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May 24, 1995 - Image 3

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Wednesday, May 24, 1995 - The Michigan Daily -3

Court rules
on race-
based aid
By Patience Atkin
D~aily News Editor

Students denied
access to code
talks, meetings

In a Supreme Court decision an-o
nounced Monday, the justices upheld a
rulinBy Deborah 0. Weinstein Antieau said the meeting was one of a
cdally based Banneker scholarships are Daily Stall Reporter series of regula staff meetings, but would
constitutional. A UMeting deMMribd dby Judicial Advi- not comment about refusing to allow stu-
AttogsoeUivriysfM serMar Lou Antieau as a "staff meeting" dents to attend the meeting in her office.
lo hto discuss the Universitys code of non- "The regents toldMaureen (Hatford)
land officials fear the' reerusin nonth
rtilin r on o theruer i o U is ity - ,.d. .. academic conduct, became a bigger issue she was to draft a code and said to her she
ruling an other universities, the University gg
of Mictigan will most likely tot feet any on Monday as several students were de- was to get input from student leaders, in-
strong effects from the decision.' nied access to the talks- cluding Flint and Anne Marie," Antieau
"I wont tss ireyo th at itwil toave no Michigan Student Assembly President said. "It is her responsibility to write a
imm dat tf sect on the University." said Flint Wainess, MSA Students' Rights code, their responsibility to find input. She
Vic Pre'ident for University Relations Commission chair Anne Marie Ellison had hired a group to start the process."
Walter Hzrrison. and recent graduate Vince Keenan were Wainess and Hartford will be meeting
Althoughthe University des notp excluded from the discussion, today to discuss the relationship between
lyoea sho nesips opr "We were shut out of an advisory meet- MSA and Hartford in creating a new code.
e dised Ban n scholarships '-' ing. I see a problenowito it Wainess said. Hartford was out of town and not
e disputed Banneker scholarship An April decision by the Board of present at Monday's meeting.
Harrisont said the ruling might have de- Regents ordered Vice President for Stu- "Let's work together," Wainess said,
ayed effectsd her g gtaeddent Affairs Maureen A. Hartford to re- "but let's do it so that all the voices of the
"On the im ediate front, teffree ae n write the Statement of Students Rights and campus community can be heard. Open
' .t , Responsibilities with student input. meetings, open meetings.
intermediate front, many peopt may ex- "(It) was a meeting that solely con- "Can they legally close these (meet-
pt chate ot schol si y x sisted of individuals that are charged to ings)?" Wainess asked. "Probably. Does it
have to watch what hapehans." p We ' ' work on a new code. It was not a regular violate everything a university should stand
Harrison also cited a concern civi meeting of division of student affairs," for and regents stand for? Absolutely."
ghts advocates may have with te ruling. Wainess said. "Clearly, (they) were talk- MSA concluded discussion on the
Th' long-te effects might quite no . ing about code-related policy." code with an agreement to create a group
ticeable if you think this signals the Su- Members of the meeting included Uni- to study various aspects of the code.
preme Court retreating from its affire- ..versity graduate Jack Bernard and Emory Ellison made a similar statement at an
live action standpoint." SARA STILLMANO/aiy University student Maggie Kinnear who MSA meeting two weeks ago. "To write a
The oiginaloing was handeddow B aste were hired by the Division of Student Af- new code needs to be open and highly pub-
the Fourth Circuit Court, which encon- Mike D of the Beastie Boys performed Thursday night in front of a sold out fairs, Wainess said. Bernard is also the au- lic as possible. Writing behind students
pases Mryland, Vir ginia, West Virginia, crowd at Cobo Hall In Detroits thor of a pro-code piece published in Con- backs does not appeal to me. I will work on
and Nor and South Crolina The ruling sider, a weekly campus publication. this in the fall when it is open and public."
does not immediately affect any institution
-Dail vbire serrices one SBy RoniehCU to work to improve state relations
By Ronnie Glassberg "When you're trying to be the best University's Lansing lobbying office. "I guess the modem number changed and

Baker will1
not return
By Patience Atkin
oily News Editor
Despite initial statements that he
would fight to return to the University,
Jake Baker's attorney David Cahill an-
nounced last Tuesday that Baker will not
seek reinstatement to the University.
"He is no longer a student and he is not
seeking reinstatement," Cahill said yester-
"He decided not to seek reinstate-
ment because he was in jail for a month
before his release. There was no way he
*ould make up the work."
There is no love lost on Baker's part.
"He does not feel that he was treated very
well by the University," Cahill said.
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison supports the
University's behavior. "I think the Univer-
sity acted responsibly in this matter. I hope
Mr. Baker is happy wherever he chooses
to attend school."
Cahill added he cannot say for certain
hether Baker will seek to return to the
' lniversity. "For the summer and the fall,
he's made other plans," he said.
Cahill said Baker is attending an un-
disclosed school in Ohio.

Daily Editor In Chief
After last week's Senate Assembly
meeting where state lawmakers criticized
the "arrogance" of the University, the
assembly's executive branch on Monday
pledged to work with the administration
to improve relations with Lansing.
The Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs discussed several op-
tions for lobbying the state Legislature with
Vice President for University Relations
Walter Harrison and Cynthia Wilbanks,
who takes office as associate vice president
for University relations on June 12.

and you say you're the best, (the percep-
tion of arrogance is) something you have
to deal with often," said SACUA chair
George Brewer. "(Harrison) has been
very supportive of the faculty. He's al-
ways been nonarrogant and helpful to the
Harrison said the perceived arro-
gance of the University is a problem that
needs to be handled. "I think the implica-
tion was more of an institutional one, and
that's something we really do need to
work on," he said.
Brewer criticized the size of the

think it's too limited, and it's not nearly
as good as MSU's," he said.
Wilbanks, however, said the
University's problems were not limited
to its lobbying efforts. "Michigan State
perhaps this year saw some opportunities
that they took advantage of," she said.
SACUA recommended providing
the state lawmakers with a list of Univer-
sity experts who they can contact and
having faculty members testify in Lan-
"(State Rep. Mary Schroer) was ac-
cessing our computer network, and I

she didn't know how to access it.," said
SACUA member Robert Smith.
Wilbanks said such information
should be easily accessible for the legis-
lators. "From the legislators' view, there
is an information need, but in an easily
usable form," she said.
News and Information Services,
which reports to Harrison, already pro-
vides a list of experts to the media.
SACUA members also discussed es-
tablishing a network throughout the state
to work on increasing funding to the
state's universities.

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