THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September 5, 1974
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Graffiti plagues janitors
Advocates counsel minorities
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"I break my back trying to '
keep the place clean,' she says,
"and the minute I turn my
back, the garbage pops upl
SOMETIMES, local graffiti
has even bordered on vandalism;
such as when Ohio State fans
spray-painted several Univer-
sity buildings on the eve of the
Ohio-Michigan football game
Most grafitti, however, is rel-
atively harmless and is usually
scrawled in comparatively ob-
scure places. Many people find
the messages and spithets that
cover many lavatory stalls en-
Often, University restroomI
are decorated with messages in-
dicating the toilet paper dis-
pensers declaring - "U-M di-
ploma, take one."
ANOTHER POPULAR saying
adorning john walls is, "The
more you cultivate people, the
more you turn up clods."
Social scientists have often
tried to explain the urge which
gives rise to wall writings. One
anthropologist relates wall writ-
ing to one's primitive urge to
stake out territory.
In recent weeks, a University
psychologist has been leaving
wall messages at various cam-
pus location requesting grafit-
ti artists to explain their ac-
tions. If interested, call 668-
Frequently, when minority students en-
counter personal or academic problems at
the University, they find traditional coun-
seling channels inadequate.
Because of the specialized needs of
blacks, Chicanos, Native Americans and
gay students, the University responded to
student pressure three years ago and es-
tablished the advocates office.
HOUSED IN the Office of Special Serv-
ices and Programs on the third floor of
the Union, the advocates provide much
more for their constituency than simply
The six advocates help recruit minority
students, offer support and direction to
their constituency's organizations, and
fight discrimination and stereotyping in
and out of the classroom.
Richard Garland, the black advocate,
looks into many of the problems and is-
sues confronting black students, who
:omprise seven per cent of the total en-
According to him, racial discrimination
in the classroom is one of the primary
problems facing blacks. In some cases,
Garland has helped students in bringing
their plights before the courts.
ALL OF THE advocates have at their
disposal dimited funds to provide their
constituency with financial assistance. The
money is sometimes channeled into stu-
dent organizations who sponsor activities
for minority. students.
The two other ethnic advocates, Moose
Pamp (Native American) and Arturo
Nelson (Chicano) spend a great deal of
time recruiting minority students and
counseling their constituency.
Pamp, Nelson, and Garland also helped
organize a Third World Peojle's Solidarity
Conference last February that brought
Angela Davis, black activist and Clyde
Bellacourt, co-founder of the American
Indian Movement to speak on campus.
THE CONFERENCE also focused on
workshops to help minority students rec-
ognize and confront the problems of racial
Jackie Bailey and Jim Toy, the Human
Sexuality (Gay) Advocates provide al-
most round-the-clock counseling services
for lesbians and homosexuals. Through the
Gay Hotline (761-2044), either Toy or an-
other counselor can be reached 24 hours
a day for crisis counseling and referral
According to Toy, the oppression of gay
people is social, legal and psychological-
and that this oppression demans an ad-
vocacy for the rights of gay people.
THEIR SERVICES include counseling,
educating, and organizing. Both Bailey and
Toy help the gay community voice its
concern about its oppression and institute
action to relieve this, oppression.
They have helped organize gay dances
and an annual event called Gay Pride
Week which features both social and edu-
cational events pertaining to homosexuals
The remaining advocate, Bob Stephens,
works in the field of educational innova-
tion. Most of his counseling duties center
around aiding students devise new educa-
tional programs and arranging various
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the nude - and occasionally were
forced. to mill around in groups, wait-
ing for the crowd to disperse suffic-
iently to let them through.
ANOTHER well publicized streakin
was held at the Centicore book-shop
on Maynard Street about a week lat-
er, when the proprietorsthere offered
of SO per cent discount to all streak-
The sale offered cheap books for
the streakers, cheap publicity for
the store, owners, and cheap thrills
for onlookers, attracting 40 streakers
and 100 spectators.
IIn general, the streaking patrons
didn't select books from any particu-
lar literary genre, but bought works
ranging from science fiction to seri-
Some nude buyers at the sale fran-
tically rushed about the store look-
ing for books in the true streaking
ethic, while other streakers casually
browsed through the shelves.
And then, of course, there were
he heroic, individual attempts all
over campus, too numerous to recount
Discounting the scholarly com-
ments from the social analysts and
cocktail party psychologists, about all
that can be said about streaking is
that it provided some people with a
temporary diversion from exams, job
pressures, and dormitory food.
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