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Regents reject guidelines
Research policy defeated by 7 to 1 vote

By CHERYL BAACKE
University Regents yesterday defeated a proposal
by a vote of 7 to 1 which would have established
guidelines for non-classified research on campus.
Regents rejected the controversial proposal saying
that restricting non-classified research would in-
fringe on faculty members' academic freedom.
THE UNIVERSITY'S Research Policies Commit-
tee drafted the proposal which was approved in Mar-
ch by the Faculty Senate Assembly, and would have

prohibited research which had a "substantial pur-
pose . . . to destroy or permanently incapacitate
human beings."
Regents criticized the policy saying that it was am-
biguous and could be interpreted differently by
researchers.
"The proponents of the policy seem to have made
the judgement that human life is more important
than human freedom," said Regent Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor). "The Regents must continue to support

the concept of freedom of inquiry on the campus."
THE PROPOSAL would be an "unwarranted
abridgement of academic freedom," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline).
Under the guidelines each school and college would
set up a "mechanism," such as a panel, for
monitoring non-classified research. The proposal
would have also called for a central committee to over-
see the monitoring procedures in each school.
See 'U', Page 2

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By JACKIE YOUNG
A Minnesota federal judge yesterday
issued his final ruling barring the
government from enforcing a law
linking student financial aid to draft
registration.
The law, scheduled to go into effect
July 1, would have required male
college students applying for financial
aid to sign a form proving they
registered with the Selective Service.
JUDGE Donald Alsop ruled the law
was unconstitutional and blocked the
Department of Education from enfor-
cing the requirement.
Alsop issued a temporary injunction
March 9, but it was unclear whether the
ruling applied to students nationwide or
just to those in Minnesota. But his final
decision specifically states that the
ruling affects students nationwide.
"The legislation is national in charac-

draft
ter and effect," Alsop said in his
decision.
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro, said he supported Alsop's
decision. "I am very pleased with the
judge's ruling," he said.
Enforcing draft registration should
not be done through the University,
Shapiro said adding that although most
students are registered, "it is
nonetheless an important issue."
More than 96 percent of draft-age
men in the U.S. have complied with the
Selective service leaving about 400,000
men who have not registered, accor-
ding to the Selective Service.
SHAPIRO wrote a letter to the
Department of Education in February
criticizing the burden the law would put
on the University's financial aid office,
although this is the first time
he has criticized the content of the law.
See DRAFT, Page 7

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Daily Photo by Brian Masck via AP
Blast off
Space shuttle Challenger sits ready for lift off, scheduled for early this mor-
ning. The seventh space shuttle flight will carry a crew of five. See story,
Page 7.

Faculty committee calls
harassment hearing 'fair'
By GEORGEA KOVANIS University President Harold Shapiro who will make a final
Ad recommendation on the case to the Regents.
d A key faculty committee has found that procedures used in Under section 5.09 of the Regents bylaws, which outlines
hearings involving a University profesor charged with
sexually harassing female students were "fair," said Her- the procedure for faculty dismissals, terminations, and
O bert Hildebrandt chairman of the Senate Advisory Commit- demotions, the accused professor can appeal to SACUA if he
tee on University Affairs (SACUA). or she feels the tenure committee did not conduct the hearing
is The accused professor appealed to SACUA more than two properly.
months ago, charging that the University Committee on SACUA only reviews the procedure used by the tenure
tenure improperly carried out the special procedures used committee and cannot re-examine facts in the case.
to make a recommendation on his dismissal. However, SACUA can make a recommendation on whether
"WE FOUND the hearing to be fair," said Hildebrandt ad- the accused professor should be dismissed.
ding that SACUA's finding have been sent to See FACULTY, Page 7

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