The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 29, 1995 - 3
en James J. Duderstadt
retires in June to return to
nY the faculty, different mem-
>ers of the University community will
remember him in their own ways.
Some will remember him
fondly as the president who
increased diversity on
campus. Others will charge
that he whittled away at
Many will remember
Duderstadt as an innovative
leader. Technology always
seemed to fascinate
Duderstadt, who liked to
boast that he was the first
University president avail-
able to students and faculty
24 hours a day - via e-mail.
The next few pages look
back at the legacy ofJames
J. Duderstadt: the high
points, the low points and
the many ordinary days that
fell in between.
speaks at his
took office in
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UNIVERSITY NEWS AND
By Zachary M. Raimi
Daily Staff Reporter
One of President James J.
Duderstadt's biggest challenges during
his tenure as president was the issue of
deputized police, a challenge that led to
a number of student protests and rallies
over several years.
Cr e Stats
8fatistics from two types of crimes
durig Duderstadt's presidency.
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1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
In 1990, the
Task Force on
and Security is-
sued several rec-
on campus, includ-
ing deputization of
the police force.
two University law
ers were depu-
they carried guns
and made arrests.
Also in 1990, the
Daily in September 1988, just after as-
suming office, Duderstadt said, "I also,
however, believe student protest is a
very valuable component of an institu-
tion like this and is an important part of
Students took his words to heart.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1988, about
40 students stormed into Duderstadt's
office on the second floor ofthe Fleming
Administration Building, requesting a
meeting that never took place. The stu-
dents stayed there for 26 hours. During
the week, thousands of students rallied
and protested across the campus.
"The campus was mobilized," said
Andrew Levy, a former Daily news edi-
tor who was a student at the time. "The
Fleming Building turned into an armed
fortress. It was unlike anything I ever
saw before or after at the University."
After student protests stopped, the
University's police force was officially
deputized under the authority of the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office on
Jan. 1, 1991.
Then, in February 1992, the Univer-
sity Board of Regents voted to assume
control of the police force's authority.
Once again, students protested, forcing
the regents to relocate their meeting
and hold it in closed quarters.
"Some ofthe students tried to get into
the Fleming Building itself and the cops
showed up with clubs and there were
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
During his tenure, President James
J. Duderstadt has overseen the imple-
mentation of many policies - includ-
ing the Statement of Student Rights
The document serves as the
University's code of non-academic
conduct and has been an interim policy
since Jan. 1, 1993.
4' Before the code, the University had
two drafts of a Policy for Anti-Dis-
crimination and Discriminatory Ha-
FILEPHOTO rassment, and a drug and alcohol
Director The drug and alcohol policy was
A student waves victory after chalking the top of the Cube in protest.
arrests," recalled Pam Friedman, a 1994
University graduate. "I saw police
wielding weapons and I left."
Under Sherrif Michael Johnson said
yesterday that Duderstadt "was sup-
portive" of the transfer of power from
his department to the regents.
Since the transfer of power, the stu-
dent protests have died down, with most
rallies focusing on the Statement of
Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Ann Arbor Deputy Police Chief Craig
Roderick said yesterday that the trans-
fer of power "has been a benefit to the
city and the University."
Roderick said departments have avery
good relationship, helping each other
control crime throughout Ann Arbor.
Department of Public Safety1
state Legislature passed Public Act 120,
authorizing Michigan's public universi-
ties to deputize their police departments.
The University decided to act on the
report, sparking protests from students
who were concerned with the added
power that the University could hold
over them with a deputized police force.
In an interview with The Michigan
cf s at
Leo Heatly said Duderstadt was easy to
work with. "The president and the ex-
ecutive officers are very concerned with
creating a safe environment on the Uni-
versity of Michigan campus and have
been very supportive in our crime pre-
vention efforts," he said.
Since DPS has changed into regents'
hands, DPS spokeswoman Beth Hall
said that crime has decreased. "If you
take a look at crime on campus, it has
been steadily decreasingand we attribute
to several factors," Hall said, including:
more officers and more emphasis on
crime prevention and education.
Daily News Editor Lisa Dines
contributed to this report.
drafted to meet
neededto be inef-
fect by Oct. 1,
for Student Af-
fairs Maureen A.
Hartford said the
policies were is-
sued in the late
I 980s in response
to racial problems
sity tried to ad-
dress (those is-
"It was a policy1
April 1988 - Regents approve a
speech code to deal with cases of
harassment and discrimination.
August 1989 - Policy struck down
September 1989- Duderstadt says
he will use his power under
Regent Bylaw 2.01 to discipline
students in cases of harassment
February 1990 - University
announces intention to create a
code of non-academic conduict.
January 1993 - Code implemented.
April 1995 - Regents demand the
policy be rewritten.
that a lot of people
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during the Ouderstadt presidency.C
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has been a
By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
President James J. Duderstadt will leave many
accomplishments behind when he resigns, but the
Michigan Mandate will be one of the most signifi-
The program, which was implemented in 1987
when Duderstadt was provost, aims at increasing
the number of minority students, faculty and staff
at the University to better reflect society.
While critics over the last six years have tried to
devalue efforts of the mandate, University statis-
tics show that Duderstadt's plan has been highly
successful in achieving its goal.
"We have gone from under 5,000 students of
color (13.5 percent) in the fall of 1988 to just
about 8,000 (24.2 percent) in the fall of 1994,"
said John Matlock, assistant vice provost and
director of the Office of Academic and
Multicultural Issues. "This isa reflection of Presi-
dent Diderstadt's leadershin and it incluides the
5 5.4% 1.2%6 0 .4% 2.8% 4.2%
Multicultural University in May 1994 charged
Duderstadt's plan with being an unfulfilled dream
after six years of its implementation. But even
then, there were questions about how to measure
Matlock said the increase in minority enroll-
ment and the enrollment of international students
may bring the level of the two groups up to one
third of the student population, something he con-
siders as a major success.
"This is a very different place than it was 15
years ago," Matlock said. "There is a richness and
a feeling of change on the campus that was not
there before. I just hope that the institutional com-
mitment to these ideas will io beyond one person."
By Scot Woods
Daily News Editor
Part of the legacy outgoing President James J. Duderstadt
leaves the University community is the Agenda for Women
- his broad-based initiative to improve the academic and
social climate for female faculty, staff and students.
The Agenda, announced April 15, 1994, is a philosophical
directive the administration has attempted to realize through a
variety of individual programs..
Under the umbrella of the Agenda fall such projects as the
implementation of a sexual harassment policy, an effort to
increase numbers of female faculty and staff, the formation
ofa task force on violence against women and the Women in
Science and Engineering living-learning program.
"It's a very broad activity," Duderstadt told The Michigan
Daily last year. "I've spent a lot of time meeting with various
Duderstadt was lauded by colleagues for his participation in
a series of more than 30 "town meetings" over the past year to
promote and discuss the Agenda.
Associate Provost Susan Lipshutz said that through the
town meetings, "almost every woman (at the University) has
come to know about the Agenda."
were unhappy with," Hartford added.
The first draft of the policy was
struck down as unconstitutional.
When Duderstadt took office, the
only policy that was in place regarding
student conduct was the second draft
of the Policy for Anti-Discrimination
and Discriminatory Harassment.
"It's my responsibility for the cam-
pus and for protecting various ele-
ments of the campus in the absence of
any kind of rules or codes for student
behavior," Duderstadt said in 1990.
Hartford said Duderstadt acknowl-
edged the problems with the "hate
speech" policies and encouraged
Hartford's office to prepare a more
comprehensive policy - now the
Statement of Student Rights and Re-
The current interim policy has re-
ceived much criticism for being too