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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 12, 1996 - 3

Regents head to Dearborn for monthly meeting

Agenda, regents predict light meeting with low turnout

DPS discovers
graffiti on
several campus
uidings
While students were away from Ann
Arbor for spring break, vandals painted
the town red ... and blue and green and
yellow.
'The Department of Public Safety re-
ported nine separate incidents of graf-
fiti vandalism across campus during the
past week.
Twice the illegal artists vandalized
st Quad, the C. C. Little Building and
the Fletcher carport.
Both racial and sexual messages
were painted in East Quad. Swastikas
were found in the fourth floor stairwell
of Anderson House and DPS reported
that graffiti "sexually oriented in na-
ture" was found on approximately a
dozen office and classroom doors in
East Quad.
@1ther locations on campus also
marked by vandals:
I at the C. C. Little Building a silver
circle was painted in a first floor bath-
room;
the word "killa" was painted on
the hood of a car at the Fletcher car-
port;
* the words "turtle down" adorned a
back door of the Museum of Art.
rsonists light up
ulletin boards
While some vandals used paint as
weapons, another group oftrouble-mak-
ers fought with fire last week.
DPS reported two fires that appeared
to be set intentionally. Both fires were
lit on bulletin boards.
A North Campus bus shelter fell vic-
tim to fire last Tuesday night. DPS
V orted no major damage to the bul-
in board at the site and only the
papers and advertisements were
burned.
Early the next morning, a bulletin
-board in West Quad was discovered in
flames by Housing Security. Officers
extinguished the flames with a fire ex-
tinguisher. The Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
ment was called to the scene to ventilate
the-area.
Uospital cafeteria
robbed
Hungry thieves robbed the cafeteria
at University Hospitals three times last
week, DPS reported.
On March 5 the subject, a 39-year-
old.man, attempted to take food from
the cafeteria. He was confronted by
hospital security and forced to pay for
e meal.
On Thursday a man walked out of the
cafeteria without paying. The man was
caught, but a warrant check showed he
was not the same culprit from the ear-
lier theft.
The next day, the cafeteria was robbed
once again. A man stole some pizza and
soda pop.
He was later found on the second
floor with only the beverage. DPS re-
ported the man was the suspect from the
Earch 5 incident.
Thief strikes DPS
office
Even those who try to protect against
crime are not immune to it.
DPS reported that a microwave oven
was stolen from the DPS offices on

Kipke Drive. The microwave was lo-
ted on the second floor of the
department's main office.
- , -Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
The agenda of the March meeting of
the University Board of Regents carries
a lighter load than past meetings.
The board's business meeting Friday
will be affected by the absence of three
members - Regents Laurence Deitch
(D-Bloomfield Hills), Shirley McFee
(R-Battle Creek) and Nellie Varner (D-
Detroit) will all be gone.
On Thursday, the regents will meet at
the University's satellite campus in
Dearborn. The board convened at the

Flint campus last fall.
"Each year, the regents go to the Flint
campus and the Dearborn campus," said
Associate Vice President for Univer-
sity Relations Lisa Baker. "This is one
of the opportunities for the regents to
meet with faculty, staff, students and
community leaders."
Baker said the meeting's location did
not affect its agenda.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) described the upcoming
Dearborn meeting as "more of an in-
formation day" than a business meet-

ing.
"I'm looking forward to the intellec-
tual property issue presentation (Vice
President for Research) Homer Neal is
doing," Newman said.
Newman said the Dearborn meeting
helps foster a closer relationship be-
tween the regents and the campus.
"It's an opportunity for the campus
to get to know the regents," she said.
"It's an excellent idea. It's too bad we
don't spend more time there."
A vote on the changes in the regents'
bylaws governing the Athletic Depart-

ment was originally intended to be
presented by Vice President for Uni-
versity Relations Walter Harrison in
February. The vote was later moved to
March
Newman, who gave birth to a baby
boy last week, said there were con-
cerns that the meeting would have to
be postponed because she would not
be able to attend. Her absence would
have meant only four regents would
have been at Friday's meeting, an in-
sufficient number to conduct a quo-
rum.

March Regents'
Meeting
The meetings will be held Thursday,
March IA at 1:30 p.m. at the
Dearborn campus and Friday, March
15 at 9 a.m. in the Regents' Room
of the Fleming Administration
Building.
The regents are scheduled to hear
reports from Dearborn Chancellor
James Renick, Chief Financial
Officer Farris Womack and Vice
President for Research Homer Neal.

