The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 35-S Ann Arbor, Michigan--Thursday, July 10, 1980 Free Issue Sixteen Pages
REPUBLICAN LEADER MARY CRISP weeps during a meeting of the Repub-,
lican National Committee in Detroit yesterday. Crisp bowed out of the Com-
mittee co-chairmanship after a bitter disagreement with GOP platform writers
over the Equal Rights Amendment.
GOP votes no
on ERA despite
From AP and UPI acknowledges "the legitimate efforts"
DETROIT-The Republican Party of both those who support ratification of
platform committee overwhelmingly the ERA and those who oppose it.
declined to endorse the Equal Rights THE ACTION SPELLED a likely end
Amendment for women yesterday, to 40 years of Republican commitment
brushing aside an emotional warning for a women's rights amendment. Con-
by the outgoing GOP co-chairwoman vention rules require 27 committee
signatures on any minority report; thus
it is unlikely supporters of the ERA will
George Bush has jumped out in front of be able to bring the issue to the floor of
his Republican challengers once - the Republican National Convention
again-this time as 'the first choice of next week.
GOP convention delegates for Ronald The committee left standing wording
Reagan's running mate. See story, in the draft document which says ap-
Page 6. proval of the ERA "is now in the hands
of the state legislatures."
that such a move risks losing the The platform committee vote came
presidency in November. just hours after GOP co-chairwoman
The committee voted 90-9 to approve Mary Crisp predicted the GOP would
language that says the party See REPUBLICAN, Page 2
By MITCH STUART definitely send one or more represen-
A University plan to hold the July 17 tatives to the July meeting if it were on
and 18 Regents meeting at the Inter- campus.
lochen National Music Camp in Traver- According to JamesBrinkerhoff,
se City drew heated protests yesterday University vice-president and chief
from student leaders who said students inancial officer, the July meeting was
would be denied sufficient access to publicly scheduled to be in Traverse
that meeting, where tuition rates for City six months ago.
the 1980-81 academic year are AT THE JUNE Regents meeting,
scheduled to be set. Regent Gerald Dunn (D-Lansing )
schedu ___d ____beset._ questioned the July location, saying he
An editorial on the location of this thought student access would be
month's Regents meeting appears on ,imited.
Page 4. Brinkerhoff said Tuesday that the
executive officers had since reviewed
Two of the University's eight Regents the July location, but due to the exten-
said they also opposed the location, sive planning that had gone into the
three others favored the Traverse City Regents' Interlochen visit, the officers
site, and the remaining three could not decided not to change the location.
be reachedby press time. "What's inconvenient for an Ann'Ar-
MICHIGAN STUDENT Assembly bor student might not be inconvenient
President Marc Breakstone said for another student," Brinkerhoff said.
locating the meeting at Interlochen AN ASSISTANT to Music School
(more than 200 miles from Ann Arbor) Associate Dean Lawrence Hurst, direc-
is unfair to students because it deprives tor of Interlochen's university division,
them of reasonable access to the public said that of the division's 170 students,
comments section of the meeting and to approximately 50 are University
the information provided at the students-the rest are from other
meeting. colleges across the country.
"I'm not saying this is a deliberate The financial vice-president said
attempt to avoid student protests and tuition rates are customarily set
viewpoints, but it sounds like a pretty sometime between May and July,
shifty thing to do at such a sensitive depending on the status of the state's
time," he said. higher education budget.
MSA Vice-President Virna Hobbs Historically, Regents meetings have
said, "They know students will be riled been held on one of the University's
up about the tuition increase, and that's three campuses. The July meeting is
why they're having (the meeting) up the first instance, at least in recent
there." years, of a meeting not located in Ann
HOBBS SAID SHE plans to try to Arbor, Flint, or Dearborn.
convince University President Harold FOR THE PAST three years-since
Shapiro and the other executive officers 1977-tuition rates have been set at the
to change the meeting's location. "I'd July meeting.
like to express to them the concern of Besides Dunn, Regent Deane Baker
the students about having the meeting (R-Ann Arbor) also had some qualms
so far away that students can't nar- about the Traverse City location. "As a
ticipate,' she said.
Hobbs ,.added that MSA would
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