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One hundred five years of editorialfreedom

Tuesday
October 24, 1995

eltsin pledges to send Russian troops to Bosnia

[YDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) - In an
xpected move toward agreement,
sian President Boris Yeltsin pledged
resident Clinton yesterday that Rus-
troops would help enforce peace in
nia. But the two leaders remained
dlocked on the key question of
ther Russian forces would serve
er NATO command.
We have the responsibility to work
ther to make the peace work and we
do that," Clinton said after four
rs of talks at Franklin Roosevelt's
estral home overlooking the Hudson
er.
(eltsin, in an emotional statement,
I the talks defied negative forecasts
were "the friendliest meeting, the
t meeting, the most understandable

meeting."
Despite the declarations of friend-
ship and progress, the two leaders re-
fused to budge from opposite views on
how to structure a Bosnian peacekeep-
ing force in the event of a war-ending
agreement, senior administration offi-
cials said.
Yeltsin insisted that Russians would
not serve under NATO, the Western
military alliance initially formed against
Moscow. But for Clinton, having NATO
run the operation is essential.
The two leaders directed Defense
Secretary William Perry and Russian
Defense Minister Pavel Grachev to meet
this week to find a way to bridge the
dispute. "It's not a political impasse,
it's a military question," said a senior

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U.S. official who sat in on theetalks.
"Our position is that we're going to
have an operation that works," Clinton
said. "We want Russia to be involved in
it."
Yeltsin expressed confidence a solu-
tion would be found. "You are underes-
timating the presence of two such great
powers," he told reporters.
Clinton and Yeltsin summed up their
meeting at an impromptu news confer-

ence on the porch of Roosevelt's man-
sion, a site chosen to evoke the spirit of
World War II cooperation that united
Washington and Moscow. The grounds
of the estate - now a national historic
site -were ablaze with autumn color.
Clinton and Yeltsin talked very little
about NATO expansion eastward to-
ward Russia's borders, thereby bypass-
ing another contentious subject. Yeltsin
had warned Sunday that expanding
NATO eastward would risk new con-
frontation and divide Europe into two
blocs.
Looking for accord, they agreed to
work for a ban next year on all nuclear
tests and to improve security at Russian
nuclear sites to guard against theft of
weapons materials.

AP PHOTO
President Clinton breaks into laughter after Russian President Boris Yeltsin made
a comment about journalists at a news conference in Hyde Park, N.Y.

After a six-month effort b the code workgroup and the Office of Student Affairs, a draft has been made public.
The Board o Regents is sit to vote next month on whether the policy will become ...

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lased on values, draft
tresses case mediation

Me'st

Amy Klein
ly Staff Reporter
Taking strides to end a battle that has
ted I1 years, the Office of Academic
fairs has written a first draft of the
w Code of Student Conduct.
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
nt Flint Wainess released a copy of
draft to The Michigan Daily.
ainess said he gave the document to
Daily in an effort to solicit feed-
ck.
Vice President for Student Affairs
aureen A. Hartford said that unlike
st codes of non-academic conduct,
e proposed policy is based on values
d mediation.
"In the old document we tried to say,
his is not a speech code.' I hope we're
st that," Hartford said. "This is a
lue-based statement and we outline
ose values in there."
The Code would also encourage com-
aints to be addressed in mediation
oceedings with a resolution coordi-
tor, rather than being heard by a panel
jurors at the onset. A hearing before
e panel remains an option, but under
e new Code the panel would be ap-
inted by each school's student gov-
ment instead of random selection.
In the upcoming weeks, Hartford will
rculate the Code throughout the Uni-
rsity community, gathering reactions
d input from faculty, staff and stu-
ents.
The revised Code is scheduled to be
oted on by the University Board of
egents at its November meeting. If
dopted, the Code will replace the State-
ent of Student Rights and Responsi-
ilities, which has been the interim
olicy on non-academic conduct since
an. 1, 1993.
Hartford. whom the board asked to
reate a less legalistic, more concise
ocument, said she feels the new Code
ves up to the regents' requests.
"Would I have written it exactly like
is?" Hartford asked. "No. But that's
K because it's not my document to
rite. I think it responds very well to
hat the regents asked for."
Consistent with past policy, the Code
vas sent to the University's attorneys
ast week for legal opinions and feed-
ack.
"When the previous code was drafted,
he same thing happened," said Elsa
Zole, general counsel for the Univer-
sity. "We mark where things are un-
slear. (This time) we asked them to
:larify five or six words."
Hartford formed a code workgroup
See CODE, Page 13

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An emphasis on mediation
rather than on punitive
measures.
Narrowing the scope of the
Code from 30 miles to "the
city of Ann Arbor," with
exceptions.

