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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, July 24, 1985
Watchdog group decries classroom 'bias'
According to a conservative watch- vine said. The athletic program's penalties 1988 spring semester, Fierke said. of adult movies on campus.
dog group, today's college students He added that AIA is necessary include a ban on post-season com- Under the proposed system, U.S. District Judge Douglas
are not sophisticated enough to know because students are too naive to petition and live television appearan- graduate and undergraduate students Hillman, who issued a preliminary in-
when professors are misleading them, detect the misinformation. Irvine ces during the 1985-86 academic year. could enroll in advance from their junction against MSU in the case, has
Accuracy in Academia, Inc. (AIA) came to that view based on his ex- The university also will be required to hometowns and make immediate ordered both sides not to divulge
is trying to correct what it considers a perience in college in the 1940's, he submit annual reports to the N.C.A.A. registration changes once at the details of the settlement.
"liberal bias" among many college said. for two years to outline the corrective school, Fierke said. The ACLU sued MSU in February
faculties throughout the United AIA will begin the effort in eastern measures it has taken. The motivation for students is to when officials denied the use of
States, said its founder and president, schools such as the University of The committee further instructed eliminate the long lines at university University facilities to two student
Reed Irvine. Maryland and the University of Idaho State University officials to fire registration and replace them with groups which have showed X-rated
Irvine plans to have volunteers Virginia, Irvine said. Ballard, but he chose to resign before telephone lines, Fierke said. movies.
audit classes on campuses across the -Minnesota Daily such action could be taken. Assistant "The touch-tone telephone acts as a "It would be safe to say that there
Idaho State receives coach Greg Grensing also resigned. computer terminal," Fierke said. will be some form of injunction next
- The Chronicle of Higher Similar systems at Brigham Young fall that will allow The Revolver
C o lleg e s two-year probation Education University and Georgia State Univer- Cinema and Box Office Spectaculars
Idaho State University's men'a U. of I. considers sity have had "fantastic success," ac- (two student film groups) to continue
cording to an official at Bradley to show X-rated films on campus,"
country and confront professors who basketball program has been registration by phone University, which is implementing said Paul Pratt of the ACLU.
they feel are distributing misinfor- penalized and placed on probation for advance enrollment by phone for its MSU attorney John Weaver
mation to their students. two years by the National Collegiate Starting in 1987, students at the 1986 spring semester, declined specific comment on the
But AIA is "not only unnecessary, it Athletic Association's infractions com University of Illinois may be able to Students contacted at Brigham issue of damages. The leaders of the
is also wrong," said Ernst Benjamin, mittee. register for their classes over the Young said they are happy with their two film groups had sought $20,000
general secretary of the American The committee found that violations telephone. system. "I love it. It's really saved me each.
Association of University Professors. involving extra benefits to athletes This fall, a University committee a lot of time standing in line," said
"He has a bunch of people who think and illegal recruiting inducements will atudy the current enrollment senior Gina Jessen. -United Press International
they know the facts. That's silly." occurred while Wayne Ballard was system and determine whether a -The Daily Illini
AIA will focus more on facts than on Idaho State's basketball coach. computerized phone system will be MSU suit on _
opinions, although there may be a cer- The athletic program was also possible, said William Fierke, l oss _____re t i n i s - o e e r a s s h n r ei l m s
tamn amount of subjectiveness that charged with minor infractions, in- aasociate director of admissions and showing X-rated films C
determines what "facts" the group cluding the improper provision of records. An attorney for the American Civil Colleges appears every Wed-
challenges, Irvine said. transportation to prospective If the committee approves the Liberties Union says an agreement in nesday. It was compiled by Daily
The problem isn't just that recruits, out-of-season practice system, telephone enrollment will principle resolving the organization's Staff writer Janice Plotnik.
professors are biased, but that they sessions, and extra tryouts for probably be in use for advance suit against Michigan State Univer-
also are getting their facts wrong, Ir- prospective recruits. registration in October 1987 for the sity will permit the continued showing

