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SUMMtER
1 WEEnLY
Ninety-even y/r oI edtr'aLfr/d
Vol. XCVI- No. 5S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, June 5, 1987
U delays Undergraduate
Initiative disclosure until fall

'U' challenges
divestment bill

By EDWARD KLEINE
and MARTHA SEVETSON
Special to the Daily
LANSING - A law which
would force state colleges and uni -
versities to divest stock from
companies doing business in South
Africa is unconstitutional and "in -
trudes" on their rights, an attorney
representing the University Board of
Regents told the Michigan Court of
Appeals yesterday.
Roderick Daane, the University's
attorney, said the 1982 law is a
threat to academic freedom and "in -
trudes on turf which the (state)
constitution reserves for (univer -
sities) and which they are duty-
bound to protect."
THE UNIVERSITY current -
ly has $125,000 invested in
companies doing business in South
Africa, less than one percent of the
amount invested when the law went
into effect. The University kept a

portfolio of $500,00 to challenge
the law, but two of the companies,
IBM and General Motors, have
since withdrawn their operations
from South Africa.
The regents filed an appeal to the
ruling two months after Ingham
County Circuit Court Judge
Carolyn Stell upheld the state law
in 1985. Daane expects that which -
ever party loses in the appeal will
take the case to the state supreme
court,
"IT'S VERY important the
regents challenge this law," said
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor). "It's just one more example
of a political action to attempt to
control the activities of the Univer -
sity."
But Jerald Young, the state's
attorney, argued that "there has
never been a showing that this
legislation affects the education
See REGENT, Page 4

By MARTHA SEVETSON
Funding recipients of the $1 million Undergraduate
Initiative have been notified this week, but their
names will not be announced until fall, according to
Associate Vice president for Academic Affairs Mary
Anne Swain. Because many sponsors of proposals are
not in town over the summer, Swain said a formal
"celebration" would have to wait until September.
"We're still negotiating about what exactly (the
sponsors) are going to do in a number of proposals,"
Swain said. "The decisions aren't final yet."
THE EXACT number of proposals to receive

funding from the $1 million has not been officially
determined, and Swain said that the selection panel
has been looking for alternative ways to finance some
of the suggestions from faculty, staff, and students.
"There were a couple of good proposals that really
weren't appropriate under an undergraduate initiative
fund, and we're looking for other ways to fund them
in the University," Swain said.
In addition, individual faculty members who
reviewed proposals or members of the final selection
See PANEL, Page 11

City okays
Galleria
on South
University
By JON EIN
Many people think the recently
approved Galleria complex schedul -
ed to be built on South University
Avenue - which will include retail
stores, apartments, and a park - is
not needed. But others think the
complex may be a worthwhile
venture.
Approved at the Ann Arbor City
Council meeting on Monday, the
four story complex will be located
between The Brown Jug and Little
Ceasar's. Construction is scheduled
to begin this summer and the first
shop is expected to open this fall.
An additional structure will also
be built in place of the existing
house at 1218 South University and
the vacant Great Escape Arcade.
The Galleria will contain retail
stores on the first two floors, and
there are also plans for twelve units
of housing - either apartments or
condominiums.
Council member David DeVarti
(D-Fourth Ward) thinks that the
additional living space will benefit
the community, "I like any plan
that provides additional housing in
the campus area."
See GALLERIA, Page 5

City passes outdoor
lighting resolution

By ELIZABETH ATKINS
The Ann Arbor City Council
passed a resolution Monday night
to increase outdoor lighting along
51 -city streets as a way to prevent rape
and crime in Ann Arbor. The
resolution also authorized a
$30,000 grant from the Detroit
Edison Foundation to study
lighting in the city.
Seth Hirshorn (D-Second Ward),
who works with the Off-Campus
Crime Committee, initiated the
plan for the Outdoor Lighting and
Improvement Program. For the past
seven months, the committee re-
searched lighting standards and
Construction N found that "crime migrates away
Daiiy Photo by JOHN MUNSON srcdlight." i
Preparing for the dive Hirshorn said the new lighting
Construction worker Dale Wright, left, and Joseph Brown work on the policy will include making a map
diving platform for the new pool and diving facility being built between of all city streetlights to evaluate
the Intramural Building and Revelli Hall on Hoover Street. The pool is where light is most needed. He said
scheduled to be completed at the end of the summer. the ordinance will also require all

dwellings with at least three units
to have a light over all entrances
and exits.
But Jeannette Middleton (R-
Third Ward) said that although she's
not against lighting, "I don't feel
lighting is a real problem in this
city. It hasn't been linked that
darkness perpetuates crime, but
lighting makes one feel safer."
Middleton said the resolution is
a "terrifically expensive over-
prescription" for city lighting and
that many residents do not want
their streets "lit up like Christmas."
The new policy will save the
city money for lighting bills
because new, more energy-efficient
lightbulbs will be installed. "We
expect the cost will be less than
today while increasing lighting 30
to 40 percent," Hirshorn said.
David DeVarti (D-Fourth Ward)
See NEW, Page 4

Study abroad group to take summer trip to Africa
By CATHY SHAP can countries - including Senegal, in international relations are more help destroy misconceptions about
Eighteen University students are Gambia, Ghana, Benin, Dahomey readily available in Africa, and in Africa and the African Culture.
scheduled to leave July 1 for West and the Ivory Coast. The program the coming years there will be iravenng ana researcn provide for a
Africa, marking the first time the was inspired by a six-year Univer - many opportunities in law, public diverse educational experience as
University's Center for African and sity faculty exchange program with relations, and business," Holt said. opposed to the limited education of
Afro-American Studies has spon - the National University of Benin in Aubrey Scott, an LSA senior foreign culture which can be re -
sored a study-abroad program to that Cotonou. and program participant, considers ceived in America," Scott said.
continent for students. Tom Holt, former CAAS direc - the program a stepping stone to Walter Allen, associate CAAS
As part of the program, the tor, said, he hoped the program will better understanding African culture. director, calls Africa "the continent
students will visit many West Afri ; increase interest in Africa. "Careers "The program is an opportunity to See 'U' GROUP, Page 11

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