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The text of the new policy
is printed, in full.
--- Page 12.
A flow chart of the way the
current code and the new
draft handle complaints,
sanctions and appeals.
A timeline detailing the
history of the University's
policies, including speech
codes, anti-discrimination
policies and the protests
that surrounded them.
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Specifying that only
students, -faculty and staff
are allowed to press
charges under the Code.
Eliminating the process of
randomly selected
panelists. Instead, each
school's student
government would appoint a
number of the panelists
proportional to that
school's enrollment.
Four new sanctions,
including a designated
period of disciplinary
probation, restriction from
employment at the
University, completion of an
educational project, and a
restriction from entering
University areas and
contacting certain persons.

Shapiro
gives view
of ideal
education
By Jeff Eldridge
and Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporters
Harold T. Shapiro, a former Univer-
sity president and current president of
Princeton University, returned to Ann
Arbor yesterday and presented his con-
cepts of an ideal undergraduate, liberal
arts education to the faculty's Senate
Assembly.
"As we look ahead, do we see a
radically new university emerging?"
Shapiro asked the assembly.
Using the
Internet as an ex-
ample of the cur-
rent era's techno-
logical upheaval.
Shapiroanalyzedawy .
university's need
to change. He
called such com-
munications ad-
vances useful
supplements to the Shapiro
more traditional
form of undergraduate education.
"Change, as always, will notbeeasy,
and it is certain to be alienating to
some of those who have strong, mean-
ingful, and understandable attachments
to an earlier world," he said.
The functions and responsibilities of
higher education have changed, espe-
cially in recent years, Shapiro said.
"The aims of a liberal arts curricu-
lum are to achieve important educa-
tional objectives," Shapiro said, "such
as thebetter understanding of our
cultural inheritance, a better under-
standing of oneself, an examination
of the foundations of mathematics and
science."
Shapiro also stressed the need for
truly shaping university students into a
"certain type" of student, one with the
"capacity to make moral and political
choices that will give our individual
and joint lives greater and more com-
plete meaning."
Rebecca Zurier, associate profes-
sor of history of art, asked the speaker
his opinion on what universities can
truly offer their students in times of
change.
"Thoughtful change is extremely
important," Shapiro responded. "A uni-
versity is nothing if it's not an indepen-
dent center of thought."
Shapiro acknowledged the chal-
lenge of getting students to take ad-
vantage of their opportunities, but
clarified that faculty members have
great responsibility in the educational
process.
"If students think thinly on the way
in, that is their fault. If they think
thinly on the way out, its your fault,"
he added.

ACLU lawyer supports draft; professor cites problems
By Josh White that a student code is essential," Friedl said. "S
Daily Staff Reporter In$U$ inevitable that there will be a code. Rather
American Civil Liberties lawyer John Friedl said engage in a battle of having a code or not, we s]
he is impressed with the University's new Code draft, they$constitutional at least work to make the Code the best it canb
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despite years of fighting the University on behalf of
students' rights in relation to the code.
And while Elsa Cole, the University's general
counsel, also reacted positively to the draft, Joan
Lowenstein, a lecturer in communications who spe-
cializes in freedom of speech, says the code still
contains the same legal problems it has had in the past.
Friedl said the new document goes in the direction
of meeting the previous concerns the ACLU had with
the Code, and that the problems that remain are almost
trivial.
"My reaction to the new draft at this point is very
favorable," Friedl said. "I still have concerns with this
draft, but they are much less serious. With some
tinkering and fine-tuning, this is definitly something
that the ACLU could be very satisfied with."

protection. In the
University system, they
don't have squat" f
-Joan Lowenstein
Communication lecturer
In a letter to the University's Board of Regents last
month, Friedl expressed the ACLU's concerns with
the drafting of a new code, saying that if it were not
properly revised, it "would seriously compromise the
legal rights and civil liberties of students." Friedl said
he no longer has those worries.
"I think that the University has made up its mind

With a couple of exceptions, I think that, yes, we
are almost there."
Friedl said the problems he still has with the Code
draft are in the area of "Concurrent Legal and Code
Proceedings," or paragraph G of the Related Proce-
dures section of the proposed Code. While he says it
is an important improvement to allow a student to
delay the Code process while they face an outside
criminal or civil case, he said he feels a student should
not have to accept a suspension in the meantime
because the offense may not merit such a sanction.
He also cited the Violations section of the Code as
something he could "tear down," but said the clearly
defined criminal nature of the offenses listed is a step
in the right direction, away from ambiguous, non-
See LEGAL, Page 13

200 handicapped people
occupy state GOP ofce

Wilson endorses Dole,
won't go for No. 2 spot

LANSING (AP)-About 200 people
in wheelchairs or using crutches and
canes took over the headquarters of the

standoff with police.
They carried signs that read "Free
our people now" and "Up with personal

Los Angeles Times
WASH INGTON - California Gov.

hedroppedoutofthe race late lastmonth.
Senior Wilson political adviser Craig

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