by Marion Davis
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
Housing officials made a final de-
cision last Friday regarding the
charges of discrimination at the
Mary Markley Residence Hall but re-
fqsed to release any information the
investigation had yielded.
- The allegations were made earlier
this month by a Black resident who
said her assigned roommate refused
tq live with her because of their dif-
ferent ethnic backgrounds.
"I can't share without permission
of a student any parts of their
record," Andrews said referring to the
Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974.
Although Andrews refused to
comment on exactly what investiga-
tive procedures were taken, he did
say that he was directly involved in
talking to the Markley staff and resi-
dent hall students about the incident.
"I'm pleased at the way the investi-
gition was conducted," Andrews
Andrews also refused to com-
ment on whether any housing poli-
cies had been violated or if the inves-
tigation determined the incident to be
something that was rooted in racist
personality or was just roommate
difficulties. "I think we did a fair and
thorough investigation of the situa-
tion... as far as we (housing) are
concerned the matter has concluded."
The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 29, 1989 - Page 5
'U' begins working toward
permanent harassment policy
by Kristine LaLonde
Daily Adminstration Reporter
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With a December deadline loom- Althc
ing over their heads, three top Jacoby
University officials met yesterday to staff an
discuss the development of a perma- tribute t
nent anti-discriminatory harassment expects<
policy. open for
University President James to detern
Duderstadt, presidential assistant accumul
Robin Jacoby, and University Mich
General Counsel Elsa Kircher Cole Presiden
discussed the policy's formulation, doubtful
but no concrete plans were made. tions toc
Jacoby said the three paid special Will
attention to devising a plan designed "would
to gather community input for the cause it
policy. doing th
"What definitely is going to oc- Universi
cur is a request for reaction from the "MSA
campus community, what we're in in the f
the process of doing is figuring out policy a
do this... we really are anx-
get this done," Jacoby said.
ough nothing is definite,
said she expects students,
d faculty requests to con-
o the new policy. She also
at least one request for an
um. Jacoby said they had yet
mine who would review the
higan Student Assembly
t Aaron Williams said he is
I of the University's inten-
consider student input.
iams said student input
seem logical, but just be-
seems like the best way of
ings that doesn't mean the
ty will follow it."
A was not heavily involved
formation of the (original)
nd I don't think they're go-
drop in '89 abortions
ing to change (that)," Williams said.
Currently an interim policy is in
place. Duderstadt installed the policy;
at the University's Board of Regents"
September meeting. The original,
anti-harassment policy had been
struck down as unconstitutional by
Federal Court Judge Avern Cohn on
The interim policy will be up
for review by the University's Board
of Regents in December. The origi-
nal policy had a "sunset clause,"
which would have put the policy up
for review at the end of this
The interim policy is subject to
the same clause. The board will re--
view the success of the policy and
consider changes, and then will have
the options of re-enacting the policy
or revoking it.
Judge Cohn issued his written
opinion on Monday. It detailed ex-:,
actly what portions of the policy hez
deemed unconstitutional, and criti-.;
cized the University's formulation
and administration of the policy.-
Cohn also listed precedent cases that^
established legal regulations one
Cole said the opinion will be a"
useful guide in developing the per-
"I think he (Cohn) was trying to?
outline where the limits were," Cole
said. "We pay great attention to what !
he tells us."
She said the University plans the'
final version to be broader than the
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LANSING (AP) - The number
of abortions in Michigan plunged
22.4 percent in the first three
months of this year compared to
1988, a drop some say was linked to
a new ban on state-paid abortions for
Figures released by the state
Department of Public Health showed
9,886 abortions were reported in
Michigan between January and
March. 2,855 fewer than the same
period of 1988.
Howard Simon, executive director
of the Michigan chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union,
said while it is too early to say if the
decline is related to the Medicaid
funding ban, the magnitude of the
drop is similar to that experienced in
other states that cut off publicly paid
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