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CELEBRATING VETS

When the 'U'lcked out its own

In an era when Communist fear
ran rampant, three University profes-
sors stood in the center, their patrio-
tism questioned by the U.S. House
Un-American Activities Committee.
This committee, known for investi-
gating Alger Hiss and the Hollywood
Ten, became the forefront for the later
McCarthy trials.
Clement Markert, a biology profes-
sor, was investigated at this time after
joining the Lincoln Brigade in his
youth, trying unsuccessfully to pre-
vent Franco from overtaking Spain's
democratic government. Refusing
to give testimony, he was suspended
from the University but later reinstat-
ed with full support from the faculty
senate, his department and college.
H. Chandler Davis, a professor
of mathematics, also refused to tes-
tify. He was 'suspended from the
University, -and later dismissed. He
was indicted in 1954 for contempt of

Congress and served a federal prison
sentence in 1960.
Mark Nickersonwas apharmacolo-
gyprofessorwhenthehearingsbegan.
He invoked the Fifth Amendment and
did not testify, which resulted in his
dismissal from the University.
In 1957, the National Association
of University Professors censured
the University for "unsatisfactory
conditions of academic freedom and
tenure." The next year, the Univer-
sity Board of Regents adopted a bylaw
outlining grounds and procedures for
dismissing faculty members, and the
association removed its censure.
In 1988, an LSA undergraduate
named Adam Kulakow brought the
University'streatmentoftheseprofes-
sors under scrutiny when he screened
a 90-minute video on the issues.
In 1990, the University's Senate
Assembly responded to calls of repa-
rations by issuing an official apology.

"We deeply regretthe failure of the
University community to protect the
fundamental values of intellectual
freedom at that time. It is to guard
against a repetition of those events
and to protect the fundamental free-
doms of those who come after us that
we make this resolution today," the
resolution stated.
The University also decided to
establish an annual lecture, to be
named "The University of Michigan
Senate's Davis, Markert, Nickerson
Lecture on Academic and Intellec-
tual Freedom."
Since 1991, the lecture has featured
academics, lawyers and journalists
including New York Times Executive
Editor Bill Keller. This year's sched-
uled speaker is Harvard Law School
Prof. Cass R. Sunstein. Sunstein will
speak on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Uni-
versity of Michigan Law School.
LAUREN DANTZER

ANGELA CESERE/ Daily
Engineering sophomore Antoine Bielek signs a "Happy
Holidays" banner to be sent to troops overseas.

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CRIME NOTES '
Ambulance andNov.10, University police
reported. The computer was
valued at $1,500. Police have no
requested for U suspects.1
staff member Ford truck

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

WHERE: 2850 Industrial Dr.
WHEN: Monday at about 8:20
a.m.
WHAT: A caller requested
an ambulance for a University
staff member, University Police
reported. The staff member
was transported to the Univer-
sity Hospital and given medical
assistance.

struck in lot
WHE4E: North Campus
Administrative Complex
WHEN: Monday at about12:15
p.m.
WHAT: An unknown vehicle
hit a blue Ford truck in a hit
and run accident, University
Police reported. The truck sus-
tained minor damage.

Clothing sale
WHAT: A sale of name-brand
clothing for cheap prices
WHO: University Unions Arts
and Programs
WHEN: Today from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Ballroom
Film screening
WHAT: A showing of a
movie about the Palestinian-
Israeli conflict
WHO: University Unions Arts
and Programs
WHEN: Today at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan League,
Kalamazoo Room
Evening prayer
service
WHAT: A service including
scripture readings, psalms
and prayers, followed by free
dinner

WHO: Episcopal Student
Foundation
WHEN: Today at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canterbury House,
721 East Huron Street
CORRECTIONS
. A story in Monday's Daily
(Students zoom into world
record books) mistakenly
said the plane averaged 99
miles an hour during its
flight. The plane traveled a
total of 99 miles in its flight.
* The same story said fuel
cell systems last 10-12 hours.
They last until they run out
of fuel.
. The story also incor-
rectly said fuel cell systems
are only good for smaller
objects. There are fuel cell-
powered car prototypes
operating now.
" The story also said inter-
nal combustion engines are
more efficient than fuel cell
systems. They are less effi-
cient.
" Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

1 A Caldwell, Idaho woman,
came home from work
to find a frozen pig head
stuck to the top of a pole in her
yard, The Associated Press
reported. Police said evidence
suggests the head had been
there for just a few hours.
Of the 12 states that
enforce possession max-
imums of medical mari-
juana, only Oregon goes above
Michigan's maximum of 2.5
ounces and 12 plants.
"FOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT
A 55-year-old man tried
torob a bank in Lawrence,
Mass., but was caught
after an employee hid a pack
of dye in the bag of cash, The
Associated Press reported. He
was arrested an hour later after
officers noticed the red dye on
his hands and on the money.

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Dell desktop
computer stolen Vehicles collide
compueStln

WHERE: Undergraduate Sci-
ence Building
WHEN: Monday at about 8;45
a.m.
WHAT: A Dell desktop com-
puter was taken from the
Undergraduate Science Build-
ing sometime between Nov.7

WHERE: M-18 Carport, 1600
East Medical Center Drive
WHEN: Monday at about 4:40
p.m.
WHAT: Two cars were
involved in an accidence in the
parking structure, University
police reported. Both vehicles
were damaged in the incident.

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