I

Faculty prepare to
change grievance
policy, procedures

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
The debate over the faculty griev-
ance policy is scheduled to get a
jumpstart at next Monday's Senate As-
sembly meeting.
Assembly member Thomas Moore,
chair of the grievance subcommittee,
introduced the eighth draft of the
committee's report to the Senate Advi-

sory Committee
on University Af-
fairs at yesterday's
meeting.
Moore said the
two biggest prob-
lems faculty have
with current griev-
ance policies in-
clude administra-

"A lot o
pro fesor
they shoal
their footJ
L__ - MA

DIANE COOK/Daily
Stea hands
John Klausmeyer puts the final touches on the assembly of a Mastodon trackway that is reportedly 10,000 years old.
The track was found near Saline, Mich., by University Prof. Dan Fisher. The exhibit Is scheduled to open in April.
Bmke strike continues to cause
more headaches for Gen. Motors

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A week-
old strike at two General Motors Corp.
brake factories further choked the
world's largest automaker yesterday,
closing nearly half its North America
assembly plants and idling thousands
of workers.
There were indications that talks with
the United Auto Workers had stalled.
No progress was reported over the
weekend, and no new talks were sched-
uled, GM spokesperson Jim Hagedon
said.
United Auto Workers Local 696
President Joe Hasenjager said the strike
"could be a long one."
David Healy, a financial analyst with
the New York-based Burnham Securi-
ties, said GM could lose $250 million a
week if all of its 29 car and truck assem-
bly plants in North America are idled.
The automaker earned $6.9 billion in
1995.
GM spokesperson Tom Klipstine in
suburban Detroit would not comment on
a report in the local newspaper, The Oak-
land Press, that virtually all of GM's
North American assembly plants may
have to close by tomorrow if the strike
continues.
When the strike began, GM had an 82-
day supply of passenger cars, and a 79-
day supply of trucks, Klipstine said. The
vehicle supply is critical in determining
how long it would take for the strike to
affect consumers. The industry generally
considers a 60-day supply ideal.
GM has been forced to shut down 13

tors who ignore but it's a
the opinions oftheP
Grievance Re- - Pro
view Board and Senate Asr
deans who deny
professors' rights
to enter the grievance process.
"Deans decide who is not qualified to
grieve and what is not a grievable issue,
(so a solution is) to turn it into the hands
of the Grievance Review Board," said
Moore, a biology professor and SACUA
member.
The report is part of an ongoing de-
bate that began in September among
Senate Assembly members. Faculty
discontent over the language of the re-
port led to six months of deliberation
and drafts of the report.
Prof. Thomas Dunn said many people
did not understand the protocol of the
report, which led to the protests.
"It's a document presented for dis-
cussion by Senate Assembly," said
chemistry Prof. Dunn. "It means it is
the faculty's position on it, but it doesn't
mean it is written into law.
"A lot of professors felt they should

F.e

put their foot into it, but it's a start of a
process - the faculty part."
Moore said he was expecting "a mote
favorable response" because "the people
with the greatest reservations" were apart
ofthe grievance subcommittee, but he did
acknowledge the possibility of dissent.
"There'll be people not happy with
(the report)," Moore said. "There area
lot of reasons for resistance, but it is a
process to correct
flaws.
"It's been be-
fore (the Senate
JS felt Assembly) three
times. We're hop-
d puting they'll deal
with (the report)
this time."
Major changes
a ny N, to the report in-
cluded substitut-
Thomas Dunn ing the word "de-
mbly member terminative" for
"binding" to avolk
the legal ramifica-
tions of the latter word and re-directing
the motion of a final appeal to the Uni-
versity president instead ofthe SAC UA
Faculty Hearing Committee.
The report was based on the out-
comes of 20 documented grievance,
between 1983 and 1993. Moore said h.i
would have liked more informatior
about grievances to increase the accu-
racy of the report.
"(The Personnel Office) kept20 record
available, but we know of five' other
missed," Moore said. "We don't knov
how many deans turned down (griev-
ants). We can only evaluate the circum
stances we know and where we've been."
From the data of the 20 grievances, i.
took an average of 201 days betweei
the request for a Grievance Reviev
Board and its actual formation. Then
the board required an average of 37(
days to reach a final decision.

AP PHOTO
Lattle Slusher (left), president of the United Auto Workers Local 913, shakes
hands with Local 696 member Larry Baron at GM's Sandusky, Ohio, plant.

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North American assembly plants and six
parts plants since the 3,000 members of
Local 696 walked off the job at Delphi
Chassis Systems in Dayton on March 5.
Another 11 of roughly 200 GM parts
plants in North America have been af-
fected, with some workers being sent
home but production continuing. In all,
about 55,000 workers have been idled by
the strike.
The Delphi Chassis workers struck
over safety and job security issues. The
plants supply brake systems and parts

to nearly all of GM's assembly plants.
The major issue in the dispute is
outsourcing, the production of parts by
outside plants or companies. The union
fears it could permanently cut jobs at
the Dayton plants.
Hagedon, based in Dayton, said GM
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"We don't see how we can sell cars
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