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dies of
by Lari Barager
Former English Professor Ellis
Wunsch, a key figure in the devel-
opment of the Residential College,
died of leukemia in New York on
Dec. 25. He was 73.
James Robertson, professor emer-
itus of English, credits Wunsch with
the idea of creating the small liberal
arts college that students say gives
them more personal attention. "He
took an active role in making these
ideas work," Robertson said.
"Students were most important to
him," said creative writing teacher
Warren Hecht. "He was one of the
gentlest and most humane people I
ever met."
From his days as a student to his
role as an administrator, Wunsch
filled many positions during his
time at the University.
Wunsch earned his undergraduate,
master's and doctoral degrees in Ann
As an administrator, he acted as
director of the RC, taught undergrad-
uate courses in English composi-
tion, poetry, literary theory and 20th
century ideas. He also worked as a
In 1972, an LSA committee ex-
amined the newly-formed RC to de-
termine whether it was worth
"Ellis was acting director and he
was the one who kept the RC go-
ing," Robertson said. "It was primar-
ily his style as an administrator. He
'Students were most
important to him.'
- Warren Hecht
creative writing prof.
didn't push. He allowed people to
speak for themselves."
"He was the kind of guy who was
really encouraging of students,"
Hecht said. "He never lost his tem-
per. He was the type of person who
if you were upset, he would just
quote some poetry to you."
A dedicated educator, Wunsch
also held positions at Oakland Uni-
versity and Northwestern Michigan
College. In 1969, he received the
Class of 1923 Award for outstanding
"He was always interested in be-
ing around universities," Hecht said.
"In 1971, when I first started teach-
ing, he had a talk with me. 'The
University is not the place to get
rich,' Wunsch said, 'but it's the
nicest, most humane place to
Wunsch retired in 1981 and
moved to Old Mission Peninsula
near Traverse City. "He was a
farmer- raising apples and cher-
ries," Hecht said.

Arab-Israeli peace
talks resume in D.C.

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and Palestinians broke their proce-
dural deadlock yesterday and decided
on a formula for negotiations over
Palestinian autonomy.
Israel and Syria engaged in an acid
Syria accused Israel of giving the
peace process short shrift and Israel
responded with charges that Syria was
The breakthrough between Israel
and the Palestinians may clear the way
for work on Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Shamir's proposal that Pales-
tinians on the West Bank and Gazarun
their own day-to-day affairs.
The compromise involves the es-
tablishment of two committees. One
will discuss autonomy and other is-
sues concerning the Palestinians. The
second committee will deal with is-
sues between Israel and Jordan.
The Palestinians had demanded the
right to deal with Israel without Jorda-
nians at the table. The dispute blocked
any progress at the last round of talks,
which ended here Dec. 18.
Israel's proposal provides for Jor-
danians to be present when Palestinian
issues are discussed. The committee
will be lopsided in favor of the Pales-
Hanan Ashrawi, spokesperson for
the Palestinians, said: "I'm very happy
to report that the phase of the corridor
diplomacy is over." Talks never got
beyond a State Department corridor

last month because of the procedural
Israel's chiefnegotiator in the talks,
Elyakim Rubinstein, said a three-way
general meeting would be held yester-
day afternoon, immediately followed
by direct talks with nine Palestinians
and two Jordanians. A separate meet-
ing with nine Jordanians and two Pal-
estinians will be held today, he said.
"I'm sorry to say that once again
we are greatly disappointed," Syrian
delegation chief Muwaffak Allaf said
after the morning session at the State

where Israel doesn't exist "and we
told them that this is the basic prob-
lem, that Syria denies the legitimacy
and existence of Israel."
Israel's ambassador to Washing-
ton Zalman Shoval said Syria's atti-
tude toward Israel does not "necessar-
ily auger well for the continuation of
the talks."
He said Israel had proposed an
afternoon meeting yesterday but Syria
had rejected the suggestion and the
two sides would meet again today.
A third phase of talks, between

'1'm very happy to report that the phase of the
corridor diplomacy is over.'
- Hanan Ashrawi
Palestine spokesperson

Department. "It is really an exercise in
"Every time we come to start a
serious round of talks they limit it to
two or three days, which is an indica-
tion of the importance they give to the
peace process."
"There is a growing degree of frus-
tration during these talks with the Syr-
ians because we've been trying again
and again to get them to address them-
selves to the substance," said Yosef
Ben-Aharon, Israel's chief delegate
for the talks with Syria.
Ben-Aharon saidhis delegation dis-
played a map used in Syrian schools

