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Image 1 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 29, 1969

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11 illS EC Tuesday Evening, April 29, 19C9 Vol. LX, No. 140 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON Action Pleases? Arouses; Students Move On Maxwell. Memorial Mall Faculty-Senat- e By DANA EWELL and LARRY DALE KEELING Assistant Managing Editors About 200 students Monday night decided to remain on the covered walkway of Maxwell Place until they were addressed by Interim President A.D. Kirwan or forced to leave, but the group disbanded about 3:30 a.m. this morning after moving to occupy 'Memorial Hall. camlocated, and Students were informed that pus police were milling about Memorial Hall is not now uni- the audience. At least one state policeman versity property, but is leased to the contractors now remodeling was also on campus. the structure. In answer to questions about The action was taken after the outside police, Ken Branden-burgabout 500 students at the amphiwith the dean of students theater were informed that the office, said no outside police on' University Senate tabled a reso- campus were there upon request lution recommending a reconsid- of the administration. eration by the administration of Administrative assistants were the restrictions on the four stu- viewing the activities and taking dents suspended after being ar- notes on the speakers and what rested April 13 on drug charges. they had to say. The Senate earlier passed a reReaction to the announcement vision to the present Student of the senate action on the Code Code, under which the four stu- revisions was enthusiastic, but dents were suspended, by a vote cautious. of 94 to 39. The announcement of the tabThe revision, endorsed by the led resolution, which occurred Arts and Sciences Council Mon- about 9:30, was explosive. day afternoon, shifts power from "The faculty copped out on us the vice president for student again," Thorn Pat Juul, a member affairs to the Appeals Board, of the student group steering comcomposed of three students and mittee, said. "Students got six faculty members. screwed over again." A revision of the Code was "Direct action has to be one of the two demands stu- taken," he said. "I'm going over dents formulated when they first to Maxwell Place to make sure he met in a mass rally April 23. Im- hears me." mediate reinstatement was the A small group of students other demand. immediately followed Juul, but Students began forming in the the majority of students remained, amphitheater behind Memorial in the amphitheater. A heated Hall about 6 p.m. discussion of the kind of action A light atmosphere prevailed, needed followed. with students playing frisbee, "You've got the revisions in telling jokes over themicrophone the code," Alvin Goldman, law, and playing records. The students said. "You've made a damn good sang "We Shall Overcome" and start. Don't blow it now." "The Times, They Are Guy Mendes, one of the movement originators, told the group The petitions, calling for re- that any disruptive action might instatement and circulated over jeopardize the passage of the the weekend, were collected with Code revisions when they come before the Board of Trustees. over 3,100 signatures. Tim Futrell, Student Govern-- 1 Security precautions were in evidence in the area of campus ment President, asked the students, amid boos and hissing, surrounding the students. Campus police were stationed to schedule a meeting with Dr. at the doors of McVey Hall, Kirwan for today. where the computer center is "The senate vote was the first plain-clothe- d ! h, i li J. ' f ii " f! ' ' i ; ' u positive vote you've had in your favor," he said. "Remember, the concrete action taken by the senate must be passed by the Board of Trustees. You can hurt the chances tonight." "I've been with you from the start," Dr. Thomas Olshewsky, philosophy, said. "And I've admired the organization and moderation you've had. If you turn into a mob, it nullifies all the grandeur of the last four days." A motion was then made and passed by the students to march peacefully around Maxwell Place and then to start an vigil at the Administration Building. The march never was carried out, however, as a division in the group became obvious upon the group's arrival at the president's home. The students who left the rally early had already taken their places upon the steps to the home. Students began to seep into the yards of the home, and the group on the steps grew to about all-nig- ht ' ll A1 , i . r. - ( I Maxwell mf .mV--afca- . 1 After several hours consideration, and while hundreds of students waited members voted overwhelmingly for each of four outside, faculty-senat- e proposed Student code changes. Kernel Photo By Dave Herman' Vote T'rH ' - i - ' When the faculty-senat- e tabled a resolution recommending of the student suspensions, angry dialogue led to a sleep-i- n in the Maxwell Place Covered walkway. Kernel Vhoio Uy Dav Herman students. About 11 p.m. the students still outside Maxwell Place rallied and decided to either join the group inside or remain outside while still supportingthe students inside. 100 Police Not Called Jack Hall, dean of students, informed the students inside Maxwell Place, that they would be given fromahalfhourtoanhour's notice before the police would be called. He did not, however, say that police definitely would be called. The students decided to leave the home if informed of the police arrival. Dr. Kirwan apparently was not at Maxwell Place during the confrontation. The senate voted down three amendments to the proposed Code revision before its final passage. The amendments would have, in effect, nullified the revisions. The senate voted to substitute the following for the last two paragraphs on page IS and the first paragraph on page 16 of the present Code. "The Committee realizes that there may be occasions when a student's presence constitutes a serious threat to the University community. The Committee believes, therefore, that the Vice President for Student Affairs and the University Appeals Board should be given the power to take certain safety precautions. The Committee recommends that the following procedure be followed in such situations. "In the event that the Vice President for Student Affairs has reasonable cause to believe that a student's presence will probably result in injury to himself, others, or University property if he is not immediately restricted, the Vice President may take such precautionary actions for a maximum of 43 hours as he considers necessary to protect members of the University community or its properties, including total exclusion from University property. Upon taking such action the Vice President shal1 notify the University Appeals Board. This Board is empowered to change or to ex tend the action of the Vice President, but it shall not prohibit the student from attending class, using the library, or fulfilling any responsibility that it may deem necessary for his academic work. "Such temporary precautions shall be enforced only for such time as the conditions requiring them exist. Accordingly, the circumstances shall be reviewed by the Board prior to every semester, and in addition, promptly after an appeal in writing from the student involved." Under the present Code, a student may be suspended for an indefinite period by the vice president for student affairs, and the Appeals Board acts only in an advisory capacity. Change Appeals Board The senate also voted to remove the vice president for student affairs from the .Appeals Board, on which he now sits and added three student and three faculty alternates to facilitate the The senate also voted to add the following to the 10th offense under the Code. A student shall not be subject to disciplinary action under this offense (misuse by a student of his position as a student, or of his right to use University property, to commit, or induce another student to commit, a serious violation of local, state or federal laws) in cases where charges against him are being brought in local, state or federal court." The provision, in effect, eliminates punishment by both the University and civil authorities. Dr. Stuart Forth, acting vice president for student affairs, outlined to the Senate just what temporary suspension, which is what is being used against the four students, means. Roughly, students are denied access to University property, but the suspension is not included in their pennanent records. Their professors are not notified by the Administration, but the students are asked to tell their professors of their suspension. The profev- Contlnued on l'aje 6, Col 1 "..

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