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April 29, 1958 - Image 6

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

AAUP Hits University
For 1954 Dismissals

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
is the text of a resolution by the
American Association of University
Professors censuring the University.)
Two faculty members, Associate
Professor Mark Nickerson and Dr.
H. Chandler Davis, were dismissed
at the University of Michigan in
1954 after summary suspensions
because of refusal to testify before
a congressional committee. In
both cases the administration,
while granting hearings, failed to
give the faculty members reason-
able opportunity fdr preparation
of a defense and to accord them
procedural rights guaranteed by
the University Regulations. The
charges against them were not
Rh Chi Plans
Honor Banquet
The School of Pharmacy and the
school's honor society, Rho Chi,
will hold a banquet tomorrow at
the League in honor of its seniors
and outstanding underclassmen.
Following the installation of
Rho Chi's newly elected officers
will be the presentation of various
scholarships and awards given out
by the school. These will be given
out by the school's Dean Tom D.
Rowe.
Michigras
Prizes Stolen
Eight Michigras award trophies
were stolen and one was smashed
"sometime after nine o'clock"
Saturday night, according to Rick
Levitt, general chairman of Michi-
gras.
The culprits have not yet been
found, and none of the trophies
have been recovered, he said. He
"thought" that they were taken by
someone milling around in the
crowd which looked at the un-
guarded trophies.

stated with particularity, and the
dismissals were not related to
the charges made. The dismissals
were based upon grounds either
improper or unsupported by sub-
stantial evidence. There was fail-
ure to accord severance pay.
Whatever may be concluded re-
garding the weight that could
properly be given to the refusal
of Dr. Davis to answer certain
questions, there can be no doubt
about the lack of proper grounds
for the dismissal of Dr. Nickerson,
in whose case the question of re-
fusal to answer questions did not
arise and whose retention on the
faculty was recommended by two
different ,faculty committees
which investigated his case. There
is, to this date, no indication that
the administration of the Uni-
versity of Michigan either admits
error or has so changed its policy
that, were similar cases to arise
today, a different outcome might
be expected.
Procedural improvements in the
Bylaws are gratifying. They re-
main, however, insufficient to off-
set the threat of a basic adminis-
trative philosophy, which upholds
the right to dismiss on inade-
quately supported grounds. Com-
mittee A therefore recommends
the censure by the 44th Annual
Meeting of the administration of
the University of Michigan.
The Committee notes the con-
tinued efforts of the faculty to
obtain better regulations govern-!
ing dismissal procedures and to
secure a provision authorizing sev-
erance pay in such cases. The
Committee hopes that, if granted
by the Regents, the provision for
severance pay may be made retro-
active to apply to Dr. Nickerson
and Dr. Davis. The Association's
staff is urged to cooperate with
the faculty and administration of
the University, to whatever ex-
tent is possible, in order to bring
about further improvements that
may result in a prompt removal of
the censure.

PERSHING RIFLES-Company D-3, the University's Pershing
Rifles company, will host an invitational drill meet here Saturday.
Eight teams will participate in the meet, including those from Ohio
State and Purdue, as well as the University's Air Force drill team.
ROTC Rifle Group To Host
Djril Meet Here Saturday

Pershing Rifles, Company D-3,
P/R, will host the third annual
Michigan Invitational Drill Meet
Saturday at Yost Field House.
Pershing Rifles consists of
freshman and sophomore ROTC
student in the Army, Navy and
Air Force.
As an added attraction, Com-
pany A-1, Pershing Rifles com-

pany from Ohio State University
will present a Civil War squad ex-
hibition. The men will be dressed
in uniforms of the period and
carry old Springfield muskets.
Eight teams will be participat-
ing in the meet, including the
Purdue University squad and the
University's Air Force drill team.

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