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July 17, 1987 - Image 11

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The Michigan Daily, Friday, July 17, 1987- Page 11
Profs debate Iran-Contra effects

By TAYLOR LINCOLN posed for the president to notify
While some University professors Congress of covert activities. Cur-
think the Iran-Contra affair will lead rently the president must inform
to new legislation regarding covert Congress within a "reasonable period
operations, others believe the presi- of time."
dent will retain his ability to secretly History Prof. Shaw Livermore
conduct foreign policy. disagrees with Fine's assessment.
"The constitution clearly permits a
wide latitude of power within the
'You can't have conduct of foreign relations.
important decisions being Congress cannot run foreign affairs.
We tried that in the 1780s, just prior
m ade by committee. You to the signing of the constitution,
have to have one guy who and it didn't work. You can't have
can make decisions important decisions being made by
committee. You have to have one
quickly and secretly.' guy who can make decisions quickly
- Shaw Livermore, and secretly."
'oLivermore conceded that language
history professor such as "reasonable period of time"
has to be clarified, but he stressed
"I think that the most obvious that such clarification will be very
rlegislative result will be a congres-_ difficult in terms of a specific num-
sional tightening of the screws over ber of hours or days. "It may just be
covert activities," said History Prof. that there is no clear legislative
Sidney Fine. solution," he added.
He said a time limit may be im- David Singer, a political science

professor, also disagreed with Fine's laws, but I don't expect anything however, said the role of the
belief that Congress would pass leg- major to come of it. It's convenient National Security Council (NSC)
islation to "tighten the screws" on for Congress to keep things the way may be redefined. "The NSC wasn't
the president. Singer believes that they are; this- way when there are intended to be an operational agency.
since Congress has refused to get screw-ups they can just pin it on the It was designed only to be a coordi-
involved in past foreign policy is- president," he said. "Congress has a nating agency to give the president
sues, it will not dramatically change terrible record with controlling for- information from various intelli-
its role in covert activities. eign policy." gence sources," said Livermore.
"They may pass a few minor Both Livermore and Fine,
Tuition increase to exceed 8 percent
a (location.tinudfromPe1 gents may approve a staggered tu- dent body. The only group to ever
University officials have cited tu- ition increase, with different rates for use the funding system was the
ition as the only other major source in-state and out-of-state students. Public Interest Research Group in
of revenue, but said they don't ex- In other developments, the re- Michigan, which is now receiving
pect the fees will cover the budget gents approved a resolution which funding through the Michigan Stu-
deficit. would prevent student groups from dent Assembly.
"The University is underfunded by receiving funding through the Uni- Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar-
$30 million a year," said Regent versity fee collection system. bor) first proposed the motion last
Paul Brown (D-Petoskey). "We don't In 1972, the regents approved a month after the new funding system
intend to make that up in tuition. I plan to allow this type of funding for PIRGIM was approved. He said
think that anything in the eight to for organizations which had peti- that he didn't want the system to be
10 percent range is reasonable, while tioned approval of over half the stu- accessible to "lesser organizations."
it really may not meet our needs at
the University."
Brown also indicated that the re- I I

Village Corner to adopt South U. style
(ContinuedfromPage') throwing away advantages of Ann wouldn't ruin the block's appear-
turning into a mall." Arbor's quaint atmosphere, and also ance."
Nathan Hayes, a Village Corner making it more uncomfortable for Morris thinks the city should
nanager, agreed. "We will probably the workers." have more control over the build-
se the addition for the liquor, and it Morris also served on city council ing's appearance once it hires a pri-
won't be so cramped down here. But when it approved the construction of vate contractor. "This is now the
I don't like the design." Tally Hall. "I'm embarrassed to say style among contractors, the shop-
Former city council member that I took part in Tally Hall," she ping-mall look. To say the least,
Leslie Morris said, "I know Ann said. "We needed the parking space I'm not happy with it. Ann Arbor
Arbor businesses need more space, and thought that since it is mainly used to be special, but it's beginning
but it's unfortunate that they are an interior-oriented structure, it to look like Columbus, Ohio."
'U' students react to Iran-Contra debate

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(Continued fromPagei) Dan Glickman (D-Kansas), shares testimony - "the good, the bad, and
intern with the congressional cable Borin's negative view of North. the ugly."
channel, C-Span - watching the "I don't think it's good that peo-
hearings on TV wasn't enough. ple perceive him as a hero. After all,
On Tuesday she waited in line for nobody should be placed above the
four hours in pouring rain on Capi- law."
tol Hill hoping to witness North's Like Americans across the
final day of testimony. Borin never nation, University students in
got in, but her wet wait didn't Washington were captivated by his
dampen her disgust with North.
"I would never call him a n DASCOLA STYLISTS
merican hero. He was setting up
his own government, and you can't Y~u Wash It. 9 RIBS: q
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