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There's nothing cryptic about the University's
latest code. It is a blatant attempt by the
administration to expand its control over
students' lives.

Scott Sterling spent some time this summer
chillin' with Basehead. Get the scoop on this
innovative rap group's favorite beers.

The University Athletic Department is conducting
an internal investigation of the men's basketball to
determine what, if any, violations of NCAA rules
occurred over the summer.

Cloudy, chance of rain;
High 70, Low 52 Q
Mostly sunny, cool; High 67, Low 50

WE att


One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

VlIL No 2 AnnAr ,Mchgn ThrdaSpteber10,1992©192 Te Mihign.Dily

The U-M is establishing a "Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities," which allows the U-M to discipline student
EVIOLATIONS "include but are not limited to" physical
assault; stalking; threats of injury or harm; sexual harassment;'
discrimination against an individual or group in any activity,
opportunity or organization on the basis of race, ethnicity,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, creed, national origin,
ancestry, age or marital status; "harassment that unreason-
ably interferes with an individual's work, educational perfor-
mance, or living environment"; arson; theft; hazing; property
U PENALTIES: formal reprimand, community service, class
attendance, restitution, U-M housing transfer or removal,
suspension from courses or activities, suspension, expulsion.
* ENFORCEMENT: A judicial adviser attempts to mediate
disputes informally. When this is impractical or unsuccessful,
the policy uses a formal hearing process. A six-member
student judiciary selected at random evaluates an alleged
policy violation and renders a verdict.
THE POLICY applies to all U-M students both on- and off-

Administrators refine new code of conduct

by Bethany Robertson
Daily News Editor
U-M administrators are still
seeking student input on the draft
copy of the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities, a new
policy governing non-academic stu-
dent conduct.
The guidelines will replace the
university's Interim Policy on
Discriminatory Conduct - key parts
of which were invalidated by a June
22 Supreme Court ruling. In R.A.V.
vs. St. Paul, the court ruled that
banning speech "solely on the basis
of the subjects (it) addresses" is un-
Adopted in 1989, the U-M's
interim policy prohibited "verbal
slurs ... referring to ... race,
ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orien-
tation, creed, national origin, ances-

try, age or handicap."
"We cannot enforce the interim
policy," said Shirley Clarkson, U-M
director of planning and
A copy of the draft and a ques-
tionnaire requesting feedback were
sent to all students attending the Ann
Arbor campus.
U-M President James Duderstadt
wrote in a letter to students,
"Developed through consultations
with students, faculty and staff, its
basic principle is one common to
most cultures and known in
Chrisitanity as the Golden Rule: Do
unto others as you would have oth-
ers do unto you."
Under the proposed plan, charges
of infractions would be presented to.
a six-member Student Hearing
Board drawn from a randomly-se-

lected pool of 50 students. Board
members would be screened for po-
tential biases, and their presence
may be challenged by both sides of a
A faculty member with no vote
would chair the board and would
also collect information about the
So far 2,629 responses have been
tabulated, said Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford,
and about 300 more questionnaires
have yet to be tallied. "Obviously
people read it very carefully,"
Hartford said.
"Of the students who responded,
89 percent indicated they were in fa-
vor of such a policy," Hartford said.
Eighty-four percent of students
also responded in favor of the stu-
dent judiciary. "That takes away a

lot of the fear about the university
using this as a tool to take advantage
of students," Hartford said.
In addition to the questionaires,
open meetings will be held Sept. 21
and 23 to answer questions and so-
licit more input. Hartford said she
plans to have a student chair the
meetings although serveral U-M
representatives will attend to re-
spond to questions.
Drafts for a new policy were al-
ready under consideration before the
Supreme Court ruling.
Lastwinter, recently graduated
Law students Michael Warren and
Peter Mooney, members of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
Student Rights Commission (SRC),
asked the administration to rescind
the interim policy because they
See CODE, Page 8

1st Ward
by Adam Hundley
Daily City Reporter
Tobi Hanna-Davies, a local peace
activist and director of the Interfaith
Council for Peace and Justice, will
replace Democrat Ann Marie
Coleman on the Ann Arbor City
The council on Tuesday accepted
Coleman's resignation, then ap-
pointed Hanna-Davies to fill the 1st
Ward seat. The 1st Ward comprises
much of central campus, including
West Quad and the Hill dorms.
Coleman, who served on the
council since 1987, is moving to
Chicago to become a senior minister
at the University Church.
"The council has done a lot of
good work. ... It's been an exciting
adventure," Coleman said. "I learned
a language you don't hear as an ad-
ministrator or student."
Hanna-Davies previously served
as coordinator of the Eastern
Michigan University Childcare
Center and worked in the Peace
Corps from 1969 to 1971.
"She's always there, committed
and dedicated," said Councilmember
Larry Hunter (D-1st Ward).
"I will feel a great pride in voting
for her," added Councilmember
Thais Peterson (D-5th Ward).
The appointment passed on a 7-2
party-line vote.
Republicans Kirk Dodge and
Peter Fink said they did not know
enough about her.
"We have absolutely no basis on
which to evaluate her," said
Councilmember Kirk Dodge (R-2nd
Ward). "We can't be expected to
vote for a person given that we don't
know them."
Councilmember Kurt Zimmer
(D-4th Ward) accused fellow
Democrats of running a sleaze cam-
paign against his preferred candi-
date, community leader Beverly
Zimmer and Councilmember
Peter Nicolas (D-4th Ward) argued
that Wright's public record was de-
filed this summer because council
Democrats wanted to appoint
Hanna-Davies instead.
See COUNCIL, Page 2