Israel and Lebanon, was postponed
when the chief Lebanese negotiator,
Souheil Chammas, fell ill with the flu.
The talks were to have begun today
under an arrangement reached before
the last round recessed. The Arabs
stalled in protest of Israel's decisiofi to
expel 12 Palestinians suspected of in-
citing terrorism on the West BankiAnd
in Gaza.
Ashrawi said her delegation had
handed the Israelis a letter expressiAg
the Palestinians' "serious concern and
grave alarm" at the planned expulsion
of the 12 accused by Israel of foment-
ing terrorism.

Dance fever
Art School Junior Jennie Lee dances during the first meeting of her
introduction to ballet class.

Ann Arbor cops hope to become user

by Erin Einhorn
and Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporters
Some people fear the police.
Some see them as unapproach-
able, cold and cruel.
But the Ann Arbor Police
Department hopes to shed these neg-
ative perceptions by reaching out to
the public through Community
Oriented Policing (COP).
"Community policing is a proac-
tive approach to law enforcement as
opposed to a reactive one," said
Police Chief Doug Smith. "Officers

become familiar with and familiar
to the residents, and eventually be-
come a real part of the community."
The program envisions assigning
officers to neighboorhood beats
where they will meet regularly
with members of the community
and solicit two-way interaction.
"We're not going to back away
from enforcement issues," Smith
said. "The idea is to establish a rela-
tionship so that when we do have to
do a search, and we do have to use a
search warrant, the community will

Smith told City Council mem-
bers at a work session last night
that the COP pilot program has
sucessfully begun and that the de-
partment has received positive feed-
back from the public.
"I must say that I'm very im-
pressed with the speed and the way
some of these things are taking off,"
said Councilmember Thais Peterson
(D-5th Ward). "I think the citizens
in Ann Arbor have been clearly
longing for a more user-friendly po-
lice force."
Although the University secu-

rity is strictly under the jurisdic-
tion of the Department of Public
Safety, students who live off cam-
'Having exposure to
police as an adult can
only help you.'
- Bob Eckstein
City councilmember
pus will soon be participating in
neighborhood-police dialogue.
"I think it will have a really
positive effect on the student com-

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munity," said Councilmember Bob
Eckstein (D-5th Ward). "Having
exposure to police as an adult can
only help you."
COP is still in the early stages
of development, Smith said. The
Police Department is experimenting
with a new philosophy toward law
enforcement which Smith hopes
will assimilate into the daily jobs
of all officers.
"When a police officer pulls up
and people welcome him rather than
ask 'What's wrong?' then the pro-
gram has been a success," Smith said.

Court relax
WASHINGTON (AP)-TheSupreme Court
yesterday let stand rulings that allow evidence
illegally seized by police to be used to increase
a convicted criminal's prison sentence.
The court rejected arguments that such evi-
dence, which must be excluded when determin-
ing guilt or innocence, should be barred from
sentencing proceedings as well.
Two federal appeals courts, in cases from
Tampa, Fla., and the District of Columbia, have
ruled that the so-called exclusionary rule does
not apply to sentencing. Those rulings were left
undisturbed, without comment.
In other matters, the justices:
ERejectedan extraordinary request by Wash-
ington state officials and refused to order a
federal appeals court to speed up review of a

es evidence
death row inmate's case.
In an unsigned opinion, the justices said they
would subject any further delay to "a most rigor-
ous scrutiny" if state officials again complain
about the pace of review in the San Francisco-
based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Refused to allow the criminal prosecution
of a Christian Science couple whose young boy
died after they prayed for his healing rather than
seek medical help.
Left intact sanctions of over $1 million
against a non-profit law firm and two journalists
who sued over injuries suffered when a bomb
exploded during a news conference in Nicara-
gua. Lower courts said the lawsuit was pursued
in bad faith.
Refused to revive $7.8 million judgment a

