Vol. Cl, No._29
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, October 15,1990
The Michigan Daily
Daily News Analysis
by Daniel Poux
Daily Administration Reporter
Concern for students' rights continues
Last December University stu-
dents lost their official voice in the
University's efforts to limit student
behavior outside the classroom.
The University's Board of Re-
*gents disbanded the University
Council, the student, faculty, and
administrative board responsible for
formulating student conduct policies.
Without the Council, some stu-
dent leaders, administrators, and fac-
ulty fear the University will institute
a comprehensive code of non-aca-
demic without student input.
*by Bruce Fox
Alcohol abuse plays a role in the
deterioration of many student's lives.
In an attempt to educate students
at the University about the effects of
alcohol, the Interfraternity Council
(IFC) and Panhellenic Association
are sponsoring National Collegiate
Alcohol Awareness Week.
"It's difficult to get people not to
drink," said Kimberly Higgs, press
representative for the events.
Matt Commers, an LSA junior
in. the Delta Tau Delta fraternity,
wants "to make the system aware of
the use and sometimes abuse of al-
cohol." Commers, chair of the pro-
gram, said he needs "to be realistic...
Many students choose to use it
(alcohol) even if they are under 21."
The kickoff today will occur on
the Diag from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with
free cider and information on alcohol
abuse. There will be alcohol semi-
nars Monday through Wednesday at
various fraternities and sororities
around campus. Thursday, the Sigma
Chi fraternity will host an alcohol
free party with a live jazz band.
Friday, local bars will offer dis-
counts on non-alcoholic drinks.
Higgs, an LSA junior and mem-
*ber of the Alpha Gamma Delta
sorority, said this is mainly a Greek
event because the committees are
"limitedl by manpower from cam-
pus." When meetings were first held
in last April, plans for a campus-
wide event included residence hall
education, but those ideas did not
"SADD (Students Against Drunk
See ALCOHOL, page 2
The Council, which was created
in 1973 amidst campus uproar over
administrative efforts to limit stu-
dent protests, gave students the abil-
ity to discuss and veto any Univer-
sity behavioral policy.
In that year the Regents passed
Regental Bylaw 7.02, which created
a "University Council whose pur-
pose is to formulate and propose
uniform regulations governing the
conduct (individually and in the ag-
gregate)" for the students and staff of,
Under the new 7.02 bylaw, the
U-Council was given the ability, and
the responsibility, to "formulate
proposed regulations of conduct ap-
plying to the (University students
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA), which appointed the student
members to the Council, had veto
power over any Council decision.
The Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, the faculty gov-
erning committee, had the same veto
Thus began the 16-year Univer-
sity Council battle between students,
faculty, and administrators over
whether or not the University needs
a Code of Non-Academic Conduct
explicitly limiting the actions of
students outside the classroom, and
who should be charged with formu-
lating and enforcing such a policy.
MSA leaders, who stood firmly
in opposition to any non-academic
code, appointed anti-Code representa-
tives and promised to veto any Code.
Despite student veto ability,
some anti-Code student activists and
former members of the Council felt
that its purpose from the start was to
legitimize University control over
students behavior outside the class-
"Basically, the U-Council was
created to not only create a Code (of
Non-Academic Conduct), but to
more importantly give the Code le-
gitimacy," explained Corey Dolgon,
Rackham student and member from
1988 to 1989 of the last University
"The Regents created the U-
Council to give legitimacy to the
argument that the University even
needed a Code," Dolgon said.
Michigan's Ann Arbor campus is
one of the few colleges or universi-
ties in the country without a code of
non-academic student conduct. The
University's campuses at Flint and
Dearborn both have working codes.
The administrative members of
the Council submitted several drafts
of a Code to the body, but their pro-
posals were vetoed by MSA each
See CODE, Page 2
Desmond Howard (photo on left), waves his hands in frustration at the referee after failing to complete a two-point conversion play in Saturday's Michigan-MSU game. Howard believed
he had been tripped on the play. Engineering senior Mark Carrigan sits and mourns in Michigan Stadium, long after the stands emptied. I swear to God I thought he (Howard) caught
that ball," he said.
Blue loses chance or national title
by Eric Lemont
Daily Football Writer
Michigan discovered the down
side of being No. 1 last Saturday.
The Wolverines joined Notre Dame
as the second team in two weeks to
take a fall from the top of the
nation's rankings with a 28-27 loss
to Michigan State.
Down 28-21, Michigan drove 71
yards in the game's last two minutes
to pull within one. Wolverine coach
Gary Moeller passed up the extra
point attempt in favor of attempting
a two-point conversion.
Quarterback Elvis Grbac's pass
went up, receiver Desmond Howard
went down (replays show contact
between him and MSU cornerback
Eddie Brown) and the ball fell off
Howard's pad when he hit the
No penalty. No two points. No
more No. 1.
"I don't think we were looking
ahead to No. 1," Moeller said. "On
the final touchdown ,drive, I don't
think our kids quit and I don't think
they will quit now.
"We wanted to win the ballgame;
I called the kids over and explained
the ramifications (of going for two
points) and they wanted to do the
to police re#y
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Daily Crime Reporter,, '
7% today to fight
by Gwen Shaffer ing U of M dorms. Last year we r
Passersby couldn't walk through
the Diag Friday without noticing
the brightly-chalked concrete
marked with statements and pictures
opposing the deputization of cam-
pus security officers.
The chalk-in - sponsored by
Michigan Student Assembly's Stu-
dents' Rights Commission (SRC)
- was a demonstration against the
University Board of Regents' June
decision to arm campus police.
SRC members and other sup-
porters wrote in chalk across the
Diag and the steps of the Graduate
Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chalkers made statements such
Tomorrow students and Ann Ar-
bor residents eating at area restau-
rants will also be making a differ-
ence for the community's hungry.
The second annual "Seven Per-
cent Solution," sponsored by Food
Gatherers - a non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to feeding the hungry-
and homeless in the community -
is being held as part of World Food
Day, a worldwide event to increase
awareness of "hunger issues."
"The idea is that there is enough
food to go around; it just needs to
get to the right places," said Director
of Food Gatherers Lisa De Young.
The 45 restaurants participating
have agreed to donate up to seven
percent of the day's gross annual
sales to Food Gatherers.
"The reason why seven percent
cued 65,000 pounds of food that all
would have been thrown away."
Last year 28 restaurants partici-
pated in the 7 Percent Solution, rais-
ing $3,000. This year the group's
goal is to raise $5,000.
"People think of Ann Arbor, and
they think it's a wealthy city -
they think of football; they think all
the students are rich," De Young
said. "But it's a myth. People don't
realize that there's hunger behind the
facade," she added.
Jeff Hinte, a Rackham graduate student and member of MSA's Students'
the chalk-in on the Diag Friday.
Rights Commission, does his part for
students voted against deputization
of the University police force.
University police officers will
be deputized by the Washtenaw
we're going to accept it."
Demonstrators were worried the
Diag would be hosed down - and
their chalk-in washed away - when
the Diag by 2 p.m., but they rinsed
the library steps and approximately
one-fourth of the Diag concrete
around 3:30 p.m.
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