Gore, Bush give Labor
Day speeches in Michigan
by Erin Einhorn
Daily Staff Reporter

LSA senior Nancy Hoffman drove to
Detroit Monday to cheer Democratic vice-
presidential candidate Albert Gore's Labor
Day speech.
She came to demonstrate that she actively
supports Gore and Democratic presidential
candidate Bill Clinton and to show her sup-
port for the labor unions that traditionally
march through the city on Labor Day.
"My fianc6 and my father both work for
the UAW (United Auto Workers)," said
Hoffman, who plans to campaign on campus
for Clinton and Gore. "Clinton and Gore
support unions and I support them."
Gore, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, ad-
dressed the 200,000 member crowd at Hart
Plaza for almost an hour.
He discussed health care, unemployment
and criticized Clinton's opponent, President
George Bush, for what he called the "worst
economic performance since the Great
Bush also visited Michigan Monday. He
joined the annual Labor Day parade across
the Straits of Mackinac bridge, which joins
the state's two peninsulas and divides Great
Lakes Michigan and Huron.
"We'll set a good pace," said Bush to the
thousands of hikers joining him on the walk,
"and I plan to set that pace in November."
He said his wife, Barbara Bush, had
given him a pair of sneakers and told him to
"just do it ... Well, that's what we plan to do
this fall," Bush said.
The president met briefly with members
of Lake Superior State University's NCAA
See POLITICS, Page 2

bush to speak
in Detroit today
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush
will present his strategy for stimulating the
economy beyond Election Day in a speech in
Detroit today and in five-minute campaign
ads to be broadcast nationally tonight, White
House and Bush campaign officials said.
Administration sources said yesterday that
Bush's presentation may include modest new
tax breaks for small businesses but no major
budget or tax initiatives.
Bush's speech to Detroit businessleaders
will reflect his advisers' conclusion that eco-
nomic statistics are unlikely to saiow a re-
bound in time to be of much political help,
administration and campaign aides said.
Instead, the speech will focus on the long
term and seek to portray Bush as better quali-
fied than Clinton to lead the nation into a
The Bush campaign also bought television
time for tonight on NBC, CBS and ABC for a
five-minute taped address by the president on
his economic proposals.
The ads will spell out Bush's plan for
making the United States an "economic and
exporting superpower," said campaign
spokesperson Torie Clarke.
Bush's Detroit speech "will be very sub-
stantive on jobs and the economy, on what di-
rection this country needs to go," she said.
Bush, at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania,
See BUSH, Page 2

Vice Presidential candidate Albert Gore and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young stand at Hart
Plaza in Detroit during a Labor Day presidential campaign stop.

U-M regents approve 9.9
-er e e R~r
percent tuition Increase
by Melissa Peerless creased state and federal funding, the all students face $20-per-semester
Daily News Editor U-M is asking each of its depart- registration fees and $100-per

""'* '" as
These are fall 1992 tuition
increases at 15 schools
considered U-M peer


The U-M Board of Regents unan-
imously approved the U-M's
General Operating Budget - includ-
ing a 9.9 percent tuition increase -
for the 1992-93 school year at its
July meeting.
U-M Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs Gilbert
Whitaker said the budget is one of
"shared sacrifice."
"The budget is not a happy one,"
Whitaker said.
In order to compensate for de-

ments to make a 2 percent across-
the-board cut in its operating budget.
Faculty, staff and administrators will
receive a small cost of living ad-
justment stipend instead of a salary
And students and their families
will be asked to pay more to attend
the U-M.
Undergraduate Michigan resi-
dents face a 9.9 percent tuition in-
crease, with non-residents paying an
additional 7.5 percent. In addition,

semester infrastructure maintenance
fees to finance repairs on dilapidated
the U-M buildings.
Whitaker emphasized that a large
portion of the tuition increase will be
used to provide financial aid to the
U-M students.
"More than 46 percent of the
money from tuition - or roughly
$12 million - will go directly back
into financial aid," he said. "If we
are to take seriously our commit-
See TUITION, Page 2

Michigan State
Penn State
Ohio State


new dean
by Henry Goldblatt
and Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Staff Reporters
In returning to the U-M Office of
Student Affairs this fall, students
may notice more changes than the
new bowl of ripe red apples on the
front desk.
In an effort to make the office
accessible to the student body, Vice
President of Student Affairs
Maureen Hartford has restructured
the department and created three
new staff posts.
"The creation of a dean of
students office is perhaps a return to
an older model of students affairs
offices that existed at the university
before and exists at many of our peer

U-M sitsin middle of pack of national tuition increases

by Melissa Peerless
Daily News Editor
With many state and private universities
facing serious budget crises, students every-

Michigan residents will go up 9.9 percent with
non-residents facing a 7.5 percent increase.
U-M Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker said the
uneven tuition hike is an effort to gradually in-

ition for resident and non-resident students
"We raised both figures 8 percent," she
said. "However, unlike Michigan, a very large
majority of our students are Indiana residents.

A Wisconsin official praised the U-M's
solution to the current financial situation.
"The University of Michigan has managed
to create a budget which will put the institution
in zood financial stead for the nture with a

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