seizure restrictions
computer software company, INSLAW, won the rule generally bars illegally seized evidence
against the federal governmentover what abank- from criminal trials.
ruptcy judge said was governmental fraud. In the Florida case, Earl Lynch was con-'
Refused to reinstate a California man's victed of possessing cocaine with the intent to
murder conviction, thrown out by a federal ap- distribute it.
peals court that said his so-called Miranda rights AtLynch's federal trial, evidence discovered
had been violated. as the result of a separate, court-approved search
UHeard arguments in aNew Jersey case that was used. The guns and drugs seized in the
poses a high-stakes question: Whether Congress warrantless search were excluded as evidence.
has allowed people to sue cigarette makers for After he was convicted, ajudge took Lynch's
allegedly misrepresenting the dangers of smok- possession of the illegally seized evidence into
ing. consideration when sentencing him to seven
The Florida and District of Columbia cases years and three months in prison. If that posses-
focused on the exclusionary rule, first fashioned sion had not been taken into consideration, the
by the high court 77 years ago. Aimed at deter- most prison time Lynch could have received
ring violations of the Fourth Amendment's pro- under federal sentencing guidelines was six years
tections against unreasonable police conduct, and six months.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

SACUA discusses complaint of poor
communication with administration

by David Wartowski
Daily Faculty Reporter

Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fraternity,
mass mtg, Michigan Union, Anderson
Rms A-C, 7 p.m.
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. British
science fiction tv showings, 2439
Mason, 8 p.m.
Safewalk/Northwalk. mass mtg for
new volunteers, Union, Pendelton Rm,
7 p.m.
"Homeless, Poverty, and
Unemployment", Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Hill Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Ecumenical Campus Center,
International Forum Luncheon series
speaker cancelled,. New program to be
"A Perspective on Syria: View From
a Recent Trip," Nazi and Ellen Okar,
International Center, noon.
"Semiconductor Nanoclusters: A
New Class of Large Molecule", Dr.
Karl Littau. 1640 Chem, 4 p.m.
"Isothermal Enthalpy Changes of
PS/PP Blends", Chichang Shu. Thesis
Colloquium, Dow Building Rm 1005,
2:30 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking

walking service. Temporary service
Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by
2333 Bursley or call 763-WALK. Full
service begins Sunday, Jan. 26.
Housing Division Resident Staff
Positions, Pre-Information Meeting
Workshops for Students of Color,
RD/MPA/Trotter House Candidates,
South Quad, West Lounge, 7-8 p.m.
Prospect Place, Volunteers needed for
child and family support, family aides,
and skills and services. Training 9
a.m.- 12 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. For more
information call 484-4300.
U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society,
Auditions for Pirates of Penzance,
Michigan League, Jan. 14, 16, 17 7-10
U-M Handbell Ringers, Handbell
ringers needed for group. Rehearsal
900 Burton Tower, 4:10 p.m. Must
read music. Student club.
"Study in Japan with U-M!", Lane
Hall Commons, 5 p.m.
"Students of Color Abroad",
International Center, 7-8:30 p.m.
"The Russian Revolution of 1917",
SPARK: Revolutionary History Series,
B122 MLB, 7-8 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement.,
Conference and Campus Interviews,
CP&P Program Rm, 12:10-1 p.m.;
Minority Career Conference Pre-
Conference Workshop, Michigan
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The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs (SACUA)
discussed a letter yesterday from
medical Professor George Brewer
citing concerns over poor faculty-
administration communication.
Brewer said he is concerned that
faculty members are not being in-
formed of administrative changes
that affect the faculty until the
changes are made.
In his letter, he asked SACUA to
invite Vice President for Research
William Kelly to the Senate As-
sembly's January meeting to re-
spond to faculty concerns.
"The faculty learns things
through rumor, reading The Ann
Arbor News, the Daily," Brewer
said, "...and maybe afterwards in the
(University) Record."
The administration's decision to
restructure the International Policy
Organization (IPO) is a good ex-
ample of the problem, Brewer said.
IPO, the University organization
that decides which research projects
to patent, was originally designed
to address both faculty and financial
concerns, Brewer said.

He added that the new IPO will
not allow the organization to ad-
dress faculty concerns as well as it
did in the past.
Brewer originally expressed his
concerns at the Senate Assembly's
December meeting and asked Kelly
at the meeting to explain why the
administration did not consult with
faculty members before reorganiz-
ing the IPO.
Brewer estimated that the ad-
ministration makes 10 to 12 deci-
sions a year that directly concern the
faculty without consulting faculty

The administration should keep
faculty members informed of
changes that will affect them as
well as ask for feedback before mak-
ing such changes, Brewer said.
He suggested that the adminis-
tration publish proposals in the
University Record, as well as draw
input from the faculty by address-
ing SACUA.
Brewer also suggested that the
faculty develop a way, such as a
newsletter, to communicate ideas
among themselves.



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