployed in a summer camp
dealing with small chil-
dren, just as a male at-
tendant should not be em-
ployed in a female locker
room."
Known for: Making controversial
stands on student issues - MSA
demanded his resignation, saying
he is "homophobic, racist, and
paternalistic."
-Wanting stricter guidelines on
campus protest to establish an
orderly intellectual environment
Other job: President of a local
construction/development company
Term: Began in 1973, up for
re-election 12/31/88
Regent
Nellie
(D-Detroit) -
"The whole issue of why
Blacks are not getting
advances in higher edu-
cation is certainly much
broader than it's been
conveyed or stated by
(LSA Dean Peter)
Steiner."
Known for: Being active in hiring
more minority and women faculty.
Says "a special emphasis" should
be made to hire minorities when
the University has the opportunity.
- Speaking out against Dean
Steiner's controversial remarks
- Supporting divestment
Other Jobs: Has own law firm
-First director of the University's
Affirmative Action Office in 1972
-Former Associate Dean of the
Graduate School
Term: Began in 1981, up for
re-election 12/31/88
Regent
Philip
Power
(D-Ann Arbor)
"Ceaseless repetition of a
chant is not a particularly
enhancing way to make a
comment about eliminat-
ing racial harassment on
this campus."
Known For: Being appointed to
the board to replace his wife, Sarah
Power, who jumped off the Burton
Tower in March 1987
-Thinking the regents are great, and
always saying so. Generally votes
with the other Board members.
-Father, Eugene Power, was a
regent from 1956 to 1966, when
Phil was a student.

Other Job: Owns Suburban Com-
munications, Inc., a publishing
company that puts out the Ob-
server/Eccentric newspapers
Term: Up for re-election 12/31/90
Regent
Paul
Brown
(D-Petoskey)
"I can neither confirm
nor deny."
Known for: Being pro-code,
saying the University, not always
the civil courts, should punish
crimes on campus
-Speaking often, but not flamboy-
antly. He is very soft-spoken.
-Chairing the Presidential Search
Committee, and supporting the
confidential search process
-Initiating the public comments
session in 1971
Other Job: Attorney
Term: Began in 1971, up for
re-election 12/31/94

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 8, 1988 - Pa
Regent
Veronica
Smith
k (R-Grossetie)

Who the hell are these people?

"The regents are not evil people, just stupid."
-Economics Prof. Emeritus Daniel Fusfeld
"And they are petty, provincial, myopic, and
vicious as well."
-Economics Prof. Locke Anderson
At Regents' Meetings Last Year
The Regents decided to:
Name football coach Bo Schembechler athletic director.
Lobby legislators for a higher state budget appropriation.
Appoint Robben Fleming interim president from January 1 to
September 1, 1988.
Award honorary University degrees to, among others, dancer
Gene Kelly and former United Nations ambassador Jeane
Kirkpatrick.
Pass a code of non-academic conduct which imposes sanctions
against discriminatory acts.
Increase students' University Health Service fee by $6.50 -
bringing the yearly cost to $140.50.
Raze the administrative wing of Old Main Hospital on Observa-
tory Street.
Name Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James
Duderstadt University president.
Fund the Michigan Student Assembly.
Allocate funds for a community center for family housing on
North Campus.

"My first impression of the board is to be
struck by the amount of time, energy, and
commitment members have to the
University... They really work hard."
-Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor)

"This (code of non-aca- a
demic conduct) is a fordn*
of censorship. We are m
saying to students that
this is how they're going
to behave. We're instillin
fear in their minds that
they can't speak their
minds for fear of being
accused of harassment.
Known for: Opposing Fleming's
anti-harassment policy, calling it
"vague" and saying it restricts
student freedoms
-As one of the board's few non-at-
torneys, often demanding that-'
other regents clarify legal issues
Other job: Substitute teacher,
Wyandotte and Trenton Public
School Systems
-Former co-owner and general
manager of an insurance agency.
Term: Began in 1985, up for
re-election 12/31/92
Regent
Neal
Nielsen
(RBrighton)
"If they (Michigan Stu- ;
dent Assembly) don't rep;
resent students, they
can go out and generate
donations, as opposed t9
taxing students. Maybe
that will make them
more responsible."
Known for: Believing the Univer-
sity should expand contractual rl-
tionship with industry
-Wanting less basic research andto
expand the research that private
business pays for the University to
conduct
-Being the youngest regent, at 37
Other jobs: Attorney
-Former finance chair, Livingston
County Republican Committee
-Former treasurer, Livingston
County Bar Association
Term: Began in 1985, up for
re-election 12/31/92
Regent
Thomas
Roach
(D-Saline)
"A lot of things students
are asking for are things
we can't do here. Maybe
the next time they come
in and yell at us we
should invite you (the
faculty) to come sit
around."
Known For: A strong belief in
"academic freedom," the
researcher's right to research any
topic, even if it could be used to lll
or maim human beings some day
-Opposing divestment, saying the
money could be used to help South
African workers
-Speaking out on almost every
issue.
Other job: Attorney
Term: Began in 1975, up for
re-election 12/31/90

Regent
James
(D-Muskegon)
"If I were a student, li'd
probably be protesting
the code, too."
Known for: Favoring review of'
the honorary degree policy and tpe
granting of a degree to Nelson
Mandela
-Opposing code, even though he>
voted for Fleming's anti-harass-
ment policy without speaking
about it
-Calling Regent Baker's request to
investigate the alleged activities of
homosexuals in Mason Hall
bathrooms "kind of ludicrous"
Other jobs: Personnel director of
a Muskegon law firm
Term: Began in 1971, up for
re-election 12/31/94

Sure, the regents make a lot of important decisions. But not
all of them are that exciting; even Regent Deane Baker seems
less than enthralled at this meeting last year.
Approve a 25-year plan to change the appearance of central
campus.
Approve a new LSA position - Dean for Freshmen and
Sophomores.
Choose Farris Womack to replace Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer James Brinkerhoff.
Students Protested:
The regents' refusal to cancel classes on January 18, Martin
Luther King Day.
The lack of a mandatory University class on racism and
sexism.
The regents' alleged attempts to bypass student authority by
passing the code.
A University official's suggestion to consider replacing the
student general manager of the Campus Broadcasting Net-
work with a professional.
The regents' refusal to change the University anti-discrimina-
tion bylaw 14.06 to include lesbians and gay males.
The regents' refusal to fire LSA Dean Peter Steiner for alleg-
edly racist remarks.
Regent Baker's proposal that the University investigate al-
leged homosexual activity in Mason Hall bathrooms.
ZINN/Doily Graphic

ANDI SCHREIBER/Doily
Wendy Sharp, an LSA graduate, makes a plea for lesbian
and gay rights on campus to the regents - who don't
include homosexuals in their anti-discrimination bylaw.

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