School board halts noon Bible clubs
ALLENDALE, Mich. (UPI) - the board might permit the Bible Clubs to meet after
The Allendale School Bosrd voted to halt noon-hour regular school hours next fall, but that the noon-hour
Bible clubs on school grounds but wants to wait until fall to meetings would be halted pending the outcome of a
decide whether to ban prayers and Bible readings in federal lawsuit brought against the Tri-County School
District in the Howard City by state Attorney General
classrooms. Frank Kelley.
Board members heard 90 minutes of heated debate from A federal judge last October barred Bible Club
about 80 residents and then considered the issue during a Ministries of Jenison from conducting noon-hour sessions
three-hour closed session that ended early yesterday in the Tri-County district pending the outcome of a trial,
before formulating their stance in the controversy. expected to begin next spring. The clubs now meet off of
ALLENDALE Schools Superintendent Gene Elkins said school property.
Civil rights dept. drops racism case
(ContinuedfromPage) pleasant person," said Cliff Johnson, Dean may have misunderstood the
tau Orrin-Bro the m b-p the house treasurer. ICC rules state payment process at the co-op.
coordinator for the ICC said the plan that "each member must agree to be In April, the ICC sued Dean for his
Dean submitted was not accepted by cooperative." outstanding debts, which totaled over
his housemates because he would not DEAN WAS expelled from the $600. He now owes about $500 because
reveal where he would obtain the house in February when he still had the co-op subtracted his security
money. He alsohdid not want to finish not met his debt, and formally evicted deposit from his debt.
paying his debts until May, a month by a Washtenaw County Deputy When a member of a co-op has out-
after he movedout of the co-op. Sheriff on April 15. standing dues, a bill-collecting agency '
A CO-OP member who misses rent Dean then filed the discrimination in the ICC tries to collect the money. If -
payment is not automatically evicted case, claiming that his payment plan that is not successful, the ICC turns
from a co-op, Orrin-Brown said. was not accepted because he is black. the matter over to a professional bill a
However, most memhers know where Johnson said the racism charge was collecting agency, and, if the agency's
the money will come from - usually "blatantly ridiculous." efforts are unsuccessful, the house Cooling out
student loans. Orrin-Brown added that a payment members eventually absorb the debt.
In addition, Dean was an plan for another black student living Dean could not be reached for Arthur Greenspoon and a friend
"unresponsible, uncooperative, un- in Stevens was accepted, and said that comment. sidewalk cafe outside Charlie's oi
HAPPENINGS
Microcomputers," 3 p.m., 3113 School of Dissertation Support Group - 1:30 p.m., 3100
Highlight Education Building; Forrest Hartman, "Intro to Union.
MTS Command Extensions and Macros." 3:30 Muslim Student Assembly - Islamic coffee
Don't miss the Eclipse Jazz program with Dick p.m., 164 Business Administration Building. hour, noon, Room D, Michigan League.
Siegel at the Union starting at 2:30 p.m. Also
playing will be Mustard's Retreat, The Chenille
Sisters, and Peter "Madcat" Ruth. Miscellaneous
Films Performances
Academy of Early Music - concert,$ p.m., Center for Japanese Studies - Bag lunch talk,
Michigan Theater Foundation - Koyaanisqatsi, Recital Hall, School of Music. -Women and Work in Contemporary Japan,"
7:30 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater. noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Microcomputer Education Center -
Speakers Meetings Workshops, Intro to MS-DOS, Intro to Microcom-
Computing Center - Deb Masten, "Intro to Science Fiction Club - 8:15 p.m., League. puters, 3 p.m., 3113 School of Education Building.

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Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
sip a glass of wine and chat on the
n South University yesterday.

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POLICE
NOTES
Purse stolen
A purse and contents valued at less
than $30was stolen from a staff mem-
her's desk on the sixth floor of Haven
Hall between 1 and 2 p.m. Monday,
campus security said.
-Laura Bischoff

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