Wednesday, June 1, 1994 - The Michigan Daily --3
on SACUA's role
I By Cathy Boguslaski
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs (SACUA) is de-
signed to be the faculty's voice to the
- f Some faculty members feel this
voice may have been too loud in its
recent dealings with the executive of-
X These doubts arose because of
SACUA's response to Provost Gilbert
R. Whitaker Jr.'s alleged interference
in a faculty grievance proceeding, and
questions about the reorganization of
- . ,the communication department.
SACUA is the executive commit-
tee of the Senate Assembly, and its
duties are "to advise and consult with
F'ma d the president of the University on mat-
MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily ters of University policy and (to) serve
Care for a drink? as an instrument for effecting the ac-
tions of the senate and the assembly,"
Greg Zola performs in Reckless at the Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor last Wednesday. according to Regents' Bylaw 4.08.
Bylaw 4.08 says that in addition to
S t p o yde ors nominating and supervising Senate
PS attemptstoty student edit Assembly committees, SACUA "shall
perform other functions delegated to it
y David Adox "The arrest was a mistake. At the Burke's request to have the by these bylaws of by the assembly."
OR THE DAILY University it's very hard to correct a prosecution's case dismissed. The bylaws are unclear as to
Drug users were not the only ones mistake - I just hope this one will be DPS Associate Director Robert SACUA's exact duties, especially in
ested at this year's Hash Bash. corrected," said Joan Lowenstein, the Pifer said would resubmit the case regards to which actions must be ap-
Theeditorsofthe University's Gar- board's co-chair. to the department prosecutor based proved by the Senate Assembly.
oylemagazinehave beencharged with Harpe and Levinson contacted on orders from the prosecutor's of- In arecent case, SACUA demanded
oliciting without a permit on Univer- Student Legal Services and their fice. the retraction of a letter the provost
grounds. case was assigned to attorney Nicho- Yet Burke said ie did not order wrote, which it felt interfered in an
The charges have been thrown out las Roumel. DPS to resubmit the case, but he told ongoing grievance proceeding.
nce, however, the University Depart- ThecruxofRoumel'sdefenserests DPS head of investigation Iapt. Jim Some faculty members present at
ent of Public Safety (DPS) may re- on the Board of Regents ordinance that Smiley thatifthey wanted to pursuethe the Senate Assembly meeting where
ubmit the case. If convicted, editors the students allegedly violated. The case, they should 'resumbit it to the the provost addressed the issue felt that
osephHarpeandStephenLevisonface section states that those who wish to prosecutor's office for review. How- SACUA should nothaverequested the
criminalrecord, which they would be sell items on campus must obtain per- ever, Burke said he did not order DPS apology without assembly approval.
bligated to reveal when applying fora mission from the University. to resubmit the case. John Maybaum, associate profes-
ob or entrance to graduate school. However, Roumel noted that the This incident raises the issue of sor in the pharmacology and radiation
In addition, they face a minimum section begins with, "Except as other- conflict between two different authori- oncology departments, said, "(De-
entence of 10 days or a fine of not wise provided in the Bylaws of the ties within the University - DPS and I manding an apology) was a serious
re than $50. Board of Regents" and that the bylaws the Board for Student Publications - l thing to do and it should have been
The incident dates back to Hash of the regents state that the Board for both of whose purpose is to serve stu- -
ash on April 2 when Harpe and StudentPublications"hasauthorityand dents.
vison were selling back issues of control over all nontechnical newspa- Pifer said he was unaware of the 11th Annual
e Gargoyle on the Diag. pers, magazines, periodicals." regents' bylaws that give authority to
Harpe said they saw DPS officers Since the Board for Student Publi- the Board forStudentPublications, and
assling otherpeople who wereselling cationshadadvisedHarpeandLevinson Student Publications Manager David All the live
-shirts and other wares. to sell The Gargoyle in order to raise Friedo was also unaware of the exist-
"We thought we might get trouble, funds, Roumelsaid the students are not ence of regulations over the sle of M aine Lobster
ut since we are a University maga- guilty. student publications.
ine, we thought they would leave us The case went to court May 24, but As of yesterday, Burke had not you can eat!
ne," Harpe said. beforethetrialbeganthejudgegranted received anything from DPS indicat-
Despite this, Harpe and Levinson Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph ing that would resubmit the case. $33.95 " 2 Lobste'
ere arrested and taken to DPS where
ey joined the many others who had Flown in fresh daily
en arrested at Hash Bash. BORDERS .1June 15-18,5 p.m.
In addition to issuing tickets, DPS B O R D ER
lso confiscated two boxes of the Gar- B O O K make your reservations ear
goyle magazine. "We were shocked (Limit 100 reservations per ni
they were actually going to do this," D
Harpe said. .E
After the incident, Harpe and JUNE 35
vinson contacted the University's Ask a cashier to credit the Hunger Coalition a portion of
oard for Student Publications, which38S
versees The Gargoyle, the all purchases, telephone orders and gift certificates.
ichiganensian yearbook and The For more information call: 662.4060
brought to the Senate Assembly.
"Idon't think that SACUA, the way
its charter is set up, is bad. The faculty
and the Senate Assembly need an ex-
ecutive committee. But I think the cur-
rent members of that committee went
beyond their scope" in this particular
SACUA member George Brewer
said, "It is certainly within SACUA's
power to make such a request." He
added that this action was within the
operating functions that any executive
committee would have.
Brewer said the provost put the
issue on the agenda for the Senate
Assembly meeting, and SACUA did
not have timeto fully informtheSenate
In the case of the communication
department, SACUA has been asked to
review the reorganization process.
At the last Senate Assembly meet-
ing, Brewer displayed a number of
letters from faculty complaining about
SACUA's measures to examine the
LSA dean's actions without the ap-
proval of the assembly.
Brewer said SACUA is only gath-
ering information on the reorganiza-
tion at this point, and does not need
permission from the Senate Assembly
to do so.
"Any recommendation for action
would betakentothe SenateAssembly
for approval," he said.
University President James J.
Duderstadt said, "Throughout history,
the Senate Assembly had been prima-
rily an advisory committee.TheSenate
Assembly provides valuable input,
SACUA Chair Jean Loup said she
agreesthatSACUA is an advisory body.
influence. We do have influence, and
influence is power."
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