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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 21, 1989 - Page 3
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BY DONNA IADIPAOLO
Potential administrative control,
advocacy journalism, and protest
against biased coverage are not is-
sues limited to The Michigan Daily.
Within the past year, staff mem-
bers at the Dartmouth Review, San
Francisco State's Golden Gator, and
the Minnesota Daily have also been
forced to confront these issues.
"I'm most concerned with the
more subtle ways an administration
can control a student newspaper,"
said Steven Lorinser, editor of the
Minnesota Daily. "If the paper is
$een to be a thorn in the side of the
University administration - which
it usually is if it is doing its job and
tieing critical - then they may try
to limit our budgeting or deny us
access to information. These mea-
sures all have a direct impact on the
editorial section of our paper."
Lorinser, along with editors from
the Dartmouth Review, Colombia
Spectator, and the San Francisco
State Golden Gator will gather this
Saturday at a forum titled "Student
News and Student Causes," a day-
long conference being sponsored by
the Department of Communication
and The Michigan Daily.
Profs. Jonathan Friendly and Ruth
Bayard Smith, and former Daily
dditor in Chief Rebecca Blumen-
stein, who began organizing the
conference in the fall, said the con-
ference was a result of the contro-
versy that developed during the
Daily's coverage of President James
Duderstadt's inauguration and issues
of race and gender on campus.
"When I was an editor at Barnard
(College), we all were involved in
the issues," Smith said. "The domi-
nant tones of the campus commu-
nity were with the anti-war move-
ment and the feminist movement,
and almost everyone agreed with the
movements... (But) no matter what
political views we held, it was our
responsibility to cover a story as
objective as possible."
In talking to various newspapers
and faculty, the conference's
organizers discovered other college
campuses faced similar difficulties.
"I'd like to think as a newspaper
we've learned something and other'
organizations have learned some-
thing," Blumenstein said. "I think
it's important to intelligently and
fairly confront those issues that sur-
round us today."
"Its something you have to deal
with," said former San Francisco
Golden Gator editor Chip Johnson,
who will speak Saturday. "I don't
know what kind of magic potion
there is to solve these racial ten-
sions... Maybe we need to take a
second look at the way we're cover-
But this conference is not limited
to campus journalists.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Marie
Lipinski, a reporter for the Chicago
Tribune, will discuss how her expe-
rience as a reporter and editor for the
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Michigan Daily prepared her for a
"We didn't go through anything
that (the Daily) is going through
now," Lipinski said. "These are
modern phenomena that are shared
by other college campuses."
Kurt Luedtke, a University
graduate and former editor of the
Miami Herald and the Detroit Free
BY JOSH MITNICK
The University Council - the
panel that recommends campus con-
duct policies - is a step closer to
forming a proposal which will im-
plement the University's free speech
The group, composed of faculty,
students, and administrators, dis-
cussed yesterday a few specific
"sticking points," including provi-
sions to mediate between conflicting
campus groups under the policy.
In past years, conflict over the
student "code" of non-academic con-
duct dominated the council. But the
council's new members have tried to
be more productive, outlining issues
on which they agree and disagree.
Social Work Prof. Tom Croxton
said the University should try to re-
solve complaints through mediation
as much as possible and avoid
excessive formal hearings. "I would
like to to see negotiation and media-
tion before the confrontation, during
the confrontation, and after the con-
frontation," he said.
However, other council members
raised questions, such as: When is
mediation appropriate? Who serves
as the third party? What parties are
In late 1987, the council dis-
banded due to heated disagreements
between students and faculty. Last
July, the University's Board of Re-
gents said the council would be per-
manently disbanded if it could not
Last term, members of the
Michigan Student Assembly, Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, and the University adminis-
tration came up with a plan to re-
convene the council. The new coun-
cil began discussing the free speech
policy last January.
Executive Assistant to the Presi-
dent Virginia Nordby, part of the
council's support staff, said the
council should finish its work on the
policy by May 1.
Before the council's proposal can
go into effect, it must be ratified by
MSA and SACUA.
But yesterday, graduate student
Corey Dolgon reported that MSA
members would not support sanc-
tions more severe than education or
public service in the policy. Last
week, Croxton submitted a list of
possible sanctions to the council,
which included suspension and ex-
"One of the big jobs is going to
be selling this to our constituents.
We have to come up with something
that is sellable," Dolgon said.
Press,will deliver the keynote
speech. Luedtke, who wrote the
screenplay for the movie Absence of
Malice, which explores press mis-
conduct, will present ideas for new
directions in student journalism.
The conference will be held in
Auditorium 3 of the Modern Lan-
guage Building beginning at 9 a.m.
on Saturday, March 25.
Three new faculty elected to SACUA positions
BY MARION DAVIS
The faculty's Senate Assembly
elected three new members to the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs during its
monthly meeting yesterday.
School of Medicine researcher
Peggie Hollingsworth, Natural Re-
sources Prof. James Diana, and En-
gineering Prof. Walter Debler will
begin their three-year terms with
SACUA in early May.
"I think it's a privilege and a re-
sponsibility," said Debler, adding
that faculty members have some-
thing to contribute to the University
other than their teaching expertise.
Debler said SACUA members
should transmit information to both
faculty members and students.
Members of SACUA also serve as
liaisons to various assembly com-
mittees such as the Student Rela-
tions Committee, the Academic Af-
fairs Committee, and the Financial
The Faculty Assembly is the
central forum for representatives
from all schools and colleges, and
SACUA is the executive arm of the
Assembly. SACUA advises and
consults with the President and Ex-
ecutive officers on behalf of the As-
Assembly members were asked to
rank the six candidates running for
the three vacated positions according
Debler said he would like the
University to aggressively address
the problem of under-representation
of minority faculty.
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"We must address the problem in
our own house," he said. Debler
suggested that if the University
would implement programs that en-
courage and support minority gradu-
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Diana admitted that while he was
somewhat overwhelmed by his new
duties and time commitment as a
SACUA member, the time com-
mitment would not be a problem.
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The ordinance will now go
through revisions under the Housing
Code Revision Committee, which
has members representing both
tenants and landlords.
Many councilmembers expressed
concern about the form of the
"There's a lot of loopholes (in the
ordinance)," said councilmember
Terry Martin (R-Second Ward). "It
just needs a good going over."
"The coalition will be working to
encourage the Housing Code
Committee to bring the ordinance
back to council in much the same
form as (it is) now," said Claudia
Green, another member .,f the
In other business the council
passed a the first reading of the
mandatory recycling ordinance. The
ordinance would require city residents
to recycle items including
newspaper, office paper, corrugated
cardboard and grass clippings.
The ordinance would disallow city
pick-up of any items considered
The ordinance will go to a sub-
committee of the council's Solid
Waste Task Force.
Many councilmembers hope to
pass the ordinance by April 17, the
deadline for the state's "Clean
Michigan" grants. The grants, which
are distributed on a competitive
basis, will distribute $15 million.
"I'm sure I can do it," he said.
Diana, 37, said he will have a
different type of voice from other
members. "I hope to represent a a
group that is underrepresented on the
committee - younger faculty
members," he said, adding that he
plans to emphasize issues which face
younger faculty members, such as
maternity leave, raising families, and
getting children through school.
Newly elected SACUA member
Hollingsworth was out of town and
unavailable for comment yesterday.
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