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July 29, 1988 - Image 1

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Non-Proit Org.
47) PAID
Ann Arbor, MI
Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. I1S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, July 29, 1988 T*.%
Regents enact protest rules
BY RYAN TUTAK policy defining the first amendment rights of for the University community. eludes guidelines by the University's Civil
University students no longer have a voice participants in campus events, and to ignore a Bylaw 7.02 will "automatically expire" Liberties Board that define the free speech
in forming rules to govern their extracurricu- regental bylaw for creating procedures to pun- June 1, 1989, unless council members can rights of all parties at campus events outside
lar conduct, and could be arrested for actions ish violators of the policy. suggest amendments so the council is the classroom - speakers, performers, the
taken while protesting any such rules, The policy does not explicitly restrict "workable." audience, and protesters.
following two Friday votes by the University security officers from carrying handguns. Without the bylaw, the University presi-
Board of Regents. The regents voted to effectively suspend dent can impose a code unilaterally under re- The guidelines state that all attendants at a
The University's Board of Regents at their regental bylaw 7.02, enacted in 1970. The gental bylaw 2.01, which grants the president University event have an equal right to voice
monthly meeting last Friday voted 7-1 to bylaw established the University Council - "general power" over "the maintenance of their opinions; protest must not be squelched
deputize two senior campus security officers a body of three students, three faculty, and health, diligence, and order among students." but speakers and performers must not be
with handcuffs, but not handguns, to enforce a three staff - to draft uniform rules of conduct The package of policy changes also in- interfered with.
Group calls mrograms racist
skit protest
BY PATRICK STAIGER entrances. Heated debates broke out
The United Coalition Against between UCAR members, orienta-
Racism crashed the University's tion staff, and incoming students.
summer orientation program Wed- Although they asked that the skits
nes day night, to the surprise of be ended and replaced with discussion
orientation staff and campus security. sessions, UCAR members made it
About 50 students, protesting clear the protest was focused at
} Fskits performed for incoming first- University officials, not the
year students, entered through the orientation staff or members of Talk-
side doors of Alice Lloyd Residence To-Us, the amateur theater group
Hall at 7:00 p.m. with signs reading, which performs the skits.
"Disorientation, Disinformation, "All we are trying to say is that it
Lies & Insults," and "Racism is not is not fair for the University to put
for Play." all the responsibility on you and not
UCAR members handed out flyers give you enough time or proper
which said the skits - intended to training," UCAR member Dan Holl-
introduce incoming students to issues iman told the group.
" such as racism, sexism, homophob- The troupe voluntarily declined to
ia, and religious persecution - triv- perform the skits.
ialize and confuse the issues. During the protest, an orientation
Cathy Cohen, a member of the United Coalition Against Racism, discusses racism on N/mpu Campus security officers, aware in leader told the orientees, "we'd
with an unidentified orientation student at Alice Lloyd. Members of UCAR interrupted a Talk advance of the protest, missed appreciate it if you went to your
To Us skit on racism being performed for new students, saying the skit itself was racist. protesters while stationed at the main See Skits, Page 2
Tuition soars 12 percent; state Inside
legislator decries 'U' as racist Loking for a knight in
BY RYAN TUTAK charges of racism, citing gains in minority faculty and tim Cor a preravw of the
The University's Board of Regents voted 5-3 to raise student recruitment. tuMe or adval eosfival.
undergraduate tuition 12 percent this year, prompting a The tuition increase - the steepest since the 15 See Arts, Page 7
prominent state legislator to denounce the University percent hike amid the 1982 recession - will cost in-
as a racist institution. state undergraduate students an extra $300 each term, The y se ar, Fran-
Rep. Morris Hood (D-Detroit), chair of the House while out-of-staters will pay up to $1,200 more. s B
higher education subcommittee, blasted high tuition The situation for graduate students is worse. MBA Aug. 2 primane si.
increases at several state colleges, singling out the candidates will see a 15.9 percent tuition increase, and See Opinion, Page 4
University for criticism as "a racist institution." Hood graduate pharmacy students face an added 18.7 percent.
charged that the increases would restrict higher In addition, the regents - after having heard four At least two Woverines will
education to the upper class. months of pleas from a band of disgruntled students swAt lhast t o eisw
Hood was unavailable for comment last night. wanting to defund or radically change the Michigan way t .
In a press statement released yesterday, Interim Student Assembly - voted this summer to keep MSA A s
University President Robben Fleming disputed Hood's See MSA, Page 2

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