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Residents fulfil their work
requirement by cleaning, doing
repairs, serving as house officers,
participating in one of icc's
committees or preparing meals.
Most houses serve lunch and
dinner daily, with "guff" - food
for do-it-yourself breakfasts and
snacks - on hand as well. Two of
the houses - Lester and Black
Elk - serve strictly vegetarian
meals, and many of the other
houses offer non-meat
The types of meals, as well as
all other house policies, are
determined by residents on a
democratic basis at house
meetings held every other week.
Residents vote on issues ranging
from house magazine selection to
how to discipline a house member
who is not doing his or her share
of chores.
The principle of democratic
control is one of the five main
points of the icc's philosophy.
Open membership, neutrality in
religion and politics, constant
education and continuous
expansion constitute the
remainder of the group's
fundamental principles.
The icc government is
comprised of a 26-member Board
of Directors. Only the 18 house
presidents, who serve a one-year
term, are voting members. The
icc President, Executive Director
and six coordinating members
also serve on the board. The
coordinating members chair the
ice's five standing committees:
education, membership/
recruitment, finance,
development, and coordinating.

require that all unmarried male
students shall live in houses under the
direct supervision of landladies, and
that allfreshmen shall live in
approved houses.
- The Michigan Daily
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1932
Although the landlady crisis
was solved within a day when
Ruth Buchanan volunteered to
supervise the unmarried males,
co-ops have seen their share of
more severe problems throughout
their 58-year history.
Just as World War II began,
the University was home to 11 co-
ops - eight men's and three
women's. However, while the
University's male population was
fighting the war, local property
owners' speculation led them to
bid up the property values on
rental housing - leaving only
three co-ops by 1946.
The years 1%8-1985 were
turbulent for the co-op system.
The icc tripled its size between
1968-71, but saw no expansion in
facilities. This created many
problems during most of the
1970s and early '80s.
Jim Jones, executive director
of the icc since 1985, explains
that co-ops in the early 1970s had
"tremendous waiting lists" during
a time when many fraternities and
sororities were folding for lack of
"(But) the organizational
structure hadn't caught up with
the expansion," Jones says. "It
didn't make a whole lot of
difference... until the recession of
the early '80s."
During the recession,
vacancies on campus reached 13

The d'ower Structure
explained.. .

The Regents


story by Christine Kloostra,
photographs by Amy Feidm
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co-op residents - prices are kept
gan Daily at a relatively low level.
10, 1932 The icc was established in
1937 to help coordinate the co-
use, the ops and in 1944 the group
house in incorporated and purchased its
g the first house. Today the icc owns
ession as 18 co-ops which house roughly
brdable 560 students.
week for
Shoe repairs, barbering, and
udents. laundry will be done by members of
ising thehouse as part of the three-hour-a-
eason week contribution of work which will
be demanded in addition to the two
dollar charges for room and board.
ckysack More than 20 persons have definitely
IChlgan stated their intention ofjoining the
var, LSA project.
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dit at Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1932
Everyone Throughout its history, the co-
en table op system has strived to function
neai at as an efficient unit while meeting
the short- and long-term needs of


The accompanying chart was
sold to me by "Deep Shit," a
mysterious high-level agent in the
Collegiate Intelligence Agency.
According to
his story, it is
but one of the
located in
Q," the hidden
headquarters of
Jesse organization,
Wbkatedkin the
tunnels below
the steam tunnels. It is far from
exhaustive, and readers are urged
to contact Weekend magazine
should they come to possess any
missing links in the chain. As to
the identity of "Them," my
inquiries were met by the sight of
Deep Shit turning white as a
sheet and muttering something
about "Things mankind (sic) was
not meant to know." At that, I
wisely turned our conversation to
other, more Earthly matters.
(Special thanks to Cathy
Yeung for putting the document
onto the computer.)
public relations machinery to let
it be known that he opposes
David Duke in the Senate race.
Faced with a two-way run-off
between Duke and a Democrat,
George may just blow his small
mind trying to do the right thing.
Bush's problem is that, like
Duke, he opposes affirmative
action and minority hiring quotas.
Despite their claimed differences,
David Duke and the Republican
Party are ideologically
The newly balanced (or
unbalanced, according to your
taste) Supreme Court will
probably tackle the affirmative



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e type of work
of co-op members has
ce 1932, the time

stayed almost the The co-operative housing project of percent and many financially-
y residents are the Student Socialist club struck its strapped students moved into co-
contribute four to six first snag yesterday in the Dean of ops because of their affordability
k to their homes. Students office. For University rules and convenience. However, many

action issue. To expect that
Souter replacing William Brennan
will not cause progressive laws to
be overturned is like expecting
Pat Buchanan to vote Democrat.
Beneficiaries of affirmative
action legislation are finding
themselves deserted at a rapid
rate. Traditionally week-kneed
liberals are muttering distractedly
about the inherent structural
problems with affirmative action
(which is not the point), as the
Dixiecrats begin to notice the
populist storm that Duke is
whipping up. Conservatives
meanwhile are clutching Shelby
Steele to their bosoms as proof

that their agenda is, well...
ideologically sound.
In the grand tradition of
political news, where what goes
wrong today is vastly more
interesting than what goes wrong
everyday, editors are sending
busloads of reporters after David
Duke. He has merited feature
stories in major dailies and
newsweeklies around the nation,
and Duke has learned to
moderate his media message. He
steers his followers away from
obvious racial slurs, conscious of
the importance of a moderate
It remains to be seen whether

or not Duke gets elected-
probably not, but his star still
ascends. The question that
remains unanswered: when will
the shock of recognition strike?
This is the second in a two-part series.
Ronan G. Lynch is a weekly feature
and co-editor of Weekend Magazine


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